Live Seminar

Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish

Seminar

Date:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78727ER

Location:

Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown

304 W Colonial Dr

Orlando, FL 32801

$359.00

$349 / Each Additional

$339 / New Professional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • FL CLE - 7.00
  • OH CLE - 6.00

Program Description

Ensure a Favorable Finding for Your Client

An injury can impact the quality of someone's life for years to come - or permanently. Representing an injured party is an enormous responsibility. The techniques you use during a case will impact both your client's future well-being and your viability as a competent practitioner. Do you have the knowledge and skills you need to ensure a favorable outcome? At this information-packed seminar, you'll identify best practices for assessing a variety of personal injury cases, take a closer look at the statutes that govern liability and damages, and walk through the basics of settlement and litigation procedure. Whether this is your first case, or you just need a refresher, this is the course for you. Enroll today!

  • Build a solid foundation for your personal injury practice with an incisive overview of its key procedures and tactics.
  • Learn how to assess particular case types, including slip and fall, auto accident and product liability cases.
  • Get practical tips for conducting thorough investigations and productive interviews.
  • Come away with techniques for taking and defending depositions.
  • Understand the rules of evidence so yours doesn't get thrown out.
  • Find out how to determine when it's best to settle - and get the negotiating techniques you need for a favorable outcome.
  • Get a step-by-step overview of the personal injury trial and learn how to avoid the most common mistakes of new attorneys.

Who Should Attend

This basic level seminar will provide plaintiff personal injury attorneys, paralegals and other practitioners with practical strategies for handing personal injury cases.

Course Content

  1. Statutes Which Affect Liability Evaluation
  2. Understanding the Law of Damages
  3. Basics of Civil Practice and Procedure
  4. Ethical Considerations for the Plaintiff's Attorney
  5. Personal Injury Settlements
  6. Trial of the Plaintiff's Personal Injury Case

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State
CLE 7.00 -  FL*
CLE 6.00 -  OH*

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. STATUTES WHICH AFFECT LIABILITY EVALUATION
    9:00 - 10:00, John W. Dill
    1. Statutes of Limitation
    2. Automobile Accident Statutes
    3. Injuries on Recreational Lands
    4. Sovereign Immunity
  2. UNDERSTANDING THE LAW OF DAMAGES
    10:15 - 11:15, Michael F. Hancock
    1. Economic Damages
    2. Non-Economic Damages
    3. Wrongful Death and Survival Claims
  3. BASICS OF CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
    11:15 - 12:15, Kevin B. Woods
    1. Assessment of Particular Case Types - Interviews and Investigation
      1. Automobile Accident Cases
      2. Slip and Fall Cases
      3. Product Liability Cases
      4. Others
    2. The Discovery Process
      1. Written Discovery
      2. Informal Discovery Including Public Sources of Information
      3. Taking and Defending Depositions
      4. Social Media and Discovery
    3. Initial Court Filings
    4. Preparing Evidence Prior to Trial
      1. Understanding the Rules of Evidence
      2. Documentary Evidence
      3. Testamentary Evidence
      4. Demonstrative Evidence
  4. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY
    1:15 - 2:15, Kathryn E. Lee
    1. The Contingent Fee
    2. The Costs of Litigation - What is a Legitimate Cost?
    3. Advertising Legal Services
    4. Candor Toward the Tribunal
    5. Meritorious Claims and Contentions
    6. Conflicts of Interest in Plaintiff Cases
    7. Ethical Dangers of Using Social Media
  5. PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS
    2:15 - 3:15, John W. Dill
    1. Negotiation Techniques
    2. Mediation as a Settlement Tool
    3. Subrogation Interests
    4. Medicare Set-Asides
      1. CMS Update
      2. Recent Case Law
      3. Tips for Communicating with CMS
      4. Speeding up the Approval Process
    5. Structured Settlements
    6. Understanding the Joint Tortfeasor Release and Other Releases
  6. TRIAL OF THE PLAINTIFF'S PERSONAL INJURY CASE
    3:30 - 4:30, Kevin B. Woods
    1. How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes Made by New Attorneys
    2. Jury Selection - Voir Dire and Jury Questionnaires
    3. The Basics of an Opening Statement
    4. Presentation of Evidence
    5. Direct and Cross-Examination of Witnesses
    6. Use of Expert at Trial
    7. Proving Economic and Non-Economic Damages
    8. Delivering a Powerful Closing Argument
    9. Post-Trial Relief

JOHN W. DILL is an attorney with the Orlando firm of Morgan & Morgan PA, where his areas of practice include personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, and nursing home litigation. Mr. Dill is a board certified civil trial lawyer by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Dill earned his B.A. degree from the University of Florida and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law.

MICHAEL F. HANCOCK of Hancock Injury Attorneys, has excelled in personal injury litigation for more than 29 years, earning among other honors, membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, being named one of Florida’s Super Lawyers and one of Tampa’s Top Rated Lawyers. Most recently, Hancock Injury Attorneys was named 54th of the top 500 fastest growing law firms in the United States. For the past two years, Mr. Hancock has been honored to serve as president of the Carrollwood Bar Association. He is an active and supporting member of several other legal and business organizations, including Carrollwood Area Business Association, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Florida Justice Association and APITLAmerica. Mr. Hancock graduated from the University of Florida and South Texas College of Law.

KATHRYN E. LEE is an attorney with Harmon, Woods, & Parker P.A. She concentrates her practice on insurance coverage, appellate and personal injury. Ms. Lee is the author of "Discovery and Confidentiality Agreements" in the Stetson Journal of Advocacy and Law in 2015. Ms. Lee is a member of the Florida Justice and Hillsborough bar associations. She earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Florida State University School of Law; and her B.A. degree, magna cum laude with honors, from the University of North Florida.

KEVIN B. WOODS is an attorney with Harmon, Woods, & Parker P.A. Mr. Woods' litigation practice is focused in the areas of brain and spinal cord injury, wrongful death, and general civil litigation. He is board certified by The Florida Bar in the area of civil trial law. Mr. Woods earned his B.S. degree from the University of Florida and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law.

Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

Additionally, our team of credit specialists are here to answer your specific credit-related questions weekdays 7am - 5pm Central:

Phone: 866-240-1890

Email: credit@nbi-sems.com

Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

FL CLE: 7.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
Approved by The Florida Bar for a maximum of 7.0 general hours of CLER credit including 1.0 hour of ethics.


OH CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of attorney professional conduct instruction.


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