Live Seminar

Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish

Seminar

Date:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78728ER

Location:

Cobb Galleria Centre

2 Galleria Parkway Southeast

Atlanta, GA 30339

$359.00

$349 / Each Additional

$339 / New Professional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • GA CLE - 6.00

Other

  • Insurance - 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 – CLE: 6.00 *

Insurance – Insurance: 6.00 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. STATUTES WHICH AFFECT LIABILITY EVALUATION
    9:00 - 10:00, Maya Simmons Rogers
    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, Brian Mickelsen
    1. Economic Damages
    2. Non-Economic Damages
    3. Wrongful Death and Survival Claims
  3. BASICS OF CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
    11:15 - 12:15, Brian Mickelsen
    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, Briant Mildenhall
    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, Briant Mildenhall
    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, Jed D. Manton
    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

JED D. MANTON is a partner with the Atlanta law firm of Harris Lowry Manton LLP. He concentrates his practice in the areas of catastrophic injury, wrongful death, personal injury, truck accidents, aviation law, product liability, automobile accidents and injuries, and business cases. Mr. Manton frequently speaks at professional seminars on topics such as jury selection, trial strategy, and product defect recognition. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He is licensed to practice in the trial and appellate courts in Georgia, the Northern District of Georgia, and the Middle District of Georgia. Mr. Manton earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from Dartmouth College and his J.D. degree, with honors, from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.

BRIAN MICKELSEN is an attorney at Pratt Clay, LLC whose practice includes complex civil litigation, negligent security, and personal injury cases. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served as a Konduros leadership fellow and committee member, and participated in mock trial and moot court competitions. During law school, Mr. Mickelsen earned CALI Awards for product liability, trial advocacy, and advanced evidence and was a member of the dean’s list. In addition to clerking for several prominent plaintiff firms, he completed summer internships in Charleston, South Carolina and Chicago, Illinois at the prosecutor’s and public defender’s offices. Mr. Mickelsen enjoys working with people and helping them during a time of need. He is passionate about defending the rights of the injured and underrepresented against the powerful. Outside of his work, Mr. Mickelsen is dedicated to serving his community. He has organized and led voter registration drives throughout South Carolina. With a heart for helping those in need, he also spent two years in Argentina where he worked closely with community officials in providing food, shelter, and medical care to flood victims and organized the distribution of hundreds of wheelchairs to families.

BRIANT MILDENHALL joined Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC, in 2009. He focuses his practice in personal injury civil litigation involving trucking, automobile, aviation, and premises liability accidents. Mr. Mildenhall was admitted to practice law in Georgia in 2007. Prior to joining his present firm, he worked for a defense firm in Atlanta. Mr. Mildenhall earned his undergraduate degree in Russian and foreign literature from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Mr. Mildenhall is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Atlanta Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

MAYA SIMMONS ROGERS is the managing partner of Simmons Rogers, LLC. In this role, she serves as outside general counsel to a variety of businesses, including technology companies, fashion designers and influencers, retail stores, franchisees, and non-profits. As outside general counsel, she handles transactional, intellectual property, and litigation matters on behalf of her clients. She also represents clients in personal injury matters. Prior to founding Simmons Rogers, LLC, Ms. Simmons Rogers was able to gain extensive experience handling litigation and transactional matters for businesses in varying stages from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. As a strong believer in ADR, she has represented her clients in numerous arbitrations and mediations in addition to resolving disputes as an arbitrator and mediator. Ms. Simmons Rogers served on the executive board of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Board of Directors for the Refugee Women's Network, serving as treasurer for four years. In 2017, her firm began hosting free legal clinics in South Georgia featuring lawyers from across the state. As a result of her experience and service, she was recognized as one of The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Ms. Simmons Rogers earned her B.S. and M.B.A. degrees, both summa cum laude, from Florida A&M University; and her J.D. degree from The University of Michigan Law School.

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

GA CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This program is approved for 6.0 hours of continuing legal education credit with the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, which includes 1.0 hour of ethical considerations.


Insurance

GA INS: 6.00 Includes - Accident & Sickness: 6.00, Ethics: 1.00, Life: 6.00, Property/Casualty: 6.00
This course has been approved by the Georgia Insurance Department for 6.0 clock hours which includes 6.0 hours in the area of Life, 6.0 hours in the area of Accident & Sickness and 6.0 hours in the area of Property/Casualty.


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