||Registration and Continental Breakfast
||Welcome and Introduction
Jennifer Snyder Heis, Ulmer & Berne, Cincinnati, OH
Pamela Newsom Lee, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, Atlanta, GA
||Is Your Case a Candidate for a Nuclear Verdict?
In this talk we will assess the psychological, case-specific, and narrative framing factors associated with nuclear verdicts. Learn what common themes to look for to determine whether your case is a candidate for a nuclear verdict and what you can do to mitigate that risk.
Nick Polavin, Ph.D., Litigation Insights, Columbus, OH
||What To Do After the Nuclear Verdict: Appeal Strategies
Got appeal? Three skilled litigators and appellate advocates will discuss the prime time to engage appellate counsel in your cases, as well as address strategies for appeal when faced with nuclear verdicts.
Anelise Codrington, Drew, Eckl & Farnham, Atlanta, GA
Tillman Breckenridge, Breckenridge PLLC, Washington, D.C.
John Hare, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, PA
Sarah Spencer, Christensen & Jensen, P.C., Salt Lake City, UT
||High Exposure Technology and 3D Depictions at Trial
The juries of today are used to, and expecting, technology to play a part in your presentation to keep them interested, informed and engaged. Make those accident scenes come to life and really grab the attention of the jury, without being distracting, using 3D technology at trial.
Brad Mathison, Fearless Eye, Kansas City, MO
||Lunch (on your own)
||Defending Traumatic Brain Injuries
Successfully defending traumatic brain injury claims requires early detection, tailored discovery efforts, and an understanding of the science utilized by experts on both sides of the case. Katie will provide insights on how the defense team can best combat these prevalent claims, from pre-suit investigation through trial.
Katherine Strawbridge, Lewis Wagner, Indianapolis, IN
||Improv Fun and Fundamentals for Trial Lawyers
Improvisational theatre or “improv” is a performance style in which the performance is created on the spot and in the moment. Lawyers can learn from improv actors who are trained to think on their feet. High-pressure situations, such as oral arguments, trials, or intense negotiations, require attorneys to listen attentively, respond accordingly, and juggle many thoughts at the same time. This unique and interactive workshop will get lawyers to participate in improv games and to practice using those skills refined by actors that lawyers may find pertinent in their practice.
Cyndie M. Chang, Duane Morris LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Michelle Sugihara, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), Los Angeles, CA
||“Pro”-tips: Professional Athlete Principles for Pretrial Preparation of Lawyers, Witnesses, Insurance Representatives, and Parties
What can trial counsel learn from a counselor to professional athletes? How can attorneys prepare the cast of characters to perform at their peak throughout trial? Learn from a counselor for elite athletes tips for assessing the mental preparation of yourself and the trial “players,” and helping everyone rise to the occasion at trial. He also will teach you to evaluate performance like a pro, to help you improve your game and obtain better outcomes in the future.
Chris Turney, Turney LG, Kansas City, MO
Jeff Miner, LPC, M.Ed., Triumph Program, Kansas City, MO
||Committee Business Meeting (open to all)
Join colleagues and friends at selected restaurants for dinner (on your own).
||Premier Networking Event: Commonwealth
Join attendees from the Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar, Product Liability Conference, and Litigation Skills Seminar for a premier networking event at Commonwealth in downtown Las Vegas. Enjoy a unique venue with an iconic rooftop showcasing downtown Fremont Street views. Build your book of business and reconnect with colleagues while enjoying “Old World” Las Vegas at its best!
Registration for this event will be on the DRI seminar registration page. You will need to scroll down after the Questions to purchase a ticket. You must purchase your ticket by January 27, 2022.
*The cost is $100 per ticket and ticket is non-refundable. There’s a maximum of two tickets per person.