Trial Skills & Fellowship CLE
Thu, October 22, 2020
9:30 AM to
Fri, October 23, 2020
3:45 PM CT
ATLA members register for $299. Non-members register for $399.
This event is included in the 2019-2020 ATLA Season Ticket. Ticket holders may register for free.
On-site registration the day of the seminar will add $50 to your registration.
2020 ATLA Fellowship & Trial Skills CLE
Location: The Vines Center, 1 Four H Way, Little Rock, AR 72223
Thursday, October 22, 2020
9:30am Welcome & Introductions
9:45-10:45 Cross Examination: Preparation, Delivery and Execution
Austin Easley, Esquire and John Houseal, Esquire
11:00-12:00 Identifying the Hidden Motor Carrier Case
Pete Kestner, Esquire
12:00-12:45 Lunch (sponsored by Milner Settlements)
12:45-1:45 The Role That Trial Sequencing & the Interplay with Jury Selection Plays in Telling the Winning Story
Eric Penn, Esquire
1:45-2:45 How to Settle Cases Without Ever Negotiating
Sam Aguiar, Esquire
3:00-4:00 OPening Statement-Beyond the "Roadmap"
Brett McDaniel, Esquire
4:00-5:00 The ABC's of TBI
Elizabeth A. Zwibel, Esquire
Friday, October 23, 2020
8:15am Convention Welcome & Introductions
8:30-10:00 How to Narrow Your Trial Down to 2-3 Days
Joe Fried, Esquire
10:15-11:45 Utilizing Your Jury Consultant at Trial – How Does It Really Work at Trial?
John Romano, Esquire
12:30-1:30 Art of Negotiations: How It Really Works to Negotiate Significant Outcomes
Sach Oliver, Esquire
1:30-2:30 You Want Me to Sign What?!?! The Ethical Considerations of Confidentiality in Releases and Protective Orders – Ethics Hour
Joseph Gates, Esquire
2:45-3:45 Narrative Focus Groups: Taking Your Trial Practice to the Next Level
Marc Johnston, Esquire
We are optimistic that this will be an in-person event as long as safety permits. We are excited to see you!
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Seminar closed to in-house or full-time insurance defense counsel. Refunds of CLE registration fees will not be granted to those who violate this policy and are asked to leave a program unless violator can provide proof to the association that he/she is not in-house or full-time counsel for an insurance company.
Refunds minus $50 processing fee will be made only if ATLA is notified before 5:00 pm, October 21, 2020. Those canceling without advance notice will not receive a refund. Substitution of eligible registrants is permitted.
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Thu, October 22, 2020
9:30 AM to
Fri, October 23, 2020
3:45 PM CT