The Personal Injury Lawyer’s Guide to Virtual Events in the US: September 2020 Edition

Lawyers who enjoyed attending conferences and networking events before the pandemic may be missing the educational aspect, as well as the social aspect of spending with your colleagues and friends. Professional conferences are an opportunity to hear directly from industry leaders, break yourself out of your usual routine, and pick up new skills.

Thankfully, there are many options available for information-packed conferences and networking events you can attend remotely – and while virtual and Zoom socials are not the same, they can still help with staying connected. Growing your network helps with finding referral sources, mentors, new jobs, and building your personal brand.

Check out some upcoming virtual educational and networking events curated by Medchart team below:

USA-wide

September 9-11, 2020, 11am-4pm EST. American Association for Justice, Essential Trial Techniques College Webcast.

This three-day virtual trial advocacy college features faculty-led interactive workshops covering opening statements, direct and cross-examinations, and closing arguments.

Cost: $495 (members), $645 (non-members)

Register here  

September 17-October 1, 2020. American Association for Justice, Advanced Witness Preparation: The Psychology, Tools, and Methods of Bulletproofing and Empowering Witnesses.

Katherine James, author of Harvesting Witnesses’ Stories, and faculty lead you through her model of witness preparation to help maximize damages for your client.

Cost: $295 (members)

Register here

September 29, 2020 – 2pm-4pm EST. America Association for Justice, Back in the Courtroom: Jury Trials During the Pandemic Webinar Series (Part 1).

Courts are reopening, and AAJ is here to answer your biggest questions. AAJ members recount their personal experiences conducting jury trials during COVID-19 and will share: 1) What it’s like to be back in the courtroom during a pandemic? 2) What safety precautions were implemented? 3) Was any of the trial conducted virtually? 4) What was the overall sentiment of the jurors?

Cost: $49 (members)

Register here

California

September 3rd, 2020 – 12pm-1:15pm PST. Consumer Attorneys of California, Using Demonstrative Aids in Trucking Cases: Avoid Potential Hurdles to Admissibility.

Demonstrative evidence is particularly important in truck crash cases. Trucking regulations, industry practices and the physics in play when an 80,000-pound vehicle is involved in a crash are foreign to most jurors. Presenting an effective truck crash case often requires a visual component. Be prepared to use demonstrative aids effectively in your trucking case. Tim Semelroth will define demonstrative aids and the broad purposes for which they can be offered. He will discuss the rules governing their admissibility and will dive into rules on disclosure of demonstrative evidence prepared by and for expert witnesses.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 4th, 2020 – 9am-10.15am PST. Consumer Attorneys of California, How to Handle Defense Objections During Depositions: Combine the Law with Techniques.

When faced with objection roadblocks from defense counsel during depositions, the key to effectively handling them is to understand the interplay among relevant rules of procedure and evidence. Learn to recognize when opposing counsel isn’t playing by the rules and what to do about it. Sach Oliver practices exclusively in catastrophic injury and death cases and is a frequent speaker for AAJ and state trial lawyer associations. Mark Kosieradzki is recognized as an authority on deposition technique, strategy and law. His 40-year career includes a landmark civil rights case that resulted in application of section 1983 protections to detainees and work on sexual abuse featured in a CNN series on Rape in Nursing Homes.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 8th, 2020 – 12pm-1.15pm PST. Consumer Attorneys of California, PI: 101 Series- How To Work Up Your Case From Sign-Up To Trial - "I filed the case, now what?"

In this series of 3 webinars, you’ll hear leading attorneys share their secrets on effectively working up cases pre-litigation, during litigation, and into trial. In this session, you’ll learn the steps of working up your case toward trial. The foundation for every great multi-million dollar verdict is often laid in the early stages of the litigation process. We'll provide effective tips in working up your case and managing your clients' injuries all with an eye towards trial.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 10th, 2020 – 12pm-1.15pm PST. Consumer Attorneys of California, Online Focus Groups: How To Generate More Predictable Results at Lower Cost.

Focus groups can help you uncover the good, the bad, and the ugly about your case. Options for focus groups have expanded from traditional in-person groups of 10-15 people to 100, 200 or more online participants. This presentation will help you understand which focus group option is best for your case and what you can expect from each of these three options. Presenting the webinar are Jack Denove, a trial lawyer who has tried over 150 civil trials to verdict, and Chris Denove, attorney and professional opinion researcher who has conducted hundreds of focus groups for attorneys and product manufacturers.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 17, 2020 – 12pm-1.15pm PST. Consumer Attorneys of California, Using Video in Litigation and Trials: What Has Been and What is to Come.

Learn tried and true tips for using video, as well as how the use of video in litigation is emerging as a result of COVID-19. The presentation will cover the Prerecorded Videotaped Trial, video transmissions for pre-trial proceedings, video in mediations, remote juries, remote testimony from live witnesses, rules governing live transmissions from remote locations, the use of pre-recorded testimony in a video trial and more.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 18th, 2020 – 12pm-1pm PST. Consumer Attorneys of California, Using Technology To Resolve Cases: Remote Settlement Preparations.

Using remote solutions to resolve cases and bringing in a settlement planner early in the process for the benefit of plaintiff and attorney. Presented by Greyson Goody and Traci Kaas.

Cost: FREE (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 29, 2020 – 12pm-1:15pm PST. Consumer Attorneys of California, PI: 101 Series- How To Work Up Your Case From Sign-Up To Trial - "Trial is next month, now what?"

In this series of 3 webinars, you’ll hear leading attorneys share their secrets on effectively working up cases pre-litigation, during litigation, and into trial. In this session, you’ll learn practical and battle-tested tips and tricks to ensure your case is ready for trial. Whether you've never tried a case or have more than fifty verdicts under your belt this program will ensure you and your staff are ready to rumble at trial.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

Illinois  

September 2nd, 2020 – 4pm CDT. The Chicago Bar Association, Designing Remote Pro Bono Programs: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices.

Join local and national legal aid and law firm experts in pro bono program design to discuss best practices in designing remote pro bono programs for the COVID-19 era and beyond. Learn more about how to design a pro bono program that works for the client, volunteer, and legal aid organization, including outreach and recruitment, training and support, service delivery, and even the nitty gritty of technology and timing. 

Register here

September 10, 2020 – 11.30am CDT. The Chicago Bar Association, COVID & Chaos: 3 Steps To Fight Hackers – and WIN!

The remote work environment ushered in by the pandemic has brought home the significance of having strong cybersecurity practices in place to protect your firm while work moves outside the confines of the office. This seminar will outline the orchestration of security layers necessary to secure your law firm and how to properly manage your information technology throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Register here  

September 21 & 22, 2020 – 10am-12pm CDT. Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Lessons Learned From Quarantine (two parts).

Details to come soon.

September 22, 2020 – 12pm-1pm CDT. Illinois State Bar Association, Drowning In Email: An Outlook Power Hour.

Lawyers and staff are drowning in email, and many feel helpless when trying to get it under control. This webinar covers how to use Outlook’s feature set to efficiently store, organize email and attachments, and successfully deal with high email volume. You’ll also learn how to fix Outlook’s default settings for email, calendar, contacts and tasks.  

Cost: $25 (members)

Register here

September 22, 2020 – 3pm CDT. The Chicago Bar Association, Jury Trials in a Remote World.

As jury trials slowly return to Chicago, the process is bound to undergo myriad changes in order to keep all participants safe in the wake of the pandemic. In this seminar, you’ll have two experienced litigators on hand to provide anecdotes about their experiences surrounding remote proceedings to date, as well as to predict what the landscape of jury trials might look like in the near future.

Register here

September 23, 2020 – 12pm-1pm CDT. Illinois State Bar Association, Ethics in Marketing.

Join this webinar for an in-depth look at the rules guiding the ethics of attorney marketing in Illinois, as well as how those rules are implemented. Topics include: Rule 1.6 (Confidentiality of Information); Rule 7.1 (Communications Concerning a Lawyer’s Services); Rule 7.2 (Advertising); Rule 7.3 (Solicitation of Clients); Rule 7.4 (Communication of Field of Practice and Specialization); Rule 7.5 (Firm Names and Letterheads); and Rule 8.5 (Disciplinary Authority).  

Cost: $30 (members), $50 (non-members), FREE for law students

Register here

September 24, 2020 – 3.30pm CDT. The Chicago Bar Association, How To… Conduct Depositions Online In The Wake Of COVID-19.

As Chicago slowly starts to reopen after the months-long shutdown surrounding COVID-19, are you prepared to move your depositions forward online? Beware: it takes more than a webcam and an Internet connection to safely and securely undertake the process. This seminar will allow you to witness first-hand how important cloud-based functions work in remote depositions, such as real-time transcription of the testimony, electronic exhibits, remote swear-ins, and more.

Register here

 

September 29, 2020 – 12pm-1.30pm CDT. Illinois State Bar Association, Decisions and Diversity: How Our Minds And Experiences Sustain Bias And What To Do About It.

Join this webinar for an in-depth look at how we come to think about others, make judgement of people and situations, and otherwise think and behave in ways that are potentially influenced by bias. The program discusses attorney’s interactions with clients, colleagues, and others in the legal profession, while also offering helpful strategies for addressing and preventing the undue influence of bias both in and out of the workplace.

Cost: $45 (members), $75 (non-members), FREE for law students

Register here

Louisiana

September 3, 2020 – 2pm-3.15pm CDT. Louisiana Association for Justice, Using Demonstrative Aids in Trucking Cases: Avoid Potential Hurdles to Admissibility.

Demonstrative evidence is particularly important in truck crash cases. Trucking regulations, industry practices and the physics in play when an 80,000-pound vehicle is involved in a crash are foreign to most jurors. Presenting an effective truck crash case often requires a visual component. Tim Semelroth will define demonstrative aids and the broad purposes for which they can be offered. He will discuss the rules governing their admissibility and will dive into rules on disclosure of demonstrative evidence prepared by and for expert witnesses.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 4, 2020 – 11am-12.15pm CDT. Louisiana Association for Justice, How to Handle Defense Objections During Depositions: Combine the Law with Techniques.

When faced with objection roadblocks from defense counsel during depositions, the key to effectively handling them is to understand the interplay among relevant rules of procedure and evidence. Learn to recognize when opposing counsel isn’t playing by the rules and what to do about it. Sach Oliver practices exclusively in catastrophic injury and death cases and is a frequent speaker for AAJ and state trial lawyer associations. Mark Kosieradzki is recognized as an authority on deposition technique, strategy and law.  

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 17, 2020 – 2pm-3.15pm CDT. Louisiana Association for Justice, Using Video in Litigation and Trials: What Has Been and What is to Come.

Learn tried and true tips for using video, as well as how the use of video in litigation is emerging as a result of COVID-19. The presentation will cover the Prerecorded Videotaped Trial, video transmissions for pre-trial proceedings, video in mediations, remote juries, remote testimony from live witnesses, rules governing live transmissions from remote locations, the use of pre-recorded testimony in a video trial and more.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 30, 2020 – 2pm-3.15pm CDT. Louisiana Association for Justice, The MSA Assembly Line: Building the Best Medicare Protection Plan.

Protecting a client’s future Medicare eligibility does not happen automatically. It takes work by skilled practitioners to craft the proper plan to identify whether an MSA issue exists, quantify the proper amount of the MSA, determine the most advantageous funding vehicle for the MSA and employ the proper administrative techniques to ensure the MSA is spent down and exhausted appropriately Join John Cattie, Ken Paradis and Porter Leslie as they discuss how to build the best Medicare protection plan for your clients.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

New Jersey

September 3rd, 2020 – 3pm-4:15pm EST. New Jersey Association for Justice, Using Demonstrative Aids in Trucking Cases: Avoid Potential Hurdles to Admissibility.

Demonstrative evidence is particularly important in truck crash cases. Trucking regulations, industry practices and the physics in play when an 80,000-pound vehicle is involved in a crash are foreign to most jurors. Presenting an effective truck crash case often requires a visual component. Be prepared to use demonstrative aids effectively in your trucking case. Tim Semelroth will define demonstrative aids and the broad purposes for which they can be offered. He will discuss the rules governing their admissibility and will dive into rules on disclosure of demonstrative evidence prepared by and for expert witnesses.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 4th, 2020 – 12pm-1.15pm EST. New Jersey Association for Justice, How to Handle Defense Objections During Depositions: Combine the Law with Techniques.

When faced with objection roadblocks from defense counsel during depositions, the key to effectively handling them is to understand the interplay among relevant rules of procedure and evidence. Learn to recognize when opposing counsel isn’t playing by the rules and what to do about it. Sach Oliver practices exclusively in catastrophic injury and death cases and is a frequent speaker for AAJ and state trial lawyer associations. Mark Kosieradzki is recognized as an authority on deposition technique, strategy and law. His 40-year career includes a landmark civil rights case that resulted in application of section 1983 protections to detainees and work on sexual abuse featured in a CNN series on Rape in Nursing Homes.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 8th, 2020 – 3pm-4.15pm EST. New Jersey Association for Justice, PI: 101 Series- How To Work Up Your Case From Sign-Up To Trial - "I filed the case, now what?"

In this series of 3 webinars, you’ll hear leading attorneys share their secrets on effectively working up cases pre-litigation, during litigation, and into trial. In this session, you’ll learn the steps of working up your case toward trial. The foundation for every great multi-million dollar verdict is often laid in the early stages of the litigation process. We'll provide effective tips in working up your case and managing your clients' injuries all with an eye towards trial.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 10th, 2020 – 3pm-4.15pm EST. New Jersey Association for Justice, Online Focus Groups: How To Generate More Predictable Results at Lower Cost.

Focus groups can help you uncover the good, the bad, and the ugly about your case. Options for focus groups have expanded from traditional in-person groups of 10-15 people to 100, 200 or more online participants. This presentation will help you understand which focus group option is best for your case and what you can expect from each of these three options. Presenting the webinar are Jack Denove, a trial lawyer who has tried over 150 civil trials to verdict, and Chris Denove, attorney and professional opinion researcher who has conducted hundreds of focus groups for attorneys and product manufacturers.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 17, 2020 – 3pm-4.15pm EST. New Jersey Association for Justice, Using Video in Litigation and Trials: What Has Been and What is to Come.

Learn tried and true tips for using video, as well as how the use of video in litigation is emerging as a result of COVID-19. The presentation will cover the Prerecorded Videotaped Trial, video transmissions for pre-trial proceedings, video in mediations, remote juries, remote testimony from live witnesses, rules governing live transmissions from remote locations, the use of pre-recorded testimony in a video trial and more.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 29, 2020 – 3pm-4:15pm EST. New Jersey Association for Justice, PI: 101 Series- How To Work Up Your Case From Sign-Up To Trial - "Trial is next month, now what?"

In this series of 3 webinars, you’ll hear leading attorneys share their secrets on effectively working up cases pre-litigation, during litigation, and into trial. In this session, you’ll learn practical and battle-tested tips and tricks to ensure your case is ready for trial. Whether you've never tried a case or have more than fifty verdicts under your belt this program will ensure you and your staff are ready to rumble at trial.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 30, 2020 – 3pm-4.15pm EST. New Jersey Association for Justice, The MSA Assembly Line: Building the Best Medicare Protection Plan.

Protecting a client’s future Medicare eligibility does not happen automatically. It takes work by skilled practitioners to craft the proper plan to identify whether an MSA issue exists, quantify the proper amount of the MSA, determine the most advantageous funding vehicle for the MSA and employ the proper administrative techniques to ensure the MSA is spent down and exhausted appropriately Join John Cattie, Ken Paradis and Porter Leslie as they discuss how to build the best Medicare protection plan for your clients.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

 

New York

September 3, 2020 – 2pm-4pm EST. New York State Bar Association, Preparing Your Case File: Evaluating Discovery, Discovery Motions & Subpoenas – NYSBA Trial Academy Virtual Conference.

Presented by Eric Sills and Jean Marie Westlake.  

Cost: $100 (members), $200 (non-members)

Register here

September 10, 2020 – 12pm-1.30pm EST. New York State Bar Association, The Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence And Issues Of Bias.

Today, data-driven decisions are used in everything from credit to education to housing to employment to policing and beyond. This 90-minute session will cover what AI is, how it works, different ways AI is being used today in the legal industry, and some of the challenges with AI, focusing, in particular, on the issue of bias.  

Cost: $50 (members), $150 (non-members)

Register here

September 14, 2020 – 9am-1pm EST. New York State Bar Association, Solos and Small Lawyers Conference Part One: Your Firm.

Part one of the Solos and Small Firm Lawyers Conference focuses on the firm and is built around the assumption that as a busy lawyer doing client work plus administrative tasks, there is sometimes not enough time for new business development and management. Topics addressed: Creating a Client-Centric Firm: Applying the NYS Rules of Professional Conduct, Technology Options for Managing a Remote Workforce: Ideas and Apps for Law Firms, Tech-Enhanced Options for Law Firm Billing – Get Paid Faster, and COVID-19 Update – Employment Rules & Requirements

Cost: $95 (members), $195 (non-members)

Register here

September 17, 2020 – 2pm-4pm EST. New York State Bar Association, Making Objections And Rules of Evidence – NYSBA Trial Academy Virtual Conference.

What are objections and how you use them to help win your case is the theme of the presentation. When to object and more importantly when not to object (your strategy) and how to select the correct objection based upon the rules of evidence (the law) is a topic.  

Cost: $100 (members), $200 (non-members)

Register here

September 23, 2020 – 12pm-1pm EST. New York State Bar Association, Biometrics, Facial Recognition & Autonomous Vehicles.

As biometrics and facial recognition technology become more prevalent, concerns about the privacy and security of the data they generate increase. Similarly, as Level 4 autonomous vehicles take to the road and with predictions of vehicles with Level 5 technology becoming available in the next few years, more attention is being focused on the amount of geolocation and other sensitive data associated with these vehicles and related security issues. This program will discuss the data collected by these emerging technologies, the state of the law and regulations applicable to them, and cybersecurity guidance and best practices.

Cost: $50 (members), $150 (non-members)

Register here

September 23, 2020 – 1pm-2pm EST. New York State Bar Association, Employment Handbooks: Updating and Addressing COVID-19.

During this one-hour program, you will gain important tools and information for updating your employee handbook, policies, and procedures in light of COVID-19, including sick leave policies under state legislation; vacation and travel policies; remote work/teleworking policies; disaster preparedness/contingency plans; and office logistics.  

Cost: $50 (members), $150 (non-members)

Register here

September 24, 2020 – 12pm-1pm EST. New York State Bar Association, Apple Vs. Android: What Works Best In Your Law Practice.

In this program you will learn a broad overview of the electronic ecosystems you might employ when operating your practice. Whether your goal is to maximize productivity, reduce costs, maintain the broadest compatibility or keep everything simple and easy to use, this course will address the pros and cons of each option. The hosts will discuss an all Apple ecosystem and compare it to one run off of PCs and supplemented with Android and chrome OS devices.  

Cost: $50 (members), $150 (non-members)

Register here

September 25, 2020 – 9am-1pm EST. New York State Bar Association, Risk Management for Lawyers.

Designed for all practicing attorneys regardless of their level of expertise, this program will provide practical tips to help improve your practice and lessen the possibility of a malpractice claim or grievance. The program includes an overview of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, disciplinary rules, recent developments and cases of interest.

Cost: $150 (members), $250 (non-members)

Register here

September 29, 2020 – 12pm-1pm EST. New York State Bar Association, The New York SHIELD ACT: Ethics, Requirements, & Technology Compliance For New York Lawyers.

This program provides an overview of the scope of the SHIELD ACT, the new information security requirements, penalties for breach, applicable legal ethical principles, and types of products available to the legal sector to assist in compliance with the SHIELD Act’s reasonable security requirement. Join for a succinct presentation covering the statutory, ethical, and cybersecurity issues posed by the SHIELD Act accessible to highly technological lawyers as well as tech wary legal practitioners.  

Cost: $50 (members), $150 (non-members)

Register here

Texas

September 3, 2020 – 9am-5pm CDT. Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Car Wreck Virtual Seminar.

This all-day event includes 6.75 hours MCLE credit and features topics like Truck Crashes – Not Just a Big Car Wreck, Keeping Your Head When All About You Are Losing Theirs: Dealing Lowball Offers When COVID Closes the Courthouse, Uninsured Motorist Coverage – The Nuts and Bolts of Making the Claim and Trying the Case, and more.

Cost: $249 (member), FREE for law student members

Register here

September 11, 2020 – 11am-12pm CDT. Texas Trial Lawyers Association, New Changes To Expedited Actions and Discovery Rules.

Join this webinar featuring Jim Perdue Jr., TTLA President-Elect. Learn more about the details of changes and effects to consider.

Cost: FREE (members only)

Register here

September 18, 2020 – 11am-12pm CDT. Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Voter Protection Education Webinar.

Every day, trial lawyers fight for access to justice. Now is the time to use your skills and voice to protect the vote in the 2020 elections. Together, we will make sure this election is fair—and that every single vote is counted.  Join us for a special Texas Voter Protection webinar featuring AAJ Past President and AAJ Voter Protection Action Committee(VPAC) Co-Chair, Julie Braman Kane to learn about ways you and your colleagues can volunteer in the fight to protect the vote in Texas.

Cost: FREE (members only)

Register here

September 30, 2020 – 11am-12pm CDT. Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Preparing For Virtual Jurors.

Join TTLA Members Kellye Raymond and Chris Hamilton as they present on how to handle and prepare for remote juries differently than in-person juries.  

Cost: $79 (members)

Register here

Utah

September 3, 2020 – 2pm-3.15pm CDT. Utah Association for Justice, Using Demonstrative Aids in Trucking Cases: Avoid Potential Hurdles to Admissibility.

Demonstrative evidence is particularly important in truck crash cases. Trucking regulations, industry practices and the physics in play when an 80,000-pound vehicle is involved in a crash are foreign to most jurors. Presenting an effective truck crash case often requires a visual component. Tim Semelroth will define demonstrative aids and the broad purposes for which they can be offered. He will discuss the rules governing their admissibility and will dive into rules on disclosure of demonstrative evidence prepared by and for expert witnesses.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 4, 2020 – 11am-12.15pm CDT. Utah Association for Justice, How to Handle Defense Objections During Depositions: Combine the Law with Techniques.

When faced with objection roadblocks from defense counsel during depositions, the key to effectively handling them is to understand the interplay among relevant rules of procedure and evidence. Learn to recognize when opposing counsel isn’t playing by the rules and what to do about it. Sach Oliver practices exclusively in catastrophic injury and death cases and is a frequent speaker for AAJ and state trial lawyer associations. Mark Kosieradzki is recognized as an authority on deposition technique, strategy and law.  

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 8th, 2020 – 2pm-3.15pm CDT. Utah Association for Justice, PI: 101 Series- How To Work Up Your Case From Sign-Up To Trial - "I filed the case, now what?"

In this series of 3 webinars, you’ll hear leading attorneys share their secrets on effectively working up cases pre-litigation, during litigation, and into trial. In this session, you’ll learn the steps of working up your case toward trial. The foundation for every great multi-million dollar verdict is often laid in the early stages of the litigation process. We'll provide effective tips in working up your case and managing your clients' injuries all with an eye towards trial.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 10th, 2020 – 2pm-3.15pm CDT. Utah Association for Justice, Online Focus Groups: How To Generate More Predictable Results at Lower Cost.

Focus groups can help you uncover the good, the bad, and the ugly about your case. Options for focus groups have expanded from traditional in-person groups of 10-15 people to 100, 200 or more online participants. This presentation will help you understand which focus group option is best for your case and what you can expect from each of these three options. Presenting the webinar are Jack Denove, a trial lawyer who has tried over 150 civil trials to verdict, and Chris Denove, attorney and professional opinion researcher who has conducted hundreds of focus groups for attorneys and product manufacturers.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 17, 2020 – 2pm-3.15pm CDT. Utah Association for Justice, Using Video in Litigation and Trials: What Has Been and What is to Come.

Learn tried and true tips for using video, as well as how the use of video in litigation is emerging as a result of COVID-19. The presentation will cover the Prerecorded Videotaped Trial, video transmissions for pre-trial proceedings, video in mediations, remote juries, remote testimony from live witnesses, rules governing live transmissions from remote locations, the use of pre-recorded testimony in a video trial and more.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

September 29, 2020 – 2pm-3:15pm CDT. Utah Association for Justice, PI: 101 Series- How To Work Up Your Case From Sign-Up To Trial - "Trial is next month, now what?"

In this series of 3 webinars, you’ll hear leading attorneys share their secrets on effectively working up cases pre-litigation, during litigation, and into trial. In this session, you’ll learn practical and battle-tested tips and tricks to ensure your case is ready for trial. Whether you've never tried a case or have more than fifty verdicts under your belt this program will ensure you and your staff are ready to rumble at trial.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

 

September 30, 2020 – 2pm-3.15pm CDT. Utah Association for Justice, The MSA Assembly Line: Building the Best Medicare Protection Plan.

Protecting a client’s future Medicare eligibility does not happen automatically. It takes work by skilled practitioners to craft the proper plan to identify whether an MSA issue exists, quantify the proper amount of the MSA, determine the most advantageous funding vehicle for the MSA and employ the proper administrative techniques to ensure the MSA is spent down and exhausted appropriately Join John Cattie, Ken Paradis and Porter Leslie as they discuss how to build the best Medicare protection plan for your clients.

Cost: $99 (members), $129 (non-members)

Register here

Washington

September 23-25, 2020. Washington State Association for Justice, WSAJ 2020 Annual Meeting & Convention.

Join for WSAJ’s completely virtual 3-day Annual Convention. This convention covers following areas: products liability deskbook release; motor vehicle litigation; motor vehicles, ethics, and more.  

Cost: $550 (member)

Register here

Please check dates and times directly on association websites as this information may change.