12 hours MCLE Credit
Hang out your shingle with confidence! The Basics: Personal Injury gives you 12 hours of the concrete, practical guidance you’ve been looking for. From setting up your law office, to working with clients, to formulating your tactical strategies, The Basics will give you just that-the basics!-so you can hit the ground running.
1 hour MCLE Credit
Learn the secrets of insurance company operations such as reserve budgets and notices of representation to insurers. We discuss the basics of a typical negligence case (e.g., bodily injury, premises liability, criminal acts, and wrongful death claims) as well as some of the more tricky personal injury actions (e.g., government torts). The panelist also reviews issues arising from representing minors and those with incapacitation issues and how derivative claims can result in additional new business for you.
1.75 hours MCLE Credit
Learn how to draft a demand letter, how to turn your demand letter into a mediation brief, and how to turn your mediation brief into a trial brief. We also focus on mediation, including discussing the dos and don’ts of mediation briefs and what mediators are looking for in a brief. Our speaker shares strategies and tips that you can put to immediate use to achieve better results for your client. Learn all about the current requirements and practices in this area.
1.5 hours MCLE Credit
Resolving medical bill liens is an important part of any personal injury practice. Our panelists teach you the ins and outs of these subrogation rights and how to avoid committing malpractice when you deal with them. We also discuss the impact of automobile insurance, medical payments, and workers compensation insurance on these rights.
2 hours MCLE Credit
Learn the basics of deposition discovery practice (both taking and defending depositions) through a hands-on deposition college featuring the program attendees. The session also focuses on expert witnesses—how to hire them, handle them, and depose them.
1 hour MCLE Credit
Summary judgment motions are complex, particularly in the personal injury arena. Topics covered in this session include bringing and opposing these motions in cases involving premises liability, assumption of risk, and government torts. In addition to covering the procedure of the summary judgment process, we discuss what to do and when to do it, including the initial analysis: the cost and likelihood of success, whether you are positioned to oppose the motion, and what happens if you lose.
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