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Answer Bar: Taking Your Car Crash Case to Trial (Sep 2017)

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Session 1: Accident Reconstruction Deconstructed - Technology and resources available today can allow post-accident physical evidence to resolve many fact disputes about how an incident happened, who was at fault, and reveal potential gross negligence facts. Learn what top experts can do for the right case, what the law allows you to do with this information, and what reconstruction resources are available for more modest value cases.

Session 2: Storytelling and Themes Listen to an experienced practitioner share his stories and experiences on voir dire, trial themes, and opening and closing arguments.

Session 3: A View from the Bench - Hear guidance on how to handle jury trials, with emphasis on what needs to be done to ensure the jury is on your side.

Session 4: Developing a Winning Deposition Strategy - Learn the fail-safe tricks to ensure you have a winning strategy at depositions.

Session 5: Deposition Lessons Learned the Hard Way - Learn how depositions can make or break your case.

Session 6: Interactive Demonstration: Deposition How-To's - Identify problems, ask questions, and discuss the tricks and tips of the day!

Session 7: Nuts and Bolts When Deposing on Behalf of the Plaintiff - When representing the Plaintiff: essential steps for a successful deposition of defendant’s expert, a witness or the defendant.

Session 8: Overcoming the Problem Witness - Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative.

Session 9: Beating the Expert - Find out how to take an expert’s deposition—how to avoid being intimidated and how to set realistic, attainable goals when you depose the "expert."

Session 10: Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition - Discover effective techniques for getting the answers you need from an adverse witness.

Session 11: Witness Preparation - Witnesses win cases—and lose them. Learn how to keep your witness from giving it all up in a deposition and how to use the deposition to help prepare your witness to be a winner at trial.

Session 12: Dealing with Combative and Unscrupulous Lawyers - How to avoid intimidation and manage the disruptive, disreputable, and overly zealous lawyer in an ethical, civil, and professional manner.
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Total Credit Hours:
7.00     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

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1. Accident Reconstruction Deconstructed (Sep 2017)

Justin B. Demerath, Danny R. Phillips

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 7 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 1 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 1:

Accident Reconstruction Deconstructed (Sep 2017)

Technology and resources available today can allow post-accident physical evidence to resolve many fact disputes about how an incident happened, who was at fault, and reveal potential gross negligence facts. Learn what top experts can do for the right case, what the law allows you to do with this information, and what reconstruction resources are available for more modest value cases.  

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 The Car Crash Seminar

Justin B. Demerath, O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, PC - Austin, TX
Danny R. Phillips, Axiom Reconstruction, Inc. - Lucas, TX

2. Storytelling and Themes (Sep 2017)

Guy D. Choate

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Video (mp4) 35 mins
Audio (mp3) 35 mins
Paper (pdf) 13 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 2 — 35 mins, credit 0.50

Session 2:

Storytelling and Themes (Sep 2017)

Listen to an experienced practitioner share his stories and experiences on voir dire, trial themes, and opening and closing arguments. 

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 The Car Crash Seminar

Guy D. Choate, Webb, Stokes & Sparks, L.L.P. - San Angelo, TX

3. A View from the Bench (Sep 2017)

Hon. Eric Montgomery Shepperd

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Video (mp4) 37 mins
Audio (mp3) 37 mins
Slides (pdf) 22 pgs

SESSION 3 — 37 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

A View from the Bench (Sep 2017)

Hear guidance on how to handle jury trials, with emphasis on what needs to be done to ensure the jury is on your side.

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 The Car Crash Seminar

Hon. Eric Montgomery Shepperd, Travis County Court at Law No. 2 - Austin, TX

4. Developing a Winning Strategy (Sep 2017)

Shane Read

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Video (mp4) 48 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 1 pgs

SESSION 4 — 48 mins, credit 0.75

Session 4:

Developing a Winning Strategy (Sep 2017)

Learn the fail-safe tricks to ensure you have a winning strategy at depositions.

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Shane Read, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

5. Deposition Lessons Learned the Hard Way (Sep 2017)

Darrell L. Barger

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Video (mp4) 26 mins
Audio (mp3) 26 mins

SESSION 5 — 26 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Deposition Lessons Learned the Hard Way (Sep 2017)

Learn how depositions can make or break your case.

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Darrell L. Barger, Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer, L.L.P. - Houston, TX

6. Interactive Demonstration: Deposition How-To's (Sep 2017)

Paul N. Gold, Shane Read

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Video (mp4) 55 mins
Audio (mp3) 55 mins

SESSION 6 — 55 mins, credit 1.00

Session 6:

Interactive Demonstration: Deposition How-To's (Sep 2017)

Identify problems, ask questions, and discuss the tricks and tips of the day!

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Paul N. Gold, Aversano & Gold - Houston, TX
Shane Read, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

7. Nuts and Bolts When Deposing on Behalf of the Plaintiff (Sep 2017)

Linda Turley

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 13 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 7 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 7:

Nuts and Bolts When Deposing on Behalf of the Plaintiff (Sep 2017)

When representing the Plaintiff: essential steps for a successful deposition of defendant’s expert, a witness or the defendant. 
 

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Linda Turley, Turley Law Firm - Dallas, TX

8. Overcoming the Problem Witness (Sep 2017)

Frank L. Branson

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Video (mp4) 34 mins
Audio (mp3) 34 mins
Paper (pdf) 20 pgs

SESSION 8 — 34 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

Overcoming the Problem Witness (Sep 2017)

Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative.

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Frank L. Branson, The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C. - Dallas, TX

9. Beating the Expert (Sep 2017)

Quentin Brogdon

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Video (mp4) 43 mins
Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Paper (pdf) 29 pgs
Slides (pdf) 29 pgs

SESSION 9 — 43 mins, credit 0.75

Session 9:

Beating the Expert (Sep 2017)

Find out how to take an expert’s deposition—how to avoid being intimidated and how to set realistic, attainable goals when you depose the "expert."

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX

10. Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition (Sep 2017)

Dawn Estes

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Video (mp4) 33 mins
Audio (mp3) 33 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 10 — 33 mins, credit 0.50

Session 10:

Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition (Sep 2017)

Discover effective techniques for getting the answers you need from an adverse witness.

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Dawn Estes, Estes Thorne & Carr, PLLC - Dallas, TX

11. Witness Preparation (Sep 2017)

Robert C. Walters

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Video (mp4) 27 mins
Audio (mp3) 27 mins
Paper (pdf) 5 pgs
Slides (pdf) 1 pgs

SESSION 11 — 27 mins, credit 0.50

Session 11:

Witness Preparation (Sep 2017)

Witnesses win cases—and lose them. Learn how to keep your witness from giving it all up in a deposition and how to use the deposition to help prepare your witness to be a winner at trial.

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Robert C. Walters, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Dallas, TX

12. Dealing with Combative and Unscrupulous Lawyers (Sep 2017)

Michael L. Slack

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 12 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 12:

Dealing with Combative and Unscrupulous Lawyers (Sep 2017)

How to avoid intimidation and manage the disruptive, disreputable, and overly zealous lawyer in an ethical, civil, and professional manner.

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Michael L. Slack, Slack & Davis, L.L.P. - Austin, TX