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Developing a High-End Civil Trial Practice

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Thurgood Marshall School of Law

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The Developing a High-End Civil Trial Practice CLE course introduces attendees to the high- value civil plaintiff practice world. You will learn how to obtain, manage, develop and win millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. The course will last one full day of instruction and conversations with attorneys who are high-end civil trial attorneys; James Carter, Esq., Troy Pradia, Esq., and Jonathan Cox, Esq. You will be introduced to one of the nation’s top legal business strategists; Tanya Wiley will discuss the importance of focus groups, mock trials and settlement videos.

You will learn about key experts used in high stakes civil litigation. The end of the day will culminate with attendees demonstrating their knowledge of developing a high-end civil trial practice by dialoguing with CLE course instructors and collaborating with fellow attendees to present their own strategy for successfully acquiring and managing a multi-million-dollar case. This CLE will mainly focus on complex personal injury litigation.

READING ASSIGNMENTS:

Suggested Reading: Thomas A. Mauet, Trial Techniques (10th ed. 2017)

Johnnie L. Cochran and David Fisher, A Lawyer’s Life (2003)

Assignment: Read • Cochran & Fisher, supra, at 10-16, 58, 63-64, 102, 149

• Ram Fletcher, Why You Should Consider Becoming a Plaintiff’s Lawyer (August 22, 2013),http://law.scu.edu/lcs-blog/remember-thespartans-why-you-should-consider-becoming-aplaintiffs-lawyer/

• Jared Staver, Do You Have The Right Stuff To Succeed In PI Work (December 01, 2015),http://abaforlawstudents.com/2015/12/01/doyou-have-the-right-stuff-to-succeed-in-pi-workjared-staver/

Assignment: Read • Cochran & Fisher, supra, at 18-19, 22, 62, 84

• Harrison Barnes, Top 9 Ways for Any Attorney to Generate a Ton of Business (n.d.),http://www.bcgsearch.com/article/900042940/Howto-Develop-Business-as-a-Lawyer-How-Lawyers-CanGet-Clients/


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