Date(s) - 06/08/2018
7:45 am - 1:15 pm
JW Marriott Chicago
Sponsored by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund – an Illinois Accredited MCLE Provider
In conjunction with ITLA’s 46th Annual Convention –
Professor Robert H. Klonoff
Artemis H. Malekpour
Arthur H. Bryant
Linda A. Lipsen
Contribution of “Sponsorship Strategy” to Persuasive Advocacy – Robert H. Klonoff
Professor Klonoff is the Jordan D. Schnitzer Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School and served as Dean of the Law School from 2007-2014. He is the co-author of a widely used textbook on trial advocacy, Winning Jury Trials: Trial Tactics and Sponsorship Strategies, 3d edition 2007, published by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, co-author of a leading casebook on class actions, the author of the West Nutshell on class actions, and the author of numerous law review articles on the subject. Professor Klonoff will explain in detail the core elements of the theory and application of the theory in a variety of circumstances such as opening statement, direct and cross examination and closing argument with focus on trial advocacy. He will also discuss the role of sponsorship strategy in brief writing and appellate oral advocacy.
Communication and Trust – Artemis H. Malekpour
Artemis Malekpour is a partner in the litigation consulting firm of Malekpour & Ball. With a background in psychology and psychiatric research, Artemis specializes in focus groups, case strategy, damages and jury selection with a unique “think-tank” approach to deal with a case’s weaknesses and maximize its strengths. Ms. Malekpour then earned a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from UNC’s School of Public Health and law degree with honors from Duke University. She has consulted on a wide variety of cases across the country, with a knack for identifying potential landmines, incorporating her knowledge from years of watching jury deliberations and talking with jurors. Artemis will address the 2-way street between you and your jurors, focusing on the case message you want to send and how jurors receive it.
Court Secrecy Kills: Time to Stop It – Arthur H. Bryant
Arthur Bryant is the Chairman of Public Justice, a national public interest law firm created by trial lawyers and supported by over 2,700 of the top plaintiffs’ lawyers in the country. He and Public Justice use cutting-edge litigation to fight for consumers’ rights, workers’ rights, civil rights and liberties, environmental protection, the poor, the powerless, and access to justice for all. Every lawyer has cases with information about dangers to the public, consumers, or workers, but protective or secrecy orders or agreements keep it hidden. The public has a right to know about defective products, dangerous doctors, sexual predators, corrupt government officials, companies maximizing profits over safety and lives. Trial lawyers and their clients can and should tell the public the truth.
Using iPads in the Office and the Courtroom – Tad Thomas
Mr. Thomas is the founding partner of Thomas Law Offices in Louisville, Kentucky. He and his firm practice solely in the area of civil litigation with a primary focus on medical device and pharmaceutical products liability, motor vehicle, trucking and motorcycle collisions and nursing home neglect and abuse. Mr. Thomas is a nationally recognized lecturer and has conducted seminars across the country on legal technology, social media, depositions and ethics. He is Parliamentarian of the American Association for Justice and serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Governors. Mr. Thomas will cover the use of iPads throughout the litigation process including working with documents, as a deposition tool and as your trial technology.
General Overview of the Political Landscape and How it Affects our Clients and Practices – Linda A. Lipsen
Linda Lipsen is CEO of the American Association of Justice. Ms. Lipsen has led the trial lawyers’ highly regarded Washington lobby team and successfully fought back efforts that would limit access to America’s courts and make it impossible for the victims of negligence or willful wrongdoing to be fairly compensated for harm. She has directed countless legislative campaigns on behalf of a host of issues including patient, worker, and investor protections.
7:00 – Registration Desk Opens (Continental breakfast provided.)
Seminar schedule – 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Admittance cannot be guaranteed for at-door registrations – course material is distributed electronically prior to the seminar and course handbooks will NOT be available at the door.
This seminar will NOT be recorded.
If you need a room at JW Marriott Chicago ($239) – Use this link or call 312-660-8200 or 877-303-0104 BY MAY 7, 2018. Indicate that you are attending an ITLA event.