Date(s) - 04/02/2016
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort
From the initial interview to appeal.
4 IL MCLE Hours
8:00 – Registration Desk Opens (Continental breakfast provided.)
Seminar schedule – 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Program Planning Chairs and Moderators:
Matthew Dudley, Dudley & Lake / Libertyville
Sean M. Houlihan, Power Rogers & Smith / Chicago
Topics include –
The Client Interview
Setting client expectations, determining if you should take the case.
Robert P. Walsh, Clifford Law Offices / Chicago
Witness interviews, scene inspections, medical consultation, reviewing the plaintiff’s medical record. What you need to know before you file the case.
Daniel M. Kotin, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman / Chicago
Discovery Tailored to the Case
Taxi cab, Uber, trucking, boating, CTA, METRA, etc …..
William T. Gibbs, Corboy & Demetrio / Chicago
The Plaintiff’s Deposition
The deposition that can make or break the case. Common defense tactics to be prepared for and themes to build your case around.
Kathryn L. Conway, Power, Rogers & Smith / Chicago
Treating Physicians and Other 213(f)(2) Witnesses
When to meet your client’s physicians, what information to provide, establishing a connection.
Craig D. Brown, Meyers & Flowers / St. Charles
Do you need a reconstruction or other liability expert?
Dennis M. Lynch, Healy Scanlon Law Firm / Chicago
Do You Need a “Damages or Medical Expert?”
Do you have too many or uncooperative treaters? Also, do you need a wage loss or vocational rehab expert? Should you hire your own (f)(3)?
Mathew T. Siporin, Pullano Law Offices / Chicago
Underinsured / Uninsured Motorist Issues
Did you send notice? Recognizing whether you have a claim.
Thomas M. Lake, Dudley & Lake / Libertyville
Conflict of interest, referral fees, social media issues, client loans.
Mary F. Andreoni, Sr. Counsel, Ethics Education, ARDC / Chicago
Getting authority and setting expectations with your client, submitting the demand packet, should you mediate, etc….
Gregory F. Coplan, Coplan & Crane / Oak Park
Medicare, previous attorneys, subrogation, workers’ comp, etc….
Benjeman L. Nichols, Cavanagh Law Group / Chicago
Perspective from the Bench
Judge Thomas M. Schippers, Presiding Judge, Civil Division, Circuit Court of Lake County / Waukegan
Admittance cannot be guaranteed for at door registrations.
If you need a room at Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort ($139) call 1-800-HILTONS BY MARCH 2, 2016. Indicate that you are attending an ITLA seminar.
Bookings are closed for this event.