Date(s) - 06/07/2019
JW Marriott Chicago
- “Seal the Deal: What it Takes to Win at Trial” Seminar (Approved for 4. MCLE)
7:00 – Registration Desk Opens (Continental breakfast provided.) Seminar schedule – 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Case Framing – C. Steven Yerrid – The Yerrid Law Firm P.A. / Tampa FL – Steve Yerrid is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and has been in practice for over 4 decades. He has been nationally recognized as one of the country’s top trial lawyers and has experienced a career of noteworthy achievements, including over 275 verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more. In 1995, he became a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and in 2016, he was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame as one of 47 members. Mr. Yerrid serves as Chairman of The Yerrid Foundation, a self-funded charity that has donated millions of dollars to a number of worthy causes.
Don’t Be Just Another Lawyer: The Heart & Soul and Mind of Courtroom Warriors – Impressions Matter – John F. Romano – Romano Law Group / West Palm Beach FL – John Romano is the former President of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (now the Florida Justice Association), National Trial Lawyers, The Southern Lawyers Association and the Melvin M. Belli Association. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar, the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Mr. Romano is the author of Strategic Use of Circumstantial Evidence, The Deposition Field Manual and Opening Statement: Winning the Jury and is the Editor of AAJ’s Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, Fourth Edition. Mr. Romano is a 2016 Inductee into The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.
To Voir Dire or Not Voir Dire: How Best to Eliminate Jurors with Implicit Bias – C. Rich Newsome – Newsome Melton / Orlando FL – Rich Newsome is the senior partner of Newsome Melton law firm. Rich graduated from the University of Florida College of Law for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida until 1993. Rich briefly worked for a product liability defense firm in Orlando representing manufacturers. For the past 20 years Rich has exclusively represented individuals and families in complex civil litigation cases involving defective products, commercial trucking, and catastrophic injuries. Rich was selected as the “Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers and received the Steven C. Sharpe Public Service Award from AAJ in recognition of his representation of Corey Burdick who was severely injured by a defective Takata airbag. He was recognized by the National Law Journal as having won two of the Nation’s 100 largest verdicts in 2018. Rich is a member of the Summit Council, a Graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College, and a Past-President of the Florida Justice Association.
Opening Statements / Closing Arguments – Stick a Fork in Them – Christian D. Searcy – Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley / West Palm Beach FL – Chris Searcy is President and CEO of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. For 46 years, he has litigated cases involving catastrophic injury and death in venues throughout Florida and other states. He has been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, Inner Circle of Advocates, American Board of Trial Advocacy and American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Searcy is Past President of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers. He has been inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame.
Direct Examination: Beyond Who, What, Where, Why and When – Julie Braman Kane – Colson Hicks Eidson / Coral Gables FL – Julie Kane is a partner at Colson Hicks Eidson. Julie is a past President of AAJ, is currently a member of AAJ Board of Governors, has chaired the National Finance Council, the Products Liability section, the Women’s Caucus and the Voters Protection Action Committee of AAJ. She chairs the Board of Trustees for the National College of Advocates. Julie is recognized as a SuperLawyer, a member of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America and an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. She received the 2017 B.J. Masterson Award from the Florida Justice Association, the 2017 ABA TIPS Pursuit of Justice Award and was recognized as one of the Top 20 2015 South Florida Women in Law by the Daily Business Review.
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.
- Board of Managers & Annual Membership Meeting (3:00 p.m.)
- Presidents’ Reception and Installation Dinner (Reception 6:00 p.m. •• Dinner 7:00 p.m.)
– Antonio M. Romanucci will be installed as ITLA President, succeeding Mark D. Prince.
– ITLA’s prestigious Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Robert A. Clifford.
- After-Party at Boleo Rooftop Bar – Kimpton Gray Hotel (immediately following Installation Dinner)
– Must be registered for dinner to attend after-party
– 122 W. Monroe St ( 5 minute walk from JW Marriott – 312-750-012)
If you need a room at JW Marriott Chicago ($239) – Use this link – https://book.passkey.com/go/IlTrialLawyersAsoSeminarDinner
OR call 312-660-8200 or 877-303-0104 or 866-270-6430 BY MAY 16, 2019. Indicate that you are attending an ITLA event.
If registering more than 1 person for the Seminar or Dinner, please email Paula at [email protected] or call the ITLA office with additional names.