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LACBA Litigation Inn of Court Series (2009 – 2010) 5 hr CLE Credit

Litigation Inn of Court December 2009: “Getting to Know You”: An Interactive Program of Competing Theories to Make the Most of Voir Dire
Nothing matters more in trial than the make-up of the jury. At the end of the day, all that matters is that the jury believes your evidence. The only opportunity to uncover your jurors’ biases and predispositions is by asking insightful, probing questions during the voir dire process. Join us as our distinguished panel discusses the goals, techniques and strategies involved in jury selection.

Litigation Inn of Court February 2010: Litigating with a Reservation of Rights – Ins and Outs, Tricks and Hazards of Capitalizing on Insurance to Benefit Your Client
Whether you litigate automobile accidents or employment cases, bad faith or business torts, products liability or professional negligence, insurance coverage can become an issue for plaintiffs and defendants alike. What does it mean when an insurer provides a defense “under a reservation of rights,” and what impact does that have on plaintiffs and defendants during the course of litigation? This program will take a sophisticated look at the issues that confront litigators when an insurer “reserves its rights” with respect to ongoing or threatened litigation, including Cumis counsel, fee charge-backs, and variations on settlement and trial strategies. Attorneys will learn how an insurer’s reservation of rights impacts the decision-making of both plaintiffs and defendants.

Litigation Inn of Court April 2010: Preserving Appellate Rights at Trial - Or Not?: When the Roles of Trial Advocates and Appellate Advocates Conflict
As a trial lawyer, you certainly do not want to waive your client's appellate rights-yet your first priority is to win at the trial. Sometimes putting on your best case at trial may mean sacrificing some appellate issues; on the other hand, sometimes taking every measure to insure that rights are preserved for appeal can have a detrimental impact on your chances of success at trial. What do lawyers do when the roles of trial advocate and appellate advocate conflict? This unique program brings together a seasoned trial lawyer and an appellate specialist, each with more than 30 years experience, to discuss the practical and strategic considerations of issues including: pretrial exclusion of evidence-motions in limine; errors during jury selection; evidentiary objections and their impact on the conduct of trial; improper arguments of counsel; objectionable jury instructions and verdict forms; and post-trial motions. You will learn what must to be done to avoid unintentional waivers of appellate rights, and when it may be strategically advantageous to sacrifice some appellate rights to improve your chances at trial.

Litigation Inn of Court May 2010: When You Think You’ve Killed the Beast You'd Better Make Sure It's Really Dead, and Other Bits of Wisdom: Cutting Edge Mediation and Settlement Strategies, Techniques, Hazards and Hints to Help You Close the Deal
This program will present a lively discussion of mediation and settlement issues significant to any legal practitioner engaged in the art and science of alternative dispute resolution. Our distinguished panel of presenters will explore topics including:

  1. The most effective and least effective negotiation techniques
  2. The mediation privilege: Its scope and practical impact
  3. The mediator’s toolbox: Joint sessions and sequential caucuses, baseball, dutch auctions, etc.
  4. Finding value in an unsuccessful mediation
  5. Handling opponents (or clients) who fail to mediate in good faith
  6. Documentation and enforcement of mediated settlements.

Litigation Inn of Court June 2010: Hide and Seek with the Wealthy Individual Judgment Debtor: Domestic and International Collection Traps, Tips and Techniques
Litigation Inn of Court June 2010: Hide and Seek with the Wealthy Individual Judgment Debtor: Domestic and International Collection Traps, Tips and Techniques




 
This product bundle includes the following products. (Click on the product name for details.)
  • 010541 - Litigation Inn of Court April 2010: Preserving Appellate Rights at Trial - Or Not?: When the Roles of Trial Advocates and Appellate Advocates Conflict (On-Demand Video)
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    Product #: 010541

    Product Format: On-Demand Video

    Credits:

    • General CLE Credit - 1

    Product Name: Litigation Inn of Court April 2010: Preserving Appellate Rights at Trial - Or Not?: When the Roles of Trial Advocates and Appellate Advocates Conflict

    Product Description:
    As a trial lawyer, you certainly do not want to waive your client's appellate rights-yet your first priority is to win at the trial. Sometimes putting on your best case at trial may mean sacrificing some appellate issues; on the other hand, sometimes taking every measure to insure that rights are preserved for appeal can have a detrimental impact on your chances of success at trial. What do lawyers do when the roles of trial advocate and appellate advocate conflict? This unique program brings together a seasoned trial lawyer and an appellate specialist, each with more than 30 years experience, to discuss the practical and strategic considerations of issues including: pretrial exclusion of evidence-motions in limine; errors during jury selection; evidentiary objections and their impact on the conduct of trial; improper arguments of counsel; objectionable jury instructions and verdict forms; and post-trial motions. You will learn what must to be done to avoid unintentional waivers of appellate rights, and when it may be strategically advantageous to sacrifice some appellate rights to improve your chances at trial.

    Inn membership is required to attend. Please click here to join.




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  • 010539 - Litigation Inn of Court December 2009: “Getting to Know You”: An Interactive Program of Competing Theories to Make the Most of Voir Dire (On-Demand Video)
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    Product #: 010539

    Product Format: On-Demand Video

    Credits:

    • General CLE Credit - 1

    Product Name: Litigation Inn of Court December 2009: “Getting to Know You”: An Interactive Program of Competing Theories to Make the Most of Voir Dire

    Product Description:
    Nothing matters more in trial than the make-up of the jury. At the end of the day, all that matters is that the jury believes your evidence. The only opportunity to uncover your jurors’ biases and predispositions is by asking insightful, probing questions during the voir dire process. Join us as our distinguished panel discusses the goals, techniques and strategies involved in jury selection. Discussion topics will include:
    • Benefits/risks of using a jury consultant
    • Using voir dire to uncover juror bias/predispositions
    • Using voir dire to identify sympathetic and hostile jurors
    • Using voir dire to persuade/poison potential jurors
    • Using voir dire to give jurors a “first look” at your case Using voir dire to “sell yourself” and “sell your client”
    • The most/least effective voir dire questions/techniques
    • Identifying jurors’ false answers in voir dire
    • Reading juror body language during voir dire

    Inn membership is required to attend. Please click here to join.




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  • 010544 - Litigation Inn of Court February 2010: Litigating with a Reservation of Rights - Ins and Outs, Tricks and Hazards of Capitalizing on Insurance to Benefit Your Client (On-Demand Video)
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    Product #: 010544

    Product Format: On-Demand Video

    Credits:

    • General CLE Credit - 1

    Product Name: Litigation Inn of Court February 2010: Litigating with a Reservation of Rights - Ins and Outs, Tricks and Hazards of Capitalizing on Insurance to Benefit Your Client

    Product Description:
    Whether you litigate automobile accidents or employment cases, bad faith or business torts, products liability or professional negligence, insurance coverage can become an issue for plaintiffs and defendants alike. What does it mean when an insurer provides a defense “under a reservation of rights,” and what impact does that have on plaintiffs and defendants during the course of litigation? This program will take a sophisticated look at the issues that confront litigators when an insurer “reserves its rights” with respect to ongoing or threatened litigation, including Cumis counsel, fee charge-backs, and variations on settlement and trial strategies. Attorneys will learn how an insurer’s reservation of rights impacts the decision-making of both plaintiffs and defendants.

    Inn membership is required to attend. Please click here to join.

    Speaker Bios

    Ralph O. Williams, III
    As an experienced mediator and arbitrator, Ralph Williams has completed more than 1750 mediations and/or arbitrations. He currently provides his dispute resolution skills to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the American Arbitration Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Attorney's Fee Dispute Panel. He also serves as a Judge Pro Tem of the Los Angeles County courts. As a dispute resolution specialist, Mr. Williams mediates and arbitrates disputes involving insurance policies and coverage, bad faith, employment discrimination, personal injury, attorney, accountant, real-estate broker and insurance agent malpractice, real estate, construction and contracts. Mr. Williams is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the Southern California Mediation Association. He has completed the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Services Mediation Training Program and the American Arbitration Association's Basic and Advanced training for arbitrators and mediators. Ralph Williams began his legal career in 1972 at Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman & Kuchel and tried cases for 25 years with King & Williams, which he co-founded with Michael King in 1975. He received his J.D. (1972) and B.S. (1970) from Glendale College of Law. He is rated "av" by Martindale-Hubbell.

    Andrew Williams
    Andrew Williams is a partner in Los Angeles office of the national insurance specialty firm, Barger & Wolen LLP. His practice focuses primarily on the defense of companies and individuals, with a particular emphasis on the defense of lawsuits against insurers, health plans, and parties embroiled in business disputes. Mr. Williams is the co-author of “With Reservations: The hurdle for bad faith claims after an insurer's reservation of rights is to prove financial harm” an article that appeared in July 09, 2005 edition of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine.




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  • 010543 - Litigation Inn of Court June 2010: Hide and Seek with the Wealthy Individual Judgment Debtor: Domestic and International Collection Traps, Tips and Techniques (On-Demand Video)
  • Product DescriptionClose Window

    Product #: 010543

    Product Format: On-Demand Video

    Credits:

    • General CLE Credit - 1

    Product Name: Litigation Inn of Court June 2010: Hide and Seek with the Wealthy Individual Judgment Debtor: Domestic and International Collection Traps, Tips and Techniques

    Product Description:
    Inn membership is required to attend. Please click here to join.



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  • 010542 - Litigation Inn of Court May 2010: When You Think You've Killed the Beast You'd Better Make Sure It's Really Dead, and Other Bits of Wisdom: Cutting Edge Mediation and Settlement Strategies, Techniques, Hazards and Hints to Help You Close the Deal (On-Demand Video)
  • Product DescriptionClose Window

    Product #: 010542

    Product Format: On-Demand Video

    Credits:

    • General CLE Credit - 1

    Product Name: Litigation Inn of Court May 2010: When You Think You've Killed the Beast You'd Better Make Sure It's Really Dead, and Other Bits of Wisdom: Cutting Edge Mediation and Settlement Strategies, Techniques, Hazards and Hints to Help You Close the Deal

    Product Description:
    This program will present a lively discussion of mediation and settlement issues significant to any legal practitioner engaged in the art and science of alternative dispute resolution. Our distinguished panel of presenters will explore topics including:
    1. The most effective and least effective negotiation techniques
    2. The mediation privilege: Its scope and practical impact
    3. The mediator’s toolbox: Joint sessions and sequential caucuses, baseball, dutch auctions, etc.
    4. Finding value in an unsuccessful mediation
    5. Handling opponents (or clients) who fail to mediate in good faith
    6. Documentation and enforcement of mediated settlements.

      Inn membership is required to attend. Please click here to join.




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    TOTAL BUNDLED CREDITS: 5
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