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Personal Injury 101: Nuts and Bolts

This interactive course provides a survey of the nuts and bolts of litigating a personal injury case from intake to trial or settlement. Recognizing that personal injury cases can be lost before they are filed, this class begins with an overview of pre-litigation matters such as evaluating whether to take a case, investigating the claim, preserving the statute of limitations, obtaining evidence before it disappears, and managing your client’s medical needs. Relevant law firm practice management issues such as maintaining a proper file, calendaring, and using various retainer agreements are also covered. The course will then address major litigation issues such as how to draft, file, and serve a lawsuit, how to take and defend a deposition, and how to efficiently propound and respond to written discovery. Court appearances are examined including case management conferences, post-mediation status conferences, and the final status conference. Basic law and motion practice is also discussed, including demurrers, motions to strike, motions to compel, and summary judgment motions. Finally, the course contains a thorough overview of how to resolve cases, including presentations on how to write an effective demand letter, how to open an insurance policy, how to handle mediations and arbitrations, how to negotiate medical liens, and how to manage your client’s expectations.

This course is an essential overview for new personal injury lawyers and a great refresher for the more experienced attorney.

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CLE Credits:
   4.25    General CLE Credit
   On-Demand Video
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