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Testing the Waters: Use of Mock Trials to Evaluate Claims, Formulate Strategy and Prepare for Trial


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Practice Area:
Trucking Law
Faculty:
Christopher Greene |  E. Sarah Hansen |  Shane O'Dell
Duration:
1 Hour 24 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
License:
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


Description

Session Description: 

Mock trying a case is a powerful tool that can show you how a jury may respond to your themes, arguments, and witnesses at trial. With courts anticipating a backlog of trials due to COVID-19, there will be an added push to resolve cases and virtual mock trials can be used to assist in settlement efforts. Hear from a panel of seasoned attorneys/industry professionals about deciding which cases to mock try, effective ways to prepare for and present evidence and witnesses to a mock jury (both in person and virtually), and how you can use the information gleaned from your mock trial to either settle or prepare your case for trial.


Who Should Attend? 

  • Practicing litigators and/or trial lawyers representing clients in connection with catastrophic or high exposure cases; and
  • Industry professionals and clients who are interested in learning the most effective ways for their attorneys to mock trial high exposure cases.

What will you learn? 

  • The type of cases that could benefit from a mock trial and how to present a mock trial virtually and in person
  • What evidence and witnesses to present and the manner in which they are presented
  • How to ensure that both sides (plaintiff and defense) are adequately represented during a mock trial and effective ways of communicating the opposing side’s case
  • Tips for selecting a mock panel that is representative of the jury pool where your trial will take place
  • Considerations as to confidentiality and other concerns arising in mock trials

Credits

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Course Materials

Faculty

Christopher Greene Related seminars and products

Canal Insurance Co


Christopher Greene joined Canal Insurance Company as its General Counsel in January 2009 and in June 2017 took on the additional role as the company's Chief Claims Officer. As the primary legal advisor to the Board and Executive Management of Canal, Chris provides work product related to a variety of legal, compliance, regulatory and corporate governance. Additionally, as Chief Claims Officer - Chris also provides strategic and operational leadership to Canal's Claims Department relating to all claims units, all lines of business, and all associated litigation across the U.S.


E. Sarah Hansen Related seminars and products

Burden Hafner & Hansen LLC


Sarah E. Hansen, Esq, is a partner at Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC and an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on defending personal injury cases. Ms. Hansen represents clients in the areas of trucking and automobile accidents, employment law, labor law, municipal law/governmental liability, premises liability, products liability and general negligence. She has been selected for membership in the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), and sits on the Steering Committees for DRI's Trucking Committee and Labor & Employment Committee. She is a member of her firm's 24/7 Emergency Response Team.


Shane O'Dell Related seminars and products

Naman Howell Smith & Lee PLLC


Shane O'Dell is the Managing Member of the Fort Worth, Texas office of Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC. Shane represents trucking clients throughout the state of Texas from the initial emergency response, to pre-suit investigation, and through trial. Shane's goal is to effectively and efficiently advise his clients to make sound business decisions from the initial investigation throughout the judicial process. Shane is a member of DRI's Trucking Committee and IADC.


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