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Handling Spinal Injury Cases - Sessions 3 and 4

Handling Spinal Injury Cases - Sessions 3 and 4
As America's leading litigation publisher, Trial Guides knows that the most successful personal injury attorneys focus on mastering the medicine in their practice area.  To support lawyers in improving their skills in handling spinal injury cases, Trial Guides has created the most comprehensive and advanced educational series in the legal profession for spinal injury lawyers hosted by trial lawyer and retired doctor Aaron DeShaw.  This educational series will help lawyers achieve better insurance settlements, arbitration awards, and trial verdicts for their spinal injury claims.  This blog post discusses the content of Sessions 3 and 4 in the Spinal Injury Cases series.
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Resources for Spinal Injury Lawyers

Resources for Spinal Injury Lawyers
As the leading litigation publisher in the United States, we know that the most successful personal injury attorneys focus on learning the medicine in their practice area.  To support lawyers in improving their skills in handling a wide variety of spinal injury cases, Trial Guides created the most comprehensive and advanced educational series in the legal profession for spinal injury lawyers.  This will help lawyers achieve better insurance company settlements, and trial verdicts for their spinal injury claims.
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Why Understanding TBI is Critical for Personal Injury Attorneys

Why Understanding TBI is Critical for Personal Injury Attorneys

I thought I would provide some insights into why the upcoming Trial Guides Brain Injury CLE is directly applicable to plaintiffs' lawyers. By way of background, I am a retired doctor who now practices personal injury law in addition to running Trial Guides. At any given time, approximately 90–95 percent of my clients have traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injury legal cases involve a number of issues that must be established during a case-in-chief. They also involve some unique defenses that are not normally encountered in personal injury cases. In addition to dealing with these issues in a trial, the...

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New Trial Guides CLE featuring David Ball, Artemis Malekpour and Joshua Karton

New Trial Guides CLE featuring David Ball, Artemis Malekpour and Joshua Karton

Announcing a new Trial Guides live CLE in Los Angeles featuring:

October 5, 2018: David Ball, and Artemis Malekpour covering David Ball on Damages Advances and Innovations.

October 6, 2018: Joshua Karton - Communication Tactics for Persuasive Advocacy using methods from Theater for Trial.

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Trial Guides Announces New Trucking CLE

Trial Guides Announces New Trucking CLE

Trial Guides is proud to announce a new trucking seminar November 2-3, 2018 in Scottsdale Arizona.

This live Continuing Legal Education event features three of the leading trucking lawyers in the United States; Michael Leizerman, Joe Fried and Morgan Adams.

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Trial Guides Jury Bias Live CLE Event

Trial Guides Jury Bias Live CLE Event

Trial Guides is pleased to announce a jury bias continuing legal education event in Atlanta Georgia on September 21-23, 2018.  The event is titled: Understanding Juror Bias and Decision Making: Using Social Science to Prepare a Winning Case.

This jury bias CLE features leading researchers and trial consultants Greg Cusimano, David Wenner, David Bossart, and Ed Lazarus. Cusimano and Wenner who created the Jury Bias Model, and are widely recognized as the legal profession's leading experts on jury bias.

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Official Rules of the Road Live Continuing Legal Education Event

Official Rules of the Road Live Continuing Legal Education Event

Trial Guides is proud to announce an officially sanctioned Rules of the Road™ Continuing Legal Education live event June 1-2, 2018.  The event will be a landmark event for Trial Guides' best selling book of all time, and is being held at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Trial Guides is hosting a special party at the event to celebrate the book of this important book.

The event features Rules of the Road co-author Patrick Malone, Cliff Atkinson, Dennis Donnelly, Michael Kelly, Jim Lees, and Zoe Littlepage.

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Trial Guides Live CLE featuring David Ball, Artemis Malekpour and Keith Mitnik

Trial Guides Live CLE featuring David Ball, Artemis Malekpour and Keith Mitnik

Announcing a new Trial Guides live CLE in Washington DC featuring:

April 6, 2018: David Ball, and Artemis Malekpour covering David Ball on Damages Advances and Innovations.

April 7, 2018: Keith Mitnik - Foil their Plan to Spoil Your Case.

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Trial Guides' Case Framing CLE in Boston

Trial Guides' Case Framing CLE in Boston

Announcing a live continuing legal education conference on May 4-5, 2018 in Boston MA.

Speakers include Mark Mandell, Craig Fox, David Wenner, Randi McGinn, Ben Rubinowitz, Judith Livingston and Joseph A. Power, Jr.

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Trial Guides Announces Rick Friedman's Take Back the Courtroom IV

Trial Guides Announces Rick Friedman's Take Back the Courtroom IV

Trial Guides is proud to announce Rick Friedman's Take Back the Courtroom IV Continuing Legal Education Live Event.

This event features an all star group of the nation's leading trial lawyers.  Primary speakers include Rick Friedman, Randi McGinn and Roger Dodd.  Guest speakers include Nick Rowley, Keith Mitnik and trial consultant Sari de la Motte.

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Increasing Claim Value on Neck Injury Cases video

Increasing Claim Value on Neck Injury Cases video
Many personal injury practices center on spinal soft-tissue injuries. Most lawyers do not view these as valuable cases, but other lawyers obtain six-figure settlements and verdicts on the same type of soft-tissue injury cases. What would happen to your practice if you could spot more serious injuries, and then obtain objective evidence proving that these cases are worth much more than a few thousand dollars?
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Roger Dodd Joins Take Back the Courtroom III Live Seminar CLE with Rick Friedman

Roger Dodd Joins Take Back the Courtroom III Live Seminar CLE with Rick Friedman
Trial Guides is proud to announce that internationally renowned trial lawyer Roger Dodd will be joining Rick Friedman and Don Bauermeister at Take Back the Courtroom III: Moral Combat in Miami, Florida, on February 22–23, 2013.
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Take Back the Courtroom III Live Seminar CLE with Rick Friedman

Take Back the Courtroom III Live Seminar CLE with Rick Friedman

Twice in the last four years, Trial Guides has convinced Rick Friedman to present a two-day seminar. Titled "Take Back the Courtroom," these seminars have helped a select group of plaintiffs’ lawyers take their trial skills to the next level.

Now, Trial Guides is proud to announce the third "Take Back the Courtroom" seminar, in Miami, Florida, on February 22–23, 2013.

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Resolving ERISA Liens Live Webinar CLE

Resolving ERISA Liens Live Webinar CLE

Resolving ERISA Liens Continuing Legal Education Webinar

Since the Supreme Court’s 2006 decision in Sereboff, claims made by ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) qualified plans against third party recoveries has been a growing area of attention for trial attorneys and their clients. While these plans can create strong rights of reimbursement, it is essential to understand how and when these rights are created. Furthermore, in the wake of the Sixth Circuit’s 2009 opinion in Longaberger v. Kolt, the obligation of an attorney to an ERISA plan has been a hotly contested area. Get the latest decisions on this and other important areas of ERISA.

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New Reptile in MIST Cases Webinar by David Ball and Gary Johnson

New Reptile in MIST Cases Webinar by David Ball and Gary Johnson

Auto cases the insurers designate as "Minor impact" due to minimal visible vehicle damage are amongst the most difficult plaintiff cases to win, despite there being no correlation between vehicle damage and occupant injury.

Join trial consultant David Ball and veteran trial lawyer Gary Johnson for a webinar called "Reptile in MIST Cases." This webinar will discuss the use of the Reptile method to win "Minor Impact Soft Tissue" cases.

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The Ethics of Confidentiality Agreements Live Webinar CLE

The Ethics of Confidentiality Agreements Live Webinar CLE

The Ethics of Confidentiality Agreements

Secrecy agreements at the end of a civil lawsuit are commonplace. But as leading attorney Patrick Malone explains, they are usually unethical, almost always bad for the plaintiff, and bad for the plaintiff attorney’s practice. The Rules of Professional Conduct give plaintiffs’ lawyers the weapons to fight back against defendants who insist on overbroad confidentiality agreements.

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Medicare Set Asides in Liability Settlements Live Webinar CLE

Medicare Set Asides in Liability Settlements Live Webinar CLE
This CLE webinar is a must-see for anyone who settles liability or workers’ compensation cases involving medical expenses (past or future). Learn the steps to take to ensure your clients’ Medicare cards are protected as well as the questions to ask in order to ensure Medicare does not seek postsettlement reimbursement from you or your firm.
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Working with Chiropractors on Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE

Working with Chiropractors on Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE

According to the Insurance Research Council, 32% of all people injured in a motor vehicle crash seek chiropractic care. Despite the Doctors of Chiropractic program being over 4000 hours (similar to that of a Medical Doctorate), lawyers, judges and in some cases jurors demonstrate a clear bias against chiropractic testimony.

In this webinar, lawyer Aaron DeShaw, a former Doctor of Chiropractic, shows you how to work more effectively with chiropractors.

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Overcoming "Minor Impact" Defenses in Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE

Overcoming "Minor Impact" Defenses in Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE
Many motor vehicle cases involve cases with "minimal" vehicle damage. In the early 1990s State Farm, Allstate and others started handling these claims differently as "minor impact" or "Minor Impact Soft Tissue" (MIST) cases.  Insurers started making little or no offers on these cases, despite US government data showing people are being injured in these crashes.  As Allstate's profits soared the rest of the auto insurers followed.  Lawyers started rejecting these cases, despite a huge number of people being injured every year in these crashes.
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Show the Story: Winning with Visual Advocacy Live Webinar CLE

Show the Story: Winning with Visual Advocacy Live Webinar CLE

Announcing a new webinar titled Show the Story: Winning with Visual Advocacy based upon the Trial Guides book Show the Story by Robert Bailey and lawyer and law professor William Bailey.

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Social Media Ethics: Attorneys’ Affirmative Duty to Address Social Media Evidence

Social Media Ethics: Attorneys’ Affirmative Duty to Address Social Media Evidence

Introducing a new live continuing legal education webinar regarding social media ethics, with John Patzakis of X-1 Discovery on December 5, 2012.

Have you heard about the lawyer who was sanctioned $542,000 for instructing his client to “clean up” his Facebook page? What other ethical traps await lawyers in this new era of social networking and electronic communications?

Social media evidence is relevant to just about any type of civil and criminal case and must be routinely addressed in discovery.

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State of the Law on Medicare Reimbursement Live Webinar CLE

State of the Law on Medicare Reimbursement Live Webinar CLE

Announcing a Live Medicare CLE webinar featuring Matt Garretson of the Garretson Resolution Group.

Is your firm in compliance with Medicare? The MMSEA (The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007) ensures that Medicare is the secondary payer on settlements involving Medicare eligible claimants.

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Writing Demand Letters in Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE

Writing Demand Letters in Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE
In this webinar, Sinclair discusses how to improve your demand letters by basing your format and the information in the demand on the software that the insurer is using to evaluate your client’s claim. This presentation draws upon her expertise developed by seeing case files from all over the country, involving hundreds of different insurance adjusters and thousands of different health care providers.
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Increasing Claim Value on Neck Injury Cases Live Webinar CLE

Increasing Claim Value on Neck Injury Cases Live Webinar CLE

Many personal injury practices center on soft tissue injuries from car accidents. For many lawyers, these are not particularly valuable cases. But what if you could find objective evidence that some of these cases are worth much more?

In this webinar, Aaron DeShaw discusses new medical imaging that can help you objectively prove serious ligament injuries in the neck that will cause permanent injuries and can only be resolved with costly fixation surgery.

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Take Back the Courtroom II - Rick Friedman on Handling Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Take Back the Courtroom II - Rick Friedman on Handling Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Take Back the Courtroom II - Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation.

You asked for it and we delivered. Join Trial Guides for an exclusive 2-day live CLE on February 25-26, 2011 featuring trial superstar Rick Friedman. You know him from his best selling books Rules of the Road and Polarizing the Case. Rick has built his career by working his way up from a one person office in remote Alaska to obtaining significant jury verdicts for people in insurance bad faith, personal injury, traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and wrongful death cases.  This is not a seminar to be missed!

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Dorothy Clay Sims Exposing the Deceptive Defense CLEs in California

Dorothy Clay Sims Exposing the Deceptive Defense CLEs in California
Join nationally renowned trial lawyer Dorothy Clay Sims who has made a career out of bringing to light the underhand tactics insurers and IME doctors use, for a day long, intensive seminar on exposing the deceptive defense. You'll learn how to defend your client against the IME doctor and convince the insurance company or jury what the claim is worth.
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New: Eric Oliver - Case Story Theme Webinar Recording

New: Eric Oliver - Case Story Theme Webinar Recording
Introducing a webinar CLE by leading trial consultant Eric Oliver titled Case Story Theme: If Stories Give the Facts Their Meaning, What Gives Meaning to a Case Story?

Many trial attorneys are acquainted with the idea of a case theme. Certainly all trial lawyers know the critical importance of establishing and reinforcing the strongest possible theme for your case story.
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Mastering Motor Vehicle Cases

Mastering Motor Vehicle Cases

Trial Guides is pleased to present an intensive two-day seminar on handling motor vehicle cases with Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq.

The seminar will cover advanced topics in how to handle motor vehicle cases in a modern insurance environment. As author of the definitive text on Colossus, DeShaw will discuss how claims are segmented at auto insurers, and how each of these claims is handled.

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New! Good Hands to Boxing Gloves Webinar CLE

Introducing a webinar CLE recording "Good Hands to Boxing Gloves: Allstate, McKinsey and the Enron Business Model" featuring speakers David Berardinelli & Amy Bach.

From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves is the most talked about legal text in the last generation. It's received feature stories on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, as well as in BusinessWeek and Money.

Now get the background about why settlement offers are down. Why insurers spend more to defend claims than to resolve them, and drag litigation out as long as possible. It's time that every lawyer understand the "Deny-Defend-Delay" strategy being used by insurers.

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Rules of the Road AAJ Trial College with Patrick Malone, David Ball and more

Rules of the Road AAJ Trial College with Patrick Malone, David Ball and more
The American Association for Justice's new seminar, based on the acclaimed Trial Guides book for lawyers Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff’s Guide to Proving Liability by Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone, is essential for plaintiff lawyers...
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