Part 3: The first program involved case selection, representation, and initial pleadings. The second program dealt with discovery, evidence, and motions practice. This program covers pre-trial, trial, and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective.
In this practical webinar, you will explore the last steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability: pre-trial, trial, and post-trial from both the plaintiff’s and defense’s perspective.
You will learn the following based on a review of a hypothetical fact pattern:
- How to evaluate your case
- Prepare for the final pre-trial conference and presentation of witnesses
- Pick the best jury
- Master examination and cross-examination of liability and damages witnesses
- Give memorable openings and closings
- Draft special jury instructions and verdict forms
- Handle the qualified immunity question at trial
- Protect the record for appeal
- Prepare and defend attorney’s fee petitions.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Evaluate, negotiate, and settle on the best terms
- Meet goals for the final pre-trial conference
- Prepare, not rehearse, witnesses for trial
- Select a jury that benefits your case
- Maximize your examination and cross-examination of key witnesses
- Deliver winning openings and closings
- Prepare special jury instructions and verdict forms
- Present the qualified immunity question to the judge
- Avoid reversal on appeal
- Submit a winning fee petition