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Litigation Summit & Expo

Litigation Summit & Expo NEXT STOP: San Antonio, Texas, for the National Law Journal Litigation Summit and Exposition April 11-12, at The Westin, La Cantera Resort. Details:

9:00 - 10:00 Litigation Tech Tools: The perfect opening session designed to give litigators a present and future view of the technology available to litigators. What is the standard issue and why? How are firms taking advantage of portable devices? What types of equipment are new associates (and new recruits) looking for? Is there an advantage to using the same devices throughout the litigation department? How do you meld the technology into your firm culture?

SPEAKER: Howard Nations

11:00 - 12:30 Demonstrative Evidence: This session will take you right to the edge!

We will show you what is possible, how to be persuasive, what the technology behind the curtain really involves and how to make it travel. Learn how easy creating virtual exhibits can be and how to best use them in your practice. Where do you begin? Our experts will show you some amazing things and will explain the process, the costs and all the options.

SPEAKERS: Stephen F. Malouf, Frank Branson.

2:00 - 6:00 Damages on Trial: Reaching a Verdict on the Value of Life.

Fred Feld and Phoebe Phobic v. FED-UPS, a Delaware Corp.

The centerpiece of the summit, this mock trial is not to be missed!

Real jurors, real judges, real lawyers (and made-up facts) plus cutting-edge technology. Watch it all come together in this fascinating session. It all takes place in a high-tech courtroom, featuring the latest in trial technology.

Audience members will be able to monitor the jurors' real-time reactions to the proceedings as the trial unfolds, and deliberations of the 12-member jury will be broadcast on closed-circuit TV. An open discussion with jurors and participants follows after the verdict!

Representatives from DecisionQuest will be on hand to demonstrate the latest technology including immediate response juror polling techniques.

SPEAKERS: Pat Maloney, Sr., Frank Herrera, Judge Phylis Speedlin, Knox Nunnally, Lewin Plunkett.

9:00 - 10:30 Experts and Verdicts - Learn the best research tools that are available to locate expert witnesses and verdicts in your jurisdiction.

SPEAKERS: Kent Hughes, Joe Calve.

11:30 - 12:30 Ethics:

When does zealous advocacy cross the line and become an ethical violation? Learn the most common ethical pitfalls facing litigators today including limits on attorney-client privilege, witness coaching and the duty to correct false cross-examination testimony.

SPEAKERS: Randy Johnston, David Beck.

2:00 - 3:30 Forensic Discovery

Discovery of paper documents and written materials is no longer enough.

This panel of experts will teach you the ins and outs of electronic data discovery, how to craft your requests to obtain all the information you need that may otherwise be hidden and most importantly, how to really delete documents.

Learn the practical aspects and limitations of forensic discovery and how to avoid disclosing too much about your client's case. Finally, learn about safe ways to exchange electronic information.


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