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Hawaii Seminar 2019 - The Trial Seminar

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April 1, 2019


California Applicants' Attorneys Association


Defense Tactics, SIF Cases, Trial Skills, Workers' Compensation


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100% cases are the most important cases you will handle. You owe it to your client and to yourself to do the best possible job. We will prepare you for that job.

Proving “Total” at Trial
A. Marshalling the evidence for trial (prior to the door closing at the MSC).
B. Preparing the road map for the judges - the persuasive trial brief.
C. Preparing for your best trial evidence - your client’s testimony.
D. Anticipating defenses, including the “Fitzpatrick defenses.”

Proving "Total" at the SIF Trial
A. How to marshal the SIF evidence before the basic case is finalized - prevent any avoidable obstacles from impeding your SIF Trial.
B. How to obtain all the medical evidence necessary to win your SIF trial.
C. Why trial? Why not settle?
D. How and why you need a vocational expert at your SIF trial.

Vocational Evidence Deja Vu
A. Why (post-Fitzpatrick) vocational evidence is critical - crucial - on every 100% trial.
B. How - exactly how - you “rebut the schedule” with vocational evidence.
C. Why (and how) Kite evidence of addition is essential for your vocational expert in order for his/her report to be “substantial.”
D. How to overcome impermissible factors (educational and language handicaps) with permissible factors.
E. Anticipating (and overcoming) the defense objections to your vocational evidence.
F. Getting your vocational expert to paint the picture of disability so thoroughly that there is no basis for the “Walmart greeter” defense.

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James Achermann, Esq.

Bert Arnold, Esq.

Barry Gorelick, Esq.

Bonnie Binder Wilson, Esq.

Brett Borah, Esq.

Chris Carlo, Esq.

Tom Brown, Esq.

Frank Russo, Esq.

Jason Wells, Esq.

Frank Diaz

P. Steve Ramirez

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Hawaii Seminar 2019 Part One - Video
Hawaii Seminar 2019 Part Two - Video
Hawaii Seminar 2019 Part Three - Video
Hawaii Seminar 2019 - Paper
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