J. Kent Emison
This is the Pre-Conference Day Session which includes the 1 hour of Ethics needed for the Conference.
A growing number of individuals are living with chronic traumatic brain injury, and TBI cases raise many complex and specialized legal issues. As these individuals and their families attempt to reintegrate into their communities, several ethical questions arise for lawyers, experts, medical professionals, and researchers. As an attorney representing injured individuals in these pieces of litigation, it’s important to spend adequate time evaluating the case initially. Working with experts in these cases can include physicians, therapists, biomechanical engineers, vocational experts, life care planners, economists, neuropsychologists, and others necessary to litigate these cases successfully. Among other topics, this presentation will cover:
- Both direct examination and cross-examination; effective strategies to use with both expert and lay witnesses.
- Working with experts in TBI cases and other cases.
- Depositions, rebuttals, and other flashpoints to address in advance of trial.
- Winning strategies for trial.
- Recommended resource materials.