KEY SKILL: LEARNING HOW TO MAKE FACT FINDERS FEEL & EMBRACE PAIN, SUFFERING AND ANGUISH….CREATING MIND CHANGING PERSUASION PARADIGM SHIFTS
This session will be entitled “Proof and Argument of Physical Pain and Suffering and Mental Pain and Anguish in Order to Maximize Damages and Verdicts in Settlements.” This will be a three and one half hour session on taking a deep dive into proof and arguing physical pain, physical suffering, mental pain, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life in personal injury cases… as well as focusing on damages in wrongful death cases – learning the essential need to have medical witnesses “teach” fundamental concepts of pain due to jurors (including defining pain, defining suffering, differentiating between pain and suffering, and explaining how pain happens and how it works). We will also delve into important aspects of pain as it relates to claims of loss of spousal consortium, loss of parental consortium and loss of filial consortium. We will focus on how to create and develop the winning visual plan for your trial through the development of persuasive demonstrative aids. We will assist in evaluating numerous testimony clips from depositions and trials dealing with these damages issues. We will spotlight proving and arguing damages of values to jurors through proof points of pain – we will share with the group unique and innovative motions dealing specifically with “juries” including plaintiff’s motion to expand size of the venire panel; plaintiff’s motion to eliminate or minimize any voir dire time limits by the court; plaintiff’s motion to allow discussion of specific damages amounts in your voir dire, and more. This will be an “interactive session” including demonstrations from faculty. Attendees will also be “on your feet” practicing and rehearsing various aspects of examination of witnesses, openings, voir dire questioning, summations and more. Preceding this live session, we will hold two video conference sessions of one hour each in order to have the faculty and attendees meet one another as well as go through “homework assignments” and discuss steps necessary to help this being a more meaningful and productive live session when we all come together.
PAIN/SUFFERING/ANGUISH SESSION LEADERS/TEACHERS: