The ASCDC Annual Seminar starts this Thursday. Here are just some of the topics to be covered.
“Damages: Protect your Case by Utilizing Sophisticated Social Media and Subrosa Investigations”
Moderator: Lindy M. Bradley, Esq.
Nothing is better for the defense of your personal injury case than the one-two punch of social media impeachment evidence, and “home-run” subrosa video. Learn the latest in both fields from a social media expert, and a veteran private investigator. Accomplished defense trial attorneys on this panel will teach fool-proof techniques of authentication and admissibility to make sure this impeachment evidence comes in at trial.
“Damages: Proven Strategies to Combat Inflated and Exaggerated Economic Damages.”
Moderator: R. Bryan Martin
Economic Damages are the back-bone of any case but are often embellished. Learn successful ways to attack inflated economic damages and effective trial cross-examination of plaintiff’s life care planner and vocational rehabilitation experts. An accomplished appellate attorney will also advise on the best ways to protect the record and will provide insight into combating lien based “as-billed” medical specials in light of the recent Court of Appeal opinion in Pebley v. Santa Clara Organics.
“Experts: Everything you Wanted to Know about Biomechanics but were Afraid to Ask.”
Moderator: Lisa J. McMains, Esq.
Biomechanics is the science of how the body responds to applied external and internal forces. A biomechanical engineer is able to examine specific injuries and applied forces to determine causation. This panel composed of two highly-qualified biomechanical experts and two veteran defense trial attorneys will discuss the effective use of such experts both at the pre-trial and trial stage.
“Evidence: People v. Sanchez – One Year Later”
Moderator: Marshall R. Cole
Back by popular demand is an analysis of the People v. Sanchez case and its application of the hearsay rule to expert testimony. This panel of distinguished experts will provide current insight into the Sanchez case and their experiences from the perspective of both the Plaintiff and Defense Bar, the Judiciary, as well as an appellate view. The panel will also address how to avoid the “trap doors” the Sanchez decision presents for the civil trial lawyer.
“Secrets to Success: Women Owned Law Firms”
Moderator: Lisa D. Collinson
Inspiration and tribulations guided by sheer determination. Learn from these women law firm leaders as to how and why they began their own law firms. Their presentation will include individual challenges they faced and hurdles they successfully overcame along the way.