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Car Crash Symposium 2017

Product ID: CM2520
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Beep! Beep! Accident litigation help is here

Vehicle accidents can vary widely and include any number of legal snarls. From medical issues to mediation, the 2017 Car Crash Symposium can prepare you for the challenges of complex accident litigation. This year's program includes a wide array of helpful topics such as:

  • Using social media and electronically stored information (ESI) as evidence
  • Coordinating concurrent civil and criminal proceedings for your client’s benefit
  • Conducting competent mediation
  • Preventing and resolving ethical issues
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Beep! Beep! Accident litigation help is here

Vehicle accidents can vary widely and include any number of legal snarls. From medical issues to mediation, the 2017 Car Crash Symposium can prepare you for the challenges of complex accident litigation. This year's program includes a wide array of helpful topics such as:

  • Using social media and electronically stored information (ESI) as evidence
  • Coordinating concurrent civil and criminal proceedings for your client’s benefit
  • Conducting competent mediation
  • Preventing and resolving ethical issues
Read More ↓

Program Chairs:

Laura M. Lyons
Bell Moore & Richter S.C.
Madison

Jacqueline Chada Nuckels
Groth Law Firm S.C.
Brookfield

Faculty:

Christopher R. Bandt
Nash, Spindler, Grimstad & McCraken LLP
Manitowoc

Rebecca M. Coffee
Mastantuono & Coffee
Milwaukee|Waukesha

Hon. Michael R. Fitzpatrick
Krekeler Strother S.C.
Madison

Ann S. Jacobs
Jacobs Injury Law S.C.
Milwaukee

Jeremy P. Levinson
Halling & Cayo, S.C.
Milwaukee
Theodore V. Lyons Jr.
Meier, Wickham, Lyons & Schulz S.C.
Janesville

Craig Mastantuono
Mastantuono & Coffee
Milwaukee|Waukesha

Katherine E. Metzger
Studinski Law LLC
Plover

Randall L. Rozek
Rozek Law Offices S.C.
Milwaukee

Jason T. Studinski
Studinski Law LLC
Plover

William R. Wick
Nash, Spindler, Grimstad & McCraken LLP
Waukesha

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Medical Issues in Personal Injury Cases

  • Medical proof required
    o Injury 
    • Functional disability
    • Medical expenses
    • Pain and suffering
  • Causation
    o Mechanism of injury vs. etiology
    o Aggravation/activation of pre-existing conditions
    o Unnecessary treatment
  • Specific situations
    o Low velocity impact
    o Successive impacts
    o Seatbelts
    o Total joint replacements
    o Spinal fusions

Christopher R. Bandt, William R. Wick

9:20 a.m. : The Internet in the Courtroom: Is it Admissible?

  • Understand how the Rules of Evidence apply to electronically stored information (ESI) such as social media posts, text messages, and emails
  • Step-by-step analysis of the application of the Rules of Evidence to the admissibility of ESI
  • Strategies and techniques for the admission of ESI in civil cases

Hon. Michael R. Fitzpatrick

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : Maximizing Your Mediation Results

  • Should a particular case be mediated, and at what point in the process
  • Factors to consider in selecting a mediator
  • Preparing a mediation submission
  • Preparing your client for mediation
  • What to expect from the mediation (not limited to settlement of the case)
  • Following through on a mediation agreement

Theodore V. Lyons Jr.

11:15 a.m. : Criminal/Civil Law Overlap: Outcome Advocacy in Concurrent Civil/Criminal Proceedings

  • How and when can a civil attorney become involved in a criminal case?
  • Criminal and civil case outcome coordination that can be beneficial to the client – examples
  • Who should a civil attorney interact with when involvement would benefit a client?
  • What legislative and procedural tools are available to civil counsel that can benefit their client?

Craig Mastantuono, Rebecca M. Coffee

12:05 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. : Anatomy of a $7.25 Million Bicycle Accident Verdict

  • Featuring the actual exhibits used at the trial
  • Utilizing trial presentation software
  • Developing damages with lay witnesses
  • Objections to damaging evidence and when to make them

Randall L. Rozek

1:55 p.m. :Social Media

  • Focus on discovery of social media information, with reference to how discovery requests have been handled around the country (there’s very little state law)
  • Touch on the ethical implications in searching (or snooping) for social media information

Ann S. Jacobs

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : Emerging Issues in Trucking Litigation

Trucking litigation is changing and savvy practitioners do not treat truck wreck cases like car wreck cases. Attendees will learn about emerging issues concerning technological advances such as requirements for electronic logs, the federal debate concerning increasing liability insurance policy limits, and discussion concerning safety advancements that impact all stakeholders in a trucking case.

Jason T. Studinski, Katherine E. Metzger

3:50 p.m. : Ethics Issues for Attorneys in Car Crash Litigation

Topics will include:

  • Effective use of retainer agreements to avoid problems and misunderstandings.
  • Issues of communication and diligence. (SCR 20:1.3 and 1.4.)
  • The allocation of authority and decision-making between attorney and client. (SCR 20:1.2 and 1.4(5).)
  • How to effectively address mistakes or ethics issues when if appear. (SCR 20:1.4 and interpretational materials.)
  • Relevant trust account issues, including duties that may be owed third-parties in connection with trust property including recoveries for clients. (SCR 20:1.15.)
  • Ethics issues arising from social media, including evidence gathering and clients’ use of social media. (SCR 20:1.1, 1.3, 4.1-4.3, 8.4.)
  • If time permits, specific ethics issues related to attorney advertising will also be discussed. (SCR 20:7.1-7.4.)

Jeremy P. Levinson

4:40 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Understand how to properly admit ESI in your civil case
  • Find out when and how a civil attorney can become involved in a criminal case
  • Receive an overview of a $7.25 million bicycle accident verdict
  • Learn the required proof and causation needed to support medical issues in personal injury cases
  • Discover how trucking litigation is changing and the importance of differentiating trucking cases from car wreck cases
  • Explore ethical conundrums common in vehicle cases
  • Know how social media can be used as evidence
  • Learn tips for effective mediation
  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Tort attorneys
  • Insurance defense lawyers
  • Civil litigators
  • General practitioners
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