How to Win the Battle of the Experts and Ethical Pitfalls During Trial

Paul D. Friedman M.A., Ph.D., J.D.
Paul D. Friedman M.A., Ph.D., J.D. | BURGSIMPSON

Paul is the Managing Shareholder of BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH JARDINE’s Arizona office. He practices in the areas of ethics, personal injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice and defective products. Paul served as an Adjunct Professor at Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for almost a decade and is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Arizona State School of Law.

Live Video-Broadcast: May 25, 2022

How to Win the Battle of the Experts and Ethical Pitfalls During Trial
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Program Summary

Session l - How to Win the Battle of the Experts

Most trials are decided based on the experts which are presented to the jury. Jurors make decisions as to which experts are believable and credible. Those same jurors judge the attorney’s conduct and intent based on the experts’ ability to convey information in a fair and balanced manner. If you want to maximize your client’s case, this seminar is for you. An attorney who presents biased or unqualified experts is doing a disservice to their client. This seminar will present how to bring out the best in your experts and determine the best avenues of discrediting your adverse attorney’s experts.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Experts’ ability to convey information in a fair and balanced manner
  • Present how to bring out the best in your experts
  • Determine the best avenues of discrediting your adverse attorney’s experts

Session ll - Ethical Pitfalls During Trial

Jurors also want to make sure the attorney and the client are worthy of their time, attention and ultimately their verdict. The attorney needs to make a good first impression which lasts from voir dire through closing argument. The fastest way to lose jurors is playing word games and being exposed for questionable conduct. This seminar is helpful to disclose potential ethical pitfalls which occur during trial.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Jury Selection
  • Opening Statement
  • Direct and Cross-Examination
  • Closing Arguments

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Date / Time: May 25, 2022

  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Eastern
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Central
  • 10:00 am – 12:10 pm Mountain
  • 9:00 am – 11:10 am Pacific

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Speakers

Paul-D.-Friedman-M.A.,-Ph.D.,-J.D_BURGSIMPSON_myLawCLEPaul D. Friedman M.A., Ph.D., J.D | BURGSIMPSON

Paul is the Managing Shareholder of BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH JARDINE’s Arizona office. He practices in the areas of ethics, personal injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice and defective products. Paul served as an Adjunct Professor at Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for almost a decade and is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Arizona State School of Law.

He has been a Judge Pro Tempore of the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2005, served on the Arizona Supreme Court Task Force for Delivery of Legal Services, and is one of the founding board members for the Board of Non-Lawyer Legal Services. He has been an Attorney Member of the Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Panel since the rules were revised in 2011, a Member/Arbitrator of the Arizona State Bar Fee Committee since 2012, and Member of the Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Judicial Performance Review since 2012.

He is Certified in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. Paul is also Certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification/National Board of Trial Advocacy (“NBTA”) in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy and Civil Trial Advocacy. Paul is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in Medical Malpractice and is an Associate with the American Board of Trial Advocacy. Paul has obtained verdicts which are listed in the Top 10 of Arizona for 2 of the last 4 years including a jury verdict of $58,500,000.

Agenda

Session l – How to Win the Battle of the Experts | 12:00 pm -1:00 pm

I. Experts’ ability to convey information in a fair and balanced manner | 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

II. Present how to bring out the best in your experts | 12:20 pm – 12:40 pm

III. Determine the best avenues of discrediting your adverse attorney’s experts | 12:40 pm – 1:00 pm

Break | 1:00 pm – 1:10 pm

Session ll – Ethical Pitfalls During Trial | 1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

IV. Jury Selection | 1:10 pm – 1:25 pm

V. Opening Statement | 1:25 pm – 1:40 pm

VI. Direct and Cross-Examination and | 1:40 pm – 1:55 pm

VII. Closing Arguments. | 1:55 pm – 2:10 pm