James K. Theisen, Esq. is an attorney in the Rockford office of Hupy and Abraham. With more than a decade of experience, he handles personal injury claims. Mr. Theisen earned his J.D. degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he received numerous awards and scholarships, including the Phi Delta Phi Award for outstanding achievement in legal ethics and the Academic Achievement Scholarship. He also served as a student ambassador for SIU’s School of Law and participated in William & Mary School of Law’s summer program in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Theisen is licensed to practice in Illinois’ state and federal courts, as well as the state of Missouri. He also is a member of the Winnebago County and the Illinois State bar association.
Personal Injury Trials: From Discovery to Rendering of Jury Verdict
Live Broadcast on August 18, 2017
Personal Injury Trials 101 will focus on a basic preparation and presentation of a personal injury trial and the issues and problems that may be encountered. Issues will be discussed in a general manner and will serve as an overview of what an attorney may expect in preparing for and conducting a personal injury jury trial. Issues discussed will be presented in the order in which they may be experienced as an attorney prepares for trial.
This course is co-sponsored by Wolters Kluwer.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Opening statements and Closing arguments
• Witness presentation, including expert witnesses
Date / Time: August 18, 2017
• 10:00 am – 1:15 pm Eastern
• 9:00 am – 12:15 pm Central
• 8:00 am – 11:15 am Mountain
• 7:00 am – 10:15 am Pacific
Choose a format:
• Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
• On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
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Section I. Discovery
Section II. Jury Selection & Voir Dire
Section III. Accident and Injury Examination
Section IV. Witness Presentation
Section V. Damages at Trial
Section VI. Trial tips
Section VII. Jury Instructions