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2013 Last Chance CLE Conference speaker materials
December 12-13, 2013
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

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"Winning with the Masters"

Zen Trial Strategies; Winning in the Moment
John H. Gomez; Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys; San Diego, Calif. (Biography)

Opening Statements
Milton C. Grimes; Attorney at Law; Los Angeles, Calif.
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Building the 21st Century Personal Injury Law Firm: Restructuring Your Law Practice to Succeed
Steven M. Gursten; Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten, Christensen & Raitt, PC; Farmington Hills, Mich. (Biography)
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Direct and Cross Examination of Experts
Michael A. Kelly; Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger; San Francisco, Calif. (Biography)
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Wisdom Is Scar Tissue in Disguise
Randall L. Kinnard; Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge; Nashville, Tenn. (Biography)
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Delivering the Knock-Out Punch - Making Your Closing Argument Count
Jeffrey J. Kroll; Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.; Chicago, Ill. (Biography)
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Psychodrama in the Courtroom
Joseph H. Low IV; The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV; Long Beach, Calif. (Biography)

Trying a Case in a Small Town
Randi McGinn; McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A; Albuquerque, N.M. (Biography)
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Voir Dire: Cause Is King
Dennis P. Mulvihill; Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill Co., LPA; Cleveland, Ohio (Biography)
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Case Story Images: What Should Decision Makers Be Seeing & How Can You Get Them To See It?
Eric Oliver; MetaSystems, LTD; Canton, Mich. (Biography)
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Depositions that Settle the Case and How to Take Them
Dorothy Clay Sims; Sims & Stakenborg, PA; Ocala, Fla. (Biography)
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Examination of Expert Witnesses at Trial
Gerson H. Smoger, Ph.D., J.D.; Smoger & Associates; Dallas, Texas and Oakland, Calif. (Biography)
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"Review of Louisiana Law"

Third-Party Observation of Defense Medical/Psychological Examinations
Tom Anderson; Anderson & Boutwell; Hammond, La. (Biography)
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Developing the Theory of the Case: A Methodology of Analyzing Evidence and Outlining the Trial (to Get and Keep a Verdict)
J. Robert Ates; Ates Law Firm, APLC; Destrehan, La. (Biography)
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Special Masters
Joseph M. Bruno Sr.; Bruno & Bruno; New Orleans, La. (Biography)
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Slip & Fall in the City: Suing Municipalities
D. Wayne Bush; SmithBush LLP; Leesville, La. (Biography)
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Professionalism
Communicating with Your Clients, Opposing Counsel and the Court
Justice Marcus R. Clark; Louisiana Supreme Court; New Orleans, La. (Biography)
Dennis Hennen; Hennen & Hennen, LLP; Monroe, La. (Biography)
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Louisiana Medical Malpractice Law and Procedure
Robert J. David; Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C.; New Orleans, La. (Biography)
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Voir Dire: The Scariest Day of Trial
Edwin Dunahoe; Dunahoe Law Firm; Natchitoches, La. (Biography)
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Recent Developments in Louisiana Tort Law
Thomas C. Galligan Jr.; President and Professor of Humanities, Colby-Sawyer College; New London, N.H. (Biography)
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Ethics
Ethical Questions from the BP Oil Spill Litigation
Stephen J. Herman; Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC; New Orleans, La. (Biography)
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Whistleblower/False Claims Act Interplay
Hugh P. Lambert; The Lambert Firm, P.L.C.; New Orleans, La. (Biography)
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AWW Disputes in Workers' Compensation - Why I Should Have Taken that Math Course in College
Mark L. Riley; The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation; Lafayette, La. (Biography)
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Discovery Rules Against Government
S. Christie Smith IV; SmithBush LLP; Leesville, La. (Biography)

Trial Evidence: Getting It In and Keeping It Out
Edward J. Walters Jr.; Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC, Baton Rouge, La. (Biography)
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Using a Jury Consultant for Jury Research and Voir Dire Effectively in Larger Cases
James M. Williams; Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams, LLP, Metairie, La. (Biography)

Because trial schedules may vary, the program is subject to change.

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