Upcoming CLE Seminars

05/11/2017 - There are only a few more CLEs left for the year. Don't get caught short. It's easy to register; just click on the links below. Below are some of the seminars that are left before the year is up! For the full listing of CLE offerings, visit the CLE Calendar today.

Effectively Representing Your Client in Mediation
Cranston, May 11
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 2.0 credits
Mediation is becoming more and more prevalent as judges, insurance carriers and clients look for ways to resolve legal disputes without the time and expense attendant to protracted litigation.
This "hands-on" workshop taught by three experienced lawyer-mediators will help attorneys understand how mediation differs from either litigation or direct negotiation and will provide participants with a framework for preparing for and carrying out the most effective mediation advocacy for their clients. The workshop will include instruction and a realistic mediation simulation exercise in which participants will have a chance to try out the strategies and techniques covered.

The Next Wave of Toxic Tort Litigation in Rhode Island? Let's Talc!
Cranston, May 12
or Live Webcast
12:30 p.m - 2:30 p.m., 2.0 credits

One cannot escape the recent barrage of television and radio ads soliciting potential plaintiffs to file suit against various companies alleging cancer caused by the use of consumer and industrial talc products. Just this past week in Missouri, a jury award a "$110 million verdict finding Johnson & Johnson liable for a plaintiff's development of ovarian cancer."

This lunchtime presentation will provide an overview of the science, medicine, and regulatory history underlying talc litigation. The panelists will break down recent talc verdicts nationally and provide both defense and plaintiff perspectives on how to litigate these types of claims.

Trial - The Persuasive Advocate
Cranston, May 16
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., 2.0 credits

What makes an opening statement persuasive, a direct examination powerful, a cross exam lethal? By far, it is the personal standing and credibility of the presenting attorney. But wait, the jury or factfinder does not know me. How will they know if I am trustworthy and believable?

At this seminar, our speaker will share 30 years of unique and highly effective trial techniques that will greatly enhance your ability to persuade and become an influencing factor in the presentation of your case. Designed for trial, these techniques are equally effective in any adversarial proceeding and will benefit the new and seasoned lawyer alike.