Shifting Paradigms: Speed Trial and Damages: Session One
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January 19, 2021
Ohio Association for Justice
Damages, Trial Tactics
In Session One of this three-part series on the shifting paradigms in the speed trial and damages, Joe Fried conducts a deep dive into the speed trial and how the new paradigm shapes your case preparation and trial strategy. He will discuss the present paradigm for conducting trials, why it takes so long to try a case and whether or not there is a correlation between the length of a trial and the verdict amount.
He will show how fear and limiting beliefs play into trial strategy and presentation and explore whether other paradigms should be considered. What if you could work from a new paradigm that identified what the case needs to be about and what you need to prove to win, how to get to the point quickly with less fluff, fewer witnesses and fewer points?
You will learn how the new paradigm works in practice, including how to limit the number of issues and the number of witnesses needed to prove your case and how to make it easy for jurors to get the point.
He will share examples of cases and an outline for medical doctor depositions.
Our present paradigm
- Is there a correlation between the length of a trial and the verdict amount?
- Is there a good reason to explore other paradigms?
- Identify what the case needs to be about and what we need to prove to win
- Present fewer witnesses
- Could this work?
- How the new paradigm works in practice:
- Discussion about identifying the few critical points for a case
- Discussion about editing content for each witness
- How to make it easy for jurors to get the point
- Ask for attendee issues
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