Lesson Title: Building & Winning Med Mal Cases from Sign-Up to Verdict Sponsored by Expert Institute
In this two-part series on medical malpractice, members will have the opportunity to hear from some of the most successful medical negligence lawyers from across the country. From Signup to Verdict, this all-inclusive program will teach Trial School Members how to use the power of story to build a winning strategy and combat defense experts and their usual assertions. Members will acquire approaches to avoid financial disaster by learning the right criteria for accepting a case. You will learn how to use storytelling to persuade the jury as well as recognize exactly how and why visual evidence is persuasive. There will also be discussion around how to shape your case strategy and tips to avoid the landmines that can destroy your case. This program will benefit both the experienced attorney as well as those just starting out. Join us on February 11 & 12 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM EST to hear from Jane Paulson, Jim Perdue Jr, Jim Bartimus, Eric Oliver, Clancey Bounds, Jeff Korek, Frank Caracciolo, Wendy Ketner, M.D., and Ken Suggs.
Sponsored by: Expert Institute.
Lesson Title: Premiere PI Firm Business Management Series
Introducing an exclusive 10-part collaborative series focusing on best practices for running your law firm. The course is limited to 20 lawyers of plaintiff firms. The course will consist of one 3-hour session per month for ten consecutive months beginning in March. The program will focus on every aspect of running a PI law practice, feature guest speakers, and help you work on your practice as efficiently, as you work on your business and your cases.
The program was created by Andrew Finkelstein who has the unique perspective of being the Managing Partner of 5 law firms throughout the Northeast. Prior to law school, Andrew received a BS in Finance and Marketing from Syracuse University. While trying personal injury cases, Andrew also obtained an Executive MBA. Andrew grew his father’s practice from one firm that practiced exclusively plaintiff’s personal injury out of one location to 5 firms, 19 locations, nearly 100 lawyers, 250 paraprofessionals engaged in plaintiff’s personal injury, consumer class action, Workers’ Comp, Veteran’s Disability, SSDB, and mass tort. The firms use proprietary case management software and have been paperless since 1995. In addition to his law career, Andrew is the Chairman of the Board of Empire State Bank, a community bank with branches throughout NY.
Joining Andrew will be Michael Earner, JD, LLM, MBA, who is the President & CEO of Total Trial Solutions, a highly awarded (plaintiff only) national litigation support company that has worked on over 100 seven and eight-figure cases in the past ten years. Michael is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan where he served as an infantryman on the front lines in the conflict as a member of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. He was injured during a major offensive operation and was medically evacuated back to the US, where he spent about six months receiving treatment at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC. He fought through his injuries and was later recruited into Army CID, where he completed training and qualified as a Special Agent. As an Agent, he worked primarily in counter-drug activities, conducting investigations both in the US and abroad, and was known for deploying technology and using data science to solve cases and identify suspects. Michael later accepted an early, honorable discharge, as his injuries continued to plague him. After leaving government service, Michael received a Yellow Ribbon scholarship to attend Suffolk University Law School in Boston, where earned a JD, a graduate certificate in Legal Technology and Innovation and was one of seven graduates in an accelerated LLM in Taxation program, all during his regular three years in study at the law school. Michael has an MBA, has studied Artificial Intelligence at MIT, Data Science at Cornell University, and completed two years of graduate coursework in Forensic Psychology. Michael has spent his career at the confluence of law, business, psychology, and technology and is a fantastic addition to this program.
Session 1 | March 25
Don’t Forget About Revenue: Inventory Management
Session 2 | April 22
Use of Dashboards and Key Metrics in Efficient Case Management
Session 3 | May 20
Service Quality Model
Session 4 | June 17
Culture and Hiring
Session 5 | July 22
Session 6 | August 19
Business Development (BD) “Old School”
Session 7 | September 23
BD “New School” Part 1 – SEO, PPC and Internet Strategies
Session 8 | October 21
BD “New School” Part 2 – Social Media
Session 9 | November 18
Insurance Surveillance and AI’s Impact on PI
Session 10 | December 16
Exit Strategies: Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions of PI Firms
Sponsored by Total Trial Solutions
Mark KosieradzkiState of the Art Deposition Series