Three-Part CLE Seminar

Nashville Litigation Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
7:45 AM-11:30 AM CST

Roundabout Plaza
1600 Division Street, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203

Join the Litigation Team of Bradley for a three-hour presentation. Dr. George Speckart will discuss the utilization and benefits of psychological technology -- the application of scientific research methodology the waste in litigation budgets and settlement costs. Three principal domains will be covered: the refinement of pre-trial (jury) research methods for obtaining predictive validity in estimating exposure; witness effectiveness training; and the derivation of accurate juror profiles for damages suppression.

Jackson partner Doug Minor will provide a view of the mediation process from all sides of the conference table. It includes a survey of top mediators and magistrate judges that will provide you with an insightful perspective from mediators and judges who together have over 50 years of experience. It will help answer frequently asked questions- why are some mediations and settlement conferences successful, when others are not? What are the intangibles that increase the chances of success, and what are the pitfalls they make a resolution more difficult?

Lastly, Alan D. Johnson, Disciplinary Counsel- Litigation at the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee will focus on licensing requirements, identification of the client, confidential communications, conflicts of interest, dual representation and when withdrawal may become necessary. The goal will be to raise awareness of ethical problems and offer insight into how they may be avoided and how they should be addressed.

This course is pending approval by the Tennessee Commission for Continuing Legal Education for three hours of CLE credit, including one hour of ethics.

Other Speakers:

Alan Johnson, Disciplinary Counsel ‐ Litigation, Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
George Speckart, Ph. D., Trail Consultant