Jazz Fest Seminar: Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

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Jazz Fest Seminar: Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases 

On-Demand CLE

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May 2, 2013 - May 3, 2013
The Roosevelt New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Platinum Level Sponsor:  MedFin Manager

Presented with AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and the Louisiana Association for Justice

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With rapidly evolving changes in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors, AAJ's Jazz Fest Seminar: Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Case will arm you with the tools and insights to more effectively represent your clients. The faculty of experienced trial lawyers and experts provide a clear path on how to best handle your TBI case.

“This seminar presented factual information vital to the presentation of a brain injury case.”
—Jay H. Janssen, Peoria, IL, 52 years in practice

“The Gold Standard for TBI training for trial attorneys. Should be mandatory for handling a TBI case.”
—Robert L. Collins, Houston, TX, 35 years in practice

“I learned more in two days at this TBI seminar than I had in 35 years of practice dealing with such cases.”
—Joseph P. Lenahan, Scranton, PA, 35 years in practice

Open only to AAJ Plaintiff Members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum) and AAJ Paralegal Affiliates.

Thursday, May 2

Registration 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Morning Session
8:30 am  – 12:30 pm       

Welcome and Introductions
Kenneth B. Goldblatt, NY

Welcome to New Orleans and a History of Jazz Fest
Stephen J. Herman, NY

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury
Brian D. Greenwald, M.D., NY

Update on Neuroimaging 
Randall Benson, M.D., MI

Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury Case—A Judicial Perspective
The Honorable Anne Elizabeth Barnes, GA

A Collective Voice for Justice
Linda A. Lipsen, DC

Working with the Brain Injured Client
Robert T. Karns, RI

NFL Concussion Litigation
Bruce A. Hagen, GA

Lunch (on your own)
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session
1:30 – 4:45 pm

Telling the TBI Victims Story:  Combining Storytelling, Neuroscience, and Psychological Techniques for Better Advocacy 
Shareef Rabaa, NY

Painting a Picture of Brain Injury Using Language and Graphics
Frank L. Branson, IV, TX
Third Party Observers During Neuropsychological Testing
J. Thomas Anderson, LA

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury:  Utilizing the Educational Specialist at Trial
Randall H. Scarlett, CA
Mark E. Eastham, M.D., CA

Biomechanics of TBI
Jeff S. Korek, NY
Mariusz Ziejewski, Ph.D., ND
Networking Reception
4:45 – 5:45 pm

Friday, May 3
Morning Session
8:00 am  – 12:45 pm

Welcome and Introductions
Terence R. Quinn, SD

Using Scientific Literature to Prove Traumatic Brain Injury and Debunk Defense Myths
Michael V. Kaplen, NY

Themes for Trying a Traumatic Brain Injury Case
Stephen M. Smith, VA

Direct Examination of Plaintiff’s Experts
Thomas C. Doehrman, IN

Examination of the Biomechanical Engineer in the Traumatic Brain Injury Case
Joseph Cammarata, DC
Cross-examination of Defendant’s Experts
Ira H. Leesfield, FL
Opening Statement in the TBI Case
Bruce H. Stern, NJ

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