Camp Lejeune Roundtable Series | Session One
The passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA), while a tremendous step forward for those harmed by Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water, has also brought about more questions than answers for victims and their attorneys alike.
Unlike other cases where the playbook has been tested and refined, the CLJA has interjected confusion and layered uncertainty. Several recent continuing legal education courses have been offered to help attorneys with the bigger picture issues involved in litigating CLJA cases, but when it comes to the nuts and bolts of actual casework and a venue for robust discussion, there’s been a visible gap for CLJA practitioners.
To bridge this gap, NCAJ is proud to offer a series of CLJA-focused, in-person roundtable sessions for CLE credit. Each half-day session will be limited to 30 attendees to foster open and candid conversations on the myriad questions and challenges presented in these complex cases.
Topics for each session will be selected in advance and moderated by a program chair, but the content itself will be found in the dynamic conversation of the attendees present. Our goal in offering this innovative series is to empower a community of trial lawyers in NCAJ membership who are prepared for the fight ahead for their clients.
For the first session of our Camp Lejeune Roundtable Series, we’re excited to welcome program chair and moderator Patrick Wallace of Milberg, Bryson, Coleman & Phillips, PLLC. Over the course of this first half-day program, Wallace will guide robust conversation and brainstorming on the following topics:
Intaking Clients – What Do I Need to Know About My Clients?
- Injuries worth pursuing
- Unique and dangerous situations
Working Up Your Case: Advancing Into the Unknown
- Key exposure issues: timelines, relevant locations
- Key fact pattern issues
Damage Considerations: What Damages Will Be Available?
- What damage categories are available
- CLJA offsets and the problem of other governmental benefits
Wrongful Death: A Growing Issue
- What law will apply, and will it impact damages?
Litigating in the Eastern District of North Carolina
- How to evaluate cases for filing
Local Counsel Issues: Trust But Verify
- Considerations for serving as local counsel for CLJA cases
Stay tuned for future dates and topics in this series!
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