NCAJ Skills Academy: Opening & Closing for Civil Practitioners
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This seminar is for Plaintiff Attorneys Only
|8:00 a.m.||Registration (in person only)|
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Speakers by Program Chair
William Goldfarb, Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb, Charlotte
Doug Abrams, Abrams & Abrams, P.A., Raleigh
|9:00 a.m.||Foundations used to prepare for Opening; The interplay of Jury Selection and Opening; Demonstrations of Opening|
|11:15 a.m.||Foundations used to prepare for Opening; The interplay of Jury Selection and Opening; Demonstrations of Opening (cont.)|
|1:15 p.m.||Foundations for preparing for Closing; The interplay between Closing and all other parts of the trial; Demonstrations of Closings|
|3:30 p.m.||Foundations for preparing for Closing; The interplay between Closing and all other parts of the trial; Demonstrations of Closings (cont.)|
|$250||NCAJ Attorney Member (2-5 years licensure)|
|$185||NCAJ Public Service Member|
|$140||NCAJ Legal Assistant Member|
|$99||NCAJ New Admittee Member|
|$185||NCAJ Retired Member|
|season ticket does not apply|
Thanks to Our Presenting Sponsor
Lawyers Mutual has been providing North Carolina attorneys with liability insurance for 40 years. Our mission is to protect North Carolina lawyers with the best coverage against professional liability, and to provide education and risk management resources to help them better serve their clients and the public.
Thanks to Our Sponsor
Milner Settlements | Bryan Milner is a Senior Structured Settlement Consultant with Milner Settlements through Sage Settlement Consulting. He has been working with attorneys and their clients in North Carolina for over 19 years, and continues to be a strong supporter of NCAJ. Bryan takes on a compassionate, comprehensive approach. He understands the important and complex financial decisions that face individuals and families who are receiving settlements. He provides creative structured settlement options and helps the attorney navigate the complexities of settlement-related issues such as Medicare Set-Asides, Trusts, Lien Resolution, etc. He also assists attorneys with designing fee structures for their contingency fees. Bryan is a committee member of the newly formed American Association of Settlement Consultants (AASC).