Visual Strategies

Visual Strategies for Plaintiff Trial Lawyers:
Winning the Triple Crown at Trial


Friday, May 1, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ

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Eric Romano, Esq.
Romano Law Group
Lake Worth, FL

Tara Rose, MA
MediVisuals, Inc.
Richmond, VA

Jonas K. Seigel, Esq.
Seigel Capozzi Law Firm, LLC
Ridgewood, NJ

Description/Learning Objectives:

This seminar will arm each attendee with an arsenal of tactics, techniques, strategies and ideas on how to enhance the plaintiff’s presentation and arguments through the use of smart, innovative, accurate and truthful demonstrative aids (and “demonstrations”), as well as providing each attendee with the ways and means of utilizing demonstrative evidence to overcome a multitude of defense obstacles and traps. Just as importantly, we will conduct an in-depth and entertaining assessment of exactly how it is that so many plaintiff lawyers destroy their own case or portions of arguments and proof through the use of misguided or faulty demonstrative aids.

Simple as 1, 2, 3:

  1. “See” the Problem(s);  
  2. Visualize the Solution(s);  
  3. Hit Your Most Powerful Point(s) (not just PPTs) with the Jury a/k/a - The Art and Science of “Connectionology” in Mastering Persuasion Through Visual Evidence and Demonstrative Aids

The program will cover, among other things, the following:

  1. It is not enough to “know the law” of demonstrative evidence but rather is essential to understand how real life trial court judges interpret the law in terms of what judges allow and disallow regarding demonstrative evidence, in-court demonstrations, and more;
  2. The components of “connectionology” in using demonstrative evidence in the courtroom;
  3. Overcoming defense obstacles and traps regarding the use of demonstrative aids and in-court demonstrations;
  4. The necessity of pretrial motion practice regarding demonstrative evidence;
  5. Setting the stage for trial:  utilization of demonstrative aids in discovery and in pretrial hearings;
  6. The upside versus downside of PowerPoint presentations during trial (including opening statement and summation) - and what studies show as to how real life jurors respond;
  7. Laying the foundation for demonstrative evidence when you have either (a) a cantankerous opposing counsel who objects to everything or (b) a judge who is either a stickler for “foundation” or “predicate,” or a judge who is from the “old school” versus the “real old school”;
  8. Technology in the courtroom - what’s hot versus what’s useless;
  9. Why it is essential that the creator or maker of the demonstrative aid be genuinely qualified in his or her profession;
  10. Understanding the concept of “gilding the lily”;
  11. Video clips from actual depositions and from real trials on the utilization of demonstrative aids, demonstrations, medical illustrations, charts, graphs, timelines, sketches, photos, diagrams, and most everything else that plaintiff lawyers need to use or at least “consider” in the handling, litigation and trial of plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death cases;
  12. What have we learned from real trials and what have we learned from mock trials regarding demonstrative evidence;
  13. Trial lawyer strategic and use blunders in using and presenting demonstrative evidence - there are no “do-overs”;
  14. Comparative demonstrative aids in order to show each attendee how two very similar “appearing” demonstrative aids tell each juror a vastly different story.

This program will be “interactive” in that it will include lecture format presentations with continuing questions and comments from the attendees.  It is meant to be an extraordinary learning experience covering each and every aspect of the use of demonstrative aids in your cases.

ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2015 features 23 seminars over three days. The advantage of this unique format is that you may move from seminar to seminar, hearing different topics as desired and thereby creating a seminar tailored to your specific needs.

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If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Boardwalk Seminar 2015, you will receive the member registration fee ($200 less than the non-member rate) and as a part of this special offer you will receive an additional $100 off of the registration fee. Join NJAJ.

MCLE Credits
New Jersey - (Earn 3.60 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 3.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 3.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)

Full-Time Judges, Full-Time Law School Professors, 
Judicial Law Clerks & Law Student Members

Registration is complimentary for the seminar.
Pre-registration is required.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the
Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.60 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 3.60 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in 
civil trial law.

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on April 24, 2015.
Each registrant will receive a CD-ROM containing the course material onsite.

Onsite/Door Registration: 
An additional $25 will be added to all program fees for onsite registration.

Friday, April 24th is the last day for a refund (minus $20).
All cancellations must be in writing.

After Friday, cancellations and no shows will receive a credit (minus $20)
automatically good for 1 year for a future seminar or an on-demand seminar at


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