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

Friday, April 19, 2013
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Bally's Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ

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John F. Romano, Esq.
Romano Law Group
Lake Worth, FL
Bob Shepherd, MS, CMI
MediVisuals, Inc.
Richmond, VA
Michaela Miller
Video Law Services, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Michael S. Raff, Esq.
Raff & Raff
Paterson, NJ

Description/Learning Objectives:

This seminar event 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® 2013 consists of 26 separate seminars running concurrently to each other. 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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Public Service Attorneys: (defined as practicing exclusively as an employee of any publicentity of the State of New Jersey, or the Federal Government)


Paralegals & Legal Secretaries:

(Full Program)
(One Day Only)

(Full Program)
(One Day Only)
Paralegal Students: (One Day Only)
(includes Thursday or Friday breakfast, lunch and seminar materials)


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Law Students:


Full Time Judges:


Full Time Law School Professors:



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

Registration is complimentary for seminar.
Pre-registration is required to determine expected attendance.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.50 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 4.50 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law.

NJAJ Goes Digital...
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees to download
on April 12, 2013. 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.


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