Thursday, May 1, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ

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Program Moderator:
Victoria Schall, Esq. 
The Gruber Firm 
Mt. Laurel, NJ

Program Speakers:

Phillip H. Miller, Esq.
Nashville, TN

Paul J. Scoptur, Esq.
Wauwatosa, WI

For most cases, depositions make the difference in case value and outcome. Our speakers for this program have not only developed and written about deposition strategy and practice, Phillip H. Miller and Paul J. Scoptur have put it into practice for more than 30 years. Both their DVD/CD series on depositions, and their book, Advanced Deposition Strategy and Practice, include example after example of how to use their techniques and strategy in your own cases. This seminar will cover a range of techniques and strategies that can make an immediate difference in your very next deposition. Anyone who takes depositions as part of their practice should attend this seminar.
Learn how to:
•  Effortlessly exhaust a witness’ knowledge or opinions
•  Box in witness’ recollection or opinion so there are no surprises at trial
•  Introduce case altering rules, standards, and exhibits through the opposition.
•  Identify the questions that will undermine the opposition's case and the defense juror.
About the Presenters:
Phillip H. Miller, Esq.
Phillip Miller is a trial lawyer who practices in Nashville. His firm has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as one of the “Pre-eminent firms in the United States,” and he was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as one of the “Best of the Bar.”  He has been certified and re-certified as a civil trial specialist.
Phillip limits his practice to no more than 20 personal injury cases, and spends 50 percent of his time doing deposition and trial strategy for firms across the U.S. He is nationally recognized for his work as a deposition/trial strategist and is frequently hired by firms to help them prepare their biggest, most significant cases. Firms in 24 states have used Phillip to help them recover hundreds of millions of dollars over the last 14 years for their injured clients.
Phillip has written, published, and presented papers on trial practice from California to Florida.  He has been published in Trial, The American Journal of Trial Advocacy, and in trial lawyer publications in eight states and three Canadian provinces. He has been a repeat speaker at programs at Harvard University and the National Judicial College. His most recent work co-authored with Paul Scoptur, is Advanced Deposition Strategy and Practice published in July 2013.
Paul J. Scoptur, Esq. 
Paul J. Scoptur has been a civil trial lawyer representing plaintiffs exclusively since his graduation from Marquette University Law School in 1978. He is on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and is a trustee and co-chair of the National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees.  He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School, where he has taught litigation and trial skills. He also is a Diplomate of the NCA and he was the first lawyer to complete the Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy curriculum offered by the NCA.
Paul also is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants. He has a broad practice both as a trial lawyer and as a trial strategist and uses strategic case planning and focus groups extensively, both in his cases and in assisting other lawyers in preparing the discovery and trial of their cases across the country and in Canada. 

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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2014 features 25 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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MCLE Credits
New Jersey - (Earn 4.50 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 4.50 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 3.5 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 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

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on April 25, 2014.
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 25th 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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