Proving Damages in Tennessee: How to Present Evidence and Command Jury Attention
Live Webinar: Thursday, August 24, 2017
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Central)
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern)
Your client has been injured in an automobile accident, a slip and fall, or some other event. You've proven liability on the part of the defendant, but you’re only halfway to the victory. Now you must prove damages.
With the advent of social media, and a decline in attention span, how jurors perceive evidence has changed, and successful lawyers must adapt. This is particularly true when proving damages, where evidence must be presented in a way that jurors can grasp quickly and that catches their attention. For example, a picture or graphic can resonate with the jury, while a narrative description of an injury may not have the same impact.
To learn the new rules for presenting evidence and proving damages in personal injury cases, join your colleagues for this valuable 60-minute webinar. Your presenter, an experienced trial attorney, will explain:
- When to put your client on the stand
- Effectively using demonstrative exhibits
- Common mistakes in introducing evidence and testimony at trial
- Addressing insurance coverage before the jury
- Using the best evidence to prove the amount of your damages
- And more!
Learn how to adapt your trial presentation skills and damages arguments to the new jury reality, and achieve better outcomes for your clients, while earning valuable CLE.
About Your Presenter:
John E. Dunlap is a sole practitioner in Memphis, where he is board-certified by the Tennessee Continuing Legal Education Commission in consumer bankruptcy. His main areas of practice include bankruptcy, workers’ compensation, personal injury, ERISA litigation, and Social Security disability. Mr. Dunlap has spoken on consumer bankruptcy and workers’ compensation, as well as having spoken for a company called SCES, Sterling Education Services, and the Memphis Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Dunlap is a member of the Memphis and American bar associations as well as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He earned his B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his J.D. from the University of Memphis.