I was born in the great city that no one has ever heard of, Lancaster, California. Growing up, I watched my parents work to grow their firm from a single office cubicle to the large firm that it is today and realized that I did not want to work that hard. I went to college thinking that I wanted to own a restaurant one day, only to realize restaurant owners work harder than lawyers, with smaller profit margins. So, I decided to work for my father as his tech guy/unofficial associate. I summarized his depositions, prepped his mind maps, and built his closings. After doing several trials with him, I finally realized that helping people in their darkest times alongside my father wasn’t the hard work that I once envisioned, so I decided to go to law school. Several years later my father asked me to go golfing with a Bruce Schechter, to which I begrudgingly agreed. Three holes and a couple of tequila shots later, we became fast lifelong friends. Ever since, I have been trying cases alongside my dad and Bruce. When I am not working with those two, I am wrestling with my two french bulldogs, Beau and Bleu, or cooking for my lovely wife Bre.
Rex will present the latest advancements in understanding human thought processes and their applications in trials. He will analyze how different jurors perceive facts and how they change their opinions based on what they think other people believe. We will explore the scientific evidence of how people decide if someone is being truthful or not.
We will spend time on how best to use visuals in trial and more importantly how to manage the visual of impact of the plaintiff’s team on the jury. You will learn how to dramatically increase the challenges for cause that are granted.
Additionally, he will teach the most effective time to request financial compensation, and some of the best ways to make such a request. We will practice the best use of metaphor when asking for compensation. Most important, we will learn the best way to help the jury decide to help the plaintiff with fair compensation for their injuries.
This program will teach you how to make powerful, creative and winning visuals. You will learn how to keep it simple, engage your audience, and become confident in your skills. Khail and Justin will discuss gathering and using relevant documents, images and videos, designing slides and cresting maximum impact. Whether you consider yourself a novice or expert, you will learn specific ideas that you can immediately implement in your practice.
You invested thousands of hours working up your case, you paid tens of thousands of dollars gathering the perfect experts to illustrate the injuries, you invested your blood, sweat and tears prepping for trial, and then . . . you get the bankruptcy notice in the mail. The feeling of dread washes over you and you panic as you think about how much money and time just went down the drain all because the shady defense lawyer talked their client into filing for a bankruptcy that will stain their client’s financial record for more than a decade. But stop panicking, gather your senses, because your case just got better not worse. In this hour, we will go through what you need to know to turn this dreaded feeling into the greatest blessing for both you and your client.
(10 min) Evaluating the bankruptcy schedules
(10 min) Lifting the Bankruptcy Stay
(10 min) Befriending the Trustee
(10 min) Bringing the Bankruptcy into the underlying case
(10 min) Setting traps for the inevitable appeal
(10 min) Questions?
If you deliver an excellent opening statement, you tell the best story, you gain credibility, you frame the story your confidence surges, and you gain huge moment going into the case.
What you will learn:
Picking a jury is one of the most important if not the most important part of any case. It sets the tone for the entire trial and not only allows you to bond with the ultimate decision makers in your case but lets you pick which individuals will be the ones to value the injuries that you present to them. By employing simple strategies, you can stop worrying about how many preemptory challenges you have left and focus on selecting the right jurors that will place the greatest value on the harms and losses your client is facing.