Join the panel discussion on the importance of civility in the courtroom. Attorney Jill Mariani hosts a roundtable of these influential members in law:
• The Honorable James Holderman: The Chief Judge of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois joined the court in 1985 after he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan. He became Chief Judge in 2006. Holderman is also chair of the ABA’s Commission on the American Jury Project, which focuses on the implementation of the ABA Principles on Juries and Jury Trials into the courtroom and reaching out to the public about the importance of jury service and jury reform.
• Dick A. Semerdjian: Attorney Semerdjian is chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). TIPS is the knowledge and leadership hub for trial practice and issues of justice that involve tort insurance and law.
• MaryGrace Schaeffer: As vice president of DecisonQuest, Schaeffer has been a trial consultant for more than 22 years. Her expertise includes strategy and theme development, mock trials, witness evaluation and preparation, shadow juries, post-trial interviews and more.
Listen to their thoughts on why legal professionals need to be cognizant of civility in the courtroom, the strategies they use to implement it, changes they’d like to see in the legal world regarding civility, and more.
Civility is a skill in the management of differences, disagreements and conflict and is good for the law profession. So how essential is civility to the legal profession? And is it practiced well by lawyers? Lawyer2Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Dick A. Semerdjian from the firm Schwartz Semerdjian Ballard & Cauley LLP and chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), to discuss the status of civility in the legal profession.
2011 has been a year filled with devastating disasters from a record number of deadly tornadoes in the U.S., including Alabama, Missouri, and Massachusetts to the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Fukushima, Japan. Hear attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams on Lawyer2Lawyer talk with Attorney Randy J. Aliment, Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) and Attorney Dennis D. Palmer from the law firm Polsinelli Shughart out of Kansas City, Missouri, about the legal issues that victims can face, disaster preparedness and how lawyers deploy to help those affected.
In this special edition of Workers’ Comp Matters from an ABA TIPS 2010 Conference on National Trends and Emerging Issues in Workers’ Compensation, host and Attorney Alan S. Pierce spotlights the intoxication defense in defending a workers’ compensation claim. Alan welcomes Attorney Gregory T. Presmanes from Bovis, Kyle & Burch, LLC to discuss how to best investigate these cases, how to educate clients, medical privacy issues and the intoxication defense in other jurisdictions.
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