20th Annual TASC – Trial Advocacy Skills College – Mar. 16-19

THE PROGRAM: TRIAL CAMP
Lawyers who attend this powerful training develop trial skills by practicing under the guidance of some of Indiana`s most experienced lawyers and judges in a simulated, friendly courtroom environment. This program is designed to develop the basic trial advocacy skills for lawyers with limited litigation experience while providing experienced trial lawyers an opportunity to sharpen their skills. The teaching method also uses faculty demonstrations and videotaped critique of each participant`s performance. Participants will need to spend time reviewing the fact pattern and working the case information that is used daily. Both faculty and participants will prepare as they would for trial. To Register for the 2017 TASC, Click Here.

THE EXPERIENCE OF TASC:
While much work is required, the atmosphere is most enjoyable and provides the perfect setting for learning trial skills. Attendees will be introduced to a mix of hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises and lectures to improve trial advocacy in the areas of:

Case Analysis & Communication Skills
 Jury Selection
Opening Statements
Direct & Cross Examination
Examining Expert Witnesses
Evidence
Exhibits & Demonstrative Evidence
Impeachment & Rehabilitation
Closing Arguments
Professional Responsibility (Ethics)

LOCATION & DATE:
March 16-19, 2017 – 28 CLE / 3 E
Live In-Person Only! Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, IN 46202

SCHEDULE:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:30 A.M.    Registration in Lobby
8:00 A.M.   Orientation
8:30 A.M.   Skills: Case Analysis, Theme Development, Voir Dire & Opening Statements
5:30 P.M.   Adjourn Day 1

Friday, March 17, 2017
8:30 A.M.   Skills: Introduce Evidence, Direct & Cross Examinations
5:15 P.M.    Adjourn Day 2

Saturday, March 18, 2017
8:30 A.M.    Skills: Direct & Cross Expert Witnesses
5:00 P.M.    Adjourn Day 3

Sunday, March 19, 2017
8:30 A.M.   Skills: Finish Direct & Cross, Refresh Recollection & Impeachment, Final Argument
4:30 P.M.   Program Concludes

FACULTY:
TASC PROGRAM DIRECTORS:

  • Hon. Melissa S. May, Indiana Court of Appeals, Indianapolis, IN
  • F. Anthony Paganelli, Paganelli Law Group, Indianapolis, IN
  • Patrick A. Shoulders, Partner, Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP, Evansville, IN

TASC FACULTY MEMBERS:

  • Hon. Robert R. Altice, Jr., Indiana Court of Appeals, Indianapolis, IN
  • Hon. Jane S. Craney, Morgan Superior Court #3, Martinsville, IN
  • Hon. Frances C. Gull, Allen Superior Court, Felony Division, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Hon. Lance D. Hamner, Johnson Superior Court #3, Franklin
  • Hon. Grant W. Hawkins, Marion Superior Court, Criminal 5, Indianapolis, IN
  • Hon. Richard L. Young, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • James H. Austen, Starr Austen & Miller, LLP, Logansport, IN
  • Michael P. Bishop, Cohen Garelick & Glazier, Indianapolis, IN
  • Stephanie L. Cassman, Lewis Wagner, LLP, Indianapolis, IN
  • Robert B. Clemens, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Robert R. Cline, Chief Deputy Prosecutor, Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office, Martinsville, IN
  • Jessie A. Cook, Law Office of Jessie A. Cook, Terre Haute, IN
  • Ryan O. Farmer, Metzger Rosta LLP, Noblesville, IN
  • Lynnette Gray, Johnson & Gray, Franklin, IN
  • Sarah Graziano, Hensley Legal Group, PC, Indianapolis, IN
  • John F. Kautzman, Ruckelshaus, Kautzman, Blackwell, Bemis & Hasbrook, Indianapolis, IN
  • Too Keller, Keller Macaluso LLC, Carmel, IN
  • William H. Kelley, Kelley & Belcher, Bloomington, IN
  • Larry A. Landis, Indiana Public Defender Council, Indianapolis, IN
  • Kathy A. Lee, Cline Farrell Christie & Lee, PC, Indianapolis, IN
  • Anne C. McGown, Of Counsel, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis, IN
  • Mark A. Metzger, Metzger Rosta LLP, Noblesville, IN
  • Tammy J. Meyer, Metzger Rosta LLP, Noblesville, IN
  • Dane A. Miss, Skiles DeTrude, Indianapolis, IN
  • Stephen A. Oliver, Boren, Oliver & Coffey, LLP, Martinsville, IN
  • Michael Rosiello, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis, IN
  • Mark W. Rutherford, Thrasher Buschmann & Voelkel, P.C., Indianapolis, IN
  • Richard K. Shoultz, Lewis Wagner, LLP, Indianapolis, IN
  • Ralph W. Staples, Jr., Law Offices of Ralph W. Staples, Jr., LTD, Indianapolis, IN
  • Dr. Dennis P. Stolle, President, ThemeVision LLC, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis, IN
  • Teresa L. Todd, Attorney At Law, Indianapolis, IN
  • Robert F. Wagner, Lewis Wagner, LLP, Indianapolis, IN
  • L. Alan (Skip) Whaley, Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis, IN

TASC EXPERT WITNESSES:

  • Dr. Robert A. Czarkowski, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon, St. Vincent Sports Medicine, Carmel, IN
  • Dr. Van Evanoff, Jr., MD, Brownsburg, IN
  • William E. Dickinson, Wolf Technical Services, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • Stuart B. Nightenhelser, Wolf Technical Services, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

TASC SCHOLARSHIP:
We are pleased to announce that a limited number of partial scholarships are available for attorneys with a financial hardship. Financial support is provided through the generosity of the ICLEF Scholarship Fund, the American Board of Trial Advocates and Ms. Jessie A. Cook. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, and some preference is given to lawyers with zero to five years experience.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING!
“This was by far the best seminar I have ever attended! The entire program was excellent. Everything was effective.”

“I don’t know that it could have gotten any better. PRICELESS EXPERIENCE!”

“Thanks for changing my life.”

“Course was excellent & the standards are high! Most HIGHLY recommend this course!”

To Register for the 2017 TASC, Click Here.

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN 

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7-Part Skills Series with Richard Mann

Jump start 2017 with this 7-part series educating you on things you might not do everyday. Super Lawyer Richard Mann brings his wealth of knowledge to a variety of topics in these engaging 1-2 CLE hour seminars. This 7-part series will be held on Wednesdays, around lunch time, through out January and February. Click any seminar below to learn more or to register.

Quickbooks for Lawyers: Trust Accounts, Billing & the Rest
1 CLE / .5 E – This is no longer available as a Live Seminar. Click Here to view the On Demand Seminar.
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Child Support Guidelines
1 CLE – This is no longer available as a Live Seminar. Click Here to view the On Demand Seminar.
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What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Malpractice Insurance
2 CLE – The Live Seminar has been completed. The On Demand Seminar will be available soon.
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Law Office Technology for the Small Office Practitioner
1 CLE – Wednesday, February 8,  12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Live In-Person Seminar
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast
– From your home or office computer
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Methods in Getting Paid
1 CLE – Wednesday, February 15,  12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Live In-Person Seminar
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast
– From your home or office computer
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Website Development: Use & Misuse of Social Media in Your Practice
1 CLE / 1 E – Wednesday, February 22,  12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Live In-Person Seminar
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast
– From your home or office computer
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Evidence: E-Discovery Using Today’s Tools
1 CLE – Wednesday, March 1,  12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Live In-Person Seminar
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast
– From your home or office computer

 

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

 

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Year in Review & Indiana Law Update On Demand & Video Replay Seminars

If you where unable to join us for this year’s 2016 Year in Review or 2016 Indiana Law Update, and are in need of CLE, we still have a few locations showing them before the end of the year. The On Demand Seminars are also available for each day of the YIR & ILU and can be viewed from the comfort of your home or office.

38th Annual Judge Robert H. Staton Indiana Law Update
On Demand Seminars
– Day 1 – 6 CLE / 1 E
– Day 2 – 6 CLE

Video Replay Seminar
Fort Wayne – Dec. 29-30, Grand Wayne Center, 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Eastern

2016 Year in Review
On Demand Seminars
– Day 1 – 6 CLE / 1 E
– Day 2 – 6 CLE

Video Replay Seminars
Merrillville – Dec. 27-28, Avalon Manor, 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Central
Indianapolis – Dec 28-29, ICLEF Conference Facility, 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Eastern
Bloomington – Dec. 29-30, Bloomington Convention Center, 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Eastern

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Subrogation Law, Thursday, Dec. 22

TOPICS:
WHAT IS SUBROGATION & SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
1. Defining the concept: equitable vs. legal
2. Insured/insurance carrier relationship
3. Releases and waivers of subrogation
4. Prejudgment interest
     b. Qualified settlement offer
5. Damages

AUTOMOBILE
1. Service of process when personal service or copy service is not available. Ind. T.R. 4.4 and 4.10;
2. Medical payment liens
     a. Erie vs. George and the recovery of medical payment subrogation liens
     b. When insured settles his claim before his carrier takes action. Secura vs. Tate;
3. Arbitration forums
4. Enforcing judgment
     a. Suspension of driving privileges – I.C. 9-25-6-4

WORKER’S COMPENSATION
1. Statutory lien pursuant to I.C. 22-3-2-13
2. Protecting the lien when the injured employee pursues 3rd party;
3. Recovery in the face of “Made Whole”.
4. Uninsured / underinsured – automobile policies of employer & employee & the impact on made whole doctrine

PROPERTY & PRODUCT LIABILITY
1. A property damage loss has occurred – now what?
     a. What information to gather?
          i. Statute of repose
          ii. Notice of parties
          iii. Act of God
     b. Evidence necessary to preserve claim
2. Experts
     a. Choosing an expert
     b. Daubert considerations
3. Spoliation;
     a. How to avoid
     b. Spoliation as a separate action: First Party vs. Third Party
4. Distinction between agent and independent contractor classification of wrong-doer;
5. Manufacturer and seller as defendants;
6. Malfunction theory in product liability claims. Ford Motor Co. vs. Reed

DAMAGES
1. Actual cash value vs. replacement cost
2. Economic loss
3. Damages to personal property
4. Punitive damages
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FACULTY:
Fred Pfenninger – Chair
Pfenninger & Associates, Indianapolis, IN

Carolyn Small Grant
Grant & Grant Attorneys, Indianapolis, IN

Robert G. Grant
Grant & Grant Attorneys, Indianapolis, IN

T. Blake Orner
Grant & Grant Attorneys, Indianapolis, IN
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SUBROGATION LAW
3 CLE / 3 Ins. CE – Thursday, December 22,  1:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
– From your home or office computer

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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