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Obtaining Depositions of Absent Class Members (01/15/2020)

Program Number: 3027 Presenter: Kelly Handschumacher, Esq., Jonathan Slowik, Esq.

Depositions of absent class members can be a critical tool for defending class actions on the merits, challenging class certification, or moving for decertification. However, defendants may face significant legal challenges in obtaining such discovery. This presentation will explain the legal framework for obtaining absent class member depositions, factors courts consider in deciding whether and how many class member depositions to permit, and suggestions for obtaining class member depositions.

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Maximizing Cause Challenges: Getting Jurors to Reveal Bias and Admit They Can’t Be Fair (03/26/2019)

Program Number: 2932 Presenter: Christina Marinakis, J.D., Psy. D

Every juror filters your arguments and evidence through a lens crafted from their attitudes and experiences; the key to a successful jury selection is identifying and removing the jurors who will have difficulty seeing the case from your perspective. In this webcast, renown jury consultant, Dr. Christina Marinakis, Esq., examines the fundamental characteristics that tend to distinguish plaintiff supporters from defense supporters and presents research-based techniques for eliciting bias from the venire members. Her six-step method for obtaining cause challenges presents real-life examples and explains the psychological foundations for why they work. Implementing these techniques will not only identify the worst jurors for your case, but also help them to recognize their biases and admit they can’t be fair.

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The Reptile Brain Strategy: Why Lawyers Use It and How to Counter It (10/09/2019)

Program Number: 29140 Presenter: Christina Marinakis, J.D., Psy. D

This presentation will include an overview of the Reptile Theory and provide concrete examples for how the strategy is frequently implemented by plaintiffs’ counsel in personal injury matters, as well as its recent extension to the employment sector. Jury expert, Dr. Christina Marinakis, will share the results of a national survey of mock jury participants designed to test the foundations of the Reptile theory, which has implications for jury selection strategies. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of techniques for countering the Reptile strategy in deposition, voir dire, and throughout trial.

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