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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association


Trial Techniques


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The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s May Seminar, presented by the Women’s Caucus, will address practice-specific topics as well as professional responsibility and diversity topics applicable to all aspects of the profession. We will learn how to maximize recovery in smaller personal injury cases, how to represent our clients in our work and efforts outside of the courtroom, how to create and use effective demonstrative exhibits, how to excel in motion practice, how to maximize damages through witness selection and testimony, the keys to developing and delivering opening statements at trial and at mediation, and the Honorable Nancy Rosenstengel, Chief Judge in the Southern District of Illinois, will share her perspectives on trial practice from the bench. In addition, Jayne Reardon from 2Civility will discuss attorney well-being: an ethical and professionalism issue, and Keenan Saulter will address Ending the Echo Chamber: Why Diverse Perspectives are Important when Preparing for Trial.

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Katharine C. Byrne
Cooney & Conway

Kathy Byrne has been practicing in the field of asbestos litigation since graduating from law school in 1988. She exclusively... Read More

Kristina D. Cooksey

Kristi grew up watching her family work hard as members of Southern Illinois unions. She saw from an early age how easily... Read More

Michelle Kohut

Michelle M. Kohut is a Chicago personal injury trial lawyer and was named Partner at Corboy & Demetrio in 2019. She practices... Read More

Jayne Reardon

Jayne Reardon is the Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. A tireless advocate for... Read More

Hon. Nancy J. Rosenstengel

Judge Rosenstengel was appointed United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois May 19, 2014. She earned... Read More

Kathryn Conway

Kathryn Conway formally joined the law firm of Power Rogers & Smith in November of 2011. Ms. Conway concentrates her practice... Read More

Sara M. Davis

Sara joined Cogan & Power in June 2018 having worked at another personal injury firm. Sara handles a variety of matters... Read More

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Representing Our Clients Outside Court; Maximizing Recovery in Smaller Personal Injury Cases; Demonstrative Evidence; Attorney Well-Being: An Ethical and Professionalism Issue; Perspective from the Bench

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