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Neck & Back Injuries: Everything You Need To Know To Win Your Case


David W. Cooney, Esq. (Co-Chair)
RisCassi & Davis, PC

Charles B. Price, Jr., Esq. (Co-Chair)
McEnery, Price, Messey & Sullivan LLC

Patricia Cruz Fragoso, Esq.
Ventura Law

Brian M. Flood, Esq.
The Flood Law Firm, LLC

Eric Katz, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery

Rute Mendes, Esq.
Ventura Law

Harold L. Rosnick, Esq.
Miller Rosnick D'Amico August & Butler, PC


Program Co-Chairs
David W. Cooney, Esq., Riscassi & Davis, PC, Hartford
Charles B. Price, Jr., Esq., Price Green, LLC, New Haven

Screening & Evaluating Your Personal Injury Case
Harold L. Rosnick, Esq., Miller Rosnick D'Amico August & Butler, PC, Bridgeport

  • Identifying problems from the first intake
  • Realistically valuing your personal injury case
  • Variables which impact the value of a claim
  • Communicating with client regarding strengths and weaknesses of a claim
Preparing Your Client For The Courtroom
Rute Mendes, Esq., Ventura Ribeiro & Smith, Danbury
Patricia M. Cruz, Esq., Moore O'Brien Jacques & Yelenak, Cheshire
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses of client's presentation
  • Due diligence regarding clients background
  • Preparing for testimony

Dealing With Common Defenses
David W. Cooney, Esq., RisCassi & Davis, PC, Hartford

  • Low impact collision -- minimal damage
  • How to deal with pre-existing injuries
  • Delay in treatment

Demonstrative Evidence
Charles B. Price, Jr., Esq., Price Green, LLC, New Haven

  • Purpose of demonstrative exhibits
  • Evidentiary basis for demonstrative exhibits
  • Planning your demonstrative exhibits
  • Use of demonstrative exhibits at trial

Maximizing Your Recovery In A Difficult Case
Brian Flood., Esq., Moore O'Brien Jacques & Yelenak, Cheshire

  • Dealing with the IME physician
  • Persuasive techniques for opening and closing argument
  • Using friends, family, colleagues to testify as to impact of injuries on ADLs

This continuing legal education program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys, and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 4.5 credit hours, of which 4.5 credit hours can be applied to the Skills requirement.

CTLA offers adjusted registration fees for members who require financial assistance.  Call CTLA for a confidential discussion.

Hard copies of the materials will not be provided at the program. Registrants will be able to access the materials via  web link prior to the seminar, allowing you to print the materials (double-sided, please) in advance of the program.  We encourage attendees to go green by either downloading the materials on your laptop or using the CD-ROM which will be provided at the program.

Refunds will not be granted for cancellations received after the link to the materials has been sent.

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