About the Program:
Litigation lawyering is in trouble. It is time for us to rededicate ourselves to the basic idea of obtaining justice for our clients, and doing so ethically, skillfully, and courageously. Lawyers who should be taking their cases to trial accept "case management" techniques designed to prevent trials and promote quick settlements.
Michael Tigar brings you nine rules for shaping and then trying your case, starting with your first client meeting. He discusses and illustrates …
- how to investigate the facts before spending money on discovery;
- how to develop the story of your case;
- how to select and use experts; and
- how to meet the other side's experts.
His compelling and practical ideas about litigation champion Tigar's firm belief that lawyering can be "exciting, heroic and moral." Tigar brings 40 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts across the country and in foreign lands. He believes that being a trial lawyer should be the most fun you can have in a profession. He also believes that you can, should and must understand the ways that ethical rules govern every aspect of your work. His presentation brings those rules to life in practical, memorable fashion.
Tigar’s presentation will inspire you. His message will engage and motivate you. The tactics he presents and the stories he tells will provide a memorable mechanism for incorporating the techniques into your practice. You will laugh, and you will be reminded why you wanted to be a lawyer in the first place.