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Keith A. Hebeisen to Discuss Opening Statements at ISBA Seminar

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On November 1st, Keith A. Hebeisen will be discussing opening statements at the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) seminar titled, "Legal Education Anatomy of a Medical Negligence Trial."

He will be discussing opening statements from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. alongside Timothy G. Nickels from Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP.

"Opening statements are one of the most important aspects of a trial because it sets the tone for what's to come and gives the jurors their first impression of you, your client, and your case. Join us for an in-depth look at how to make the most of your next opening statement," states the ISBA website.

Other segments from various lawyers will be presented from the perspective of both a plaintiff and defense attorney, giving attendees a well-rounded look at each topic. According to the ISBA, the following will be discussed:

  • How to limit or prevent evidence from being presented by opposing counsel;
  • The importance of choosing the right jurors for your case;
  • How to use the opening statement to make an impression;
  • How direct and cross examinations can both help and hurt your case;
  • The important roles of experts and treating physicians in this type of trial; and
  • The necessity of creating a compelling closing argument.

The seminar has been approved for 7.00 MCLE hours. 7.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours are subject to approval.

The all-day seminar will be from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on November 1st, 2017, at the ISBA Regional Office (20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900) in Chicago.

To learn more about the seminar, please visit: http://bit.ly/2yerS9a

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