Behind every successful personal injury lawyer is often a paralegal. Even the little things you do have the power to make or break a case. Are your skills on point? This guide will reveal what you should be doing at each key step to give your attorney the best chance to succeed. Learn how to make a difference - order today!
Preliminary Steps in Personal Injury Claims
Medical Records, Expenses and Liens
Demand Packages and Settlement
Pleadings, File and Client Management
Drafting and Answering Discovery
Trial Preparation - Effectively Working with the Litigation Team
Civil Trial Law: 6.00Personal Injury Trial Law: 6.00
This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for paralegals and legal assistants. Certification areas: Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Law.
ROBERT J. KASIETA is the founder of Kasieta Legal Group, LLC, in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a certified civil pretrial and trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Kasieta practices in civil litigation, with an emphasis on plaintiff personal injury and employment cases, as well as commercial litigation. He has written and taught extensively in the areas of trial practice, personal injury law and insurance law, and is an instructor of trial practice at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mr. Kasieta is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and all Wisconsin courts. He is a member of the Dane County Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Kasieta earned his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Northern Michigan University and his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
JENNA M. PROSCENO is a paralegal and personal injury practice coordinator with Leroy A. Tice, Esquire, P.A., where her main responsibilities include legal operations and administration in addition to case management. Ms. Prosceno also conducts medical research, legal and factual research, as well as client interviews. She coordinates and manages document production, gathers and reviews medical records, maintains general client contracts, and handles all aspects of the case from initial client contract to trial preparation and participation. Ms. Prosceno graduated from Delaware Technical and Community College and the University of Delaware.
CARI L. SHEEHAN is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Indianapolis office and is a member of the litigation department. Ms. Sheehan serves as professional responsibility counsel to the firm and focuses on various legal ethics and professional responsibility matters. She has represented clients in state and federal courts in Indiana and Illinois. Ms. Sheehan is admitted to practice in Indiana and Illinois. Ms. Sheehan also is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern districts of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Indiana and Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Saint Thomas More Legal Society. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Southern Indiana and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
DENNIS VANDERGINST is CEO and attorney with VanDerGinst Law PC, in Moline, Illinois. He supervises all cases within the firm. His primary practice focus is on all areas of personal injury litigation, including but not limited to, general negligence cases, product liability, medical malpractice and mass/class actions. Mr. VanDerGinst is a former adjunct professor of torts and insurance law at Black Hawk College and he continues to speak at seminars, conferences and conventions around the country on various issues surrounding injury law. Mr. VanDerGinst has participated in numerous county, state and national bar associations. He has been very active on several committees for the Iowa Association for Justice and the Iowa State Bar Association. He has served on the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and has been Illinois State Delegate for the American Association of Justice. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Pound Civil Justice Institute. He has also served on the national advisory boards for the National Crime Victims Bar Association and the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. Mr. VanDerGinst has been active in the American Bar Association. He earned his B.A. degree from Northern Illinois University and his J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law.
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