Negotiation Tools for Lawyers: Kwame Christian Presents at CATA Luncheon CLE September 13, 2017

William Eadie

William Eadie

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer at Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers
William is a trial attorney in Cleveland, Ohio, where he lives with his wife, Christine, and their two daughters.His practice is devoted to nursing home abuse and medical negligence.
William Eadie
Photo of attorney Kwame Christian in a black suit and blue tie, smiling at the camera, view from chest up, on white background.

Kwame Christian will be presenting at the September 13, 2017 CATA Luncheon CLE Series on negotiation tools for plaintiff injury lawyers.

I’m pleased to welcome Kwame Christian to our first CLE Luncheon of this season.  Kwame, a master negotiator, will teach us how to maximize case value by using powerful persuasion techniques.  Drawing on the latest research in negotiation, Kwame has consulted with lawyers and businesses to close large deals, including settlement negotiations and mediations.

The luncheon starts at 12:15 pm on September 13, 2017, at the Cleveland Hilton Downtown, 3rd floor (Room Hope C).

If you’d like a sneak-peek at some of Kwame’s powerful persuasion techniques, check out his podcast Negotiate Anything, in which he interviews successful entrepreneurs, lawyers, and experts on best (and worst) negotiation techniques. With over 110,000 downloads and listeners in 140 countries, it is the top ranked negotiation and dispute resolution podcast in the nation.

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Send check to William Eadie, Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers, 3100 E 45 St., Suite 218, Cleveland Ohio 44127, or bring check payment with you to the luncheon.

Ken Levinson Presents on Focus Groups

William Eadie

William Eadie

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer at Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers
William is a trial attorney in Cleveland, Ohio, where he lives with his wife, Christine, and their two daughters.His practice is devoted to nursing home abuse and medical negligence.
William Eadie

On March 9, Chicago attorney and focus-group impresario Ken Levinson presented to the CATA membership at our periodic luncheon CLE on using focus groups to maximize case value.

As an attorney who regularly uses focus groups, I found Ken’s presentation to be enlightening. Ken obviously knows how to manage a group–including ours!–in a way that opens them up to providing candid feedback.  He gave away valuable tips from his own experience, as well as examples of how they have gone form focus-group gold to trial wins.

Recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the top 100 lawyers in Illinois, Ken is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, and a member of the Trial Lawyers College Alumni Board and The American Trial Lawyers Association. He is the author of the latest edition of Litigating Major Automobile Injury and Death Cases, published by AAJ Press/Thomson Reuters, and has been invited to speak by the American Association for Justice and multiple state bar and trial lawyer associations. In addition to representing clients, Ken is often retained to create focus groups and assist lawyers in the presentation of their case.

Thanks to CATA Secretary Cathy Bolek for putting the presentation together for our members.

Please take a moment to give Ken some feedback, or even ask questions.  I’ll let him know we’re using this post for that purpose so he can respond.

Thanks!

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Margaret Murray Presents to Members on Ohio’s New Subrogation Statute

William Eadie

William Eadie

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer at Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers
William is a trial attorney in Cleveland, Ohio, where he lives with his wife, Christine, and their two daughters.His practice is devoted to nursing home abuse and medical negligence.
William Eadie

Please join the Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at noon for lunch and a presentation by Margaret Murray on Ohio’s new Subrogation statute.  Download the CATA October 2015 Luncheon Registration Form.

Margaret will be discussing Ohio’s newly enacted Make Whole Law, R.C. 2323.44, which is effective on September 28, 2015.  She will explain the difference between the Common Fund Doctrine and the Make Whole Law, and tell us how the new statute affects our clients and our practice.  As a member of the Ohio State Bar Association 2009 Special Committee on Subrogation and 2010 Subrogation Task Force, and the Ohio Association for Justice Subrogation Task Force in 2014 and Subrogation Committee in 2015, Margaret is well versed in Ohio subrogation law.

Margaret M. Murray has been a partner at Murray & Murray Co., L.P.A. since 1997, having graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1996 and from the College of the Holy Cross in 1993.  Margaret is a member of AAJ, OAJ, ABA, OSBA, and the Erie County Bar Association, is currently chair of the Erie-Huron County Joint Grievance Committee, and rejoined the OAJ Board of Trustees this year having previously served from 2004-2010.  She also served on the OSBA Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee from 2009-2012.  Margaret most recently spoke at the OAJ Insurance Law CLEs regarding Professional Rule of Conduct 1.15(d) and (e) and how these rules impact our responsibilities regarding subrogation claims.  Margaret’s work has been recognized by OAJ in 2010 and in 2014 with the Amicus Curiae Award and in 2011 with a Distinguished Service Award.  She is a past president of the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio and has been an elected member of the State Central Committee for the Ohio Democratic Party since 2006.  She has served as the amicus curiae chair of OAJ for the past six years and also serves as the co-chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Ohio Democratic Party.  Many decisions have been published regarding Margaret’s work including a national federal class action settlement in 2013 and most recently in June of 2015, a decision from the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia reinstating cases involving more than sixty life insurance companies which had been dismissed by the trial court.

I look forward to seeing you on October 14.

Luncheon Seminar Series – Jury Selection: “Cause is Necessary”

Please join us for the next CATA Luncheon Seminar Series on March 12, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton Riverview Room at 12:00 p.m.  The luncheon will feature Dennis Mulvihill discussing jury selection in a program entitled – “Cause is Necessary.”  This will be our last seminar of the season, so we hope the weather cooperates and everyone can be there.

The registration form for the event is linked below.

Luncheon Seminar Registration Form

CATA Luncheon View From The Bench

William Eadie

William Eadie

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer at Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers
William is a trial attorney in Cleveland, Ohio, where he lives with his wife, Christine, and their two daughters.His practice is devoted to nursing home abuse and medical negligence.
William Eadie
Judicial Panel at 2013-12-11 CATA Luncheon featuring Michael P. Donnelly, Joan C. Synenberg, and David T. Matia, Jr.

Judges Joan C. Synenberg, David T. Matia, Jr., and Michael P. Donnelly, participating in CATA’s CLE Luncheon Series with a View from the Bench.

CATA was pleased to welcome Judges Michael Donnelly, Joan Synenberg, and David Matia of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas to speak at CATA’s December Luncheon CLE seminar.  The judges gave a view from the bench on trial techniques, offering insights for the new and experienced attorneys alike.

Any feedback on their comments, or questions?  Please comment below.

A few images from the event below.  For more, check out the CATA Facebook page.

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