Advanced Trial Series - Part 2: Working with the Jury
Thu, March 23, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Registration limited to OTLA Members
All fees subject to HST #R129967998
Join us for 75 minutes of CPD with Gary Will of Will Davidson and Tom Vesper of Westmoreland Vesper Quattrone & Beers in part two of this exciting four part advanced trial series.
Topics to include:
- science of jury selection – before you get to the court room you need to think about what type of juror you want/don’t want. Jury selection goes by fast and furious if you aren’t prepared!
- how to use technology efficiently and effectively. For example, putting on a show versus letting them absorb the information
- when do you strike the jury or move for a mistrial
This program is eligible for up to 1.25 Substantive Hours.
Gary Will, Will Davidson
Gary R. Will is the Managing Partner of WILL DAVIDSON which now has ten offices in Ontario.
He has been recognized as one of Canada’s premiere legal experts in the practice of personal injury litigation and is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Civil Litigation.
Gary Will has a busy practice acting for individuals suffering serious personal injuries or for the families of individuals suffering fatal injuries. He has extensive experience in the areas of personal injury law, products liability, professional negligence, insurance, environmental, bad faith, and class action litigation. Gary has a practice built on referrals from other lawyers throughout Canada and has been recognized by his peers repeatedly for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada.
Gary is a Past-President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and was the Provincial delegate to the American Association for Justice from 1996 to 2007. He currently is on the Board of Governors for AAJ. He is the recipient of the H. T. Bruce Hillyer Award presented by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association on June 1, 1996, in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the cause of civil justice, having exemplified the spirit of OTLA in fearlessly advancing the cause of individual rights by the effective use of trial advocacy. He was a finalist for the 2002 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award established by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
Gary has written and lectured on insurance-related topics to a number of groups and associations, including the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
Thomas Vesper, Esquire, Westmoreland Vesper Quattrone & Beers
Tom Vesper is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney admitted to the bar of New Jersey in 1973. He received his undergraduate education at Villanova University (B.A., cum laude, 1968), and legal education at Rutgers University (J.D. 1973) where he was a writer and member of the Rutgers Camden Law Review. Served with the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1969 to 1991, and was certified as a UCMJ 27(b) Trial Counsel and Defense Counsel by the Secretary of the Navy.
Past President of the New Jersey Chapter of The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now NJAJ). Tom is a Diplomat and Sustaining Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now AAJ), Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), a founding member of Trial Lawyers For Public Justice (now PJ), founding member and Executive Director of The Aletheia Institute and selected by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America.
A senior partner in the Atlantic City, New Jersey law firm of WESTMORELAND, VESPER QUATTRONE & BEERS Tom concentrates on personal injury and wrongful death cases. His litigation experience includes: products liability, commercial trucking & bus crashes, negligence, professional negligence and consumer fraud cases.
Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (1980) and New Jersey Supreme Court (1981), Tom is a frequent guest lecturer for ATLA (now AAJ), state TLA's, AJ's, bar associations and law schools. A faculty member & past trustee of the National College of Advocacy, he has published over 250 articles and several dozen books or chapters - recently his book of quotations, Uncle Anthony's Unabridged Analogies, and the AConsortium@chapter for ATLA's Litigating Tort Cases. Tom has written and lectured on Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Truck/ Bus Accident Reconstruction, Discovery, Case Evaluation, Settlement, Trial Techniques, and the ATLA Trial Notebook, 5th Edition and Deposition Notebook, 3nd Edition.
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