April 6, 2012

Attend the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group Program “Nursing Home College: Depositions”

by Levin & Perconti

Next month the American Association of Justice, in conjunction with the Nursing Home Litigation group, will be holding a program that is likely of significant value to all personal injury attorneys, particularly those who are involving in litigation with elder abuse and nursing home neglect. The program, entitled “Nursing Home College: Depositions” will be held on May 10th and 11th at the AAJ headquarters in Washington D.C. Our Illinois nursing home neglect lawyers Steve Levin and Mike Bonamarte will be among the faculty members and presenters at the program.

The two-day program will cover a range of topics which are crucial to nursing home litigation generally and deposition work particularly. As all those working in this area know, the centerpiece of most of these cases is the information obtained from depositions with those involved in the care of residents at these facilities. That is why this program will focus on executing depositions properly for various nursing home staff members as well as the ancillary professionals who may play a role in the case.

Nursing home litigation comes with its own web of complications. This program will explore some of those issues and help legal practitioners sort through issues that may present stumbling blocks in the middle of the process. For example, concepts like corporate structure and quality reports will be analyzed in detail so that if you have one of these issues arise in a case, you won’t be facing it blind. Faculty members are experienced practitioners in the area who can share their proven case strategies to help overcome some of the more difficult components of these cases.

The AAJ explains that the program is open to those on all sides of the issue and will prove useful both to experienced nursing home lawyers as well as those just getting into the practice area. By the end the attendees will hopefully have mastered new techniques and practiced the new skills to be successful in the crucial deposition process, both leading and defending.

Overall the Nursing Home College includes lectures with four interactive workshops. The workshops involve participants working one on one with faculty members to reinforce skills learned in the presentations. The practice sessions will be on camera to provide close review and tailored advice. All faculty feedback is taped to provide future reference for participants. Throughout the program participants can bring an active case to get tailored help and advice. In addition, case samples will be provided by the faculty if necessary to explore the techniques shared in the lectures and workshops.

Besides two of our own nursing home attorneys, other faculty members at the event include a wide range of plaintiffs lawyers who are experienced in nursing home litigation. We encourage all those with active cases or potential issues down the road to participate in the workshop. At this point the program is open only to AAJ Plaintiff Members and AAJ Paralegal Affiliates. Included in the registration is 13.75 hours of continuing legal education credit which can then be applied toward the AAJs professional recognition programs. All participants will receive electronic reference materials to bring back and use in their own practice. The program will also include complimentary breakfast and a networking reception to mingle with others in the field.

Please click here to register and learn more about this program.