Use The Plaintiff’s Playbook to Your Advantage
From 2014 to 2018, U.S. plaintiff awards almost doubled in total dollar amounts, with a few exceeding $1 billion. Whether you call them nuclear verdicts or runaway verdicts, the expensive litigation and exorbitant settlements cost carriers millions – and have a negative impact on financials for years to come.
You can learn how to manage this risk at the only anti-nuclear verdict training.
In this immersive, hands-on experience, nationally known trial leaders will teach you how to identify and proactively manage high risk claims. Plus, they will deconstruct a real nuclear verdict trial from voir dire to closing arguments – you’ll see a case unfold live, as they uncover strategies that plaintiff attorneys use to win excessive awards and share proven formulas to even the playing field.
What You Will Learn
This program combines in-person presentations and hands-on participation with select virtual content to provide a comprehensive learning experience. You will learn from the nation's leading trial experts, including Bob Tyson, author of the best-selling book, Nuclear Verdicts: Defending Justice for All.

We'll cover:
- techniques to identify high risk claims early and prevent escalation
- effective management of litigated claims to avoid a nuclear verdict
- elements of a jury trial
- psychology of jury selection and how to select the right jury
- how to suggest a verdict number and still get a defense verdict
Prior to the in-person program in Chicago participants will attend one foundational virtual primer session. Virtual session options are noted below. Participants will receive a total of 11 CE/CLE credits for both the virtual and in-person sessions.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who wants the tools to avoid a nuclear verdict.
Claims and litigation managers: learn how to optimize the relationship with outside counsel and gain exposure to attorney insights that can mitigate risk and save time and money.
Attorneys: hone your technical trial skills through hands-on deconstruction of a jury trial with nationally known trial leaders.
This exclusive event is limited to just 100 participants. Seats are limited – reserve yours today.
The Verdict is In
Here is what previous participants think…
“I hoped to learn a little about how to prevent nuclear verdicts......I got much more.”

“I didn't want it to end. I enjoyed the pace and listening to the experiences and examples of the presenters. I plan to present what I learned to my company at an upcoming retreat.”
“I hoped to learn different skills to apply throughout litigation that would pay off in a positive result at trial if the case goes that far. That's exactly what I learned.”
“First CLE in a long time that actually held my attention!”
“Well-structured program, with proper amounts of relevant content/interaction around recommended defense industry strategies.”

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  • Virtual Primer 
    September 14, 2022 
    11 AM ET - 4 PM ET
    September 28, 2022
    11 AM ET - 4 PM ET

    October 18 - 19, 2022

  • The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
    909 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 943-7200

  • Fellows:   $699
    Members: $899 
    Vendor Fellows/Service Providers: contact



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