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Beer & CLE: Life of a Trial - Session I
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Leveraging the Psychological Perspective on Deposition to Strengthen Case Outcomes. Co-Sponsored by the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers Section and Atlanta Bar CLE

9/30/2014
When: 09/30/2014
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Manuel's Tavern
602 North Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30307
United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781


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A practical seminar in a relaxed and informal setting at a convenient time

Presented by the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers and Atlanta Bar CLE. Speakers are top-notch trial lawyers and local trial court judges. Includes complimentary drink tickets and food.

Session Details

Leveraging the Psychological Perspective on Deposition to Strengthen Case Outcomes

Speaker: 
Brian McMahon, Ph.D.
Partner, Gate City Partners, LLC

This spirited talk advocates for a renewed appreciation for the long-term impact of deposition while elucidating this highly unusual human interaction from the social, cognitive and evolutionary psychological perspectives. Brian McMahon, Ph.D., draws on his research in social cognition to show litigators how and why their clients are prone to destructively turn deposition into personal combat; become overwhelmed in the moment and expose themselves to undue risk with verbosity; and misremember – often with great confidence – case facts, clouding and confusing the record to their detriment. Attorneys will gain insight into how to address these potential pitfalls and empower deponents, strengthen case theory and maximize potential settlement and trial outcomes.

CLE hours: 1.5 CLE hours (1.5 Trial Practice hours pending)

Check in beginning at 5:30 pm
Space is limited! Advance registration is recommended. 
On-site registration may not be available. 


Registration Fees:
Atlanta Bar Members: $89
Non-Members: $139
Law Students:  $10 (Members), $20 (Non-Members)

Written materials will be emailed before the seminar to all
pre-registrants, and after the session to at-door registrants.

Non-Members must register via the registration form

Additional Beer & CLE sessions
Mark your calendars for two other Beer & CLE Life of a Trial sessions.  Panelists and registration details coming soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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