Levinson and Stefani founding partner Ken Levinson recently traveled to the Garden State to be an invited faculty member in the New Jersey Association for Justice 2015 Meadowlands Seminar, providing insight into two specific areas: child injury cases and the benefits of conducting focus groups.
The first session, titled “Maximizing Damages in Child Injury Cases,” concentrated on liability and trial strategies and three categories of injuries: brains, bones and burns. Levinson touched on the process of dealing with traumatic injuries by consulting with appropriate physicians and conducting extensive interviews with family members, among other things.
Levinson also led a session titled “Learn from Legends,” giving advice and explaining the benefits of using focus groups to better understand potential jurors. Levinson talked about the “blind spots” that lawyers frequently overlook, and how the use of a focus group can minimize dangers and maximize chances of winning the case by employing already-tested strategies.
Other topics during the three-day event included discussions regarding criminal law, tort law, proving standard of care and others.
The Meadowlands program featured 19 seminars, where speakers covered a broad range of legal areas as requested by current and former attendees. More than 600 people have attended since the seminar’s inception.
The NJAJ is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey, a statewide association of over 2,500 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates.
Levinson’s next speaking engagement takes place this Thursday at the Florida Association for Justice in St. Augustine, FL. He will lead the “Hell on the Highways: Motorcycles, Trucks and Roads” seminar, teaching fellow trial lawyers how to represent their clients more effectively.