The Trial Tactics Committee is one of DRI’s largest committees. This Committee is dedicated to helping the defense lawyer perfect the skills required to excel as a trial lawyer, advocate, speaker and writer. The Committee focuses on the critical tools you need to sharpen your skills as an advocate, negotiator and communicator in all settings, whether at deposition, trial, mediation or oral argument.
The focus of the Committee is to reach out to all substantive areas of DRI’s membership, to transfer those skills and knowledge that work well in the courtroom to the myriad other areas of defense law where the arts of effective communication and persuasion can lead to the successful resolution of disputes. This goal will be met through the Committee’s newsletter, Trials and Tribulations, and other publications. The Committee will continue to publish several articles provided by its members in the issues of For The Defense dedicated to the Trial Tactics Committee. Through these dedicated issues, our members will have numerous opportunities to be published in a highly regarded national publication.
The Committee also works periodically on Defense Library Series publications concerning all aspects of trial work, from discovery to pre-trial motions through trial.
In March of each year, the Committee will produce its annual Damages seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada, carrying on the highly successful tradition begun by Al Parnell over a decade ago. A great number of nationally renowned experts will educate lawyers, claims handlers and clients on the latest research and techniques to try to minimize damage awards in personal injury lawsuits
The Committee has also partnered with other committees to present interesting and varied seminars such as the Complex Medicine seminar which we co-chaired with the Medical Liability Committee.
There are many opportunities for members to speak and write through these programs and publications. We welcome anyone who would like to become actively involved in our Committee. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds to participate. We look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you at our seminars, as well as at the Annual Meeting in October.