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Trial Techniques and Tips in Personal Injury Cases

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Produced on June 16, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 15m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Personal Injury and Negligence Litigation

Course Description

In the high-stakes world of civil litigation, how do you gain the advantage you need when every case is so different? Whether you're new to civil litigation or have practiced in this area in the past, having a firm foundation in the basics is essential to your success. Since each case needs special tailoring, your ability to handle the day-to-day issues with ease can really help when the unexpected inevitably occurs. Do you have a strong enough understanding of the fundamentals to handle whatever situation comes your way?

This program will give you a good base with which to start. Presented by Jeffrey M. Kimmel, one of New York’s leading civil trial attorneys, this program will explore and highlight the core aspects of trial preparation and technique. While styles and approaches to trial work depend on individual personalities and strengths, tailoring your style to your personality is universally necessary to success. From the jury selection phase through closing arguments, you will learn strategies and techniques for achieving the most favorable outcome possible.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how to practically apply the rules of civil procedure to your case
  2. Obtain practical strategies for ethically handling questions of jurors during voir dire
  3. Unearth jury pool prejudices, attitudes, biases and values that may affect your case
  4. Successfully prepare evidence, witnesses and clients for the trial experience
  5. Deliver outstanding opening statements and make your closing arguments memorable
  6. Gain insider’s techniques for effective direct and cross-examination
  7. Effectively present evidence in order to shore up your case
  8. Overcome authentication and admissibility challenges

This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2018 Bridge the Gap Event.

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Jeffrey M. Kimmel

Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP

Jeffrey M. Kimmel is a partner in the Manhattan firm of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP. He is a proven, experienced trial attorney, successfully trying numerous complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases to verdict during his career. Mr. Kimmel has earned the highest ranking among attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings Service and was selected as one of New York City's "Ten Leaders" in Civil Trial and Personal Injury Law. He has been named to the prestigious Best Lawyers and New York Super Lawyers list in the personal injury and medical malpractice areas. Mr. Kimmel previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County. He is a frequent lecturer on trial preparation, trial strategy and courtroom techniques. He has lectured to attorneys at Bar Associations as well as to students at local law schools, colleges and high schools. He serves as judge at Yale University's Mock Trial competition annually. Mr. Kimmel has also appeared on television as a legal analyst.

Mr. Kimmel served on the Board of Directors of the New York County Lawyers' Association and was chair of its Committee on Committees which oversaw approximately 50 committees and sections. He is a former member of the Medical Malpractice Committee of The New York City Bar. Mr. Kimmel is currently a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, The New York City Bar and New York County Lawyers Association. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Council to the Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.

Mr. Kimmel graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree and Brooklyn Law School, where he received the school's coveted American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy. Active in Brooklyn Law School's Moot Court program, he was selected to the distinguished National Team. Mr. Kimmel is admitted to the Bar in New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia and the United States Federal Courts.


James L.

Great instructor.

Owolabi A.


Gary G.

Mr Kimmel was the most captivating teacher I have seen in the 9 Lawline classes I have taken thus far

Candace B.

Excellent course for an attorney just beginning to try personal injury cases.

Richard G.

Very good course

Danielle M.

Jeff is a great speaker

M Hope A.

This guy was great! I am not a PI lawyer, but his information is valuable to all litigators, despite the PI bent.

Donald H.


carol M.

Excellent presentation

tracey g.

great speaker

Shireen B.

Very engaging!

Ashley A.


David G.

Good Presenter.

Richard a.


Marci A.

Informative and entertaining!

Nina Anne G.

Excellent, entertaining, very helpful.

Dale F.

excellent presentation of valuable information

Kevin C.

Energetic presenter

Suuzen Ty A.

Superb speaker with extremely useful content.

Trisha B.

Great and helpful trial tips

John C.

Very effective oral presentation. A lot of great tips for trial.

Jean C.

Excellent presentation!

Brian B.

This sort of trial work videos are the best. More please.

Carolyn D.

The presenter was alive and excited. The best yet.

Michael B.

Thank you.

Duan F.


Karen R.

Speaker was very engaging with lots of good advice.

Maria P.

he was amazing

T.W. Ronald D.

very well done

James D.

Great speaker!

Joseph F.

Best course I've taken here.

Jeffrey A.

Loved the lecturer. Very entertaining. Kept you interested. One of the very few courses I didn’t mind listening too. Wouldn’t even have minded if it was longer.

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