Liz Mulvey to Teach Cross-Examination Techniques

Rules in MedMal book coverLiz Mulvey will be speaking at the American Association for Justice’s upcoming education seminar, Winning Medical Negligence Cases with Rules of the Road. The program, to be held at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona, on March 8-9, 2013, features updated and expanded presentations from last year’s well-attended event in Las Vegas.

The Rules of the Road approach is based on the bestselling trial guide by Pat Malone and  Rick Friedman, Winning Medical Malpractice Cases with the Rules the   Road™ Technique. All participants will receive a copy of the book, plus actual trial transcripts demonstrating how to use Rules approach in the courtroom.  The panel of speakers will also brainstorm with attendees about their own cases.

Program chairman Pat Malone has assembled a panel of nationally respected trial lawyers and consultants who will address all aspects of successfully representing victims of medical negligence, including discovery, opening, direct and cross-examination, and closing argument, during the two-day seminar. The faculty will share their secrets to create the winning edge in these challenging cases using Rules of the Road and other proven methods.

The seminar has been expanded to include a half-day of all new presentations on such topics as representing children with birth injuries, combating the epidemic of falls in hospitals and nursing homes, unlocking institutional secrets through depositions of corporate spokesmen, and calling the defendant as witness in the plaintiff’s case.

Mulvey is a frequent lecturer on trial practice in Massachusetts and nationally.  Malone has asked her to share her techniques for cross-examining expert witnesses without the benefit of a pre-trial deposition.  Mulvey is an advocate of this approach, which she feels benefits the plaintiff by eliminating the chance for defense experts to rehearse and shape their testimony, and also helps to keep litigation costs under control.

Crowe & Mulvey is a long-time Leaders Forum supporter of the AAJ, an organization that seeks to preserve and protect the rights of injured victims against judicial and legislative attacks.

Liz Mulvey to Present at AAJ National Meeting

Liz Mulvey will speak on cross-examination at the American Association for Justice’s Winter Convention in Miami, Florida, on February 12, 2013.  The annual event brings together lawyers from all over the country for educational programs on various topics related to the representation of injured victims.

Mulvey’s lecture, entitled “Rules of the Road in Medical Negligence Cases – Cross Examination,”  will focus on how to use common-sense principles to cross examine medical experts.  She will join a panel of noted lawyers from across the country as part of a five-day advocacy track designed to help lawyers present their clients’ cases in a persuasive and effective fashion at trial.

The “Rules of the Road” approach, pioneered by trial lawyers Pat Malone and Rick Friedman, aims to help lawyers develop rules of conduct for different situations that help to frame the important issues for the jury.  Mulvey will discuss how to use the Rules of the Road in medical malpractice cases to conduct an effective cross-examination of defense expert witnesses and to help jurors understand why adherence to these rules is required for patient safety.

Mulvey, who has taught trial practice to lawyers from across the country, advocates an aggressive approach to cross-examination that attempts to establish important elements of the plaintiff’s case through the defense experts, and to focus on areas for which the experts may not be well-prepared.  Her techniques have led to many memorable examinations and courtroom successes.