TEACHING & TRAINING
Our Christensen Law Speakers Bureau will feature various presentations, speaking engagements, webinars, and teaching events that our experienced Michigan trial attorneys participate in throughout the year. Some topics are geared toward continuing education for the legal profession, while others are for a wider audience or even the public. Our goal is to provide enlightening and constructive education to serve those who need assistance and to provide professional development training to support the legal industry – keeping you informed, always.
If you have questions, or would like to have one of our attorneys speak at your event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
TRIAL LAWYERS UNIVERSIRY (TLU) NEW YORK CITY | 8 MINUTES TO $9.5 MILLION – September 22, 2023 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
An unsupervised, minor, store clerk delayed calling 911 to assist a stabbing victim. Dave Christensen and Sarah Stempky-Kime, trial partners at Christensen Law with numerous 7- and 8-figure verdicts and settlements, will discuss how this novel liability, zero-offer, case was built to become a $9,500,000 judgment at TLU NYC.
ICLE 10th ANNUAL NO-FAULT SUMMIT | April 27 & 28, 2023
Trial attorney Sarah Stempky-Kime will be presenting, “Auto Tort Damages: Noneconomic Damages–Presenting and Defending.” as part of the Third-Party Issues Track.
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF JUSTICE (MAJ) 2023 | NUTS AND BOLTS OF NO-FAULT PRACTICE PARALEGAL AND ASSOCIATE TRACK | January 27, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Six of our skilled team members will be presenting at the Michigan Association of Justice’s (MAJ) 2023 Nuts and Bolts of No-Fault Practice Paralegal and Associate Track. Join Stephanie, Deb, Devin, Sam, Leslie, and Sarah as they share their respective expertise in client intake and pre-suit investigations, trial preparation and paralegal practice, collaborative cultures and employee engagement.
The seminar is open to MAJ members only.
FREE WEBINAR: “NEUROSCIENCE & JURY TRIAL: LEVERAGING THE VISUAL CORTEX”
Dave Christensen breaks down how visual context and framing can drastically impact a jury. He discusses how to leverage the visual cortex through presentation techniques that serve to reinforce learning and win cases.
MDTC PANEL DISCUSSION: “CIVIL DISCOVERY” | June 17, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.
Join Dave Christensen at Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s (MDTC) Annual Meeting & Summer Conference this Friday, June 17. Dave will serve as a panelist alongside Chief Judge Joyce A. Draganchuk of 30th Circuit Court and James Liggins of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP. Together they will share their perspectives on the current state of the Discovery process and how to adapt to an ever changing legal landscape.
TO REGISTER: mdtc.org/annual-meeting-summer-conference/
FREE WEBINAR: “THIRD-PARTY PITFALLS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW” | March 11, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
Christensen Law intake and trial attorneys Deb Tonelli and Dustin Hoff will be presenting a FREE webinar for Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MILW) entitled, “Third-Party Pitfalls – What You Need to Know.”
Together they will discuss the complexities and nuances of third-party cases. From owners’ liability to step-down clauses to negligent entrustment to liens and more, they will illustrate how personal injury attorneys can avoid pitfalls that can diminish – or even derail – their cases, ensuring they achieve the best result possible for their clients.
VIRTUAL SUMMIT: “DON’T JUST SURVIVE, THRIVE IN 2022!” | March 3, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Available for Download)
One-day virtual summit hosted by Dewnya Bazzi of At Law and an all-star panel of Michigan’s top personal injury experts – including our very own Founder and trial attorney Dave Christensen! Dewnya’s hand-picked dream panel guides you through the complexities of Michigan’s new no-fault legislation and reveal the secrets to survival and growth in this chaotic new environment.
FREE WEBINAR: “LEVERAGING THE VISUAL CORTEX: PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES TO REINFORCE LEARNING & ASSOCIATION (AND TO WIN CASES)” | December 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Christensen Law Founder Dave Christensen will be presenting a FREE webinar for Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MILW) entitled, “Leveraging the Visual Cortex: Presentation Techniques to Reinforce Learning & Association (And to Win Cases).”
In his webinar, Dave will discuss the visual cortex’s impact on working memory and how you can – and should – employ multimodal narratives of visual rhetoric, semiotics, and story when developing presentations to improve retention – and win cases.
FREE WEBINAR: “THE CRITICAL ARGUMENT FOR BUILDING A COHESIVE, ENGAGED WORKPLACE” | November 19, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Managing Partner Sarah Stempky-Kime and Co-Founder Leslie Christensen will be presenting a FREE webinar for Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MILW) entitled, “The Critical Argument for Building a Cohesive, Engaged Workplace.”
In their webinar, Sarah and Leslie will be sharing their first-hand experience and discuss how employing measures to increase innovation, development, and engagement of employees has resulted in a positive, productive and mutually supportive culture – and the risks associated with overlooking these critical business management tools.
THE CONCUSSION COMMUNITY | October 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF JUSTICE (MAJ) NO-FAULT INSTITUTE | October 8, 2021 at 10:45 a.m.
Attorney Dave Christensen is a speaker at the Michigan Association of Justice’s (MAJ) No-Fault Institute XVIII.
Dave’s presentation entitled, “Noneconomic Loss Claims,” will discuss the intricacies and nuances of successfully arguing damages and challenging opt-down clauses under Michigan’s revised No-Fault law.
TO LEARN MORE: No-Fault Institute XVIII
FREE WEBINAR: “THE EXPERT ROLE IN THE STORY OF YOUR CASE” | August 2, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Attorney Tom Economy will be presenting a FREE webinar for Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MILW) entitled, “The Expert Role in The Story of Your Case.“
The expert witness is an important part of most trials, which are essentially about storytelling. Tom’s webinar will discuss how to effectively incorporate expert witness testimony to maintain the integrity and control of your case “story.” His presentation will cover the general use of experts, but will primarily focus on weaving expert testimony into your story, using the expert to convey complex subject matter in an understandable way, incorporating metaphors and visuals within the expert testimony, and cross examining the opponent’s expert to enhance your story.
ICLE 8th ANNUAL NO-FAULT SUMMIT | April 29 & 30, 2021
Attorney Sarah Stempky-Kime will be a panelist on the section entitled, “Effective Adjuster Depositions.“
For more information on the ICLE event, visit their site.