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This program was recorded on July 2, 2020
In this course, attorney Arkady Itkin will discuss a number of specific aspects of handling employment cases that can make a big difference to both – your results and your satisfaction from your work representing employees. Many of the topics covered in this course do not get the attention they deserve elsewhere. In this course, Mr. Itkin will share his unique perspective on client selection and critical parts of the litigation process.
Arkady Itkin specializes in a wide range of labor and employment related issues, claims and wrongful termination cases on both, employee and employer side, business formation and litigation as well as serious personal injury case and medical malpractice. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California and Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts. Mr. Itkin regularly takes injury and employment cases to trial and arbitration. Mr. Itkin graduated from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2007, and received his M.A. in Philosophy with the emphasis on Greek/Roman philosophy at San Francisco State University. Prior to, and while attending law school, Mr. Itkin worked as a paralegal and a law clerk in several prominent civil litigation law firms in San Francisco and Sacramento, including the Choulos, Choulos & Wyle firm in San Francisco, and the legal department of Union Pacific Railroad Company in Sacramento.
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1. Selecting the right client
- Is the potential client likeable? This is not really subjective.
- Do not rush through initial consult; you may miss a critical part of the case.
- Ask this key question to evaluate the case.
- Set expectations as far as results and communication go.
- Emphasize the importance of mitigation efforts.
2. Preparing the case before filing
- Talking to witnesses before filing / getting declaration.
- Checking social media of opposing parties.
- Getting all relevant e-mails is critical. What e-mails are relevant?
- Getting text messages can transform your case.
4. Preparing Your Client for Deposition
- Discuss common mistakes and give examples.
- Show client samples of good and bad witness depositions.
- How to avoid wasting time on mediations that are bound to fail.
- Critical jury selection tip.
- Testimony: very similar to deposition.
- Cross examination – not like in movies.
- Closing – relating your client’s story to the jury.