Moderator: Kathy Neumann
Moderator: Jeremy Lane
Moderator: Cynthia Elkins & Catherine Rhodes
Topic: Join co-moderators Cindy Elkins and Catherine L. Rhodes for their monthly meeting for attorneys who practice in the employment law arena. Our topic for discussion is “Better Not Quit.” We invite Plaintiff and Defense attorneys to please share your thoughts on “Employees refusing to return to work in the office, as well as the new employee response of “quietly quitting.” Please join us and share some of your favorite war stories. It’s going to be a fun conversation, see you there!
Moderator: Richard Williamson
Moderator: Howard Raff
Host: Lagerlof, LLP
Location: 155 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Topic: A New Philosophy of Witness Preparation by John McCabe
Blurb: Most lawyers are taught that deposing an adverse witness comes down to three things: Getting their story, locking them into that story, and getting admissions. To counter, the lawyer defending the deposition often advises their witness to say as little as possible, essentially: “Yes,” “No,” and “I don’t know.” While effectively muting a witnesses can mitigate some risks, the technique comes at an enormous cost if applied across all witnesses. In this presentation, veteran litigation consultant John G. McCabe, Ph.D., will share his “New Philosophy of Witness Preparation.” In it, John emphasizes the importance of a good case story and how that story is told primarily not by the lawyer, but by the witnesses. Each witness, therefore, must be evaluated on two dimensions, their performance and the content of their testimony, to assess each witness’ ability to move the case story forward. It is only after making this determination that a witness can be properly prepared either to play a bit part or a leading role with their testimony.
Bio: John G. McCabe, Ph.D. is the Founder of John G. McCabe Consulting, Inc. Having worked in litigation consulting for 17 years, he specializes in preparing witnesses to testify. John also designs and performs a wide variety of studies (surveys, focus groups, mock trials, etc.) related to jury behavior. Results from these studies have informed trial strategy in a wide range of civil and criminal cases. He earned his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University, where his research focused exclusively on juror and jury behavior, bias, and the impact of emotions on legal decision- making.
TEN Hiking Group – Walktober #2
Moderator: Mark Tseselsky & Marina Fraigun
Date: October 8, 2022
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Walk in Marina Del Rey
Meeting Point: 13737 Fiji Way Los Angeles, CA 90292 – Daniels Bicycle Rentals and Sales (There are bathrooms nearby)
Parking: public parking located at 13745 Fiji Way Marina Del Rey Ca 90292 (map)
Description: We are going to meet at Marina Del Rey, where it is easy to park and walk around marina.
Next Outing: Sunday, October 9, 2022
You are cordially invited to participate in our next TEN Nine Golf Outing & Networking Breakfast.
This activity is open to: TEN members and their guests & practicing attorneys who are not (yet) TEN members
All skill levels welcome. R.S.V.P. now to hold your spot.
What: Nine-holes of golf, followed by breakfast
Date: October 9, 2022
Green Fee: TBA
R.S.V.P. Required / R.S.V.P. cut-off: 10:00 a.m., on the Friday prior to play. Tee-time reservations are required at this golf course. We reserve a block of times nine-days in advance, based on estimated participation. Two days prior to play, we must cancel any times we don’t need, to avoid cancelation fees. TEN reserves the right to alter admissions policies as circumstances warrant surrounding the covid-19 pandemic.
As a condition of participation in this TEN activity, participants must comply with all applicable state and local COVID-19 guidelines. Participants assume the risk of exposure to COVID-19, as well as all risks associated with the game of golf. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
If rain is forecast for the day of play, check your email for last-minute updates or call Duane Kumagai (310) 490-4998.
Moderators: Steven Fox & Allan Williams
Moderator: Lisa Aminnia