Review the current state of the law regarding negligent entrustment (i.e. what are the elements of the claim, what type of conduct is actionable and what type of conduct is not actionable) and different techniques to discover evidence to survive a motion for summary judgment and win at trial.
Whether at trial or in deposition, the “yes-no” question quite frequently constitutes a Scylla & Charybdis problem for the adverse witness: the “yes” constituting a damaging-to-witness admission, and the “no” creating a risk of the witness being impeached … maybe a BIG risk of a BIG impeachment. Thus, a willing-to-lie witness (and there are so many!!), perhaps coached by an unethical attorney (and there are so many!!), tries to avoid Scylla & Charybdis by claiming “I don’t remember X.” As experienced litigators well know, and newbie litigators will soon discover, these claims can be very tough to successfully attack. Learn the very best lines of attack against these lies.
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This completely virtual training program offers 10 information-packed hours of CLE required by Illinois statute to serve as a child representative or GAL. If you are an experienced Child Rep or GAL, register for Day Two Only, which focuses on important updates and advanced skills.