Maldonado and Partrick to Serve as Presenting Faculty for the National Business Institute Raleigh Seminars

YMW partners Jennifer Maldonado and Sean Partrick will serve as presenting faculty for the National Business Institute Raleigh seminars on October 31 at the North Raleigh Hilton. The one-day seminar for attorneys and insurance professionals is titled “Advanced Personal injury: Mastering Your Practice.”

Partrick will teach two sessions of the institute’s curriculum. The first is “Working with Expert Witnesses” from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. He will discuss:

  • Determining what type of expert to use for specific cases
  • Expert vs. consultant
  • Cost management in hiring experts
  • Locating, qualifying and selecting experts
  • Preparing the expert for testimony
  • Letting the expert prepare you for opposing technical testimony

The second session presented by Partrick is “Maintaining an Ethical Practice” from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. This session will feature:

  • Protecting confidentiality
  • Attorney –client privilege
  • Work Product
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest
  • Pitfalls to avoid when representing multiple clients
  • Preventing and settling legal fee disputes
  • Avoiding grievance/malpractice
  • Attorney advertising
  • Pro bono public service

Maldonado, author of the segment titled “Legislative, Procedural and Case Law Update and Forecast,” will make her presentation from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. She will cover:

  • Maintaining your practice in tough economic times
  • Use of e-discovery in personal injury litigation
  • The paperless office: e-filing and the effective use of technology
  • What’s new at the capitol
  • Important court decisions you can’t afford to have missed
  • Procedural update

Maldonado and Partrick are graduates of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. They have tried cases in federal and state court on both the district and superior court levels. Maldonado’s practice is concentrated in the defense of personal injury and commercial matters, as well as construction and coverage litigation. Partrick’s practice focuses on insurance defense work, including construction defect litigation, personal injury defense, employment law, as well as automobile liability and coverage.

Learn more about the Advanced Personal injury Seminar by clicking here.