It has been a very busy past two and a half weeks as I have given presentations on both coasts of the United States as well as Nova Scotia, Canada. In late October, I was invited by the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group to speak at their yearly convention in Santa Barbara, California. There, along with my colleague Gordon Johnson, we gave a mock demonstration of a direct examination of a neurologist in a traumatic brain injury. A week later, I flew back to California to give a presentation entitled “Admissibility of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)” for the Brain Injury Association of California.
Back in New Jersey, I co-chaired a program entitled “Cross Examination College” at the New Jersey Association for Justice’s mid‑year convention at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Besides co-chairing the college, I also gave a presentation on cross examination of the expert in a traumatic brain injury case. Finally, I was invited to speak at the Atlantic Province Trial Lawyers Association’s seminar in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. There, I gave two presentations , one entitled “The Effect of Disability on Earning Capacity for Canadians” as well as a presentation on “The Use of Demonstrative Evidence.
While travelling can be quite tiring and travelling back and forth to the west coast is exhausting, I believe it is important to help educate other trial attorneys so they can better be able to represent their clients who sustained injury as a result of the fault of others.