The Agenda
In Store For You

The following courses, discussions, and workshops on the agenda are adapted from the proven pricinples and methodologies covered in the best-selling book Nuclear Verdicts®: Defending Justice for All.

Thursday

June 23, 2022

Let’s Get Angry!

What is it like to be angry in a courtroom? How do you defuse that anger? Experience being a victim of the Reptile Theory, and learn the strategies to Slay the Reptile, as discussed in Nuclear Verdicts®: Defending Justice for All.

2:00pm – 4:00pm Registration
4:00pm – 6:00pm Psychologist Session: Let's Get Angry!
7:00pm – 9:00pm Cocktail Reception at the Grant Grill
Photo Photo Jennifer Staples
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Associate Director of Clinical Training
at Alliant International University

Friday

June 24, 2022

Keynote Breakfast

How does the jury view and respond to defense attorneys? Learn to view yourself through the lens of a juror to understand how to strategically relate to a jury throughout trial.

8:00am – 9:00am Defense Counsel Through the Eyes of a Jury
Photo Photo Ed Leonard, Allison Lawrence, and Codie Dukes
Tyson & Mendes

Is It All My Fault?

Accepting responsibility is a vital step in defusing juror anger. You will learn how to be the most reasonable person in the room, discuss specific plaintiff strategies and themes, and achieve justice for all.

9:00am – 10:30am Trial Skills Session 1: Is It All My Fault?
10:30am – 11:15am Breakout Session
11:15am – 1:15pm Group Presentations + Lunch
Photo Photo Bob Tyson, Ed Leonard
Tyson & Mendes
and Linda Lane
USD School of Law

Behind Every Corporation is Just Another Person

Address the importance of humanizing the corporate defendant. Put a face on each corporate client to defuse juror anger and minimize the likelihood of a runaway jury verdict.

1:30pm – 3:00pm Trial Skills Session 2: Behind Every Corporation is Just Another Person
3:00pm – 3:45pm Breakout Session
3:45pm – 5:30pm Group Presentation
5:30pm – 5:45pm Wrap-Up
Photo Photo Bob Tyson and Jake Felderman
Tyson & Mendes

The Institute Goes to The Ball Game

An evening at Petco Park, including an all-inclusive suite to enjoy a Padres game against The Philadelphia Phillies and mingle with other attendees.

6:40pm Padres Game

Saturday

June 25, 2022

Keynote Breakfast

Plaintiffs’ attorneys are consistently strategizing ways to manipulate the jury and achieve a runaway jury verdict. Learn the evolving tactics of a plaintiff attorney and discuss the proven strategies to overcome them.

8:00am – 9:00am Plaintiff’s Psychological Warfare with Jake Felderman
Photo Photo Jake Felderman
Tyson & Mendes

Give the Jury a Number

Contrary to popular belief, juries actually appreciates a defense number. Through practical application and examination, learn how to determine, introduce, and reinforce this number throughout trial.

9:00am – 10:30am Trial Skills Session 3: Give the Jury a Number
10:30am – 11:15am Breakout Session
11:15am – 1:15pm Group Presentations + Lunch
Photo Photo Bob Tyson, Dan Fallon, and Allison Lawrence
Tyson & Mendes

You Want HOW Much?

Arguing pain and suffering effectively is critical for defending against Nuclear Verdicts®. Learn why, when, and how to change your strategy, elevate your skills, and stop Nuclear Verdicts®.

1:30pm – 3:00pm Trial Skills Session 4: You Want HOW much!?
3:00pm – 3:45pm Breakout Session
3:45pm – 5:30pm Group Presentation
5:30pm – 5:45pm Wrap-Up
Photo Photo Bob Tyson, Ed Leonard, and Susan Oliver
Tyson & Mendes

Hosted Dinner and Cocktails

7:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner and Cocktails

Sunday

June 26, 2022

Continental Breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast

Group Presentation and Close

9:00am – 11:00am Group Presentation
11:00am – 12:00pm Wrap-up and Close