Almost 40 lawyers were in attendance at Dominion Tower in Norfolk when John Cooper and Jim Hurley of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers led a Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association continuing legal education seminar this week.
The event was entitled “Injury Law Insights and Issues” and ran for almost three hours on October 7, 2014.
The event earned attendees three continuing legal education credits including one ethics credit. Jim Hurley talked about lawyer marketing and its ethical implications.
The topics of his talk included how lawyers should not make false statements and should always include a disclaimer after mentioning specific case results. He outlined the rules concerning the use of actors in lawyer advertising in Virginia and statements by third parties. He also highlighted how lawyers are not allowed to say in advertising that they are the best in their particular field.
John Cooper provided his Top 10 Tips in Premises Liability Law written from his standpoint as a 25 year plaintiff’s attorney. His talk included advice on why the seriousness of an injury matters in premises liability cases, contributory negligence, tips about case investigation and evidence preservation.
John Cooper has litigated a number of premises liability cases in recent years. His previous cases include a flight attendant who was awarded $400,000 after a window treatment fell on her head at a Virginia Beach hotel and a man in his 70s who was awarded $125,000 after he tripped and was injured on landscaping by a Chesapeake fast food restaurant when an employee directed him onto a landscaped area. All cases are different and unique and we cannot guarantee the same result in your case.
The event was coordinated by Corrynn Peters of Phillips & Peters, PLC. It also featured a presentation by Barbara Williams of Williams Ford Law about lien assessment in personal injury cases. Barbara, from northern Virginia, is the immediate past president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
If you have been hurt in an auto accident or an accident on premises such as a store or other business that was the fault of another party, call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.