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presented by
The South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division
Live at the
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29202
Video-CLE sites statewide: Greenville and Myrtle Beach

About the Seminar
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours.

Motor carrier claims have their own unique set of problems, whether it be in the areas of accident investigation and reconstruction, discovery, case evaluation, and trial. In addition, there are other unique aspects to these complex cases involving the CDL Manual, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and rules of the road. 
Personal injury and defense lawyers can easily find themselves in over their heads trying to understand the complexities of these cases, not to mention communicating this information to juries.
Brian “Buck” Rogers of Fried Rogers Goldberg, LLC has brought together an outstanding faculty of attorneys and accident investigation professionals experienced in this area to give you the essentials of investigating and trying the key elements of motor carrier cases. This special program will provide you with practical guidance and extensive course materials that will help you be successful in your next motor carrier case. You will get in-depth analysis and advice on critical topics such as the impact of traffic citations on liability, motions practice in trucking cases, cross examination of the safety director and safety experts, handling non-CDL cases involving company vehicles, the post-collision inspection and accident reconstruction, the inside story on the recruitment, education, and training of commercial drivers, and valuable insights on the “Rules of the Road” for trying trucking cases.
If you litigate motor carrier cases - as either a plaintiff or defense attorney - this is a powerful seminar you cannot afford to miss. And don’t forget to register early and save!

8:30 a.m.             Registration
8:50 a.m.             Welcome and Opening Remarks
Brian “Buck” Rogers
                             Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC
9:00 a.m.             Negligence Per Se, Traffic Citations and Liability
Gary D. Lovell Jr.
Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP
9:45 a.m.              Motions Practice in Trucking Cases: When, Why and How
                              Kurt M. Rozelsky
                              Smith Moore Leatherwood
10:30 a.m.            Mid-morning Break
10:45 a.m.            The Effect of Sleep Deprivation/Fatigue & Stimulants on OTR Drivers
Joe Mooneyham
Mooneyham, Berry & Karow, LLC
11:30 a.m.            Cross Examination: Safety Directors & Safety Experts          
Stephen G. Lowry
Harris Penn Lowry DelCampo, LLP
12:15 p.m.           $5.00 Box Lunch or Lunch on your own Safety Advocacy (No CLE)
                             Steve Owings, Road Safe America 
1:30 p.m.             Handling Accidents Involving Work Vans, Utility Trucks, Straight Trucks and Other Non-CDL Company Vehicles
Michael L. Goldberg
Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC
2:15 p.m.             Rules of the Road for Trucking Cases
                             Joseph A. Fried
                             Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC
3:00 p.m.             Mid-afternoon Break
3:15 p.m.             Commercial Vehicles: Post-Collision Inspection, Reconstruction & Scene Evidence
Sergeant Tommy Sturdivan, Georgia State Patrol
Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team
Sturdivan Collision Analysis
4:00 p.m.             Commercial Drivers: Education, Training & Recruitment – A Wreck Waiting to Happen
                             Brian “Buck” Rogers
                             Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC 
4:45 p.m.             Adjourn



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