“Litigating Advanced Slip/Trip & Fall Cases” is an interactive course tailored to the advanced personal injury practitioner who wants to learn about recent developments and strategies to win premises liability cases.
Recognizing that slip/trip and fall cases can be lost before they are filed, this class begins with an overview of how to improve your case pre-litigation. Scene preservation – including the right to inspect public facilities, pre-litigation without notice – is discussed.
The course further addresses the trivial defect doctrine, the case law surrounding the doctrine, and ways in which a plaintiffs’ lawyers seek to avoid application of the doctrine. The presentation also includes discussion of the law surrounding public entity liability, especially sidewalk cases and dangerous conditions of public property.
The course next addresses the science of slip testing, the watershed USC study, and the attack the floor strategy that allows plaintiffs to prevail even when it appears that the defendant lacked any notice of the defect.
About the Beverly Hills Bar Association:
The Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA) was founded in 1931 to advocate for justice in the community and to assist its lawyer members reach and exceed the highest levels of legal skills and ethics.
Today, this revered institution has over 5,600 members practicing in all areas of the law and throughout the Los Angeles region, who share a commitment to professional excellence and service. It is the largest voluntary bar association in the State (that is not a county bar association), and the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in California.
For more than eight decades, BHBA lawyers have enjoyed the sense of solidarity with their distinguished peers that membership brings; the sense of accomplishment that professional advancement produces; and the sense of selflessness that public service engenders.
They participate in the work of the Association through its Sections, Committees, task forces, and the Barristers. And they find plenty of time for networking and socializing at our many parties and events.