John Demas, Sacramento Injury Attorney to Speak on Jury Selection

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The May 2010 meeting of the CCTLA-Capital City Trial Lawyers Association will feature guest speaker John Demas of the Sacramento personal injury law firm of Demas & Rosenthal.

Jury Selection 2.0: A Hands On Seminar for an Interactive Generation.

Attorney John Demas, a partner in the Sacramento personal injury law firm of Demas & Rosenthal ( ) has been chosen as a speaker for the next seminar offered by the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, also known as the CCTLA. This seminar is scheduled to be held on Friday, May 14, 2010 and Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Sacramento County Courthouse, 720 9th Street, Sacramento - Jury Assembly Room (2nd Floor). The subject of the seminar is entitled, “Jury Selection 2.0: A Hands On Seminar for an Interactive Generation.”

The seminar will provide information for attorneys who are members of the CCTLA regarding the Gerry Spence method of picking a jury and will include presentations from Mr. Demas and several other prominent members of the Sacramento trial lawyer community. Specifically, the seminar will deal with the legal, psychological and behavioral components that are part of selecting an appropriate jury, and will include participatory exercises and opportunities to practice reality-based techniques with regards to speaking to prospective jurors for a trial.

The 1.5 day program is one of many seminars offered to Sacramento trial lawyers who are members of the CCTLA, and it will also provide those who attend with the opportunity to earn 12 MCLE credits that go towards the overall requirements that attorneys must meet for continuing legal education in furtherance of their licenses to practice law in California.

About John Demas

John Demas is a founding partner of the Sacramento personal injury law firm of Demas and Rosenthal, LLP. He has been successfully practicing California accident and injury law and exclusively representing injured people for nearly twenty years and has extensive trial experience with several significant verdicts.

He is “AV” rated by other lawyers and judges, the highest possible legal rating for legal ability and the highest marks for "adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence.”

Mr. Demas has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer for consecutive years, an exclusive honor limited to less than 5% of all attorneys and approximately 1% of plaintiff personal injury attorneys. He has a 10/10 rating, the highest possible rating, with the prominent attorney ranking web site, and is a member of The Justice Roundtable, an organization consisting of 100 of the nation’s top personal injury attorneys and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

He has recently been selected as Trial Lawyer of the Year in recognition of his “extraordinary trial results and intrepid work in advocating the rights of consumers.”

He is very active in the legal community and is a frequent speaker and lecturer at seminars and conventions at the State and local. Mr. Demas also serves as a Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem and Arbitrator in Sacramento County and as a Mediator for El Dorado County and Placer County.

About the CCTLA

The CCTLA was formed in the 1950’s and continues to serve Sacramento trial lawyers as a source of information regarding Sacramento juries, strategies for choosing them and general trial strategies. The group provides this information in the form of periodic seminars, many of which can be used to further any attorney’s ongoing continuing legal education (CLE) requirements.

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