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August 2021

Undergraduate: Rules & Case Selection (VIRTUAL)

August 2 - August 3
VIRTUAL United States

Rules & Case Selection is the sole entrance to the Keenan Trial Institute.  Completing Rules give students the right to attend other KTI courses.  Imagine leaving the Rules class with the introduction to an opening statement focused on winning your case in the first four and a half minutes. Trial Lawyers first learn the dirt simple truth that case selection criteria are the most important focus of their case.  Students work in small groups to develop Rules for their own…

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Elective: Admitted Liability (VIRTUAL)

August 4 - August 5
VIRTUAL United States

The Admitted Liability course is one of our specialized courses and is an elective course. TOPICS INCLUDE: Low Speed Collision Cases Intake & Pre-Existing Conditions The Plaintiff’s Case Using the Reptile on Witnesses Overcoming Insurance Hardball Methods And many more. As with all KTI courses, you’ll get hands-on guidance developing and optimizing Damages tactics for your cases. SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer one scholarship for each course. To apply to receive a scholarship, please click here. Pre-Requisites: Welcome to the Keenan Edge, Course…

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Undergrad: Openings (VIRTUAL)

August 9 - August 10
VIRTUAL United States

In the Opening course, Course #2, you will work in small-group sessions with one-on-one faculty guidance that will help shape, create and sharpen, and sharpen again, your opening statement using the trial tested methods developed by Don Keenan and other KTI faculty members.  In a safe, supportive, but challenging environment of a small group, you will learn how to present your opening, one section at a time. Then guided by direct feedback you will be able to continue the process…

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Graduate: Closing Liability (VIRTUAL)

August 11 - August 13
VIRTUAL United States

Nearly every Trial Lawyer’s favorite part of the trial is closing argument.  At the Keenan Trial Institute’s Closing Liability course, Your Time will be spent learning how to win your case in your closing argument. Through Don Keenan’s Dirt Simple System, you will learn how to present your case in an organized, easy to understand Uber Efficient closing argument that will hit the defense like a Ton Of Bricks.  You will learn that you no longer have to wait until…

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Undergrad: Trial (VIRTUAL)

August 16 - August 17
VIRTUAL United States

The Keenan Trial Institute’s course on trial is where all the pieces of the Keenan Trial System come together. You will learn how all the key points from the other KTI Courses fit together that will take away the fear of going to trial. You will learn how each phase of the case work up affects the ultimate outcome at trial and how an ounce of prevention in the beginning saves a pound of cure at the end. Learning how…

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Undergrad: Damages (VIRTUAL)

August 18 - August 19
VIRTUAL United States

One of the most critical Courses taught at the Keenan Trial Institute is Damages. This small-group CLE course will provide you with the tools to take your case from a set of facts and turn it into a powerful weapon ready to be presented to a jury for an explosive verdict. Everything taught at the Damages course will be tried and true methods of non-verbal persuasion, segments of closing for you to work on for your case, and how to tie…

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Graduate: Advanced Focus Groups (VIRTUAL)

August 23 - August 25
VIRTUAL United States

The amount of material is challenging.  But there is a right way and wrong way to do Focus Groups and the results are dependent on doing them the right way. The Edge FG System teaches you HOW TO do many more FG and HOW TO get the most from your FG.   Topics expected to be covered: – 10 Alternatives to the Passion Question – FG Medical Knowledge – Adversarial FG – FG Demonstrative Evidence – FG Memos – FG…

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Graduate: Advanced Voir Dire (VIRTUAL)

August 26 - August 27
VIRTUAL United States

You will learn how to do the limited VD, how to determine which jurors to strike, and the use of focus groups to know your juror strike profile. Pre-requisites: Completion of 7 undergraduate KTI courses.   Cost: $1400

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Advanced Direct Exam (Virtual)

August 30 - September 1
VIRTUAL United States

Direct Exam students will quickly remember what we all know to be true but oftentimes overlook: The lawyer must get out of the way and allow the client to tell their story. When we get out of the way, let our clients do the storytelling, our client becomes the most powerful witness at trial. During the three-day Direct Exam College students will get to see and experience the transformation of their direct exam skills. Students will first learn the tools…

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September 2021

Undergraduate: Depositions (VIRTUAL)

September 8 - September 9
VIRTUAL United States

In Keenan Trial Institute’s “Depositions” small-group course, our Faculty will work one-on-one with you and your current case to maximize your depositions. We’ll coach you through creating your hit list, deciding on and carrying out your question format, and using the deposition process and results to assemble and fine tune your direct and cross outlines for trial. You’ll learn many key deposition techniques — and role play with actual deponents as you’re individually coached with such important matters as guiding…

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Undergraduate: Rules & Case Selection (VIRTUAL)

September 13 - September 14
VIRTUAL United States

Rules & Case Selection is the sole entrance to the Keenan Trial Institute.  Completing Rules give students the right to attend other KTI courses.  Imagine leaving the Rules class with the introduction to an opening statement focused on winning your case in the first four and a half minutes. Trial Lawyers first learn the dirt simple truth that case selection criteria are the most important focus of their case.  Students work in small groups to develop Rules for their own…

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Undergraduate: Witness Prep (VIRTUAL)

September 15 - September 16
VIRTUAL United States

In the Keenan Trial Institute’s small-group “Witness Prep” course, you’ll learn Keenan’s art and science of effective witness prep. You’ll learn that when it comes to testifying, there’s no such thing as a bad client. On the contrary, you’ll be coached through turning your client into your best witness. This game-changer is one of the most fundamentally important things you’ll ever learn as a trial lawyer. You’ll get one-on-one guidance in giving your witnesses the confidence and practice they need…

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TBI Seminar

September 17 - September 18
VIRTUAL United States
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GRAD: Advanced Opening (VIRTUAL)

September 20 - September 21
VIRTUAL United States

The Advanced Opening is a new cutting-edge course that builds, expands and gives us brand new elements to the opening statement. This course will teach you how Papa Don has been constructing his opening statements, that have now been tried and tested in hundreds of focus groups and trials. This course will give you the tools to build a bullet proof opening statement, that will take 12-minutes or less, and put you on your way to a successful verdict. Undergraduate…

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Graduate: Cross Exam (VIRTUAL)

September 27 - September 28
VIRTUAL United States

To be a great Trial Lawyer we must first become a great cross examiner. The Keenan Trial Institute’s Cross-Examination course teaches Trial Lawyers to experience in Real Time the Root Cause of their cross-examination System Failures. Through Don Keenan’s Expectation Focus Group, faculty instruction on Don Keenan’s 7 Rules For Cross Exam, and student role play, this course teaches the Right Way / Wrong Way, and will Focus every student on the most Relevant and Important aspect of Cross Examination…

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October 2021

Undergraduate: Focus Groups (VIRTUAL)

October 4 - October 5
VIRTUAL United States

Learn how to present and Facilitate Focus Groups inexpensively and efficiently.  You will join other trial lawyers in small groups and you will conduct Focus Groups to live group participants. You will present your own case to the Group.  You will identify biases and prejudices and see how they affect your case. Choose the Keenan trial institute way of researching your case from Bubba’s POV.  You will find that focus Groups are the best too in your litigation skills toolbox…

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Graduate: Advanced Focus Groups (VIRTUAL)

October 6 - October 8
VIRTUAL United States

The amount of material is challenging.  But there is a right way and wrong way to do Focus Groups and the results are dependent on doing them the right way. The Edge FG System teaches you HOW TO do many more FG and HOW TO get the most from your FG.   Topics expected to be covered: – 10 Alternatives to the Passion Question – FG Medical Knowledge – Adversarial FG – FG Demonstrative Evidence – FG Memos – FG…

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Undergraduate: Voir Dire (VIRTUAL)

October 11 - October 12
VIRTUAL United States

The Keenan Trial Institute’s course on voir dire will teach you the Keenan system of jury selection.  The organized template can be used immediately to put your jury selection on steroids. Imagine having a focus-group tested, Keenan-created and approved jury selection system that includes each piece of the Edge symphony. We will review the student’s openings, jury instructions, and rules to prepare a jury selection that will lay out your case the right way, arm the jurors, kill the rats,…

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Graduate: Advanced Voir Dire (VIRTUAL)

October 13 - October 14
VIRTUAL United States

You will learn how to do the limited VD, how to determine which jurors to strike, and the use of focus groups to know your juror strike profile. Pre-requisites: Completion of 7 undergraduate KTI courses.   Cost: $1400

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Undergraduate: Rules & Case Selection (VIRTUAL)

October 18 - October 19
VIRTUAL United States

Rules & Case Selection is the sole entrance to the Keenan Trial Institute.  Completing Rules give students the right to attend other KTI courses.  Imagine leaving the Rules class with the introduction to an opening statement focused on winning your case in the first four and a half minutes. Trial Lawyers first learn the dirt simple truth that case selection criteria are the most important focus of their case.  Students work in small groups to develop Rules for their own…

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Undergrad: Openings (VIRTUAL)

October 20 - October 21
VIRTUAL United States

In the Opening course, Course #2, you will work in small-group sessions with one-on-one faculty guidance that will help shape, create and sharpen, and sharpen again, your opening statement using the trial tested methods developed by Don Keenan and other KTI faculty members.  In a safe, supportive, but challenging environment of a small group, you will learn how to present your opening, one section at a time. Then guided by direct feedback you will be able to continue the process…

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Undergraduate: Mediation (VIRTUAL)

October 25 - October 26
VIRTUAL United States

In Mediation, through a case that you bring, you will learn the psychology of settlements – what works and what doesn’t. By role playing the defense lawyer and mediator, this course will teach you to forcefully show the powerful issues in your case, present the visual case, and the principal of moving money. Additionally, you will come to understand the preconditions to mediation that lead to effective and successful presentation of your case. You will understand the dynamic of how…

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GRAD: Advanced Mediation (VIRTUAL)

October 27 - October 28
VIRTUAL United States

In the KTI Advanced Mediation Graduate Course we delve deeper into the Keenan System of Mediation and using new tools to successfully get closure for your clients. You will build on the approach to mediation taught at the KTI undergraduate level. You will learn to focus on the buttons which will make life difficult for the Blackhats and for the Taliban. In short, you will learn how to design the resolution of your case using the numerous approaches and techniques…

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November 2021

Undergraduate: Witness Prep (VIRTUAL)

November 1 - November 2
VIRTUAL United States

In the Keenan Trial Institute’s small-group “Witness Prep” course, you’ll learn Keenan’s art and science of effective witness prep. You’ll learn that when it comes to testifying, there’s no such thing as a bad client. On the contrary, you’ll be coached through turning your client into your best witness. This game-changer is one of the most fundamentally important things you’ll ever learn as a trial lawyer. You’ll get one-on-one guidance in giving your witnesses the confidence and practice they need…

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Grad: Advanced Witness Prep (Virtual)

November 3 - November 4
VIRTUAL United States

In this Advanced Course you will work with a mock client to take your Witness Prep skills to the next level. The small group setting will give you solid critiques and advice on how to prepare your witness in the best way. Role Play will include: The Guilt Burdened Client The Client with a Percentage of  Fault The Client who has Lied Developing Major Truths with the Client Attendees will also receive a Trial Prep Template for their client. Cost: $1400…

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Grad: Advanced Witness Prep (Virtual)

November 3 - November 4
VIRTUAL United States

In this Advanced Course you will work with a mock client to take your Witness Prep skills to the next level. The small group setting will give you solid critiques and advice on how to prepare your witness in the best way. Role Play will include: The Guilt Burdened Client The Client with a Percentage of  Fault The Client who has Lied Developing Major Truths with the Client Attendees will also receive a Trial Prep Template for their client. Cost: $1400…

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Graduate: Cross Exam (VIRTUAL)

November 8 - November 9
VIRTUAL United States

To be a great Trial Lawyer we must first become a great cross examiner. The Keenan Trial Institute’s Cross-Examination course teaches Trial Lawyers to experience in Real Time the Root Cause of their cross-examination System Failures. Through Don Keenan’s Expectation Focus Group, faculty instruction on Don Keenan’s 7 Rules For Cross Exam, and student role play, this course teaches the Right Way / Wrong Way, and will Focus every student on the most Relevant and Important aspect of Cross Examination…

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Products Seminar

November 12 - November 13
VIRTUAL United States + Google Map
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GRAD: Black Letter Law (VIRTUAL)

November 15 - November 17
VIRTUAL United States

This 3-day course teaches the Black Letter Law used for all Keenan Trial Methods. How to Weaponize the Black Letter Law; How to Make proper arguments for all Keenan Trial Methods, and How to Write trial briefs to provide the judge with the relevant case law, motions in limine, and responses to motions in limine for all Keenan Trial Methods. With templates, actual examples, and role-playing - plus several trade secrets which cannot be listed publicly. Tuition $1900.00.  This is a…

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Undergrad: Trial (VIRTUAL)

November 18 - November 19
VIRTUAL United States

The Keenan Trial Institute’s course on trial is where all the pieces of the Keenan Trial System come together. You will learn how all the key points from the other KTI Courses fit together that will take away the fear of going to trial. You will learn how each phase of the case work up affects the ultimate outcome at trial and how an ounce of prevention in the beginning saves a pound of cure at the end. Learning how…

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Undergraduate: Rules & Case Selection (VIRTUAL)

November 22 - November 23
VIRTUAL United States

Rules & Case Selection is the sole entrance to the Keenan Trial Institute.  Completing Rules give students the right to attend other KTI courses.  Imagine leaving the Rules class with the introduction to an opening statement focused on winning your case in the first four and a half minutes. Trial Lawyers first learn the dirt simple truth that case selection criteria are the most important focus of their case.  Students work in small groups to develop Rules for their own…

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Graduate: Closing Liability (VIRTUAL)

November 29 - December 1
VIRTUAL United States

Nearly every Trial Lawyer’s favorite part of the trial is closing argument.  At the Keenan Trial Institute’s Closing Liability course, Your Time will be spent learning how to win your case in your closing argument. Through Don Keenan’s Dirt Simple System, you will learn how to present your case in an organized, easy to understand Uber Efficient closing argument that will hit the defense like a Ton Of Bricks.  You will learn that you no longer have to wait until…

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December 2021

Elective: Admitted Liability (VIRTUAL)

December 2 - December 3
VIRTUAL United States

The Admitted Liability course is one of our specialized courses and is an elective course. TOPICS INCLUDE: Low Speed Collision Cases Intake & Pre-Existing Conditions The Plaintiff’s Case Using the Reptile on Witnesses Overcoming Insurance Hardball Methods And many more. As with all KTI courses, you’ll get hands-on guidance developing and optimizing Damages tactics for your cases. SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer one scholarship for each course. To apply to receive a scholarship, please click here. Pre-Requisites: Welcome to the Keenan Edge, Course…

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GRAD: Advanced Openings (VIRTUAL)

December 6 - December 7
VIRTUAL United States

The Advanced Opening is a new cutting-edge course that builds, expands and gives us brand new elements to the opening statement. This course will teach you how Papa Don has been constructing his opening statements, that have now been tried and tested in hundreds of focus groups and trials. This course will give you the tools to build a bullet proof opening statement, that will take 12-minutes or less, and put you on your way to a successful verdict. Undergraduate…

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Graduate: Trial Management (VIRTUAL)

December 8 - December 9
VIRTUAL United States

The amount of material is challenging.  But there is a right way and wrong way to do Focus Groups and the results are dependent on doing them the right way. The Edge FG System teaches you HOW TO do many more FG and HOW TO get the most from your FG. Topics expected to be covered: – 10 Alternatives to the Passion Question – FG Medical Knowledge – Adversarial FG – FG Demonstrative Evidence – FG Memos – FG Tools…

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