Keenan Trial Institute Undergraduate Courses

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Attendance at a Welcome to the Revolution Introductory Seminar is a prerequisite for these courses.

Welcome to the Revolution Introductory Seminar

Course #1: Rules & Case Selection

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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 case.  Instructors introduce Don Keenan’s 7 Rules for Writing Safety Rules.   The KTI’s system for improving trial lawyer’s skill forces students to get on their feet and present their Rules to their classmates.  Using the “trifecta” tool, students and instructors collaborate to develop and refine their Rules.  Armed with safety rules, students give the introduction of the opening to the class.  Investing your time to critique fellow students makes you uber efficient in the right way and wrong way to develop safety rules.

The simple truth is the Rules College is the important foundation to the system trial lawyers deserve to win and protect their community’s safety by holding wrongdoers accountable.

SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer one scholarship for each course. To apply to receive a scholarship, please click here.

Pre-Requisites:  Welcome to the Revolution

Tuition $1500.00. 

Your application is not complete until payment is received. Do not book any travel until payment has been completed and confirmed with KTI staff.

Course #2: Openings & Order of Proof

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The Opening College, 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 of refining your opening statement, with the goal being to learn how to present an opening statement that leaves the defense nowhere to hide. You will learn that how you present your opening is as important as the words in the opening.  Thus, you will get one-on-one faculty feedback, as well as group feedback, to develop an effective on your feet delivery.  You will also work with your faculty member to develop your current case’s optimum order of proof.

The ultimate goal of this course is for you to leave confident and prepared to develop a powerful and effective opening statement…. on your own!

SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer one scholarship for each course. To apply to receive a scholarship, please click here.

Pre-Requisites: Welcome to the Revolution, Course #1 Rules

Tuition $1200.00. 

Your application is not complete until payment is received. Do not book any travel until payment has been completed and confirmed with KTI staff.

Course #3: Focus Groups

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In #3 Focus Group discover firsthand justice by the people.  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 to hold the defendant accountable and to find the core of your case.

SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer one scholarship for each course. To apply to receive a scholarship, please click here.

Pre-Requisites: Welcome to the Revolution, Course #1 Rules

Tuition $1400.00. 

Your application is not complete until payment is received. Do not book any travel until payment has been completed and confirmed with KTI staff.

Course #4: Voir Dire

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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, so that your client can expect justice.  You and your clients deserve this system, and once you take the class, you’ll have the right to use it.  You will also be added to the exclusive jury selection list-serv available only to students who have completed this class.

SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer one scholarship for each course. To apply to receive a scholarship, please click here.

Pre-Requisites:  Welcome to the Revolution, Course #1 Rules and Course #3 Focus Groups

Tuition $1400.00. 

Your application is not complete until payment is received. Do not book any travel until payment has been completed and confirmed with KTI staff.

Course #5: Depositions

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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 your witness in the skills needed to field intimidating questions.

SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer one scholarship for each course. To apply to receive a scholarship, please click here.

Pre-Requisites: Welcome to the Revolution, Course #1 Rules

Tuition: $1,200

Your application is not complete until payment is received. Do not book any travel until payment has been completed and confirmed with KTI staff.

Course #6: Witness Prep

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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 to face even the deftest of cross-examiners in both deposition and trial. You’ll learn to size up your witnesses, establish the right kind of rapport with them, appraise their testimony, anticipate and handle problems, and maximize strengths. You’ll get one-on-one coaching in practicing the steps of the Keenan Method of Witness Prep either with actual clients or paid actors.

Another pre-requisite to this Course is that you must have watched the Keenan’s Witness Prep DVDs. It is imperative that you watch the DVDs in order to be fully prepared for this course. We advise that you have this pre-requisite completed before attending the course. You can register for the course before completing this pre-requisite.

SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer one scholarship for each course. To apply to receive a scholarship, please click here.

Pre-Requisites: Welcome to the Revolution, Course #1 Rules

Tuition $1200.00.

Your application is not complete until payment is received. Do not book any travel until payment has been completed and confirmed with KTI staff.

Course #7: Mediation & Settlements

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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 to “move the money”. When you complete this course, you will understand the 3-legged stool: Control, Certainty and Closure.

You will learn how the other side determines the case value and the mechanics of the Buffet Paradigm.

SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer one scholarship for each course. To apply to receive a scholarship, please click here.

Pre-Requisites: Welcome to the Revolution, Course #1 Rules

Tuition $1200.00.

Your application is not complete until payment is received. Do not book any travel until payment has been completed and confirmed with KTI staff.

Course #8: Trial

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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 the different pieces fit together will help you build the case the right way and focus on the relevant key points for your jury.

In the KTI Trial Course we start at the beginning with the case selection criteria and move through each part of the case including rules, depositions, focus groups, witnesses, demonstrative evidence, and ending with the trial strategies and techniques that will ensure your jury understands the importance of your case.

This systematic approach will result in a trial-ready case well before any trial date, empower you with confidence as a trial lawyer, and show you how to be the victor at trial.

Pre-Requisites: Welcome to the Revolution, Course #1 Rules

Tuition $1200.00. 

Your application is not complete until payment is received. Do not book any travel until payment has been completed and confirmed with KTI staff.

Course #9: Damages

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One of the most critical Courses taught at the Keenan Trial Institute is Damages.

This small-group college 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 it all together for different kinds of cases. Damages will explain why jurors give the way that they do and teach you how to motivate them to give what the full value of the case is. 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 Revolution, Course #1 Rules and Course #3 Focus Groups

Tuition $1200.00. 

Your application is not complete until payment is received. Do not book any travel until payment has been completed and confirmed with KTI staff.

ELECTIVE Course – Employment

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In this Employment elective course, Keenan Trial Institute faculty will work with you individually within small groups.

This college focuses on three of the most difficult but rewarding applications of the latest Keenan techniques to employment cases.  You’ll learn to develop and present the bad employer system that takes your employment case from an event case to a systems case.

You’ll learn to develop and present the mechanism of injury.  You’ll learn to spread the tentacles of danger.  You’ll learn how to embed these concepts in your case from case intake through the end of trial.

SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer one scholarship for each course. To apply to receive a scholarship, please click here.
Pre-Requisites:

Welcome to the Revolution, Course #1 Rules

Tuition $1200.00. 

Your application is not complete until payment is received. Do not book any travel until payment has been completed and confirmed with KTI staff.

ELECTIVE Course – Admitted Liability

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Your only pre-requisite is to have completed the WTR Intro video seminar.

Welcome to the Revolution Introductory Seminar

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 Revolution, Course #1 Rules

Tuition: $1,200

Your application is not complete until payment is received. Do not book any travel until payment has been completed and confirmed with KTI staff.

Elective: Women’s Summit

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This is an elective course reserved for female attorneys only.

We look forward to this 2 day session providing improvements for women in the field.

We will cover the following topics:
The roadmap to the “model” female trial lawyer.​
Things you knew all along but never had permission to use.​
How to use our strengths to their advantage.
Women’s Secret Weapon: What you already have in
​your wheelhouse and how to tap into it
And many more​​

Only 16 seats are available.

As with all courses, you’ll get hands-on guidance developing and optimizing 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 Revolution, Course #1 Rules

TUITION: $500

Your application is not complete until payment is received. Do not book any travel until payment has been completed and confirmed with KTI staff.