Ms. Sims speeches and seminars

Ms. Sims has already given over 350 speeches/seminars throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, India and France.

She has spoken in 48 states including Hawaii and Alaska and is a frequently sought after speaker for the American Association for Justice. Want her to share her knowledge and experience with your firm or organization? Or do you want to attend one of Dorothy’s seminars scheduled this year? Just contact her here to get the conversation started.   If available, Dorothy can conduct a live seminar (or webinar) for lawyers, firms or groups of firms. She is also available to provide seminars via the internet where the audience sees and hears her and she can see and hear the audience. Seminars are typically available for 1- 6 hour blocks. Seminars include:
  1. 1-3 hour seminars explaining weaknesses of tests given to your client and review of medical records in your case to consider how to defend DME’s and what is necessary to prove the case
  2. 8 hour  seminars at her home devoted to traumatic brain injury which include a  small (maximum 10 people) private seminar for law firms or groups of law firms which cover
    1. A defense medical exam taught by Dr. Hunter who goes over typical misrepresentations and does an mini- physical on members o the audience showing how defense experts conduct the physical incorrectly and how it should be done.
    2. Dr. Hunter is available to answer and explain medical issues in your cases;
    3. Ms. Sims goes into a deep dive covering all typical defenses in traumatic brain injury cases and explains weaknesses in the tests and how the defense experts alters the test administration to ensure your client’s scores help the defense.
    4. She provides motions and orders including Motions in Limine on malingering and Motions to Compel Release of Raw Data and Motions to Compel Video Taping;
    5. Ms. Sims covers the current literature on traumatic brain injury and outcome studies for mild TBI.
    6. Ms Sims covers current scanning procedures and covers Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)and provides over 70 orders finding it to be scientific along with responsive motions and depositions of key defense DTI experts;
    7. There is additional information which will be discussed with you by phone prior to the conference;
    8. Ms. Sims covers key defense tests including a focus on tests of malingering and poor effort and provides you with literature in public journals which set forth weaknesses in the tests.
    9. Ms Sims explains other tests such as cognitive tests and personality inventories and explains weaknesses in those tests as well.

Topics include

How to do background searches on forensic experts and what to do with information obtained.

Ms. Sims teaches the audience where to find helpful background information, verify board certifications and research as to educational deficits that can make or break a case.

Cross-examination techniques in general.

Ms. Sims teaches lawyers various methods in exposing dishonest experts as discussed in her book and walks lawyers through role playing and how to use them in their own practice.

Cross-examining the specialist.

Ms. Sims teaches lawyers how to understand various medical/psychiatric/psychological/scientific conditions in a forensic environment and how to use this information in cross-examination. She teaches where to find codes of ethics governing various specialists and how to use them in cross-examination. These experts include but are not limited to:

  • Medical experts
  • Psychiatrists
  • Orthopedists
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • PM&R
  • Rheumatology
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Psychologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Vocational rehabilitation experts
  • Life care planners
  • Forensic experts in criminal cases in areas such as botanical evidence and hair comparison/hair banding.

How to do background searches on forensic experts and what to do with information obtained.

Dorothy also teaches typical types of positions taken by the other side and how to address them such as: