Last week, Yarborough Applegate’s own David Lail and Liam Duffy joined attorneys from across the state at the South Carolina Association of Justice’s Young Lawyers Seminar. Lail was a featured speaker while Duffy, chair of the Young Lawyers section, organized the daylong event and offered opening and closing remarks.
The seminar was devoted to sharing and collaborating on strategies for discovery, depositions, and trial and included a star-studded lineup of trial lawyers recruited by Duffy from across South Carolina and the country.
Lail’s talk focused on deposition tips that can help young lawyers establish credibility and earn respect. He provided attendees with best practices including active listening, using the power of silence, dealing with objections, and more. There were also small-group and panel sessions intended to spark thought and discussion.
Duffy organized the seminar with direct attendee benefit in mind. Its programming delivered valuable, practical, ready-to-use content that attorneys can immediately implement in their law practices.
Duffy has served as chair of the Young Lawyers section of SCAJ since August 2020, and both he and Lail currently sit on its board of governors. With more than 1,200 members, SCAJ preserves fairness under the law and protects South Carolinians’ Seventh Amendment right to trial by jury. The organization is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and consumers who are harmed by the actions of others, no matter how powerful, wealthy or well-connected. Learn more about SCAJ’s mission here.