TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (June 20, 2019)

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL



Monthly Membership Luncheon

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:45 a.m.   

SPEAKER: Mike McDonner

TOPIC:  “How to Persuade a Jury Within 30 Seconds!”

CLE CREDIT:  1 hour general credit / Half hour (.5) technology credit

SUMMARY: Discovery in the 21st Century: how the use of technology and juror research has transformed the discovery process. We provide an overview of psychological studies that analyze the importance of first impressions when attempting to win over judges and jurors. Studies demonstrate that video is the most effective means for establishing a winning first impression in opening. In addition to teaching attendees how to tailor discovery to produce evidence that is compelling to Millennials, we analyze the use of video at depositions, realtime court reporting, working video, synchronized transcripts, and even how the location of a deposition can change a witness’ testimony. 

Please complete your online RSVP no later than Thursday, June 13, 2019, (RSVP Deadline) at www.tbpa.org (indicate your entrée selection online), and pay online or mail payment to: TBPA, P. O. Box 2840, Tampa, FL 33601

If mailing payment after online RSVP, make checks payable to: Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.

Cost:   Members:  $16.50 / Guests: $25.00

Regular Entrée: Fried Chicken served with Macaroni and Cheese and Southwest corn 

Vegetarian EntréeEggplant Parmesan with House Made Marinara Sauce

Paleo/Gluten Free Entrée: Grilled Chicken and Vegetables with Fruit Cup for Dessert


Entrées served with Salad, Rolls, Iced Tea, Coffee and Petite Dessert!  (No Substitutions Please)  

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TBPA is no longer accepting reservations via email or mail. 

TBPA reserves the right to change/substitute luncheon speakers, topics or entrées as necessary due to unexpected circumstances. Cancellations for paid-in-full reservations prior to the RSVP Deadline will be refunded, subject to a $2.00 administrative fee.  After the RSVP Deadline, no refunds will be provided and payment in full will be due regardless of attendance. Cancellation correspondence may be sent to luncheon@tbpa.org.

Parking: Please note that The Tampa Club validates parking in the Bank of America parking garage during lunchtime hours for the discounted $2.00 rate.  Please bring your parking ticket with you and have The Tampa Club Receptionist validate it for you.    

In addition, TBPA will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit:

USO - Central Florida.

Please don't forget to bring some extra cash to participate in this raffle!

Special thanks to this month's TBPA Luncheon Sponsor:

TSI Investigations was created to provide innovative and quality based solutions to the Legal Industry. This resolute focus, along with the industry’s most consistent and professional product has launched their firm into one of the most respected Legal Services firms in the industry.


SPEAKER: Mike McDonner

SPEAKER'S BIO: Michael McDonner is the President of Milestone Reporting Company and the Compass Reporting Network. He oversees a staff of over 300 court reporters, transcriptionists and legal videographers across the South. He is focused on new trends in litigation technology and was a sponsor of the Jefferson County Courtroom Upgrade Project in Louisville, KY that made the courtrooms there some of the most advanced in the country.

Before retiring from the practice of law, Mike worked in a wide range of litigation backgrounds. He handled medical malpractice defense cases, RICO litigation and appraiser litigation during the housing crises. He successfully defended an insurer from indemnification claims during Kentucky’s “Enron” litigation at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and handled numerous other personal injury claims. In short, he took a lot of depositions.

Mike has a particular interest in communication and persuasion. He was the first person to win back-to-back NFA National Collegiate Debate Championships and still holds the record for most national titles won. He also has five children who test and refocus his persuasion skills on a daily basis.

TBPA is a voluntary professional association and does not make any representation, endorsement or guarantee as to the quality, reliability, competency, accuracy, business practice/standards/ethics, or professionalism of any member of TBPA.  TBPA does not conduct background checks or any other form of due diligence on any person or business applying for membership with TBPA.


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