TSR Partner Nate Bjerke Taught Group of Lawyers About Opening and Closing Statements

img-attorney-nate-bjerkeThe lawyers at TSR Injury Law are frequently asked to teach other lawyers about a wide range of topics, including trial practice. Yesterday, Partner Nate Bjerke presented at the Minnesota CLE seminar on trial preparation.

The all-day seminar was titled Trial Preparation: A Strategic Approach. Due to the weather, the seminar was presented live online instead of in-person.

From 10:25 to 11:25 a.m., Bjerke, along with Kathy S. Kimmel and Judge John R. Tunheim, taught a group of lawyers about preparing opening and closing statements. Their session was titled Preparing Your Opening and Closing Arguments – How to Strengthen Your Credibility with the Judge and the Jury.

The goal of the session was to help lawyers strengthen their credibility and make winning arguments.

The full seminar will be replayed online on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Nate Bjerke Receives President’s Award for Outstanding Service from Minnesota Chapter of ABOTA

nate bjerke with awardWe are proud to announce firm partner Nate Bjerke (pictured on the far right) received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) earlier this month.

The award is recognition for judges and lawyers who show a commitment to preserving the right to a jury trial in civil cases, a right granted in the U.S. Constitution.

Bjerke and two others won the award for forming a committee for civics education for school-aged children to educate them on how the government and judicial system work.

We are also proud to announce Bjerke was voted as an officer of the Minnesota Chapter of ABOTA. He is going to serve as Secretary in 2023 and currently serves on the Executive Committee. Bjerke should advance to President of the Minnesota Chapter of ABOTA by 2026.

ABOTA has strict guidelines for admission, including trying a minimum of 10 cases as lead counsel and receiving recommendations from judges and lawyers an attorney has faced at trial.

The general purpose of ABOTA is to promote improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice so individual litigants receive effective legal representation.