WSAJ 2020 Virtual Annual Convention
 

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Convention Program


Join us for WSAJ’s completely virtual Annual Convention, taking place on Zoom this Fall. Mark your calendar for September 23-25, 2020!

13.75 CLE Credits
11.75 Law & Legal Credits 
• 2 Ethics Credits

Convention Co-Chairs
Erica Buckley 
• Buckley & Associates
Michael W. Montgomery • Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S.


Wednesday September 23, 2020

Products Liability Deskbook Release

Editors Andrew Ackley • Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore

Heather M. Cover • Law Offices of James S. Rogers

SCHEDULE

12:20-12:30 Welcome/Intro
Liz Berry  Chief Executive Officer, Washington State Association for Justice
Convention Co-Chairs: Erica Buckley  Buckley & Associates
Michael W. Montgomery • Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S.

12:30-1:00 Amicus Update
WSAJ Amicus Co-Coordinators: Dan Huntington • Richter-Wimberley, P.S.
Valerie McOmie• Valerie McOmie, Attorney at Law

1:00-4:15 PRODUCTS LIABILITY DESKBOOK RELEASE
Co-editors & Deskbook Editors: Andrew Ackley • Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore
Heather Cover • Law Offices of James S. Rogers

1:00-1:30 30(b)(6) Depositions
Heather Cover & James Rogers, 
Law Offices of James S. Rogers

1:30-2:00 Foreign Products
Darrell Cochran & Andrew Ulmer, 
Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC

2:00-2:30 Public Policy in Products Liability
Andrew Ackley & Lisa Benedetti, 
Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore

2:30-2:40 Break

2:40-3:10 Aviation
James Anderson • Krutch Lindell Bingham Jones, PS

3:10-3:40 Government Regulation
Micah LeBank & Jackson Pahlke, 
Connelly Law Offices

3:40-4:10 Consumer Expectations
Gemma Zanowski & Steve Bulzomi, 
Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel

4:10-4:40 Settlement Planning Best Practices via Education Concepts and Case Study Analysis
WSAJ Double Platinum Sponsor: Tony Robinson & Julie Robinson  Ringler Settlement Advisors
WSAJ Platinum Sponsor: Roger Reynolds & Brian Holt • Coldstream Wealth Management

4:40-4:45 Closing remarks
Convention Co-Chairs: Erica Buckley  Buckley & Associates
Michael W. Montgomery • Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S.

4:45-5:15 Justice Montoya-Lewis Fundraiser - RSVP Here

5:30-6:45 Moroccan dinner cooking class, sponsored by Double Platinum Sponsor Ringler 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

National Speakers

Navan Ward, Beasley Allen Law Firm • Debbie Chang, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP •  Keith Mitnik, Morgan & Morgan

Motor Vehicle Litigation

Daniel Hinkle (AAJ) on Driverless Cars

WSAJ Awards Ceremony and Annual Meeting

SCHEDULE

7:30-8:00AM Hatha Yoga with instructor Amanda Mitchell from The Yoga Tree
Sponsored by Double Platinum Sponsor Ringler

8:20-11:45 NATIONAL SPEAKERS

8:20-8:25 Opening/Intro 
Convention Co-Chair Michael W. Montgomery • Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S.

8:25-9:10 Preparing Your Experts for Deposition/Trial
Navan Ward • Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis and Miles, P.C. • Atlanta, GA

9:10-9:40 Practicing Law in a Post-COVID World
Deborah S. Chang • Panish Shea & Boyle LLP • Los Angeles, CA

9:40-9:45 Break 

9:45-11:45 How to Make Your Existing Cases Into a Thing of Beauty
Keith Mitnik • Morgan & Morgan • Orlando, FL

11:45AM-12:00PM Lunch Break

12:00-12:55 WSAJ Awards Ceremony and Annual Meeting

12:55-1:00 Break

1:00-3:15 MOTOR VEHICLE LITIGATION

1:00-1:05 Welcome back
Convention Co-Chairs: Erica Buckley • Buckley & Associates
Michael W. Montgomery • Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S.

1:05-1:50 Driverless Cars
Daniel Hinkle • American Association for Justice • Washington, D.C.

1:50-2:20 Locating Potential Sources of Recovery and Financial Assistance in the Catastrophic Injury Case
Edward Le • Edward K. Le, PLLC

2:20-2:50 Small Case Cost Benefit Analysis: 
How to Make the Most Without Getting Upside-Down on the Case
Brad Fulton • Carter & Fulton, PS

2:50-3:20 Top Tips for Making Your Case Jury Worthy
Deborah Nelson • Nelson Boyd, PLLC

3:20-3:25 A message from our Sponsors

3:25-3:30 Break

3:25-3:30 A message from our Sponsors

3:30-4:30 ETHICS Battling Implicit Bias at Trial
Bhavani Raveendran • Romanucci & Blandin, LLC • Chicago, IL

4:30-4:35 Closing remarks
Sara Crumb • Chief Operating Officer, WSAJ
Convention Co-Chairs: Erica Buckley • Buckley & Associates
Michael W. Montgomery • Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S.

4:45 Cocktail Class and Networking Event

Friday September 25, 2020

Motor Vehicles, Ethics, & More

SCHEDULE

7:30-8:00AM Hatha Yoga with instructor Amanda Mitchell from The Yoga Tree
Sponsored by Double Platinum Sponsor Ringler

8:25-8:30 Opening/Intro
Liz Berry • Chief Executive Officer, WSAJ

8:30-9:00 Subrogation Fights and Other Opportunities for Justice for Your Client
Rick Park • Park Chenaur & Associates Inc., P.S.

9:00-9:45 Bystander Claims
Todd Gardner • Swanson Gardner Meyers, PLLC

9:45-10:45 Update from the Other Washington
Linda Lipsen • American Association for Justice • Washington, D.C.

10:45-10:55 A message from our Sponsors

10:55-11:00 Break

11:00AM-12:00PM ETHICS Interrupting Stigma While Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times 
Joan Bibelhausen • Executive Director • Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

12:00 Closing remarks
Convention Co-Chairs: Erica Buckley • Buckley & Associates
Michael W. Montgomery • Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S.

12:30-3:30 WSAJ Board of Governors Meeting

Stay tuned for more details, coming soon!