WSAJ'S WINTER CONFERENCE
December 10 & 11, 2020
 
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DAY 1
COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
 
DAY 2
TRIAL SKILLS
 
CO-CHAIRS
JAMES E. BANKS
Seattle Truck Law, PLLC

LIZ McLAFFERTY
Schroeter Goldmark & Bender

 
DAY 1
Commercial Vehicles
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DAY 2
Trial Skills

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6 Law & Legal credits · 0.5 Ethics credits 5.75 Law & Legal credits · 0.5 Ethics credits

8:20-8:30
Welcome
Co-Chairs James Banks · Seattle Truck Law, PLLC &
Liz McLafferty · Schroeter Goldmark & Bender and
Sara Crumb · Chief Operating Officer, Washington State Association for Justice

8:30-9:00
Understanding the Transportation Cycle and Potentially At-Fault Parties 
Eric Penn · The Penn Law Firm · Jacksonville, TX

9:00-9:30
A Commercial Vehicle Case Walks in the Door: First Steps

James Banks · Seattle Truck Law, PLLC

9:30-10:30
Sourcing and Drafting Rules for Commercial Vehicles
Joseph Fried · Fried Goldberg LLC · Atlanta, GA

10:30-10:35
A message from our sponsors:
 Moranco, Diamond sponsor
Ringler, Double Platinum sponsor
Physicians Life Care Planning, Platinum sponsor

10:35-10:40
Break

10:40-11:10
Tune-Up Negotiation Skills: Mediating the Commercial Vehicle Case
Hon. Paris Kallas · Judicial Dispute Resolution

11:10-12:10
Critical Depositions In the Commercial Vehicle Case
Michael Leizerman · The Law Firm for Truck Safety LLP · Ohio

12:10-12:15
A message from our sponsors:
Coldstream, Platinum sponsor
T-Scan, Platinum sponsor
Preferred Capital Funding, Platinum sponsor
Buell Realtime Reporting, Silver sponsor

12:15-12:35
Lunch break 

12:35-1:05
Critical Technology You Don’t Know is Involved in Your Trucking Case and the Discovery Needed to Get it
Morgan Adams · Seattle Truck Law, PLLC

1:05-1:35
Getting a Lyft Over the River in Rideshare Cases: Common Issues and How to Solve Them
Mercedes Donchez · Donchez Law Firm

1:35-2:05
Corporate Negligence (LaPlant Doctrine and Its Progeny)
J.J. Burns · Dollar Burns & Becker · Kansas City, MO 

2:05-2:10
A message from COO Sara Crumb

2:10-2:15
Break

2:15-2:45
Setting Up Your Trial Story In a Truck Case
Marion Munley · Munley Law · Pennsylvania

2:45-3:15
ETHICS

Ethical Considerations Representing Multiple Parties from a Single Collision
Cydney Campbell Webster · GLP Attorneys, Inc., P.S.

3:15-3:45
Making the Defendant Driver and Motor Carrier Safety Director Your Experts 
Kevin Coluccio · Coluccio Law

4:00
Winter cocktail class with mixologist Max and Zoomapalooza with emcee David Yas from Pod 617
Thank you to our Sponsor: Tony & Julie Robinson of Ringler

8:20-8:25
Welcome
Co-Chairs James Banks · Seattle Truck Law, PLLC &
Liz McLafferty · Schroeter Goldmark & Bender and
Sara Crumb · Chief Operating Officer, Washington State Association for Justice

8:25-8:30
A message from our sponsors:
 Moranco, Diamond sponsor
Physicians Life Care Planning, Platinum sponsor

8:30-9:00
You Can Lose Your Case In Opening—How Not To
Felix Luna · Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna

9:00-10:00
Getting the Story, The Whole Story, and Not Just the Story
Katlin Larimer · National Psychodrama Training Center
Kaitlin Wright · Schroeter Goldmark & Bender

10:00-10:30
Motions That Make a Difference In Trial
Colleen Durkin Peterson · Holman Law, PLLC

10:30-10:35
A message from our sponsors:
 Ringler, Double Platinum sponsor
Coldstream, Platinum sponsor

10:35-10:45
Break

10:45-11:15
Prepping Experts for Trial
Cheryl Snow · Friedman|Rubin PLLP

11:15-12:00
Voir Dire In the Age of COVID-19
Randi McGinn · McGinn Montoya Love & Curry · Albuquerque, NM

12:00-12:45
Strategies for Cross-Examining Expert Witnesses
Paul Luvera · Luvera Law Firm

12:45-1:00
Lunch Break

1:00-1:05
A message from CEO Liz Berry &
Preferred Capital Funding, Platinum sponsor

1:05-1:35
Addressing Admitted Liability at Trial
Corrie Yackulic · Corrie Yackulic Law Firm PLLC

1:35-2:20
Shut It Down and Drop the Mic: Tying It All Together in Closing Arguments
Craig Sims · Schroeter Goldmark & Bender

2:20-2:50
Tips for Conducting Trial During COVID-19
Hon. Shelly Speir-Moss · Pierce County Superior Court

2:50-2:55
A message from our sponsors:
T-Scan, Platinum sponsor
Ringler, Double Platinum sponsor

2:55-3:00
Break

3:00-3:30
ETHICS

Courtroom Ethics—Maintaining Integrity In the Heat of Battle
Nathan Roberts · Connelly Law Offices