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2019 Winter Conference Day 2: Trial Skills

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Date Published

December 13, 2019

Publisher

Washington State Association for Justice

Subjects

Trial Skills, Trial Techniques

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Summary

2019 Winter Conference
Day 2: Trial Skills

Co-Chairs
Eric Fong, Metier Law Firm LLC, Port Orchard
Julie Kays, Connelly Law Offices, Tacoma

Friday, December 13, 2019
Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle or via Webcast

5.25 Law & Legal Credits, 0.5 Ethics Credits

8:20-8:30AM Welcome
Co-Chairs

8:30-9:10 Metier of the Trial Artist: The Power to Lead
Tom Metier, Metier Law Firm PLLC, Fort Collins, CO

9:10-9:30 Tech & Testimony: How to Use Technology to Present Deposition Testimony to the Jury
Elizabeth Calora, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, Tacoma

9:30-10:30 Fear in the Courtroom
Rick Friedman, Friedman|Rubin PLLP, Bremerton & Seattle

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 Foundational Elements of Persuasive Representation
Kirsten Friedman, Friedman|Rubin PLLP, Bremerton & Seattle
Francisco "Paco" Duarte, Fury Duarte PS, Bellevue

11:30-12:00 Why Fear Threatens Our Success: And Tips for Overcoming It
Ed Budge, Budge & Heipt PLLC, Seattle

12:00-12:30 Finding Your Voice in Voir Dire
Kristi McKennon, Flynn Merriman McKennon, PS, Kennewick

12:30-1:00 Lunch (boxed lunches included in tuition)
1:00-1:30PM ETHICS How I Developed a Successful Trial Practice In Less Than Five Years
Ashton Dennis, Washington Law Center PLLC, Tacoma

1:30-2:00 Bringing Your Case to Life in Opening
Lee Thomas, Harpold Thomas P.C., Kent

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-2:30 Economic Damages: Keeping the Jury Engaged and Seizing Opportunities to Argue Your Case
Evan Fuller, Connelly Law Offices, Tacoma

2:30-3:00 Observations and Lessons from the Bench
Hon. Sean O'Donnell, King County Superior Court

3:00-3:30 Closing Argument: Motivating and Inspiring the Jury
Eric Fong, Metier Law Firm PLLC, Port Orchard

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Presenters

Eric Michael Fong
Fong Law, PLLC

Eric is proud of his reputation, a trial lawyer that can walk into a murder trial or complex civil trial all the same. ... Read More

Julie Anne Kays
Connelly Law Offices

Julie Kays is a trial attorney with Connelly Law Offices, where her practice is focused on representing sexual assault... Read More

Ed S. Budge

Ed Budge is a Seattle-based trial attorney who has been practicing law since 1994. Ed focuses primarily on civil rights cases... Read More

Elizabeth Calora
Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC

Elizabeth Calora is a partner at Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala. Her practice is dedicated to helping individuals who have been... Read More

Ashton K. Dennis

Ashton Dennis is a litigation and trial attorney focusing on representing individuals and families who have suffered serious... Read More

Francisco A. Duarte
Fox Bowman Duarte

Francisco A. Duarte, a partner at the firm of Fury Duarte, P.S., is a former Assistant Attorney General and Deputy King... Read More

Kirsten Friedman

Kirsten Friedman was a plaintiff's lawyer in Alaska and Washington for 25 years. In 2012, she converted to private practice... Read More

Rick Friedman

Rick Friedman is one of the country’s leading experts on trial lawyer fear, having spent the first 35 years of his legal... Read More

Evan Fuller

Evan Fuller is a trial lawyer at Connelly Law Offices and represents clients in a wide array of civil litigation including... Read More

Kristina L. J. McKennon
Flynn Merriman McKennon, PS

Kristi is a partner in the Kennewick law firm of Flynn Merriman McKennon where her practice focuses on medical malpractice... Read More

Tom Metier

Tom Metier is a board certified trial specialist, professional story teller and is the President of the Academy of Truck... Read More

Judge Sean O'Donnell

Sean Patrick O’Donnell is the Chief Criminal Judge in King County Superior Court located in Seattle, Washington. Judge... Read More

Lee Stewart Thomas
Harpold Thomas, P.C.

Lee practices exclusively in litigation involving injured workers and those injured through the negligence of others. He is... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Introduction
Metier of the Trial Artist: The Power to Lead
Tech & Testimony: How to Use Technology to Present Deposition Testimony to the Jury
Fear in the Courtroom
Foundational Elements of Persuasive Representation
Why Fear Threatens Our Success: And Tips for Overcoming It
Finding Your Voice in Voir Dire
ETHICS How I Developed a Successful Trial Practice In Less Than Five Years
Bringing Your Case to Life in Opening
Economic Damages: Keeping the Jury Engaged and Seizing Opportunities to Argue Your Case
Observations and Lessons from the Bench
Closing Argument: Motivating and Inspiring the Jury
Winter Conference 2019 Day 2: Trial Skills - Written Materials
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Credit

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