Battle Ready: How to Harness the Power of Your Team for Trial

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Chairpersons: Bethany Rutherford, Edward K. Le, Sasha Craft
Friday, February 12, 2016
Washington State Convention Center • Seattle
6.0 CLE Credits with the Washington State Bar Association
(includes 0.5 Ethics credits) WSBA A/V Activity ID #1002281

Welcome & Overview
Bethany Rutherford , Paralegal, Edward K. Le, PLLC, Renton
Sasha Craft, Paralegal, Certa Law Group, Seattle
Ed Le, Attorney, Edward K. Le, PLLC, Renton

How to Approach Trial Prep – Setting up a team to help with preparation for trial; breaking down who works on damages and liability.
Bethany Rutherford , Paralegal, Edward K. Le, PLLC, Renton
Sasha Craft, Paralegal, Certa Law Group, Seattle

ER 904, Trial Exhibits & Jury Instructions – When do you start to prepare your ER 904, trial exhibits and jury instructions.
Robert Diamond, Paralegal, Law Offices of Mark C. Wagner, Tacoma

Motions in Limine – Managing evidence before and during trial.
Vincent "Vinnie" Nappo, Attorney, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, Seattle

Organizing Trial Binders – How to effectively prepare binders for trial.
Cortney Jones, DawsonBrown, P.S., Seattle

Ethics of Trial Preparation – Knowing when not to cross the line.
Robert Bohm, Attorney, Robert D. Bohm, PLLC, Federal Way, Seattle

Medical Summaries: Focusing on the Issues for Trial.
Amie Peters, Attorney, Blue Water Legal, PLLC, Edmonds
Natalie Warford, Paralegal, Blue Water Legal, PLLC, Edmonds

Demonstrative Evidence: Why do you need it and what you should use; How technology can be helpful for trial and preparing for trial
Ed Le, Attorney, Edward K. Le, PLLC, Renton

Witness Coordination. How to coordinate and plan your witnesses for trial.
Kagnar Som, Edward K. Le, PLLC, Seattle

How to Make a Treating Provider Your Expert at Trial
Cheryl Farrish, Attorney, Certa Law Group, Inc. PS, Seattle
Michael Chan, DC, Clinical Accident Reconstruction Experts, LLC, Seattle

Questions and Answers of the Speakers

Bethany Rutherford
After nearly a decade long career in retail management, Bethany joined the team at Edward K. Le, PLLC in April of 2013. She earned her Associates degree from Clovis Community College in 2007. She provides a wide range of support to the clients,...More
Sasha Craft
Sasha Craft is a paralegal with Certa Law Group, P.S., Inc. in Seattle where the practice is on personal injury law. While in undergrad at Seattle University worked at a Seattle personal injury firm until she went to Portland for her graduate...More
Edward K. Le
Edward K. Le is the managing of Edward K. Le, PLLC, a five attorney law firm in Renton, Washington. He has been a plaintiff’s attorney exclusively over the course of his 24 year career. He received his B.A. from UCLA and his J.D. from the University...More
Robert F. Diamond
A graduate of the Tacoma Community College paralegal program, Robert has a broad background assisting attorneys in a variety of litigation matters, including personal injury, workers’ compensation, professional malpractice, and criminal cases. He has...More
Vincent Thomas Nappo
Vincent is an associate attorney at Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, PLLC, where he has worked since graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 2011.

His practice focuses primarily on representing survivors of childhood...More

Courtney A. Jones
Cortney Jones is a paralegal with DAWSONBROWNPS in Seattle where they represent people who have suffered catastrophic personal loss and seriously disabling injuries, in addition to protecting clients against the unfair claims practices of insurance...More
Robert D. Bohm
Robert D. Bohm is a trial lawyer at Robert D. Bohm, PLLC, who, from his offices in Washington State and Arizona, represents injured people and their families in cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury. Mr. Bohm has spent his...More
Amie C. Peters
Amie C. Peters is the founding member of Blue Water Legal PLLC, an Edmonds, Washington plaintiff’s firm dedicated to helping injured workers with claims under the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act & Defense Base Act. She is admitted to...More
Natalie L. Warford
Natalie is a paralegal at Blue Water Legal PLLC in Edmonds, Washington, a firm dedicated to helping injured workers with claims under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act & Defense Base Act.

She focuses her work at the litigation...More

Kagnar Som
Attorney Kagnar “Ganya” Som has experience representing victims injured as a result of medical negligence, maritime injury, premise liability, motor vehicle and bicycle accidents.

Kagnar is a strong advocate for victim’s rights because she...More

Cheryl Farrish
Cheryl Farrish is a partner with the Certa Law Group, P.C. in Seattle, where her practice focuses exclusively on representing injured individuals. She handles a wide range of injury cases, from automobile accidents to complex construction injury...More
Michael W. Chan, DC
Dr. Michael Chan studied pre-med at the University of Washington, but decided to follow in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Austen Chan, DC, PhD, and become a chiropractor. He graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College West in 1999 and immediately...More

Originally Published

February 12, 2016

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Battle Ready: How to Harness the Power of Your Team for Trial - Video: Part 1
  • Battle Ready: How to Harness the Power of Your Team for Trial - Video: Part 2
  • Battle Ready: How to Harness the Power of Your Team for Trial - Video: Part 3
  • Battle Ready: How to Harness the Power of Your Team for Trial - Paper

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