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Price

$350 for EAGLE Member
$395 for Regular Member

700 minutes
Date Published

August 3, 2017

Publisher

Washington State Association for Justice

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Summary

Thursday, August 3
1:50-5:20 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL PI PRACTICE (3.0 Law & Legal Credits)
Chair: Elizabeth Woody Lindquist
1:50-2:00 Welcome & Announcements
2:00-2:30 Failing to Plan or Planning for Failure: Business Planning 101 • Cheryl Pope, Dallas, TX
2:30-3:00 Too Many Referrals — My Top Five #Marketing & Referral Tips • Alisa Brodkowitz
3:00-3:30 Running an Efficient Law Firm: Top 10 Technology Tools • Tad Thomas, Louisville, KY
3:30-3:50 Exhibit Hall Break
3:50-4:20 Law Practice in the Digital Age • Tad Thomas, Louisville, KY
4:20-4:50 Managing Work Flow in Your Firm • Kristine Grelish and Amie Peters
4:50-5:20 Is Everyone Else Crazy or Is It Me? Managing Workplace Styles • Cheryl Pope, Dallas, TX

Friday, August 4
8:00am-12:00pm KEYNOTE CLE (3.5 Law & Legal Credits)
8:00-9:30 My Ten Biggest Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them • Rick Friedman, Bremerton, WA
9:30-10:00 Update from the Other Washington • Linda Lipsen, Washington, DC
10:00-10:30 Exhibit Hall Break
10:30am-12pm Deposing the Corporate Representative: 30(b)(6) Depositions • Mark Kosieradzki, Plymouth, MN

Saturday, August 5
7:50am-10:00am SATURDAY MORNING PROGRAM (1.25 Law & Legal Credits and 0.75 Ethics Credits)
Chair: Nathan Roberts
7:50-8:00 Welcome & Announcements
8:00-8:45 Strategies for Overcoming Abusive Counsel • Mark Kosieradzki, Plymouth, MN
8:45-9:15 Cross Border Issues: Representing Your Client & Avoiding Legal Malpractice • Rose Keith, Vancouver, BC, and Deborah Nelson
9:15-10:00 WSAJ Justice Talks
9:15-9:30 Pedaling for Justice • David Beninger and Patricia Anderson
9:30-9:45 Exploring A Plaintiff Lawyer’s Legacy and Impact that We Can Have on Children and Our Communities • Colleen Durkin Peterson
9:45-10:00 Gross or Not: A Discussion on Presenting the Gross Negligence Standard to the Jury • Lincoln Beauregard and Amanda Searle

10:30-12:30pm SATURDAY PROGRAM CONT’D: OVERCOMING JUDICIAL AND JURY BIAS (2.0 Ethics Credits)
Chair: Hardeep Rekhi
10:30-10:50 Being Muslim in the Civil Justice System • Arsalan Bukhari, Executive Director of CAIR Washington
10:50-11:10 Walking While Black • Gerald Hankerson, President of King County NAACP
11:10-11:30 Working with Immigrant Clients • Celia Rivera
11:30-11:50 Lingering Gender Issues • Victoria Vreeland
11:50am-12:10pm LGBTQ Issues in the Coutroom • Denise Diskin
12:10-12:30 Q&A • Full panel discussion

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Presenters

Elizabeth Woody Lindquist

ELIZABETH WOODY LINDQUIST handles all types of plaintiff's personal injury cases, specializing in major and catastrophic... Read More

Cheryl Pope

Cheryl Pope is an organizational effectiveness consultant and executive coach. Simply put, she helps organizations and... Read More

Alisa Brodkowitz

Alisa specializes in complex personal injury litigation and products liability with a focus on plane crashes. Her successes,... Read More

Tad Thomas

Mr. Thomas is the founding partner of Thomas Law Offices in Louisville, Kentucky. He and his firm practice solely in the... Read More

Kristine Grelish

Kristine Grelish is the owner of GRELISH LAW PLLC, with offices in Seattle and Yakima. She primarily practices in the areas... Read 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... 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

Linda Lipsen

Ms. Lipsen was named Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly known as the Association... Read More

Mark Kosieradzki

Mark Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith law firm, Minneapolis, MN is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on... Read More

Nathan P. Roberts

Nate Roberts is a trial lawyer who represents real, everyday people as they work to hold corporations and government... Read More

Rose Keith

Rose founded Rose Keith Law Corporation in 1996. The guiding principle for Rose, which she instills in all who work at the... Read More

Deborah M. Nelson

Deborah Nelson is a magna cum laude graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, and of the... Read More

David Beninger

Mr. Beninger is a shareholder/partner with the Luvera Law Firm, where he has practiced for the last 28 years.

He... Read More

Lincoln Beauregard

Lincoln C. Beauregard practices with the Connelly Law Offices, whereabouts, in 2006, he was the first attorney to join the... Read More

Amanda Searle

Amanda’s practice focuses primarily on medical negligence, personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home negligence, and... Read More

Patricia Anderson

Patricia Anderson joined the Luvera Law Firm in 1997. This past year, she partnered with David Beningerin obtaining a... Read More

Colleen Durkin Peterson

Colleen Durkin Peterson is an associate at the Holman Law Firm in Tacoma, Washington.Colleen grew upworking in the law firm... Read More

Hardeep S. Rekhi

Hardeep Singh Rekhi is an owner and partner of Rekhi & Wolk, P.S. His practice focuses onimmigration, individual employee... Read More

Arsalan Bukhari

Arsalan Bukhari is Executive Director at CAIR-Washington State, a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and... Read More

Gerald Hankerson

Gerald Hankerson currently serves as NAACP President for Seattle/King County as well President of NAACP for Alaska/Oregon/WA.... Read More

Celia M. Rivera

CELIA RIVERA is the founder of Rivera Law Offices, PLLC. Whether the case involves a simple automobile collision, or a... Read More

Denise Diskin

Denise Diskin is an associate at Teller & Associates, PLLC, where she litigates on behalf of individuals facing... Read More

Victoria Vreeland

Vicky Vreeland is recognized as one of the top trial lawyers and employment and civil rights attorneys in the state of... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following titles and components:

Convention Book
Failing to Plan or Planning for Failure: Business Planning 101 - Video
Too Many Referrals — My Top Five #Marketing & Referral Tips - Video
Running an Efficient Law Firm: Top 10 Technology Tools - Video
Law Practice in the Digital Age - Video
Managing Work Flow in Your Firm - Video
Is Everyone Else Crazy or Is It Me? Managing Workplace Styles - Video
My Ten Biggest Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them - Video
Update from the Other Washington - Video
Deposing the Corporate Representative: 30(b)(6) Depositions - Video
Strategies for Overcoming Abusive Counsel - Video
Cross Border Issues: Representing Your Client & Avoiding Legal Malpractice - Video
Pedaling for Justice - Video
Exploring A Plaintiff Lawyer’s Legacy and Impact that We Can Have on Children and Our Communities - Video
Gross or Not: A Discussion on Presenting the Gross Negligence Standard to the Jury - Video
Introduction - Video
Being Muslim in the Civil Justice System- Video
Walking While Black - Video
Working with Immigrant Clients - Video
Lingering Gender Issues - Video
LGBTQ Issues in the Coutroom - Video
Q&A - Video
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Credit

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