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2020 Winter Conference - Day 2: Trial Skills

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December 11, 2020


Washington State Association for Justice


Trial Skills


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  DAY 2

Seattle Truck Law, PLLC

Schroeter Goldmark & Bender

5.75 Law & Legal credits · 0.5 Ethics credits

  8:00-8:25  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

8:35-8:30 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 Firm


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James Banks
Seattle Truck Law, PLLC

James Banks became an attorney so he could deliver a different kind of personal injury representation. His approach is based... Read More

Kim Moran

Felix G. Luna
Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna

Felix moved to Seattle from Boston, Massachusetts, as a teenager and grew up in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. After... Read More

Katlin Larimer, MSW
Larimer Consulting

Katlin Larimer has been a trial consultant and trainer for lawyers since 1997. Her consulting practice is focused on working... Read More

Kaitlin Wright

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

Julie Robinson
Settlement Advisor - Ringler Associates

Julie started her career in financial services in 1992 with AXA Advisors. She honed her expertise in financial aid issues... Read More

Tony Robinson

Brian Holt

Cheryl L. Snow
Law Offices Of James S. Rogers

Cheryl Snow practices law at the Law Office of James S. Rogers where she focuses on cases involving death, catastrophic... Read More

Randi McGinn
McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A.

Interesting stuff: Randi McGinn is the senior partner with her four women partners in the law firm MCML, PA in Albuquerque,... Read More

Paul N. Luvera
Luvera, Barnett, Brindley, Beninger, Cunningham & Gellatly

Corrie J. Yackulic
Corrie Yackulic Law Firm PLLC

Corrie Yackulic has practiced law in Seattle, Washington since 1986, representing individuals and communities with injury and... Read More

Craig Sims

Judge Shelly K. Speir-Moss
Pierce County Superior Court

Judge Speir was in private practice for 19 years before being elected to the Pierce County Superior Court in 2016. She is... Read More

Jay Jenkins

Nathan P. Roberts
Connelly Law Offices

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

Amie C. Peters
Blue Water Legal, PLLC

Amie C. Peters is the founding member of Blue Water Legal PLLC, an Edmonds, Washington plaintiff’s firm dedicated to helping... Read More

Liz McLafferty

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