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390 minutes
Date Published

March 11, 2016


Washington State Association for Justice


Advertising, Client Selection, Co-Counseling, First Years of Practice


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HOW TO SURVIVE & THRIVE in the 1st Years of Practice
A CLE Presented by WSAJ's New Member Committee
Chairpersons: Rachel Hamar & Cheryl Farrish
Friday, March 11, 2016 | Washington State Convention Center • Seattle

Credit information:
Please use the following credit information when reporting credit for this course.
6.5 CLE Credits approved (5.25 Law & Legal, 1.25 other)
WSBA A/V ID# 1002282

Welcome & Introduction
Rachel Hamar, Law Office of William D. Hochberg, Edmonds
Cheryl Farrish, Certa Law Group, Seattle

Case and Client Selection
Deborah Nelson, Nelson Boyd, Seattle

Case Investigation
Christina Mach, Harpold Thomas, Kent
Starting with the Basics: Reading the Insurance Policy
Gary Williams, Williams Law Office, Quilcene

Co-Counseling and Fee Sharing with Experienced Counsel.
Travis Jameson, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan, Seattle

Attorney Advertising, Managing Your Reputation in an Online World, and Building a Practice You Love - A Panel Discussion
Omar Nur, Nur Law, Everett
Jason Baker, Law Offices Of Jason A. Baker, Vancouver BC
Ada Ko Wong, AKW Law, Seattle

Getting More out of Your Settlement Demands
Tara Eubanks, The Budlong Law Firm, Edmonds

Tips for Negotiating with Adjusters – discussion and demonstration
Dick Kilpatrick, Kilpatrick Law, Bellevue
Virginia DeCosta, DeCosta Law Firm, Tacoma

How to Communicate with Doctors to Develop Your Damages Case
Patrick Kang, Premier Law Group, Bellevue

Developing a Discovery Plan in Modest Cases
Dalynne Singleton, Singleton Law Group, Silverdale

Working with Liability/Damages Witnesses
Ken Friedman, Friedman | Rubin, Bremerton

Choosing a Venue: District Court, Superior Court (Trial or MAR)
Sam Elder, Law Office of Sam Elder, Kirkland

Getting Potential Clients to Choose You
Gemma Zanowski, Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel, Tacoma

Dealing with Obstructionist Opposing Counsel
Catherine C. Clark, Law Office of Catherine C. Clark, Seattle

Do’s and Don’ts of MAR from an Arbitrator’s Perspective
Katherine Mason, Law Offices of K.L. Mason, Seattle
Duncan Turner, Badgley Mullins Turner, Shoreline

Q&A with the Speakers

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Rachael Vera Hamar

Rachel V. Hamar is an associate with the Law Office of William Hochberg, where she focuses primarily on social security... Read More

Cheryl Farrish

Cheryl Farrish is a partner with the Certa Law Group, P.C. in Seattle, where her practice focuses exclusively on representing... 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

Christina Mach

Christina Mach is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (2003) and University of Washington School of Law (2007).... Read More

Gary Williams

Gary Williams first encountered insurance claims when he went to work at Safeco in 1968. He then attended University of Puget... Read More

Richard Travis Jameson

R. TRAVIS JAMESON received his B.A. from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and his J.D. from the University of Oregon. He... Read More

Omar Nur

Attorney Omar Nur is the owner of Nur Law, PLLC, a law practice based in Everett Washington focusing on Criminal and Civil... Read More

Jason A. Baker

Jason A. Baker wrote the chapter on PIP for the 2018 WSAJ Motor Vehicle Litigation deskbook. He was born in Burien where he... Read More

Ada Ko Wong

Ada K. Wong is the owner of AKW LAW, P.C., with offices in Washington and California. She is licensed to practice in... Read More

Tara Eubanks

Tara L. Eubanks is a sole practitioner with Law Offices of Tara L. Eubanks, PLLC. Her practice focuses on cases involving... Read More

Dan W. Kilpatric

Dick Kilpatrick has been an independent, tenacious advocate for his clients for 39 years. He currently spends more time as an... Read More

Virginia L. DeCosta

Virginia was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before moving to Washington in 1986, she graduated from Chaminade... Read More

Patrick J. Kang

Patrick J. Kang is a trial attorney and partner at the law firm of Premier Law Group PLLC in Bellevue, Washington. His... Read More

Gemma N. Zanowski

Gemma Zanowski is an associate attorney at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel in Tacoma. She litigates cases involving... Read More

Kenneth R. Friedman

Ken Friedman is a partner with Friedman Rubin. The firm engages in a national practice from their offices in Seattle and... Read More

Samuel J. Elder, Jr.

Samuel J. Elder, Jr. graduated from Linfield College (summa cum laude) in 1991. He received a Juris Doctorate from University... Read More

Dalynne Singleton

DALYNNE SINGLETON graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2003. She was a personal injury /probate... Read More

Catherine C. Clark

Catherine C. Clark, or “Cat” as she is also known, is a graduate of the University of Washington and Gonzaga University... Read More

Katherine L. Mason

Katherine Mason has been practicing law in Washington state since 1999. Her professional experience includes service with the... Read More

Duncan C. Turner

Duncan Turner enjoys a broad practice that includes commercial litigation, class actions, employment law, intellectual... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

HOW TO SURVIVE & THRIVE in the 1st Years of Practice - Paper
How to Survive & Thrive in the 1st Year of Practice: Video - Part 1
How to Survive & Thrive in the 1st Year of Practice: Video - Part 2
How to Survive & Thrive in the 1st Year of Practice: Video - Part 3
How to Survive & Thrive in the 1st Year of Practice: Video - Part 4
How to Survive & Thrive in the 1st Year of Practice: Video - Part 5
How to Survive & Thrive in the 1st Year of Practice: Video - Part 6
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