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Price

$475 for EAGLE Member
$550 for Regular Member

745 minutes
Date Published

September 26, 2018

Publisher

Washington State Association for Justice

Subjects

Motor Vehicle Litigation, Torts - General

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Summary

WEDNESDAY • 9/26
12:50-5:30PM
TORT LAW CLE
3.5 Law & Legal Credits and .5 Ethics Credits
12:50-1PM Welcome by Convention Chairs
Elizabeth Calora, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
John Webber, GLP Attorneys, P.S., inc
1-1:30PM Case Law Update
Valerie McOmie & Dan Huntington, WSAJ Amicus Coordinators
1:30-2PM Lessons from a Four Month Asbestos Trial
Jessica Dean, Dean Omar & Branham, Dallas, TX
2:30-3PM Break
3-3:30PM Trucking Torts 101
Morgan Adams, Seattle Truck Law
3:30-4PM Sexual Abuse Torts in the Age of #MeToo
Jason Amala, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
4-4:30PM Emerging Torts
Ellen Relkin, Weitz & Luxenberg, New York, NY
4:30-5PM Challenging the Vulnerable Arbitration Clause: the Defenses Still Available in Many Cases
Paul Bland, Executive Director, Public Justice, Washington, DC
5-5:30PM Ethics: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Katie Chamberlain, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless
THURSDAY • 9/27
8:20AM-2:15PM
TRENDS & TACTICS IN CIVIL LITIGATION CLE
2.5 Law & Legal Credits and .75 Ethics Credits
8:20-8:30AM Introduction by Convention Chairs
Elizabeth Calora, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
John Webber, GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc.
8:30-9:45AM How to Work with Trump-Era Juries
Artemis Malekpour & David Ball, PhD, Malekpour & Ball, Durham, NC (David Ball via live stream)
9:45-10:30AM Inclusion Rider, Diversity and Inclusion in Our Own Profession and the Role of Lawyers in Driving Social Change
Kalpana Kotagal, Cohen Milstein, Washington, DC
10:30-11AM Break
11-11:45AM Secrecy in Civil Litigation
Lori Andrus, Andrus Anderson, San Francisco, CA
Noon-1:45PM Lunch
1:45-2:15PM Using the Power of Belief to Frame Your Case
Ed Lazarus, Winning Works, Washington, DC
2:15-5:15PM
AUTO CASES CLE/MOTOR VEHICLE DESKBOOK RELEASE
2.5 Law & Legal Credits
2:15-2:25PM Introduction by Deskbook Co-Editors
Scott Carness, The Carness Law Firm, PS
Shannon Kilpatrick, DawsonBrown, P.S.
2:25-2:55PM Distracted Driving: General Overview of Human Factors, "What It Is, What It Isn't, and How It's Different"
Nancy Grugle, PhD, Robson Forensic
2:55-3:15PM PIP Litigation - Getting the Bills Paid
Jason Baker, Law Offices of Jason A. Baker
3:15-3:35PM Break
3:35-4:05PM Demonstrative Evidence and the Admissibility of Exhibits
Keith Kessler, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Koehler Moore
4:05-4:25PM Accident Investigation - "Documenting the Facts"
Tara Eubanks, Law Office of Tara L. Eubanks, PLLC
4:25-4:45PM Use of Interrogatories, Requests for Production, ER 904, Requests for Admission & Depositions at Trial
Lee Thomas, Harpold Thomas, P.C.
4:45-5:15PM Subrogation: Federal Health Plans - Medicare & FEHBA
Steve Shaw, Shaw Legal Solutions
FRIDAY • 9/28
8:20AM-12:30PM
AUTO CASES CLE (Continued)
2.75 Law & Legal Credits and .5 Ethics Credits
8:20-8:30AM Introduction by Deskbook Co-Editors
Scott Carness, The Carness Law Firm, PLLC
Shannon Kilpatrick, DawsonBrown, P.S.
8:30-9:30AM Justice, Safety, and Robot Cars
Daniel Hinkle, Leg. Counsel, AAJ, Washington, DC
9:30-10AM Identifying & Handling Conflicts of Interest
Sims Weymuller, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender
10-10:20AM Appeal: What Every Practitioner Should Know to Properly Preserve the Appellate Record
Catherine Clark, Law Office of Catherine C. Clark PLLC
10:20-10:50AM Break
10:50-11:10AM Discovery in Automobile Cases: Practical Tips
Ada Wong, AKW Law, P.C.
11:10-11:30AM Rules of the Road: Claims Involving Unique Vehicles (Bicycles)
Stacie Bain, Law Office of Stacie Bain PLLC
11:30-11:50AM Claims Involving Fault or Defective Equipment - Is There a Companion Product Liability Claim?
James S. Rogers, Law Offices of James S. Rogers
11:50AM-12:15PM Closing Argument(s)
Mike Wampold, Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna
12:15PM Adjourn

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Presenters

Elizabeth Calora

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

John D. Webber

John Webber is a partner of GLP Attorneys in its Seattle and Burlington offices. John began his practice of personal injury... Read More

Valerie McOmie

Valerie McOmie is a lawyer from Camas, Washington, in Clark County. Valerie received her B.A. from the University of... Read More

Daniel E. Huntington

Dan Huntington is a Spokane lawyer. Dan received his B.A. degree from Gonzaga University, and his J.D. degree from Boalt... Read More

Jessica Dean

Jessica Dean works at Dean Omar & Branham, LLP. She is originally from St. Louis, MO and now lives in Dallas, TX. She has... Read More

Morgan Adams

Morgan Adams, owner of Seattle Truck Law, PLLC, is the President of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys and past Chair of... Read More

Jason P. Amala

Jason P. Amala is a named partner in the Seattle office of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC (http://www.pcva.law), where he... Read More

Ellen Relkin

Ellen Relkin is of counsel to Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. in New York City and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She is certified by the... Read More

F. Paul Bland, Jr.

F. Paul Bland, Jr. is Executive Director of Public Justice, overseeing its advocacy and litigation of consumer, environmental... Read More

Katherine Chamberlain

Katherine Chamberlain is a partner at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless (www.mhb.com). She received her B.A. from the University of... Read More

Artemis Malekpour

Artemis Malekpour of Chapel Hill, NC is a partner in the litigation consulting firm Malekpour & Ball, where she specializes... Read More

David Ball, Ph.D.

David Ball, who wrote trial advocacy’s best-selling strategy book – David Ball on Damages -- is a litigation researcher and... Read More

Kalpana Kotagal

Kalpana Kotagal is a Partner at Cohen Milstein, a member of the firm’s Civil Rights & Employment practice group, and Chair of... Read More

Lori Andrus

LORI E. ANDRUS specializes in class actions and complex litigation, work that encompasses many subject areas. With two... Read More

Edward H. Lazarus

Ed Lazarus is a partner in the trial strategy firm Winning Works, co-author of Winning Case Preparation (Trail Guides, 2018),... Read More

Scott P. Carness

Scott P. Carness, co-editor of the Motor Vehicle Litigation Deskbook, is the Principal of the Carness Law Firm, PLLC, located... Read More

Shannon Kilpatrick

Shannon M. Kilpatrick practices at DawsonBrownPS in Seattle. She focuses her practice on substantial personal injury claims,... Read More

Nancy Grugle

Dr. Nancy Grugle is a human factors expert at Robson Forensic in Denver, CO. Her areas of specialization include distracted... Read More

Jason Baker

Jason Baker, EAGLE member, is a solo practitioner focusing on plaintiff personal injury and insurance bad faith. Two... Read More

Keith Kessler

Keith L. Kessler is a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney with the Hoquiam and Seattle law firm of Stritmatter Kessler... 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

Lee Stewart Thomas

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

Steven Shaw

Steve Shaw is certified as a Medicare Secondary Payer Professional - Fellow, and regularly consults with plaintiff attorneys... Read More

Daniel Hinkle

Daniel Hinkle is the Senior State Affairs Counsel for the American Association for Justice where he helps defend and promote... Read More

Sims G. Weymuller

Sims Weymuller is an attorney and shareholder at the Seattle firm Schroeter, Goldmark and Bender. At SGB, Sims litigates... 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

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

Stacie Bain

Stacie Bain is a bike lawyer who practices in Seattle and Spokane, Washington. Ms. Bain has over twenty-seven years of... Read More

James S. Rogers

James S. Rogers is a lawyer in Seattle’s The Law Offices of James S. Rogers. His practice is limited to serious personal... Read More

Michael Wampold

Michael S. Wampold is a Seattle native and graduated from Franklin High School. He attended Yale University, where he... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Case Law Update
Lessons from a Four Month Asbestos Trial
Trucking Torts 101
Sexual Abuse Torts in the Age of #MeToo
Emerging Torts
Challenging the Vulnerable Arbitration Clause: the Defenses Still Available in Many Cases
Ethics: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
How to Work with Trump-Era Juries
How to Work with Trump-Era Juries - Part 2
Inclusion Rider, Diversity and Inclusion in Our Own Profession and the Role of Lawyers in Driving Social Change
Secrecy in Civil Litigation
Using the Power of Belief to Frame Your Case
Distracted Driving: General Overview of Human Factors, "What It Is, What It Isn't, and How It's Different"
PIP Litigation - Getting the Bills Paid
Demonstrative Evidence and the Admissibility of Exhibits - Video
Accident Investigation - "Documenting the Facts"
Use of Interrogatories, Requests for Production, ER 904, Requests for Admission & Depositions at Trial
Subrogation: Federal Health Plans - Medicare & FEHBA
Justice, Safety, and Robot Cars
Identifying & Handling Conflicts of Interest
Appeal: What Every Practitioner Should Know to Properly Preserve the Appellate Record
Discovery in Automobile Cases: Practical Tips
Rules of the Road: Claims Involving Unique Vehicles (Bicycles)
Claims Involving Fault or Defective Equipment - Is There a Companion Product Liability Claim?
Closing Argument(s)
2018 Annual Convention Written Materials
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Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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