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Winter Conference 2018: Drive Your Case, Don't Let Your Case Drive You. Day 2: Skills to Put You in the Driver's Seat.

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December 14, 2018


Washington State Association for Justice


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2018 Winter Conference:
Drive Your Case, Don't Let Your Case Drive You
Day 2: Skills to Put You in the Driver's Seat

Chairpersons Felix Luna and Corrie Yackulic
Friday, December 14, 2018
Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle and via webcast

5.5 Law & Legal Credits
8:20-8:30 Welcome & Opening
Seminar Chairs - Felix Luna, Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna
Corrie Yackulic, Corrie Yackulic Law Firm PLLC, Seattle

8:30-9:15 Communicating with Conservative Jurors
Paul Byrd, Paul Byrd Law Firm, Little Rock, AR

9:15-9:45 Voir Dire
Eric Fong, Fong Law, Port Orchard

9:45-10:15 Visuals
Tyler Weaver, Cogent Legal, Seattle

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 Opening Statement
Ben Wells, Ben Wells & Associates, Arlington
11:00-11:45 Preparing Client for Trial Testimony Felix Luna, Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna, Seattle & Cleo Floyd, Law Office of Cleodis Floyd, Seattle Direct Examination (Lay Witness) Felix Luna, Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna, Seattle & Cleo Floyd, Law Office of Cleodis Floyd, Seattle 11:45-12:30 Lunch (box lunches included in tuition) 12:30-1:00 Cross Examination of Defendant James Banks, Seattle Truck Law, PLLC, Seattle 1:00-1:30 Direct Examintion (Expert Witness) Tom Vertetis, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, Seattle 1:30-1:45 Break 1:45-2:15 Cross Examination (Expert Witness) Corrie Yackulic, Corrie Yackulic Law Firm PLLC, Seattle 2:15-2:45 Closing Argument/Rebuttal Katherine Mason, KL Mason, Seattle 2:45-3:15 Post-Trial Motions Sean Gamble, Friedman | Rubin, Seattle

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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

Paul Byrd
Paul Byrd Law Firm, PLLC

Paul Byrd has been representing deserving injured victims for almost 30 years. After clerking for a trial court, Paul went... Read More

Cleodis Floyd
Law Office of Cleodis Floyd

Cleodis Floyd is a native of Seattle. After graduating from Franklin High School, he went on to graduate from Colorado State... Read More

Eric M. Fong
Fong Law, PLLC

“Life continues to give me so much, exemplified by the unbelievable friendships and experiences forged through the practice... Read More

Sean Gamble
Friedman | Rubin

Sean J. Gamble is an attorney admitted to practice in the Courts of Washington, the United States District Court for the... Read More

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

Katherine L. Mason
Katherine L. Mason, Attorney at Law

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

Thomas B. Vertetis
Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, PLLC

Thomas B. Vertetis is the managing partner in the Tacoma firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, PLLC. He is a trial lawyer with... Read More

Tyler Weaver
Cogent Legal

Tyler Weaver is the Executive Director of Cogent Legal’s Seattle office. For more than 16 years, Tyler litigated at Hagens... Read More

Ben Wells
Ben Wells & Associates

Ben has practiced personal injury since 1989 and is a graduate of the Spence Trial Lawyer’s college. He is an advocate of... Read More

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

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Communicating with Conservative Jurors
Voir Dire
Opening Statement
Preparing Client for Trial Testimony
Cross Examination of Defendant
Direct Examintion (Expert Witness)
Cross Examination (Expert Witness)
Closing Argument/Rebuttal
Post-Trial Motions
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