How to Survive & Thrive: New Member CLE

Date: 03/11/2016

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

6.5 CLE Credits approved (5.25 Law & Legal, 1.25 other) until 3/11/2016
WSBA Live ID# 1001633
WSBA A/V ID# 1002282


           8:20-8:30   Welcome & Introduction
Rachel Hamar, Law Office of William D. Hochberg, Edmonds
Cheryl Farrish, Certa Law Group, Seattle

           8:30-8:55   Case and Client Selection
Deborah Nelson, Nelson Boyd, Seattle

           8:55-9:15   Case Investigation
Christina Mach, Harpold Thomas, Kent

           9:15-9:35   Starting with the Basics: Reading the Insurance Policy
Gary Williams, Williams Law Office, Quilcene

         9:35-10:05   Co-Counseling and Fee Sharing with Experienced Counsel. 
Travis Jameson, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan, Seattle

       10:05-10:20   BREAK

     10:20-11:00    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

     11:00-11:20    Getting More out of Your Settlement Demands
Tara Eubanks, The Budlong Law Firm, Edmonds

     11:20-11:50    Tips for Negotiating with Adjusters – discussion and demonstration
Dick Kilpatrick, Kilpatrick Law, Bellevue
Virginia DeCosta, DeCosta Law Firm, Tacoma

     11:50-12:00    Q&A

     12:00-12:30    LUNCH - Box lunches included in tuition

     12:30-12:55    How to Communicate with Doctors to Develop Your Damages Case
Patrick Kang, Premier Law Group, Bellevue

         12:55-1:25   Developing a Discovery Plan in Modest Cases
Dalynne Singleton, Singleton Law Group, Silverdale

           1:25-1:50   Working with Liability/Damages Witnesses
Ken Friedman, Friedman | Rubin, Bremerton

           1:50-2:05   BREAK

           2:05-2:30   Choosing a Venue: District Court, Superior Court (Trial or MAR)
Sam Elder, Law Office of Sam Elder, Kirkland

           2:30-2:55   Getting Potential Clients to Choose You
Gemma Zanowski, Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel, Tacoma

           2:55-3:20   Dealing with Obstructionist Opposing Counsel
Catherine C. Clark, Law Office of Catherine C. Clark, Seattle

           3:20-3:50   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

           3:50-4:00   Q&A with the Speakers