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Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle
Chairpersons Sims Weymuller & Ada K. Wong

11 Law & Legal Credits · 1.0 Ethics Credits

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AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, 9/18/19

9:30-11:45AM Workers' Compensation Section Meeting
Bell Harbor International Conference Center - Room TBD

10:30-11:30AM Legal Staff Section Brunch
Bell Harbor International Conference Center - Room TBD

11:30AM-12:30PM WSAJ Trial News Appreciation Lunch
Bell Harbor International Conference Center - Room TBD
RSVP to raphaela@washingtonjustice.org

12:50-4:00PM NURSING HOME CLE & DESKBOOK RELEASE
Nursing Home Litigation co-chair Roger J. Leslie, Law Office of Roger J. Leslie, Seattle
Nursing Home Litigation co-chair Lisa Saar, Law Office of Lisa Saar, PLLC, Bellingham

12:50-1:00 Welcome and Introduction
Convention co-chair Sims Weymuller, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Seattle
Convention co-chair Ada K. Wong, AKW Law, P.C., Mountlake Terrace

1:00-1:30 History of Nursing Home Litigation
Roger J. Leslie, Law Office of Roger J. Leslie, Seattle

1:30-2:00 Chemical Restraints, Such as Antipsychotics
Lisa Saar, Law Office of Lisa Saar, PLLC, Bellingham

2:00-2:30 Break

2:30-3:00 Statutes and Regulations
Joanne Werner & Michelle Chan, Law Office of Joanne R. Werner, Seattle

3:00-3:30 Effect of Settlement on Medicaid Benefits
Angela Macey-Cushman, Somers Tamblyn Isenhour Beck, PLLC, Seattle

3:30-4:00 ALFs (Assisted Living Facilities)
Jeff Crollard, Crollard Law Office, PLLC

4:00-5:00 ETHICS The Inclusive Legal Professional:
Applying Intentional Self Analysis in Pursuit of Equitable Client Representation

Joy Williams, Diversity Programs Manager, WSBA

5:00-6:30 Welcome Reception with seafood bar & more on scenic Elliott Bay (@Bell Harbor)
6:30-7:30 Dine around the Emerald City - dinner on your own
7:30-8:30 Diversity/WOW/LGBTQ Reception at The Tasting Room in Post Alley

8:30-10:30 Ringler Party at Kell's in Post Alley with live karaoke band (come ready to sing your heart out!)

THURSDAY, 9/19/19

8:30AM-2:45PM NATIONAL SPEAKERS

8:20-8:30 Welcome & Introduction
Convention co-chair Sims Weymuller, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Seattle
Convention co-chair Ada K. Wong, AKW Law, P.C., Mountlake Terrace

8:30-10:00 Trojan Horse Method
Alejandro Blanco, Ilya Lerma, Dan Ambrose, Trojan Horse, LLC, Manhattan Beach, CA

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 Domino Theory
Ed Capozzi, Brach Eichler LLC, Roseland, NJ

11:15-11:45 Trial in Action: The Persuasive Power of Psychodrama
Fredilyn Sison, Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina

12:00-1:30PM Awards Lunch
WSAJ members only

1:45-2:45 Litigation and Trial Strategy
Courtney Rowley, The Rowley Law Firm, Ojai, CA

2:45-3:15 Break

3:15-5:00PM THURSDAY CLE CONT'D.

3:15-4:00 Lessons in Advocacy and Paperless Management from the Ride the Ducks Trial
Karen Koehler, Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore, Seattle
Andrew Ackley, Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore, Seattle
Jessica McClure, Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore, Seattle

4:00-5:00 The Biomechanical Expert
Sam Elder, Law Office of Sam Elder PLLC, Kirkland
Anne Vankirk, GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc., Seattle

Brian & Michael Chan, Clinical Accident Reconstruction Experts, LLC, Seattle

6:00-10:00PM Party at MoPOP - dinner, drinks & Video DJ! Check out fun exhibits on Prince, Jimi Hendrix & more! (all included in your tuition)

FRIDAY, 9/20/19

8:20AM-12PM LIGHTNING ROUND CLE: 10 HOT TOPICS FOR THE PLAINTIFF LAWYER

8:20-8:30 Welcome & Introduction
Convention co-chair Sims Weymuller, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Seattle
Convention co-chair Ada K. Wong, AKW Law, P.C., Mountlake Terrace

8:30-9:15 National Update
Elise Sanguinetti, Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP, Oakland, CA

9:15-9:20 Intro to Hot Ten/Lightning Round CLE

9:20-9:33 Show Then Tell
Patricia Anderson, Luvera Law Firm, Seattle

9:33-9:46 The Art and Power of Body Language
Sergio Garciduenas-Sease

9:46-9:59 Touchstones: How Little Moments in Our Lives Make Us Better Lawyers
Tomás Gahan, Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna, Seattle

9:59-10:12 Focus Groups: The One Thing You Absolutely Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)
David Crump, The Crump Law Firm, Seattle

10:12-10:42 Break

10:42-10:55 Voir Dire
Francisco A. Duarte, Fury Duarte PS, Bellevue

10:55-11:08 Use of Depositions at Trial — Do's and Don'ts
Todd Gardner, Swanson Gardner Meyers PLLC, Renton

11:08-11:21 Closing Argument: Saving a Rough Case in Closing
Jenna Labourr, Washington Injury Lawyers, PLLC, Seattle

11:21-11:34 Writing Motions Without Sounding Like an Aristocrat
Jamal Whitehead, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Seattle

11:34-11:47 Adverse Witnesses: Using Them to Win at Trial
Tom Vertetis, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, Tacoma

11:47-12:00PM Finding the Breach — and Not What Is In Your Torts Book
Lincoln Beauregard, Connelly Law Offices, Tacoma

12:30PM WSAJ Board of Governors Meeting

See you next year! 

Cancellation Policy
Refunds for cancellations, less $50 handling fee for each registrant if cancellation is made prior to noon on August 29th. After that 75% credit, valid for one year, will be issued if the WSAJ Office is notified no later than September 10th. We cannot accept cancellations after this date. Substitute attendees are accepted.