2019 Winter Conference Day 1: The Complete Civil Arbitration CLE: From Lawsuit to De Novo Fees

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

Co-chairs: Sam Elder, Law Office of Sam Elder PLLC, Kirkland
Rafael Urquia, Urquia Law, PLLC, Port Townsend
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle or via Webcast
8:30-9:30AM General Overview of MAR & Lessons from Sam Elder's MAR Projects
Sam Elder, Law Office of Sam Elder PLLC, Kirkland
9:30-10:45 Filing of Lawsuit to Prehearing Statement of Proof
Michael Charbonneau, Bridge Law PC, Edmonds
10:45-11:00 Break
11AM-12PM Important Strategy Changes Because of Increased Limit
Maridith Ramsey, Davis Law Group, P.S., Seattle
12:00-1:00 Lunch (boxed lunches included in tuition)
1:00-1:30 Local Rules Applicable to MAR and County-by-County Practice Tips
Rico Tessandore, Law Offices of Rico Tessandore, Everett
1:30-2:00 Special Considerations Involving
Defense Biomechanical and Defense Experts
Sam Elder, Law Office of Sam Elder PLLC, Kirkland
2:00-2:45 Conducting Arbitration Hearings
Autumn Countryman (née Palumbo), Autumn Countryman Law, Bothell
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:00 Post-Arbitration Hearing to De Novo Appeal Trial
Rafael Urquia, Urquia Law, PLLC, Port Townsend
4:00-4:30 De Novo Trial Attorneys' Fees Petitions
Leah Snyder, Ember Law PLLC, Seattle

Presenters
Samuel J. Elder, Jr.
Samuel J. Elder, Jr. graduated from Linfield College (summa cum laude) in 1991. He received a Juris Doctorate from University of Washington in 1996 with Honors. Sam has been a WSAJ member since 1993. He became an Eagle member in 1998. He has...More
Rafael Urquia
Michael "Charb" Charbonneau
Charb, or Michael Charbonneau as he is known to the Internal Revenue Service, is a worker-bee litigator who would rather solve someone else’s problems than his own. He’s smart enough to know he’s only smart enough to be a car crash lawyer, and he is...More
Autumn J. Countryman
Autumn Countryman operates as a solo practitioner focusing her practice exclusively on plaintiff’s personal injury law. During the first decade of her practice, she focused exclusively on litigated cases while working at a large personal injury firm....More
Maridith Ramsey
Maridith graduated with a B.S. from the University of South Carolina before enrolling at Loyola Law School. During her time in school, she focused primarily on civil litigation where she worked as a legal extern for the Disability Rights Legal...More
Leah Snyder
Leah Snyder has been practicing litigation in Seattle since she graduated from Seattle University School of Law. Her current practice focuses civil litigation related to insurance claims, coverage, and bad faith. Leah also has a broad litigation...More
Rico Tessandore
Attorney Rico Tessandore has represented clients in Superior and District courts throughout the State of Washington. His trial experience includes personal injury cases, civil and criminal cases. In his legal career, Mr. Tessandore has lead over 1000...More

Originally Published

December 12, 2019


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • General Overview of MAR & Lessons from Sam Elder's MAR Projects
  • Filing of Lawsuit to Prehearing Statement of Proof
  • Important Strategy Changes Because of Increased Limit
  • Local Rules Applicable to MAR and County-by-County Practice Tips
  • Special Considerations Involving Defense Biomechanical and Defense Experts
  • Conducting Arbitration Hearings
  • Post-Arbitration Hearing to De Novo Appeal Trial
  • De Novo Trial Attorneys' Fees Petitions
  • Winter 2019 Day 1 MAR - Sam Elder Written Materials
  • Winter 2019 Day 1 MAR - Written Materials

How To Attend

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Technical Requirements

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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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