2019 Winter Conference Day 2: Trial Skills

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

2019 Winter Conference
Day 2: Trial Skills

Co-Chairs
Eric Fong, Metier Law Firm LLC, Port Orchard
Julie Kays, Connelly Law Offices, Tacoma

Friday, December 13, 2019
Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle or via Webcast

5.25 Law & Legal Credits, 0.5 Ethics Credits

8:20-8:30AM Welcome
Co-Chairs

8:30-9:10 Metier of the Trial Artist: The Power to Lead
Tom Metier, Metier Law Firm PLLC, Fort Collins, CO

9:10-9:30 Tech & Testimony: How to Use Technology to Present Deposition Testimony to the Jury
Elizabeth Calora, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, Tacoma

9:30-10:30 Fear in the Courtroom
Rick Friedman, Friedman|Rubin PLLP, Bremerton & Seattle

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 Foundational Elements of Persuasive Representation
Kirsten Friedman, Friedman|Rubin PLLP, Bremerton & Seattle
Francisco "Paco" Duarte, Fury Duarte PS, Bellevue

11:30-12:00 Why Fear Threatens Our Success: And Tips for Overcoming It
Ed Budge, Budge & Heipt PLLC, Seattle

12:00-12:30 Finding Your Voice in Voir Dire
Kristi McKennon, Flynn Merriman McKennon, PS, Kennewick

12:30-1:00 Lunch (boxed lunches included in tuition)
1:00-1:30PM ETHICS How I Developed a Successful Trial Practice In Less Than Five Years
Ashton Dennis, Washington Law Center PLLC, Tacoma

1:30-2:00 Bringing Your Case to Life in Opening
Lee Thomas, Harpold Thomas P.C., Kent

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-2:30 Economic Damages: Keeping the Jury Engaged and Seizing Opportunities to Argue Your Case
Evan Fuller, Connelly Law Offices, Tacoma

2:30-3:00 Observations and Lessons from the Bench
Hon. Sean O'Donnell, King County Superior Court

3:00-3:30 Closing Argument: Motivating and Inspiring the Jury
Eric Fong, Metier Law Firm PLLC, Port Orchard

Presenters
Eric Michael Fong
Eric is proud of his reputation, a trial lawyer that can walk into a murder trial or complex civil trial all the same. Eric’s skill and outcomes in the courtroom resulted in his recognition as Washington State’s Plaintiffs Trial Lawyer of the Year...More
Julie Anne Kays
Julie Kays is a trial attorney with Connelly Law Offices, where her practice is focused on representing sexual assault victims in their pursuit of civil justice. In the past 8 years she has won over $25 million in jury verdicts on behalf of her...More
Ed S. Budge
Ed Budge is a Seattle-based trial attorney who has been practicing law since 1994. Ed focuses primarily on civil rights cases involving wrongful death from police misconduct and wrongful death in jails and prisons.

Ed has handled in-custody...More

Elizabeth Calora
Elizabeth Calora is a partner at Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala. Her practice is dedicated to helping individuals who have been injured by the carelessness of others. While at PCVA, Elizabeth has been co-counsel in many important cases, including a...More
Ashton K. Dennis
Ashton Dennis is a litigation and trial attorney focusing on representing individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injury or wrongful death. Ashton handles a wide range of cases often holding corporations, the government, and...More
Francisco A. Duarte
Francisco A. Duarte, a partner at the firm of Fury Duarte, P.S., is a former Assistant Attorney General and Deputy King County Prosecutor in Seattle, WA. Mr. Duarte is a former director and chair of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children and served on the...More
Kirsten Friedman
Kirsten Friedman was a plaintiff's lawyer in Alaska and Washington for 25 years. In 2012, she converted to private practice in psychodrama and psychotherapy. She is a certified psychodramatist on the faculty of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College....More
Rick Friedman
Rick Friedman is one of the country’s leading experts on trial lawyer fear, having spent the first 35 years of his legal career in various states of fear, ranging from mild anxiety to full-blown panic and terror.

Inexplicably, he is rarely...More

Evan Fuller
Evan Fuller is a trial lawyer at Connelly Law Offices and represents clients in a wide array of civil litigation including civil rights, government liability, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death claims. He has been a member of multiple trial...More
Kristina L. J. McKennon
Kristi is a partner in the Kennewick law firm of Flynn Merriman McKennon where her practice focuses on medical malpractice and plaintiff's personal injury cases. She was the 2018 Recipient of the WSAJ's Professionalism Award and was its 2009 "Ready...More
Tom Metier
Tom Metier is a board certified trial specialist, professional story teller and is the President of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys.? Tom specializes as Trial Counsel for law firms across the country in catastrophic injury cases, including...More
Judge Sean O'Donnell
Sean Patrick O’Donnell is the Chief Criminal Judge in King County Superior Court located in Seattle, Washington. Judge O’Donnell recently completed his term as President of the Superior Court Judges’ Association, a statewide organization representing...More
Lee Stewart Thomas
Lee practices exclusively in litigation involving injured workers and those injured through the negligence of others. He is regularly in hearings at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals trying cases against the Department of Labor & Industries...More

Originally Published

December 13, 2019


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Introduction
  • Metier of the Trial Artist: The Power to Lead
  • Tech & Testimony: How to Use Technology to Present Deposition Testimony to the Jury
  • Fear in the Courtroom
  • Foundational Elements of Persuasive Representation
  • Why Fear Threatens Our Success: And Tips for Overcoming It
  • Finding Your Voice in Voir Dire
  • ETHICS How I Developed a Successful Trial Practice In Less Than Five Years
  • Bringing Your Case to Life in Opening
  • Economic Damages: Keeping the Jury Engaged and Seizing Opportunities to Argue Your Case
  • Observations and Lessons from the Bench
  • Closing Argument: Motivating and Inspiring the Jury
  • Winter Conference 2019 Day 2: Trial Skills - Written Materials

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