2014 WSAJ Annual Convention - New Lawyer Seminar
Published by Washington State Association for Justice
$55 for Regular Member
Duration: 120 minutes
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2014 WSAJ Annual Meeting & Convention
Chairpersons: Kristina McKennon & Greg Price
Thursday, July 17 - Sunday, July 20, 2014
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA
WSBA Activity ID: 386750
Recorded Friday, July 18, 2014
New Lawyer Seminar with Chair Rebecca Roe – 2.0 CLE credits
1:00-1:20 Voir Dire in an average size Case – Ben W. Wells
1:20-1:40 You Can’t Get to Oz Without The Yellow Brick Road – Paving The Way to Trial – Elizabeth Woody Lindquist
1:40-2:00 Show & Tell: Using Demonstrative Exhibits Without Blowing the Budget – Julie A. Kay
s 2:00-2:20 How to Prepare for and Cross any Expert – Kristine Grelish
2:20-2:40 Crossing the Not-So-Independent CR 35 Examiner – James J. Holland
2:40-3:00 Making the Ask - Big or Small – Vonda M. Sargent
| Rebecca J. Roe|
REBECCA J. ROE is with the firm Schroeter Goldmark & Bender in Seattle. In over 30 years practicing law, she has represented thousands of clients seeking justice for sex crimes, harassment, unfair work conditions and wrongful death. Since joining SGB...MoreREBECCA J. ROE is with the firm Schroeter Goldmark & Bender in Seattle. In over 30 years practicing law, she has represented thousands of clients seeking justice for sex crimes, harassment, unfair work conditions and wrongful death. Since joining SGB in 1994, Rebecca has focused on personal injury cases for victims of violent crimes and sexual assault, employment law, including wage and hour class actions, sexual harassment, discrimination, and general personal injury involving serious harm.
Rebecca served as a Deputy in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Seattle for 18 years, most of those years as the Supervising Attorney of the Special Assault Unit. During her tenure, Rebecca was a nationally recognized leader in the prosecution of crimes affecting women and children, including co-authoring the first nationwide manual of prosecution of child abuse. In 1993, she was the first public sector attorney to receive the King County Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer Award.
Upon moving to civil practice in 1994, Ms. Roe continued to be a leader in state and national civil justice organizations, including Washington State Association for Justice (formerly WSTLA) as a board member since 2002 and serving as president in 2012-2013, National Crime Victim Bar Association as a board member since 2004 and serving as president in 2010. She provides pro bono services to a wide range of groups. Ms. Roe was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by WSAJ in 2008 and was recently inducted into the American College of Trial Attorneys. Collapse
| Ben Wells|
Ben has practiced personal injury since 1989 and is a graduate of the Spence Trial Lawyer’s college. He is an advocate of focus groups and other social tools to formulate effective story for trial. He enjoys his family, skiing, kayaking, dirt biking,...MoreBen has practiced personal injury since 1989 and is a graduate of the Spence Trial Lawyer’s college. He is an advocate of focus groups and other social tools to formulate effective story for trial. He enjoys his family, skiing, kayaking, dirt biking, and playing music. Collapse
| Elizabeth Woody Lindquist|
ELIZABETH WOODY LINDQUIST handles all types of plaintiff's personal injury cases, specializing in major and catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Her most rewarding work has been in obtaining just compensation for injured children and incompetent...MoreELIZABETH WOODY LINDQUIST handles all types of plaintiff's personal injury cases, specializing in major and catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Her most rewarding work has been in obtaining just compensation for injured children and incompetent adults and securing adequate financial investments to provide for their future medical and educational needs. She obtained her B.A. from the University of Washington in 1991 and J.D. from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University) in 1994. She began her career as the associate attorney and general manager of the Law Office of Karen Zimmer in Seattle before joining Kirk B. Bernard in 1998. In 2006 she became a partner/shareholder in Bernard & Lindquist and opened Lindquist Law, PLLC in 2010.She has served on the WSAJ Board of Governors since 2006 and is currently the 2nd V.P. for Judicial Relations in addition to being a member of the Legislative Steering Committee. In the past, she has also b een active on the Development, Membership, Court Rules and New Member Committees. Outside of WSAJ, she also serves on the Board of the Economic Opportunity Institute. Collapse
| Julie Anne Kays|
Julie is an attorney with Connelly Law Offices. Since joining the firm in late 2011, Julie and her colleague Lincoln Beauregard have secured an $8 million settlement against the State of Washington on behalf of six physically abused children....MoreJulie is an attorney with Connelly Law Offices. Since joining the firm in late 2011, Julie and her colleague Lincoln Beauregard have secured an $8 million settlement against the State of Washington on behalf of six physically abused children. Together with her colleague Nathan Roberts, Julie has won a $1 million jury verdict in Ostling v. Bainbridge Island. And Julie has secured over $1.3 million on behalf of four female law enforcement officers in their fight to end rampant sexual harassment in the workplace.
Julie is a native Washingtonian. She graduated from Seattle University in 1990, with a Bachelor's degree in political science. That same year, Julie began working for United States Senator Slade Gorton. She moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked as the Senator's Senior Legislative Assistant working on environment, energy and natural resource issues. Julie's work for the Senator resulted in her being awarded Senator Gorton's outstanding legislative staff of the year award in 1996.
In 1997 Julie returned home to Washington State to attend law school at Seattle University. Julie began working for the King County Prosecutor's office in 2000. During her eleven years in that office, Julie tried over 100 felony jury trials. She has tried cases ranging from homicide, child sexual abuse, rape, and robbery. Julie spent six years exclusively trying cases in King County's Special Assault unit where she tried countless abuse cases, including physical and sexual assault cases against children, and rape cases involving both adult and child victims.
In 2010, the King County Prosecutor's office awarded Julie "Outstanding trial lawyer of the year" for her advocacy in the courtroom on behalf sexually abused children, and homeless and drug addicted victims of sexual abuse.
Julie is committed to fighting for justice on behalf of sexual assault victims and regularly represents victims pro-bono during the prosecution of the sexual offenders.
| Kristine Grelish|
Kristine Grelish is the owner of GRELISH LAW PLLC, with offices in Seattle and Yakima. She primarily practices in the areas of: Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Insurance Disputes (insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, Insurance Fair Conduct Act...MoreKristine Grelish is the owner of GRELISH LAW PLLC, with offices in Seattle and Yakima. She primarily practices in the areas of: Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Insurance Disputes (insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, Insurance Fair Conduct Act “IFCA”).
Kristine has presented and/or written on the topics of insurance, IFCA, jury instructions, and pre-trial investigation/workup of a personal injury case, and co-authored the Bad Faith and IFCA Chapters in the WSAJ Automobile Litigation Deskbook.
Kristine has acted as an adjuct law professor and taught a course on Insurance Bad Faith and Fair Practices at Seattle University School of Law. Kristine graduated summa cum laude (Seattle University, J.D., 2005) and clerked for Judge Christine Quinn-Brintnall (Division II, Washington State Court of Appeals). Kristine has also traveled to Africa as faculty with the non-profit Justice Advocacy Africa (JAA), which instructs attorney participants in trial skills and supports African facility in the teaching of trial skills to attorney participants. Kristine has participated as faculty in the Kenya program and twice in the Botswana program.
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| James J. Holland|
Jim Holland, Jr. is a graduate of the University of Washington (BBA 1999) and the Willamette University College of Law (JD 2002) where he served as Articles Editor of the Willamette Law Review. He formerly practiced at Perkins Coie in Seattle, and...MoreJim Holland, Jr. is a graduate of the University of Washington (BBA 1999) and the Willamette University College of Law (JD 2002) where he served as Articles Editor of the Willamette Law Review. He formerly practiced at Perkins Coie in Seattle, and was a King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.
Jim has tried more than thirty civil and criminal cases to verdict. He formerly obtained a $2.6 million dollar award for his client with a pretrial offer of one-million dollars, obtained a $10,000,000 judgment for the wrongful death of a 17 year-old girl, settled a case against a school district involving a wrestler who injured his arm during practice for $2,000,000, settled an over-service of alcohol case for $1,300,000, settled a chiropractic negligence case for $1,000,000, and tried two chronic pain auto cases against first-party insurance carriers with pre-trial offers of $10,000 each, obtaining verdicts totaling nearly $1,000,000.
Jim has been lead counsel in a three-week medical malpractice jury trial, and has – and continues to be – retained as lead-counsel in select commercial contract litigation.
Jim has published in a peer-reviewed legal journal, was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” trial lawyers in the state and one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Washington State for 2014. Jim has been noted by his peers in years past as a Rising Star in Washington Law and Politics magazine in both 2011 and 2012. He routinely writes and lectures across the state on issues related to trial practice.
Jim is a fanatical fly fisherman, who currently holds the world-record for the largest tarpon caught on a fly-rod at 202 pounds, which he caught using 20-pound test tippet, is a former African safari guide, and an FAA certified private pilot.
Jim is most proud of being married to his wife Tiffany, with whom they have two beautiful daughters.
Jim is a native, third-generation, Washingtonian. He was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington and has lived in the Seattle area for nearly twenty years. Jim credits much of his success as a trial lawyer to combining a blue-collar, lunch-pail work ethic with lessons learned practicing in one of Seattle’s largest and most prestigious law firms, and through trial by fire as a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.
Having formerly defended cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars for some of the largest corporations in the Northwest, Jim understands the precision that a large case demands. Holland Law Group allows Jim to provide his clients with both unparalleled legal services and maintain the personal connection with his client that is essential to a successful result at trial. Collapse
| Vonda M. Sargent|
VONDA M. SARGENT has practiced in Washington since 1994. She opened her practice The Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent, PLLC in 2005. She earned her J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law in 1994. She clerked for Judge Gerry Alexander of the...MoreVONDA M. SARGENT has practiced in Washington since 1994. She opened her practice The Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent, PLLC in 2005. She earned her J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law in 1994. She clerked for Judge Gerry Alexander of the Court of Appeals then Chief Justice Gerry Alexander of the Washington State Supreme Court, before she started prosecuting cases in Thurston County where she was a member of their Domestic Violence team. She spent considerable time training law enforcement officers on the law and best practices in that area. She entered private practice after her stint in the public sector starting with State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, then Allstate Insurance before she opened her own buisness.
She served on the Young Lawyers Board of Trustees; presented a CLE during 2002 which was selected "The Best of the Best"; was appointed to the ABA's Tort Insurance Practice group where she is a member of the Ethics Committee. Vonda was also the President of the Wm. Dwyer's Inns of Court of which she is a founding member. She has presented at numerous CLE's in state and around the country. Vonda also teaches Advocates and Judges in Africa with the non-profit organization Justice Advocacy Africa.
She has been hired as a trial consultant on numerous cases, including Florida v. Higgins where her client was accused of murder but was subsequently acquitted during a jury trial televised on Court TV. She has enjoyed teaching Pre-Trial Advocacy at Seattle University School of Law since 2007. She is also a 2007 graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College and a proud F-Warrior. She has recently completed Judge Pro Tempore training with King County District Court.
She was recently awarded the Carl Maxey Award and has been named a Super Lawyer for several years. Ms. Sargent volunteers her time speaking to high school students, college students and Judges Moot Court competitions at the law school and high school level.Ms. Sargent's practice emphasizes personal injury and civil rights litigation. Collapse
July 18, 2014
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
- 2014 WSAJ Annual Convention - New Lawyer Seminar - Paper
- Voir Dire in an average size Case - Video
- Voir Dire in an average size Case - Audio
- You Can’t Get to Oz Without The Yellow Brick Road – Paving The Way to Trial – Video
- You Can’t Get to Oz Without The Yellow Brick Road – Paving The Way to Trial – Audio
- Show & Tell: Using Demonstrative Exhibits Without Blowing the Budget - Video
- Show & Tell: Using Demonstrative Exhibits Without Blowing the Budget - Audio
- How to Prepare for and Cross any Expert - Video
- How to Prepare for and Cross any Expert - Audio
- Crossing the Not-So-Independent CR 35 Examiner - Video
- Crossing the Not-So-Independent CR 35 Examiner - Audio
- Making the Ask - Big or Small - Video
- Making the Ask - Big or Small - Audio
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