WSAJ 2017 Convention

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

Thursday, August 3
1:50-5:20 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL PI PRACTICE (3.0 Law & Legal Credits)
Chair: Elizabeth Woody Lindquist
1:50-2:00 Welcome & Announcements
2:00-2:30 Failing to Plan or Planning for Failure: Business Planning 101 • Cheryl Pope, Dallas, TX
2:30-3:00 Too Many Referrals — My Top Five #Marketing & Referral Tips • Alisa Brodkowitz
3:00-3:30 Running an Efficient Law Firm: Top 10 Technology Tools • Tad Thomas, Louisville, KY
3:30-3:50 Exhibit Hall Break
3:50-4:20 Law Practice in the Digital Age • Tad Thomas, Louisville, KY
4:20-4:50 Managing Work Flow in Your Firm • Kristine Grelish and Amie Peters
4:50-5:20 Is Everyone Else Crazy or Is It Me? Managing Workplace Styles • Cheryl Pope, Dallas, TX

Friday, August 4
8:00am-12:00pm KEYNOTE CLE (3.5 Law & Legal Credits)
8:00-9:30 My Ten Biggest Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them • Rick Friedman, Bremerton, WA
9:30-10:00 Update from the Other Washington • Linda Lipsen, Washington, DC
10:00-10:30 Exhibit Hall Break
10:30am-12pm Deposing the Corporate Representative: 30(b)(6) Depositions • Mark Kosieradzki, Plymouth, MN

Saturday, August 5
7:50am-10:00am SATURDAY MORNING PROGRAM (1.25 Law & Legal Credits and 0.75 Ethics Credits)
Chair: Nathan Roberts
7:50-8:00 Welcome & Announcements
8:00-8:45 Strategies for Overcoming Abusive Counsel • Mark Kosieradzki, Plymouth, MN
8:45-9:15 Cross Border Issues: Representing Your Client & Avoiding Legal Malpractice • Rose Keith, Vancouver, BC, and Deborah Nelson
9:15-10:00 WSAJ Justice Talks
9:15-9:30 Pedaling for Justice • David Beninger and Patricia Anderson
9:30-9:45 Exploring A Plaintiff Lawyer’s Legacy and Impact that We Can Have on Children and Our Communities • Colleen Durkin Peterson
9:45-10:00 Gross or Not: A Discussion on Presenting the Gross Negligence Standard to the Jury • Lincoln Beauregard and Amanda Searle

10:30-12:30pm SATURDAY PROGRAM CONT’D: OVERCOMING JUDICIAL AND JURY BIAS (2.0 Ethics Credits)
Chair: Hardeep Rekhi
10:30-10:50 Being Muslim in the Civil Justice System • Arsalan Bukhari, Executive Director of CAIR Washington
10:50-11:10 Walking While Black • Gerald Hankerson, President of King County NAACP
11:10-11:30 Working with Immigrant Clients • Celia Rivera
11:30-11:50 Lingering Gender Issues • Victoria Vreeland
11:50am-12:10pm LGBTQ Issues in the Coutroom • Denise Diskin
12:10-12:30 Q&A • Full panel discussion

Presenters
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...More
Cheryl Pope
Cheryl Pope is an organizational effectiveness consultant and executive coach. Simply put, she helps organizations and individuals maximize results through communication, goal setting and accountability. Her main focus areas are strategic planning,...More
Alisa Brodkowitz
Alisa specializes in complex personal injury litigation and products liability with a focus on aviation. Hersuccesses, advocating on behalf of victims, are driven by a passion to make flying safer for everyone. Shehas experience working on...More
Tad Thomas
Mr. Thomas is the founding partner of Thomas Law Offices in Louisville, Kentucky. He and his firm practice solely in the areas of civil litigation with a primary focus in the areas of medical device and pharmaceutical products liability, motor...More
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...More
Amie C. Peters
Amie C. Peters is the founding member of Blue Water Legal PLLC, an Edmonds, Washington plaintiff’s firm dedicated to helping injured workers with claims under the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act & Defense Base Act. She is admitted to...More
Rick Friedman
Rick Friedman built his reputation representing regular people and small businesses injured by large corporations and government entities. He has won large verdicts in difficult cases in the fields of personal injury, defamation, insurance bad faith,...More
Linda Lipsen
Ms. Lipsen was named Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), in April 2010. She joined the organization in 1993 to direct AAJ’s Public Affairs...More
Mark Kosieradzki
Mark Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith law firm, Minneapolis, MN is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on the use of 30(b)(6) depositions. He is the author of 30(B)(6): Deposing Corporations, Organizations & the Government, published...More
Nathan P. Roberts
Nate Roberts is a trial lawyer who represents real, everyday people as they work to hold corporations and government accountable. His primary focus is on the litigation and trial of complex personal injury and wrongful death claims. Over the course...More
Rose Keith
Rose founded Rose Keith Law Corporation in 1996. The guiding principle for Rose, which she instills in all who work at the office, is that the job of the legal team is to find the right legal solution for the client, and that in doing so nothing is...More
Deborah M. Nelson
Deborah Nelson is a magna cum laude graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, and of the University of Cincinnati College of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. She is a partner in the Seattle law...More
David Beninger
Mr. Beninger is a shareholder/partner with the Luvera Law Firm, where he has practiced for the last 28 years.

He has handled a number of complex and high profile cases, including the claims arising from theWashington D.C. Sniper...More

Lincoln Beauregard
Lincoln C. Beauregard practices with the Connelly Law Offices, whereabouts, in 2006, he was the first attorney to join the recently formed firm along with Mr. Connelly. After graduating from the University of Washington Law School and prior to...More
Amanda Searle
Amanda’s practice focuses primarily on medical negligence, personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home negligence, and civil rights claims. She received dual B.A.s in Government/Law and German from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, after...More
Patricia Anderson
Patricia Anderson joined the Luvera Law Firm in 1997. This past year, she partnered with David Beningerin obtaining a $38.25 million jury verdict for a bicyclist hit by a valet driver; a $12 million arbitrationaward for the death of a former...More
Colleen Durkin Peterson
Colleen Durkin Peterson is an associate at the Holman Law Firm in Tacoma, Washington.Colleen grew upworking in the law firm of Troup, Christnacht, Ladenburg, McKasy, Durkin & Spier. She attendedBellarmine Preparatory High School in Tacoma,...More
Hardeep S. Rekhi
Hardeep Singh Rekhi is an owner and partner of Rekhi & Wolk, P.S. His practice focuses onimmigration, individual employee rights as well as class action wage and hour litigation. He is anEAGLE member and a member of the WSAJ Board of Governors....More
Arsalan Bukhari
Arsalan Bukhari is Executive Director at CAIR-Washington State, a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.Raised in a middle class American Muslim household in North Seattle, Arsalan Bukhari’s strong work...More
Gerald Hankerson
Gerald Hankerson currently serves as NAACP President for Seattle/King County as well President of NAACP for Alaska/Oregon/WA. Gerald served 23 years in prison after being sentenced to LWOP before being granted Clemency by Gov. Christine Gregoire in...More
Celia M. Rivera
CELIA RIVERA is the founder of Rivera Law Offices, PLLC. Whether the case involves a simple automobile collision, or a complex damage claim, Celia is passionate about achieving justice for her clients. Celia speaks fluent Spanish and has successfully...More
Denise Diskin
Denise Diskin is an associate at Teller & Associates, PLLC, where she litigates on behalf of individuals facing discrimination in the workplace, as well as families experiencing divorce and negotiating child custody. She represents individuals in...More
Victoria Vreeland
Vicky Vreeland is recognized as one of the top trial lawyers and employment and civil rights attorneys in the state of Washington. She has represented numerous individuals in sexual abuse, employment and civil rights cases for age, disability, race,...More

Originally Published

August 3, 2017


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following titles and components:

  • ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL PI PRACTICE
    • Convention Book
    • Failing to Plan or Planning for Failure: Business Planning 101 - Video
    • Too Many Referrals — My Top Five #Marketing & Referral Tips - Video
    • Running an Efficient Law Firm: Top 10 Technology Tools - Video
    • Law Practice in the Digital Age - Video
    • Managing Work Flow in Your Firm - Video
    • Is Everyone Else Crazy or Is It Me? Managing Workplace Styles - Video
  • KEYNOTE CLE
    • My Ten Biggest Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them - Video
    • Update from the Other Washington - Video
    • Deposing the Corporate Representative: 30(b)(6) Depositions - Video
  • SATURDAY MORNING PROGRAM
    • Strategies for Overcoming Abusive Counsel - Video
    • Cross Border Issues: Representing Your Client & Avoiding Legal Malpractice - Video
    • Pedaling for Justice - Video
    • Exploring A Plaintiff Lawyer’s Legacy and Impact that We Can Have on Children and Our Communities - Video
    • Gross or Not: A Discussion on Presenting the Gross Negligence Standard to the Jury - Video
  • SATURDAY PROGRAM CONT’D: OVERCOMING JUDICIAL AND JURY BIAS
    • Introduction - Video
    • Being Muslim in the Civil Justice System- Video
    • Walking While Black - Video
    • Working with Immigrant Clients - Video
    • Lingering Gender Issues - Video
    • LGBTQ Issues in the Coutroom - Video
    • Q&A - Video

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