Fighting for Justice in a Divided World: Ordinary Heroes in Trial

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

Fighting for Justice in a Divided World:
Ordinary Heroes in Trial

Chairpersons: Patricia Anderson, Luvera Law Firm, and Francisco Duarte, Fury Duarte PS.

Friday, December 8, 2017
WA State Convention Center, Seattle
5.75 Law & Legal - .5 Ethics credits
8:20-8:30 Welcome and Opening

Program Chairs
8:30-9:00 Understanding Conservative Jurors in a Post-Trump World: Are they Different Than they Used to Be?
Zoe Littlepage, Houston, TX
9:00-9:30 Millennial Jurors in King County and Beyond: They’re Here, and You Want them on Your Side
Jeffrey Boyd, Seattle Attorney
9:30-10:00 Coloring Outside the Lines: Telling Your Story with Visuals
Zoe Littlepage, Houston, TX
10:00-10:15 BREAK
10:15-10:45 What Tweets and Trials Have in Common: Less is More
David M. Beninger, Seattle Attorney
10:45-11:25 Focus Groups for the Every Day Lawyer: Know Your Jury Before You Pick it – Ideas and Demonstration
Mark Wagner, Tacoma Attorney
11:25-11:45 Winning the “Loser” Case: How Focus Groups Shaped My Trial
Jenna Labourr, Seattle Attorney
11:45-12:30 LUNCH (box lunches included in tuition)
12:30-1:00 Go Big or Go Home! Making the Most of Damages in Closing Argument
Deborah Chang, Los Angeles, CA
1:00-1:30 Trial Lessons from Teaching Trial Skills
Steve Fury, Bellevue Attorney
1:30-2:00 Pretrial Speed Tips
1:30-1:40 Why You Should Never File Demand Letters
Robert Dawson, Seattle Attorney
1:40-1:50 Ditch the Paper: Deposition Exhibits via Box.com
Alisa Brodkowitz, Seattle Attorney
1:50-2:00 Preparing Clients for Trial
Patricia Anderson, Seattle Attorney
2:00-2:15 BREAK
2:15-2:45 We Don’t Do it Alone: Real Justice Comes from Real People; We Need the Jurors to Finish the Race
Francisco Duarte, Bellevue Attorney, and Patricia Anderson, Seattle Attorney
2:45-3:15 Speak to Be Heard: What Works and What Doesn’t—Truths About Successful Communication
Kimberly White, Communication & Trial Consultant and Shakespeare Coach, Seattle
3:15-3:45 Ethics: Protecting Your Client from Juror Bias Based Upon Color
How Proposed General Rule 36 Would Overcome Batson’s Flaws
Salvador A. Mungia, Tacoma Attorney
3:45-4:00 Q&A

Presenters
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
Francisco A. Duarte
Francisco A. Duarte, a partner at the firm of Fury Duarte, P.S., is a former Assistant Attorney General andDeputy King County Prosecutor in Seattle, WA. Mr. Duarte is a former director and chair of LawyersHelping Hungry Children and served on the...More
Zoe Littlepage
Zoe Littlepage’s practice focuses on complex cases including mass torts, defective medical product ordrug cases as well as human rights issues. She typically spends months each year in trial, all across thecountry. Ms. Littlepage’s jury awards...More
Jeffrey D. Boyd, Esq.
Jeff Boyd has been a trial lawyer since 1982 and has tried over 100 civil jury trials. In addition to his private practice, since 1997, Jeff has worked as a trial consultant across the country conducting hundreds of focus groups, working with lawyers...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

Mark Wagner
Once upon a time there was a little blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy. Born in New York City, he movedto Seattle with his parents in 1962. His dad got a job at the University of Washington. Sometime afterhe saw the movie To Kill a Mockingbird. He soon...More
Jenna Labourr
Jenna M. Labourr is a native Seattleite, born at Virginia Mason Hospital on Capitol Hill. She attended King’s High School and Pacific Lutheran University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts. During college, Jenna developed a passion for advocacy...More
Deborah Chang
Deborah S. Chang is an attorney with the firm of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP. She was on the trial teamsthat obtained a recent $160,500,000 verdict for a brain injury in Las Vegas, the two largest wrongfuldeath verdicts in California in 2014, and...More
C. Steven Fury
Steve Fury is a fourth generation Washington native from Snoqualmie, where he grew up as the son of a logger. He went off to Stanford University for college. After discovering that he did not want to be a biologist after all, he continued his...More
Robert K. Dawson
Bob Dawson regularly represents persons who have suffered catastrophic injuries. He has obtained a number of settlements and verdicts in the millions of dollars. Bob is acknowledged by other lawyers as a superior trial lawyer. He has been invited to...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
Kimberly White
Kimberly White empowers attorneys through dynamic, cutting edge techniques she has translated from25+ years in the professional theater. Kimberly has given Key Note Presentations and lead trainings forattorneys with organizations that include:...More
Salvador A. Mungia
Salvador A. Mungia is a partner in the Tacoma office of Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell. He has been amember of WSAJ (formerly WSTLA) since 1987. Sal is a past president of the Washington State BarAssociation, the Western States Bar Conference, the...More

Originally Published

December 8, 2017


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Understanding Conservative Jurors in a Post-Trump World: Are they Different Than they Used to Be? - Video
  • Millennial Jurors in King County and Beyond: They’re Here, and You Want them on Your Side - Video
  • Coloring Outside the Lines: Telling Your Story with Visuals - Video
  • What Tweets and Trials Have in Common: Less is More - Video
  • Focus Groups for the Every Day Lawyer: Know Your Jury Before You Pick it – Ideas and Demonstration - Video
  • Winning the “Loser” Case: How Focus Groups Shaped My Trial - Video
  • Go Big or Go Home! Making the Most of Damages in Closing Argument - Video
  • Trial Lessons from Teaching Trial Skills - Video
  • Why You Should Never File Demand Letters - Video
  • Ditch the Paper: Deposition Exhibits via Box.com - Video
  • Preparing Clients for Trial - Video
  • We Don’t Do it Alone: Real Justice Comes from Real People; We Need the Jurors to Finish the Race - Video
  • Speak to Be Heard: What Works and What Doesn’t—Truths About Successful Communication - Video
  • Ethics: Protecting Your Client from Juror Bias Based Upon Color How Proposed General Rule 36 Would Overcome Batson’s Flaws - Video

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