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WSAJ Annual Convention 2016: Making a Difference Together

Date: 06/23/2016

WSAJ 2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION Making A Difference Together

WSAJ 2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION
Making A Difference Together
Chairpersons: Jason Amala & Amie Peters
Suncadia Resort & Spa • Cle Elum
June 23 - 26, 2016

CONVENTION AGENDA


FRIDAY – 3.5 CLE CREDITS
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS 
Transformative Law – Don’t Just Ask for Money, Ask for Change (2.5 credits)
Randi McGinn, Albuquerque, NM
A Path to Justice for Victims of Crime: Compensation and Accountability in the Civil Courts (1.5 credits)
Jeff Dion, Director, National Crime Victim Bar Association

SATURDAY – 5.5 CLE CREDITS (3.5 law & legal, 2.0 other)
CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN TRIAL (2.0 Other Credits) 

Program Chair: Ada Wong
Special Guest Speaker Dr. Janet Bennett
MOVING THE LAW FORWARD – A TRIBUTE TO THE APPELLATE ADVOCACY OF BRYAN HARNETIAUX (3.5 law & legal credits)
Program Chairs: Maria Diamond & Brad Fulton
Sofie - Preserving the Right to Trial by Jury - 3 Decades Later... 
Paul Stritmatter
Undoing Cudney (and the Backstory…) 
George Ahrend
Protecting the Physician-Patient Relationship: From Louden to Holbrook to Smith 
Thomas Golden
Making Every Life Matter: Philippides, Armantrout, and the Fight for Justice in Wrongful Death Cases
Susan Machler
Special Guest Comments 
Justice Debra L. Stephens, WA State Supreme Court
Judge Robert H. Whaley, US District Court - Eastern District of WA
Holding the Government Accountable - Hertog, Christensen, Rollins and More 
Darrell Cochran
The Subrogation Trilogy (Mahler, Winters and Hamm) and Making Insurers Pay (McGreevey/Olympic Steamship) 
Shannon Kilpatrick
Maximizing Recoveries for Injured Workers – Tobin, Reese/Goodman Edgar and other Good Stuff!
Gary Bloom
Making Loss of a Chance at Life Matter in Medical Negligence Cases – Herskovitz, Pappas, Kirk and Mohr
Mark Kamitomo
Making Good Law: How to Properly Identify and Preserve Appellate Issues 
James Holman and Patti Anderson
Where Do We Go From Here? – The Challenges Ahead 
Bryan Harnetiaux and Valerie McOmie

SUNDAY – 2.75 CLE Credits
TRIALS IN ACTION SEMINAR (2.75 credits)

Program Chairs: Judith Lonnquist & Travis Jameson
Demonstration & Discussion of Voir Dire – See Voir Dire Demonstrations across different Practice Areas, followed by reactions from Judge Downing and comments from other panelists 
Voir Dire Demonstrations: Elizabeth Hanley, Tyler Goldberg-Hoss, Katherine Mason; 
Reactions & Comments: Judge William Downing and Panelists
Panel on Openings & Closings in Trial – The Bookends to a Strong Case 
Panelists: Vonda Sargent, Lincoln Beauregard, Steve Bulzomi
Demonstration of Direct Exam of an Expert Using Demonstrative Evidence 
Edward Le