WSAJ Annual Convention 2015: Making Connections

Date: 07/23/2015

WSAJ 2015 Convention: Making Connections
July 23 - 26, 2015
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, WA
David Abeyta & Colleen Durkin Peterson, Co-Chairs


Tort Law Update Seminar – 2.5 credits
Program Chairs: Ann Rosato & Mike Wampold, Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp, Seattle
Year in Review in the Supreme Court – Bryan Harnetiaux, Attorney at Law, Spokane & George Ahrend, Ahrend Law Firm PLLC, Ephrata, WSAJ Amicus Program Co-Coordinators
Keep your Case in the Game: Defending Against the Recreational Use Immunity Statute – Terry Abeyta, Abeyta Nelson P.C., Yakima
Connecting the Dots Between Malpractice and Bad Faith Claims– Ann Rosato & Mike Wampold, Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp, Seattle
10 Dots Every PI practitioner should Connect before Handling a Product Liability Case – Corrie Yackulic, Corrie Yackulic Law Firm PLLC, Seattle
The Evolution of Police Brutality Cases and Verdicts - Cleodis Floyd, Law Office of Cleodis Floyd, Seattle
Third Party Connections: Practice Tips for Managing Third Party Claims to Maximize Your Client's Recovery - Gary Bloom, Harbaugh & Bloom, P.S., Spokane

Overcoming Bias Seminar – 4 credits
Program Chairs: Mark Kamitomo, The Markam Group, Inc., P.S., Spokane & Kristal Cowger, Blado Kiger Bolan, PS, Tacoma
Overcoming Unconscious Bias: Learn how to transcend the unconscious bias that lives in all of us and how to have difficult conversations about unrecognized bias in others. – Peggy Nagae, peggynagae consulting, Portland, OR
Overcoming Jury Bias: Framing Your Case & Motivating Jurors – David Wenner, Snyder & Wenner, PC Phoenix, AZ

Trials in Action Seminar – 2.5 credits
Program Chairs: Rebecca Roe, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Seattle & Francisco Duarte, Fury Duarte PS, Seattle
Countering the Attacks on Trial Lawyers and Access to Justice - Arthur Bryant, Chairman of Public Justice, Oakland
Visible Justice for Invisible Injuries: Voir Dire and Opening Statement in a Soft Tissue Case – Karl Malling, Karl E. Malling, P.S., Shoreline
Shock Value: Dealing with Low Voltage Electrical Injuries in Trial - Francisco A. Duarte & C. Steven Fury, Fury Duarte PS, Seattle
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Trying an Employment Case in Federal Court - Beth Barrett Bloom, Frank Freed Subit & Thomas, Seattle
Catching the Cheaters Cheating: Proving Spoliation via Metadata in a Qui Tam Case – William A. Gilbert, Olive | Bearb Grelish & Gilbert PLLC, Moses Lake