*DESKBOOKS (18)
WSAJ Annual Convention 2018

Date: 09/26/2018

♦ 13 CLE CREDITS (11.25 Law & Legal, 1.75 Ethics) ♦

 

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WEDNESDAY • 9/26

12:50-5:30PM
TORT LAW CLE
3.5 Law & Legal Credits and .5 Ethics Credits

12:50-1PM Welcome by Convention Chairs
Elizabeth Calora, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
John Webber, GLP Attorneys, P.S., inc

1-1:30PM Case Law Update
Valerie McOmie & Dan Huntington, WSAJ Amicus Coordinators

1:30-2PM Lessons from a Four Month Asbestos Trial
Jessica Dean, Dean Omar & Branham, Dallas, TX

2-2:30PM Med Mal Torts from the Inside
David Ratcliff, AAJ Public Affairs, Washington, DC

2:30-3PM Break

3-3:30PM Trucking Torts 101
Morgan Adams, Seattle Truck Law

3:30-4PM Sexual Abuse Torts in the Age of #MeToo
Jason Amala, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC

4-4:30PM Emerging Torts
Ellen Relkin, Weitz & Luxenberg, New York, NY

4:30-5PM Challenging the Vulnerable Arbitration Clause: the Defenses Still Available in Many Cases
Paul Bland, Executive Director, Public Justice, Washington, DC

5-5:30PM Ethics: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Katie Chamberlain, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless

THURSDAY • 9/27
8:20AM-2:15PM
TRENDS & TACTICS IN CIVIL LITIGATION CLE
2.5 Law & Legal Credits and .75 Ethics Credits

8:20-8:30AM Introduction by Convention Chairs
Elizabeth Calora, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
John Webber, GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc.

8:30-9:45AM How to Work with Trump-Era Juries
Artemis Malekpour & David Ball, PhD, Malekpour & Ball, Durham, NC (David Ball via live stream)

9:45-10:30AM Inclusion Rider, Diversity and Inclusion in Our Own Profession and the Role of Lawyers in Driving Social Change
Kalpana Kotagal, Cohen Milstein, Washington, DC

10:30-11AM Break

11-11:45AM Secrecy in Civil Litigation
Lori Andrus, Andrus Anderson, San Francisco, CA

Noon-1:45PM Lunch

1:45-2:15PM Using the Power of Belief to Frame Your Case
Ed Lazarus, Winning Works, Washington, DC

2:15-5:15PM
AUTO CASES CLE/MOTOR VEHICLE DESKBOOK RELEASE
2.5 Law & Legal Credits 

2:15-2:25PM Introduction by Deskbook Co-Editors
Scott Carness, The Carness Law Firm, PS
Shannon Kilpatrick, DawsonBrown, P.S.

2:25-2:55PM Distracted Driving: General Overview of Human Factors, "What It Is, What It Isn't, and How It's Different"
Nancy Grugle, PhD, Robson Forensic

2:55-3:15PM Bad Faith PIP Denials - Getting the Carrier to Prove Your Case
Jason Baker, Law Offices of Jason A. Baker

3:15-3:35PM Break

3:35-4:05PM Demonstrative Evidence and the Admissibility of Exhibits
Keith Kessler, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Koehler Moore

4:05-4:25PM Accident Investigation - "Documenting the Facts"
Tara Eubanks, Law Office of Tara L. Eubanks, PLLC

4:25-4:45PM Use of Interrogatories, Requests for Production, ER 904, Requests for Admission & Depositions at Trial
Lee Thomas, Harpold Thomas, P.C.

4:45-5:15PM Subrogation: Federal Health Plans - Medicare & FEHBA
Steve Shaw, Shaw Legal Solutions

FRIDAY • 9/28
8:20AM-12:30PM 
AUTO CASES CLE (Continued)
2.75 Law & Legal Credits and .5 Ethics Credits

8:20-8:30AM Introduction by Deskbook Co-Editors
Scott Carness, The Carness Law Firm, PLLC
Shannon Kilpatrick, DawsonBrown, P.S.

8:30-9:30AM Justice, Safety, and Robot Cars
Daniel Hinkle, Leg. Counsel, AAJ, Washington, DC

9:30-10AM Identifying & Handling Conflicts of Interest
Sims Weymuller, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender

10-10:20AM Appeal: What Every Practitioner Should Know to Properly Preserve the Appellate Record
Catherine Clark, Law Office of Catherine C. Clark PLLC

10:20-10:50AM Break

10:50-11:10AM Discovery in Automobile Cases: Practical Tips
Ada Wong, AKW Law, P.C.

11:10-11:30AM Rules of the Road: Claims Involving Unique Vehicles (Bicycles)
Stacie Bain, Law Office of Stacie Bain PLLC

11:30-11:50AM Identifying the Automotive Product Liability Case Within the Automobile Collision Case
James S. Rogers, Law Offices of James S. Rogers

11:50AM-12:15PM Closing Argument(s)
Mike Wampold, Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna

12:15PM Adjourn

See you next year!

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