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Trial Advocacy - Voir Dire
Sonny Flowers, Esq., Murray Ogborn, Esq. and Lance Sears, Esq ., Co-Chairs
Top trial lawyers and consultants will demonstrate how to select favorable jurors. From recognizing juror bias to dealing with problem jurors, the speakers not only will suggest solutions, but they will demonstrate them. Don't miss this outstanding opportunity how better to perform in a lawyer's most feared aspect of trial.
Trial Advocacy - Business Torts Section
"Winning Strategies for Arbitrations"
Susan Bernhardt, Esq. and Alan Friedberg, Esq ., Co-Chairs
Our panel of arbitrators and lawyers will offer valuable insights on how to arbitrate a case successfully. Learn how "pleadings" differ fromourt cases, what to expect from discovery, when to use experts and how to present your case. We'll give you a host of strategies for handling arbitrations from pre-filing to post-award.
Trial Advocacy - Ethics Section
"Ethics for Trial Lawyers"
Cecil Morris, Esq ., Moderator and Chair
Return performanace of the popularly acclaimed Ethics Players! An interactive, participatory program, using vignettes to address ethics issues that confront trial lawyers. The program will address both recurring issues and new issues, including the proposed changes to the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct resulting from the ABA Ethics 2000 Commission.
"Law, Ethics and Literature"
Hon. Frank Dubofsky, Chair
Auto Litigation Progam
"Law Update and Arguing and Proving Damages"
Moderators and Co-Chairs: Jerry Sloat, Esq . and Steve Wahlberg, Esq.
In addition to Randy Nicholson and Jerry Sloat presenting their annual update on cases and legislation relevant to a Colorado personal injury practice, Bob Schuetze, Walter Gerash and Darin Schanker will provide strategies for presenting non-economic and economic damages. They will also discuss theme development; examination of clients; experts and lay witnesses; rebutting defenses and IME experts; and closing with power.
Bad Faith Progam
"Tackling Insurance Company Misconduct"
Mike Hodges, Esq. and Brad Levin, Esq ., Co-Chairs
You will take away from this Bad Faith program and understanding of the trends and developments concerning insurance bad faith issues. You will receive the priceless insights and perspectives from nationally known speaker, Ray Bourhis. You will get practical and useable information from today's best plaintiff and defense litigators and experts.
Employment Law Program
Tom Arckey, Chair
This Saturday morning program features U.S. District Court Judge Phillip S. Figa on "Prevailing on Summary Judgment Motions in Employment Cases" including topics for successful discovery strategies and practices. Dick Reeve will address issues of electronic discovery and use of that information in court. He is an expert in forensic electronic discovery. In addition, Joan Bechtold will provide an update on employment law. Her annual updates, reviews and seminars are a must each year for plaintiff's lawyers who want the latest winning strategies for getting and keeping their employment verdicts.
Legal Staff Program
"From Car Accident to Jury Verdicy - Working to Maximize Your Client's Recovery"
Lana Meseck, Chair
A client walks in the door...What happens next? This Legal Staff Program will provide practical step-by-step guidance for legal staff members on how to work a client's case from pre-litigation through trial. Come learn about new worker's compensation notice requirements, drafting persuasive settlement demands and mediation statements, trial preparation strategies, how to make sure your clients end up with an award in their pocket - not their health insurer's pocket and much more. Kyle Bachus and Greg Gold will present real examples and how-to guidance for working all aspects of a client's case.
Workers' Compensation Program
"Advanced Workers' Compensation Topics"
Shelly Dodge, Chair
Workers' compensation practitioners will not want to miss this informative educational session. In addition to the annual law update on workers' compensation cases and legislation, other topcis include bad faith issues in WC cases, practice pointers from a former judge's perspcetive, medical insights into the impairment rating and confidentiality issues.