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Designed by plaintiff lawyers, for plaintiff lawyers, AAJ’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs are an unmatched resource for staying ahead of the curve and enhancing your practice. AAJ Education programs feature nationally renowned faculty, updates in a wide range of practice areas, and the latest in trial advocacy topics.

Saturday, July 7, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Advocacy Track: Don't Just Take Depositions, Take Control

Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Kurt Zaner
Zaner Harden Law, LLP


8:40am-9:25am Preparation and Protection of Your Client or WitnessKristen B Miller
Porzio Bromberg & Newman, PC

9:25am-10:10am Deposition Techniques: Exhaustion, Boxing-In, Restating, and SummarizingRobyn L. Wishart
Wishart Brain and Spine Law

10:10am-10:55am Deposing the Defense Medical ExaminerChristopher J. O'Brien
The O'Brien Firm, PC

10:55am-11:40am Techniques for Obtaining All the FactsSach Oliver
Bailey & Oliver Law Firm

2:00pm-2:45pm How to Bind a Corporation with 30(b)(6) Depositions and Use Them at TrialMark Kosieradzki
Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC

2:45pm-3:30pm Considerations for Deposing Adverse Lay Witnesses and ExpertsJennifer Liakos
Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC

3:30pm-4:00pm Developing Standards of Care and Conduct Through Defense Witness DepositionsLuke Metzler
Miller Weisbrod, LLP

4:00pm-4:30pm How to Use Deposition Testimony for Mediation and SettlementQusair Mohamedbhai
Rathod | Mohamedbhai LLC

4:30pm-5:30pm Dealing with the Difficult AttorneyJD Hays
Taylor King Law

Saturday, July 7, 2018
 8:30am-11:40am
Admiralty Law Section CLE Program

Room: Room 304

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Carolyn M. Latti
Latti & Anderson LLP


8:40am-9:25am Rule B of the Supplemental Rules--Your Secret WeaponCarlos Llinas
Nelson & Fraenkel, LLP

9:25am-10:10am Overcoming Excursion and Recreational ReleasesJeff Avery
Doyle LLP

10:10am-11:10am Persuading Today's Difficult JurorsEric Oliver
MetaSystems, Ltd

11:10am-11:40am Applying Persuasion ConceptsMichael Doyle
Doyle LLP

Saturday, July 7, 2018
 8:30am-12:00pm
Canadian Caucus CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

David A. Klein
Klein Lawyers


8:40am-9:10am Collaborations on Product Liability and Class ActionsDonald Migliori
Motley Rice, LLC

Paul Miller
Howie Sacks & Henry, LLP

9:10am-9:40am Accessing U.S. Documents for Your CaseAnthony Tarricone
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

9:40am-10:40am Birth Injury Presentation in Canadian vs. U.S. ForumsPaul Harte
Paul Harte, PC

Paul McGivern
Pacific Medical Law

Lisa Weinstein
Grant & Eisenhofer

10:40am-11:40am U.S. Advocacy Skills, Canadian StyleCarl L. Solomon
The Solomon Law Group

Robyn L. Wishart
Wishart Brain and Spine Law

Saturday, July 7, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Nursing Homes Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Rooms 402-403

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Holly Mosher
Friedlander & Friedlander, PC


8:40am-9:10am Picking the Right Elder Abuse Case Every TimeLesley Ann Clement
Clement & Associates

9:10am-9:55am Admissibility of Cost Reports: Newest Developments and Pitfalls from the Trenches


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Camille Godwin
Eric J. Hertz, PC

9:55am-10:25am Cost Reports and How to Present Cost Report Evidence at TrialRobert W. Johnson

10:25am-11:10am Find the One Thing: Making Your Case Simpler, But BetterEdward Robertson III
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, PC

11:10am-12:10pm Turning the Tables: Embracing Facility Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Your Advantage
2:00pm-3:00pm Getting to the Top: How to Untangle the Long Term Care Corporate Structure and Get to Punitive DamagesKenneth Luke Connor
Connor & Conner, LLC

3:00pm-3:45pm Depositions Are Trial: Preparing for and Deposing the Audit Trail Corporate RepresentativeKimberly A. Valentine
Valentine Law Group, APC

3:45pm-4:30pm Winning the Appeal in TrialValerie McGinty
Law Office of Valerie T. McGinty

4:30pm-5:15pm Creating a Winning Visual StrategyMichael Brusca
Davis & Brusca, LLC

Saturday, July 7, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Trucking Litigation Group/Bus Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Rooms 405-407

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Joseph Fried
Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC

Marion Munley
Munley Law PC


8:40am-9:10am Power Tools for Juror Decision-Making: Visual Sequence for Settlement and TrialAndrew Young
Young & McCarthy, LLP

9:10am-9:40am Litigation Plan and Strategy in Truck Cases--How Not to Chase Two RabbitsValerie A. Yarashus
Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, PC

9:40am-10:10am It's About the Company: Holding the Trucking Company Accountable for FMCSR ViolationsMichael Cowen
Cowen Peacock

10:10am-10:40am Telematics--The New FrontierPeter Kestner
McEwen & Kestner, PLLC

10:40am-11:10am Winning Your Case Through DepositionsNeil O'Donnell
O'Donnell Law Offices

11:10am-11:40am Dealing with Defense Pre-Trial and Trial TacticsWilliam H McAngus Jr.
Chappell Smith & Arden

2:00pm-2:30pm Mediation and Negotiation Strategy in Truck CasesJeanmarie Whalen
Domnick Cunningham & Whalen

2:30pm-3:00pm The Future Is Now--The State of Autonomous TrucksMorgan G. Adams
Seattle Truck Law, PLLC

3:00pm-3:30pm All That Glitters Is Not Gold--Dealing with Expert WitnessesSudhir Patel
Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C.

3:30pm-4:00pm Powerful Closing Arguments in Truck CasesJ. Jude Basile
The Basile Law Firm

4:00pm-4:30pm What Every Personal Injury Lawyer Should Know About Handling Bus Crash CasesKatherine Harvey-Lee
Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos

4:30pm-5:00pm Deposing the Safety Director in a Bus Case: What You Need to KnowRobert L. Collins
Robert L. Collins & Associates

Saturday, July 7, 2018
 9:00am-10:40am
Sexual Assault Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 301

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Jennifer Lipinski
Gordon & Doner, PA


9:10am-9:40am Holding Doctors AccountableJessica Pride
The Pride Law Firm

9:40am-10:10am Starting a Sexual Assault PracticeMelissa Hague
Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C.

10:10am-10:40am Sexual Assault of Students and AthletesKimberly Dougherty
Andrus Wagstaff

Saturday, July 7, 2018
 2:00pm-3:30pm
Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy Section CLE Program

Room: Room 304

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Theodore William Barudin
Barudin Law Firm, PC


2:05pm-2:50pm Views from the BenchAlan C. Torgerson
Consultant

2:50pm-3:15pm Hot Topics in Settling Your FTCA CaseTom Jacob
Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC

3:15pm-3:40pm Federal Funding for Federal Clinics--FTCA IssuesHoward Richman
Grant Richman, PLLC

Saturday, July 7, 2018
 2:00pm-5:10pm
Social Security Disability Law Section CLE Program

Room: Room 303

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Thomas J Giordano Jr
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano


2:10pm-2:55pm Neurological DisordersJoanna L. Suyes
Marks & Harrison, P.C.

2:55pm-3:40pm Mental DisordersFrancesca Zeltmann
Persaud & Zeltmann

3:40pm-4:10pm Musculoskeletal DisordersMark Zakhvatayev
Avard Law Offices, PA

4:10pm-5:10pm Ethics: Social Security Evidence Rules and Regulations and the Complicated Nature of Collecting Treating Physician OpinionsJoni Beth Bailey
Law Office of Joni Beth Bailey

Saturday, July 7, 2018
 2:00pm-5:30pm
Asbestos Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Jackalyn A Olinger Rochelle
MRHFM


2:10pm-2:50pm Personal Jurisdiction: Update of the Litigation After the Daimler and Bristol-Myers Squibb Decisions
2:50pm-3:25pm Industrial Exposure to Talc: Who, What, Where, When, and How You Know You Have a Talc CaseChristian Hartley
Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC

3:25pm-4:00pm Defense Experts: The Continued Challenges We Face with Defense Experts and Their Litigation-Driven Doubt ScienceGary M. DiMuzio
Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C.

4:00pm-4:35pm Regulation and Litigation: How Asbestos Regulations Can Be Used or Diffused in the Courtroom
4:35pm-5:05pm Women and Leadership in Asbestos LitigationAllyson Romani
Shrader & Associates

Saturday, July 7, 2018
 2:00pm-5:30pm
Employment Rights Section/Wage and Hour Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 404

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Jahan Sagafi
Outten & Golden, LLP


2:10pm-2:40pm Enforceability of Class Action Waivers and ArbitrationR. Joseph Barton
Block & Leviton

2:40pm-3:10pm Preparing Your Appellate StrategyAdam Hansen
Apollo Law LLC

3:10pm-3:40pm Settlement Do's and Don'tsKathleen M. Neary
Vincent M. Powers & Associates

3:40pm-4:10pm Challenging Individual Releases Made During the Pendency of a Class ActionAnne B. Shaver
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

4:10pm-4:40pm Navigating Individual Cases Post-Decertification or in ArbitrationSally Abrahamson
Outten & Golden, LLP

4:40pm-5:10pm Litigating Fee Awards
Saturday, July 7, 2018
 3:30pm-5:00pm
Qui Tam Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 301

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Andrea Fischer
Fischer Legal Group


3:40pm-3:50pm Overview of Qui Tam LitigationCaitlyn Silhan
Waters and Kraus, LLP

3:50pm-4:25pm Interviewing a Potential RelatorJason Brown
The JTB Law Group, LLC

Cory Fein
Cory Fein Law Firm

4:25pm-5:00pm Qui Tam Practice Under the Current AdministrationLexi Hazam
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Audrey Schechter
Law Offices of Audrey Hildes Schechter, P.A.

Sunday, July 8, 2018
 7:00am-8:10am
Early Morning CLE Program

Room: Room 404

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Heidi DiLorenzo
Alexander Shunnarah, PC


7:00am-8:10am Finding Balance in the Practice of LawDavid R Bossart
David R. Bossart Law Firm, P.C.

Sunday, July 8, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Advocacy Track: Appealing to the Moral Psychology of Jurors to Prepare Cases that Resonate Across the Political Spectrum

Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Jerome O'Neill
Gravel & Shea, PC


8:40am-9:40am Using Moral PsychologyGregory S. Cusimano
Cusimano, Roberts & Mills, LLC

David A Wenner
Snyder & Wenner

9:40am-10:00am Jury Research: Focus Groups--Finding the Moral Tone That Resonates with JurorsJeffrey D. Boyd
Nelson Boyd, PLLC

10:00am-10:20am Jury Research: Written and Digital SurveysRichard A. Jenson
Jenson Research & Communication

10:20am-10:40am Jury Selection: Voir DireDiandra Sima Debrosse Zimmermann
Zarzaur Mujumdar & Debrosse

10:40am-11:00am Jury Selection: Supplemental Jury QuestionnairesPatricia F. Kuehn
AAJ

11:00am-11:20am Reaching Millennial JurorsZachary M. Mandell
Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair, Ltd.

11:20am-11:40am Opening Statement: Appealing to Jurors Across the Political SpectrumKenneth Luke Connor
Connor & Conner, LLC

11:40am-12:00pm Direct Examination of the ClientNavan Ward Jr.
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

2:00pm-2:20pm Presentation of Exhibits
2:20pm-2:40pm Empowering a Fractured Jury to Do Justice Through Rebuttal ClosingRandi McGinn
McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, P.A.

2:40pm-3:00pm Cross-Examination of a Crash ReconstructionistJames Gilbert
The Gilbert Law Group

3:00pm-3:20pm Cross-Examination of a Products Liability ExpertRobert Langdon
Langdon & Emison

3:20pm-3:40pm Closing Argument - Opening SegmentAshley Fournet
Brodhead Law, LLC

3:40pm-4:00pm Cross-Examination of the Defendant in a Medical Malpractice CaseJim Leventhal
Leventhal & Puga, P.C.

4:00pm-5:00pm Pound Institute Twiggs Lecture: The Juror's Oath, the Imperative of Equality, and Judicial Correctiveness



Andre M. Davis
U.S.District Court MD, U.S.Courthouse Bldg.

Sunday, July 8, 2018
 8:30am-12:00pm
Class Action Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Rooms 402-403

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Mark P. Chalos
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP


8:40am-9:25am Panel: Getting the Most Out of Your TeamEric Gibbs
Gibbs Law Group LLP

Annika Martin
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Kristen Sagafi
Tycko & Zavareei LLP

9:25am-9:55am Panel: The Current and Future Landscape of Class Actions--Emerging CasesPaul Bland Jr.
Public Justice

Kenneth Byrd
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

9:55am-10:20am Supreme Court Update
10:20am-10:40am Update to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Rule 23Zachary Wool
Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP

10:40am-11:40am Panel: Ethics of Class Action SettlementsDawn Barrios
Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP

Stephen Herman
Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC

Beth Terrell
Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC

Sunday, July 8, 2018
 8:30am-12:00pm
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/ RSD Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 304

Venue: Colorado Convention Center


8:40am-9:40am The Medicine of Complex Regional Pain SyndromeGiancarlo Barolat
Barolat Neuroscience

9:40am-10:10am The Intravenous Needle Stick and CRPSCarolynn Cassutt, RN
Carolynn Cassutt Consulting

10:10am-10:40am Cross-Examination of the Defense Medical Expert in CRPS CasesR. Steven Shisler
Shisler Law Offices, LLC

10:40am-11:10am Preparing Client for Depositions and Defense Medical Exams in CRPS Cases
11:10am-11:40am CRPS Case AnalysisMarc P Weingarten
Locks Law Firm

Sunday, July 8, 2018
 8:30am-12:00pm
International Practice Section CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Karina Shreefer
Legal Language Services


8:40am-9:40am Retiring Forum Non ConveniensJustin T Green
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

9:40am-10:40am Establishing Jurisdiction by ContractMegan Wolfe Benett
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

John Vail
John Vail Law PLLC

10:40am-11:40am Liability for Modern Day SlaveryClare Campbell
Leigh Day

Warren Collins
Penningtons Manches LLP

Sunday, July 8, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Minority Caucus/ Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section CLE Program

Room: Room 301

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Derrick L. Walker
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, PC

O. Mark Zamora
The Orlando Firm


8:40am-9:10am Cybersecurity in Your Small PracticeJavier Herrera
The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.

9:10am-9:40am Litigating a Multi-Month Trial While Operating a Small OfficeCade Parian
Parian Injury Law, LLC

9:40am-10:10am Hanging Your Own Shingle: The Basics of Starting Your Own PracticeCarla Aikens
Carla D. Aikens, P.C.

10:10am-10:40am How a Small Firm Handles Mass Tort MattersChristopher Paul Welsh
Welsh & Welsh, PC, LLO.

10:40am-11:10am Case (De)selection: Maximizing Your Bottom Line by Saying No at IntakeN. John Bey
Bey & Associates, LLC

11:10am-11:40am Diversity on the Trial TeamKimberly Dougherty
Andrus Wagstaff

11:40am-12:10pm Communicating with the Jury Using Low Tech PresentationJay A Urban
Urban & Taylor, S.C.

2:00pm-2:30pm Taking on Large Corporations During Discovery and TrialMichael A. Prieto
Slover, Prieto, Marigliano & Holbert, LLC

2:30pm-3:00pm Finding Success by Narrowing Your FocusRick Barrera
Buckingham Barrera Law Firm

3:00pm-3:30pm How a Law Practice Evolves and Thrives in a Small CommunityFrederick W Schultz
Greene & Schultz

3:30pm-4:00pm Managing and Building Your Firm's ReputationCarl L. Solomon
The Solomon Law Group

4:00pm-4:30pm Using Psychodrama, Non-Verbal Communication, and High-End Film Production in "Bet the Company" LitigationJoey James
Bunch & James

Sunday, July 8, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee CLE Program

Room: Room 303

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Thomas Dempsey
Law Office of Thomas M. Dempsey


8:40am-9:40am Panel: Logistical Considerations and Extraordinary Circumstances When Undertaking Foreign DepositionsRichard D. Hailey
Ramey & Hailey

Anthony Tarricone
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

9:40am-10:25am Video Conferencing and DepositionsRobert Pottroff
Pottroff & Karlin, LLC

10:25am-10:55am Effectively Taking Difficult Medical Expert DepositionsDorothy Clay Sims
Law Office of Dorothy Clay Sims

10:55am-11:25am Precautionary Measures to Take When You Expect a Difficult DepositionEdward G. Willer
Corboy & Demetrio, P.C.

2:00pm-2:30pm Considerations When Conducting Depositions for Trucking CasesSteven C Laird
The Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C.

2:30pm-3:15pm Considerations When Conducting Depositions for Medical Negligence CasesJim Leventhal
Leventhal & Puga, P.C.

Isobel S Thomas
Thomas Keel & Laird LLC

3:15pm-3:45pm Considerations When Conducting Expert Depositions in High Damage CasesMurray Ogborn
Ogborn Mihm, LLP

3:45pm-4:15pm Considerations When Conducting Depositions for Automotive CasesDonald Slavik
Slavik Law Firm, LLC

4:15pm-4:45pm Representing Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Strategies and LandminesJohn Leighton
Leighton Law, PA

4:45pm-5:15pm Ethical Considerations in Depositions When You Know Your Client Is LyingMary Beth Ramey
Ramey & Hailey

Sunday, July 8, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Rooms 405-407

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Timothy Titolo
Titolo Law Office


8:40am-9:25am Theme, Voir Dire, Opening in TBI CasesRobert L. Collins
Robert L. Collins & Associates

9:25am-10:10am Direct Sequencing of Witnesses in the TBI CaseJohn (Jack) H. Hickey
Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

10:10am-10:40am Admissible Evidence and Exhibits in the TBI CaseRandall Rozek
Rozek Law Offices, SC

10:40am-11:10am Cross-Examination of Medical and Psychological ExpertsSteven Gursten
Michigan Auto Law

11:10am-11:55am Dealing with the Wintermark/White Paper Attack on DTIAndrew Abraham
Abraham & Associates

2:00pm-2:45pm Cross-Examination of Damage ExpertsDavid Ransin
Ransin Injury Law

2:45pm-3:30pm ClosingStephen M Smith
Brain Injury Law Center

3:30pm-4:15pm Malingering, Effort, and Secondary Gain Issues and DefensesDorothy Clay Sims
Law Office of Dorothy Clay Sims

4:15pm-4:45pm Life Care Plan Damages in the TBI CaseDaniel J Buba
Doehrman Buba

4:45pm-5:30pm Past and Future Loss of Earnings, Reduction in Value of Life Damages in the TBI CaseAnthony Gamboa
Vocational Economics

Enrique N. Vega
Vocational Economics, Inc.

Sunday, July 8, 2018
 2:00pm-3:30pm
ERISA Health and Disability Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 304

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

John V. Tucker
Tucker & Ludin, PA


2:10pm-2:55pm identifying ERISA Claims in Your Auto CaseEric Buchanan
Eric Buchanan & Associates, PLLC

John V. Tucker
Tucker & Ludin, PA

2:55pm-3:40pm Hot Topics in ERISA LitigationDavid H Abney
The Law Office of David H. Abney, II

Glenn R. Kantor
Kantor & Kantor

Sunday, July 8, 2018
 2:00pm-3:30pm
Inadequate Security Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 404

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Daniel S Chamberlain
COHEN & MALAD, LLP


2:10pm-2:40pm Identifying the Target Defendant in a Violent Crime CaseMichael Neff
Law Offices of Michael L. Neff

2:40pm-3:10pm Straddling the Criminal and Civil Fence: Litigating Security Cases While Working with the Criminal Justice SystemAllegra Carpenter
Allegra-Law

3:10pm-3:40pm Beyond the Shooter: Litigating Mass Shooting Cases in AmericaJohn Leighton
Leighton Law, PA

Sunday, July 8, 2018
 2:00pm-3:30pm
International Relations Committee CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Kathleen Nastri
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC


2:10pm-3:30pm Panel: Advocating for Human Rights Around the GlobeBenan Molu
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Ayo Obe
N/A

Waikwa Wanyoike
N/A

Sunday, July 8, 2018
 2:00pm-5:30pm
Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP) CLE Program

Room: Rooms 402-403

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Lexi Hazam
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP


2:05pm-2:30pm Personal Jurisdiction Post-Bristol-Myers Squibb: All Is Not Lost (Yet)Lori Andrus
Andrus Anderson LLP

William Wylie Blair
OnderLaw, LLC

Munir Meghjee
Robins Kaplan LLP

2:30pm-2:55pm The New Normal: Bifurcation of Causation and Liability in Mass Tort Cases and What To Do About ItBehram Parekh
Kirtland & Packard, LLP

Aimee Wagstaff
Andrus Wagstaff

Gary Wilson
Robins Kaplan LLP

2:55pm-3:20pm Current Issues in Environmental and Toxic Tort CasesRobin Greenwald
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.

Kevin Hannon
The Hannon Law Firm, LLC

Hadley L. Matarazzo
Faraci Lange, LLP

Robert J. Nelson
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

3:20pm-3:45pm Daubert UpdateBill Cash III
Levin Papantonio

Lexi Hazam
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Stephanie O'Connor
Douglas & London, PC

3:45pm-4:00pm Emerging Litigation: Hernia MeshAdam Evans
Hollis Law Firm

Jonathan D Orent
Motley Rice, LLC

4:00pm-4:15pm Emerging Litigation: TaxotereKyle Bachus
Bachus & Schanker, LLC

Karen Menzies
Gibbs Law Group LLP

4:15pm-4:30pm Emerging Litigation: TalcDanielle Mason
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

4:30pm-4:45pm Emerging Litigation: AbilifyMarlene Goldenberg
GoldenbergLaw, PLLC

4:45pm-5:00pm Emerging Litigation: IVC Filters
5:00pm-5:15pm Emerging Litigation: ViagraKristian Rasmussen
Cory Watson, P.C.

Monday, July 9, 2018
 6:30am-8:00am
Litigation at Sunrise Part I

Room: Room 404

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Casey Johnson
Aitken*Aitken*Cohn


6:40am-6:50am Torts in Tribal CountryTheodore William Barudin
Barudin Law Firm, PC

6:50am-7:00am Cyberthreats to Law FirmsShelly Ann Sanford
Watts Guerra LLP

7:00am-7:10am Accessing Archived Information: Harnessing the Power of the Social Media FootprintJonathan Lomurro
Lomurro Law

7:10am-7:20am 10 Tips for a Successful Rule 26 Expert ReportLeslie W O'Leary
Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton, PC

7:20am-7:30am Demystifying Privilege ClaimsPeggy Wedgworth
Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman, LLP

7:30am-7:40am Advocacy Beyond Litigation: A Client's PerspectiveKim Witczak
Woody Matters

7:40am-7:50am Gadolinium Deposition DiseaseTodd Walburg
Cutter Law P.C.

7:50am-8:00am ParagardDerek Braslow
Pogust Braslow & Millrood LLC

8:00am-8:10am Onglyza
Monday, July 9, 2018
 8:30am-5:00pm
Advocacy Track: Using Critical Thinking to Develop Your Discovery Plan

Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Kevin Biniazan
Breit Drescher Imprevento, P.C.


8:40am-9:25am Focus Groups: How to Test the MessageKenneth Levinson
Levinson & Stefani

9:25am-10:10am Using Focus Group Feedback to Shape Trial StrategyPhillip H Miller
Miller Law Offices

10:10am-10:55am Think Through the Case: What Would You Like to Accomplish?William Lightfoot
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot

10:55am-11:40am Plot a Discovery Plan and Establish Witness GoalsErik Heninger
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

2:00pm-2:45pm Focusing on Rules Early in Discovery
2:00pm-2:45pm Identifying Rules During Discovery TimeJohn (Jack) H. Hickey
Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

2:45pm-3:30pm Discovery in the Digital AgeAriana J. Tadler
Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman, LLP

3:30pm-4:15pm How to Handle Obstruction During DiscoveryDanielle Mason
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

4:15pm-5:00pm Discovery Strategies for Complex Litigation and Streamlining Document Intensive CasesJeffrey B. Killino
The Killino Firm, P.C.

Monday, July 9, 2018
 8:30am-12:00pm
Business Torts Section/ Antitrust Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 303

Venue: Colorado Convention Center


8:40am-9:00am How the Changing Winds of Patent Law May Impact the Landscape of Your Business Torts PracticeTimothy Davis
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

9:00am-9:20am Representing Athletes in Financial Fraud CasesEugene R. Egdorf
Shrader & Associates

9:20am-9:40am Big Banks, Big Data, and Big Money Litigation
9:40am-10:00am Cross-Border Antitrust LitigationRonald Podolny
Rochon, Genova, LLP

10:00am-10:20am Arbitration Rules for Commercial ContractsRyan Donovan
Bailey & Glasser, LLP

10:20am-10:40am Implementation of New Fiduciary Rule for Securities: Stock Broker Fiduciary RuleKirk Reasonover
Reasonover & Berg, LLC

10:40am-11:00am Secondary Liability for Investment Fraud and Ponzi SchemesLydia Floyd
Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane APLC

Alan L. Rosca
Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane, APLC

11:00am-11:20am How to Prepare for Discovery in Deposition and Trial of Business TortsO. Mark Zamora
The Orlando Firm

Monday, July 9, 2018
 8:30am-12:00pm
Railroad Law Section/Railroad-Highway Crossing and Derailment Litigation Group/Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 304

Venue: Colorado Convention Center


8:40am-9:40am Case Strategies in FELA and Railroad Crossing LitigationPatricia F. Kuehn
AAJ

9:40am-10:25am FELA Appellate Practice
10:25am-10:55am Current Topics in Medicare, Private Lien Resolution, and Other Insurance SubrogationColleen Blinkoff
Doran & Murphy, PLLC

10:55am-11:40am Current Topics in Railroad Crossing Litigation: A Panel DiscussionJose M. Bautista
Bautista Leroy, LLC

Thomas Jones
Davis Bethune & Jones

Monday, July 9, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group/ Insurance Law Section CLE Program

Room: Room 404

Venue: Colorado Convention Center


8:40am-9:10am Sources of Insurance Cover for Your ClaimStephen J. Burg
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC

9:10am-9:40am Bad Faith Claims--When Do They Arise and Who Is Liable?Richard Langerman
The Law Office of Richard Langerman

9:40am-10:10am Bad Faith from an Expert's PerspectiveJohn Kezer
Law Office of John Kezer, P.C.

10:10am-10:50am Non-Traditional Forms of Insurance Companies and How to Hold Them Accountable for Unfair/Illegal Claim-HandlingMichael N. Poli
Merlin Law Group

10:50am-11:30am Claims Management SoftwareSara A. McClain
Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP

11:30am-12:10pm Institutional Bad Faith: What Is It and How Do You Prove It?Michael L Cohen
Michael L. Cohen, A Professional Law Corporation

2:00pm-2:30pm Common Insurance Discovery Sources and StrategiesPatrick Leverty
Leverty & Associates Law Chtd.

2:30pm-3:10pm Deposing the Insurer and Its AdjustersEdward Eshoo Jr.
Merlin Law Group

3:10pm-3:40pm Leveraging Pre- and Post-Judgment StipulationsMichal Meiler
Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A.

3:40pm-4:20pm Before You File--How to Identify, Develop, and Prepare for Insurer Bad Faith Pre-SuitKurt Zaner
Zaner Harden Law, LLP

Monday, July 9, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Civil Rights Section/Police Misconduct Litigation Group/Criminal Law Section CLE Program

Room: Room 301

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Lori Andrus
Andrus Anderson LLP

Javier Herrera
The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.


8:40am-9:10am Advocating for Foster ChildrenMegan O'Connor
The Deratany Firm

9:10am-9:40am Practice Tips in Criminal Law and Police Abuse LitigationAdam Langino
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

9:40am-10:10am Practice Tips on Litigating Police Abuse Allegations in Personal Injury ActionsChristopher H. Fitzgerald
The Law Office of Christopher H. Fitzgerald

10:10am-10:40am Obstacles in the MIrror Can Be Closer Than They Seem: Watching for New Roadblocks to Vindicating Civil RightsRobert Peck
Center for Constitutional Litigation, P.C.

10:40am-11:10am Understanding the Insurance Company's Defense Strategy and Using That Knowledge To Increase the Value of Your Civil Rights ClaimsDevon M. Jacob
Jacob Litigation

11:10am-11:40am Defending Against Malicious Prosecution
2:00pm-2:30pm Ethical Considerations in Marketing to Minority and Police Abuse ClientsTad Thomas
Thomas Law Offices, PLLC

2:30pm-3:10pm Voir Dire in a #MeToo WorldEric Romano
Romano Law Group

3:10pm-3:40pm Proving Damages in a Police Misconduct CaseVernon Johnson
Johnson Law, PLC

3:40pm-4:10pm TBDW. Harold Flowers Jr.
Hurth Sisk & Blakemore, LLP

4:10pm-4:50pm Piercing the "Cover-Up"--Holding the Municipality and Police Accountable for Officer MisconductLaura Ives
Kennedy Kennedy & Ives, PC

Monday, July 9, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section/ Bicycle Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Rooms 405-407

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Matthew Nace
Paulson & Nace, PLLC


8:40am-9:25am The Future of Motor Vehicle LitigationSteven Gursten
Michigan Auto Law

Daniel Hinkle
American Association for Justice

9:25am-10:10am Successfully Deposing the Defense Medical ExaminerBryan Roberts
Stark & Stark

10:10am-10:40am Implementing Focus Groups for Discovery PlansKenneth Levinson
Levinson & Stefani

10:40am-11:10am Initial Intake StepsFaith Morse
Andersen Morse & Linthorst

11:10am-11:40am Ethical Considerations When Dealing with Social MediaJennifer Leonhardt Ojeda
Ojeda Legal, LLC

11:40am-12:00pm Telling Your Client's Story in the "Routine" Auto CaseBenjamin Cloward
Richard Harris Law Firm

2:00pm-2:45pm Identifying the Hidden DefendantNicholas Johnson
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

2:45pm-3:30pm Using Personal Technology to Build Damages and LiabilityKatherine Allen
Hugh James Solicitors

3:30pm-4:00pm How to Deal with Multiple Collisions in Short SuccessionDiane Cardoso
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC

4:00pm-4:30pm Evaluating Standards for Collision ReconstructionistsDavid Knight
Gordon & Doner, PA

Monday, July 9, 2018
 9:00am-11:00am
Family Law Section/LGBT Caucus CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Laurel Halbany
Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood


9:10am-9:55am Consequences of Underage MarriageElliott A. Alman
Alman & Alman, LLC

9:55am-10:40am How Bias Can Affect Clients in the CourtroomAmanda Heins
Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC

Monday, July 9, 2018
 2:00pm-3:30pm
Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Katie Hubbard
Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, PC


2:10pm-2:40pm Identifying Damages in Spinal Cord Injury CasesWarren Collins
Penningtons Manches LLP

2:40pm-3:10pm Epidemiology and Life Expectancy in Spinal Cord Injury CasesMichael Freeman
Forensic Trauma

3:10pm-3:40pm Telling the Plaintiff's StoryRobert D. Bohm
Robert D. Bohm PLLC

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 6:30am-8:10am
Litigation at Sunrise Part II

Room: Room 404

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Tiffany R. Ellis
Seikaly, Stewart, & Bennett PC


6:40am-6:50am How to Handle Jury Gender BiasHolly Dolejsi
Robins Kaplan LLP

6:50am-7:00am The Nuts and Bolts of a False Claims CaseLeslie Pescia
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

7:00am-7:10am Communications Decency Act and Website ImmunitySin-Ting Liu
Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC

7:10am-7:20am Qualified ImmunityJennifer Bennett
Public Justice

7:20am-7:30am Online Focus GroupsJohn Campbell
Empirical Jury

7:30am-7:40am Navigating Consumer Bankruptcy in Personal Injury CasesLindsey Craig
The Yost Legal Group

7:40am-7:50am Compassion and Dignity When Declining to Represent a Potential ClientDevin C. McNulty
Chandler McNulty, LLP

7:50am-8:00am Risk Management for Plaintiff Attorneys
8:00am-8:10am Fact Depositions: When Is It Too Much?Karen Beyea-Schroeder
Schroeder Law Office / Burnett Law Firm

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Advocacy Track: Tailoring the Message: Storytelling and Persuasion from Beginning to End

Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Molly L Greenblatt
Leventhal & Puga, PC


8:40am-9:25am From Hostage to Hero: Four Persuasion Strategies to Entice Jurors to Willingly Join Your TeamSari de la Motte
SariDLM Inc.

9:25am-10:10am How to Construct the Story Arc of TrialT. Metier
Metier Law Firm, LLC

10:10am-10:55am Telling the Story and the Importance of Rhetorical Devices and TechniquesRuss Herman
Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC

10:55am-11:40am How to Catch and Keep the Jury's AttentionAlan Blumenfeld
Act of Communication

2:00pm-2:45pm Producing Memorable Moments for the JuryRobert F. Dicello
DiCello Levitt & Casey LLC

2:45pm-3:30pm Create Compelling Visuals to Tell the StoryLarry R Rogers Jr.
Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

3:30pm-4:15pm Witness Preparation: Empowering Witnesses as StorytellersKatherine James
ACT of Communication

4:15pm-5:00pm The Art of Closing ArgumentCarl L. Solomon
The Solomon Law Group

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 8:30am-12:00pm
Aviation Law Section CLE Program

Room: Room 304

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Lea P. Bucciero
Podhurst Orseck, PA


8:40am-9:25am Legal Updates and Challenges in Aviation LitigationDayron Silverio
Podhurst Orseck, PA

9:25am-10:10am Establishing Liability and Early Resolution of Aviation LitigationColin A. Sommer
Aeroscope, Inc.

10:10am-10:55am Using Safety Management Systems (SMS) to Establish LiabilityJames Brauchle
Motley Rice, LLC

10:55am-11:40am Litigating Aviation Cases Involving Military AircraftIlyas Akbari
Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, A Professional Corporation

Timothy A Loranger
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 8:30am-12:00pm
Workers' Compensation and Workplace Injury Section CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Robert L. Hendrix III
Morgan & Morgan


8:40am-9:25am The Efficacy of Medical Marijuana in Chronic Pain ManagementAlan Shackelford
Amarimed of Colorado

9:25am-10:10am The Interplay Between OSHA and Workers' Compensation ClaimsJohn Olaechea
OSHA

10:10am-10:55am A Comparison of the Laws of Various States in Significant AreasMichael C Duff
University of Wyoming College of Law

10:55am-11:40am Deposing the Medical ExpertHolly Portier
Morgan & Morgan

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Products Liability Section CLE Program

Room: Room 301

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

David Kwass
Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C.


8:40am-9:10am Driverless VehiclesDonald Slavik
Slavik Law Firm, LLC

9:10am-9:40am Guardrail DefectsTheodore Leopold
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

9:40am-10:10am From Tires to Fires, Autonomous Cars and Just About Everything In Between...How to Identify and Litigate Your Next Automotive Liability CaseJulian C Gomez
The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC

10:10am-10:40am When Safety Features are OptionalMichael J Warshauer
Warshauer Law Group, PC

10:40am-11:10am Update on Tire DefectsRichard D. Morrison
Morrison Law Firm

11:10am-11:40am Representing Children in Products Liability CasesMichael G. Phelan Sr.
Phelan | Petty, PLC

2:00pm-3:00pm Ethical Considerations of Confidentiality in Discovery and SettlementsGeorge McLaughlin
Warshauer Law Group, P.C.

Michael J Warshauer
Warshauer Law Group, PC

3:00pm-3:30pm Technology Use in Focus Groups and Jury SelectionCarol Bauss
NJP Litigation Consulting

3:30pm-4:00pm Technology in BiomechanicsJamie Williams
Robson Forensic, Inc.

4:00pm-4:30pm Technology at Trial in a Products Liability CaseJavier Herrera
The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.

4:30pm-5:00pm Update on Jurisdiction After Bristol-Myers SquibbAnne Dieruf
The Gilbert Law Group

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Professional Negligence Section CLE Program

Room: Rooms 402-403

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Ryan Prochaska
Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC


8:40am-9:20am Proving Your Case in Opening StatementBradley Prochaska
Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC

9:20am-10:00am Practical Application of Electronic Medical Records for TrialSam Elbert
EMR Discovery

Don Hanson
HD Consult

James E. Puga
Leventhal & Puga, PC

10:00am-10:30am Affordable Care Act in the Post-Obama EraEmily Thomas
Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC

10:30am-11:00am Present Value of Economic LossGene Trevino
Economic Evidence

11:00am-11:30am Finding Damages Through Every WitnessJ. Jude Basile
The Basile Law Firm

11:30am-12:00pm Avoiding Ethical Missteps in Promoting Your FirmMicah Buchdahl
HTM Lawyers

2:00pm-3:00pm Avoiding Legal Malpractice at TrialDavid L. Wikstrom
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC

3:00pm-3:25pm Red State or Blue State, a Jury's Thirst for Justice Is the Same: How to Touch Their Hearts in Closing ArgumentRandi McGinn
McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, P.A.

3:25pm-3:55pm Cross-Examination of the DefendantPaul Casi II
Paul A. Casi II, PSC

3:55pm-4:25pm Cross-Examination of the Defense ExpertBrian J McKeen
McKeen & Associates, PC

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 9:00am-10:30am
Opioids Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 404

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

J. Burton LeBlanc
Baron & Budd, PC


9:10am-9:40am MDL2804 Update: Recent Developments in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation
9:40am-10:10am Bellwether Cases: Implications for the Rest of the CountryJayne Conroy
Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC

10:10am-10:40am Roadmap: Finding a Pathway to a Solution to the Opiate EpidemicJoseph F. Rice
Motley Rice, LLC

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 2:00pm-3:30pm
Resort Tort Litigation Group/Ski Area Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 303

Venue: Colorado Convention Center


2:10pm-2:40pm Survey of Travel Torts and Innovative Lawyering to Resolve Longstanding Barriers and DefensesIra Leesfield
Leesfield Scolaro, PA

2:40pm-3:10pm Survey of Ski Law: Unique Problems and Solutions in Ski Resort and Co-participant CasesChristopher Koupal
Parker Lipman, LLP

3:10pm-3:40pm Combined Attack on Legal Defenses of Waiver Immunity, Releases, Exculpatory Clauses, and Other Contractual Defenses Barring Recovery in Travel and Resort Tort CasesJustin Shapiro
Leesfield Scolaro, PA

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