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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, CO


8:40am-9:25am Preparation and Protection of Your Client or WitnessKristen B Miller, NJ
9:25am-10:10am Deposition Techniques: Exhaustion, Boxing-In, Restating, and SummarizingRobyn L. Wishart, BC
10:10am-10:55am Deposing the Defense Medical ExaminerChristopher J. O'Brien, NY
10:55am-11:40am Techniques for Obtaining All the FactsSach Oliver, AR
2:00pm-2:45pm How to Bind a Corporation with 30(b)(6) Depositions and Use Them at TrialMark Kosieradzki, MN
2:45pm-3:30pm Considerations for Deposing Adverse Lay Witnesses and ExpertsJennifer Liakos, CA
3:30pm-4:00pm Developing Standards of Care and Conduct Through Defense Witness DepositionsLuke Metzler, TX
4:00pm-4:30pm How to Use Deposition Testimony for Mediation and SettlementQusair Mohamedbhai, CO
4:30pm-5:30pm Dealing with the Difficult AttorneyJD Hays, AR
Saturday, July 7, 2018
 8:30am-11:40am
Admiralty Law Section CLE Program

Room: Room 304

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Carolyn M. Latti, MA


8:40am-9:25am Rule B of the Supplemental Rules--Your Secret WeaponCarlos Llinas, CA
9:25am-10:10am Overcoming Excursion and Recreational ReleasesJeff Avery, TX
10:10am-11:10am Persuading Today's Difficult JurorsEric Oliver, MI
11:10am-11:40am Applying Persuasion ConceptsMichael P. Doyle, TX
Saturday, July 7, 2018
 8:30am-12:00pm
Canadian Caucus CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

David A. Klein, BC


8:40am-9:10am Collaborations on Product Liability and Class ActionsDonald Migliori, SC
Paul Miller, ON
9:10am-9:40am Accessing U.S. Documents for Your CaseAnthony Tarricone, MA
9:40am-10:40am Birth Injury Presentation in Canadian vs. U.S. ForumsPaul Harte, ON
Paul McGivern, BC
Lisa Weinstein, IL
10:40am-11:40am U.S. Advocacy Skills, Canadian StyleCarl L. Solomon, SC
Robyn L. Wishart, BC
Saturday, July 7, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Nursing Homes Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Rooms 402-403

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Holly Mosher, NY


8:40am-9:10am Picking the Right Elder Abuse Case Every TimeLesley Ann Clement, CA
9:10am-9:55am Admissibility of Cost Reports: Newest Developments and Pitfalls from the TrenchesCamille Godwin, GA
9:55am-10:25am Cost Reports and How to Present Cost Report Evidence at TrialRobert W. Johnson, CA
10:25am-11:10am Find the One Thing: Making Your Case Simpler, But BetterEdward Robertson III, KS
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, SC
3:00pm-3:45pm Depositions Are Trial: Preparing for and Deposing the Audit Trail Corporate RepresentativeKimberly A. Valentine, CA
3:45pm-4:30pm Winning the Appeal in TrialValerie McGinty, CA
4:30pm-5:15pm Creating a Winning Visual StrategyMichael Brusca, NJ
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, GA
Marion Munley, PA


8:40am-9:10am Power Tools for Juror Decision-Making: Visual Sequence for Settlement and TrialAndrew Young, OH
9:10am-9:40am Litigation Plan and Strategy in Truck Cases--How Not to Chase Two RabbitsValerie A. Yarashus, MA
9:40am-10:10am It's About the Company: Holding the Trucking Company Accountable for FMCSR ViolationsMichael Cowen, TX
10:10am-10:40am Telematics--The New FrontierPeter Kestner, MN
10:40am-11:10am Winning Your Case Through DepositionsNeil O'Donnell, PA
11:10am-11:40am Dealing with Defense Pre-Trial and Trial TacticsWilliam Hugh McAngus Jr., SC
2:00pm-2:30pm Mediation and Negotiation Strategy in Truck CasesJeanmarie Whalen, FL
2:30pm-3:00pm The Future Is Now--The State of Autonomous TrucksMorgan G. Adams, TN
3:00pm-3:30pm All That Glitters Is Not Gold--Dealing with Expert WitnessesSudhir Patel, PA
3:30pm-4:00pm Powerful Closing Arguments in Truck CasesJ. Jude Basile, CA
4:00pm-4:30pm What Every Personal Injury Lawyer Should Know About Handling Bus Crash CasesKatherine Harvey-Lee, CA
4:30pm-5:00pm Deposing the Safety Director in a Bus Case: What You Need to KnowRobert L. Collins, TX
Saturday, July 7, 2018
 9:00am-10:40am
Sexual Assault Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 301

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Jennifer Lipinski, FL


9:10am-9:40am Holding Doctors AccountableJessica Pride, CA
9:40am-10:10am Starting a Sexual Assault PracticeMelissa Hague, PA
10:10am-10:40am Sexual Assault of Students and AthletesKimberly Dougherty, MA
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, NM


2:05pm-2:50pm Views from the BenchAlan C. Torgerson, NM
2:50pm-3:15pm Hot Topics in Settling Your FTCA CaseTom Jacob, TX
3:15pm-3:40pm Federal Funding for Federal Clinics--FTCA IssuesHoward Richman, NY
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, PA


2:10pm-2:55pm Neurological DisordersJoanna L. Suyes, VA
2:55pm-3:40pm Mental DisordersFrancesca Zeltmann, NY
3:40pm-4:10pm Musculoskeletal DisordersMark Zakhvatayev, FL
4:10pm-5:10pm Ethics: Social Security Evidence Rules and Regulations and the Complicated Nature of Collecting Treating Physician OpinionsJoni Beth Bailey, IL
Saturday, July 7, 2018
 2:00pm-5:30pm
Asbestos Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Jackalyn Olinger Rochelle, MO


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, SC
3:25pm-4:00pm Defense Experts: The Continued Challenges We Face with Defense Experts and Their Litigation-Driven Doubt ScienceGary M. DiMuzio, VA
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, IL
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, CA


2:10pm-2:40pm Enforceability of Class Action Waivers and ArbitrationR. Joseph Barton, DC
2:40pm-3:10pm Preparing Your Appellate StrategyAdam Hansen, MN
3:10pm-3:40pm Settlement Do's and Don'tsKathleen M. Neary, NE
3:40pm-4:10pm Challenging Individual Releases Made During the Pendency of a Class ActionAnne B. Shaver, CA
4:10pm-4:40pm Navigating Individual Cases Post-Decertification or in ArbitrationSally Abrahamson, DC
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, NY


3:40pm-3:50pm Overview of Qui Tam LitigationCaitlyn Silhan, TX
3:50pm-4:25pm Interviewing a Potential RelatorJason Brown, NJ
Cory Fein, TX
4:25pm-5:00pm Qui Tam Practice Under the Current AdministrationLexi Hazam, CA
Audrey Schechter, FL
Sunday, July 8, 2018
 7:00am-8:10am
Early Morning CLE Program

Room: Room 404

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Heidi DiLorenzo, AL


7:00am-8:10am Finding Balance in the Practice of LawDavid R Bossart, ND
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, VT


8:40am-9:40am Using Moral PsychologyGregory S. Cusimano, AL
David A Wenner, AZ
9:40am-10:00am Jury Research: Focus Groups--Finding the Moral Tone That Resonates with JurorsJeffrey D. Boyd, WA
10:00am-10:20am Jury Research: Written and Digital SurveysRichard A. Jenson, TX
10:20am-10:40am Jury Selection: Voir DireDiandra Sima Debrosse Zimmermann, AL
10:40am-11:00am Jury Selection: Supplemental Jury QuestionnairesPatricia F. Kuehn, IL
11:00am-11:20am Reaching Millennial JurorsZachary M. Mandell, RI
11:20am-11:40am Opening Statement: Appealing to Jurors Across the Political SpectrumKenneth Luke Connor, SC
11:40am-12:00pm Direct Examination of the ClientNavan Ward Jr., GA
2:00pm-2:20pm Presentation of Exhibits
2:20pm-2:40pm Empowering a Fractured Jury to Do Justice Through Rebuttal ClosingRandi McGinn, NM
2:40pm-3:00pm Cross-Examination of a Crash ReconstructionistJames Gilbert, CO
3:00pm-3:20pm Cross-Examination of a Products Liability ExpertRobert Langdon, MO
3:20pm-3:40pm Closing Argument - Opening SegmentAshley Fournet, GA
3:40pm-4:00pm Cross-Examination of the Defendant in a Medical Malpractice CaseJim Leventhal, CO
4:00pm-5:00pm Pound Institute Twiggs Lecture: The Juror's Oath, the Imperative of Equality, and Judicial CorrectivenessAndre M. Davis, MD
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, TN


8:40am-9:25am Panel: Getting the Most Out of Your TeamEric Gibbs, CA
Annika K Martin, NY
Kristen Sagafi, CA
9:25am-9:55am Panel: The Current and Future Landscape of Class Actions--Emerging CasesPaul Bland Jr., DC
Kenneth Byrd, TN
9:55am-10:20am Supreme Court Update
10:20am-10:40am Update to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Rule 23Zachary Wool, LA
10:40am-11:40am Panel: Ethics of Class Action SettlementsDawn Barrios, LA
Stephen Herman, LA
Beth Terrell, WA
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, CO
9:40am-10:10am The Intravenous Needle Stick and CRPSCarolynn Cassutt, RN, CO
10:10am-10:40am Cross-Examination of the Defense Medical Expert in CRPS CasesR. Steven Shisler, PA
10:40am-11:10am Preparing Client for Depositions and Defense Medical Exams in CRPS Cases
11:10am-11:40am CRPS Case AnalysisMarc P Weingarten, PA
Sunday, July 8, 2018
 8:30am-12:00pm
International Practice Section CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Karina Shreefer, KS


8:40am-9:40am Retiring Forum Non ConveniensJustin T Green, NY
9:40am-10:40am Establishing Jurisdiction by ContractMegan Wolfe Benett, NY
John Vail, DC
10:40am-11:40am Liability for Modern Day SlaveryClare Campbell
Warren Collins
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 Walker, VA
O. Mark Zamora, GA


8:40am-9:10am Cybersecurity in Your Small PracticeJavier Herrera, TX
9:10am-9:40am Litigating a Multi-Month Trial While Operating a Small OfficeCade Parian, GA
9:40am-10:10am Hanging Your Own Shingle: The Basics of Starting Your Own PracticeCarla Aikens, MI
10:10am-10:40am How a Small Firm Handles Mass Tort MattersChristopher Paul Welsh, NE
10:40am-11:10am Case (De)selection: Maximizing Your Bottom Line by Saying No at IntakeN. John Bey, GA
11:10am-11:40am Diversity on the Trial TeamKimberly Dougherty, MA
11:40am-12:10pm Communicating with the Jury Using Low Tech PresentationJay A Urban, WI
2:00pm-2:30pm Taking on Large Corporations During Discovery and TrialMichael A. Prieto, GA
2:30pm-3:00pm Finding Success by Narrowing Your FocusRick Barrera, TX
3:00pm-3:30pm How a Law Practice Evolves and Thrives in a Small CommunityFrederick W Schultz, IN
3:30pm-4:00pm Managing and Building Your Firm's ReputationCarl L. Solomon, SC
4:00pm-4:30pm Using Psychodrama, Non-Verbal Communication, and High-End Film Production in "Bet the Company" LitigationJoey James, AL
Sunday, July 8, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee CLE Program

Room: Room 303

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Thomas Dempsey, CA


8:40am-9:40am Panel: Logistical Considerations and Extraordinary Circumstances When Undertaking Foreign DepositionsRichard D. Hailey, IN
Anthony Tarricone, MA
9:40am-10:25am Video Conferencing and DepositionsRobert Pottroff, KS
10:25am-10:55am Effectively Taking Difficult Medical Expert DepositionsDorothy Clay Sims, FL
10:55am-11:25am Precautionary Measures to Take When You Expect a Difficult DepositionEdward G. Willer, IL
2:00pm-2:30pm Considerations When Conducting Depositions for Trucking CasesSteven Laird, TX
2:30pm-3:15pm Considerations When Conducting Depositions for Medical Negligence CasesJim Leventhal, CO
Isobel S Thomas, CO
3:15pm-3:45pm Considerations When Conducting Expert Depositions in High Damage CasesMurray Ogborn, CO
3:45pm-4:15pm Considerations When Conducting Depositions for Automotive CasesDonald H Slavik, CO
4:15pm-4:45pm Representing Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Strategies and LandminesJohn Leighton, FL
4:45pm-5:15pm Ethical Considerations in Depositions When You Know Your Client Is LyingMary Beth Ramey, IN
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, NV


8:40am-9:25am Theme, Voir Dire, Opening in TBI CasesRobert L. Collins, TX
9:25am-10:10am Direct Sequencing of Witnesses in the TBI CaseJohn (Jack) H. Hickey, FL
10:10am-10:40am Admissible Evidence and Exhibits in the TBI CaseRandall Rozek, WI
10:40am-11:10am Cross-Examination of Medical and Psychological ExpertsSteven M. Gursten, MI
11:10am-11:55am Dealing with the Wintermark/White Paper Attack on DTIAndrew Abraham, MA
2:00pm-2:45pm Cross-Examination of Damage ExpertsDavid Ransin, MO
2:45pm-3:30pm ClosingStephen M Smith, VA
3:30pm-4:15pm Malingering, Effort, and Secondary Gain Issues and DefensesDorothy Clay Sims, FL
4:15pm-4:45pm Life Care Plan Damages in the TBI CaseDaniel J Buba, IN
4:45pm-5:30pm Past and Future Loss of Earnings, Reduction in Value of Life Damages in the TBI CaseAnthony Gamboa, TN
Enrique N. Vega, CA
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, FL


2:10pm-2:55pm identifying ERISA Claims in Your Auto CaseEric Buchanan, TN
John V. Tucker, FL
2:55pm-3:40pm Hot Topics in ERISA LitigationDavid H Abney, KY
Glenn R. Kantor, CA
Sunday, July 8, 2018
 2:00pm-3:30pm
Inadequate Security Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 404

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Daniel Chamberlain, IN


2:10pm-2:40pm Identifying the Target Defendant in a Violent Crime CaseMichael Neff, GA
2:40pm-3:10pm Straddling the Criminal and Civil Fence: Litigating Security Cases While Working with the Criminal Justice SystemAllegra Carpenter, NM
3:10pm-3:40pm Beyond the Shooter: Litigating Mass Shooting Cases in AmericaJohn Leighton, FL
Sunday, July 8, 2018
 2:00pm-3:30pm
International Relations Committee CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Kathleen L. Nastri, CT


2:10pm-3:30pm Panel: Advocating for Human Rights Around the GlobeBenan Molu
Ayo Obe
Waikwa Wanyoike
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, CA


2:05pm-2:30pm Personal Jurisdiction Post-Bristol-Myers Squibb: All Is Not Lost (Yet)Lori Andrus, CA
William Wylie Blair, MO
Munir Meghjee, MN
2:30pm-2:55pm The New Normal: Bifurcation of Causation and Liability in Mass Tort Cases and What To Do About ItBehram Parekh, CA
Aimee Wagstaff, CO
Gary Wilson, MN
2:55pm-3:20pm Current Issues in Environmental and Toxic Tort CasesRobin Greenwald, NY
Kevin S. Hannon, CO
Hadley L. Matarazzo, NY
Robert J. Nelson, CA
3:20pm-3:45pm Daubert UpdateBill Cash III, FL
Lexi Hazam, CA
Stephanie O'Connor, NY
3:45pm-4:00pm Emerging Litigation: Hernia MeshAdam Evans
Jonathan D Orent
4:00pm-4:15pm Emerging Litigation: TaxotereKyle Bachus, CO
Karen Menzies, CA
4:15pm-4:30pm Emerging Litigation: TalcDanielle Mason, AL
4:30pm-4:45pm Emerging Litigation: AbilifyMarlene Goldenberg, MN
4:45pm-5:00pm Emerging Litigation: IVC Filters
5:00pm-5:15pm Emerging Litigation: ViagraKristian Rasmussen, AL
Monday, July 9, 2018
 6:30am-8:00am
Litigation at Sunrise Part I

Room: Room 404

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Casey Johnson, CA


6:40am-6:50am Torts in Tribal CountryTheodore William Barudin, NM
6:50am-7:00am Cyberthreats to Law FirmsShelly Ann Sanford, TX
7:00am-7:10am Accessing Archived Information: Harnessing the Power of the Social Media FootprintJonathan Lomurro, NJ
7:10am-7:20am 10 Tips for a Successful Rule 26 Expert ReportLeslie W O'Leary, OR
7:20am-7:30am Demystifying Privilege ClaimsPeggy Wedgworth, NY
7:30am-7:40am Advocacy Beyond Litigation: A Client's PerspectiveKim Witczak, MN
7:40am-7:50am Gadolinium Deposition DiseaseTodd Walburg, CA
7:50am-8:00am ParagardDerek Braslow, PA
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, VA


8:40am-9:25am Focus Groups: How to Test the MessageKenneth Levinson, IL
9:25am-10:10am Using Focus Group Feedback to Shape Trial StrategyPhillip H. Miller, TN
10:10am-10:55am Think Through the Case: What Would You Like to Accomplish?William Lightfoot, DC
10:55am-11:40am Plot a Discovery Plan and Establish Witness GoalsErik Heninger, AL
2:00pm-2:45pm Focusing on Rules Early in Discovery
2:00pm-2:45pm Identifying Rules During Discovery TimeJohn (Jack) H. Hickey, FL
2:45pm-3:30pm Discovery in the Digital AgeAriana J Tadler, NY
3:30pm-4:15pm How to Handle Obstruction During DiscoveryDanielle Mason, AL
4:15pm-5:00pm Discovery Strategies for Complex Litigation and Streamlining Document Intensive CasesJeffrey B. Killino, PA
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, AL
9:00am-9:20am Representing Athletes in Financial Fraud CasesEugene R. Egdorf, TX
9:20am-9:40am Big Banks, Big Data, and Big Money Litigation
9:40am-10:00am Cross-Border Antitrust LitigationRonald Podolny, ON
10:00am-10:20am Arbitration Rules for Commercial ContractsRyan Donovan, WV
10:20am-10:40am Implementation of New Fiduciary Rule for Securities: Stock Broker Fiduciary RuleKirk Reasonover, LA
10:40am-11:00am Secondary Liability for Investment Fraud and Ponzi SchemesLydia Floyd, OH
Alan L. Rosca, OH
11:00am-11:20am How to Prepare for Discovery in Deposition and Trial of Business TortsO. Mark Zamora, GA
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, IL
9:40am-10:25am FELA Appellate Practice
10:25am-10:55am Current Topics in Medicare, Private Lien Resolution, and Other Insurance SubrogationColleen Blinkoff, NY
10:55am-11:40am Current Topics in Railroad Crossing Litigation: A Panel DiscussionJose M. Bautista, MO
Thomas Jones, MO
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, CO
9:10am-9:40am Bad Faith Claims--When Do They Arise and Who Is Liable?Richard Langerman, AZ
9:40am-10:10am Bad Faith from an Expert's PerspectiveJohn Kezer, CO
10:10am-10:50am Non-Traditional Forms of Insurance Companies and How to Hold Them Accountable for Unfair/Illegal Claim-HandlingMichael N. Poli, AZ
10:50am-11:30am Claims Management SoftwareSara A. McClain, CA
11:30am-12:10pm Institutional Bad Faith: What Is It and How Do You Prove It?Michael L Cohen, CA
2:00pm-2:30pm Common Insurance Discovery Sources and StrategiesPatrick Leverty, NV
2:30pm-3:10pm Deposing the Insurer and Its AdjustersEdward Eshoo Jr., IL
3:10pm-3:40pm Leveraging Pre- and Post-Judgment StipulationsMichal Meiler, FL
3:40pm-4:20pm Before You File--How to Identify, Develop, and Prepare for Insurer Bad Faith Pre-SuitKurt Zaner, CO
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, CA
Javier Herrera, TX


8:40am-9:10am Advocating for Foster ChildrenMegan O'Connor, IL
9:10am-9:40am Practice Tips in Criminal Law and Police Abuse LitigationAdam Langino, FL
9:40am-10:10am Practice Tips on Litigating Police Abuse Allegations in Personal Injury ActionsChristopher H. Fitzgerald, NY
10:10am-10:40am Obstacles in the MIrror Can Be Closer Than They Seem: Watching for New Roadblocks to Vindicating Civil RightsRobert Peck, DC
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, PA
11:10am-11:40am Defending Against Malicious Prosecution
2:00pm-2:30pm Ethical Considerations in Marketing to Minority and Police Abuse ClientsTad Thomas, KY
2:30pm-3:10pm Voir Dire in a #MeToo WorldEric Romano, FL
3:10pm-3:40pm Proving Damages in a Police Misconduct CaseVernon Johnson, MI
3:40pm-4:10pm TBDW. Harold Flowers Jr., CO
4:10pm-4:50pm Piercing the "Cover-Up"--Holding the Municipality and Police Accountable for Officer MisconductLaura Ives, NM
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, DC


8:40am-9:25am The Future of Motor Vehicle LitigationSteven M. Gursten, MI
Daniel Hinkle, DC
9:25am-10:10am Successfully Deposing the Defense Medical ExaminerBryan Roberts, NJ
10:10am-10:40am Implementing Focus Groups for Discovery PlansKenneth Levinson, IL
10:40am-11:10am Initial Intake StepsFaith Morse, OR
11:10am-11:40am Ethical Considerations When Dealing with Social MediaJennifer Leonhardt Ojeda, GA
11:40am-12:00pm Telling Your Client's Story in the "Routine" Auto CaseBenjamin Cloward, NV
2:00pm-2:45pm Identifying the Hidden DefendantNicholas Johnson, FL
2:45pm-3:30pm Using Personal Technology to Build Damages and LiabilityKatherine Allen
3:30pm-4:00pm How to Deal with Multiple Collisions in Short SuccessionDiane L. Cardoso, NJ
4:00pm-4:30pm Evaluating Standards for Collision ReconstructionistsDavid Knight, FL
Monday, July 9, 2018
 9:00am-11:00am
Family Law Section/LGBT Caucus CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Laurel Halbany, CA


9:10am-9:55am Consequences of Underage MarriageElliott A. Alman, MD
9:55am-10:40am How Bias Can Affect Clients in the CourtroomAmanda Heins, SC
Monday, July 9, 2018
 2:00pm-3:30pm
Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 302

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Katie Hubbard, IL


2:10pm-2:40pm Identifying Damages in Spinal Cord Injury CasesWarren Collins
2:40pm-3:10pm Epidemiology and Life Expectancy in Spinal Cord Injury CasesMichael Freeman, OR
3:10pm-3:40pm Telling the Plaintiff's StoryRobert D. Bohm, WA
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 6:30am-8:10am
Litigation at Sunrise Part II

Room: Room 404

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Tiffany R. Ellis, MI


6:40am-6:50am How to Handle Jury Gender BiasHolly Dolejsi, MN
6:50am-7:00am The Nuts and Bolts of a False Claims CaseLeslie Pescia, AL
7:00am-7:10am Communications Decency Act and Website ImmunitySin-Ting Liu, CA
7:10am-7:20am Qualified ImmunityJennifer Bennett, CA
7:20am-7:30am Online Focus GroupsJohn Campbell, CO
7:30am-7:40am Navigating Consumer Bankruptcy in Personal Injury CasesLindsey Craig, MD
7:40am-7:50am Compassion and Dignity When Declining to Represent a Potential ClientDevin C. McNulty, TX
7:50am-8:00am Risk Management for Plaintiff Attorneys
8:00am-8:10am Fact Depositions: When Is It Too Much?Karen Beyea-Schroeder, TX
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 Greenblatt, CO


8:40am-9:25am From Hostage to Hero: Four Persuasion Strategies to Entice Jurors to Willingly Join Your TeamSari de la Motte, OR
9:25am-10:10am How to Construct the Story Arc of TrialT. Metier, CO
10:10am-10:55am Telling the Story and the Importance of Rhetorical Devices and TechniquesRuss Herman, LA
10:55am-11:40am How to Catch and Keep the Jury's AttentionAlan Blumenfeld, CA
2:00pm-2:45pm Producing Memorable Moments for the JuryRobert F. Dicello, OH
2:45pm-3:30pm Create Compelling Visuals to Tell the StoryLarry R Rogers Jr., IL
3:30pm-4:15pm Witness Preparation: Empowering Witnesses as StorytellersKatherine James, CA
4:15pm-5:00pm The Art of Closing ArgumentCarl L. Solomon, SC
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 8:30am-12:00pm
Aviation Law Section CLE Program

Room: Room 304

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Lea P. Bucciero, FL


8:40am-9:25am Legal Updates and Challenges in Aviation LitigationDayron Silverio, FL
9:25am-10:10am Establishing Liability and Early Resolution of Aviation LitigationColin A. Sommer, CO
10:10am-10:55am Using Safety Management Systems (SMS) to Establish LiabilityJames Brauchle, SC
10:55am-11:40am Litigating Aviation Cases Involving Military AircraftIlyas Akbari, CA
Timothy A Loranger, CA
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, GA


8:40am-9:25am The Efficacy of Medical Marijuana in Chronic Pain ManagementAlan Shackelford, CO
9:25am-10:10am The Interplay Between OSHA and Workers' Compensation ClaimsJohn Olaechea, CO
10:10am-10:55am A Comparison of the Laws of Various States in Significant AreasMichael C Duff, WY
10:55am-11:40am Deposing the Medical ExpertHolly Portier, GA
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Products Liability Section CLE Program

Room: Room 301

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

David L Kwass, PA


8:40am-9:10am Driverless VehiclesDonald H Slavik, CO
9:10am-9:40am Guardrail DefectsTheodore Leopold, FL
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, TX
10:10am-10:40am When Safety Features are OptionalMichael Warshauer, GA
10:40am-11:10am Update on Tire DefectsRichard D. Morrison, AL
11:10am-11:40am Representing Children in Products Liability CasesMichael G. Phelan Sr., VA
2:00pm-3:00pm Ethical Considerations of Confidentiality in Discovery and SettlementsGeorge McLaughlin, CO
Michael Warshauer, GA
3:00pm-3:30pm Technology Use in Focus Groups and Jury SelectionCarol Bauss, CA
3:30pm-4:00pm Technology in BiomechanicsJamie Williams, PA
4:00pm-4:30pm Technology at Trial in a Products Liability CaseJavier Herrera, TX
4:30pm-5:00pm Update on Jurisdiction After Bristol-Myers SquibbAnne Dieruf, CO
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 8:30am-5:30pm
Professional Negligence Section CLE Program

Room: Rooms 402-403

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Ryan Prochaska, KS


8:40am-9:20am Proving Your Case in Opening StatementBradley Prochaska, KS
9:20am-10:00am Practical Application of Electronic Medical Records for TrialSam Elbert, CO
Don Hanson, CO
James E Puga, CO
10:00am-10:30am Affordable Care Act in the Post-Obama EraEmily Grace Thomas, MI
10:30am-11:00am Present Value of Economic LossGene Trevino, TX
11:00am-11:30am Finding Damages Through Every WitnessJ. Jude Basile, CA
11:30am-12:00pm Avoiding Ethical Missteps in Promoting Your FirmMicah Buchdahl, NJ
2:00pm-3:00pm Avoiding Legal Malpractice at TrialDavid L. Wikstrom, NJ
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, NM
3:25pm-3:55pm Cross-Examination of the DefendantPaul Casi II, KY
3:55pm-4:25pm Cross-Examination of the Defense ExpertBrian McKeen, MI
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
 9:00am-10:30am
Opioids Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 404

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

J. Burton LeBlanc, LA


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, NY
10:10am-10:40am Roadmap: Finding a Pathway to a Solution to the Opiate EpidemicJoseph F. Rice, SC
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, FL
2:40pm-3:10pm Survey of Ski Law: Unique Problems and Solutions in Ski Resort and Co-participant CasesChristopher Koupal, CO
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, FL

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