Civil Litigation


 

36th Annual National CLE & Ski Conference

January 2-6, 2019

The Westin Snowmass Resort, 100 Elbert Lane, Snowmass Village, CO 

 

Program Agenda: Civil Litigation

 

Program Chair:

 

Jennifer (Ginger) Busby, Burr & Forman LLP, Birmingham, AL

 

Co-sponsored by the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

 

  • Polish Your Litigation, Presentation and Courtroom Skills and Techniques in a Unique Educational Environment
  • Interact with and Hear Experts Address Cybersecurity, Media Liability Exposures and Insurance, Managing Difficult Conversations with Clients, Opposing Counsel, Mediators or Partners, Litigation Funding, Cross Exam of the Opposing Expert, and Representing a Client in the Media Spotlight
  • Gain Insights on the Latest Regarding Use of Technology in Practice, Discovery and Trial, Anti-Discrimination Law versus Religious Accommodation after Masterpiece Cakeshop, and Cannabis

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

 

3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Registration

 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Cybersecurity — What You Must Know!

Andrea L. DeField, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Miami, FL

 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Media Liability Exposures — Is There Insurance for That?

Michelle Worrall Tilton, Principal, Media Risk Consultants, LLC, Shawnee Mission, KS

 

 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

 

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Prepared or Not Prepared — You be the Judge

Jennifer “Ginger” Busby, Burr & Forman LLP, Birmingham, AL

John R. Tarpley, Lewis Thomason, Nashville, TN

 

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Plenary Session – Much More Fun with Ethics at the Movies!

Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel, VT

 

6:30 p.m.

Wine Reception

 

Friday, January 4, 2019

 

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Communicating with In-house Counsel: What Do They Want to Know and How Do They Want to Hear It?

Rik S. Tozzi, Burr & Forman LLP, Birmingham, AL moderates a panel of in-house counsel.

 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

How to Manage Difficult Conversations (with clients, opposing counsel, mediators, or partners)

Cheryl Niro, Chicago, IL

 

3:20 – 4:20 p.m.

Bonus Plenary Session – CTE and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: An Update and a Litigator’s Protocol

Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel, VT

 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Litigation Funding: Ethical and Practical Issues

Laurence Z. (Larry) Shiekman, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia, PA

 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Technology Tips for Trial Lawyers to Use in Practice, Discovery and Trial

Justin S. Kahn, Kahn Law Firm LLP, Charleston, SC

 

Saturday, January 5, 2019

 

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Anti-Discrimination Laws versus Religious Accommodation: The Landscape After Masterpiece Cakeshop

Steven T. Collis, Holland & Hart LLP, Greenwood Village, CO, Adjunct Professor and Author

Michael S. Beaver, Holland & Hart LLP, Greenwood Village, CO

 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Cross Exam of the Opposing Expert — When to Press and When to Fold

Stephan C. Kremer, Reminger, Attorneys at Law, Akron, OH

Patrick Kasson, Reminger, Attorneys at Law, Columbus, OH

 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The Millennial Juror – Friend or Foe?

Marygrace J. Schaeffer, Senior Vice President, DecisionQuest, Minneapolis, MN

Michael W. Drumke, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Chicago, IL

Adam H. Doeringer, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Chicago, IL

 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Representing a Client in the Media Spotlight

Madeline J. Meacham, Halpern Meacham, LLC, Boulder, CO

 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

 

PLENARY SESSIONS

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Cyber-Rights and Cyber-Wrongs: Legal Ethics in a Digital Age

Sherman W. Kahn, Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP, New York, NY

Joseph V. DeMarco, DeVore and DeMarco LLP, New York, NY

 

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