Sponsored by the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association You Go Girl! Women in the Courtroom IV: Empathy & Empowerment Friday, August 24, 2012 S. Carolyn Ramos, Program Chair Jewish Community Center 5520 Wyoming Blvd., NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 5.0 General, 1.0 Ethics/Professionalism MCLE Credits Register online at www.nmdla.org Thank you to our sponsors... Luncheon sponsored by Trambley’s Court Reporting Wine tasting sponsored by Butt Thornton & Baehr PC YOU GO GIRL! YOU GO GIRL! Women in the Courtroom Power Lessons for the Female Litigator Women in the Courtroom IV:IV: Empathy and Empowerment Course Description Back by popular demand! The New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association proudly presents Part IV of “Power Lessons for the Female Litigator” a dynamic seminar designed for New Mexico lawyers. This seminar will enhance the skills of all female attorneys as they work together to represent their clients, advance in their firms, agencies, offices and beyond. It is designed for women who want to refine their skills and gain practical, diverse perspectives on balance, ambition and achievement. The seminar addresses the unique challenges women face in the practice of law and offers an alternative model for success, based on our distinctive communication styles and personalities. It is also an opportunity to network with other accomplished women lawyers. Law firm managers and clients who want to recruit and retain talented female attorneys are also encouraged to attend. Schedule 8:00 ‐ 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 ‐ 10:00 What Makes Juries Listen? How to Select, Relate to and Engage Your Jury JoAnn Erikson, Decisions Won 10:00‐11:00 My boss just friended me! Social Media in Employment and Other Litigation Agnes Fuentevilla Padilla, Butt Thornton & Baehr PC 11:00 ‐ 11:15 BREAK 11:15 ‐ 12:15 The Confidence Gap: Searching for Women’s Power in Law and Leadership Honorable Linda M. Vanzi, New Mexico Court of Appeals and Honorable Wendy E. York, Sheehan & Sheehan, PA 12:15‐1:00 LUNCH (provided) “Gentlemen, are you ready to proceed?” Power Lunch with Sarah Bradley Sponsored by Trambley’s Court Reporting 1:00 ‐ 2:00 Making it Rain: Building, Maintaining and Preserving the Client Relationship During the Stress of Litigation Mary M. Behm, Keleher & McLeod, PA 2:00 ‐ 3:00 Not Your Mama’s Coverage Class: Hot Topics in Insurance Law Meena H. Allen, Simone Roberts and Weiss, PC 3:00 ‐ 4:00 Objection! I don’t wanna give you that: Ethical Considerations in Discovery and in the Courtroom Moderator: Lara White Davis, Rammelkamp Muehlenweg & Cordova, PA Panelists: Honorable Karen B. Molzen, Chief Magistrate Judge, United States District Court; Honorable Briana Zamora, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court; Deborah E. Mann, Bannerman & Johnson, PA; and Lisa Chavez Ortega, Rodey Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, PA. 4:00 ‐ 6:00 Wine Tasting Reception Sponsored by Butt Thornton & Baehr PC YOU GO GIRL! Women in the Courtroom IV: Empathy and Empowerment Esteemed Participating Judges Honorable Karen B. Molzen, Chief Magistrate Judge, United States District Court Honorable Linda M. Vanzi, New Mexico Court of Appeals Honorable Wendy E. York (Ret.), Sheehan & Sheehan, PA Honorable Briana Zamora, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Featured Speakers Sarah M. Bradley, Esq. began her distinguished career as a trial lawyer after graduating from UNM School of Law in 1972 and clerking with the Honorable Edwin L. Mechem. She tried solo 37 civil jury trials in the following 6 years. In 1980 she and Gordon McCulloch formed Bradley & McCulloch believed to be the first insurance defense firm with a woman as a named partner. In 2000, Sarah was presented the Distinguished Achievement Award by the UNM School of Law and in 2007 she was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association. After practicing law for almost 30 years and having tried 70 jury trials to conclusion as first chair, Sarah and her partner closed the firm at the end of 1999. She now spends her time traveling, conducting mediations, shooting competitively, and dancing tango. JoAnn Erikson is a jury and litigation consultant who concentrates her practice in jury selection as well as conducting and moderating focus groups and mock trials. With over 30 years’ experience in the legal profession, Ms. Erikson has been involved in jury selection in hundreds of trials throughout New Mexico, Colorado, Texas & California (98% resulted in favorable verdicts for her clients). In addition, Ms. Erikson participates in all aspects of witness preparation for depositions as well as trials. Having conducted hundreds of post‐trial juror interviews, Ms. Erikson has a thorough knowledge of juror biases, likes and dislikes. As part of the jury selection process, Ms. Erikson does an extensive amount of work on preparing appropriate voir dire questions to identify and remove jurors likely biased against a given case/client, and most importantly developing ways to avoid exposing jurors most favorable to her client. Mary Behm, Esq. is a Shareholder and member of the Executive Committee at Keleher & McLeod, PA where she represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including health law, products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, long term care defense and bad faith cases. Agnes Fuentevilla Padilla, Esq. is a Shareholder and officer at Butt Thornton & Baehr PC where she represents employers in all types of employment matters, providing counsel, advice and training in the areas of hiring, firing, discipline and investigations. She also defends employers against charges brought before federal and state agencies and in federal and state courts. Meena H. Allen, Esq. is a partner at Simone, Roberts & Weiss, PA, was born in Madras, India, educated in India, Japan and the US and admitted to the bar in 2003, US District Court, District of New Mexico; US Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit; Navajo Nation, Hopi Bar and other Tribal Courts. She focuses her practices in the areas of insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice and Native American law. Lara White Davis, Esq. of Rammelkamp, Muehlenweg & Cordova, PA, represents individual and corporate clients in civil litigation including, professional liability claims, contract disputes, and the combination of tort claims implicating the indemnity provisions of business agreements. Outside litigation, she also represents clients with needs in administrative actions, regulatory compliance, licensing matters and insurance coverage issues. Deborah E. Mann, Esq. of Bannerman & Johnson, PA represents clients on institutional and professional malpractice, health law, and insurance defense matters, as well as periodically serving as a mediator in a variety of civil disputes. In healthcare, she has represented hospitals, nursing homes, residential treatment centers, and individual healthcare providers in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Lisa Chavez Ortega, Esq. is a director in the Albuquerque office of Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, PA. She practices in the Litigation Department with an emphasis in the areas of products liability, personal injury defense and insurance defense litigation. Her experience also includes insurance bad faith litigation. She has been named a “Rising Star” in the 2012 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers for her experience in personal injury defense. 2012 CLE Calendar NMDLA Annual Meeting / Friday, October 5, 2012 / Hotel Andaluz Advanced Trial Practice / Thursday, November 29, 2012 / State Bar Center Auditorium Annual Civil Rights Seminar / Friday, December 7, 2012 / Jewish Community Center R E G I S T R AT I O N YOU GO GIRL! Women in the Courtroom IV: Empathy and Empowerment You may register by returning the form below or register online at www.nmdla.org Name: ___________________________________ Firm: _________________________________________ Address: __________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: _________________________________________ Registration Fees: ❑ $169 DLA Members ❑ $199 Non‐Members ❑ $129 Gov’t/Staff Attorneys ❑ $99 Adjusters and Law Clerks ❑ $0 Judges/Law Students ❑ Check ❑ MasterCard ❑ Visa ❑ Purchase Order Credit Card No. _______________________________________CID Code ___________ Expires __________ Billing Address with Zip Code ________________________________________________________________ Name on Card _______________________________________ Signature ________________________________________________________________________________ Send Payment with form to: NMDLA P.O. 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