Annual Tort Law Update by xpr28091


									                                                                        800 Fi�h Avenue, Suite 4141

                                                                             Sea�le, WA 98104
Aaron V. Rocke          practices with the Rocke Law Group, PLLC.
His practice emphases are in employment practices liability,
commercial litigation, and personal injury claims. He has been
faculty for continuing legal education seminars on trial skills. He
has been named Rising Star for several years by Washington Law                                                                       Proudly Presents
& Politics. He has taught trial techniques to law students at the

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University of Washington and as an adjunct professor at Seattle
University School of Law. He also serves on the Washington State
Bar Association’s Bar Examiners Committee and King County Bar
Association’s Judicial Screening Committee.
             UPCOMING EVENTS
                                                                                                            Washington State Convention &
                                                                                                                                                    December 11, 2009
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February                                                                                                                     attorneys in the business discuss
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                                                                                                                             important developments in general
April                                                                                                                        tort law and practice areas. Hear the
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 22          Event - Judicial Reception - Spokane
                                                                                                                             latest theories on defending cases
May                                                                                                                          and general defense trial practice.
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                PROGRAM                                                                         R E G I S T R AT I O N                                                          APPLICATION FOR W D T L M E M B E R S H I P
8:00 – 8:25     Registration                                             Register Online:                                                      Name: ____________________________________________________________________________
                Continental Breakfast will be served                                                                                                                 Firm Name ________________________________________________________________________
                                                                         Register by Mail:           Mail form below to:                                             Firm Address: ______________________________________________________________________
8:25 - 8:30     Opening Remarks                                                                      Washington Defense Trial Lawyers                                City:_________________________ State:_______ Zip:____________
                                                                                                     Attention: David Penrose                                        Work Phone:(____)_____________Fax:(____)______________E-mail Address: _________________
8:30 - 9:20     Seeing the Forest through the Trees: A Practical                                     4141 Agate Road                                                 State academic degrees, year of graduation and school: __________________________________
                Guide for Case Strategy Development                                                  Bellingham, WA 98226-8745                                       __________________________________________________________________________________
                Jill Schmid, PhD, Tsongas Litigation Consulting, Inc.                                Please make checks payable to:                                  WSBA Bar # for CLE records:________Year of Admission to WA Bar: ______ OSBA Bar # _________
                                                                                                     Washington Defense Trial Lawyers                                Legislative District: ______ (To find your legislative district go to:
9:20 - 9:55     Electronic Evidence                                                                                                                                  Were you referred to WDTL? Please name: ______________________________________________
                Mark D. Walters , Walters Law Firm PLLC                  Register by Fax:            Fax form with credit card payment to: 206.202.3776
                                                                                                                                                                     I would like to join the following sections:
9:55 - 10:10    Break                                                    Registration Fee:           Fee includes written materials & continental breakfast          ___Asbestos/Toxic Torts___Commercial Lit.___Construction ___Employment ___Govt. Liability
                                                                                                                                                                     ___In-House Counsel ___Insurance ____ Maritime ____Product Liability___ Professional Liability
                                                                                                     WDTL Member                        $175.00                      ___Workers’ Comp.
10:10 - 11:00   Effective Direct & Cross Examinations: Goals,
                Tools, and Techniques                                                                Non WDTL Member                    $205.00
                                                                                                                                                                     I would like to join the following committees:
                Matthew W. Williams, Attorney at Law                                                 Government Attorneys               $165.00
                                                                                                                                                                     __ Amicus __Community Service/Pro Bono ___Court Rules ___ Judicial Liaison__Legislative
                                                                                                     Paralegals/Non-Attorneys           $165.00                      __Membership __Practice Development ___Programs __Publications__Public Relations/Speakers’
11:00 - 11:50   Judicial College Evidence                                                                                                                            Bureau __Strategic Planning __Technology
                The Honorable Jack Nevin, Pierce County District Court   Cancellation Policy:        Registration cancellations received by 5:00 p.m. on
                                                                                                     12/05/2008 will be refunded, less a $45 handling fee. No        2009-2010 Membership Dues
11:50 - 1:00    Lunch (on your own)                                                                  refunds will be made after that time. Substitutes are               $260.00–Annual membership dues
                                                                                                     welcome.                                                            $210.00–Members admitted to the Washington Bar less than five (5) years
                                                                                                                                                                         $135.00–Government attorneys
1:00 - 1:45     Trial Exhibits                                                                                                                                           $110.00–Retired Members
                Carl Forsberg, Forsberg & Umlauf, PS                     Credits:                    6.75 Washington State Bar
                                                                                                                                                                          $85.00–Paralegals & Non Attorneys
                                                                                                                                                                          $10.00–Law Students
1:45 - 2:15     Physical & Mental Examinations of Plaintiff              Questions?:                 Call Kristin Lewis at 206.749.0319 or e-mail   My dues are:                                                $____________
                Darren Grafe, George W. McLean, Jr. & Associates                                                                                                     Optional contribution to Legislative Program:                                                   $____________

                                                                         Name: __________________________________________________________________                    Total:                                                                                          $____________
2:15 - 2:45     Torts Case Law Roundup
                Jennifer Campbell , Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC      E-mail address for confirmation: ____________________________________________                The IRS requires that we notify you that 14% of your dues payment is not deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense for the 2009 tax
                                                                         Address: ________________________________________________________________                   year because that portion of your dues is used to support lobbying.
2:45 - 3:00     Break                                                    Phone:____________________________________ Fax __________________________
                                                                                                                                                                     Please make your check payable to the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and mail with this form to:
                                                                         WSBA Bar Number ____________________
3:00 - 3:30     The Wicked Witch v. Toto: Defending Toto                                                                                                             Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
                Alice Brown, George W. McLean, Jr. & Associates                                                                                                      4141 Agate Road
                                                                         Enclosed is my payment in the amount of $ _______ for the Annual Tort Law Update            Bellingham, WA 98226 or fax form and credit card information to Member Services at: 206.202.3776
3:30 -4:00      Updates on Wrongful Death & Discovery
                Stew Estes, Keating Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., PS         Check                                                                                     Payment: __MC __VC __AMEX __ __ __ __–__ __ __ __–__ __ __ ___–___ __ __ ___
                                                                          Mastercard  Visa  Am Ex     Exp. Date____/____/____ CSV # _____                         Exp. date:__/__/__             CSV #____ (3 digits from back of MC or Visa, 4 digits from Am Ex)
4:00 - 4:30     Preparing the Expert Witness
                Ted Buck, Stafford Frey Cooper, PC                       Name on Card: ___________________________________________________________                   Dated this _______ day of ____________________, 20___.
                                                                             -   -   -                                                               The undersigned hereby makes application for membership in the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, representing that a substantial portion of my
4:30 - 5:00     Life of a Trial Lawyer                                                                                                                               practice is devoted to representing defendants, companies, or entities in civil litigation.
                Jeff Tilden , Gordon, Tilden, Thomas & Cordell, LLP      Signature: _________________________________________________                                _______________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                     (Signature of Applicant)

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