2018 Annual Convention • Scouting for Justice
June 20-22, 2018 • 18.75 Hours of CLE Including 3 Hours of Ethics

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

7:00 a.m.    Registration Opens

8:00 a.m..    Hot Topics in Family Law - TBD

9:30 a.m.    What’s in a road? Dave Ditto Cheyenne, Wyoming

10:30 a.m.    Criminal Law Presentation - Judge William H. Murphy, Baltimore, Maryland
            
Noon        Lunch On Your Own

1:00 p.m.    TBD - Judge William H. Murphy, Baltimore, Maryland

2:00 p.m.    The Neuroscience of Right and Wrong - Judge Morris Hoffman Denver, Colorado
            
3:00 p.m.    Break

3:15 p.m.   Where Are We Now? Lein Negotiations - Panel Discussion

4:15 p.m.    Evidentiary Disclosures: When, What and Why Must Stuff Be Disclosed Ethics - J. Keith Killian, Grand Junction, Colorado

6:30 p.m.    Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 16, 2016

7:00 a.m.    Member Breakfast & Elections

8:00 a.m.    Trials, Trucks & Tires - Jim Fitzgerald, Cheyenne, Wyoming

9:00 a.m.    Closing Arguments that Touch the Heart - Randi McGinn, Albuquerque New Mexico    

10:00 a.m.    Break    

10:15 a.m.    Dealing with the Obstructionists - Mark Koseriadzki,  Plymouth, Minnesota

12:00 p.m.    Luncheon with remarks by Dean Klint Alexander, University of Wyoming Law School, Laramie, Wyoming

1:15 p.m.    Latest Trends in the Legal Malpractice Field Ethics - Eldon Silverman, Centennial, Colorado

2:15 p.m.    Criminal Case Update - Jason Tangeman, Laramie, Wyoming (INVITED)

2:45 p.m.    Break

3:00 p.m.    Mass Torts 101 - Seth Katz, Englewood,Colorado
                            
4:00  p.m.    Know Your Audience: Presenting Damages to the Millennial Demographic - Howard Nations, Houston, Texas (INVITED)

6:30 p.m.     Teton Dinner

Friday, June 17, 2016

6:00 a.m.    Yoga for Trial Lawyers Ethics - Devon O’Connell, Laramie, Wyoming

8:00 a.m.    Mediation Strategy - Dick Honaker, Rock Springs, Wyoming

9:00 a.m.    Witnesses:  Who You Can Talk To and When (Employees, Former Employees, etc.), Greg Gold, Greenwood Village, Colorado

10:00 a.m.    Break

10:15 a.m.    Civil Law Update - Craig Silva, Casper, Wyoming

11:15 a.m.     The Formula for Settlement, Tom Metier, Fort Collins, Colorado

12:15 p.m.    End of 2016 Convention

- See more at: https://www.wytla.org/index.cfm?pg=events&evAction=showDetail&eid=33190#sthash.ZZj7JNEM.dpuf

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

7:00 a.m.    Registration Opens

8:00 a.m..    Hot Topics in Family Law - TBD

9:30 a.m.    What’s in a road? Dave Ditto Cheyenne, Wyoming

10:30 a.m.    Criminal Law Presentation - Judge William H. Murphy, Baltimore, Maryland
            
Noon        Lunch On Your Own

1:00 p.m.    TBD - Judge William H. Murphy, Baltimore, Maryland

2:00 p.m.    The Neuroscience of Right and Wrong - Judge Morris Hoffman Denver, Colorado
            
3:00 p.m.    Break

3:15 p.m.   Where Are We Now? Lein Negotiations - Panel Discussion

4:15 p.m.    Evidentiary Disclosures: When, What and Why Must Stuff Be Disclosed Ethics - J. Keith Killian, Grand Junction, Colorado

6:30 p.m.    Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 16, 2016

7:00 a.m.    Member Breakfast & Elections

8:00 a.m.    Trials, Trucks & Tires - Jim Fitzgerald, Cheyenne, Wyoming

9:00 a.m.    Closing Arguments that Touch the Heart - Randi McGinn, Albuquerque New Mexico    

10:00 a.m.    Break    

10:15 a.m.    Dealing with the Obstructionists - Mark Koseriadzki,  Plymouth, Minnesota

12:00 p.m.    Luncheon with remarks by Dean Klint Alexander, University of Wyoming Law School, Laramie, Wyoming

1:15 p.m.    Latest Trends in the Legal Malpractice Field Ethics - Eldon Silverman, Centennial, Colorado

2:15 p.m.    Criminal Case Update - Jason Tangeman, Laramie, Wyoming (INVITED)

2:45 p.m.    Break

3:00 p.m.    Mass Torts 101 - Seth Katz, Englewood,Colorado
                            
4:00  p.m.    Know Your Audience: Presenting Damages to the Millennial Demographic - Howard Nations, Houston, Texas (INVITED)

6:30 p.m.     Teton Dinner

Friday, June 17, 2016

6:00 a.m.    Yoga for Trial Lawyers Ethics - Devon O’Connell, Laramie, Wyoming

8:00 a.m.    Mediation Strategy - Dick Honaker, Rock Springs, Wyoming

9:00 a.m.    Witnesses:  Who You Can Talk To and When (Employees, Former Employees, etc.), Greg Gold, Greenwood Village, Colorado

10:00 a.m.    Break

10:15 a.m.    Civil Law Update - Craig Silva, Casper, Wyoming

11:15 a.m.     The Formula for Settlement, Tom Metier, Fort Collins, Colorado

12:15 p.m.    End of 2016 Convention

- See more at: https://www.wytla.org/index.cfm?pg=events&evAction=showDetail&eid=33190#sthash.ZZj7JNEM.dpuf

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

7:00 a.m.    Registration Opens

8:00 a.m..    Hot Topics in Family Law - TBD

9:30 a.m.    What’s in a road? Dave Ditto Cheyenne, Wyoming

10:30 a.m.    Criminal Law Presentation - Judge William H. Murphy, Baltimore, Maryland
            
Noon        Lunch On Your Own

1:00 p.m.    TBD - Judge William H. Murphy, Baltimore, Maryland

2:00 p.m.    The Neuroscience of Right and Wrong - Judge Morris Hoffman Denver, Colorado
            
3:00 p.m.    Break

3:15 p.m.   Where Are We Now? Lein Negotiations - Panel Discussion

4:15 p.m.    Evidentiary Disclosures: When, What and Why Must Stuff Be Disclosed Ethics - J. Keith Killian, Grand Junction, Colorado

6:30 p.m.    Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 16, 2016

7:00 a.m.    Member Breakfast & Elections

8:00 a.m.    Trials, Trucks & Tires - Jim Fitzgerald, Cheyenne, Wyoming

9:00 a.m.    Closing Arguments that Touch the Heart - Randi McGinn, Albuquerque New Mexico    

10:00 a.m.    Break    

10:15 a.m.    Dealing with the Obstructionists - Mark Koseriadzki,  Plymouth, Minnesota

12:00 p.m.    Luncheon with remarks by Dean Klint Alexander, University of Wyoming Law School, Laramie, Wyoming

1:15 p.m.    Latest Trends in the Legal Malpractice Field Ethics - Eldon Silverman, Centennial, Colorado

2:15 p.m.    Criminal Case Update - Jason Tangeman, Laramie, Wyoming (INVITED)

2:45 p.m.    Break

3:00 p.m.    Mass Torts 101 - Seth Katz, Englewood,Colorado
                            
4:00  p.m.    Know Your Audience: Presenting Damages to the Millennial Demographic - Howard Nations, Houston, Texas (INVITED)

6:30 p.m.     Teton Dinner

Friday, June 17, 2016

6:00 a.m.    Yoga for Trial Lawyers Ethics - Devon O’Connell, Laramie, Wyoming

8:00 a.m.    Mediation Strategy - Dick Honaker, Rock Springs, Wyoming

9:00 a.m.    Witnesses:  Who You Can Talk To and When (Employees, Former Employees, etc.), Greg Gold, Greenwood Village, Colorado

10:00 a.m.    Break

10:15 a.m.    Civil Law Update - Craig Silva, Casper, Wyoming

11:15 a.m.     The Formula for Settlement, Tom Metier, Fort Collins, Colorado

12:15 p.m.    End of 2016 Convention

- See more at: https://www.wytla.org/index.cfm?pg=events&evAction=showDetail&eid=33190#sthash.ZZj7JNEM.dpuf
 
 
 
 
 
Agenda
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018
 
7:00a.m.    Registration Opens
 
8:30a.m.    Concurrent Sessions:
        Family Law - Parental Alienation: What it is,
        what it is not, and how to avoid contributing to
        the problem - Jennifer Harman, Ph.D.,Fort Collins, CO
        
        Tax Law and Real Estate Financing During the
        Divorce Process - Jody Bruns, Denver, CO
        
        Criminal Law - Does Special Training Make Law Enforcement Competent to Verify Alcohol/Drug
        Impairment?  Should We “Trust”the FinalChemical Testing Measurem ents Relied Upon to Confirm
         Impairment?
        R. Michael Vang, Laramie, WY
        
        Teton Program Member - Mayhem and Death on a Wyoming Road: Putting Humpty Dumpty’s Justice back together again

        Fred Harrison, Cheyenne, WY, Rob Shively,     
        Casper, WY & Andy Vickery, Houston, TX
 
10:30a.m.    Opening Remarks
 
10:45a.m.    Admission of Vicarious Liability for Employee Acts – What is the effect?
       J.J. Burns, Kansas City, MO
 
12:15p.m.    Lunch On Your Own
 
1:15p.m.    Judge Gerry & Paul
        Andy Vickery, Houston, TX
    
2:15p.m.    Break
 
2:30p.m.    Speaking to Conservative Juries
         Paul Byrd, Little Rock, AR
 
3:30p.m.    Medical Records: How to get and what to pay under HIPPA
        Diana Rhodes, Cheyenne, WY
 
4:00p.m.    Deposition Workshop
        Mel Orchard, Emily Rankin & Bryan Ulmer, Jackson, WY
 
6:00p.m.    Welcome Dinner with performance by The Dan Miller Trio - Buffalo Bill Center of the West
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018
 
7:00a.m.    Member Breakfast & Elections
 
8:00a.m.    Avoiding Lawyer Malpractice - Ethics
        David Hersh, Englewood, CO
 
9:00a.m.    Credibility is Vulnerability
        Kent Spence, Jackson, WY
 
10:00a.m.    Break
 
10:15a.m.    Social Media and Impact on Clients
        Tad Thomas, Louisville, KY
 
11:15a.m.    Civil Case Summaries
        Anna Reeves Olson, Casper, WY
 
11:45a.m.    Awards Luncheon - Holiday Inn at Buffalo Bill Village
 
1:15p.m.    Hot Topics in Tire and Auto Defect Litigation
        Rob Ammons, Houston, TX
 
2:15p.m.    Criminal Case Summaries
        Jason Tangeman, Laramie, WY
 
2:45p.m.    Break
 
3:00p.m.    Privacy Issues: Where are we headed with damages
        John LaBuda, Pinedale, WY & John Robinson, Jackson, WY
 
4:00p.m.    Keys to Discovery & the Successful Presentation of Evidence in Catastrophic Injury Loss for Trucking Cases
        Richard Holmes, Grand Rapids, MI
 
5:00p.m.    Happy Hour - Holiday Inn at Buffalo Bill Village
 
7:00p.m.    Teton Program Member Dinner
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018
 
        Concurrent Sessions:
6:45 - 7:45a.m.    Yoga for Trial Lawyers Ethics
        Devon O’Connell, Laramie, WY
 
7:00 - 9:00a.m.    Bike Tour & CLE - Bike Parks: Bureaucracy & Liability
          John Gallagher, Cody, WY
 

8:00a.m.    How Mediation Can Help Your Case
        Brad Bonner, Cody, WY

8:45a.m.    Amplify Your Storytelling at Trial
        Molly Greenblatte, Denver, Colorado

9:45a.m.    Break

10:00a.m.    Truthfulness in the Age of Ever Changing Norms and Fake News - Ethics
        Lance Sears, Colorado Springs, CO

11:00a.m.    The State of Trial Practice in the State of Wyoming
        Jim Fitzgerald, Cheyenne, WY

12:00p.m.    End of 2018 Convention - See you in Jackson in 2019 for WTLA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration


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