2017 Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention


Where the Trails Begin - Full Convention

WTLA 2017 Annual Convention - June 21-23, 2017
Lander Community and Convention Association - Lander, Wyoming

Possible 20 Hours of CLE, Including 4 Hours of Ethics

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

7:00 a.m.    Registration Opens

7:30 a.m.    Breakfast and CLE with Exhibitors

8:30 a.m.    Concurrent Sessions:
      Family Law - Recent Developments and Approaches in Family Law
            Changes in the Legal Profession - Dona Playton, Denver, CO
            Judge’s Panel –  Hon. Norman Young & Hon. Wade Waldrip
            Family Law Update - Elizabeth Lance, Cheyenne, WY
            Returning Professionalism to the Practice of Family Law - Devon O’Connell, Laramie, WY & Mary Elizabeth Galvan, Laramie, WY
        Criminal Law - State v. Wilkerson; State v. Bohling; State v. Morrison - Jury Instructions and How they Make or Break your Case John Labuda, Pinedale, WY & John Robinson, Casper, WY
        Teton Program Member Session-
        Cross Examination - Maren Chaloupka, Scottsbluff, NE
        Polarizing via Webinar - Rick Friedman, Seattle, WA

10:45 a.m.    Exploring Other Recovery Options: How Did Your Client's Safety System Perform - Todd Tracy, Dallas, TX

12:15 p.m.    Sustaining, Advocate & Teton Member Lunch - with Remarks from Dean Alexander Or Lunch on your own

1:15 p.m.    How to Tackle a Civil Action for Prisoner Abuse/Suicide - Maren Chaloupka, Scottsbluff, NE
2:15 p.m.    Break

2:30 p.m.    Connectionology, Advocacy & Discovery - How to Make Every Deposition a Winner - John Romano, West Palm Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.    Ethics of Advocacy - Closing Arguments Ethics Bryan Ulmer, Jackson, WY

5:15 p.m.    Welcome Reception - Cowfish

Thursday, June 22, 2017

7:00 a.m.    Member Breakfast & Elections

8:00 a.m.    Case Framing - Mark Mandell - Providence, RI

10:00 a.m.    Break

10:15 a.m.    Case Framing Continued

11:45 p.m.    Awards Luncheon with Remarks from Ben Rose, President - WTLA Student Chapter

1:15 p.m.    Demand Packages - Nick Eddy, Seymour, IN

1:45 p.m.   Strategies and Developments: Commercial and Intellectual Property Cases - Bradley Booke, Jackson, WY & Robert Schuster, Jackson, WY

2:45 p.m.    Break

3:00 p.m.    Getting Eighteen Wheeler Justice: Industry Regulations and Bad Faith Claims - Tom Metier, Fort Collins, CO

4:00 p.m.    Zealous Advocacy/Candor to the Court Ethics - Hon. William Downes, Castle Rock, CO

5:15 p.m.    Introducing Todd Ingram as President - Reception Community Center

6:30 p.m.    Teton Member Dinner - Sponsored by Mark & Sherri Dickson of  Millennium Settlements

Friday, June 23, 2017                

 Concurrent Sessions:
7:00 a.m.    Yoga for Trial Lawyers Ethics - Devon O’Connell, Laramie, Wyoming

7:00-9:00 a.m.    Recreation Safety Act & Lander Bike Ride - Mark Aronowitz, Jackson, WY

8:00 a.m.    Civil Case Summaries - Anna Reeves Olson, Casper, WY

8:30 a.m.    Criminal Case Summaries - Jason Tangeman, Laramie, WY

9:00 a.m.    The Erin Andrews Case and Others: Emotional Damages - Driving the Point Home - Bruce Broillet, Santa Monica, CA

10:00 a.m.    Break

10:15 a.m.    Dissecting a Supreme Court Brief - Hon. Catherine Fox, Cheyenne, WY

11:15 a.m.     Mindfulness and Lawyering: Working on Your Inner Game Ethics - Debra Austin, Denver, CO

12:15 p.m.    End of 2017 Convention


Lander Community and Convention Center - 950 Buena Vista Drive Lander, Wyoming, 82520


Rooms available for a discount at:

BLOCK FULL AS OF 5/22/17 - Holiday Inn Express (1002 11th St.) call 307-332-4005 with Group Code WTLA to reserve your room.

The Inn at Lander (260 Grandview Drive) call 307-332-2847 with Group Code Wyoming Trial Lawyers to reserve your room.

The Shoshone Rose (5960 Hwy 287) call 307-206-7006 with Group Code Wyoming Trial Lawyers to reserve your room.

WTLA room blocks will close May 30, 2017!

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given until May 30, 2017. No refunds will be given after May 30, 2017.

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