Live CLE Seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn in Casper, Wyoming OR Via Live Streaming

7 Hours of CLE including 2 Hours of Ethics

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The Basics and Pitfalls You Must Know Before You Get to the Courtroom


Topic Summary:

Please join some of Wyoming’s most respected trial attorneys for a one day seminar that will teach you the basics of litigation and how to avoid the pitfalls of practice.  Learn how to achieve the best results for your clients while networking with trial lawyers from across the state — Sign up now!

Program Agenda

Thursday, November 2, 2017    

5:00pm            Networking Happy Hour - Hilton Garden Inn Bar

Friday, November 3, 2017

8:00 a.m.                    Registration, Coffee & Networking


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.         An Airing of Grievances: The Complaint 

Jeff Stanbury - Lander, Wyoming


9:00 - 9:30 a.m.         Client Intake and Investigation

Mark Aronowitz - Jackson, Wyoming

Grant Lawson - Casper, Wyoming


9:30 - 10:00 a.m.         Filing, Calculating Deadlines and Relations with Court Staff

 Kate Strike, Lander, Wyoming


10:00 - 10:15 a.m.          Networking Break


10:15 - 11:15 a.m.          Ethics and Technology

Jeff Van Fleet - Cheyenne, Wyoming


11:15 – 12:15 p.m.          Time Limitations on Various Claims

Frank Chapman - Kelly, Wyoming

Todd Ingram - Casper, Wyoming

Emily Rankin - Jackson, Wyoming

Gary Shockey - Jackson, Wyoming


12:15 - 1:00 p.m.           Sponsored Lunch by JMW Structured Settlements


1:00 – 1:30 p.m.             Service of Process

Mike Messenger - Thermopolis, Wyoming


1:30 - 2:15 p.m.             Liens

Michael Shickich - Casper, Wyoming


2:15 - 2:30 p.m.             Networking Break


2:30 - 3:00 p.m.              Insurance

Robert Tiedeken - Cheyenne, Wyoming


3:00 - 3:45 p.m.              Discovery

Emily Rankin - Jackson, Wyoming

Gary Shockey - Jackson, Wyoming


3:45 - 4:45 p.m.            Tips from the Bench and Collegiality and Civility - Ethics

Hon. Tori Kricken – Wyoming District Court, Second Judicial District (Invited)

Hon. Catherine Wilking - Wyoming District Court, Seventh Judicial District

Hon. Scott Skavdahl – United States District Court – District of Wyoming



If you are an Emeritus Attorney please call WTLA at 307-635-0820 to register.


Hilton Garden Inn - 1150 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601

Hilton Garden Inn - 1150 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601


Room Block

WTLA has reserved a block of rooms for the nights of Nov. 2nd at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Please make your reservations by calling (307) 266-1300Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association is the group code for the WTLA Block.  Make your reservations soon, the block will be released October 27, 2017.


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