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2017 Annual Convention



Details

When reserving your hotel room at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, ask for the Arkansas Trial Lawyers special standard room rate of $94. The reservation due date is April 10, after which rooms not reserved will be returned to general inventory and rate will expire.

REGISTRATION:

This event is not included in the ATLA Season Ticket.
Members register for only $395, and non-members register for $495.

On-site registration the day of the seminar will be $445 for members and $545 for non-members.

SCHEDULE 

2017 Annual Convention 
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs

9:30am-12:00pm ATLA Board of Governors Meeting
11:00am Registration Opens
12:30pm Convention Welcome & Opening

12:45-1:45
 In Re Henry Rodriguez: An Inside Look into the Orange County Snitch Scandal
James Crawford, Esquire

1:45-2:45 Using Focus Groups to Maximize Your Cases
Ken Levinson, Esquire

2:45-3:00 BREAK (ice cream social)

3:00-4:00
 Secrets to Presenting Your Most Powerful Mitigation Case for Life
Jake Watson, Esquire

4:00-5:00 New Frontiers in Damages: How to Increase Case Value and Show the Impact of Hidden Injuries on Your Client's Life
Steve Gursten, Esquire

Friday, April 28, 2017

7:30am Registration Opens/ Breakfast

8:00-8:45 The Future is Here: Robot Cars

Elise Sanguinetti, Esquire

8:45-9:30 "Innocent" Is Not Enough: Overcoming Barriers to Justice for the Wrongfully Convicted
Maren Chaloupka, Esquire

9:30-9:45 BREAK

9:45-10:45 Half the Sky: Why Woman Matter

Katie Hubbard, Esquire & Kristen Miller, Esquire

10:45-11:30 Innovative Ways to Prepare for Trial
Betsy Greene, Esquire

11:30-12:15 Voir Dire: Connecting with the Jury
Vicki Slater, Esquire

12:30 Awards Luncheon


Saturday, April 29, 2017

7:30am Registration Opens/ Breakfast
7:45am Opening Announcements

8:00-9:00 
Is It Possible to Hold Police Accountable: Lessons Learned from the First Prosecution in 50 Years of 2 NM Police Officers
Randi McGinn, Esquire

9:00-10:00 When Your Case Is at a Recovery Deadend Focus on the Vehicle's Safety Systems, Not the Uninsured Driver
Todd Tracy, Esquire

10:00-10:10 BREAK

10:10-11:10 Legislative Update

Panel of Experts

11:10-12:10 Good Lessons from Bad Judges*
David Sachar, Esquire & Honorable Chip Welch

12:10 CLE Adjournment

*Ethics Hour

Location

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks 479.253.9768

Convention will be held at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, located at 207 West Van Buren in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

NOTE:
When reserving your hotel room at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, ask for the Arkansas Trial Lawyers special standard room rate of $92. The reservation due date is April 10th, after which rooms not reserved will be returned to general inventory and rate will expire.

 


Sponsors

Bushman Court Reporting

Cornerstone

CourtHouse Concepts

FORGE Consulting
Break Sponsor

Flynn Legal

Peggy Holmes

Thomson Reuters
Cancellation Policy

Admittance Policy:
Seminar closed to in-house or fulltime insurance defense counsel. Refunds of CLE registration fees will not be granted to those who violate this policy and are asked to leave a program unless violator can provide proof to the association that he/she is not in-house or full-time counsel for an insurance company.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds minus $50 processing fee will be made only if ATLA is notified before 5:00 pm, April 25, 2017. Those canceling without advance notice will not receive a refund. Substitution of eligible registrants is permitted.