2016 CAALA Vegas conference syllabus

2 Sep

2016_caala_vegas_syllabus

Meeting Room B
Experts
Meeting Room C
Legal Ethics
Meeting Room D
Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall Open
La
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12:30pm – 1:30pm
CAALA Annual Membership Meeting
Latour Ballroom
1:45pm – 5:00pm
2:00pm – 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall Open
La
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6:30pm – 8:30pm
Convention Kickoff Party: America Rocks!
Latour Ballroom
Jury Selection
Meeting Room A
Bikes, Trucks & Autos
Meeting Room B
Liens
Meeting Room C
Law & Motion
Meeting Room D
8:00am – 6:00pm
Advanced Trial Skills
Meeting Room A
9:00am – 12:15pm
Premises Liability
Meeting Room B
Evidence
Meeting Room C
Specialty Credits
Meeting Room D
Registration Desk Open
La
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Closing Cocktail Party: America the Beautiful
Intrigue Nightclub
6:00pm – 8:00pm
1:45pm – 5:00pm
Master Speakers
American Justice: Notable Civil Trials
Latour Ballroom
9:00am – 12:15pm
Red-Eye Breakfast: Hot Topics Insurance Bad Faith
Latour Ballroom
8:00am – 6:30pm
Registration Desk Open
La
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Employment Trial Skills
Meeting Room A
3:15pm – 6:30pm
Unique Injuries
Meeting Room B
General Damages
Meeting Room C
Aging Population
Meeting Room D
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Arbitration & Mediation
Meeting Room A
Civil Rights Cases
Meeting Room B
Welcome to CAALA VEGAS 2016!
Entrances to all meeting rooms are located inside the exhibit hall.
Please refer to the monitors above the meeting room doors for session locations.
Continental breakfast is served inside the exhibit hall at 8:00am on Friday and Saturday.
8:00am – 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall Open
La
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THURSDAY
SEPTEMBER 1
FRIDAY
SEPTEMBER 2
SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 3
SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 4
Thursday – Sunday
September 1 – 4, 2016
schedule-at-a-glance
AGING POPULATION
Moderator: Ibiere Seck
Judicial Overview (comment on each topic)
Hon. Suzanne Bruguera
Identifying Elder Abuse Cases
Todd Bloom
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Working with Pre-Existing Conditions
Elizabeth Hernandez
Age Discrimination
Jean Hyams
Actions Against “Senior Plan” HMOs
Russell Balisok
Damages for Your Client in “The Twilight
Years”
Brian Kabateck
CIVIL RIGHTS CASES
Moderator: Martin Aarons
Violations of the Unruh, Bane and Ralph Civil Rights Acts
Mayra Fornos
State & Federal Claims: Common Causes of Action and Defenses
Matt McNicholas
Obtaining the Key Evidence For Your Client
Dale Galipo
Handling Excessive Force Cases
Carl Douglas
GENERAL DAMAGES
Moderator: Daniel Pierson
Judicial Overview (comment on each topic)
Hon. Lia Martin
Defense Perspective (comment on each)
Glenn Barger
Gathering the Evidence
Jack Denove
Presenting General Damages at Trial
Christine Spagnoli
Unusually Susceptible Plaintiff &
Pre-Existing Conditions
Gregory Bentley
Wrongful Death Damages
John Taylor
Arguing General Damages in Closing
Joseph Barrett
PROVING UNIQUE INJURIES
Moderator: Martin Aarons
Judicial Overview (comment on each topic)
Hon. Rita Miller
Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussions
Thomas Dempsey
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Steve McElroy
Mental Injuries: PTSD and Other Psychiatric
Issues
Dave Ring
Soft Tissue Injuries
Tobin Ellis
Environmental Toxic Injuries: Water, Gas
and Mold
David Lira
Proving Unique Injuries at Trial
Brett Schreiber
EMPLOYMENT TRIAL SKILLS
Moderator: David deRubertis
Judicial Overview (comment on each topic)
Hon. Michael Lin
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Common Employment Motions in Limine
Christina Coleman
Pre-Trial Prep: Themes, Witnesses,
Evidence and the Jury
Twila White
Opening Statements: Discussion & Demos
Carney Shegerian
776 & Cross-Exams of Defense Witnesses
Douglas Silverstein
Plaintiff’s Testimony: Preparation, Direct
and Cross
Genie Harrison
Closing Arguments: Discussion & Demos
Victor George
AFTERNOON SESSIONS 3:15 PM – 6:30 PM [3 HOURS MCLE CREDIT]
ARBITRATION & MEDIATION
Moderator: Ibiere Seck
Defeating Arbitration Agreements
Renuka Jain
Arbitration: Preparing & Presenting Your Case
Kim Valentine
Arbitrating UM/UIM Cases
Minh Nguyen
The Art of Effective Mediation
Janet Fields
AFTERNOON SESSIONS 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM [2 HOURS MCLE CREDIT]
THURSDAY
SEPTEMBER 1
ALEXANDER S. POLSKY
MEDIATOR
CONVENTION EDUCATION SESSIONS
TOPICS & SPEAKERS
CAALA VEGAS CONVENTION PLANNING COMMITTEE
CAALA Education Chair
Christa Ramey
CAALA Education Vice-Chair
Elizabeth Hernandez
CAALA Deputy Director
Cindy Cantu
Convention Co-Chairs
Martin Aarons
John Blumberg
David deRubertis
Daniel Pierson
Ibiere Seck
Laura Sedrish
CAALA Treasurer
Jeffrey Rudman
CAALA Secretary
Genie Harrison
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