Spring Seminar
March 21, 2014
The Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Registration and distribution of course materials begins Friday, March 21, at 7:45 a.m. at the Seminar Registration desk. Same-day registration includes a $20 surcharge.

Registration includes electronic access to the seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments at breaks. Register online at www.wisjustice.org/events.

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the date of the program. Refunds are subject to a $15 service charge. You may request that your registration fee be transferred to another WAJ seminar held within one year of the original seminar date.
CLE Credit
This seminar has been approved for 6.5 CLE Credits, including 1.0 Ethics, by the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners and 5.5 CLE Credits, including 1.0 Ethics, by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education.
This seminar has been approved for 5.5 CLE Credits, including .5 Ethics, by The Paralegal Association of Wisconsin.
Confirmation of credit will appear in written materials and on our website, www.wisjustice.org. WAJ will provide certificates of attendance upon request.
Women's Caucus Luncheon
The WAJ Women's Caucus will meet for lunch at the Spring Seminar to discuss issues unique to women litigators with special guest speaker, Penny Bernard Schaber. Attendees will pay for lunch and gratuity on site. We ask that you RSVP for this event.
New Lawyer's Section Luncheon
The WAJ New Lawyers Section will meet for lunch at the Spring Seminar. This networking event is open to all new lawyers and law students.  Attendees will pay for lunch and gratuity on site. We ask that you RSVP for this event.
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Seminar Faculty & Topics

Morning Attorney Session

WAJ Update

Procuring Commissions and Taking Out-of-State Depositions
Steven R. Penn
Penn Rakauski, Racine

Things We Should Be Doing, But We Don’t
Tiffany R. Wunderlin
Keenan Law Firm, Plover

Hot Topics: Trucking Litigation
Jason T. Studinski
Studinski Law LLC, Stevens Point

 Privacy: How to Protect Your Clients’ Rights and Records
Christopher J. MacGillis
MacGillis Wiemer LLC, Wauwatosa

Don’t You Forget About Me: Wisconsin’s Notice of Claim Statute
    Kristin Degeneffe
 Wynwell Law LLC, Madison

Ethics & the Use of Technology
Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison


Morning Paralegal Session

Practice Tips – Early Stages of Personal Injury Case
John D. Claypool
Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd, Appleton

Getting The “Tough” Out Of The Tough Liability Case
Willard P. Techmeier
Corinne Baber
The Cochran Firm WI, Milwaukee

Understanding Claim and Issue Preclusion
    William P. McKinley
    Menn Law Firm Ltd, Appleton

Wisconsin Lawyer Assistance Program:  A Personal Introduction
Jason G. Wied
Lin.Liebmann.Wied LLC, Green Bay

Special Needs Trusts – Knowing When One is Needed
Sarah J. Kons
Peter Harbach
Hooper Law Office LLC, Appleton

Investigating/Developing Liability in Slip & Fall on Ice Cases
Jordan P. Blad
 Alpert & Fellows, Manitowoc


Combined Afternoon  Session

Obtaining Unredacted Police Reports after Senne and Maracich
Beth Osowski
Curtis Law Office, Oshkosh

Wisconsin’s Wrongful Death Statute and Cogger v. Trudell
Are Wisconsin’s Children Really Protected?
Jeanne E. Bell
Welcenbach Law Office SC, Milwaukee

Federal e-Discovery and Spoliation
Michael F. Brown
  DVG Law Partner LLC, Neenah

Handling Divorced Parents in Wrongful Death
Cases Involving a Child

Kristen S. Knutson
Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd, Appleton

Once Bitten, Then Dismissed – An Analysis of Public Policy Factors
in Dog Bite Cases

Edward J. Vopal
Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., Green Bay


Hotel Accommodations
A special group rate is available for WAJ attendees. Our hold on the room block expires on March 5, 2014.

WAJ has reserved a block of rooms at The Radisson Hotel, 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay WI.
Reservations must be made directly with the hotel at (920) 494-7300.


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