Spring Seminar
March 20, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Registration and distribution of course materials begins Friday, March 20, 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
WAJ will apply for CLE Credit from the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners, the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education, and The Paralegal Association of Wisconsin.
Confirmation of credit will appear in written materials and on our website, www.wisjustice.org/cle. 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.  The discussion will be free-flowing, from responding to improper listserv messages to interesting or difficult issues you have faced in one of your recent cases.  Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences at lunch.  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
 Ann S. Jacobs, WAJ President

A Practical Review of Premises Liability: 
A Panel Discussion of Case Studies

Timothy J. Algiers, O’Meara Law Firm, LLP, Hartford
John D. Claypool, Herrling Clark Law Firm, Appleton
Hon. Marc A. Hammer, Brown County Circuit Court
John C. Peterson, Peterson Berk & Cross SC, Appleton

The Secrets of Winning a Million Dollar Fall Case
Michael K. Bush, Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury & Halligan, Davenport, IA

The Safe Place Statute and Non-Profits:
When You Are Not So Safe Under the Safe Place Statute

Rebecca Domnitz, Pitman Kalkhoff Sicula & Dentice SC, Milwaukee

The Role of the Liability Expert in Slip and Fall Accident Cases
John J. DeRosia, Ph. D., P.E., Consulting Engineer, Dousman

How to Use the Mode of Operations Exception to Mop the Floor with Your Big Box Opponent
Rachel Grischke, Laufenberg Jassak & Laufenberg SC, Milwaukee

Recreational Immunity: It’s Not All Fun and Games
Scott M. Butler, Fitzpatrick Skemp & Associates LLC, La Crosse

Wisconsin’s Safe Place Statute:
The Often Ignored Requirement Placed on Employers

Jacob R. Reis, Habush Habush & Rottier SC, Appleton

Morning Paralegal Session

Mandatory eFiling - Are You Ready?
Jean Bousquet, Chief Information Officer, Wisconsin Court System – CCAP
Andrea Olson, CCAP Customer Services Manager

Work Smarter, Not Harder with eDiscovery Tools
Shawn R. Olley, Midwest Legal & eData Services, Inc., Oak Creek

Presentation of Exhibits at Trial  With and Without Technology
Jesse B. Blocher, Habush Habush & Rottier SC, Waukesha

Wisconsin Wrongful Death Actions: Things to Think About
Jessica E. Slavin, Averbeck & Hammer, S.C., Fond du Lac

Medicare Compliance Today and In the Future
Todd J. Belisle, Vice President of The Centers, Clearwater, FL

Combined Afternoon Session

Using 911 Calls to Strengthen Your Case
Christine D. Esser, Habush Habush & Rottier SC, Sheboygan

Intake: A Time for Discovery
Ricardo Perez, Ricardo Law Offices LLC, Kenosha

An Overview of Municipal and Private Liability
Under the Highway Immunity Act

Katherine C. Polich, Clifford & Raihala SC, Madison

Breaking Bad: Forays off the Ethical Path
Hon. Michael J. Aprahamian
 Waukesha County Circuit Court

Hotel Accommodations
The room block has been extended!
In order to receive the special room rate of $95 to $109,
you will need to make your reservation no later than March 11, 2015.

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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