Spring Seminar
March 18, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
The Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Green Bay, WI
 
Registration
 
Registration includes electronic access to the seminar materials, breakfast and lunch buffet.
 
Hard copy seminar books will be available for purchase on site for $35-- while supplies last. 
 

Substitution & Cancelation Policy
 
Attendee substitutions may be made at any time and are encouraged when the original registrant cannot attend. If you must cancel or reschedule, please notify us at least three (3) business days (or 72 hours) prior to the program to receive a refund less a $15 service charge. Cancelations made less than 3 business days prior to the program will incur the full registration cost.
 
At the Door Registrations will incur a $20 charge.  
 

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Registration Rates

Register before March 1st to receive early bird rates! Prices increase after 3/1.

Early Bird Rates (Expires March 1st, 2016)

WAJ MEMBER $235
WAJ PARALEGAL MEMBER $110
WAJ SUSTAINING MEMBER FREE
WAJ STUDENT (LAW OR PARALEGAL) FREE
NON- MEMBER $305
PARALEGAL NON-MEMBER $145

 

Registration Rates (After March 1st)

WAJ MEMBER $260
WAJ PARALEGAL MEMBER $120
WAJ SUSTAINING MEMBER FREE
WAJ STUDENT (LAW OR PARALEGAL) FREE
NON-MEMBER $335
PARALEGAL NON-MEMBER $160
 

CLE Credit
 
WI: APPROVED FOR 6.5 CLE CREDITS, 1.0 ETHICS CREDIT

MN: APPROVED FOR 4.5 CLE CREDITS, 1.0 ETHICS CREDIT
 
PAW: APPROVED FOR 5.5 CLE CREDITS
 

Confirmation of credit will appear in written materials and on our website, www.wisjustice.org/cle.


Women's Caucus Breakfast

The WAJ Women's Caucus will meet for breakfast 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.  Please be sure to RSVP on the registration form if you plan to attend!

 
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.  Please be sure to RSVP on the registration form if you plan to attend!
 
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Luncheon
The WAJ Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section will meet for lunch at the Spring Seminar. This networking event is open to all paralegals and legal assistants.  Please be sure to RSVP on the registration form if you plan to attend!
 

 

Making Discovery Work for You

Join us for a day of presentations focused on using discovery to your advantage.
We are excited to welcome civil rights attorney Walter Kelly and criminal defense attorney Dean Strang, recently featured on the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, as our keynote speakers!

 

From Exoneration to Incarceration: 
The Steven Avery Cases


Walter Kelly 

Dean Strang

Seminar Faculty & Topics

 

7:30-8:30am: 
Breakfast Buffet (Included with Registration)

Women's Caucus Breakfast

8:30-8:45: 
WAJ Update
Russell T. Golla, WAJ President

8:45-9:45:
From Exoneration to Incarceration: The Steven Avery Cases
Walter Kelly, Walter F. Kelly Law Office
Dean Strang, Strang Bradley, LLC

9:45-10:00:

Discovering what the Defense Already Knows: Discovery in Trucking Cases
Kristin Cafferty, Habush Habush & Rottier SC

10:15-10:45
Discovering the Public Records Law: How to Access Public Information 
Paul Ferguson, Office of Open Government- Wisconsin Department of Justice 

10:45-11:15
Keeping An Eye on the Expert – Videotaping the DME
Bruce Bachhuber, Hanaway Ross SC

11:15-11:30
HITECH Means Low Costs
James Scoptur, Aiken & Scoptur SC

11:30-11:45
Don’t Take the Bait: Avoiding Defense Social Media Fishing Expeditions
Melissa Fischer, Groth Law Firm SC
Michelle Cahoon, Murphy & Prachthauser SC

11:45-12:00
Nursing Home Neglect Written Discovery
William Gleisner, Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice SC


12:00-1:00: 
Lunch Buffet (Included with Registration 
New Lawyers Section Luncheon
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Luncheon

1:00-1:15
Written Discovery in Premises Liability Cases
Amy Risseeuw, Peterson Berk & Cross SC

1:15-1:30
Discovery of Financial Information of Plaintiff & Defendant
Eric Ryberg, Habush Habush & Rottier SC

1:45-2:30
The Making of an Admissible Electronically Stored Document
Tim Edwards, Edwards Richter & Phillips LLP

2:30-2:45
DIY Video Recording Depositions
Brian Laule, Bye Goff & Rohde LTD

2:45-3:45
Ethics Presentation:
Breaking Bad: Forays off the Ethical Path

Part II

Judge Michael Aprahamian

 

Paralegal Breakout Session

                      

2:45-3:15

Ensuring Payment of Clients’ Medical Bills While Considering Effective Lien Reduction Strategies
Jacob Kempowski, The Techmeier Office of the Cochran Firm Wisconsin

3:15-3:45

Medicare 101: A Primer on Payments and the Portal
Kristen Scheuerman Knutson, Herrling Clark Law Firm
Andrea Springer, Herrling Clark Law Firm

 

 
Hotel Accommodations
 
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.
In order to receive the special room rate of $95 to $109, you will need to make your reservation no later than March 1, 2016.

Be sure to specify you are with the Wisconsin Association for Justice to receive group rate. 

 

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