2017 WAJ Summer Seminar


WAJ Summer Seminar
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva


Friday, July 14th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

CASE FRAMING with Mark Mandell

If you want to succeed in trial, then you have to find the reasons that will make your juries care.

At this seminar, you will learn the newest innovation in preparing and trying your cases. Developed by AAJ Past President Mark Mandell, the Case Framing paradigm relies on the latest research in decision science and psychology to help you find the overall case frame, identify the "I Just Can't Get Over" issues, and echo those issues throughout trial. The underlying premise is that just verdicts result when everything presented at trial is framed and sequenced to focus juror attention on the points you most want to make. Your case is about what you focus it on—focus the jury's attention on what actually matters.


Mark Mandell: Mr. Mandell practices law at Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair, Ltd, in Providence, Rhode Island. He specializes in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, dram shop and products liability cases. He is triple Board Certified, nationally.  His certifications are in the areas of Civil Trials, Civil Pretrial and Medical Negligence Litigation.  Mr. Mandell is currently listed in "The Best Lawyers in America." He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. Mr. Mandell is a past president of American Association for Justice, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, and the Rhode Island Bar Association.  He is the immediate past chair of the Board of Directors of the Roger Williams University School of Law.  He has more million dollar verdicts and verdicts of over $10,000,000 than any other lawyer in Rhode Island history.  Most recently, he obtained the largest verdict and judgment in a medical negligence trial in Rhode Island history. The judgment was for $31,500,000.


Seminar Information:

Included with Registration:

  • Breakfast Buffet
    • Women's Caucus Breakfast Meeting
    • New Lawyers Breakfast Meeting
  • Weblink to Seminar Materials
  • Break Refreshments & Snacks
Hard Copy Seminar Materials:
  • Member Pricing: $49
  • Non-Member Pricing: $150

Join us for dinner on Friday Night!

Food, Drinks and Entertainment!


Lodging Information

Grand Geneva Resort
Address: 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone: (262) 203-8074

Call the hotel directly to reserve your lodging.  Be sure to reference Wisconsin Association for Justice to receive group rate. 


Timber Ridge Lodge at Grand Geneva - (includes waterpark!)
Address: 7020 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone: (866) 636-4502

Call the hotel directly to reserve your lodging.  Be sure to reference Wisconsin Association for Justice to receive group rate. 

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Cancellation Policy

Cancelation & Substitution Policy
Cancelation Policy & Substitution: 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 registration will incur a $20 late fee.