2017 WAJ Women's Caucus Retreat & Seminar




Thursday, September 14th

4:00 PM    Registration is Open

5:00 PM    Trivia with QuizMaster, Networking and Reception

7:00 PM    Dinner, Women's Caucus Business Meeting and Special Guest Presentation

8:30 PM    Late Night Networking


Friday, September 15th

7:30 AM    Registration is Open

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM    Student Breakfast and Roundtable Discussions. Panel Includes: Jacqueline Nuckels, Angela Dentice, Kristen Scheuerman and Laura Lyons

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM    General Attendee Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM   Welcome and Seminar Opening: Jackie Nuckels, Women's Caucus Chair


Welcome and Women's Caucus Update 

Jackie Nuckels, an attorney with Jacobs Injury Law, S.C. in Milwaukee, devotes her practice exclusively to the representation of injured clients.  She has represented hundreds of individuals who have been seriously injured in automobile collisions, truck accidents, premises accidents, and workplace incidents.  She has also represented individuals who are injured by unsafe products and as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect.



8:30 AM Special Guest Speaker: Patricia C. Bobb, Patricia C. Bobb & Associates.


Attorney Patricia C. Bobb, is an experienced, innovative trial attorney who has dedicated her life to help those who cannot help themselves.

"The thing that I love about what I do is when you’re successful in getting compensation for people who have been injured or died, you really feel you’ve made a difference in someone’s life.”

A principal of the law firm of Patricia C. Bobb & Associates, and Of Counsel to the law firm of Meyers & Flowers, Patricia’s litigation practice focuses on representing individuals in personal injury cases with an emphasis on medical malpractice. She has tried more than 100 jury and bench trials in federal and state courts. Her experience and integrity as a lawyer is confirmed by her selection by both judges and fellow attorneys to act as a mediator in arbitrating more than 50 major medical malpractice cases.

Patricia’s outstanding achievements both in and outside the courtroom have been recognized by her peers. From 2007 to 2016, she has been named by her peers via Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers survey, as the #1 Woman Lawyer in Illinois, the #1 Woman Consumer Lawyer in Illinois, the #1 Woman Personal Injury Lawyer in Illinois, and one of the Top 10 Leading Women Litigators in Illinois.

She is involved in the training of other lawyers as a member of the Board of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, having previously served as its Chairman. She is a former Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy for Northwestern University Law School and has taught, spoken and written for various bar associations and advocacy programs for over 30 years including the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and many others state and national organizations.


9:30 AM Break

10:00 AM: Voir Dire: Tips for Picking the “Right” Jury

Session Overview: Getting the right jury can make or break a case. Knowing which jurors to strike from the panel is a difficult and often tricky process. This seminar will provide helpful tips in attempting to pick the right jury and how to avoid pitfalls in the jury selection process.

Molly Lavin, a shareholder with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. in Waukesha, is a second-generation lawyer, following in the footsteps of her father. Ms. Lavin focuses her practice in the area general personal injury law. This means that Ms. Lavin has handled cases with a varied set of facts. Many of her cases involve injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. She has also handled cases involving nursing home injuries; slip and falls, sexual assaults, dog bites; pharmacy errors, and injuries caused by home or building owners and/or contractors.



10:30 AM:  Technology in the Courtroom:  Easy, Inexpensive and Effective

Session Overview: Trial technology used to cost thousands, required expert knowledge and an extra body in the courtroom just to run the equipment.  With the advent of tablets, Bluetooth and even cellular technology, you can bring a polished presentation to the courtroom every time without breaking the bank.  

Ann S. Jacobs is the founder of Jacobs Injury Law in Milwaukee.  Her practice includes automobile accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, financial abuse/fraud, as well as medical malpractice cases.  Ms. Jacobs began her legal career as a public defender, litigating dozens of jury trials over nearly a decade, from juvenile cases to homicides.  She honed her trial skills during that period, and championed cases for her clients. 





11:00 ETHICS SESSION:  Don’t Take That Tone With Me: The Ethics of Civility

Session Overview: Often, as lawyers, especially as women in litigation, we walk a difficult line between fierce advocacy for clients and causes, and appropriate decorum in court and with opposing parties.  This seminar will explore the interplay between client expectations, the Rules of Professional Conduct, and our own personalities and sensibilities, in maintaining an effective, civil practice. 

Stacie H. Rosenzweig, an attorney with Halling & Cayo S.C. in Milwaukee, focuses her practice in the area of professional ethics and licensing, including defending lawyers in disciplinary and malpractice matters, and assisting attorneys seeking admission or reinstatement to the bar. She also works with other credentialed professionals, and represents individuals and businesses in employment and civil litigation matters.





12:00 Networking Lunch



Are You a Current Law Student?
Cost: FREE for current law students! WAJ will cover your seminar registration fee AND lodging at the Sundara Inn and Spa.

Students - Be sure to join us for our Student Breakfast on Friday!
All students are encouraged to join us for breakfast on Friday morning before the start of the seminar, featuring a short presentation with a few of our female attorney members. Be sure to complete the mentoring forms and WAJ will assign you a member mentor.  


Seminar Location & Lodging Information:

Thursday and Friday Events/Seminar Sessions will be held in the Glacier Canyon Conference Center: 45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI  53965

Room Block Deadline: August 15, 2017.  Attendees can still receive our group rate based on availability after this date.

WAJ has reserved a block of rooms at Sundara Inn and Spa and Glacier Canyon Lodge, located at the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. Several rooming options are available. 

Sundara Inn & Spa (a short drive to conference center), contact Nicole Loveluck at nloveluck@sundaraspa.com  or (608)253-9200 or 1-888-735-8181 to reserve your room and mention that you are attending the WI Association for Justice Women’s Caucus Seminar. To learn more about the facility and spa services, visit www.sundaraspa.com.

Sundara Rates are based on Double Occupancy

  • Premier: $219
  • Exclusive: $259
  • Plush: $319
  • Luxury: $419
  • Villa Suite: $289
  • Villa: $499


Glacier Canyon Lodge is part of the Wilderness Resort and attached to the Conference Center.  Call (800)867-9453 to make your reservations.  Our Block is under: Wisconsin Association for Justice - Women's Caucus. For more information on the facility, visit www.glaciercanyonlodge.com.

Glacier Canyon Room Rates:

  • Standard Room: $99.99
  • 2 Bedroom Deluxe: $139.99

Discounted Spa Services at Sundara
All seminar participants are invited to enjoy any spa service for 15% off the listed price for services booked for use on Thursday, Sept. 14th.  Guests may arrive early or stay later for scheduled spa appointments. To make arrangements, contact Alyssa Mullin at (888) 735-8181 or amullin@sundaraspa.com.


Additional Information on Lodging Options:

Sundara Inn & Spa (Short Drive to seminar location) 


  • Guests at the Spa Inn receive a 15% discount off treatments for services booked for Thursday, Sept 14 use.
  • Check in is at 4:00 pm - Check out at 11:00 am.
  • Spa Breakfast included with room
  • Parking and wireless internet access is complimentary
  • Overnight guests enjoy unlimited access to the entire facility
  • $20 nightly resort fee; $40 additional person fee; 12.25% tax
  • Sundara has a no pet policy.
  • Sundara's entire 26-acres are smoke-free.
  • One night's deposit is due at the time of reservation for each room.


Glacier Canyon Lodge (attached to the Conference Center):


  • One night's deposit is due at the time of reservation for each room.
  • Check in is at 4:00 pm - Check out at 11:00 am.
  • Credit Card Verification & Photo ID required at check-in.
  • All rooms are non-smoking.
  • The Resort has a no pet policy.
  • All guest rooms are subject to a $12.95 per night Resort Fee
  • All guest rooms are subject to a 12.25% room tax 
  • Room rates are quoted for up to 4 people in a standard room, each additional person beyond 4 will result in a charge up to $20 per person/per night
  • Reservations canceled 72-hours prior to the arrival date will be charged a $30 fee. Cancellations within 72 hours pay for the entire room rate. Condos, Cabins & Villas are subject to a 14-day cancellation policy with a $30 cancellation fee.



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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds
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. Cancellations made less than 3 business days prior to the program will incur the full registration cost.  

At the Door Registrations will incur a $20 late fee.