2017 WAJ Women's Caucus Retreat & Seminar
Thu, September 14, 2017
4:00 PM to
Fri, September 15, 2017
1:00 PM CT
Registration for this event has expired. Contact WAJ at Cell (608) 206-0406 for assistance, or register onsite at Glacier Canyon Conference Center, 45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.
Wisconsin Association for Justice
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.
NEW STRATEGIES FOR CAPTURING THE
Attorney Patricia C. Bobb, is an experienced, innovative trial attorney who has dedicated her life to help those who cannot help themselves.
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
SPECIAL FOR LAW STUDENTS
Are You a Current Law Student?
Students - Be sure to join us for our Student Breakfast on Friday!
Seminar Location & Lodging Information:
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 email@example.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
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:
Discounted Spa Services at Sundara
Additional Information on Lodging Options:
Sundara Inn & Spa (Short Drive to seminar location)
Glacier Canyon Lodge (attached to the Conference Center):
Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds
Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds
At the Door Registrations will incur a $20 late fee.