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WELA Annual Meeting and CLE

January 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for WELA’s Annual Meeting!
Preceded by a Focus Group CLE Presentation by Jeffrey Boyd!
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Start your New Year by celebrating and connecting with your WELA friends and colleagues! The meeting and reception will be preceded?by WELA’s first CLE of the year. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at FareStart Restaurant (map). The CLE will begin at 4:00 PM and will be followed by the meeting and reception from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Please mark your calendars and RSVP using the link below as space is limited! Come hungry for food, drink, camaraderie, and an update on WELA’s 2018 plans and programming. Don’t miss this opportunity to toast our accomplishments in 2017 and inspire one another to forge ahead to upcoming victories in 2018. Please reach out to WELA if you have any questions!

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More Info on the Focus Groups CLE with Jeffrey Boyd

Presenter Jeffrey Boyd has been a trial lawyer for 35 years and, for the last 20, has been involved in a wide range of trial consulting. He is a?partner at Nelson Boyd PLLC and Boyd Trial Consulting PLLC and an adjunct professor in trial advocacy at the University of Washington School of Law.?Mr. Boyd will bring his experience and expertise to WELA in a presentation on focus groups and how they can benefit our membership in?employee representation and advocacy.

Mr. Boyd helps attorneys understand and internalize that we must deal with jurors the way they are, not as we think they should be. Through the creative and informed use of focus groups, Mr. Boyd has illustrated that we can not only evaluate cases, but that we can also discover what jurors need to know (that we are not telling them), what problems our cases have from jurors’ perspectives, how jurors feel about our witnesses and exhibits, and how jurors will translate the facts of our cases into liability and damages. Mr. Boyd encourages attorneys to use focus groups to determine the key facts and themes that truly matter to juries so that we can avoid over-trying our cases and focusing on?complexities that may favor the defense.


January 10, 2018
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm




FareStart Restaurant
700 Virginia St.
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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(206) 267-7601