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WELA’s 2019 Annual CLE – Countering Defense Tactics

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Mark your calendars for WELA’s Annual CLE! This year’s program will focus on “Countering Defense Tactics,” with presentations on discovery abuse and techniques to handle it, eliminating bogus affirmative defenses, how to combat biases and reticence in jurors, and more. The CLE will be held in the Panoramic Room of the Pacific Tower with a stunning view of the Seattle skyline and waterfront from atop Beacon Hill.

Please contact us with any questions.

Get your tickets soon to take advantage of the Early Bird price of $160 through September 12.
After that regular ticket price will be $180.  


CLE Schedule

8:30 – 9:00Registration

9:00 – 10:00Tips for Success in Early Mediation – Work It
Hon. Paris Kallas (ret.), Judicial Dispute Resolution, LLC & Nancy Maisano, Maisano Mediation

10:00 – 11:00 – Discovery Gamesmanship: How to Deal With and Overcome the Various Ploys and
Tactics Used by Opposing Counsel to Frustrate Your Case

Jamal Whitehead, Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender

11:00 – 11: 15BREAK

11:15 – 12:15 – Narrowing Issues for Trial: Motions Practice to Eliminate Improper Defenses and Evidence
James Beck, Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP

 12:15 – 1:00 – LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00Employment Case Law Update
Michael Subit, Frank Freed Subit & Thomas & Jeffrey Needle, Law Offices of Jeffrey Needle

2:00 – 3:15Embracing Your Warts: Taking Advantage of What is Perhaps Plaintiffs’ Greatest Gift in Trial
Karl Malling, Malling Law

3:15 – 3:30 – BREAK

3:30 – 4:30 Don’t Take the Bait: How to Get Top Money Damages Even When Your Client Isn’t Perfect
Beth Bloom, Bloom Law PLLC

4:30 – 5:30SOCIAL HOUR!



September 26
8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Pacific Tower: Panoramic Room
1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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(206) 267-7606