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WELA’s Annual CLE 2021

November 4, 2021


Registration is Open for WELA’s Annual CLE!
Trials in 2020 and Beyond

The CLE will take place Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 9:00am to 4:00pm, virtually via Zoom. 

We will hear from litigators who have tried cases during the pandemic, as well as judges who have designed virtual trial protocols, presided over virtual trials, and can share insights about what a return to “normal” trials may look like in the coming years. Last but not least, we will hear key case updates during our perennial favorite “Mutt  & Jeff Show.”

CLE Schedule

9:00:  Event Starts, Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:00:  Pandemic Trials: Perspectives From the Bench
Honorable Regina Cahan (Civil Chief, King County Superior Court)
Honorable Stanley Bastian (Chief, U.S. Eastern District)
Honorable Richard Creatura (Chief Magistrate, U.S. Western District)

10:05 – 11:05:   Voir Dire: Prepare, Practice, Protect, and Get to the Point!
Katie Chamberlain, MacDonald, Hoague, & Bayless

11:10 – 12:10:   Circumstantial Evidence: Drawing Inferences to
Prove Employer Motive

Toby Marshall, Terrell Marshall Law Group
Matthew Lee, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman

12:10 – 12:40:  Lunch Break

12:40 – 1:40:  Using Storytelling and Themes to Persuade and Simplify
Beth Bloom, Bloom Law

1:45 – 2:45:  Preparing for the Big Closing
With a focus on Di-az et al. v. Tesla, Inc. et al. (N.D. Cal. October 4, 2021),
resulting in a verdict of $137 million.
J. Bernard Alexander III, Alexander Morrison + Fehr LLP

2:50 – 3:50:  The Mutt & Jeff Show: A Lively Discussion of Key Case Updates
Michael Subit, Frank Freed Subit & Thomas
Jeffrey Needle, Law Offices of Jeffrey Needle

3:50 – 4:00:  Final Questions, Closing Remarks

We have hired professionals again this year to make sure this large virtual gathering goes smoothly for everyone, which is built into the ticket price of $50. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note: This CLE is only open to current WELA Members.
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See you there!

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November 4, 2021