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WELA’s Annual CLE 2023

October 20, 2023

WELA’s Annual CLE 2023
Storytelling Throughout Litigation

Registration for the Annual WELA CLE is now available! We hope you’ve been saving the date: October 20, 2023 at the Edgewater Hotel. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, as well as a happy hour to follow.

For those who cannot make the trip to Seattle, a virtual option is also available on our event webpage.

The theme this year is “Storytelling Throughout Litigation.” Our speakers will discuss storytelling in depositions, class action litigation, and trial, how to empower your clients in revisiting their experiences, and how to incorporate the often-untold stories of cultural or immigration history into your case. As always, we will conclude with a lively discussion of Washington case updates.

A registration link may be found here: https://welacle.org.

After you have registered, you will receive a password for the event website. Please specify whether you intend to join us in-person or virtually. Breakfast, lunch, and happy hour refreshments are included in the price of admission. We look forward to seeing you there!

6 CLE Credits, pending WSBA Approval


CLE Schedule

8:30 – 9:00:   Breakfast 

9:00 – 9:05:    Opening Remarks  

9:10 – 10:00:    Reframing Litigation Stress as an Opportunity for
Empowering Clients

Meaghan Driscoll (Connelly Law Offices)

10:05 – 11:05:    Story Crafting in Depositions and Beyond
Ada K. Wong (AKW Law, P.C.)

11:10 – 12:40:    More Than Just the Numbers: Using Storytelling Throughout Class Action Litigation
Beth Terrell (Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC)
Cindy Heidelberg (Breskin, Johnson & Townsend)
Marc Cote (Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP)
Jennifer Robbins (Barnard, Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP)

12:40 – 1:40:   Lunch Break

1:40 – 2:30:  Telling Untold Stories
Junga Cha (Cha & Alexander Law Firm P.S.)

2:35 – 3:35:   The Power of Your Client’s Story at Trial: Building Your Narrative to Overcome Defense Tactics Before Judge and Jury
Elizabeth Hanley (Schroeter Goldmark Bender)

3:40 – 4:40:  The Year in Review: Washington Case Updates 
Michael Subit (Frank Freed Subit & Thomas)
Jeffrey Needle (Law Offices of Jeffrey Needle)

4:40 – 4:50:  Closing remarks/announcements

5:00 – 6:00:  Happy Hour!



October 20, 2023


The Edgewater
2411 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121 United States
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