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WELA’s Annual CLE – Behind the Scenes: Tips and Tricks from Those in the Know

September 7, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Join your WELA colleagues for a day of learning and lively discussion focusing on the “behind the scenes” of effective employment law practices. Presentation topics will include employer investigations, electronically stored information, defendant perspectives on litigation and discovery, whistleblower cases, and more. Justice Debra Stephens will speak on appellate advocacy, and you won’t want to miss the case law update with Jeffrey Needle and Michael Subit!

Please contact us with any questions.

CLE Schedule

8:30 – 9:00Registration

9:00 – 10:00Internal Investigators: Friend or Foe?
Aviva Kamm, Stokes Lawrence; Beth Bloom, Frank Freed Subit & Thomas

10:00 – 10:45There and Back Again: Reflections from a Former Defense Lawyer
Jamal Whitehead, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender

10:45 – 11:00BREAK

11:00 – 11:45Making ESI Discovery Work for You
Marc Cote, Frank Freed Subit & Thomas

11:45 – 12:15LUNCH

12:15 – 1:30State and Federal Case Law Update
Michael Subit, Frank Freed Subit & Thomas; Jeffrey Needle, Law Offices of Jeffrey Needle

1:30 – 2:30Great Lawyers Admit When They’re Wrong: Learning from Our Gaffes and Goofs
Victoria Vreeland, Vreeland Law; Toby Marshall, Terrell Marshall Law Group;
Rebecca Roe, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender – Moderated by Denise Diskin, Teller & Associates

2:30 – 2:45BREAK

2:45 – 3:30Spotting, Investigating, and Pursuing Whistleblower Claims
Erin Pettigrew, Breskin Johnson & Townsend

3:30 – 4:30From the Bench: Appellate Advocacy Insights
Justice Debra Stephens, Washington State Supreme Court

3:45 – 4:30SOCIAL HOUR!



September 7, 2017
8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Denise Diskin
Lindsay Halm


Pacific Tower: Panoramic Room
1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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