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Monday, September 14 - Friday, September 18
Virtual 5K Run & Walk - Sponsored by Forge Consulting
Complete the Run & Walk anytime between Monday, September 14th and Friday, September 18th. Record your time and receive a T-Shirt from Forge Consulting!

Thursday, September 17
10:00 a.m. Break
Don't forget to visit the Exhibit Hall, open all day!

10:30 a.m.

Viewing Jury Bias Through the Lens of Modern Social Media
Artemis Malekpour, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Artemis Malekpour is a partner in the litigation consulting firm of Malekpour & Ball. With a background in psychology and psychiatric research, she specializes in focus groups, case strategy, damages and jury selection. Artemis has consulted on a wide variety of cases across the country, with a knack for identifying potential landmines, incorporating her knowledge from years of watching jury deliberations and talking with jurors.

11:30 a.m.

Lunch Break and Women's Caucus Meeting
Don't forget to visit the Exhibit Hall, open all day!

Conducting Trials Safely

U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove, Circuit Judge Patricia Summe and AAJ Vice President Tad Thomas
12:15 p.m. Litigating Against Corporations That Play to Win at All Costs
Joe Satterley, Louisville, Kentucky

Joe Satterley is one of the most highly accomplished asbestos attorneys in the United States. His drive to succeed in this area of law is based on a personal experience: Joe’s own grandfather suffered from asbestosis, a potentially deadly disease caused by asbestos exposure. He is a past president of The Kentucky Justice Association and a recipient of the Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award.
1:15 p.m. Negotiating Fair Settlements for Your Clients with Non-economic Damages
Courtney and Nick Rowley, Decorah, Iowa

Courtney Rowley is an accomplished trial lawyer with extensive courtroom experience representing victims of serious injuries, wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries and medical negligence. She is the author of Trial By Woman, Running with the Bulls, and Voir Dire and Opening. She is also the founder of Trial By Woman, a community of lawyers, mothers, daughters, legal professionals business owners and students who support one another with advice, resources and community. She practices with her husband, Nick Rowley, who will join her for part of the call, one of the top trial lawyers in the country and author of Trial By Human, available on Trial Guides.
2:15 p.m. Guided Stretch Break
2:30 p.m. 30(b)(6): Finishing your Case in One Deposition
Mark Kosieradzki, Plymouth Minnesota

Mark Kosieradzki is well known as one of the country’s leading authorities on deposition technique, strategy and law. He is the author of 30(B)(6): Deposing Corporations, Organizations & the Government, published by Trial Guides. His AAJ Press book,Deposition Obstruction: Breaking Through, has been described as the horn book for dealing with deposition obstruction. Mark’s landmark civil right case on behalf of an incarcerated woman resulted in the application of section 1983 protections to detainees.
3:30 p.m. Break
Don't forget to visit the Exhibit Hall, open all day!
4:00 p.m. Maxim of Persuasion
Russ Herman, New Orleans, Louisiana

Russ Herman is a national leader in complex torts and product liability cases. Serving as lead counsel for the case of Scott v. American Tobacco Company, Herman secured a favorable verdict for plaintiffs. Herman, who has practiced law across the country for more than fifty years, was named as the 1977 Outstanding Lawyer by the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association and has continued to receive local and national accolades since then.
5:00 p.m. Virtual Bourbon Tasting and Trivia - Sponsored by Ringler Associates - Brad Cecil, Cindy Chanley and Gayle Christen
You must be registered for the Convention, sign up, and provide a shipping address by Sept. 7 to receive the bourbon at your door.

Friday, September 18
9:00 a.m. What is a Complete Medical Record; Audit Trails in Litigation and Discovery
Jennifer Keel, Denver, Colorado and Nursine S. Jackson, Breckenridge, Colorado

Jennifer L. Keel's practice focuses on complex medical negligence cases, as well as nursing home negligence cases. Jennifer is one of the industry’s thought leaders on electronic medical records evidence and audit trail use in medical negligence litigation, and teaches lawyers across the country how to obtain and make use of this important evidence. Jennifer has published articles on various topics in medical negligence, and has lectured in various continuing legal education programs and private seminars across the country.

Nursine S. Jackson is a Master's prepared Cardiovascular Clinical Specialist and a Legal Nurse Consultant. She has been instrumental in assisting plaintiffs' attorneys in developing mechanisms to incorporate electronic medical records into their practices. Nursine screens and evaluates cases for merit and then provides support throughout the development of medical-legal-cases.
10:00 a.m. Break
Don't forget to visit the Exhibit Hall, open all day!
10:30 a.m. What is a Complete Medical Record; Audit Trails in Litigation and Discovery (Continued)
11:30 a.m. Awards Program
​Lunch Voucher provided by Kentuckiana Court Reporters
Don't forget to visit the Exhibit Hall!
12:30 p.m. The History of PFAS Chemical Contamination and the Law
Robert Bilott, Crescent Springs, Kentucky

Rob Bilott is a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP where he represents a diverse array of clients in a wide variety of complex environmental litigation issues, including the country's first PFAS chemical contamination class action, medical monitoring, mass tort, property damage, and personal injury cases and trials. The movie "Dark Waters" is based on Rob's clients who held DuPont accountable for the contamination of the water supply in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Rob settled a class action on their behalves.
2:30 p.m. Convention Concludes

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