THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12        FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13        SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14


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Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Registration
 
 
Thursday
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM
Welcome
 
 
Thursday
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Intake and Immediate Investigation of Truck/CMV Crash Cases
 
 
Thursday
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Preservation of Evidence in a Truck Crash Case
 
 
Thursday
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Finding All the Potential Defendants and Coverage-Intro to the Transportation Cycle
 
 
Thursday
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Exhibitor Introductions
 
 
Thursday
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Arranging for and Attending the Truck/Vehicle Inspections-What Details and Experts are Needed?
 
 
Thursday
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Knowing When to Say "No" - Even in a Truck Crash Case
 
 
Thursday
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Break
 
 
 
Thursday
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Using Injunctions and Legal Process to Get Access to the Truck and Obtain the Data and the Cell Phones/Tablets/Telematics
 
 
Thursday
4:00 PM -4:30 PM
Causes of Action to Consider in a Truck Crash Case
 
Melissa Mosier
 
Thursday
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
The Crossroads of Litigation and Special Needs Planning
 
 
Thursday
4:50 PM- 5:35 PM
Demystifying Your First Truck Trial
 
Thursday
5:35 PM - 5:45 PM
How e-PIP Technology Can Benefit Your Case
 
 
Thursday
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
The Magic of the Public Information Available-Online, PRR, FOIA
 
 
Thursday
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Special Breakout Session
Board Certification Specifications and Information 
 
Thursday
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Forge Consulting
 
 
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

 
FRIDAY
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
 
 
 
Friday
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Key Written Discovery in the Truck Crash Case
 
 
 
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Cross Examining the Truck Crash Reconstruction Expert
 
 
 
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Using Jury Instructions and Trial Exhibits Early in Your Case and in Depositions
 
 
 
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Exhibitor Introductions
 
 
Friday
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Preparing for the Depositions in a Truck Crash Case-What Info and Documents are Needed and When
 
 
 
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Break
 
 
Friday
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Trial Sequencing is Just as Important as Case Framing
 
 
 
Friday
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Utilizing Your Experts in Preparing for and Attending the Defense Depositions
 
 
 
Friday
11:45 AM- 12:00 PM
How Medicare Can Haunt Trial Lawyers-Even Decades Into the Future
 
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
What Does it Mean to Have a Safety Culture in a Trucking Company
 
 
Friday
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Alert Communications Sponsored Luncheon
 
 
Friday
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
From Hostage to Hero:  Become the Hero Jurors Need
 
 
Friday
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Lessons from the Trenches: What I Have Learned So Far About Preparation, Mediation and Trial of Truck Crash Cases
 
 
Friday
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Break
 
 
Friday
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drug and Alcohol Issues in Your Truck Crash Case
 
 
Friday
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Using Other Similar Incidents to Prove Punitive Damages in Your Truck Crash Case
 
 
Friday
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Exhibitor Introductions
 
 
Friday
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Unique Issues When Representing the Truck Driver Plaintiff
 
 
Friday
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Telling the Story with Words That Matter
 
 
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Special Breakout Session
The Art of Preparing For and Taking the Trial Cross Depo During Discovery-Tips From the Pros 
 
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Special Breakout Session
How to Build a Trucking Specialty Practice-Is That What You Really Want? Are You Prepared to Make the Sacrifices? 
 
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Special Breakout Session
When CMVs Crash with Ride Share Vehicles
 
 
 
Friday
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
New Trucking Lawyers Division Meeting & Reception
(Open to lawyers that are new to handling trucking litigation)
 
       

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

 
Saturday
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
 
 
 
Saturday
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Notes From the Defense ABA Mega Conference-What is the Defense Saying About Us and Our Clients?
 
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Update on MCS-90 Litigation and Potential Bad Faith, Schedule E/F
 
 
Saturday
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Dealing with Defense Confidentiality Requests in Discovery and Settlement
 
 
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Using Video in All Aspects of Trucking Litigation
 
 
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Four Necessary Ingredients to a Case-Driving Truck Accident Webpage
 
 
Saturday
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
The Best Techniques for Maximizing Your Truck Crash Cases at Mediation
 
   
Saturday
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Break
 
 
 
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Liabilities Arising From the Use of Intermodal Containers on the Nation's Highways
 
 
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Update on McHafee/Clooney Issue
 
 
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Road Construction Zone Crashes
 
 
Saturday
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Luncheon Sponsored by Physician Life Care Planning
 
 
 
Saturday
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Independent Contractor Defense - XPO/FEDEX, Etc.
 
 
Saturday
2:00 PM- 2:45 PM
Getting Around the Graves Amendment
 
 
Saturday
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Update on the Status of Broker Shipper and FAAAA Preemption
 
 
Saturday
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Chameleon and New Entrant Carriers
 
 
Saturday
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Closing Remarks
 
Saturday
4:00 PM
Adjourn
 
 


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