MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21        TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22        WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23        

 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24        FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

 




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Monday
11:00 AM - 11:40AM
What Does it Take to be an Effective Trucking Lawyer?
 
 
Monday
11:40 AM - 12:15 PM
Understanding the Transportation Cycle
 
 
Monday
12:15 PM - 12:50 PM
Explaining Why we Should Win Using Documents
 
 
Monday
12:50 PM - 1:05 PM
The Importance of Early Involvement When Creating a Settlement Plan for Your Client
 
 
Monday
1:05 PM - 1:40 PM
Secrets of a Former Defense Lawyer
 
 
Monday
1:40 PM - 2:15 PM
Overview of Trucking Technology
 
 
Monday
2:15 PM - 2:50 PM
Break
 
 
 
Monday
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Breakout Session-Basics
Trucking Case Intake & Immediate Actions
 
 
Monday
3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
Breakout Session-Basics
Conducting a Thorough Investigation of a Truck Case
 
 
Monday
3:50 PM - 3:55 PM
Breakout Session-Basics
Trucks: Rolling Treasure Troves of Data
 
 
Monday
3:55 PM - 4:25 PM
Breakout Session-Basics
Duties of the Professional Truck Driver
 
 
Monday
4:25 PM - 4:55 PM
Breakout Session-Basics
Motor Carrier Duties
 
 
Monday
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Breakout Session-Advanced
Broker/Shipper Liability

Understanding Freight Brokering
 
 
Monday
3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
Breakout Session-Advanced
Broker/Shipper Liability

Key Discovery/Docs in Broker Cases
 
 
Monday
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
Breakout Session-Advanced
Broker/Shipper Liability

What You Don't Know About Trucking
 
 
Monday
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakout Session-Advanced
Broker/Shipper Liability

Broker Liability: Negligent Selection
 
 
Monday
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Breakout Session-Advanced
Broker/Shipper Liability

Hidden Motor Carrier (Agency)
 
 
Monday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual Reception in Lounge
Sponsored by Forge Consulting
 
 
 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

 
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Featured Speaker: Beating the Trailer Manufacturer in Side Impact Case-Creating the Industry Standard
 
 
Tuesday
11:45 AM- 12:30 PM
Building a Trucking Expertise Specialty Law Practice: Practical and Ethical Considerations
 
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 12:40 PM
Mild TBI: An Oxymoron
 
 
Tuesday
12:40 PM - 1:10 PM
Legislative & Regulatory Overview-What's Going on in DC
 
 
Tuesday
1:10 PM - 2:10 PM
Advanced Techniques: Preparing and Taking Key Depositions
 
 
Tuesday
2:10 PM - 2:45 PM
Break
 
 
 
Tuesday
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout Session-Basics
Understanding Key Trucking Documents
 
 
Tuesday
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Breakout Session-Basics
Driver Pre-Trip Inspections
 
 
Tuesday
3:45 PM - 3:50 PM
Breakout Session-Basics
Deposition Services with Veritext Legal Solutions
 
 
Tuesday
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM
Breakout Session-Basics
Deposing Records Custodians in Truck Crash Cases
 
 
Tuesday
4:20 PM - 4:50 PM
Breakout Session-Basics
Working with Standard of Care Experts in Truck Crash Cases
 
 
Tuesday
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout Session-Advanced
Brain Injury in Trucking Cases

TBI and PTSD Overview
 
 
Tuesday
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Breakout Session-Advanced
Brain Injury in Trucking Cases
Key Literature for TBI
 
 
Tuesday
3:45 PM - 3:50 PM
Breakout Session-Advanced
Brain Injury in Trucking Cases

Strengths, Challenges and Solutions in the Medical Records of Trucking Cases
 
 
Tuesday
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM
Breakout Session-Advanced
Brain Injury in Trucking Cases

Debunking TBI Myths
 
 
Tuesday
4:20 PM - 4:50 PM
Breakout Session-Advanced
Brain Injury in Trucking Cases

Caregiver Damages
 
 
 
       

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

 
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Featured Speaker: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - FOIA
 
 
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
How Transportation Indemnity Agreements Affect Trucking Cases
 
 
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Building a 30(b)(6) Notice
 
 
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 12:40 PM
Successful Legal Intake During COVID-19
 
 
Wednesday
12:40 PM - 1:10 PM
Changes in Trucking Law 2020 - Appellate and Legal Updates
 
 
Wednesday
1:10 PM - 2:10 PM
Engaging and Motivating the Jury in Trucking Trials
 
   
Wednesday
2:10 PM - 2:45 PM
Break
 
 
 
Wednesday
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout Session-Trucking Technology
Trucking Telematics Update
 
 
Wednesday
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Breakout Session-Trucking Technology
ECM (By Manufacturer and Year)
 
 
Wednesday
3:45 PM - 3:50 PM
Breakout Session-Trucking Technology
Making Uncle Sam's Portion of Your Fees Work for You
 
 
Wednesday
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM
Breakout Session-Trucking Technology
Crash Avoice and Mitigation
 
 
Wednesday
4:20 PM - 4:50 PM
Breakout Session-Trucking Technology
What if Motor Carrier is Not Using Technology?
 
 
Wednesday
2:45 PM - 3:40 PM
Breakout Session-Board Certification Review
Board Certification Specifications and Information
 
Wednesday
3:40 PM - 3:45 PM
Breakout Session-Board Certification Review
Why You Must Talk to the (Shielded)
Ex-Employees of Your Defendant
 
 
Wednesday
3:45 PM- 4:50 PM
Breakout Session-Board Certification Review
Board Certification Specifications and Information
 
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
New Trucking Lawyers Division (NTLD) Meeting & Reception
 
 
   

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

 
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Case Framing & Jury Selection: Building Your Truck Crash Case from Intake to Verdict
 
 
Thursday
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Calling the Corporate Rep to the Stand
 
 
Thursday
12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
So You're a Great Trucking Lawyer...How Do You Let People Know
 
 
Thursday
12:35 PM - 1:20 PM
Crossing the Defense Expert at Trial
 
 
Thursday
1:20 PM - 2:05 PM
Addressing Money in Jury Selection, Opening, Examinations and Closing
 
Thursday
2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
Break
 
 
 
Thursday
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout Session-Trucking Cases by Common Collision Cause
Preparing Rear End Truck Crash Cases: CDL and FMCSA Driver Standards of Care; Investigation, Reconstruction, Strategies
 
 
Thursday
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Breakout Session-Trucking Cases by Common Collision Cause
Preparing Left Turn, Right Turn & U-Turn Truck Crash Cases: CDL and FMCSA Driver Standards of Care; Investigation, Reconstruction, Strategies
 
 
Thursday
3:45 PM - 3:55 PM
Breakout Session-Trucking Cases by Common Collision Cause
Through the Lens of an Accident Reconstructionist
 
 
Thursday
3:55 PM - 4:25 PM
Breakout Session-Trucking Cases by Common Collision Cause
Preparing Truck Backing Injury Cases: CDL and FMCSA Driver Standards of Care; Premises Liability Theories; Investigation, Reconstruction, Strategies
 
 
Thursday
4:25 PM - 4:55 PM
Breakout Session-Trucking Cases by Common Collision Cause
Preparing Parked Trucks, Stopped Trucks and Slow Moving Truck Cases: CDL and FMCSA Driver Standards of Care; Investigation, Reconstruction, Strategies
 
 
Thursday
2:45 PM - 3:05 PM
Breakout Session-Live Zoom Jury Selection/FocusGroup
Live Zoom Jury Selection Focus Group for Truck Crash Cases.
 
Thursday
3:05 PM - 3:10 PM
Breakout Session-Live Zoom Jury Selection/FocusGroup
Attorney Fee Deferrals
 
 
Thursday
3:10 PM - 4:35 PM
Breakout Session-Live Zoom Jury Selection/FocusGroup
Focus Group Topics to be Explored:
  • Framing Claims Against Truck Driver with a CDL: Exploring Juror Attitudes About Expectations of Professional Drivers
  • Framing Comparative Negligence in a Truck Crash Case: Using Jury Instruction Strategies in Jury Selection
  • Framing Punitive Damages in a Truck Crash Case:  Considerations in McHaffie Rule Jurisdictions
 
Thursday
4:35 PM - 4:55 PM
Breakout Session-Live Zoom Jury Selection/FocusGroup
Focus Group Wrap Up-What We Learned


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25  

 
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Effective Demand Packages: Best Practices
 
Friday
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Effective Mediation Strategies in Truck Crash Cases
 
Friday
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
Update: The Latest on Compliantly Minimizing Medicare's Bite From Your Settlements
 
 
Friday
1:05 PM - 2:05 PM
Ethics in Assessment and Argument of Value of Cases 
 
Friday
2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
Practical Tips from Board Certified & Board Eligible Lawyers: Chameleon Carriers; Negligent Claims Handling, and Hidden Considerations in Truck Accident Litigation 
 


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