THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23        FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24        SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25     

 




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Thursday
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM
General Session
Welcome and Introduction
 
 
Thursday
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
General Session
The Cast of Characters - Potential Witnesses in Your Trucking Case
 
 
Thursday
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
General Session
Video and Data Together Early
 
 
Thursday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
General Session
Recognizing and Resolving Ethics Issues in Trucking Cases
 
 
Thursday
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Refreshment Break sponsored by Trial Lawyer Nation
 
Thursday
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
General Session
Personal Jurisdiction - Recent U.S. Supreme Court Cases on Multiple Defendants
 
 
Thursday
3:45 PM- 4:05 PM
General Session
Take the Mystery Out of Structuring and Deferring Attorney Fees-Why and When it Makes Sense
 
Thursday
4:05 PM - 4:35 PM
General Session
Essential Documents in Every Trucking Case
 
 
Thursday
4:35 PM - 5:05 PM
General Session
Overcoming Defense Tactics
 
 
Thursday
5:05 PM - 5:45 PM
General Session
Deposing Truck Drivers
 
Karonnie Truzy
 
Thursday
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Breakout Session-Board Certification
Board Certification in Truck Accident Law Information and Review
 
 
Thursday
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakout Session-Board Certification
Priority Responsible Funding
 
Brett Findler
 
Thursday
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Breakout Session-Board Certification
Board Certification in Truck Accident Law Information and Review
 
 
Thursday
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Welcome Reception Sponsored by Forge Consulting
 
 
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

 
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
General Session
Telematics Systems: What They Are, How to Use the Rules of Procedure to Obtain the Data, and Standards for Admissibility
 
 
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
General Session
Cell Phones and Mobile Devices: What Data Exists, How to Get it, and How to Make it Admissible
 
 
Friday
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
General Session
Examples of Telematics in Real Cases
 
 
Friday
10:15 AM - 10:35APM
Refreshment Break
 
Friday
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
General Session
Former Employees and Other Similar Incidents
 
 
Friday
11:05 AM - 11:20 AM
General Session
Triage the Financial Issues in Your Trucking Cases - Pre Settlement - Get Paid Faster
 
 
Friday
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
General Session
Alcoholism, Addiction, and Mental Health in the Legal Profession
 
 
Friday
12:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Sponsored by Physician Life Care Planning
 
Friday
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
General Session
Crafting a Winning Trial Story
 
 
Friday
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
General Session
Opening Statement in a Truck Crash Case
 
 
Friday
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
General Session
Cross-Examination: Making Your Case with Their Experts
 
 
Friday
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Refreshment Break
 
 
 
Friday
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
General Session
Direct Examination in the Plaintiff's Case
 
 
Friday
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
General Session
Closing Argument in a Truck Crash Case
 
   
Friday
5:20 PM - 6:45 PM
New Trucking Lawyers Division Meeting & Reception
Sponsored by RGK Consultants
 
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Breakout Session-Standards of Care
The Rules in Trucking: FMCSRs, CDL Manual and More
 
 
Friday
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Breakout Session-Standards of Care
Requirements and Issues About Truck Driver Training
 
 
Friday
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Breakout Session-Standards of Care
Hiring and Qualification of Truck Drivers
 
 
Friday
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Refreshment Break
 
Friday
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
Breakout Session-Standards of Care
FMCSA's Safety Management Cycle
 
 
Friday
11:05 AM - 11:20 AM
Breakout Session-Standards of Care
Trucks: Treasure Troves of Data!
 
 
Friday
11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
Breakout Session-Standards of Care
Overcoming the Sudden Emergency Defense
 
Joshua Leizerman
 
Friday
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
Breakout Session-Standards of Care
Direct Negligence Claims Against Motor Carriers
 
 
Friday
12:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Sponsored by Physician Life Care Planning
 
Friday
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Breakout Session-Specific Cases
Truck Rear Ends Plaintiff: Establishing the Negligence of Both the Driver and the Company
 
 
Friday
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Breakout Session-Specific Cases
Plaintiff Rear Ends Truck: Establishing the Negligence of Both the Driver and the Company
 
 
Friday
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Breakout Session-Specific Cases
Lane Change Cases: Establishing the Negligence of Both the Driver and the Company
 
 
Friday
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Breakout Session-Specific Cases
Left Turns/U-Turn Cases; Establishing the Negligence of Both the Driver and the Company
 
 
Friday
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Refreshment Break
 
Friday
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Breakout Session-Specific Cases
Right Turn Cases: Establishing the Negligence of Both the Driver and the Company
 
 
Friday
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakout Session-Specific Cases
Delivering More
 
 
Friday
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Breakout Session-Specific Cases
Handling Adverse Weather Cases: Using the Regulations and Other Publications to Establish Driver and Corporate Negligence
 
 
Friday
5:20 PM - 6:45 PM
New Trucking Lawyers Division Meeting & Reception
Sponsored by RGK Consultants
 
 
       

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

 
Saturday
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM
General Session
Intake/Investigation: What to do Immediately Upon Being Retained
 
 
Saturday
9:10 AM - 9:25 AM
General Session

AskTheLawyers
 
 
Saturday
9:25 AM - 9:55 AM
General Session

Research/Obtaining Evidence Outside the Discovery Process
 
 
Saturday
9:55 AM - 10:25 AM
General Session

Inspection of Trucks, Trailers and Scenes
 
 
Saturday
10:25 AM - 10:45 AM
Refreshment Break
 
Saturday
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
General Session

Broker/Shipper Liability
 
 
Saturday
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
General Session

Multiple Vehicle Pileups
 
Kate Harvey-Lee
 
Saturday
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
General Session

How Drivers Cheat on ELDs
 
Kurt Maahs
 
Saturday
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Sponsored by Alert Communications
 
Saturday
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
General Session

Update on Trucking Specific Legal Issues
 
 
Saturday
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
General Session

Avoiding SNAP Removal
 
 
Saturday
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
General Session

Venue, Pre-Suit Discovery and TROs
 
 
Saturday
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Refreshment Break
 
Saturday
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
General Session
Handling the Monster Case: Legal Strategies for Developing Liability Theories and Overcoming Legal Challenges
 
Saturday
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
General Session
Closing Remarks
 
 
Saturday
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Breakout Session-Narrowing Your Case to Win Liability and Damages
Speed Trial for Trucking Cases
 
 
Saturday
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM
Breakout Session-Narrowing Your Case to Win Liability and Damages
Using Core Truths to Identify What Really Matters
 
 
Saturday
10:25 AM - 10:45 AM
Refreshment Break
 
Saturday
10:45 AM- 12:00 PM
Breakout Session-Narrowing Your Case to Win Liability and Damages
Advanced Thoughts on Identifying and Arguing Damages
 
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Breakout Session-Narrowing Your Case to Win Liability and Damages
Recognizing Liability in Construction Work Zones
 
 
Saturday
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Sponsored by Alert Communications
 
Saturday
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Breakout Session-Important Topics
When Your Client is Also a Truck Driver
 
 
Saturday
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Breakout Session-Important Topics
The 3-Step Blueprint to Growing Your Truck Accident Caseload
 
 
Saturday
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Breakout Session-Important Topics
Distracted Driving
 
 
Saturday
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Breakout Session-Important Topics
Preventability Determinations
 
 
Saturday
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Refreshment Break
 
Saturday
3:45 PM
Rejoin General Session
 
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