Agenda

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Moderator – Gibson Vance

7:30 am – 8:20 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:20 am – 8:25 am Invocation: Aigner Kolom, Attorney
Introductions & Welcome: Gibson Vance, Principal
8:25 am – 8:50 am A Lawyer’s Work to Better Society (25 minute CLE)
Jere Beasley, Founder
8:50 am – 9:10 am Voir Dire – Opportunity (20 minute CLE)
Charlie Potts, Briskman & Binion, P.C.
9:10 am – 9:30 am Opening Statements (20 minute CLE)
Greg Allen, Lead Products Liability Attorney
9:30 am – 9:50 am Fact Witness Preparation & Examination (20 minute CLE)
Kendall Dunson, Principal
9:50 am – 10:10 am Experts – Preparation, Direct & Cross Examination (20 minute CLE)
Mike Andrews, Principal
10:10 am – 10:30 am Discovery (20 minute CLE)
Ben Baker, Principal
10:30 am – 10:55 am Break
10:55 am – 11:15 am Maximizing Damages (20 minute CLE)
LaBarron Boone, Principal
11:15 am – 11:35 am Negotiation (20 minute CLE)
Cole Portis, Personal Injury Section Head
11:35 am – 11:55 am Investigation (20 minute CLE)
Bruce Huggins, Lead Investigator
11:55 am – 12:15 pm Pre-Trial & Trial-Motions (20 minute CLE)
Stephanie Monplaisir, Associate
12:15 pm – 12:35 pm Closing Arguments (20 minute CLE)
Greg Allen, Lead Products Liability Attorney
12:35 pm – 12:55 pm A Client’s Perspective
Colin Lacy, Beasley Allen client
12:55 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch – Convention Center C & D

Lunch Invocation
Leigh O’Dell, Principal

Presentation of Beasley Allen Pro Bono Award
Tom Methvin, Managing Attorney

How Our World Changed in One Short Year (60 minute CLE)
Dr. David Bronner, CEO Retirement Systems of Alabama

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm Overcoming Obstacles to a Satisfying Practice (40 minute CLE)
Attorney General Steve Marshall
2:40 pm – 3:25 pm Consumer Fraud Panel Discussion (45 minute CLE)
W. Daniel “Dee” Miles, III, Consumer Fraud Section Head
Lance Gould, Principal
Larry Golston, Principal
Archie Grubb, Principal
Clay Barnett, Principal
Ali Hawthorne, Principal
Andrew Brashier, Principal
Leslie Pescia, Associate
Rachel Boyd, Of Counsel
3:25 pm – 3:45 pm Talc (20 minute CLE)
Leigh O’Dell, Principal
Ted Meadows, Principal
3:45 pm – 4:05 pm Invokana (20 minute CLE)
Danielle Mason, Principal
4:05 pm – 4:15 pm Testosterone (10 minute CLE)
Matt Teague, Principal
4:15 pm – 4:25 pm Emerging Mass Torts (10 minute CLE)
Andy Birchfield, Mass Torts Section Head
4:25 pm – 4:55 pm What You Can’t See CAN Hurt You (Nursing Home & Toxic Exposure) (30 minute CLE)
• Contaminated Water Source – Rhon Jones, Toxic Torts Section Head
• Mesothelioma Rhon Jones
• Benzene & Glyphosates – John Tomlinson, Principal
• Nursing Home Abuse – Chris Boutwell, Principal
4:55 pm – 5:10 pm Trucking Litigation
Chris Glover, Principal and Author of An Introduction to Truck Accident Claims
5:10 pm – 5:20 pm Tire Failure, Tread Separation & Blowouts (10 minute CLE)
Ben Baker, Principal and Author of Tire Litigation: A Primer
5:20 pm – 5:30 pm Exploring the World of Aviation Litigation (10 minute CLE)
Mike Andrews, Principal and Author of Aviation Litigation & Accident Investigation
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner & Dessert Reception
Montgomery Performing Arts Center Atrium

Friday, November 17, 2017

Moderator – Kendall Dunson

7:30 am – 8:30 am Prayer Breakfast
Alabama Ballroom
8:30 am – 8:45 am Beasley Allen Atlanta office update
Chris Glover, Principal
8:45 am – 9:15 am Alabama Association for Justice Review (30 minute CLE)
Frank Woodson, President, Alabama Association for Justice
9:15 am – 10:15 am The Ethics of Marketing in a Digital Age (60 minute CLE)
Jabez LeBret, Chief Marketing Officer, GNGF and best-selling author
10:15 am – 10:45 am With Justice for All in a Changing America (30 minute CLE)
Morris Dees, Co-Founder of Southern Poverty Law Center
10:45 am – 11:15 am How to Address the Reality of Alcoholism, Addiction, and
Mental Health Disorders Among Alabama Attorneys
(30 minute CLE)
Rob Thornhill, Director, Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program
11:15 am – 11:45 am State of the Alabama State Bar (30 minute CLE)
Phillip McCallum, Executive Director of Alabama State Bar
Augusta Dowd, Vice President & Managing Lawyer, White Arnold & Dowd | President of Alabama State Bar
11:45 am – 12:45 am Ethics for Lawyers (60 minute CLE)
Doug McElvy, General Counsel, Alabama State Bar
12:45 pm Closing Remarks & Adjourn