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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Moderator – Tom Methvin

7:45 am – 8:45 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 am – 9:00 am Invocation:: Stephanie Monplaisir, Associate
Introduction & Welcome: Tom Methvin, Managing Attorney
9:00 am – 9:45 am Do Trial Lawyers Make a Difference? (45 minute CLE)
Jere Beasley, Principal & Founder
9:45 am – 10:15 am Discovery in an Auto Crashworthiness Case and Other Cases
Greg Allen, Lead Product Liability Lawyer (30 minute CLE)
10:15 am – 11:00 am Product Liability Update
  • Cab Guards: The Hidden Defect (15 minute CLE)
    LaBarron Boone, Principal
  • Nursing Home Litigation (10 minute CLE)
    Ben Locklar, Principal
  • Honda Takata Airbags (10 minute CLE)
    Chris Glover, Principal
  • On the Job Product Liability (10 minute CLE)
    Kendall Dunson, Principal
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Consumer Fraud Update
  • Class Action, Insurance, Antitrust & Securities Updates
    Dee Miles, Fraud Section Head (20 minute CLE)
  • Pharmaceutical Pricing & Healthcare Fraud
    Ali Hawthorne, Principal (20 minute CLE)
  • Employment & FLSA litigation
    Larry Golston, Principal (20 minute CLE)
  • Closing Remarks
    Dee Miles
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm Why I Wrote a Book on Whistleblower Litigation (20 minute CLE)
Lance Gould, Principal
12:20 pm – 1:20 pm Lunch
  • Presentation of Beasley Allen Pro Bono Award & Introduction
    Navan Ward, Principal
  • Love Your Neighbor (50 minute CLE)
    Cole Portis, President Alabama State Bar & Personal Injury Section Head
1:20 pm – 2:20 pm Civility & Competency in the Legal Profession ( 60 minute CLE)
  • Justice James Allen Main
  • Justice Tommy Bryan
  • Questions & Answers
2:20 pm – 3:10pm Recent Developments in Mass Torts
  • Overview (10 minute CLE)
    Andy Birchfield, Mass Torts Section Head
  • Bair Hugger (10 minute CLE)
    Frank Woodson, Principal
  • Talc litigation (10 minute CLE)
    Ted Meadows, Principal
  • Xarelto (10 minute CLE)
    David Byrne, Principal
  • Proton-Pump inhibitors & IVC Filters (10 minute CLE)
    Roger Smith, Principal
3:10 pm – 3:25 pm BREAK
3:25 pm – 4:10 pm How Juries Make Decisions: Unconscious Thinking Patterns Jurors Use to Simplify Their Tasks and Organize the Evidence
Greg Cusimano – Principal, Winning Works LLC & Cusimano, Roberts & Mills, LLC (45 minute CLE)
4:10 pm – 4:50 pm Recent Developments in Mass Torts, continued
  • Low-T (10 minute CLE)
    Matt Teague, Principal
  • Taxotere (10 minute CLE)
    Beau Darley, Associate
  • Invokana (10 minute CLE)
    Danielle Mason, Principal
  • Risperdal (10 minute CLE)
    James Lampkin, Principal
4:50 pm – 5:30 pm Toxic Torts Update
  • Mesothelioma (20 minute CLE)
    Rhon Jones, Toxic Torts Section Head
  • Benzene & Glyphosates (10 minute CLE)
    John Tomlinson, Principal
  • Severe Lung Disease (10 minute CLE)
    Chris Boutwell, Principal
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Personal Injury and Product Liability, continued
  • Defective Tires (10 minute CLE)
    Ben Baker, Principal
  • Trucking Litigation (10 minute CLE)
    Chris Glover, Principal
  • Aviation (10 minute CLE)
    Mike Andrews, Principal
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner & Dessert Reception
Alabama Ballroom

Friday, November 18, 2016

Moderator – Kendall Dunson

7:30 am – 8:30 am Prayer Breakfast
Alabama Ballroom
8:30 am – 9:00 am Effective Persuasion Tips for Trial (30 minute CLE)
Sam Franklin
9:00 am – 9:15 am Alabama Association for Justice Review (15 minute CLE)
Ken Riley, President Alabama Association for Justice
9:15 am – 9:45 am Discovery of Electronic Medical Records in a Malpractice Case: The New Frontier (30 minute CLE)
Toby Brown, Cunningham Bounds, LLC
9:45 am – 10:15 am A Rehearing on the Practice of Law: A View from the Other Side of the Bar (30 minute CLE)
Clay Hornsby, Deputy Director, Alabama Law Institute
10:15 am – 10:30 am BREAK
10:30 am – 10:45 am Alabama State Bar Family Law Section Update (15 minute CLE)
Shane Smith, Chairperson, Family Law Section, Alabama State Bar
10:45 am – 11:00 am Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Update (15 minute CLE)
Bill Blanchard, Life-Time Member, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
11:00 am – 11:15 am Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Update (15 minute CLE)
Allen Estes, President, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Ethics for Lawyers (60 minute CLE)
Tony McLain, General Counsel, Alabama State Bar
12:15 pm Closing Remarks & Adjourn
(Total CLE Credit Hours – 12.00)