2 What past attendees have said about the IADC Trial Academy The Academy was an incredible experience. The ability to focus solely on trial practice for a solid week, and actually conduct a mock trial, made it a meaningful and practical exercise. The faculty was exceptional and raised the bar for my own expectations in the courtroom. Jason Marsh Phelps Dunbar LLP This was the highest quality instruction and the best professional experience I have had in my adult life. Jamie Pleune Richards, Brandt, Miller, Nelson Well worth the time and effort even if you are not a defense attorney. Fun and challenging. Krisann Hodges Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Our motto for the week was fail big. IADC Trial Academy was the perfect opportunity to challenge myself and try new trial skills in a risk-free setting. Marie Trimble Holvick Gordon & Rees The IADC Trial Academy provides a unique opportunity to learn real life trial skills from the best defense attorneys in the country in an intensive, rigorous, and intellectually fulfilling seven days. The networking opportunities are an added bonus. Alicia Luke Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy A Week of Investment for Immediate and Lifelong Benefits The International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy is the preeminent defense trial advocacy training program and is a career-changing opportunity for lawyers both looking to practice fundamental trial skills and seeking to take their techniques and tactics to the next level. It is a seven-day, intensive program that blends small group faculty instruction and demonstration with individual student participation. Its proven formula of hands-on, experiential learning accelerates the development of trial skills in a relatively short period of time. Choosing the IADC Trial Academy for you and your firm provides: A Track Record of Success in Creating Confidence in the Courtroom Since 1973, more than 3,600 students have attended and have come away with greater confidence and more sophisticated litigation skills that will benefit them and their firms for the balance of their professional careers. Instantaneous Return on Investment In today s environment, it is more important than ever to have experienced and skilled lawyers working for your firm. The complexity and value of cases have escalated. Your lawyers need to get up to speed quickly. The Trial Academy provides a week of faculty demonstrations by lawyers recognized as the best civil defense litigators followed by practice, practice, and more practice for students. Digitally Recorded Documented Progress Students are recorded while conducting mock opening statements, direct and cross examinations of lay and expert witnesses, and closing arguments. This provides the invaluable opportunity for students to see themselves as others see them, allowing them to identify their own strengths and weaknesses and objectively look at their performance without relying on memory. Students will return to the office with recordings of their exercises plus a feedback letter that will provide the partners who direct their efforts with a tool to better utilize their strengths for the good of the practice. Professional Connections Crossing All Jurisdictions The IADC Trial Academy brings together the best IADC members as faculty and the most talented and promising lawyers as students from across the nation. Students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, and Ireland have participated. The group forms during the week to become a powerful network which serves as a resource for knowledge, insight, and referrals. With fewer opportunities for trial experience, can you afford not to send your firm s lawyers to the premier trial skills program?
3 GENERAL SCHEDULE FRIDAY, JULY 31 Afternoon Attendee Arrival and Check-In Evening Optional Campus Tour SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 Welcome and Overview of Program (Program begins at 8:45 a.m.) Faculty Presentation: Voir Dire Objectives and Techniques Trial Technology Presentation Faculty Presentation and Demonstration: Opening Statements Welcome Reception and Dinner SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 Faculty Presentations and Demonstrations: Direct and Cross Examination of Lay Witnesses and Refreshing Recollection, Entering Exhibits, and Impeachment What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know Presentation Student Skills Workshops on Opening Statements Reception and Individual Faculty Group Dinners MONDAY, AUGUST 3 Faculty Presentation and Demonstration: Direct and Cross Examination of a Medical Expert Witness and Discussion of Diversity for Trial Lawyers Student Skills Workshops on Direct and Cross Examination of Lay Witnesses Student-Faculty Critiques of Digitally Recorded Demonstrations Why We Are Different Defense Focused Unlike many other trial skills programs, the IADC Trial Academy offers training provided by a faculty of the best civil defense lawyers. They focus on defense techniques and tactics and teach participants how to THINK like defense lawyers. Authentic Experiences The IADC Trial Academy realistically simulates the elements and environment surrounding a trial. Real physicians and accountants act as expert witnesses and professional actors as lay witnesses and parties to the hypothetical cases during student exercises. Faculty expert witnesses have frequent and recent experience in jury trials for clients from a variety of backgrounds and industries. Individualized Instruction 7:1 Student/Faculty Ratio TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 Faculty Presentation and Demonstration: Direct and Cross Examination of an Engineering Expert Witness and Discussion of Trial Objections Work/Life Balance Presentation Student Skills Workshops on Direct and Cross Examination of Lay Witnesses (continued) WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 Faculty Presentation and Demonstration: Direct and Cross Examination of Economics/Accounting Expert Witness Ethics for Trial Lawyers Presentation Student Skills Workshops on Direct and Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses Student-Faculty Critiques of Digitally Recorded Demonstrations THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 Faculty Presentations and Demonstrations: Direct and Cross Examination of a Toxicology Expert Witness and Closing Arguments Student Skills Workshops on Direct and Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses (continued) Reception and Closing Dinner FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 Student-Faculty Critiques of Digitally Recorded Demonstrations Student Skills Workshops on Closing Arguments (Program concludes by 12:00 p.m.) The Trial Academy is a week of both observing the best trial attorneys in faculty demonstrations and practicing with that new knowledge. Students work in groups with no greater than a 7:1 student to faculty ratio. Unlike most other trial skills programs, attendees are filmed while performing every major aspect of a trial, not just one or two exercises. The faculty members provide one-on-one guidance and constructive criticism that result in immediate and vast improvement in performance throughout the week. Special presentations will be made by the following speakers: James M. Campbell, Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy, Boston, MA Molly H. Craig, Hood Law Firm, LLC, Charleston, SC Mark S. Olson, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP, Minneapolis, MN Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC, New Orleans, LA DEVELOP PERFORM EXCEL
4 2015 IADC Trial Academy Faculty Spencer H. Silverglate, Director Clarke Silverglate, P.A. Miami, Florida Spencer Silverglate is the Managing Shareholder and co-founder of the law firm Clarke Silverglate, P.A. Mr. Silverglate s practice focuses on defending companies in high stakes commercial, employment, and product liability litigation. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in these areas. He has served as President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (President s Award recipient, 2002; Joseph P. Metzger Outstanding Achievement Award recipient, 2006), Chair of the DRI Jury Preservation Task Force and Employment and Labor Law Committee (current), and Chair of the IADC Trial Techniques and Tactics Committee (Joan Fullam Irick Award recipient, 2010). Mr. Silverglate is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers Guide, among the International Who s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, a top lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide, Best of the Bar by the South Florida Business Journal, and among Florida s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine. Donald F. (Fritz) Zimmer, Jr., Director-Elect King & Spalding, LLP San Francisco, California Fritz Zimmer is the Managing Partner of the King & Spalding San Francisco office and is a civil litigation trial attorney. His practice is primarily focused on the defense of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and toxic substances. He also defends commercial, intellectual property, and employment matters, along with disputes involving consumer goods, industrial equipment, and other products. Mr. Zimmer has served as national, regional, and trial counsel for a variety of pharmaceutical and other companies in mass tort litigation. He has been a member of national trial and science teams dating back to the silicone breast implant and fen-phen litigation and more recently in connection with diabetes, gastrointestinal, and antipsychotic medications. Mr. Zimmer is a past member of the Board of Directors of the IADC and served as a faculty member of the 2002 IADC Trial Academy in Boulder, CO. He is an active member of the DRI, has regularly been named a Northern California Super Lawyer and is one of the Best Lawyers in America for products liability. Mr. Zimmer is former Chairman of the Board of the American Diabetes Association s Golden Gate Chapter and is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to product liability and litigation strategy. Donna L. Burden Burden, Gulisano & Hansen LLC Buffalo, New York Donna Burden is a founding member of the law firm of Burden, Gulisano & Hansen, LLC and practices throughout the state of New York. She is the Chair of the IADC Transportation Committee as well as the former Chair of the IADC Trucking Subcommittee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of TIDA and a former member of the Board of Directors of DRI, as well as the former Chair of the DRI Trucking Committee and former Program Chair for the Trucking Law Conference. She is also a member of the TLA and CTLA. Ms. Burden has years of experience litigating large loss cases in trucking and transportation, product liability, labor law, premises toxic tort, and other catastrophic injury matters. She is the head of the firm s 24-Hour Emergency Response Team. Secretary, 1999), the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and the Professional Liability Defense Federation. Mr. Butler graduated from Washington & Lee University, cum laude, 1989 and received his J.D. from the University of Alabama, Emily G. Coughlin Coughlin Betke, LLP Boston, Massachusetts Emily Coughlin is Founding Partner of Coughlin Betke LLP. For more than 25 years she has tried cases for businesses and insurers in state and federal courts in construction, products, premises, employment, and professional liability matters. She has been a member of IADC since 2006 and DRI since 1997, where she served as Massachusetts State Representative to DRI and on various committees and task forces and was named to the Board of Directors. In 2013, she received DRI s Outstanding State Representative Award. Ms. Coughlin is Past President of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, serving on its Board of Directors since She has been on numerous state and federal bar committees, including the Massachusetts Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments and Task Forces on the Future of Peremptory Challenges and Plain English Jury Instructions. She has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She is a graduate of Brown University and Suffolk University Law School. Asim K. Desai Gordon & Rees LLP Los Angeles, California Asim Desai is a litigation partner in Gordon & Rees Los Angeles office. Mr. Desai has extensive experience in highstakes complex litigation including insurance bad faith, corporate fraud, commercial litigation, product liability, and catastrophic personal injuries, and is often retained to take over as lead counsel on the eve of trial in multi-million dollar exposure cases. Mr. Desai has authored numerous articles on trial preparation and techniques, insurance bad faith, unauthorized practice of law and punitive damages, and is routinely invited to speak for various national organizations such as DRI, the Property Loss Research Bureau/Liability Insurance Research Bureau, and the American Conference Institute. Gustave A. Fritchie, III Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC New Orleans, Louisiana Gus Fritchie is a founding member of Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC. Mr. Fritchie is a 1981 graduate of Tulane University School of Law. His practice concentrates on the defense of professional liability claims, personal injury claims, and insurance coverage disputes. For the past 33 years, Mr. Fritchie has tried bench and jury cases in the state and federal courts throughout Louisiana. He is a member of the IADC, DRI, and numerous Louisiana state and local defense organizations. Mr. Fritchie is rated AV Pre-Eminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to the Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Insurance Law; Legal Malpractice Law Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation Defendants; and Professional Malpractice Law Defendants. M. Warren Butler Starnes Davis Florie, LLP Mobile, Alabama Warren Butler is a partner with Starnes Davis Florie and has served on the firm s Executive Committee. He has been practicing in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama where Starnes Davis Florie has its second office since graduating from law school. Mr. Butler was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, , has been named one of the top attorneys in the state of Alabama by Alabama Super Lawyers magazine, , was selected as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in the State in 2011, was named one of Alabama s Best Lawyers for Personal Injury Litigation in 2013, and is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. He is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, Alabama Nursing Home Defense Lawyers Association (Vice-President, 2001; Alex J. Hagan Ellis & Winters Raleigh, North Carolina Alex Hagan is head of the litigation practice at Ellis & Winters LLP. His practice includes product liability defense, as well as the defense of laboratories, hospitals, nursing homes, and individual health care providers. Additionally, Mr. Hagan has extensive commercial litigation experience, representing product manufacturers in contract, trademark, and employment disputes. He has extensive jury trial experience in both state and federal court. Mr. Hagan is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been named the 2015 Raleigh Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation Defendants. He is also listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine and has a peer review rating of AV in Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Hagan received his undergraduate and law degree from the University of North Carolina (B.A., 1987; J.D., with honors, 1992). Mr. Hagan served as law clerk to Chief Justice James G. Exum, Jr. of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1992 to 1994.
5 Bradford B. Ingram Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Peoria, Illinois Brad Ingram has served as a director and shareholder at Heyl Royster since 2001 and chairs its Employment, Civil Rights, and Education Practice Groups. He has defended and tried a full range of civil and employment matters on behalf of employers and businesses in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He serves as counsel to the Board of Trustees Eastern Illinois University and is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Mr. Ingram serves on the Board of Governors of the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers and is its President Elect. He holds AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed as among the Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law. Mr. Ingram has served as past chairs of committees of the IADC, DRI, and ABA Employment Law and Work Comp Sections. James W. Jennings, Jr. Woods Rogers, PLC Roanoke, Virginia James Jennings is a member of Woods Rogers, PLC where he has practiced for more than 40 years. His litigation and trial experience in personal injury cases has included automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, FELA, and workers compensation. He has handled cases in insurance coverage, intellectual property, contract disputes, construction, municipal and local government; land use, and estate administration. He received his B.A. and J.D. (magna cum laude) from Washington and Lee University and is presently an adjunct professor at the Washington and Lee School of Law. He is a long standing member of DRI, has served on its board of directors, and received its Exceptional Service Award. He is Past President of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and the Virginia Chapter of ABOTA. Mr. Jennings has served as Chair of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Civil Litigation and on the Board of Editors of the IADC Defense Counsel Journal. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, and Super Lawyers. He has been listed in Virginia Business Legal Elite. In 2014, Mr. Jennings received the Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation from the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. Jeffrey R. Johnson Scheer & Zehnder LLP Seattle, Washington Jeffrey Johnson is a partner at Scheer & Zehnder. Jeff is a trial attorney admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon, with 34 years of experience trying cases in state and federal courts. His practice focuses on the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers; class action and product liability cases; commercial litigation, and, handling significant catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Jeff recently defended and tried the first product liability case against a robotic surgery system manufacturer. Plaintiffs asked the jury for $8,500,000, plus punitive damages. The jury returned a defense verdict after a six week trial. Jeff has extensive experience in defending complex cases in Multi-District Litigation (MDL). He has significant experience in the defense of medical malpractice and food borne illness cases. Jeff is rated AV Preeminent, by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named a Washington Super Lawyer in Class Action and Mass Torts in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and recognized by Seattle Met Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Washington in 2010, 2013, and Jeff has served as Chair of the IADC Class Action and Multi-Party Litigation Committee. Gerry Lowry Norton Rose Fulbright Houston, Texas Gerry Lowry is a trial lawyer and Chair of the Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Health Care Litigation Practice Group at Norton Rose Fulbright. A partner in the Houston office since 1993, Ms. Lowry focuses her disputes practice on complex matters involving product liability, medical products, toxic torts, environmental, and class actions. Her product liability defense work has included cases involving medical products such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and contraceptive therapies, as well as matters involving chemicals, equipment and automobiles. Her toxic tort work has included silica, asbestos, and benzene exposure cases. Ms. Lowry has gained extensive trial experience, including leading bet-the-company bellwether trial teams in plaintiffs venues. She has tried approximately fifty cases and has represented Fortune 100 companies in courtrooms across the country. She is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America since Christine A. Marlewski GrayRobinson, P.A. Tampa, Florida Christine Marlewski is an AV Preeminent-rated and Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with jury trial experience in State and Federal Courts litigating both commercial and civil cases focusing on intellectual property (trade secret, Computer Fraud and Abuse, trademark, and copyright), non-competition and non-solicitation disputes, breaches of contract, tortious interference, fraud, and toxic tort claims. Her clients range from national chemical manufacturers, retailers, and banks to local healthcare technology companies and marketing firms. Christine also teaches litigation skills to students at Stetson University College of Law as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy. Stephanie M. Rippee Watkins & Eager, PLLC Jackson, Mississippi Stephanie Rippee is a member of Watkins & Eager, PLLC. For 23 years she has sought to creatively and efficiently resolve matters for clients, focusing primarily on business and product liability disputes. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America in several areas, including both commercial and product liability litigation. Since 2011, she has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 lawyers in Mississippi and one of the top 50 female lawyers in the Mid-South. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of Webinar for the IADC Business Litigation Committee and the Vice Chair of Membership for the IADC Product Liability Committee. James F. Rogers Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Columbia, South Carolina Jim Rogers is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and is co-chair of its drug and medical device industry practice group. He is the current chair of DRI s Drug and Medical Device Committee and the past chair of IADC s Drug, Device and Biotechnology Committee. He has a wide array of trial experience, including serving as a first chair. Mr. Rogers has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America - Mass Tort/Class Actions ( ), including Best of the Year in this category (2015); South Carolina Super Lawyers ( ); and The Legal 500 United States: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (2014). Henry M. Sneath Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Henry Sneath is a business trial attorney with Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. specializing in business, intellectual property, insurance, energy sector, and tort litigation matters. He has been designated by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the fields of Business and Intellectual Property Litigation and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in five litigation categories: Business, Intellectual Property, Patent, Personal Injury Defense, and Legal Malpractice Defense. He is Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He was the President of DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar and former National Member of the DRI s Board of Directors. He served as Chair of the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee and Intellectual Property Subcommittee and as an officer of DRI for five years. Mr. Sneath has tried approximately 98 cases to jury and non-jury verdict in Federal and State Court jurisdictions.
6 General Information Practice Materials Each student will receive a set of practice materials by one month in advance of the beginning of the Trial Academy. The student materials will contain the hypothetical trial problems and student demonstration assignments. These materials form the basis for program participation. Students will be expected to review the materials and prepare for the week ahead before arriving at the Academy. CLE Credits Approximately 42 hours of CLE in 60-minute states and 51 hours of CLE in 50-minute states will be requested for accreditation from mandatory continuing legal education jurisdictions including 1.5 hours of ethics credit. The IADC is also an Authorised Provider of CPD Credit with the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales and a Pre-Approved Provider of CPD Credit with the Law Society of British Columbia. The Quebec CPD Committee recognizes courses approved by other Canadian bars as approved in Quebec. CPD credits are available for attendance at the Trial Academy. Tax Deduction Costs incurred for attending legal seminars that maintain and improve professional skills required for employment are tax deductible. See Tras. Reg ; IRS Letter Ruling (9-1-77); Coughlin v. Comm r., 203 F.2d 307 (2d Cir. 1953). Trial Academy Registration and Tuition Tuition for this week-long program is $3,175 per student. Tuition for students from corporations and insurance companies is $2,450. Early Registration Discounts: Attendees from law firms who register on or before March 20, 2015 will get the early registration rate of $2,975 per student. If your firm plans to register multiple attendees, the IADC wishes to thank you for your support. Register on or before March 20 and your first registrant tuition will be $2,975 and additional registrants will be $2,750 each. The Trial Academy application form included in this brochure must be completed and returned to the IADC office in Chicago by the March 20 deadline to receive this special rate. Registration is limited. Due to the popularity of the Academy, early application is not only encouraged but strongly advised. Accommodations and Meals A housing and meal package is available to Trial Academy students for $1,600. All charges are based on a package rate arranged for attendees by the IADC and Stanford University. Housing is provided by the Munger Graduate Residence located adjacent to the Stanford Law School. The spacious studios and apartments offer fully equipped kitchens, contemporary furniture, roomy living areas, wireless Internet, and comfortable bedrooms. Some apartments are arranged in a suite and share a common living area and kitchen. All apartments have a private bedroom and bathroom regardless of arrangement. The Housing and Meal Package fee covers the cost of seven days of student lodging and meals which include breakfast and lunch offered at Munger Graduate Residence Dining Hall and three group dinners. A Special Note for the Disabled The International Association of Defense Counsel wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you are in need of auxiliary aids or services, please contact Donna Villa, Meetings Coordinator, at Cancellation Policy A CASH REFUND, less a $150 processing fee, will be made if a written notice of cancellation is received by the IADC office more than sixty (60) days prior to the first day of the meeting. No reason for the cancellation need be provided for a timely notice of cancellation. NO CASH REFUND will be made if notice of cancellation is received by the IADC office sixty (60) days or less prior to the first day of the meeting. However, if special circumstances arise before the meeting which prevent attendance, a member may request a future meeting credit. The request needs to be in writing and submitted to the IADC office. It should be directed to the Finance Committee s attention and note the special circumstances which caused cancellation. The credit request can only apply to meeting registration fees (not air, hotel, activity, tour, or special event fees) and, if approved, will be valid for use toward any IADC meeting for one (1) year from the date of the meeting for which credit is requested. A $150 processing fee will be deducted from the total future meeting credit. All future meeting credit requests will be considered by the Finance Committee and the decision of that Committee will be final. THE GEORGE J. LAVIN, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The Foundation of the IADC is pleased to offer a Trial Academy scholarship for an attendee in need of financial assistance. Thank You to Our Sponsors The George J. Lavin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, funded by the law firm of Lavin, O Neil, Cedrone & DiSipio, honors the firm s founder, George J. Lavin, Jr. Mr. Lavin served as the Director of the 2001 Trial Academy and as a faculty member of The Foundation the 1999 Trial Academy. He was an accomplished trial lawyer and the scholarship of the celebrates and honors his commitment to mentoring aspiring trial lawyers. The International Association scholarship provides tuition and room and board reimbursement, as well as a of Defense Counsel $250 expense stipend. The scholarship is intended to provide assistance to a candidate employed by a non-profit corporation, non-profit organization, or public sector entity. For more information, Mary Beth Kurzak at or visit for an application form.
7 IADC 2015 Trial Academy Application Please consider the following person for acceptance to the 2015 IADC Trial Academy to be held at the Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California, from Saturday, August 1 to Friday, August 7, If you need more than one application, please photocopy this form or visit to register online. APPLICANT INFORMATION NAME NAME ON BADGE FIRM/COMPANY NAME BUSINESS ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP BUSINESS PHONE BUSINESS FAX ADDRESS BIRTH DATE GENDER: Male/Female U.S. STATE BAR NUMBER(S) (PLEASE LIST ALL FOR WHICH YOU WILL REQUIRE CLE CREDITS) Years in Practice: Jury Trial Experience as Lead or Assisting Counsel (No. of Trials): Name of Sponsor: Sponsor s (Required information - This person will receive the review letter on attendee performance) No. of Attorneys in Firm: By applying for enrollment in the Trial Academy, I expressly grant my permission to be photographed at the 2015 Trial Academy and for said photographs to be used by the IADC for publicity and promotion. I understand the IADC shall own all intellectual property rights, if any, arising in connection therewith, and I further agree and acknowledge that I shall not receive (or be entitled to receive) any compensation from the IADC for any such usage. Additional Housing Information - Arrival Date: Departure Date: (Standard check-in date is July 31, 2015 and check-out is August 7, Additional nights will require a fee per night.) Emergency Contact Name: Emergency Contact Phone Number: Special Requests: FEES Registration Category Before March 20 After March 20 Registration Fee $2,975 $3,175 Multiple Attendee Registration Fee* $2,750 $3,175 Corporate/Insurance Attendees** $2,450 $2,450 Housing and Meal Package*** $1,600 $1,600 Total Fee enclosed: $ $ *Multiple Attendee Thank You Discount If your firm plans to register multiple attendees, the IADC wishes to thank you for your support. Register on or before March 20 and your first registrant tuition will be $2,975 and additional registrants will be $2,750 each. ** Attendees from a corporation or insurance company are encouraged to attend and will receive a Corporate/Insurance Discount of $725 ($2,450).***All charges are based on a package rate arranged for attendees by the IADC and Stanford University. There will be no credit for missed nights or meals. The Housing and Meal Package fee covers the cost of the student lodging and meals which includes breakfast and lunch offered at Munger Dining Hall. Additional fees will be required for spouses wishing to stay with attendees and/or attend IADC functions. Please contact Donna Villa, Meetings Coordinator, at for more information. Refund of attendee registration fees by June 1, 2015 will be made less a $150 administrative processing cancellation fee. Registration fees are non-refundable on and after June 1, 2015 unless the Trial Academy participant can locate a suitable substitute. Notice of cancellation or participant substitution must be received in writing by the IADC office. Please contact Donna Villa, Meetings Coordinator, at PAYMENT Complete and fax with credit card information to or mail with payment to International Association of Defense Counsel, Network Place, Chicago, IL USA. If paying by wire transfer, please contact Caroline Mahieu at for wire transfer details. Check/Money Order (Payable to the IADC in USD) AMEX Visa MasterCard Number: Expiration Date: Security Code: Name on Card: Signature: International Association of Defense Counsel Phone: Fax: Website:
8 International Association of Defense Counsel 303 West Madison, Suite 925 Chicago, IL USA Presorted First Class Mail U. S. Postage PAID Bedford Park, IL PERMIT NO. 205 IADC Trial Academy Faculty The 2015 IADC Trial Academy Faculty bring a level of expertise and experience you won t get at other trial practice programs. The Trial Academy Faculty are: Experienced in the courtroom. All Faculty have frequent and recent experience on jury trials for clients from a variety of backgrounds and industries. Our Faculty have represented small companies, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between. Diverse. Our Faculty are men and women with diverse backgrounds who come from all across the United States and practice in a wide range of areas. Seeing them in action during demonstrations will provide attendees a deeper understanding of the many ways to approach a jury trial and provide a range of ideas they can take home and implement to get a successful result. Honored by the profession. Included in the Faculty are presidents of national, state and/or local bar associations, Super Lawyers, and fellows of specialty law associations. Teachers. Most of our Faculty have served as faculty of other trial practice programs. They have been speakers at professional association seminars and law schools, and many are published authors on the latest legal issues. Dedicated. The IADC Trial Academy Faculty begin training and preparing for the August meeting in February. They will log hundreds of hours throughout the course of preparing and executing the Academy to ensure that attendees come away with significantly advanced skills in the courtroom.
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