1 Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association 2005 Annual Convention JUNE 14-17, KNOXVILLE MARRIOTT Convention Program Chair Phillip H. Miller Convention Program Chair LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE Absorb the collected experience and wisdom of trial lawyers and Absorb the experts collected with track experience records and of excellence wisdom at of TTLA s trial lawyers Annual Convention. and experts with track records of excellence at TTLA s Annual Convention. Nationally recognized attorneys and experts will provide Nationally helpful insights recognized into a host attorneys of topics, and including experts witness will provide preparation, helpful insights electronic into filings, a host PowerPoint of topics, presentations, including witness document preparation, management electronic software, developments filings, PowerPoint in subrogation law, medical presentations, document negligence management law, juror attitudes, and ethical issues! software, developments in subrogation law, medical negligence law, juror attitudes, and ethical issues!
2 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS TTLA s 2005 Annual Convention is highlighted by an innovative CLE program guaranteed to enhance your professional skills. Wednesday afternoon is designed to enhance your skills and techniques in preparing your witnesses. Jury Consultant, Gillian Drake will offer suggestions in analyzing witnesses and improving their credibility, while giving tips on rehearsal techniques and working with difficult witnesses. The Bench/Bar Program starts Thursday morning with a discussion on the American Jury Project. Thursday afternoon s sessions with David Randolph Smith, Mark Kosieradski and Marling Santiago, will bring you up to speed on electronic briefs, document management, and effectively using PowerPoint for trial and mediation. Friday concludes a dynamic program with informative sessions on Subrogation Law with Evan Meade, Medical Negligence Law with David High and Jury Attitudes on Health Care Reform with Phllip Miller. Ethics with the Honorable Joe Riley will conclude the morning program. Don t miss the featured speaker at the Past President s Luncheon, nationally recognized attorney, Peter Perlman. A legislative update, following the Luncheon, will summarize the highlights of the 2005 Legislative Session. Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Tuesday, June 14 5:00-7:00 pm Reception Hosted by the Young Lawyers Committee, Chris Gilreath, Chair Wednesday, June 15 9:00-11:30 am TTLA Paralegal Program 9:00-10:00 am Circle of Advocates Breakfast 12:00-12:45 pm Registration and Exhibit Viewing 12:45-1:00 pm Opening Announcements Ricky Boren, President, TTLA Phillip H. Miller, Convention Program Chair 1:00-3:15 pm Preparing Witnesses for Depositions Gillian Drake, Jury Consultant Ontrialassociates.com -Analyzing your witness -Improving witness credibility -Working with the difficult witness -Rehearsal Techniques that work 3:15-3:30 pm Break 3:30-5:00 pm Preparing Witnesses for Depositions (Continued) 5:00-6:30 pm Opening Reception TTLA Silent Auction 7:00 pm Riverside Tavern Wednesday, Social Activities The Opening Reception Network with colleagues and exhibitors from across the state. Exhibitors will be on hand to help you by discussing ways to make your practice more effi cient, more profi table, and more state of the art. TTLA s Silent Auction Items will be on display at this time. This year s auction benefi ts the Tennessee Judicial Conference Foundation, a nonprofi t organization established to offer legal scholarships. Riverside Tavern TTLA has reserved the Championship Room at the Riverside Tavern for members that would like to gather to enjoy fi ne company and a wonderful meal! Located on the river, the restaurant has great views and a moderately priced menu. Everyone will dine on their own and can order individually from a menu that ranges from steaks and seafood to southern barbecue. Please come and join us for a great night of fun! The Tavern Restaurant is located at 950 Volunteer Landing which is approximately three blocks from the Marriott Hotel.
3 Wednesday Speaker GILLIAN DRAKE GILLIAN DRAKE is the founder and director of ON TRIAL ASSOCIATES, INC., and Acting for Lawyers. She was an accomplished theater director who, for over 17 years, has worked with lawyers and witnesses to elicit persuasive performances from even the most unwilling speakers. Gillian Drake is a nationally recognized expert on courtroom behavior of witnesses, lawyers, and juries. She has consulted on hundreds of cases since many of them high-profile and diverse: from spies to priests accused of sexual abuse, from Indian tribes suing for federal recognition to mega-telecommunications companies trying to break up an industry. Ms. Drake lectures on trial strategy, witness preparation, courtroom drama, and oral advocacy. ON TRIAL grew from Ms. Drake s recognition of the parallels between the persuasive presentation techniques used by actors and those required of lawyers and witnesses in the courtroom. So, she began coaching lawyers and they began winning cases. She expanded her transformation of performances to attorney s witnesses and to business executives, professionals, CEO s, and governmental front-persons. In the public communication sector, Ms. Drake and her associates use basic theater techniques to teach presentation and interpersonal communication skills - the same techniques actors traditionally use to perfect speeches, improve storytelling skills, gain self-confidence, learn to concentrate before groups, and develop a performance image. cwith witnesses, the transference of performance skills is even more direct, i.e., stage fright, anxiety, presence, and authenticity are basic areas to master on stage or witness stand. The success of Ms. Drake s unique approach has been overwhelming. ON TRIAL s clients include major corporations and law firms, non-profit organizations, government agencies, federal and state prosecutors, public defenders/defense attorneys, and legal trade and bar associations. ON TRIAL has been featured on NBC s Today Show, The Wall Street Journal Report, and National Public Radio. The firm has been chronicled in the nation s leading newspapers, magazines, and legal journals. Before earning an MFA in directing from Carnegie-Mellon University, she studied for three years in New York City with the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler and received a BA from Bennington College in Vermont. Ms. Drake is a professional theater director and voice coach. While on the artistic staff of Arena Stage several years ago, Ms. Drake began applying her professional skills in a course called Acting for Lawyers. The course was enormously successful and soon after expanded into On Trial Associates, Inc. - a trial consulting and speech communication company Silent Auction Tasha Blakney, Chair The Tennessee Judicial Conference Foundation has been selected as the recipient of this year s Silent Auction proceeds. Trial and appellate court judges from across Tennessee established the Tennessee Judicial Conference Foundation in 1995 to provide needbased scholarships to law students in Tennessee. The foundation is supported entirely through private gifts, pledges, memorials, shirt and cap sales, and an annual golf tournament held in memory of the late Judge Dick Jerman, Jr., of Humboldt, who passed away in TTLA SILENT AUCTION Since 2002, TTLA has given $36,000 to charitable organizations across Tennessee. We are proud to have supported these organizations: 2002 Special Olympics Tennessee $10, Bridges in Memphis $13, Campus for Human Development $13,000
4 Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Thursday, June 16 8:00 am Registration and Exhibit Viewing 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Bench/Bar Program American Jury Project We Have Met the Enemy and It Is Us 12:00-1:45 pm Bench/Bar Luncheon Featured Speaker: Mark Curriden, Attorney and Legal Affairs Journalist 2:00-3:00 pm Electronic Briefs/Electronic Filings David Randolph Smith, Nashville, TN 3:00-3:15 pm Break 3:15-4:15 pm Using Powerpoint for Trial and Mediation Marling Santiago, Miami, FL 4:15-5:15 pm Using Document Management Software Mark Kosieradski, Minneapolis, MN Register Online Today at Evening Social Activities LIFT Dinner (By Invitation Only) The Tennessee Clerks of Court will host a dance at the Knoxville Hilton located at 501 West Church Street across from the Convention Center. TTLA Convention attendees are invited to attend at no charge. The Tennessee Judicial Conference and the TBA host an evening reception with entertainment at the newly renovated, Tennessee Theatre. Entertainment will be provided by the popular Robinella & CC String Band. (Thursday, 6:30 p.m.) The price for tickets is $60 Adults and $30 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased through the TBA.
5 2005 Annual Convention Thursday Speakers Mark R. Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Law Firm, Minneapolis, Minnesota is a nationally recognized trial attorney, who has served as lead counsel in multimillion dollar cases involving products liability, wrongful death, spinal cord injuries, and burns. He is a NBTA certifi ed trial specialist, chair of the ATLA national Nursing Home Litigation Group, past president of the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, ATLA Board of Governors and past president of MN-ABOTA. As a Diplomat in the National College of Advocacy, Kosieradzki has lectured throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico on issues of nursing home negligence, products liability, medical malpractice, and trial advocacy. Kosieradzki is co-author of the Nursing Home Litigation chapter of West Publication s Treatise, Tort Litigation; and is the author of the text book, Litigating Spinal Cord Injuries: Law, Medicine and Economics. Marling Santiago, has been a medical investigator with the law fi rm of Grossman and Roth, P.A. for over 15 years and was their IT Director for six and a half years during which time she networked their four offi ces as well as providing a program, which still runs that fi rm s case management data. Presently, she continues to develop computer animations and graphic digital support for trials and mediations for Grossman & Roth and for law fi rms all over the United States. A premed graduate of Smith College, whose two decades of experience in the area of medical malpractice have given her great insight in the presentation of complex medical cases. In addition, she is president of Systematic Computer Animations, Inc., an IBM business partner, which developed computer programming still being utilized by IBM clients nationally. Her training under Emmy winning animators developing movies such as Jurassic Park, Star Trek, Titanic and others has helped her achieve success in this area. David Randolph Smith has been a trial attorney for 26 years. For the past sixteen years he has represented primarily individuals in plaintiff s personal injury litigation. He was recently named one of the Best Lawyers in Tennessee by Business Tennessee, a statewide business journal, in both the 2004 and 2005 editions. The Business Tennessee Best Lawyers List for 2004 described Mr. Smith as An all-star across the state. The list identifi ed attorneys from all regions of the state and recognized Mr. Smith as one of fi ve best lawyers in Tennessee in the area of Personal Injury (Plaintiff) practice. He has tried over 100 cases in state and federal courts throughout the nation. Mr. Smith has served as an Associate Professor of Law teaching Torts, Evidence and Professional Responsibility at Vanderbilt University School of Law ( ) and has testifi ed as a legal expert on product liability law (joint and several liability) before the 100th Congress (House of Representatives) Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness. His testimony and paper appeared in the Congressional Record. Mark R. Kosieradzki Marling Santiago PAST PRESIDENTS LUNCHEON David Randolph Smith Enjoy a great lunch while you network with top attorneys from across the state at the Past Presidents Luncheon. This year, the featured speaker is Peter Perlman. Mr. Perlman practices law in Lexington, Ky. His expertise in products liability has made him a sought-after speaker at national events for numerous trial lawyer associations. He is a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys.
6 2005 Annual Convention Friday, June 17 9:00-10:00 am Subrogation Tips, Techniques & Developments Evan Meade, Johnson City, TN 10:00-10:30 am Developments in Medical Negligence Law David High, Nashville, TN Evan Meade 10:30-11:00 am Juror Attitudes Toward Health Care Reform Phillip Miller, Nashville, TN 11:00-11:10 am Break 11:10-12:10 pm Ethics Judge Joe G. Riley, Ridgely, TN 12:20-1:50 pm Past Presidents Luncheon 2:00-3:00 pm Legislative Update 3:00-5:00 pm General Membership Meeting David E. High Phillip H. Miller Friday Speakers Officers & Board of Governors Elections David E. High, a Life Member of TTLA, practices in Nashville, TN. He earned his BA from the University of TN, Knoxville and his J.D. from the Nashville School of Law. A former member of TTLA s Board of Governors, David is also a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Assoc. of Trial Lawyers of America, the TN Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. Evan Meade, received his BA from the Univrsity of Tennessee, Knoxville and his law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law. Evan has served on the Board of TTLA continuously since 1989 and is a member of ATLA. His fi rm, Evan Meade & Associates, is in Johnson City, TN where he has practiced law for over 28 years. He limits his practice to signifi cant injury cases including medical malpractice, products liability, trucking collisions, auto collisions, and other cases involving serious injury. Phillip H. Miller, 2005 TTLA Annual Convention Program Chair, practices in Nashville. His fi rm has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as one of the Pre-eminent fi rms in the United States, and he was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as one of the Best of the Bar in He has tried some 46 personal injury jury trials to verdict, and he has been certifi ed and recertifi ed as a specialist 3 times by our Supreme Court. During the last 24 years before the bar, Phillip has written, published, and presented papers on trial practice from California to Florida. He has been a repeat speaker at programs at Harvard University, the National Judicial College and ATLA. Judge Joe G. Riley Honorable Joe G. Riley, serves as independent Disciplinary Counsel for the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary, a body that investigates and prosecutes allegations of ethical improprieties against TN judges. Joe retired in July 2004 from the bench, having served seven years on the TN Court of Criminal Appeals and 18 years as a Circuit Court Judge. A frequent lecturer and author, Joe is Past- President of the TN Judicial Conference, a Fellow of the TN Bar Foundation, and Chairman of the TN Judicial Performance Program Committee.
7 Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association 2005 Annual Convention REGISTRATION Name Firm Name Offi ce Address City/State/Zip Offi ce Phone Convention Seminar Fees 6/15 6/16 6/17 Full Program Member (in practice 0-5 years) $150 $200 $200 $350 Member (in practice more than 5 years) $200 $250 $250 $425 Life Member CLE Comp.- President s Luncheon $45 Non-Member $300 $375 $350 $600 Paralegal/Legal Secretary $125 $150 $125 $300 Law Student $50 $50 $50 $100 NOTE: A $60 late fee will be added after May 31, 2005 ***Full Program Registration Fee includes Admission to: Young Lawyers Reception - Tuesday Night, Opening Reception - Wednesday Afternoon, Clerks of Court Dance - Thursday Night, & Presidents Luncheon - Friday Event Tickets & Reservations NOTE: THE PRESIDENTS LUNCHEON IS INCLUDED FOR TTLA CONVENTION REGISTRANTS Additional guest tickets to the Past Presidents Luncheon $45.00 Bench/Bar Luncheon $40.00 Payment Total Amount $ Check enclosed Visa MasterCard AmExpress Card # Expiration Date Hotel Information TTLA has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $120 for this year s Convention at the Knoxville Marriott Hotel. When making your reservation, identify yourself as a Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Convention attendee in order to receive the special rate. Reservations must be made by May 24, 2005 to receive these rates. Knoxville Marriott Hotel 500 Hill Ave., S.E. Knoxville, TN Name on card Signature Mail this form with your payment to: TTLA, 1903 Division Street Nashville, TN 37203; charge by phone (615) Call (800) For Reservations ; fax (866) or register online at Advance registration includes refreshment breaks and course materials. *TTLA cannot guarantee course materials for those who do not register in advance. REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION POLICY: Advance registration may be made by mail, telephone or fax until 4:00 pm CST the Wednesday before the seminar with check, Mastercard, Visa or American Express number given as guarantee of payment. To qualify for refund, the seminar cancellation deadline is 4:00 pm CST Wednesday, June 8th. Life members must cancel by the deadline set out above or they will be assessed the $50 administrative fee. Tuition, travel, hotel and living expenses of attending continuing legal education programs have been held deductible for federal income tax purposes. See Coughlin vs. Commissioners 203 F2d 307 (2nd Cr. 1953). Treas. Reg
8 Earn Up to 12 Hours of CLE Credits TENNESSEE TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION 2005 ANNUAL CONVENTION IN KNOXVILLE KNOXVILLE MARRIOTT JUNE 14-17, Division Street Nashville, TN FIRST CLASS MAIL U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO NASHVILLE, TN Experience a great meeting in Knoxville. Make plans to attend today!
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