Convention




 

60 Years of Excellence: Live and In Person!

Annual Convention CLE Schedule – 9.25 CLE Credits Pending
Join us to catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and hear from our exceptional presenters.

(Check back for updates as more information and the CLE agenda becomes available.)

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Thursday, July 21, 2022
3:00 p.m. Suncadia Lodge Check-in Time
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.                   Arbitration Skills CLE
Jessie L. Harris, Williams Kastner
Kimberly A. Reppart, Forsberg & Umlauf
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Friday, July 22, 2022
6:30 – 7:30 a.m.                    Yoga
Join Christine Tavares for a morning stretch!
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.                    Breakfast Buffet
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.            Core Sponsor Exhibit Area Open
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.                    
 
Welcome Remarks
Jon R. Morrone, Convention Chair
Allison Krashan, WDTL President
8:15 - 9:45 a.m.                    Preservation of Error
Sidney C. Tribe, Carney Badley Spellman
Judge Lori Smith, WA State Court of Appeals Div 1
Noah Jaffee, Nicoll Black & Feig
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.                Ethics: Ethics of Mining Social Media and Jurors
David J. Elkanich, Buchalter
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.            Malpractice: Avoiding and Defending Claims
Chris Howard, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Jeffrey T. Kestle, Forsberg & Umlauf
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.                   Golf Tournament at the Prospector Golf Course
Details below
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.                  
 
Fun Run                    
If golf isn’t your swing, join Erin Seeberger at 2:00 p.m. for this at your own pace fun run/ walk.
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.                 President’s Party Honoring Allison Krashan
Celebrate WDTL’s outgoing President, Allison Krashan at Swiftwater Cellars Winery.

Saturday, July 23, 2022
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.                    Breakfast Buffet
8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.            Core Sponsor Exhibit Area Open
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.                     Welcome Remarks
Jon R. Morrone, Convention Chair
Allison Krashan, WDTL President
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Corporate Counsel Panel
Elaine Pascua, Director & Assistant General Counsel, TrueBlue
Gena Bomotti, Corporate Counsel, Costco
Jon Morrone, Assistant General Counsel, Holland America Group
Jenna Goltermann, Corporate Counsel, Glowforge
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.                  DRI National Speaker on Crisis Management
Montè L. Williams, Steptoe & Johnson, The Woodlands, Texas
10:30 a.m.                 
 
Core Sponsor Raffle Prizes Awarded
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m             Gender Equity from a Judicial Perspective
Judge Laura C. Inveen, Hilyer Dispute Resolution
Judge Paris K. Kallas, Judicial Dispute Resolution
Judge Beth Andrus, WA State Court of Appeals Div 1
Judge Rebecca Glasgow, WA State Court of Appeals Div 2
12:45 – 2:00 p.m.                 Womens’ Networking Lunch
$50 per person. Join us as our esteemed panel of Judges continue their discussion on Gender Equity from earlier in the day.
Judge Laura C. Inveen, Hilyer Dispute Resolution
Judge Paris K. Kallas, Judicial Dispute Resolution
Judge Beth Andrus, WA State Court of Appeals Div 1
Judge Rebecca Glasgow, WA State Court of Appeals Div 2
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.                   Cocktail Party & Awards Dinner
Close out the Convention as we honor the recipient of the WDTL President's Award. Dressy casual attire is recommended.

Sunday, July 24, 2022
11:00 a.m. Suncadia Lodge Checkout Time
 


Convention Registration

Once you register for the Convention, watch for your registration confirmation email which will include the link to the room block.

Early Bird Registration ends June 21! 
Please login to your WDTL account to receive the appropriate rate.
Member Type Before 6/22 After 6/22
WDTL Members $500 $550
Government Members $300 $350
Past Presidents $300 $350
Guests $150 $150
Kids (ages 3-11) $50 $50
Core Sponsors (2 reps included w/your annual sponsorship) $0 $0
Vendors
Are you interested in representing your services and networking with top level attorneys?
The WDTL Annual Meeting & Convention is the place to be!
Please contact Maggie Sweeney maggie@wdtl.org for details.
$1500 $1500

Registration includes Thursday evening reception, breakfast on Friday & Saturday, the Friday President’s Party, the Saturday evening Cocktail Party & Awards Dinner, an extensive CLE Program, and a souvenir for each registrant. Children’s registration includes breakfast Friday & Saturday and dinner/entertainment on Thursday and Saturday evenings. Kids programs are designed for kids ages 3 to 11 (diaper-free).

Cancellation Policy: Registrants canceling their Convention Registration prior to June 21 will receive a refund less a $75.00 handling fee. No refunds after June 21. Substitutions welcome.

Vendors: If you are interested in having a display at the Convention and networking with top-level attorneys, this is a great opportunity! Please contact Maggie Sweeney maggie@wdtl.org for more details.

 

 
 

Book Your Room

You must register for the Convention to receive the link to the room block.

Suncadia Resort
3600 Suncadia Trail
Cle Elum, WA 98922
866.904.6300  

The link to access the room block will be emailed to you in your Convention registration confirmation.
The WDTL room block closes Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
 
Room Type Nightly Rate
One Bedroom Resort View Suite $399
King Studio with Fireplace $319
One Bedroom River View Suite $419
King Resort View Studio $299
Double Queen Room Resort View $299

Additional Resort Fee: $33 per day per room plus applicable tax.

For Home or Condo reservations please contact Suncadia and ask for group code: 46A2V7 - Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.


Important Note: WDTL contracts with Suncadia Resort for lodging and thus has obligations to meet. Please help us continue to be able to offer this benefit by booking your lodging DIRECTLY through Suncadia Resort – NOT a third-party website or provider.

Rooms are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be made by June 21 to guarantee convention rates.


Reservations made after June 21 are subject to room and rate availability. All reservations require a credit card guarantee and a deposit of the first night’s room and tax, deposits are non-refundable if canceled within 7 days of arrival date. Convention Rates are available for 3 days prior to and after the convention dates, subject to availability.

 


 


Golf Tournament

Friday, July 22 
Prospector Golf Course

$175 per person
Includes box lunch, transportation, and cart


Players of all ability levels are encouraged to participate!

No refunds for golf tournament registration after July 7 but substitutions are welcome.

Appropriate golf attire required.


 


Activities

Yoga: Get your namaste on for an early Friday morning stretch led by Christine Tavares, a certified yoga instructor. Christine will lead a multi-leveled class with adaptations for individual levels of flexibility. Meet in the lobby promptly at 6:30 a.m.  Bring a towel, WDTL will provide a yoga mat.

Fun Run: If golf isn’t your swing, join Erin Seeberger at 2:00 p.m. for this at your own pace fun run/ walk.

Kids Activities: We will provide dinner & entertainment on Thursday and Saturday evenings.  Kids programs are designed for children ages 3 to 11 (diaper-free).

Welcome Reception: Start the weekend off with networking and fun on Thursday night, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

President's Party: Join us Friday, July 22 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. as we celebrate outgoing WDTL President, Allison Krashan at Swiftwater Cellars Winery. In honor of Allison's love of the music of Britney Spears and Taylor Swift, we encourage you to don your pop star diva threads and join us at the karaoke mic. And of course, partake in the excellent wines offered by Swiftwater.

Women's Networking Lunch: Saturday, July 23, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. $50 per person. Join us as our esteemed panel of Judges continues their discussion on Gender Equity from earlier in the day.
Judge Laura C. Inveen, Hilyer Dispute Resolution
Judge Paris K. Kallas, Judicial Dispute Resolution
Judge Beth Andrus, WA State Court of Appeals Div 1
Judge Rebecca Glasgow, WA State Court of Appeals Div 2

Cocktail Party & Awards Dinner: Close out the Convention as we honor the recipient of the WDTL President's Award. Dressy casual attire is recommended.

Convention Attire: Casual resort wear recommended except where noted.

 

 

 
 
 


WDTL invites our Law Firm partners to join us in sponsoring the Convention. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maggie Sweeney at maggie@wdtl.org.
 

Thank You to our Firm Sponsors!

 
     
 

Thank You WDTL Core Sponsors!

 



 
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