Join us as we move into "The New Era"
Catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and hear from our exceptional presenters.
(Check back for updates as more information becomes available.)

8.5 WSBA CLE Credits Pending

July 20, 2023
3:00-5:00 p.m. Trial Boot Camp Moot Court Championship Trial Attorney to Mediator: Tips on Resolving Disputes
Roy Umlauf, Kubik Mediation Group
July 21, 2023
8:30-9:30 a.m. Welcome to Canada: Everything You Wanted to Know about Litigating In Canada
Jonathan Hodes, Miller Thompson
9:30-10:45 a.m. A Deeper Look at Henderson
Panel Discussion Moderated by Rory Cosgrove, Carney Badley Spellman
Panelists: Judge Brad Maxa, Court of Appeals Div 2, Roy Umlauf, Kubik Mediation Group
10:45-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.-Noon A Fireside Chat with a Litigation Legend
Roy Umlauf, Kubik Mediation Group, and Kim Reppart, Forsberg & Umlauf
July 22, 2023
8:30-9:30 a.m. Ethics
John Erlick, JDR
9:30-10:30 a.m. The State of Anti-SLAPP in WA: A Discussion of Jha v. Khan
Bruce E. H. Johnson and Caesar Kalinowski, Davis Wright Tremaine
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break & Core Sponsor Raffle Prizes
10:45 a.m.-Noon
Coaching Leaders and Facilitating Change
Denise Gaskin, RavenWork
1:00 p.m. Women's Networking Lunch Featuring Denise Gaskin, Executive Coach RavenWork

Convention Registration

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

Please login to your WDTL account to receive the appropriate rate.
Member Type  
WDTL Members $550
Past Presidents $350
Guests $200
Kids (ages 3-11) $50
Core Sponsors (2 reps included w/your annual sponsorship) $0
Additional Core Sponsor Representatives (Additional company reps or guests) $250
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 for details.

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 20 will receive a refund less a $75.00 handling fee. No refunds after June 20. Substitutions welcome.


Book Your Room By June 20, 2023!

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Boulevard
Whistler, BC, CA, V8E 0Z5

To make resort reservations under the WDTL room block, please use the link in your confirmation email. 

The WDTL room block closes Tuesday, June 20, 2023.
Room Type Nightly Rate
Deluxe $409 CAD
Alpine Suite $519 CAD
Fairmont Gold $569 CAD
Junior Valley View Suite $599 CAD

Additional Resort Fee: $20 CAD per day per room plus applicable tax.

Reservations made after June 20 are subject to room and rate availability.


Golf Tournament

Friday, July 21 | 12:30 p.m.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course

$200 per person - Sign up when you register for the Convention
Includes box lunch, cart and prizes.

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.



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 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.  (Dinner on Thursday will be on your own.)

President's Party: Join us Friday, July 21 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. as we celebrate outgoing WDTL President, Jon Morrone at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

Women's Networking Lunch: Saturday, July 22, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. $50 per person.

Cocktail Party & Awards Dinner: Saturday, July 22, 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

Thank You WDTL Core Sponsors!


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