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Sunday, July 23, 2023

WDTL 2023 Annual Meeting & Convention

Start Date: 7/20/2023 3:00 PM PDT
End Date: 7/23/2023 12:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

4599 Chateau Boulevard
Whistler, BC  Canada  V8E 0Z5

Event Website: https://www.wdtl.org/2023%20annual%20convention

Organization Name: Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Maggie Sweeney
Email: maggie@wdtl.org
Phone: (206) 749-0319

Please visit the Convention web page for more details.


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

8.5 WSBA CLE Credits confirmed
July 20, 2023
3:00-5:00 p.m. Trial Boot Camp Moot Court Championship
6:00-8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Woodlands Terrace
July 21, 2023
7:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
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:  Rethinking Approaches to Trial Practice after Henderson.
Panel Discussion Moderated by Rory Cosgrove, Carney Badley Spellman
Panelists: Judge Brad Maxa, Court of Appeals Div 2, Joy Lee, Smith Freed Eberhard, and Amy Mensik, Hawley Troxell
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
1:00 p.m. Golf Tournament
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course (Details below)
7:00-10:00 p.m. President's Party Honoring Jon Morrone
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
July 22, 2023
7:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
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
6:00-10:00 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.
July 23, 2023
Check out of hotel by 11:00 a.m.

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 Firm Sponsors!
   Thank You Core Sponsors!


Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 7/23/2023 12:00 PM

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