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Thursday, June 8, 2023

WDTL Trial Boot Camp Session 4 – Closing Arguments

Start Date: 6/8/2023 12:00 PM PDT
End Date: 6/8/2023 1:00 PM PDT

Organization Name: Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

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

Sponsor: WDTL Young Lawyers/Mock Trial Committee

1 WSBA CLE pending per session.
Sessions will meet on Zoom. Please plan to attend each session.

WDTL is proud to announce its first annual Trial Boot Camp, specifically designed for its members with seven years of experience or less.

The WDTL Trial Boot Camp will feature four one-hour CLEs hosted by experienced defense trial lawyers and members of the WDTL community in areas of opening statements, direct examination, cross-examination, and closing arguments. 

After the CLEs are completed, the attendees will have an opportunity to engage in a four-round mock trial, with the final round being held at the WDTL Annual Convention in July 2023.


Thursday, June 8  WDTL Trial Boot Camp: Session 4 – Closing Arguments presented by Shellie McGaughey, McGaughey Bridges Dunlap
Thursday, June 15 WDTL Trial Boot Camp: Competition Phase I – Opening Statements
Thursday, June 22 WDTL Trial Boot Camp: Competition Phase II – Direct Examination
Thursday, June 29 WDTL Trial Boot Camp: Competition Phase III – Cross Examination
July 20-22, 2023 WDTL Annual Convention, WDTL Trial Boot Camp: Competition Phase IV – Closing Arguments (FINALS)

Shellie McGaughey, McGaughey Bridges

Shellie's practice emphasizes defense.  She has successfully litigated a wide variety of personal injury litigation, premises liability, sexual abuse, harassment and discrimination suits, permanent injury and brain damage claims.  Many of those involved wrongful death actions.

Shellie is AV rated in the Martindale-Hubbell Attorneys Directory and admitted to practice in both state and federal courts. Named as one of Washington State's Super Lawyers in 2001 by her peers and the editors of Washington Law & Politics magazine, Ms. McGaughey's practice emphasizes insurance defense. Ms. McGaughey is a native of Portland, Oregon and now resides in Bellevue, Washington with her husband and four children. She has been associated with the firm since 1987, and became a partner in 1995.

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Closed: 6/8/2023 12:00 PM

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