Mealeys Litigation Tools for Paralegals Conference (PLG 0903)

Venue: The Westin Hotel

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, -

Event Date/Time: Sep 11, 2003 End Date/Time: Sep 12, 2003
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Thursday, September 11, 2003

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 Introduction and Opening Remarks

Explanation of the conference Case Study that will be used throughout the conference sessions and for purposes of the workshop sessions

Naomi Wyatt, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll

9:00 Defining the Players In Mass Tort Litigation

Tracy Finken, Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley

Catherine Jasons, Kelley Jasons McGuire & Spinelli*

10:00 Morning Break

10:15 Getting Your Own Client's Documents

Ghada Aziz Anis, RN, Shoemaker & Associates

Caroline Pollard, Senior Legal Assistant, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll

11:30 Working Break-Out Session

Meet in smaller groups to discuss a document management scenario and then meet with the entire group to discuss the results

12:00 Networking and Working Luncheon

Topics will be assigned for each of the tables so attendees will be able to discuss the issues provided and network with each other on different ways to
handle the issues presented. Topics will include "biggest trial nightmares and how they were resolved," "file management systems within your firm" and more.

1:15 Getting Documents From Third Parties

Pamela Brown, Paralegal, Miles & Stockbridge

Mark Davies, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll

2:00 Electronic Discovery Issues

Deborah Juhnkem, Vice President, Computer Forensics Inc.TM

David Wolfsohn, Hangley Aronchick Segal Publin

3:00 Afternoon Break

3:15 Medical Research and Records

Additional speakers to be announced

4:15 Privilege Review

Thomas Goldman, Director Paralegal Studies, Bucks County Community College, Thomas F. Goldman & Associates

5:00 Description of Pre-Trial and Trial Applications Designed To Save You and Your Clients Time and Money

This session will be an introduction to the vendors that will be exhibiting during the cocktail reception. Learn about products designed to make case management easier, more efficient and more cost effective. Then, meet one on one with the product specialists to get further information and ask specific questions at the reception immediately following.

5:30 Networking Reception and Vendor Expo

Friday, September 12, 2003

8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:30 Countdown To Trial - The Top Ten Things You Need To Do

Speaker to be announced

9:30 Working Break Out Session

Attendees will break out into smaller groups to discuss a pre-trial scenario based on the conference fact pattern and report back to the other conference attendees on a solution

10:00 Morning Break

10:15 Working With Expert Witnesses

Andrew Gaddes, Dechert

David Schwadron, Harvey, Pennington, Cabot, Griffith & Renneisen

11:00 A Paralegal's Role At Depositions

Speaker to be announced

11:45 A Paralegal's Role At Trial

Sheila D'Avino, Senior Paralegal, White and Williams

12:30 Adjourn

Invited *


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