Mealeys - The Role of Paralegals in Mass Tort Litigation

Venue: The Westin Chicago River North

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 08, 2004 End Date/Time: Mar 09, 2004
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Monday, March 8, 2004



8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast



9:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks and Review of Mock Fact Pattern

Eileen P. Kavanagh, Litchfield Cavo



9:15 The Future is Now: E-Filing in U.S. and State Courts

Scott Wetzel, Esq., LexisNexis File & Serve



10:00 The Future is Now: Electronic Discovery Issues



10:45 Morning Break



11:00 Medical Records: How to Obtain, Decipher and Use Them

Doreen James Wise, CEO, Medical Research Consultants

Paula Schenck, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood



12:30 Lunch Break - On Your Own



2:00 Obtaining Your Client's Documents



3:00 Afternoon Break



3:15 Getting It Together - Systematic Document Organization

Gordon Sellers, PhD, Paralegal, McDermott Will & Emery

Additional speaker to be announced



4:15 Computer Tools, Skills and Short Cuts



5:00 Adjourn



Tuesday, March 9, 2004



8:30 Continental Breakfast



9:00 Effective Use of Paralegals in Communications with Outside Counsel

Thomas M. Crawford, Litchfield Cavo



9:45 Working with the Insurance Company

Carli Fish, Esq., Associate, Cozen O'Connor



10:30 Morning Break



10:45 Appropriate Utilization of Discovered Documents



11:15 A Paralegal's Role Part II - Trial Organization

Plaintiff Paralegal: Jean Casserly, Legal Assistant, Propes & Kaveny

Defense paralegal: Sandra Antczak, Litigation Adminisrator, Schiff Hardin & Waite



12:00 Adjourn


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