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Posted by: Avery Roberts on May 13, 2021

 
The Employment Law Roundtable Discussion will take place Wednesday, May 19th at 12:00 p.m. MDT/11:00 a.m. PDT. The conversation will be hosted by Guy Hallam. 

The discussion will focus on trends and recent court decisions impacting employment law. Attendance will be limited to ITLA plaintiff attorneys. The event will take place on the Zoom Meeting platform and will require video participation. Registration is FREE but required.

If you have any questions, please contact ITLA at itla@itla.org or (208) 345-1890.
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Posted by: Avery Roberts on May 11, 2021

 
The 2021 ITLA Annual Meeting, Conference, and Seminar is taking place June 18-19 at the Sun Valley Resort.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear from the legendary trial lawyer Don Keenan, co-creator of The Reptile Theory. The Saturday session, led by Don, Matt Feller, and Nathan Starnes, will focus on utilizing The Edge strategy in voir dire. 

Learn more about Matt, Don, and Nathan below and take a look at the complete seminar schedule here.
Matt Feller is a big-game hunter and fly-fisher extraordinaire. When he needs to recharge, he travels to the mountains or the ocean. In 2009, Matt and his long-time college friend Thaddeus Wendt co-founded Feller & Wendt in Layton, UT. Matt is a certified instructor, faculty member and co-dean for the Keenan Trial Institute. 

Don Keenan is considered the nation’s leading child advocacy lawyer. During his forty-plus years specializing in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, Don has secured over 378 verdicts and settlements over $1,000,000 including 14 over $10,000,000 and one over $100,000,000. He is the Founder of the Keenan Trial Institute.

Nathan Starnes graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law with Honors. The first eleven years of his career, Nathan worked as an insurance defense attorney. Ultimately unsatisfied with working for the insurance companies against consumers, Nathan devoted his practice to personal injury victims. In 2019, he joined Feller & Wendt.
 

Don't Wait to Register...

When you register, you'll have the option to chose whether you'd like to attend in-person or virtually. Due to changing state, county, and local health measures, there may be a limit on the number of in-person attendees we will be able to accommodate. If we must limit in-person attendance, we will do so based on the order of registration.

It is possible to be in person at the resort and still participate virtually from your hotel room if we must limit persons in the actual meeting room. 

Discounted room reservations can be made by calling the Sun Valley Resort at 800-786-8259 and referencing the ITLA Seminar or online here. Please book by May 27, 2021, to secure your discounted rate under our reservation block.
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Posted by: Avery Roberts on May 7, 2021

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The Open Forum Roundtable Discussion will take place Wednesday, May 12th at 12:00 p.m. MDT/11:00 a.m. PDT. The conversation will be hosted by Russ Johnson and Scott Lundgreen.

The discussion will focus on trending topics and issues in settlements and trials. Attendance will be limited to ITLA plaintiff attorneys. The event will take place on the Zoom Meeting platform and will require video participation. Registration is FREE but required.

If you have any questions, please contact ITLA at itla@itla.org or (208) 345-1890.
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Posted by: Avery Roberts on May 6, 2021

 
In some states, high school sports were played mostly by males until 1973 when Title IX was passed, allowing for more female participation in competitive sports. Tackling Equality: Federal Class Action Civil Rights Litigation for Female Athletes will highlight the ongoing efforts of attorneys fighting for fairness in women’s sports. 

At the 2021 ITLA Annual Meeting, Conference, and Seminar, Brent Gordon and Loren Washburn will share their experience litigating a civil rights action for girls who want to play the same sports offered to boys, including formulating causes of action, certifying a class, taking discovery, filing dispositive motions, and trying the case over three weeks during a global pandemic.

Learn more about Brent and Loren below and take a look at the complete seminar schedule here.
Brent Gordon has twenty years of experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. He helped create the first all-girls tackle football league in the country. The league has grown from 50 to 500 participants. Brent filed a Title IX lawsuit on behalf of a group of high school girls against three school districts and the Utah High School Activities Association to add girls' football teams to the lineup of sports offered to girls. Brent is an owner of the Parke Gordon Law Firm and is an Eagle Member of ITLA.

Loren Washburn is a skilled trial lawyer who has tried dozens of trials in federal and state courts. Loren graduated from Harvard Law School and then clerked for the Tenth Circuit. After his clerkship, he became a trial lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice prosecuting white-collar crime. Loren then entered private practice representing individuals in complex and sometimes high-profile matters. He is currently a partner at Armstrong Teasdale. Loren loves the strategic elements of the law involved in developing and executing a winning game plan.

Don't Wait to Register...

When you register, you'll have the option to chose whether you'd like to attend in-person or virtually. Due to changing state, county, and local health measures, there may be a limit on the number of in-person attendees we will be able to accommodate. If we must limit in-person attendance, we will do so based on the order of registration.

It is possible to be in person at the resort and still participate virtually from your hotel room if we must limit persons in the actual meeting room. 

Discounted room reservations can be made by calling the Sun Valley Resort at 800-786-8259 and referencing the ITLA Seminar or online here. Please book by May 27, 2021, to secure your discounted rate under our reservation block.
REGISTER
 

Posted by: Avery Roberts on May 4, 2021

 
Catch up on all the latest Idaho Supreme Court decisions at the 2021 ITLA Annual Meeting, Conference, and Seminar. Past President Jarom Whitehead will summarize key ISC opinions and discuss the impact they have on your practice. 

Learn more about Jarom below and take a look at the complete seminar schedule here. 
Jarom Whitehead specializes in personal injury, product liability, and insurance matters. The entirety of his practice is devoted to plaintiff’s litigation. He has successfully resolved cases on behalf of clients at ev­ery stage of the legal process including mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeal. Jarom is a member of various civic and professional organizations. He is the immediate Past President of ITLA and proudly serves on the AAJ Board of Governors. He lives with his wife Jennifer, three teenage daughters, and an overly friendly golden doodle named Charlie. He enjoys living and working in Idaho and takes advantage of the variety of recreational and sporting activities that abound here.

Don't wait to register...

When you register, you'll have the option to chose whether you'd like to attend in-person or virtually. Due to changing state, county, and local health measures, there may be a limit on the number of in-person attendees we will be able to accommodate. If we must limit in-person attendance, we will do so based on the order of registration.

It is possible to be in person at the resort and still participate virtually from your hotel room if we must limit persons in the actual meeting room. 

Discounted room reservations can be made by calling the Sun Valley Resort at 800-786-8259 and referencing the ITLA Seminar or online here. Please book by May 27, 2021, to secure your discounted rate under our reservation block.
REGISTER
 

Posted by: Avery Roberts on Apr 30, 2021

 
We're going high tech for the 2021 ITLA Annual Meeting, Conference, and Seminar. ITLA Member Bill Smith will discuss the use of virtual reality (VR) technology in the courtroom in Sun Valley. From an introduction to VR, to how this technology is already being used, and how you can use VR to leverage better outcomes for your clients this is a presentation you won't want to miss. 

Learn more about Bill below and take a look at the complete seminar schedule here. 
Bill Smith is an experienced trial attorney focused on leveraging technology to better serve his clients and the outcomes of their cases. With over twenty years of experience in virtually every type of legal forum including arbitration, mediation, court, and jury trials, he has positively resolved thousands of legal conflicts.  Bill loves helping the injured maximize their case value. The use of virtual reality and the application to improving legal practice are his latest passion.

Don't wait to register...

When you register, you'll have the option to chose whether you'd like to attend in-person or virtually. Due to changing state, county, and local health measures, there may be a limit on the number of in-person attendees we will be able to accommodate. If we must limit in-person attendance, we will do so based on the order of registration.

It is possible to be in person at the resort and still participate virtually from your hotel room if we must limit persons in the actual meeting room. 

Discounted room reservations can be made by calling the Sun Valley Resort at 800-786-8259 and referencing the ITLA Seminar or online here. Please book by May 27, 2021, to secure your discounted rate under our reservation block.
REGISTER
 

Posted by: Taylor Mossman-Fletcher on Apr 29, 2021

 
"All Members of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association in accordance with Article III, Section 3(d) of the Bylaws of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, I hereby issue the official call to the 48th Annual Meeting and Election of Officers to be held at the Sun Valley Inn in Sun Valley, Idaho, Friday, June 18, 2021, at 12:00 p.m."

– Taylor Mossman-Fletcher, ITLA President

Elected Officer Nominations

The ITLA Nominating Committee is interested in your recommendations for the next ITLA leaders. You may nominate any qualified ITLA member, including yourself, to serve as ITLA Secretary, AAJ Governor*, and AAJ Delegate*. After consideration of all the nominees, the Nominating Committee will present a slate of nominees during the ITLA Annual Meeting on June 18th. 

  • President-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary (open position)
  • AAJ Governor (open position)*
  • AAJ Delegate (open position) *

Please, take a moment to nominate a colleague or yourself for ITLA leadership here. The Nomination period ends April 30th at 5:00 p.m. MDT. 

*AAJ nominees must be members in good standing of AAJ and ITLA.

The Seminar in Sun Valley 

After a long and challenging year, we are thrilled that the 2021 ITLA Annual Meeting, Conference, and Seminar will take place at the Sun Valley Resort June 18-19. If you are not quite ready to gather with your colleagues, we will be streaming the CLEs and Annual Meeting. A successful, safe, and healthy event is our goal and we are working closely with the facility to participate in their best practices for safety.

While some of our social events may look a little different this year, one thing that won't change is our phenomenal presentation lineup. Take a look at the complete seminar schedule a speaker lineup here.

When you register, you'll have the option to chose whether you'd like to attend in-person or virtually. Due to changing state, county, and local health measures, there may be a limit on the number of in-person attendees we will be able to accommodate. If we must limit in-person attendance, we will do so based on the order of registration.
REGISTER
 

Posted by: Avery Roberts on Apr 22, 2021

 
The Workers' Compensation Roundtable Discussion will take place Wednesday, April 28th at 12:00 p.m. MDT/11:00 A.M. PDT. The conversation will be hosted by Darin Monroe. 

The discussion will focus on emerging trends in Idaho workers' compensation and attendance will be limited to ITLA claimant attorneys. The event will take place on the Zoom Meeting platform and will require video participation. Registration is FREE but required.

If you have any questions, please contact ITLA at itla@itla.org or (208) 345-1890.
REGISTER
 

Posted by: Avery Roberts on Apr 20, 2021

 
Here's a first look at the 2021 ITLA Annual Meeting, Conference, and Seminar schedule. While some of our social events may look a little different this year, one thing that won't change is our phenomenal presentation lineup. 

From a three-hour voir dire deep dive, to an update on the most relevant Idaho Supreme Court case decisions over the past year, and expert tips to deal with deposition obstruction this lineup has something for everyone!
 

Seminar Schedule

Friday, June 18th 


2021 Idaho Supreme Court Update
Jarom Whitehead

Dealing with Deposition Obstruction
Mark Kosieradzki

Where Virtual Reality Meets Legal Reality: VR in the Law
Annie Morley, Bill Smith, and Dennis Shewmaker

Of Drama Queens and Me-Monsters: The Revealing Art of Cross-Exam
Jessica Andrew

Tackling Equality: Federal Class Action Civil Rights Litigation for Female Athletes
Brent Gordon and Loren Washburn

 

Friday, June 18th

 
The Edge: Voir Dire*
Don Keenan, Matt Feller, and Nathan Starnes

* ITLA plaintiff attorney members only
 
The Seminar program will be submitted to the Idaho State Bar for CLE approval and is expected to provide 8.5 hours of CLE credit.

Don't wait to Register

When you register, you'll have the option to chose whether you'd like to attend in-person or virtually. Due to changing state, county, and local health measures, there may be a limit on the number of in-person attendees we will be able to accommodate. If we must limit in-person attendance, we will do so based on the order of registration.

It is possible to be in person at the resort and still participate virtually from your hotel room if we must limit persons in the actual meeting room. 

Discounted room reservations can be made by calling the Sun Valley Resort at 800-786-8259 and referencing the ITLA Seminar or online here. Please book by May 27, 2021, to secure your discounted rate under our reservation block.
REGISTER
 

Posted by: Avery Roberts on Apr 20, 2021

 
The Reptile Roundtable Discussion will take place TOMORROW at 12:00 p.m. MDT/11:00 A.M. PDT. The conversation will be hosted by Matt Feller and Nathan Starnes. 

The discussion will focus on defense motions and attendance will be limited to ITLA plaintiff attorney members. The event will take place on the Zoom Meeting platform and will require video participation. Registration is FREE but required.

If you have any questions, please contact ITLA at itla@itla.org or (208) 345-1890.
REGISTER
 

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