2021 WDC Annual Conference

Event Details

Start:
Thursday, August 12, 2021
End:
Friday, August 13, 2021
Location:
Wilderness Resort & Glacier Canyon Conference Center
45 Hillman Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Event Description

The Wisconsin Defense Counsel invites you to join us in-person on August 12-13 at the Wilderness Resort & Glacier Canyon Conference Center.

 

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Agenda

August 12, 2021

8:00AM-8:55AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:55AM-9:00AM
Opening Remarks

9:00AM-9:20AM
Theory of the Case and Its Evolution through Trial
David Piehler, Piehler & Strande, S.C.

9:20AM-9:40AM
Do You Need an Expert?
Bill Wick, Nash, Spindler, Grimstad & McCracken, LLP

9:40AM-10:05AM
Pretrial Motions
Kara Burgos, Moen Sheehan Meyer, Ltd.

10:05AM-10:15AM
Break
Sponsored by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

10:15AM-10:35AM
Voir Dire
Michael Crooks, von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

10:35AM-10:55AM
Opening Statements
Christine Rice, Simpson & Deardorff, S.C.

10:55AM-11:15AM
Direct Examination
Heather Nelson, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, S.C.

11:15AM-11:25AM
Break
Sponsored by Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.

11:25AM-11:50AM
Cross Examination
Ann Emmerich, Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.

11:50AM-12:10PM
Use of Depositions at Trial
Mark Budzinski, Corneille Law Group, LLC

12:10PM-1:20PM
Lunch & Annual Business Meeting
Featuring Past President Recognition and Awards Presentations
Lunch sponsored by Axley Brynelson

1:20PM-1:40PM
Foundations for Trial Evidence
Frederick Strampe, Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.

1:40PM-2:00PM
Motion Briefing During Trial
Emile Banks, Emile Banks & Associates, LLC

2:00PM-2:10PM
Break
Sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co.

2:10PM-2:30PM
Jury Instructions, Special Verdicts, and the Jury Instruction Conference
Patrick Brennan, Crivello Carlson, S.C.

2:30PM-2:50PM
Closing Arguments
Erik Pless, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm S.C.

2:50PM-3:00PM
Break
Sponsored by Weiss Law Office, S.C.

3:00PM-4:00PM
Committee Meetings

4:00PM-5:30PM
Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by Crivello Carlson, S.C.

August 13, 2021

8:00AM-9:00AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00AM-9:50AM
Insurance Agent Errors & Omissions
Ariella Schreiber, Rural Mutual Insurance

9:50AM - 10:00 AM
Break
Sponsored by Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.

10:00AM-10:50AM
Employees on the Edge
Rebeca Lopez, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

10:50AM - 11:00 AM
Break

11:00AM-11:50AM
Disability Discrimination Claims
Jenna Rousseau, Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, S.C.

11:50 AM
Adjourn