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National Association of Trial Lawyer Executives presents

Kay Shields, Executive Director
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
NATLE President

Conference Schedule

Sunday, November 7

4:00-6:00pm NATLE Executive Committee Meeting

Monday, November 8

8:00-8:45am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 am Welcome,Kay Shields, NATLE President

9:00– 9:15am ATLA President’s Report Todd A. Smith, Esq., Chicago IL

9:15– 9:45am On the Horizon: State Legislative Trends Roselyn A. Bonanti, Director, ATLA State Affairs

9:45– 10:15am What you Need to Know About ALEC, NCOIL, and NAIC  David Ratcliffe, Research Associate; and, Kristine Overmire, Research Counsel, ATLA State Affairs

10:15– 10:30am Break

10:30– 11:00am Promoting Social Justice through Pending and Proactive Constitutional and Ballot Challenges— John Vail, Senior Litigation Counsel,Center for Constitutional Litigation,

11:00– 11:45am Election Update and Congressional Preview  Linda Lipsen, Sr. Director, ATLA Public Affairs

Noon– 1:30pm Luncheon for all attendees featuring Senator Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings (D-SC) (invited)sponsored by Ringler Associates

1:40– 2:30pm What Can Your Insurance Commissioner Do for You? (Speaker TBD)

2:30– 3:15pm The Impact of NCOIL on State Legislation

Rep. Craig Eiland, Galveston, TX (invited)

3:15– 3:30pm Break

3:30– 4:00pm Rapid Fire Hot Tips and Information Sharing, Part 1: Legislative & Public Affairs Audience Participation

4:00– 4:30pm Rapid Fire Hot Tips and Information Sharing, Part 2: Political Action Audience Participation

4:45– 6:00pm Welcome Reception sponsored by  The James Street Group  and  TrialSmith

Tuesday, November 9

8:45– 9:15am Proactive Patient Safety Ideas Panel Discussion with representatives from MA, and NJ

9:15– 10:00am Survivors from the Medical Malpractice Wars—Case Studies from the Front Lines Panel Discussion with representatives from MS, OK, NJ and VA

10:00– 10:15am Break

10:15-– 10:30am Armed with the Facts: the latest studies, reports, and research David Ratcliffe, Research Associate, ATLA State Affairs

10:30– 11:00am The Latest Insurance Industry Facts, and Figures Mark Crislip, Insurance Statistics Manager, ATLA State Affairs

11:00– 11:20am Nursing Home Legislation Alison Hirschel, Vice President, National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform

11:20– 11:45am The WSTLA Client Mobilization Effort Larry Shannon, Government Affairs Director, WA

Noon– 1:30pm  Lunch on your own unless attending luncheon meetings for NATLE or the ATLA Council of Presidents

1:40– 1:55pm Texas Update: Life After Proposition 12 Tommy Townsend, Executive Director, TX

1:55– 2:45pm Taking your case to the voters—State Constitutional Ballot Initiative Panel Discussion with representatives from FL, NV, OR, and WY

2:45– 3:00pm Break

3:00– 3:40pm Identifying and formulating the Message Edward H. Lazarus, President, Lazarus Strategic Services

3:40– 4:40pm Delivering the Message for Maximum Influence Matt Towery, Chairman and CEO,

6:00– 8:00pm Reception aboard the motor yacht Themis sponsored by Motley Rice LLC

Wednesday, November 10

8:30– 9:15am Outrageous Immunity Bills Panel Discussion with Bill Clark, GA; Barbara J. Jorden, ID; and Debra Zappi Henley, FL

9:15– 10:00am Asbestos Legislation— It’s not just a Federal issue anymore. Michael Strautmanis, Associate Director, Counsel for Legislation, ATLA Public Affairs

10:00– 10:45am Recruiting and Interviewing Political Candidates

Bill Clark, Director of Public and Political Affairs, GA; and, James Fields, Director of Public Affairs, TX

10:45– 11:30am Candidate Evaluations and PAC Decision Making Panel Discussion with representatives from ID, NJ, LA

11:30– Noon Creative Coalition Building Beth Bernard, OR; and, Robin Brewer, CA

Noon Adjourn