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2011 DTCI Rookie Seminar

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The Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana will hold its Rookie Seminar on April 15, 2011, at The Montage at Allison Pointe. 8.0 credits (including 1.0 ethics) have been requested.

Registration material and additional information is available online at www.dtci.org. Click “Events” and then the link to the Rookie Seminar Brochure. Questions should be directed to Lisa Mortier, (317) 580-1233, Lmortier@dtci.org.

Agenda

7:45 – 8:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 “First Audition”Opening Remarks
Jeb Crandall, Bleeke Dillon Crandall P.C.

8:30 – 9:15 “Setting the Stage”
Pre-suit Investigation & Management
Joe Alberts, Dow AgroSciences

9:15 – 10:00 “Dress Rehearsal”
Depositions for Fun & Profit
Phil Kalamaros, Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros LLP

10:00 – 10:15 “Take Five” Break

10:15 – 11:00 “Learning Your Lines”
How to Evaluate a Case
Tammy Meyer, MillerMeyer LLP

11:00 – 11:45 “Contract Negotiations”
ADR & Mediation
Tom Schultz, Schultz & Pogue LLP

11:45 – 12:30 “Thanking the Academy”
Voir Dire Basics
Rob Thornburg, Frost Brown Todd LLC

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch and Panel Discussion
DTCI Past President Panel Discussion

2:05 – 2:45 “The Show Must Go On”
Appellate Practice
Maggie Smith, Frost Brown Todd LLC

2:45 – 3:30 “Rolling Out the Red Carpet”
Trial Tactics
Jason Massaro, Massaro Ciobanu LLP

3:30 – 3:45 “Take Five” Break

3:45 – 4:30 “Best Supporting Actor and Actress”
Effectively Utilizing Support Staff
Joetta Allgood, Bose McKinney & Evans

4:30 – 5:30 “Sharing the Spotlight”
Ethics in the Courtroom
Gary Miller, Miller Meyer LLP

5:30 – 6:30 “That’s a Wrap!”
Cocktail Reception
Network with DTCI Board Members & Sponsors

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