DTCI: 25th Annual Conference & Meeting Agenda


Thursday, November 15

8 a.m. – Annual membership meeting and Board of Directors meeting

9 a.m. – Registration & continental breakfast

Section Breakouts

10-11:30 a.m. – Healthcare law
• Analysis of the Tripartite Relationship
Michael O’Neill (O’Neill McFadden & Willett)

• Panel discussion: Trends in the Healthcare Insurance Industry, Impact on Indiana Medical Malpractice Act, Tort Reform, Registered Agent Issues
Jarron Malone (Katz Korin Cunningham); Kori Chambers (IU Health Risk & Retention); Jan Thompson, Kurtis Marshal, Michael O’Neill

10-11 a.m. – Employment law
Sexual Harrassment in the #metoo Era
William Hussman

10-10:30 a.m. – Worker’s compensation
Changes in Axis Assessment Parameters
Dr. Greg Halewith

11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. – Insurance law
Developments in Indiana Premises Liability Law
Keith Mundrick & Paul Mackowski (Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer)

11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. – Business litigation
Difference in Corporate Business Forms
BJ Brinkerhoff (Katz Korin Cunningham)

12:45-2:15 p.m. – Lunch & speaker
Developments in the Legislature
Ed DeLaney (Ret.) & Ryan Dvorak (May Loberfell & Lorber)

2:20-3:20 p.m. – Construction law
Understanding the Causation of Structural Failures
Randy Bernhardt (ESI)

2:20-3:20 p.m. – Product liability
Bifurcation of Liability and Damages
Haroon Anwar & Lexi Fuson (Faegre Baker Daniels)

3:30-5 p.m. – Trial tactics
Litigation Consulting Services, Focus Groups, Mock Trials
Brent Weil (Kightlinger & Gray), Woody Youngs (Product Acceptance & Research); Trisha Volpe (ThemeVision)

6-8 p.m. – Reception & buffet dinner
Downes Club Ballroom at Notre Dame Stadium

8-12 p.m. – Pub crawl, led by Young Lawyers Committee

Friday, November 16

7:45-8:45 a.m.
Women in the Law breakfast

Prof. Jennifer McAward: A discussion of her career path, her service as Notre Dame’s Director for Civil and Human Rights, her observations on women’s advancement in the legal profession. (ticketed event—$40)

8-9 a.m. – Continental breakfast

9-10 a.m.
Selected Developments of Indiana Tort Law
Professor Frank Sullivan, Jr. (McKinney School of Law)

10-11 a.m.
Under Pressure: Stress Management & Resilience Strategies
Susan Gunter (Dutton Brock)

11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Panel: #metoo Moments in the Legal Arena
Jim Strenski (Cantrell Strenski Mehringer), Renee Mortimer (Hinshaw & Culbertson), Elizabeth Trachtman Villa (Quarles & Brady), Susan Gunter (Dutton Brock), Kimberly Jeselskis (Katz Korin Cunningham)

12:15-1:25 p.m. – Lunch & speaker
Transfer, Oral Argument, and Merits: Indiana Supreme Court Practice
Justice Geoffrey Slaughter (Indiana Supreme Court)

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Accounting for Lawyers
Angela Ohlman (Ingardus)

2:30-3:10 p.m.
Ethics Panel: Diversity in Mediation
Kevin Tyra (The Tyra Law Firm), Scott Kyrouac (Wilkinson law firm), Mike Tolbert (Tolbert & Tolbert), Kelly Huang Eddy (Lewis Wagner)


Register online at www.dtci.org/conferences.aspx
Questions? Lisa Mortier (317)580-1233 or [email protected]
Hotel Block: (800) 280-7256; Code # 10688989; Cut-off Oct. 24

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