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2024 Annual Conference - Santa Fe New Mexico - 08/01/2024 to 08/03/2024

08/01/2024
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mountain Bike Trail Ride


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
New Lawyer Greeting Party

Cava Bar - Eldorado Hotel and Spa

Sarah Andrzejcak
Buchalter


Matt W. Cecil
Sutton | Booker

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday Night Opening Reception

Palace of the Governors
120 Washington Avenue

08/02/2024
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast


8:00 am - 8:30 am
Welcome & Announcements

Conference Ballroom

Robert Hinckley, Jr.
Buchalter

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Our AI Future and the Law - Miriam Vogel

Conference Ballroom

Miriam Vogel
President and CEO EqualAI
CV

9:30 am - 10:20 am
A Brief History of AI

Conference Ballroom

Daniel Pietragallo
Senior Assistant Attorney General at the Colorado Attorney General

10:20 am - 10:30 am
Break


10:30 am - 11:25 am
Presenting Your Case In A Bench Trial: Lessons from the Perspective of the Trier of Fact

Conference Ballroom

Sarah B Wallace
Sarah B. Wallace - 2nd Judicial District Court Judge


Billy-George Hertzke
SGR, LLC

11:30 am - 12:20 am
Is Your Court Reporter a Robot?


Workshop Materials

Mike McDonner
Pike Reporting

Anir Dutta, Former President of Stenograph

11:30 am - 12:20 am
Best Practices for Preserving Trial Issues for Appeal

Conference Ballroom

Workshop Materials

Gillian Fahlsing, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Aurora City Attorney’s Office Civil Division – Litigation Unit

11:30 am - 12:20 am
Whiplash! Keeping Up with the Ever-Changing Landscape of Employment Law

Chapel

Melisa Panagakos
Jackson Lewis


Meredith L McDonald
O'Hagan Meyer

12:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch and Learn - Case Law Update

Conference Ballroom

Jeffrey C Ruebel
Ruebel & Quillen

1:35 pm - 2:25 pm
Penalties in Workers' Compensation


JP Moon, Senior Assistant City Attorney
City and County of Denver

1:35 pm - 2:25 pm
Your Changing World - Transitioning from New Lawyer to Seasoned Litigator


Sarah Andrzejcak
Buchalter


Matt W. Cecil
Sutton | Booker

1:35 pm - 2:25 pm
The Role of Human Factors in Premises Liability Cases - Young Bui, Nathan Mayercsik, Exponent and Ashley Lawson, Sutton Booker


Workshop Materials

Young Bui, Ph.D., Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2015
Exponent
CV


Nathan Mayercsik, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
Exponent
CV


Ashley R Larson
Sutton Booker

2:25 pm - 2:35 pm
Break


2:35 pm - 3:25 pm
Please Don't Silence Your Cell Phones: Effective Trial Techniques in the Tech Age


Susan Blanco
8th Judicial District Chief Judge


Jon J. Olafson
2nd Judicial District Court Judge


Kirk Whitehead
Martinez, Dieterich & Zarcone Legal Group

2:35 pm - 3:25 pm
Insurance Bad Faith Update


3:25 pm - 4:15 pm
EDI - Diversity in the Law: Persons with Disabilities

Conference Ballroom

Sueanna P Johnson
Colorado Court of Appeals

6:00 pm - 9:00 am
Friday Night Soiree - Convention Center

Santa Fe Convention Center

08/03/2024
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast


8:00 am - 8:10 am
Welcome & Announcements


Robert Hinckley, Jr.
Buchalter

8:10 am - 9:00 am
Growing Up With Heroes: A Daughter’s Journey with the Navajo Code Talkers


Zonnie Gorman
CV

9:00 am - 9:50 am
Judges Panel - Susan Blanco, LaQunya Baker, Andrew Luxen, Jon Olafson, Sarah Wallace, Sueanna Johnson


Susan Blanco
8th Judicial District Chief Judge


Jon J. Olafson
2nd Judicial District Court Judge


Sarah B Wallace
Sarah B. Wallace - 2nd Judicial District Court Judge


Sueanna P Johnson
Colorado Court of Appeals


LaQunya Baker
18th Judicial District Judge


Andrew Luxen
2nd Judicial District Court Judge

9:50 am - 10:00 am
Break


10:00 am - 10:50 am
The Trump Trial – Defending Racketeering Cases in a Civil Environment


Michael Melito
Melito Law LLC

11:00 am - 11:50 am
Beat the Drum for Justice: How the 19th Century Supreme Court Shaped Racial Issues in the 21st Century.


Hon. Christopher Cross, Retired
JAMS

11:00 am - 11:50 am
Top 5 Appellate Tips for Civil Practitioners


Sueanna P Johnson
Colorado Court of Appeals


Fred Yarger
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell

11:00 am - 11:50 am
Impacting Your Case with ESI & Cellular Investigations


Chris Mammarella, EnCE, Senior Forensic Analyst

12:00 am - 1:20 pm
Lunch & Learn: Legislative Update


Melissa A Ogburn
Montgomery | Amatuzio


Adam M Royval
Messner Reeves

1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
AI Powered Legal Tools Transforming the Practice of Law


Ryan Anderson

1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
How Legislation is Changing the Construction Defect Practice


Melissa A Ogburn
Montgomery | Amatuzio


Adam M Royval
Messner Reeves

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Vendor Raffle Drawing


2:50 pm - 3:40 pm
War Stories


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