Thursday, March 1, 2012

TORT TALK EXPO 2012 TWO MONTHS AWAY - REGISTER NOW TO SAVE YOUR SPOT

The TORT TALK EXPO 2012 CLE Seminar is set to take place on May 3, 2012 at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania CLE Board has approved the seminar for 2 Substantive and 1 Ethics credit.

Here are some reasons to consider attending:

-Secure update on important and recurring general civil litigation issues

-Secure update on important and recurring auto law issues

-Excellent presentation planned from Dr. Michael Brooks on diagnostic studies

-Hear from stellar judicial panel of appellate court judges on variety of issues including Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin, Superior Court President Judge Correale F. Stevens, and Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie

-Hear from Luzerne County President Judge on status of civil trial docket in Luzerne County

-Network with colleagues, claims professionals, and members of the judiciary

-Network with a variety of vendors who provide services to those in the legal and insurance industries

-Enjoy door prizes and chances to win raffle prizes

-Enjoy a cocktail reception following the event

-Enjoy the Mohegan Sun Casino following the event

-Last but not least, it's a half day out of the office at a nice event!


In addition to my presentation of an Auto Law Update, the other presenters will include Attorney Paul Oven of the Moosic, PA law firm of Dougherty, Leventhal & Price on a Civil Litigation Update, as well as noted expert radiologist (and attorney) Dr. Michael Brooks presenting on diagnostic studies in personal injury matters, with an emphasis on auto accident matters.

The Judicial panel for the "View from the Bench" portion of the program will consist of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin, President Judge of the Superior Court Correale Stevens, and U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Vanaskie.

President Judge Thomas F. Burke, Jr. will also provide a "State of the Luzerne County Bench" presentation, reporting on which new judge will be handling which types of cases along with an update on the current status of the Luzerne County civil trial backlog.

The View from the Bench portion will be presided over by former Luzerne County Judge Joseph Van Jura, who recently completed his appointment and has returned to private practice where he is also offering his services for Mediations and Arbitrations.

In addition to Door Prizes and Raffle Prizes, there will also be a number of Table Vendors at the seminar displaying their services offered to civil litigators. To date, the following providers have agreed to sponsor and appear as Table Vendors at the event (in alphabetical order):

Courtside Documents: http://www.courtsidedoc.com/






Minnesota Lawyers' Mutual: http://www.mlmins.com/





Surveillance Professionals Investigations, LLC:



The TORT TALK EXPO 2011 is designed to be a CLE Program that will be as entertaining and informative as the posts regularly sent out from the Tort Talk blog.

The seminar will be immediately followed by a cocktail reception at which attendees can continue to network with fellow lawyers, insurance professionals, and members of the federal and state judiciary from around Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Also, a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a local charity to be determined.


The CLE Program will include the following topics and presenters:


TORT TALK EXPO 2012

Presented by


Daniel E. Cummins, Esquire

at the

MOHEGAN SUN CASINO at POCONO DOWNS

Thursday, May 3, 2012

12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.



2 Substantive & 1 Ethics CLE Credits


Followed by Cocktail Hour (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) at Breakers in the Mohegan Sun


 
12:30 – 1:00 pm Registration


1:00 – 1:30 pm: The Tort Talk Auto Law Update

Presenter: Daniel E. Cummins, Esq.



1:00 – 1:30 pm: The Tort Talk Civil Litigation Update

Presenter: Paul T. Oven, Esq.


2:00 – 2:15 pm BREAK


2:15 - 3:15 pm: Introductory Medical Conditions & Radiological Issues
in Auto Accident Injuries

Presenter: Dr. Michael L. Brooks, M.D., J.D., FCLM


3:15 – 3:30 pm BREAK


3:30 – 4:30 pm A View from the Bench: Ethical Issues in Legal Writing and Advocacy
Before the Court in an Electronic World

Moderator:
Hon. Joseph Van Jura (Ret.)

Presenters:
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin
President Judge of Superior Court Correale Stevens

U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie

Luzerne County President Judge Thomas Burke, Jr.


COCKTAIL RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
AT BREAKERS

4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.


Costs below cover both CLE Seminar and Cocktail Reception:

Claims professionals/representatives
and risk managers

$25.00


Lawyers
$165.00


Please make checks payable to "Tort Talk."

For reservations, please complete the requested information below and return it to the address noted below or e-mail it to dancummins@comcast.net.


Name(s)____________________________________



Firm/Company_______________________________



PLEASE MAIL REGISTRATION FORM AND PAYMENT TO:

TORT TALK
c/o Daniel E. Cummins, Esq.
Foley, Cognetti, Comerford, Cimini & Cummins
507 Linden Street
Suite 700
Scranton, PA 18503


For more information, contact Dan Cummins at 570-346-0745 or at dancummins@comcast.net.


HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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