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Tort Law Update

December 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


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Hyatt Regency – Wynfrey Hotel, Birmingham

6 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 Ethics Hour

Don’t miss our annual seminar covering Tort Law from top-to-bottom! Gain practical advice from our legal experts on hot topics in Alabama Tort Law including immunity, venue, workplace injuries, and more. Whether you represent the plaintiff or defendant, attend the seminar and pick up valuable practice tips that can help you handle the case for your client and lead to a winning verdict.

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Registration Options: You can attend this seminar “live” either by attending in person at the venue, or by watching a webcast on your computer. The Alabama Bar Association counts both as “live” credits.

If you are attending in person, you may opt to receive an electronic link of the materials, or for an additional fee, you may order a printed copy which will be available at the seminar.

You may also pay for the in person seminar by credit card or check.


The Schedule

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast Buffet

8:20 Welcome
Morning Presider
Michael L. Roberts
Cusimano Roberts & Mills LLC, Gadsden

8:30 Case Law Update

Michael L. Roberts

9:15 Navigating Immunity: Perspectives from Both Sides

Rip Andrews
Marsh Rickard & Bryan PC, Birmingham

Jamie Kidd
Webb & Ely, Montgomery

10:00 Refreshment/Networking Break

10:10 Workplace Injuries: Tort Liability v. Comp Exclusivity

Bo Bruner
Belt & Bruner PC, Birmingham

10:55 Hospital Liens

Thomas Elmes
UAB Medicine, Birmingham

11:40 Lunch (On Your Own)
Afternoon Presider
Andrew P. Walsh
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Birmingham

12:40 Observations from the Bench and Beyond

Presiding Judge William B. Ogletree
16th Judicial Circuit, Gadsden

Judge David Rains (ret).
Ft. Payne

Judge Brooke Reid
15th Judicial Circuit, Montgomery

1:25 Venue

Ben Baker
Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles PC, Montgomery

2:10 Federal Court Removal Update – Establishing Diversity Jurisdiction after Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens

Andrew P. Walsh

2:40 Refreshment/Networking Break

2:50 The Ethics of Legal Marketing

Cooper Shattuck
Cartography Consulting, LLC, Tuscaloosa

3:50 Adjourn

Venue

Hyatt Regency – Wynfrey Hotel
1000 Galleria Circle
Birmingham, AL 35244 United States

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