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Tort Law Update

December 17, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


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Hyatt Regency-Wynfrey Hotel OR attend by live webcast

This course (on-site and webcast) has been approved by the Alabama State Bar for 6 MCLE Credit hours, including 1 hour of Ethics

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 civil laws and justice for victim of crimes, medical marijuana, virtual practice, 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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If you are attending in person, you will receive an electronic link of the materials or for an additional fee, you may order a printed copy of the materials which will be available onsite.

N.B.: Seating at the seminar will be very limited in order to comply with social distancing guidelines. Please register as soon as possible to reserve your seat! Late registrations and walk-ins will be accommodated to the extent possible, but cannot be guaranteed.

If you are planning to attend in person, please see our COVID policies here before registering.

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The Schedule

8:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast

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

8:30        Case Law Update
Michael L. Roberts

9:15        Navigating the Road Less Traveled: The Path to Civil Justice for Crime Victims
Gregory M. Zarzaur, Zarzaur Law LLC, Birmingham

10:00      Break

10:10      Implications of Tort Practice in General With Medical Marijuana  
Rex Slate, Guin Stokes & Evans LLC, Birmingham
Stephen M. Tunstall, Stephen M. Tunstall PC, Mobile

11:10      How the COVID Crisis has Changed Practices in the Courtroom
Judge Jim Hughey III, 10th Judicial Circuit, Birmingham

11:55      Lunch (On Your Own)
Afternoon Presider:  Amanda T. Roy, Smith Spires Peddy Hamilton & Coleman PC, Birmingham

12:55     Virtual Litigation: Depositions and Trial during the COVID Pandemic
Freddy Rubio, Rubio Law Firm PC, Birmingham
Jason L. Yearout, Yearout and Traylor PC, Birmingham
Moderator:  Jarrod Bazemore, Smith Spires Peddy Hamilton & Coleman PC, Birmingham

1:40        Tribal and Other Qualified Immunity Issue
Michael J. Crow, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles PC, Montgomery

2:10        Update on Business Interruption Issues
Matt Glover, Prince Glover Hayes, Tuscaloosa

2:40        Break

2:50        Ethics Issues
Judge Roman Shaul, Alabama State Bar, Montgomery

3:50        Adjourn

Venue

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

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