ABA YLD Fall Conference Preview

Volume 37, Number 1

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Alyesha Asghar is an Assistant Editor of The Affiliate and an Associate with the Charleston, West Virginia, firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC.

From October 13 to 15, 2011, the ABA YLD Fall Conference will bring together legal scholars, jurists, and specialists in various fields for three days of continuing legal education, professional development seminars, networking, and panels on a wide range of subjects in Seattle, Washington. Although the conference will play host to several programs focused on social media and diversity, no one topic can dominate a meeting this big, and there are many other interesting subjects at hand.

Among a few of these topics are “Devastating Cross Exams” and “May It Please the Court, or Not,” which will be co-sponsored by the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). Conference participants also will want to keep an eye out for programs on the subject of video depositions, client service, how to find and acquire clients, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, and diversity in the profession. And, to add more value for conference attendees and local attorneys who will be in Seattle on Thursday, October 13, the Fall Conference will offer two hours of continuing legal education, including one hour of ethics presented by the Membership Board, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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