Earn up to 11.5 CLE and 2 EPR credits in 18 different breakout sessions covering substantive law, at the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE 2013 Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Appellate Practice Institute, in Milwaukee. More than 30 judges and lawyers will offer expert advice and practical suggestions, including how-to tips, technology-related issues, and ethics.
Keynote Speakers – On Civil Rights and Electoral Choices
Morris Dees, civil rights lawyer and founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will review America’s commitment to “justice for all” in his keynote speech on Thursday, May 16.
Luncheon keynote speaker Charles Franklin, Director of the Marquette Law School Poll in 2012, and Professor of Political Science at UW-Madison, will present “Divided Wisconsin: What Unites and Divides the Citizens of the State?”
The institute kicks off on Thursday with keynote speaker Morris Dees, legendary civil rights lawyer and founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Gather new insights about hate crimes, intolerance, and social justice from Dees who has won multi-million-dollar settlements against opponents like the Klan and the Aryan Nations. Dees will speak for tolerance and against prejudice as he reviews America’s commitment to “justice for all” as the nation becomes more diverse and economic disparity widens.
Luncheon keynote speaker Charles Franklin, Director of the Marquette Law School Poll in 2012, and Professor of Political Science at UW-Madison will present “Divided Wisconsin: What Unites and Divides the Citizens of the State?” Learn how elections turn on both who votes and which candidate they prefer, and that public opinion is an amalgam of differences due to values, ideology, religious practice, age, sex, region, and partisanship. This presentation illustrates how we differ from each other and how those differences translate into electoral choices.
General CLE Sessions
Thursday breakout sessions, 10:20 a.m. – 4:40 p.m., include:
- What’s Happening in Wisconsin Circuit Courts? (panel discussion)
- Appellate Developments in Criminal Law
- Appellate Judges (panel discussion)
- A New Look: Family Mediation Services in Milwaukee County
- Is There a Place for Mediation in Politics and Public Policy?
- Ethical Issues in Mediation
- Introduction to ERISA’s Remedial Scheme: A Primer on ERISA Claims, Important Subrogation Principles, and the Scope of Available Relief
- The Collateral Source Rule: Is the Fight Over?
- Mediating with the Party Who “Wants His Day in Court”
- Medicare Secondary Payer Act Developments
Friday sessions, 8:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m., include:
- Getting Expert Testimony for Personal Injury Cases: Can We Stop the Madness?
- Developments in Class Actions
- Enhanced Injury Claims: An Overview
- Nursing Home Litigation: Recent Legislative Changes and Other Developments
- What’s New in Bad Faith Litigation?
- Deposition Techniques for New (and Old) Lawyers
- Ethical Issues for Appellate Lawyers Dealing with Trial Counsel
- iPad for Lawyers
Attend the opening reception on Thursday, 4:45 – 6 p.m., and enjoy beer, wine, soda, and hors d’oeuvres compliments of exhibitors and sponsors.
Visit the Expo Hall for continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks throughout the institute and meet with businesses that tailor their products and services to the legal community.
Registration, Tuition, and CLE
Register online or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788. Tuition is $379 for members, $189.50 for emeritus members and for Ultimate Pass® Silver subscribers, and $479 for nonmembers. Institute tuition, except for the luncheon, is free for Ultimate Pass® Gold subscribers. The optional luncheon with Charles Franklin is an additional $20. To attend the luncheon, and earn 1.0 CLE credit, attendees must indicate the including optional CLE Luncheon selection when registering for the institute.
Members can earn up to 11.5 CLE and 2 EPR credits. PINNACLE will record selected presentations and offer them via webcast at a later date at no additional cost to registrants.