Thursday, April 11, 2024

FCRA TrackFDCPA TrackSolar Fraud Track
7:00 a.m.Registration Open
Grand Foyer
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast & Legislative Update
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.Evidence Gathering in Credit Reporting CaseNavigating FDCPA Claims in State CourtsSeeing the Light: What is solar and how should it work?
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Opening Statements What FDCPA Claims are being Successfully Argued in Federal CourtBrightening the Light: Potential experts and vital evidence
12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.Annual Business Lunch
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.Plaintiff’s Story: Direct TestimonyEstablishing a Successful Arbitration PracticePiercing the Light: E-Sign in Solar Cases
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Expert WitnessDebt Collection Claims in Housing ContextDim or Bright? Intake and Case Review
3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.Adding TCPA to Your Debt Collection Practice
3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.Building a Better Federal Bench
3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.Case Consultation Clinic
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.Advocates of Color Meet-Up


Friday, April 12, 2024

FCRA TrackFDCPA TrackBusiness of Consumer Law Track
7:30 a.m.Registration Open
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast &
Women's Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Ethics Session: Overcoming Practical Challenges associated with Elder and Disabled Clients
10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Defense TestimonyDeveloping the Story of Your Client’s Actual DamagesShining the Bright Lights: Case Filing, Target Defendants, and Causes of Action
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Plenary Lunch
1:15p.m.-2:15 p.m.Defense ExpertsSuccessful Closing ArgumentsDonning the Shades: Working thru Vexing Issues in Solar Cases 
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Closing ArgumentsCase Law Update of Appellate DecisionsCase Outcomes
4:00 p.m.-5:00p.m.Awards Reception with Congressman Hank Johnson


Saturday, April 13, 2024

Auto Practicum
(Requires pre-registration, Additional cost)
Class Action Workshop
(Requires pre-registration, Additional cost)
Deposition Skills
(Requires pre-registration, Additional cost)
7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Registration, Continental Breakfast, Regulatory Developments
Registration & Continental BreakfastRegistration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Ethical Intakes: How to Make the Most out of the Initial Call
Class Origination and Co-CounselingDeposition Skills Training
10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Pre-suit: Evidence Gathering
Overcoming Common Early Challenges in Class CasesDeposition Skills Training
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.Depositions and Formal Discovery in Auto CasesAdvertising Class ActionsDeposition Skills Training
2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.Choice of Law and Interstate SalesConflicts with Plaintiffs CounselDeposition Skills Training
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.Elimination of Biases: Working with Specialized Populations
Dealing with Defendants and Defense CounselDeposition Skills Training
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.Class Action Reception


Sunday, April 14, 2024

Auto Practicum
(Requires pre-registration, Additional cost)
Class Action Workshop
(Requires pre-registration, Additional cost)
Trial Skills
(Requires pre-registration, Additional cost)
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Registration & Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Handling Auto Cases in Arbitration Challenges Arising with Early Case Motions Deposition Skills Training
10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Negotiations: Hands-on Training SessionClass Action Discovery StrategiesDeposition Skills Training
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.What Cases Give Good Outcomes and What Ones Give Bad OutcomesPublic Relations for Class Action LawyersDeposition Skills Training
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.Roundtable Discussions on Developing an Auto Practice Fraud and Claim RatesDeposition Skills Training