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  • IADC's 58TH ANNUAL MEETING (2 days)


  • September 09, 2022
  • September 10, 2022
  • Shore Lodge, McCall
  • 14


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


Presentations on witness preparation, focus groups, ethics and more!

Also, event will include our reception on the marina dock,
annual golf tournament and other fun networking activities.

Registration Brochure - AM2022 Revised


Vocational Diagnostics, Inc.
Integrated Medical Evaluations, Inc.
SEA, Ltd.
Associated Reporting & Video

With special thanks to firm sponsor Elam & Burke!





Kick-off Lunch & Vinous Salute
Annual group photo on patio by Lower Pavilion at 1:15PM

 Upper     Pavilion 
 1:30PM Membership Meeting  Lower   Pavilion
 2:00PM Break

 2:15PM Building the Bridge Between You and Your Jury – The Value of Focus Groups in Defense Litigation*                                    This seminar will provide a fresh perspective on how focus groups can and should be utilized effectively in defense litigation, the strategy behind when and how you conduct these groups, and the ins and outs of focus group logistics and proper execution. Also discussed will be the importance of incorporating dynamic trial technology when presenting your case to the post-COVID jury and the impact it can have in the courtroom.
Presented by Andrea Wecker & Abigail Manzano-Grant, Associated Reporting & Video-Boise

Lower  Pavilion
 3:15PM Break

 3:30PM Ethical Pitfalls of Everyday Law Office Computing*                   

Presented by Paul J. Unger, Esq., Affinity Consulting


 4:30PM Break


How to Present Your Client’s Best Case at Mediation – Tips and Strategies from the Inside*                     
Presented by John J. Janis, Hepworth Holzer, LLP-Boise

 Lower   Pavilion
 5:45PM CLE concludes

 6:00PM Welcome Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music by Tom Taylor     
 Marina   Dock
 7:30PM Dinner (on your own)


*An application requesting 3.0 CLE credits with 1 in ethics for the underlined activities above will be sent to the Idaho State Bar.  



 7:30AM Breakfast for IADC Members


Empowering Your Clients to Speak Their Whole Truth at Deposition and Trial*  
Our clients are the experts in their field, but too often fear and anxiety prevent them from speaking their truth. This presentation will teach some new methods for empowering your clients to think critically under pressure and testify in a way that demonstrates competence, confidence and compassion.  The old rules are thrown out in favor of getting your clients to advance their defense in deposition and during cross-examination at trial so that they are effectively communicating in a thoughtful and convincing way.
Presented by Mark A. Basurto, Attorney Manager of CogentEdge-Seattle         

 Lower   Pavilion
 10:00AM  Break


The Judicial Counsel - Fact or Fiction*                                  Presented by The Honorable Roger S. Burdick, Chief Justice, Idaho Supreme Court (Ret.)

 Lower   Pavilion
 11:15AM CLE concludes


IADC Golf Tournament at Whitetail – Check-in by 11:45AM; modified shotgun start at 12:20PM. 
Tournament coordinator: Tyler J. Anderson, Hawley Troxell-Boise

 Golf   Clubhouse

Reception & BBQ Dinner– with "music from Ryan Wissinger.  Shuttle service to/from Whitetail will be available. 

SHUTTLE RUNS:  6:15-7:15PM; 8:30-9:30PM   

 Golf   Clubhouse   Patio

*An application requesting 3.0 CLE credits for the underlined activities above will be sent to the Idaho State Bar. 



Mark Basurto has 29+ years of litigation and courtroom experience. He has tried over 50 jury trials and handled hundreds of evidentiary hearings in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration with the American Arbitration Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers and JAMS. As Attorney Manager for CogentEdge, he brings significant experience representing a variety of different professionals in malpractice cases and representing both publicly and privately held companies in high stakes litigation. From his diverse experience, Mr. Basurto understands that even the most sophisticated professionals who get sued have difficulty speaking their truth because of fear, anxiety or a misunderstanding of the litigation process. As a result, his current witness preparation practice is focused on empowering professionals with the skills and confidence needed to take command of their testimony and ultimately drive the case to a successful result.

Mr. Basurto graduated from Emory University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia and Oregon.  He and his family moved from Florida to Oregon in 2018.

Roger S. Burdick was appointed by Gov. Kempthorne as the 53rd Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court in 2003.  He won reelection in 2004, 2010 and 2016, and served his second four-year term as Chief Justice. He presided over the Snake River Basin Adjudication and as Administrative Judge for the Fifth Judicial District; was appointed as District Judge, Twin Falls County; and as Magistrate Judge, Jerome County, after being in private practice for six years with Hart & Burdick in Jerome and Webb, Pike, Burton & Carlson in Twin Falls.  He served on various Idaho Supreme Court advisory committees, including as Chair of the Idaho Administrative Rule 32 Committee; Chair of the Idaho Judicial Council; and was on the CCJ working group for implementation of “Call to Action: Achieving Civil Justice for All”; and the Board of Directors of the Conference of Chief Justices.  He earned his JD at the University of Idaho, College of Law. Former Chief Justice Burdick and his wife, Rachel, have two sons.

In addition to being insanely handsome, John Janis is one of the most successful civil trial attorneys in Idaho.  He has tried multiple injury and employment cases with seven figure verdicts in venues around the state.  He has been with the firm that is now Hepworth Holzer, LLP since 1990.  AV rated, he has been elected to The American Board of Trial Advocates, is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a past President of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association.  He has served on the Idaho Civil Jury Instruction, Rules of Evidence and Civil Justice Reform Committees at the request of the Idaho Supreme Court. He is a proud Vandal who graduated with Honors from U of I’s School of Law in 1986.

Mr. Janis lectures frequently on civil trial skills and other matters. If you ask him, he will explain he is unquestionably the most fun person in his office where his partners adore him for his legal acumen, sense of style, and humility.  

Abigail Manzano-Grant has been part of the ARV family since 2015. In 2020, she completed an intensive focus group moderator course through the Burke Institute, equipping her with the tools to make focus groups in the legal arena just as effective as they are in the marketing and advertising sectors. Her unique training and perspective help clients gain valuable insight about their case as a whole and, perhaps more importantly, how to effectively communicate the facts of their case to judges, mediators, and juries.

Paul J. Unger, Esq., is a national speaker and author. He coaches lawyers on how to be more efficient with time management by offering customized workshops. When he isn’t speaking or writing, he is usually performing technology assessments throughout the United States and Canada. Paul began his career working for the Governor of Ohio, and then went on to law school. He practiced law for six years, specializing in litigation and bankruptcy, before starting a legal technology consulting company with partner Barron Henley in 2000.

Mr. Unger’s superpowers are cleaning up messes and turning digital chaos into well-organized machines. His favorite part of his job is helping people get organized and focused so they can find more enjoyment in their lives and jobs.

Andrea Wecker, CSR, RDR, CRR, CRC, is the owner of Associated Reporting & Video in Boise, Idaho. She has spent more than 20 years in the litigation industry working as a court reporter, trial technologist, and focus group consultant. ARV’s sister company, ARV Dynamic, has assisted law firms all over the country with focus groups and jury research with its outside-the-box approach to case strategy.


Call 800.657.6464 today!


Let them know you are with the Idaho Association of Defense Counsel group.

Room rates range from $179-370 per night, plus 15% room tax, depending upon date, room type, location & availability. In addition, there is a $25 per day Resort fee. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Any reservation cancelled within 30 days of arrival will be charged the first night’s room and tax.

NOTE:  Check-in time is 3PM; check-out time is 11:00AM



IADC reserved a limited number of appointments at The Cove on Friday & Saturday. Call 208.630.0280 to book. Let them know you are with our group.

They are available first come, first serve and, if any aren’t booked, they will be released to the public after August 19.



Enjoy your Saturday afternoon in McCall by spending time with your colleagues on Whitetail Club’s award-winning golf course. 

Pre-register now ($150 green/tournament fee). Check-in is at 11:45AM, with modified shotgun start at 12:20PM. Tournament prizes will be presented at Saturday night’s barbecue.

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