IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF
DEFENSE COUNSEL
 

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    • September 21, 2018
    • September 22, 2018
    • Shore Lodge, McCall, Idaho
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    IADC’s 54th ANNUAL MEETING
    Sept 21-22 ▪ Shore Lodge in McCall


    FEATURING

    ▪ Effective Courtroom Practices & Methods ▪ Rapid-fire Decision Review ▪ 
    ▪ Ethics ▪ Appellate Panel Discussion ▪ Shifting Sands of Legal Practice ▪ 
    ▪ Impact of Metrics on Law Firms ▪
    golf tournament, BBQ dinner, networking & more!

    S C H E D U L E   O F   E V E N T S

    Friday, Sept. 21

    Noon

    Kick-off Lunch & Vinous Salute
    Annual group photo by the fireplace at 1:15PM.  

     Upper
     Pavilion
         
    1:30PM IADC Membership Meeting               Upper
     Pavilion
         
    2:00PM Break  
         
    2:15PM

    Effective Courtroom Practices & Methods (1.0 CLE Hour)*
    What it is like to be a District Court Judge in Ada County (caseloads, scheduling, etc) and how to impress the judges with your arguments. Presented by Judge Steven Hippler, Idaho Fourth Judicial District Court, &
     Keely Duke, Duke Scanlan Hall, PLLC-Boise

     Lower
     Pavilion
         
    3:15PM Break  
         
    3:30PM

    Rapid-fire Decision Reviews (1.0 CLE Hour)*
    A f
    ast-paced presentation on legal topics that impact the defense of our clients. Coordinated by Matthew L. Walters, Elam & Burke-Boise

    Lower
    Pavilion

       
    4:30PM



    Advance Waivers & Other Ethical Defense Issues (1.0 Ethics CLE Hour)*
    Our Bar Counsel will address the various legal questions and issues raised by the members of the IADC. 
    Presented by Brad Andrews, Idaho State Bar

    Lower
    Pavilion



         
    5:30PM CLE concludes  
         
    5:45PM
    Welcome Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres & live music by KOSH.            Upper
    Pavilion
         
    7:30PM   Dinner (on your own)  
         
     

     *An application requesting 3.0 CLE credits (with 1.0 in Ethics) for the underlined activities above has been sent to the Idaho State Bar.

     






       





       






    Saturday, Sept. 22

    7:30AM  Breakfast for IADC Members Lower
    Pavilion
         
    8:00AM

    So You Want To Be An Appellate Attorney…..Good, Maybe We Can Help! (1.0 CLE Hour)*
    Impressions from the bench and counsel on the do’s and don’ts of preparing appellate briefs and presenting appellate oral arguments.  Presented by Justice Robyn Brody, Idaho Supreme Court; Judge N. Randy Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals-Ninth Circuit; and Jeffrey Thomson, Elam & Burke-Boise

    Lower
    Pavilion
         
    9:00AM Break  
         
    9:15AM

    The Rapidly Shifting Sands of Law Practice: Don’t Be Left Behind (1.0 CLE Hour)* 
    John will provide a wide ranging and practical view of defense law practice including changes to date, changes in the works, and changes to come. He will provide ideas for how smart law firms can understand, embrace, and harness change; touch on subjects such as competition, fee arrangements, strategic planning, succession planning, and social media; and, address how to engage and retain young lawyers.  Presented by John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner-Indiana

    Lower
    Pavilion
         
    10:15AM Break  
         
    10:30AM 

    What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You: Understanding Insurance Company Metrics (1.0 CLE Hour)*  
    Your ability to keep and grow a defense practice, and your ability to get fee increases, is being decided by “metrics.” This fast-paced presenta-tion will help you learn about key metrics and how to track and improve your metrics so that you can survive and thrive. Presented by John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner-Indiana

    Lower
    Pavilion
         
    11:30AM CLE concludes  
         
    11:45AM

    IADC Golf Tournament - Check-in by 11:45AM; shotgun start at 12:15PM. Tournament coordinator:  Tyler J. Anderson, Hawley Troxell-Boise

    Golf
    Club
    House
         
    6:30PM



    Reception & BBQ Dinner - Shuttle service to/from Whitetail will be available.  Live music by KOSH. 


    Whitetail 
    Golf
    Patio

         
     

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

     



    ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKERS

                       


    Brad Andrews
    was selected Bar Counsel of the Idaho State Bar in March 2003. He is general counsel to the Board of Commissioners and chief disciplinary counsel. Prior to his service as Bar Counsel, Mr. Andrews was a partner with Jones, Gledhill, Hess, Andrews, Fuhrman, Bradbury & Eiden in Boise. His practice emphasized civil litigation and business transactions. Before entering private practice, Brad was an Idaho Deputy Attorney General and clerked for United States District Judge Harold L. Ryan.

       


    Justice Robyn Brody
    practiced law for nearly 20 years until her election to the Idaho Supreme Court in November of 2016.  After graduating from the University of Denver with a law degree and a master’s degree in international business, she moved to Twin Falls and joined the law firm of Hepworth, Lezamiz & Hohnhorst.  She later started her own law firm in Rupert.

       

    Keely Duke
     
    has dedicated her career to defending companies, employers, and individuals in complex business litigation and in medical malpractice, legal malpractice, employment, insurance bad faith, and product liability/medical device litigation.  Ms. Duke has participated in a number of appeals before the Idaho Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and has served as an arbitrator in a wrongful death case.  She is a past IADC Director and President.
       

    Judge Steven Hippler
    is a District Judge for Ada County where he handles felony cases and civil cases exceeding $10,000.00. He was appointed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter to the new judgeship in the Fourth Judicial District in October 2013.  Prior to the appointment, Judge Hippler was a partner at Givens Pursley, LLC, in Boise.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boise State University and his law degree from University of Utah.  A Boise native, he attended Bishop Kelly and has served on the Board of Directors for the Bishop Kelly Foundation.     
        
       

    Judge N. Randy Smith
    was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in March 2017.  He serves on numerous judicial councils and committees and as Chair of Appellate Judges Conference of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the ABA Judicial Division Ethics Committee.  Judge Smith also teaches at Idaho State University, teaching Legal 
    Environment of Business and Business Law.
       

    J
    eff Thomson is a shareholder at Elam & Burke. He has briefed and argued over 30 appeals before the Idaho Supreme Court, Idaho Court of Appeals and 9th Circuit (where he clerked for Judge J. Blaine Anderson). He has been named a Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate Law by Martindale Hubbell and is a recipient of the DRI Exceptional Performance Citation. Mr. Thomson is a past IADC Director and President.
       

    John C. Trimble
     
    is former managing partner and now firm counsel of Lewis Wagner, LLP, in Indianapolis.  He is a past President of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and the Indianapolis Bar Association.  Mr. Trimble has served on the Board of DRI and is the immediate past-chair of the DRI Law Practice Management Committee.  His practice is devoted to the defense of catastrophic and complex claims in Indiana and around the country in State and Federal Courts and before regulatory agencies.
       

    Matthew Walters
     is a shareholder at Elam & Burke and is serving as the Managing Director for the firm. He is currently on the IADC board and holds the office of President-Elect.  Mr. Walters practices primarily in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis in employment law, fiduciary/probate disputes and ski industry litigation.

      Up
      for
      some
       golf?


    Enjoy your Saturday afternoon in McCall by spending time with your colleagues on Whitetail Club’s award-winning golf course.  It’s one of Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses for 2016 and one of America’s 100 Greatest Courses according to Golf Digest.

    Pre-register now ($110 green/tournament fee). Check-in is at 11:45AM with shotgun start at 12:15PM. Tournament prizes will be presented during the lake cruise. 

    Book  
    your  
    hotel  
    room  
    today!  
     

    Call 800.657.6464 & ask for IADC’s room block.

    IADC has arranged for several luxury rooms to be available at a special group rate.  That rate is only guaranteed until August 18.  Per Shore Lodge reservation policy:  Rate does not include sales/lodging tax or nightly resort fee.  If the reservation is canceled outside of their 15-day cancellation policy, there will be no cancellation fee.  If the reservation is canceled inside of the 15-day cancellation policy, you will be charged the first night’s lodging.   

    NOTE:  Check-in time is 3PM; check-out time is noon.   


      Ready
     to
      relax?


    Appointments at The Cove are becoming more difficult to get. So, we have reserved several appointment times on Friday and Saturday for our group.

    If you’d like to book one, contact The Cove at cove@shorelodge.com or 208.630.0280 and let them know you’re with IADC. Unbooked appointment times will be released to the public on August 20.

    SATURDAY NIGHT RECEPTION
    & BBQ DINNER



    Our lake cruise was cancelled but the fun will go on!  We’ve arranged for a reception and relaxing outdoor barbecue dinner on the scenic Golf Course Patio at Whitetail.  KOSH will provide live music.   Patio heaters to be provided.  Please bring a sweater or jacket for your comfort.

    The golf course is approximately five minutes from Shore Lodge.  A shuttle will provide convenient transportation to/from the dinner or you’re welcome to drive yourself over.  

    With special thanks to sponsors:

    DRI

    ARCCA

    Welcome to our exhibitors:

    ExamWorks

    Jensen Hughes

    RGL Forensic Accounting

 

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