OTLA Sidebar May/June 2020

7 • SIDEBAR • May–June 2020 W e know you were all excited to pack your bags for a family vaca- tion at Sunriver Resort this August, but given the ongoing uncertainty and continued restrictions on group meet- ing sizes due to COVID-19, OTLA has made the difficult decision to move Convention 2020 to a new virtual format . Join us from your homes and offices for fully-online CLE program- ming August 12th–14th . In tandem with our digital educa- tion programs, OTLA will offer small- scale (but no less fun!) regional Wel- come Reception happy hour events for members to safely indulge their social sides. Stay tuned for announcements about locations and times! Standout OTLA intern Lidya Stamper returns once more this year (read all about it on page 15) — and she’s planning some great online Kids’ Klub programs for your kiddos to enjoy remotely while you’re tuned in to the CLEs. The ever-popular Candyland room might not be possible this year but we hear that some sweet special deliveries may be showing up in your mailboxes…We couldn’t hold Conven- tion without fun for families, too! We heard your calls for bigger and better CLEs and brought in some ‘Zoomvention 2020’ — OTLA’s First Ever Virtual Convention! heavyweights to make sure you’re get- ting the most out of Zoomvention 2020. Check out who’s on our agenda so far! Speakers marked with an asterisk are tentatively scheduled due to a conflict- ing event which we anticipate being cancelled due to COVID-19. Defense Panel with Jose Cienfuegos, Jan Kitchel and Gretchen Mandekor Preparing Your Experts and Treat- ing Physicians for Deposition and Trial with Navan Ward, Jr. Brainstorming Your Case to Tell Your Client’s Story with Deborah Chang Mediation Panel with Mark Bocci*, Eric English and Chris Kitchel Trial Technology with Kelly Andersen and Faith Morse Products Liability Panel with Jeff Bowersox, Don Corson, Ryan Jennings, Lara Johnson, Leslie O’Leary From Intake to Trial: How to Dis- cover the Most Compelling Story with Kristeen Hand and Emily Rankin AAJ Political Update with Linda Lipsen Mandatory Abuse Reporting with Sarra Yamin Case Framing with Mark Mandell Crossing Corporate Executives Like A Closing Argument with Charla Aldous* and Jane Paulson* In addition to these already-confirmed speakers, we have reached out to other national speakers and we are hopeful that they will be available to join us remotely! Registration is NOW OPEN , so save your spot at oregontriallawyers. org/Convention2020! If you have ques- tions about Convention or would like to sponsor the event, please contact As- trid at astrid@oregontriallawyers.org. Got News? Contact Nora Fogarty at nora@oregontriallawyers.org or 503-223-5587