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2018 Annual Meeting and Spring Seminar


Onward and Upward
The 2018 MTLA Annual Meeting
March 23, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport

 Join us at the 2018 MTLA Annual Meeting and Spring Seminar to explore forward-looking topics related to your profession and your practice. This year's meeting aims to both educate and inspire participants with a series of unique, thought-provoking, and practical presentations that can help you improve your practice and anticipate what it will have to do in the future to remain successful.

7:45 AM -- Registration Opens
8:00 - 8:45 AM -- Judicial Update: The Chiefs Answer Your Questions
Hon. Leigh I. Saufley
Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Hon. Roland A. Cole
Chief Justice, Maine Superior Court
Hon. Susan Oram
Chief Judge, Maine District Court
8:45 - 9:30 AM -- Free Legal Answers Maine (FLAME): Filling A Gap in Access to Justice
Juliet Holmes-Smith, Esq., Director
Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project
9:30 - 10:30 AM -- Ethics: Harassment, Discrimination, and Conduct Unbecoming...
Nan Heald, Esq., Executive Director, Pine Tree Legal 
Panel Moderator
10:30 - 10:45 AM -- Break
10:45 - 11:30 AM -- How We Use Experts
Jodi Nofsinger, Berman & Simmons 
Christopher Largay, Largay Law Offices
Daniel Kagan, Berman & Simmons
Kendra Bryant, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Neuropsychology and Concussion Management Associates
Gwen Simons, Esq., PT, OCS, Simons & Associates Law
Marc Powers, Purdy Powers & Company
11:30 - 12:30 PM -- The A.I. Behind the Wheel: The Legal Implications of Autonomous Cars
Elise Sanguinetti, Esq., Arias, Sanguinetti, Wang & Torrijos, LLP
12:30  - 2 PM -- Lunch, MTLA Business Meeting
The Very Best Words: AAJ and The Trial Lawyer in a Trump-Based Future
Kathleen Lenehan Nastri
Koskoff, Koskoff &Bieder, PC
AAJ President
2:00- 3:00 PM -- Mass What? An Overview of Mass Tort Cases, How They Are Litigated, Sample Cases, Emerging Issues and Trends
Susan A. Faunce, Esq., Berman & Simmons
Kevin Fitzgerald, Esq., Fitzgerald Law Group, LLC 
3:00-4:00 PM -- 2017 Notable Cases: Verdicts and Trial Stories
Celine Boyle, Shaheen & Gordon, Moderator
Panel TBA
This Program Provides 7.25 hours of Continuing Education Credit, including one hour of professionalism (ethics)

Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park Street, in Freeport, Maine.

Special Hotel Rate

The Hilton Garden Inn Provides a Special $109 rate for Annual Meeting Attendees. Contact the Hilton Garden Inn at (207) 869-3033 and ask for the Maine Trial Lawyers Association Rate to make a reservation! The special rate is available until February 24th. 


Jack McGintee/ Ringler Associates
32 Tandberg Trail, Sebago Common, Unit 6Windham, ME 04062P.O. Box 708Windham, ME 04062207-892-8300 (Office)207-450-4501 (Mobile)207-892-3973 (Fax)
Cancellation Policy

Please notify us 48 hours before the event of any cancellation to receive a full refund.