Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM MDT
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7101 S Clinton St
Centennial, CO 80112

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Bo Donegan 
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association 

Join us Thursday, May 17 for a 
General Liability and New Lawyer Committee CLE
Responding to the Reptile: Strategies Before and
During Trial to Defeat the Reptile Theory
1 Hour CLE applied for
Webinar Available
CDLA Members Only Please

Ms. Spies and Ms. Lucero will discuss strategies and practice tips to respond to the common plaintiff strategy known as the “Reptile Theory.” In short, the Reptile Theory seeks to put jurors in the shoes of the Plaintiff, fear for their and their family’s safety, and decide cases and award damages based upon an emotional response to the Reptile Theory rather than an objective evaluation of the evidence at trial.
Ms. Spies and Ms. Lucero will talk about:
  1. Practice tips to exclude reptile theory in motions practice;
  2. Useful voir dire strategies to recognize and dismiss reptile inclined jurors;
  3. Effective objections to reptile theory questions at trial; and
  4. Curtailing reptile theory during closing argument. 
Please join us for a wonderful presentation on how to deal with this common plaintiff’s attorney practice, and stay for a happy hour hosted by both the General Liability Committee and the New Lawyers Committee.

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Presented by the: 

General Liability Committee

  • Karen Wheeler, Board Liaison, Wheeler Waters
  • Heather Salg, Committee Chair, Messner Reeves
  • Jeff Bollers, Vice Chair, Spies, Powers & Robinson
  • Katelyn Werner, Vice Chair, Gordon Rees


New Lawyers Committee

  • Matthew Broderick, Board Liaison, Gordon & Rees
  • Erin Erhardt, Co-Chair, Hovey Law Firm
  • Kyle Joyce, Co-Chair, Montgomery | Amatuzio | Chase | Bell | Jones LLP
  • Chris Gatewood, Vice-Chair, Hall & Evans
  • Hillary Patterson, Vice-Chair, Frank Patterson & Associates
  • Hanie Kim, University of Denver Student Liaison
  • Tessa Carberry, University of Colorado Student Liaison