2023 Fall Seminar Agenda

Date: Friday, November 17, 2023 | 8:00 am - 5:00pm
Location: The Benson Hotel
                  309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

OADC is excited to announce the 2023 Fall Seminar agenda with its' members.
To register for the event on November 17, 2023, please click on "Register Here" and complete the form.
We look forward to seeing you at the OADC 2023 Fall Seminar!



7:45 - 8:20 am

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits

8:20 - 8:30 am

Welcome, Announcements, and Introduction

8:30 - 9:30 am

Winning at Mediation
Judge Kathleen Dailey
A discussion on how to accomplish a mediation result that is in your client’s best interest by the manner in which you prepare, present, negotiate, and close a mediation. We will cover what a mediator needs to know at the outset, purposeful engagement with your client and the mediator, various methods to avoid logjams, and ensuring clarity upon conclusion.

9:30 - 9:45 am

Exhibitor Announcements  -  Break

9:45 - 10:45 am

UM/UIM Arbitration - Maximizing the Benefits and Minimizing the Pitfalls
John Bachofner & Erica Glaser
Two experienced arbitrators will discuss UM/UIM arbitration logistics, tips, and strategies for maximizing the benefits of arbitration, and avoiding or minimizing the pitfalls.  Learn from the experience of hundreds of arbitrations so you can be prepared to present your best case.

10:45 - 10:50 am

Exhibitor Announcements  -  Break

10:50 - 11:50 am

Artificial Intelligence: What’s Here, What’s Coming, and How to Adapt to Our AI-driven World 
Meghan Anzlec, Ph.D. & Scott Kveton
It seems every day there are new headlines of the promise (or peril) of using AI to revolutionize our lives. In this session, we explore the rapidly changing AI landscape, how AI and Generative AI are already impacting the legal profession, and how you can best prepare for what’s to come. We’ll share examples of what is in use today, from automating workflows to drafting documents, and what we see on the horizon as AI and Generative AI capabilities in the legal profession mature and expand. We’ll highlight some of the critical risks you should be aware of and how to stay current in this quickly-changing environment. 

11:50 - 12:00 pm

Exhibitor Announcements  -  Break

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Answering Your Pressing Questions/Thoughts/Complaints
Judge Angela Lucero and Judge Benjamin Souede
Join our featured guest judges. Judge Angela Lucero and Judge Benjamin Souede for a candid and dynamic dialog, as they answer your questions and respond to your thoughts, comments, and complaints pertaining to law and law practice.

1:15 - 1:30 pm

Exhibitor Announcements  -  Break

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Cybersecurity Threats:  Managing Legal, Ethical & Operational Risk
Sean Hoar
Malicious online activity continues to result in more legal, ethical and operational danger to lawyers and law firms. Sean Hoar, Portland Partner with Atlanta-based Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP and Chair of its national Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Team, will discuss the increasing frequency and severity of these malicious threats to client data and your livelihood. Sean manages a 60+ member team that responds to over 50 data breaches a week. He will discuss the legal, ethical and operational challenges to which all lawyers must be prepared to respond. 

2:30 - 2:45 pm

Exhibitor Announcements  -  Break

2:45 - 3:45 pm

Oregon Insurance Bad Faith – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!
Lloyd Bernstein & FJ Maloney
Learn about the recent evolution of Oregon insurance bad faith law, focusing on the impact of the Moody decision and the public’s perception of insurance companies.  The presentation will focus on recent experiences and provide practical tips for litigating Moody claims in State and Federal Court.  The presentation will also provide insights into the recent Oregon legislative efforts to codify insurance bad faith and a forecast as to the future of insurance coverage claims and bad faith litigation in Oregon.

3:45 - 5:00 pm

Seminar Conclusion | Join us for Happy Hour sponsored by Advanced Medical Group - The Benson Lobby Bar