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Upcoming events

    • August 09, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Friday, August 4, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.

    APA Webinar:

    Will that Product Liability Personal Injury Claim Prevail?

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 12-1 p.m.

    By Dr. Arthur Eckstat

    Engineering Consultant and Expert Witness

    What You'll Learn:

    Whether you are on the team that is pursuing a product liability personal injury claim or on the team that is defending against the claim, the criteria for prevailing is much the same. You will learn what the overall criteria are for a valid product liability claim. We will further examine red flags that can affect your side’s ability to prevail and suggestions on how to manage them.

    Criteria and Red Flags discussed include:

    • Identifying the party or parties actually responsible for the injury
    • How and why did the injury occur?
    • What really happened despite the story presented by the injured claimant?
    • Determining the likelihood of substantiating negligence
    • Strict Liability criteria for prevailing
    • Identifying a design or manufacturing defect
    • Evidence collecting and protecting
    • Expert witnesses – need for, types and roles
    • Interrogatories – Use and abuse
    • Costs of either pursuing or defending against a claim:
      • Plaintiff investments
      • Contingency fee considerations
      • Defense client costs
      • Better-advised to settle or dispute

    This webinar qualifies for 1 hour of CLE credit.

    COST:  APA Members $25; All others $30.


     Our Speaker:


    Dr. Arthur Eckstat

    Engineering Consultant and Expert Witness 

    Dr. Arthur Eckstat has served as an Engineering Consultant & Expert Witness for over 15 years, specializing in Products Liability Personal Injury matters including wrongful death. Art is often approached by plaintiff attorneys to support what would be an unwinnable claim. He created Lawsuit Consultant (www.lawsuitsconsultant.com) to help Products Liability Plaintiff Attorneys learn how to choose, craft and conduct winning cases while identifying and avoiding losing or under-performing cases. That service expanded to helping Defense Attorneys and insurance companies learn how to determine the validity of injury claims. Regardless of which side of an injury claim you’re representing, two primary questions are, “How was the claimant injured?” and “Why was the claimant injured?”

    Art possesses a Mechanical Engineering degree and an earned Doctorate. He took early retirement from the corporate worlds of Automotive and Aerospace engineering where he received international recognition and accolades from both internal and external customers for his unique ability to see and explain what others have missed. He has successfully bridged the breach between Academic and Practitioner. Art was honored as a Contributor to Aviation History by Donald Engen, Director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in a ceremony held at the museum in Washington, DC.

    LAST DAY TO REGISTER - Friday, August 4th, 5:00 p.m.

    • September 13, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar


    Lynda C. Shely, Esq.

    Ethics Lawyer, Speaker, Consultant

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 12-1 p.m.


    COST:  APA Members $25; All others $30.

    LAST DAY TO REGISTER:  FRIDAY, September 8, 2017, AT 5:00 P.M.

    Lynda C. Shely, of The Shely Firm, PC, Scottsdale, Arizona, provides ethics advice to over 1500 law firms in Arizona and the District of Columbia on a variety of topics including conflicts of interest, fees and billing, trust account procedures, lawyer transitions, multi-jurisdictional practice, ancillary businesses, and ethics requirements for law firm advertising/marketing.  She also assists lawyers in responding to initial Bar charges, performs law office risk management reviews, and trains law firm staff in ethics requirements.  Lynda serves as an expert witness and frequently presents continuing legal education programs around the country.  Prior to opening her own firm, she was the Director of Lawyer Ethics for the State Bar of Arizona.  Prior to moving to Arizona, Prior to moving to Arizona, Lynda was an intellectual property/antitrust associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington, DC.   Lynda received her BA from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and her JD from Catholic University in Washington, DC.

    Lynda was the 2015-2016 President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.  She serves on several State Bar of Arizona Committees, and as a liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.  She is an Arizona Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates.  Lynda has received several awards for her contributions to the legal profession, including the 2007 State Bar of Arizona Member of the Year award, the Scottsdale Bar Association’s 2010 Award of Excellence, and the 2015 AWLA, Maricopa Chapter, Ruth V. McGregor award.  She is a prior chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Client Protection and a past member of the ABA’s Professionalism Committee and Center for Professional Responsibility Conference Planning Committee.  Lynda was the 2008-2009 President of the Scottsdale Bar Association.  She has been an adjunct professor at all three Arizona law schools, teaching professional responsibility. 


    • September 15, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road, Tucson, AZ 85718

    Join our fellow NALA Affiliated Association member, Tucson Paralegal Association, as they present 6 hours of quality CLE at this full day seminar. Discounted lodging rates!

    Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

    Visiti Tucson Paralegal Association's website  for more information:  www.tucsonparalegals.org

    • December 06, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Mark your calendar to join us on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 for our Annual Holiday Luncheon at the Phoenix Art Museum!

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