Day 1, Wednesday, September 20, 2023
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Welcome by Co-Chairs
Amy E. Garrett, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Alton, IL
Brenda G. Baum, HeplerBroom LLC, Edwardsville, IL
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Keeping it Civil While Awaiting Civil Money Penalties
Stacey Kurich, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC, St. Louis
Lauren Williams, SWMW Law, St. Louis
Catherine E. Goldhaber, Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP, Chicago
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Trends in Asbestos Litigation in St. Clair County, IL
Hon. Andrew Gleeson, Chief Judge, Illinois 20th Judicial Circuit Court, St. Clair County, Belleville, IL
Martavious Antwon Thomas, The Gori Law Firm, Edwardsville, IL
Anita M. Kidd, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, St. Louis
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
The Cook County Asbestos Docket
Judith Conway, Cooney & Conway, Chicago
Jennifer Johnson, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Edwardsville, IL
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Personal Jurisdiction Update: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives
John Steffan, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC, St. Louis
Adam S. McGonigle, HeplerBroom LLC, St. Louis
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Navigating An Asbestos Case in St. Louis
Andrew S. Williams, Simmons Hanly Conroy, Alton, IL
Carolyn Husmann, Sinars Slowikowski Tomaska, St. Louis
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
The Evolving Landscape in the Legal Profession
Allyson Romani, Shrader & Associates L.L.P., Maryville, IL
D’Arcy L.R. Rapp, Shrader & Associates, LLP, Maryville, IL
Merce’de Savala, Director of the Government Lawyering Externship Program, Washington University School of Law Career Center, St. Louis
Amy L. Merideth, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, St. Louis
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Ethical Considerations and Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law
Paige Tungate, Downey Law Group LLC, St. Louis
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Damages in Wrongful Death Cases
Randy S. Cohn, Simmons Hanly Conroy, Alton, IL
Ashleigh Johnson, Foley & Mansfield, St. Louis
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Madison County, IL Update
Hon. Andrew Carruthers, Associate Judge, Illinois 3rd Judicial Circuit, Madison County, Edwardsville, IL
Christopher T. Layloff, The Gori Law Firm, Edwardsville, IL
Eric P. Hall, HeplerBroom, Edwardsville, IL