Advanced Topics on The Camp Lejeune Justice Act

Fri, March 24, 2023   |   9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.   |  
Virtual and  701 Corporate Center Dr, Ste 450, Raleigh, NC 27607
  |   CLE Hours: 5.25 CLE Hours

Join us for another NCAJ CLE in response to the passage of the PACT Act/Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

Program Chair Mona Lisa Wallace has gathered some of the state and nation’s top litigators for insights on the use of experts in these cases. You’ll hear from individuals with a depth of knowledge and experience in researching and litigating these matters that stretches back decades.

We’re excited to kick off the day with legislative insights from Linda Lipsen, CEO of the American Association for Justice. Over lunch, we’ll welcome nationally recognized leaders in the PACT Act/Camp Lejeune Justice Act efforts — Jerry Ensminger and Mike Partain — for a conversation on how we got here and what’s ahead for affected veterans and their families.

The access and perspectives you’ll gain from these top attorneys and experts will serve you and your clients well as you pursue justice for those who have already given so much to our nation.

Speakers & Topics

8:00 a.m. Registration (in person)
9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
  • Shannon Leskin, NCAJ Executive Director, Raleigh
  • Mona Lisa Wallace, Wallace & Graham, PA, Salisbury
9:15 a.m. Legislative Update on Camp Lejeune Justice Act
  • Linda Lipsen, CEO, American Association for Justice, Washington, D.C.
9:30 a.m. Litigation Update
  • Mikal Watts, Watts Guerra LLP, San Antonio, TX
10:00 a.m. Litigation Strategy Focus Groups
  • John Romano, Romano Law Group, West Palm Beach, FL
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Pathways of Exposure Risk Assessment Daubert-Proof Experts
  • Rick Schuhmann, Ph.D., Environmental Systems Evaluations and Assessments, Kennebunkport, ME
11:15 a.m. Toxins & Specific Causation Integration of Experts Case Selection
  • Dennis Reich, Reich & Binstock, Houston, TX
11:45 a.m. Department of Justice Litigation Methodology
  • George Fleming, Fleming Nolan, and Jez, Houston, TX
12:15 p.m. Lunch
  • Jerry Ensminger, Camp Lejeune Legal, Raleigh
  • Mike Partain, Camp Lejeune Legal, Raleigh
1:15 p.m. Rule 27 Depositions
  • Whitney Wallace Williams, Wallace & Graham, Salisbury
1:45 p.m. Administrative Process and Substantiations Whether to Open an Estate
  • Mark Doby, Wallace & Graham, Salisbury
2:15 p.m. Decedents: Best Estate Practices
  • Mikki W. White, Assistant Onslow County Clerk of Court, Supervisor of Estate and Special Proceedings, Jacksonville
  • Paula Yost, The Law Offices of Paula J. Yost, Mt. Pleasant
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Unsettled Legal Issues
  • Joel Rhine, Rhine Law Firm, Wilmington
3:30 p.m. Questions for Panelists
4:00 p.m. Adjourn