Wonders of the East Seminar

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Wonders of the East Seminar 

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March 14, 2011 - March 29, 2011
Bali, Thailand, & Cambodia

"Wonders of the East” explores Thailand and Cambodia from March 18–29, 2011 and features a pre-trip to Bali from March 14–18, 2011. 

The trip begins in Bangkok, Thailand, a bustling, cosmopolitan city with a unique mix of ancient treasures and modern day fun. You’ll spend three nights in the Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok featuring daily private breakfast, a cocktail reception, and dinner included.

Next you’ll take a private flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, a northwestern province, on the Tonle Sap Lake. You’ll stay at the Hotel de la Paix Siem Reap in the heart of the city.

From there you’ll travel to Chiang Rai-Golden Triangle, Thailand, a border region between Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand. You can learn to both ride and train elephants on a private elephant camp, take a long tail speed boat ride on the Mekong River, and attend a private gala at the Opium Museum. You will spend three nights at the Anantara Resort and Spa Golden Triangle, with views of the surrounding Thai gardens, a luxurious spa, and an award winning cooking school.

The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle is your next destination and is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Located directly on the river, this hotel combines exotic wildlife of the Golden Triangle with luxurious accommodations of the Four Seasons.

Chiang Mai, Thailand is the final stop on the tour, a city that features ancient temples, exceptional regional cuisine, and the best in local shopping. You’ll stay at the 60 acres Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai Hotel. The Lanna gala farewell banquet will be the perfect way to end your amazing and unique trip.

Along with experiencing all that these countries have to offer, you’ll have the option to register for 7 hours of CLE.


March 20, 2011

Theme: Maximizing Trial Tools

• Making the Most of Focus Groups and Trial Consultants in All Your Case
Kathleen Flynn Peterson, MN

• What Every Trial Lawyer Should Know About Juror Decision Making 
Jerome F. O'Neill, VT

• Mediation and Settlement Negotiations:  What’s New and What’s Tried and True
Thomas C. Korbee, KY

March 22, 2011

Theme: Psychology of Persuasion

• The Art of Storytelling in Opening and Closing
Richard M. Shapiro, FL

• The Art of Storytelling in Direct and Cross-Examination
          – Narrating the Show Through Direct
          – Using “Rules of the Road”
          – Direct v. Collateral Attack
Gary M. Paul, CA

• Engaging the Jury Using Technology in the Courtroom    
Rick Kraemer, CA 

March 27, 2011

Theme:  Making Your Case

• Not Just for Kids:  Legal and Business Issues of Social Networking
Kathleen Flynn Peterson, MN

• The Case For and Against Punitive Damages
Les Weisbrod, TX

• Ethical Considerations:  Professionalism and Civility (ethics)
Kathleen Flynn Peterson, MN
Harry T. Widmann, LA

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