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2007 PROGRAM
Friday PM

4:00 pm

Registration and Syllabus Distribution

5:00 pm -
6:00 pm

Theories of Recovery, Defenses and Elements

Kenneth P. Roye, Esq.
Garry J.D. Hubert, Esq.
Alan J. Jang. Esq.

Saturday AM

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Hazard Tree Identification – Pathogens, Diseases, Insects, and Tree Wounds.

William Apger, Esq. - Moderator
Ray Moritz, Esq. - Consulting Arborist
Dr. Don Owen - Registered Professional Forester

9:00 am -
10:00 am

Discovery – Written Discovery, Taking and Defending Depositions, Discoverable Communications, Summary of Opinions, Kelly-Frye Rule, Expert Disclosure.

Garry J.D. Hubert, Esq. – Moderator
Alan J. Jang, Esq.
Kenneth P. Roye, Esq.
Randy W. Gimple, Esq.

10:15 am -
11:15 am

Forensic Evidence Overview – Lightning, Dendrochronology, Fire Behavior.

Kenneth P. Roye, Esq.
Michael Mahoney – Certified Arborist
David B. Sapsis – Fire Behavior Scientist

10:15 am -
11:15 am

Inverse Condemnation Litigation – Powerline Caused Fires.

Alan J. Jang, Esq.
Thomas M. Regan, Esq.

11:30 am -
12:30 pm

LIDAR, Photogrammetry, and Aerial Photography.

Chris Curtis – Licensed Land Surveyor

12:30 to 2:00 Lunch Break

2:00 pm -
3:00 pm

Standard of Care – Power Line Inspections.

Kenneth P. Roye, Esq.
Robert Tate – President International Society of Arboriculture
Dan Nichols – Retired CDF Battalion Chief – Fire Cost Recovery

2:00 pm -
3:00 pm

Forensic DNA and Wildland Fires – Court TV – DNA use in the 1996 Calabasas Fire Litigation.

Dr. Valerie Hipkins - Director of the USDA Forest Service's National Forest Genetic Electrophoresis Laboratory, Placerville, CA

3:15 pm -
4:15 pm

Vegetation Management Programs and Wildland Fires

Kenneth P. Roye, Esq. – Moderator
Garry J.D. Hubert, Esq.
Alan J. Jang, Esq.
David B. LeMay – Retired Chief of CDF Law Enforcement
Robert Tate – Consulting Arborist

4:30 pm -
5:30 pm

Litigation Teams in Powerline Fire Cases.

Kenneth P. Roye, Esq.
Garry J.D. Hubert, Esq.
Alan J. Jang, Esq.
Randy W. Gimple, Esq.

Sunday

9:00 am -
10:00 am

Timber Valuation and the Law of Damages.

Wes Higbie, Esq. – Moderator
Randy Vasquez – Consulting Forester
William Apger, Esq. – Registered Professional Forester

9:00 am -
10:00 am

Fire Suppression Cost Recovery Litigation.

Teri Ashby, Esq. – Moderator
Michael Hirst, Esq. – Former US Attorney
David B. LeMay – Retired CDF Chief of Law Enforcement

10:15 am -
11:15 am

Recoverable Damages by Private Litigants.

Kenneth P. Roye, Esq.

10:15 am -
11:15 am

Protocols of Fire Investigations.

Dan Nichols – Moderator – Retired Battalion Chief – Fire Cost Recovery
David B. LeMay – Retired Chief of CDF Law Enforcement
Keith Mashburn – Retired Chief of Fire Prevention Ventura County Fire Department

11:30 am -
12:30 pm

Closing Comments, Recommendations, Future Conferences.

Kenneth P. Roye, Esq.

12:30 pm

Adjournment

 


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