In The News And In The Community

2019

July - Invited to address AAJ Products and Consumer Group members regarding visual litigation strategy (AAJ Annual Conference, San Diego)

April 9 - Allegra speaks at National Auto Crash seminar on visualizing the case

April 5 - Speaks on Digital Evidence/Preservation/Spoliation at NMTLA Annual Tort Update

January, peer-reviewed article entitled "Spoliation in the Digital Age" published in the American Association of Justice (AAJ) law journal, Trial Magazine.

2018

August, New Mexico Bar Association Annual Convention, speaker on topic of starting and maintaining a law firm.

March, Advocacy 360, Jackson Hole, Wyoming invited lecturer on topic of "Visualizing your Case A-Zed."

July, American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention, Denver, "Straddling the Criminal and Civil Fence: Litigating security cases While Working with the Criminal Justice System."

2017

October, Arizona Association for Justice, Annual Conference, Advanced Trial Advocacy.

October, NMTLA - Using Exhibits at Deposition and Trial

July - American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention, Boston MA - "Use of Exhibits, PowerPoint, Boards, and Video in Opening Statements"

April, co-trial counsel in case against Zimmer, $2 million verdict

2016

August - Inner Circle of Advocates, Greenbrier Convention - Spoliation of Evidence"

February - American Association for Justice (AAJ) Winter Convention Boca Raton, FL - "Discovery and Spoliation Issues" (Premises Liability and Inadequate Security Litigation Track)

2015

November - Vermont Association for Justice, Power of Thinking Visually

2014

November, NMTLA - Ethics: Settling the Multi-Plaintiff Case

2012

September, NMTLA "Where do you find your rules?" (as part of Speaking to the Jury Seminar)

June, NMTLA Evidence and Mock Trial - "The Spectrum - Visual Aid to Demonstrative Evidence"

2011

September, NM Black Lawyers Association, "Use of Basic Electronic Demonstrative Devices"

2010

April, NMTLA, "There's No School, Like the Old School - Contemporary Lessons from United Nuclear v. General Atomic"

Pre - 2010

May, 2009, Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, "Showing the Story: Fine Tuning Your Advocacy with Presentation Graphics"

April 2008, co-trial counsel in litigation against Allsup's Convenience Stores, $51 million verdict.

April, 2008, NMTLA - Annual Tort Update: "Hot Discovery Issues - Moral Underpinnings of Resisting Confidentiality Orders"

2006-2007, authored Amicus Curiae brief supporting NM Convenience Store Regulations under challenge by the NM Petroleum Marketers Association. The NM Court of Appeals decision upholding the regulations can be seen here.

June, 2006, NMTLA - Presenting Scientific Evidence

April, 2006 - Federal Criminal Defense Practitioner, sponsored by the Administrative Office of the Courts - Train the Trainers, Effective Use of Powerpoint in the Courtroom (Plenary Session)

Aug, 2005, article regarding involvement in protecting convenience store safety regulations.

February, 2005, National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, "Be Graphic"

July, 2004, New Mexico Victim Advocacy, "Civil Justice"

January, 2004, NMTLA Panel: Secrets on Overcoming Insurance Industry Tactics

November 2004, NMTLA - Practical Problems in Ethics and Professionalism (Lawyer Ethics Panel)

December, 2003, quoted in Albuquerque Journal regarding use of electronic evidence

June, 2003, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, PowerPoint Primer

March, 2003, NMCDL - "Courtroom Persuasion" (21st Century Trial Techniques)

September, 2002, NMTLA "Nursing Home Litigation (Program Chair and Presenter)

July, 2002, National Institute of Trial Attorneys (NITA), Deposition College (Faculty)

May, 2002, Cook County Public Defenders, Gave 2-day training to capitol crimes division on use of visuals at trial

April, 2001, New Mexico State Bar Solo and Small Firm Practioners, Trial Graphics

January, 2001, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Santa Fe, Use of Graphics Training Seminar

November, 2000 , NMTLA - Seeing is Believing - Computers in Everyday Practice (Program Chair)

May, 1999 - New Mexico Survivors of Homicide, 3rd Annual Convention - "Wrongful Death Suits)

February, 1999, NMTLA - "Using Technology to Effectively Communicate"