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2012 Primerus Consumer Law Institute Winter Conference

February 1, 2012 - February 5, 2012

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The 2012 Primerus Consumer Law Institute (PCLI) Winter Conference will take place at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino – San Juan, Puerto Rico, on February 1-5, 2012.



Your Registration Includes:

  • The opportunity to meet and network with your Primerus Peers
  • A forum to create long-lasting friendships
  • Substantive Programming and Continuing Legal Education Credits (pending approval)
  • Special Programming with a panel of Puerto Rican Attorneys
  • The opportunity to visit the beautiful city of San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • World Class Accommodations
  • Enjoyable Leisure Activities
  • Pool Party with Open Bar
  • Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling Adventure


JOSHUA KARTON, president of the Santa Monica, California firm Communication Arts for the Professional, specializes in bringing the personal communication techniques from theatre/film/television to the art of trial advocacy. As the former Director of Education and co-creator of the Applied Theatre Techniques Workshops™, he developed its unique step-by-step system for transforming courtroom presentation into persuasion, which trained over 8,000 attorneys nationwide.

He designs and conducts training programs for private firms, law schools, CLE programs, as well as providing individual case consultations. He is the director of the Effective Courtroom Communication Training for the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where his work culminated in the preparation of the winning argument to the US Supreme Court in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.


Communication Arts for the Professional applies skills of working theatre artists – actors, directors, and writers – to the communication needs of the legal profession. While judges and jurors require and respect the advocate’s presentation of evidence and knowledge of the law, what moves them is the live human event that the advocate creates in the courtroom. What are the techniques — neither gimmicks nor tricks — that make litigation come alive off the legal pad? What are the actual communication dynamics of live storytelling, interviewing, examining, proving, and persuading? CAP trains advocates to “write” not merely for what will be read, but for what must be spoken . . . and then heard, felt, and believed. CAP equips litigators in vocal range and inflection, congruent body language, storytelling structure and delivery skills, mechanics for controlling stage fright, and the proper role of emotion in the courtroom.


Please follow link below to view the conference agenda and get registered for this event. Remember to register for this event early as hotel rooms will book fast and space is limited!

Registration Fees:

First Member Rate $1,250.00

Second+ Member Rate* $ 1000.00

Spouse/Guest Rate $ 350.00

*Firms that send two or more attorneys receive a discounted registration rate. For each attorney that registers for the event after the initial attorney registration, the registration fee is $1000.00 per attorney.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and develop all-important relationships with the other outstanding attorneys in the Primerus Consumer Law Institute over cocktails at the Pool Party with Open Bar, on the golf course, during a fun-filled Catamaran Cruise we’ve scheduled for members, spouses and guests, or simply enjoying a wonderful time in beautiful San Juan!


Wednesday, February 1st

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Cocktail Party

Thursday, February 2nd

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Speaker – Joshua Karton

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Members Only Luncheon

1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Leisure Activities on Your Own

(ex. Tour of San Juan, Golf, Sightseeing, etc.)

7:30 p.m. Dinner (Group reservations at hotel – a la carte)

Friday, February 3rd

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Speaker – Joshua Karton

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Primerus Poolside Party (includes lunch and open bar during this time) (GROUP EVENT – Members & Spouse/Guests)

2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Members/Spouses may choose to stay poolside or take advantage of other leisure activities on their own

7:30 p.m. Dinner (Group reservations at hotel – a la carte)

Saturday, February 4th

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Speaker – Joshua Karton

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Puerto Rican Panel TBD

11:00 a.m. Adjournment

12:00 p.m. Bus departs for Catamaran Cruise & Snorkeling Adventure (GROUP EVENT LIKE COSTA RICA – Members and Spouse/Guests – includes snacks/soft drinks on the bus, lunch, sunset cruise – rum drinks included as outlined in Sheila’s previous email, plus snorkeling opportunities for attendees)

Bus leaves after sunset for resort. Dinner on your own.

Link to Registration:



For more information, or questions about registering, please contact Chad Sluss at (800) 968-2211 or