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On the Water/On the Stand The Expert Witness – Tactics, Tips, & Tools of the Trade

When: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
7:00 AM
Where: The Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, South Carolina  29403
United States
Contact: Meghan Sykes
410-990-4460 ext 110

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The Marine Law Symposium is a premier expert witness training event that will prepare you to navigate the legal aspects of recreational boating accidents.   Learn tactics, tips and tools of the trade from well-respected legal professionals about product liability, the roles of an expert witness and how to prepare yourself for trial.


Margaret Watkins - Senior Counsel, Product Safety and Complaince, Under Armour


Richard Basom, Business Development, S-E-A Limited

William Daley, President & Sr. Mechanical Engineer, CED Technologies

Marcia Kull, Vice President Marine Sales for North America, Volvo Penta

Dave Marlow, Director, Product Integrity/Government Affairs, Brunswick Corporation

Gavin O’Hare, Director of Corporate Business Development, CED Technologies

Christina Paul, Partner, K & L Gates Law Firm

Caroline Plater, Partner, Reed Smith LLP Law Firm

David Rammelt, Reed Smith LLP Law Firm

Dr. Wendy Sanders, Sr. Project Engineer, Design Research Engineering


John Adey, President, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)


Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street 
Charleston, SC,
(843) 722-0600

ABYC has secured a special room rate of $124/night for this event.  This discounted room rate expires on December 16, 2016.  The online code is ABYC.  Click here to reserve your hotel room.  If you have any questions concerning the hotel, please contact Lynn Lipsey at llipsey@abycinc.org or 410-990-4460 x 118.


Registration fee for this symposium is reduced to $ 295 for ABYC Members and $ 395 for Non-members until September 30, 2016.  From October 1, 2016 - December 16, 2016, the fee will be $395 for ABYC Members and $ 495 for Non-members.  After December 16, 2016, the fee will be $695 for all attendees. 

Any cancellations must be received before December 16, 2016 for refund.


We will offer a 20% discount on registrations of 3 or more people from the same company. Group discount is not applicable for Early Registration. Please contact Meghan Sykes (msykes@abycinc.org or 410-990-4460 x110) for more information.


ABYC will award seven (7) CEU's for verified attendance at the symposium.  Please contact your professional organization for their acceptance of these credits.  To date, the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) and International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI) have approved seven CEU credits for verified participation.  Attendees must sign in and out to be eligible for the credits.  Education sign-up sheets will be located at the registration area.  Please contact Meghan Sykes (msykes@abycinc.org or 410-990-4460 x110) if you have any questions.

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