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88th Annual Meeting of The State Bar of California
My Annual MeetingSchedule for Sunday 

The State Bar of California 88th Annual Meeting
October 8-11, 2015
Anaheim, California

State Bar Annual Meeting education programs are subject to change. This list represents information available at press time. Programs are listed in numerical order. The abbreviation after the program number is the sponsor code. Consult the Annual Meeting Program Partners list for the full sponsor name.

Courses are noted as Basic/Practical Skills Course, or Advanced Course, or Recent Developments Course.

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Litigating Private Attorney General Act Claims in the Aftermath of Supreme Court Decisions

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Advanced Course

While much attention has been given to whether class action standards apply to Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims and whether they must be arbitrated, little attention has been paid to how PAGA claims will be litigated.  Panelists will discuss developments in PAGA law and offer strategies for litigating claims in the wake of Arais an Iskanian.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours

Program 113

CYLA

Insurance 101: Key Concepts of Insurance

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Basic/Practical Skills Course

This program will cover the basic fundamentals of insurance. Panelists will discuss the nature of insurance, insurance regulation, and the rules of contract interpretation in California. Learn about the different policy lines and duties, and the obligation of insurers and policyholders under an insurance policy.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours; Legal Specialization: Legal Malpractice

Program 114

COGIP

Addressing the Needs of Persons with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Advanced Course

With the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in July 2015, we continue to find a high percentage of individuals  with disabilities in the criminal justice system.  Jails and prisons have become the "new asylums". This program will address the needs and biases faced by persons with disabilities in prison and in the streets across America.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours of Which 0.5. Hour Applies to Elimination of Bias; Legal Specialization: Criminal Law

Program 115

COAF

Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change: A Regulatory System Comes of Age

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Advanced Course

Greenhouse gases no longer are a new regulatory issue area. In 2015, the response to climate-altering emissions has matured into a full-fledged, multi-faceted regulatory system.  This program will provide an overview of the current regulatory landscape, both in California and at the national level, and will discuss what comes next for industry, the public, and the climate.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours

Program 116

EL

Dealing with Children Who Resist Contact with a Parent

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Basic/Practical Skills Course

A child resists, or categorically refuses, contact with a parent.  Experience has demonstrated the existence of distinct varieties of resistance - with each variety requiring unique responses from judicial officer, counsel and mental health professional.  This program will explain which court orders can be effective, and which therapeutic interventions have value.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours; Legal Specialization: Family Law

Program 117

FL

Bullet-Proof Deposition Preparation Techniques for the Plaintiff Employee

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Advanced Course

This master-level seminar will initially cover the basics of how to prepare the plaintiff employee for deposition and then quickly move into advanced techniques including using videotaped moot deposition sessions and the proper utilization of jury/witness preparation experts.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours

Program 118

LL

Rule 3-110 and Substance Abuse:  A Judicial Perspective

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Basic/Practical Skills Course

This program will cover the obligations of attorneys under California Rule of Court 3-110 (duty to act competently) as they relate to substance abuse, examining the current case law and disciplinary procedures for violations.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours of Competence Issues of Which .5 Hour Applies to Legal Ethics

Program 119

LIT

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Advanced Civil and Criminal Writ Practice in the California Court of Appeal

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Advanced Course

This program will provide in depth discussion of writ practice in the Court of Appeal, including strategies for the trial attorney or litigator, applicable case law and statutes concerning orders subject to writ review, time deadlines, how to prepare a writ petition, and more.  Prior knowledge of writ practice helpful, but not mandatory.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours; Legal Specialization: Appellate Law, Criminal Law

Program 120

CAC /
CRIM /
LIT

Cyber Principles for Attorneys

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Advanced Course

With new cyber security threats developing daily, attorneys are in a unique position as they need to protect themselves and their personal data, and protect their clients data.  This program will review cyber security steps for the attorney and the client.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours

Program 121

COGIP

In Limine Motions: When Before You Begin Trial

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Basic/Practical Skills Course

This program will address all motions before you start trial. Topics include bail reduction or release on an O.R., discovery, speedy trial, PC 995 motion to dismiss, motion to suppress pursuant to PC 1538.5, Pitchess, Trombetta, and more.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours; Legal Specialization: Criminal Law

Program 122

CRIM

Management Tools to Create Effective Law Office Employees

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Basic/Practical Skills Course

This program will cover the various approaches available to law firm management, large or small, to encourage, train and provide powerful experience to law firm personnel to grow the firm's most critical asset-- its people. Learn about the use of effective performance evaluations, training techniques and compensation models to establish long-term retention of high quality law firm personnel.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours

Program 123

LPMT

Recent Developments in Constitutional Law

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Recent Developments Course

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, will discuss significant issues in federal constitutional law, using recent United States Supreme Court decisions as a basis for identifying trends and themes in constitutional law. Professor Chemerinsky has written and lectured extensively on many topics, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and is the author of textbooks on constitutional law and federal jurisdiction. Presented by the Witkin Legal Institute.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours

Program 124

LSP /
WLI /
PL

Stop! I have a Restraining Order -- I Still Love You!

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Recent Developments Course

This program will explore the legal issues in domestic violence restraining orders and enforcement of the provisions when there are violations of issued orders.   Panelists will address domestic violence, civil harassment, and elder abuse restraining orders, and will provide the tools to obtain favorable orders to the client's position in court.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours; Legal Specialization: Family Law, Criminal Law

Program 125

SOLO

Divorce and Taxes (Death is Less Bothersome)

Sunday, Oct. 11 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Basic/Practical Skills Course

Clients dealing with marital separation and divorce ignore, at their peril, the tax implications of their actions during the dissolution.  Learn what every separating and divorcing spouse should consider from a tax perspective, as well as possible actions to protect their financial well-being.

MCLE: 1.5 Hours; Legal Specialization: Taxation Law, Family Law

Program 126

TAX