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The State Bar of California 87th Annual Meeting, September 11-14, 2014, Grand Hyatt San Diego
Annual Meeting PreviewSchedule for Sunday
State Bar of California Annual Meeting

The State Bar of California 87th Annual Meeting
September 11-14, 2014
San Diego, California

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

Sunday, September 14, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Criminal Law 101: Maneuvering Around the Court With Your First Case

Sunday, September 14, 8 a.m. -9 a.m.

This program will offer a basic introduction to handling your first criminal law case. Topics include arraignment, bail review, settlement conferences, and motions to trial. CLE: 1.0 Hour; Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law

120 CRIM

 

Strategies for Managing and Defending FLSA Collective Actions and State Law Wage and Hour Class Actions

Sunday, September 14, 8 a.m. -9 a.m.

This program will address recent developments in class action law relating to wage and hour cases. Panelists will discuss strategies on how to defend wage and hour cases through trial. CLE: 1.0 Hour

121 CYLA

 

Shattering Trademark Myths for Non- Intellectual Property Lawyers

Sunday, September 14, 8 a.m. -9 a.m.

This program will tackle and disassemble ten of the most commonly-held myths regarding trademarks. CLE: 1.0 Hour; Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Franchise & Distribution

122 IP

 

Staying Healthy and Mentally Competent Throughout a Long Legal Career

Sunday, September 14, 8 a.m. -9 a.m.

This program will examine the physical and mental health challenges that negatively impact a law practice, and will provide strategies to support wellness throughout a legal career. Learn how to identify and effectively intervene with health-related problems that can affect your legal career. CLE: 1.0 Hour Competency Issues (formerly Detection & Prevention of Substance Abuse)

123 LAP

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Civil Writ Practice in the Courts of Appeal

Sunday, September 14, 8 a.m. -9 a.m.

This program will explore a civil writ practice, procedures and techniques. Panelists will teach you the criteria used for granting or denying a writ petitions, and how to avoid common drafting mistakes. CLE: 1.0 Hour; Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Appellate Law

124 LIT

 

Economics Damages in Business Litigation

Sunday, September 14, 8 a.m. -9 a.m.

This program will cover rules of evidence, causation, measurement of damages. Panelists also will review situations where opposing experts reached dramatically different opinions. CLE: 1.0 Hour

125 LSP

 

Walking Through the Minefield of Non- Commercial Sign Regulation

Sunday, September 14, 8 a.m. -9 a.m.

This program will cover the decades of case law that shows differentiating based on content when regulating speech is an almost certain death knell. The line between content-based and content-neutral regulations is hazy. Learn the do’s and don’ts of non-commercial sign regulation and how the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert may significantly alter the legal and physical landscape. CLE: 1.0 Hour; Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Franchise & Distribution

126 PL

 

Tax Impact of Choice and Formation of Business Entity

Sunday, September 14, 8 a.m. -9 a.m.

Your client’s choice of entity in which to conduct its business can have a big impact on its tax treatment. This program will discuss tax rules that apply to corporations, partnerships and LLCs, how they differ and their potential impact on your clients individually. CLE: 1.0 Hour; Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Taxation

127 TAX

Sunday, September 14, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

The Intersection (Collision) of Bankruptcy and the Uniform Commercial Code

Sunday, September 14, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

This program will focus on the intersection (or collision) of the Commercial Code and bankruptcy law, and will survey such issues as perfection pitfalls, preferences, fraudulent conveyances, reclamation rights, and rights of lien creditors in bankruptcy cases. CLE: 1.0 Hour; Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Bankruptcy

128 BLS

 

What Should We Do About Implicit Bias in the Courtroom?

Sunday, September 14, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

This program will focus on a succinct scientific introduction to implicit bias, including theoretical clarifications that distinguish between explicit, implicit, and structural forms of bias. Learn the implications in criminal and civil practice, as well as concrete intervention strategies to counter implicit biases. CLE: 1.0 Hour Elimination of Bias

129 COAF

 

Defending Your Client’s Rights While Protecting Your Own: Ethical Rules for Criminal Defense Attorneys

Sunday, September 14, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

This program will cover confidentiality, diligent representation of your client, client perjury, handling threatened ongoing criminality, and the duty of candor and fair dealing. Learn about the ethical rules that govern the conduct of the criminal defense attorney, and how to balance your ethical duties. CLE: 1.0 Hour of Which 0.5 Hour Applies to Legal Ethics; Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law; 1.0 Hour Legal Malpractice

130 CRIM

 

The Blurred Lines Between Social Media and Attorney Advertising: Tweeting, Friending and Connecting Ethically

Sunday, September 14, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

This program will look at the Rules of Professional Conduct and common scenarios lawyers face when using social media to advertise their services. Learn the benefits of advertising your law practice through social media while understanding the ethical pitfalls to avoid. CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics; Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Legal Malpractice

131 CYLA

What to do When the Client Says “ You Mean that’s a Protectable Intellectual Property Asset?”

Sunday, September 14, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

This program will address litigation and nonlitigation issues that arise in association with clients that have failed to properly identify intellectual property assets in the course of business, as well as in the context of litigation. CLE: 1.0 Hour; Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Franchise & Distribution

132 IP

 

Summary Judgment: Recent Developments and the View from the Beach

Sunday, September 14, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

This program will focus on recent developments in summary judgment law and procedure from the judicial perspective. CLE: 1.0 Hour

133 LIT

 

Elements of Brief Writing: Strategies and Tactics

Sunday, September 14, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Two appellate specialists will discuss briefwriting strategies and tactics including elements of style and writing, and how they apply to the strategy of brief writing. CLE: 1.0 Hour; Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Appellate Law

134 LIT

 

Taxation: Innocent Spouse and Equitable Relief

Sunday, September 14, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

This program will discuss the types of innocent spouse relief available with both the IRS and Franchise Tax Board, including equitable relief and how to help your client get relief from a joint tax penalty. CLE: 1.0 Hour; Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Taxation

135 TAX

 

Sunday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

New Developments in the Enforcement of Consumer Arbitration Clauses

Sunday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

This program will review case law concerning the enforceability of consumer arbitration clauses since the Supreme Court’s seminal decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion. Learn about the potential challenges against such clauses, and the best practices in drafting arbitration clauses. CLE: 1.5 Hours

136 BLS

Neuroscience and Psychology of Bias in the Courtroom and Legal Practices

Sunday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

This program will focus on the scientific research around implicit bias. Learn how to identify your own biases and biases of others in the legal workplace and the courtroom, as well as how to overcome these biased interactions with others in the practice of law. CLE: 1.5 Hours of Which 1.0 Hour Applies to Elimination of Bias

137 COAF

 

Domestic Violence Cases: An Update When A House Is Not A Home

Sunday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

Panelist representing the bench, prosecution and defense will discuss how to handle domestic violence misdemeanor and felony cases. CLE 1.5 Hours; Legal Specialization: 1.5 Hours Criminal Law; 1.5 Hours Family Law

138 CRIM

 

“Doctor Can You Help Me?: Using Mental Health Professionals Before, During, and After Custody Disputes”

Sunday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

This program will identify the important role mental health professionals are to the Family Law lawyer and client before, during and after a custody dispute. Learn how and when to utilize a mental health professional’s assistance in your custody dispute case. CLE 1.5 Hours; Legal Specialization: 1.5 Hours Family Law

139 FL

 

Employment and Immigration Compliance Issues for International Corporations in the United States

Sunday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

This program will review how to assist international corporations in dealing with international employee hiring, recruiting, and managing global workplace litigation risks. Topics include employment law globally, common visa types for alien employees, and the pros and cons of different visas. Get an update on immigration reform and employment law impacting U.S. based international companies. CLE 1.5 Hours; Legal Specialization: 1.5 Hours Immigration

140 IL

 

New Ethics Standards for Neutral Arbitrators

Sunday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

This program will summarize the Judicial Council’s new ethics standards. Learn about the required financial disclosures, discovery requirements for disciplinary actions, prohibitions against soliciting appointments, and offers of employment by a party in a pending arbitration, as well as the challenges of disclosure in the Internet age. CLE: 1.5 Hours Legal Ethics

141 LIT

 

Does the Franchise Tax Board View Your Client as a California Resident?

Sunday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

Many Californians who have moved out of state find that the Franchise Tax Board continues to treat them as California residents for tax purposes. Learn about the criteria the FTB uses to determine residency, evidence needed to defeat a claim that your client is still a California resident, rules for sourcing and allocating income, and the FTB’s voluntary compliance programs for non-residents. CLE 1.5 Hours; Legal Specialization: 1.5 Hours Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law; 1.5 Hours Taxation

142 TAX

 

Disposition of Digital Assets and Challenges of Finding Digital Assets Upon Death of Owner

Sunday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

This program will cover what estate planners need to discuss with their clients regarding the identification of digital assets, and why they need to plan who will have access to the digital assets upon the client’s incapacity or death. Learn how to identify which digital assets are owned by the client and which are actually licensed by the client’s content provider. CLE 1.5 Hours; Legal Specialization: 1.5 Hours Estate Planning Trust & Probate Law

143 TE