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3rd Annual Advanced Appellate Conference (CA)

Pincus Professional Education has gathered an all-star panel again for its 3rd Annual Appellate Conference coming to Los Angeles and San Francisco early 2018. This program will be taught by appellate justices, supervising staff attorneys at multiple appellate courts, Certified Legal Specialists in Appellate Law, and other top practitioners who have spoken at our programs on many occasions and received excellent reviews every time!

The seminar will delve into the advanced topics that are rarely touched on in full-day CLE courses.

This is an intermediate to advanced level appellate course that assumes a good understanding of appellate practice. There will be plenty of time with the panel to address higher level appellate issues.

And don’t miss our last two programs:

2nd Annual Advanced Appellate audio program (2017)
1st Annual Advanced Appellate Conference audio program (2016)

 

And, if you or someone in your office would like a more introductory course in appeals and writs, you should check out our fantastic beginner-level program, held every few years in LA and SF: Demystifying civil appeals and writs – audio package.

 

You might also like to learn about Administrative Writs of Appeal, which are not covered in the programs above.

The 2017 Writs of Administrative of Mandamus Demystified audio program can be found here.

Lastly, if you were looking for something in the criminal appeals area, some criminal appeals information was discussed in the 2nd Annual Advanced Appellate Conference link above, and we also have a audio recording package for our Criminal Writs program, held in 2014. That recording and order information is here.

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Agenda

9:00 – 9:05
Introduction to course

9:05 – 10:05
Statements of Decision: The Ideal and the Reality
  • Statements of Decision: The Ideal and the Reality
  • Why you need a statement of decision
  • Getting trial lawyers and trial judges to do it right
  • Objections to proposed statements of decision
  • Handling appeals with defective or missing statements of decision
  • Effect of F.P. v. Monier

10:05 – 10:20
Update on E-filing

10:30 – 11:45
The Appellate/Public Interface

  • Judges using social media
  • Litigating appellate cases in the press

12:00 – 1:00 (Optional ticketed networking lunch or lunch on your own)
Lunch

1:00 – 2:15
The Effect of Appellate Decisions on Subsequent Litigation

  • Remand and remittitur issues
  • Using and avoiding the law of the case
  • Update on issue and claim preclusion
  • How electronic research has affected stare decisis

2:15 – 2:45
Appellate Strategy for Repeat Commercial and Institutional Litigants

  • Addressing the client’s big picture
  • Briefs as announcements
  • Keeping friends close and amici closer

3:30 – 4:45
Stays, Bonding, and Supersedeas

  • Stays without bonds
  • What is “embraced in the judgment or affected thereby”?
  • Money judgments
  • When appellant wrongly insists there is an automatic stay
    • Sections 917.75,  923,  917.6 and other discussions
  • Setting bonds in other situations
  • Bonds from insurance companies
  • Alternatives to corporate undertakings
  • Petitioning for supersedeas
  • Enforcing undertakings

4:45 – 5:00
Final Q/A

Dates and Times and Locations

San Francisco:

January 26, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Check in between 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

The Nikko Hotel
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

 

Los Angeles:

February 2, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Check in between 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

The DoubleTree Downtown Los Angeles
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking:  Discounted $15 valet and $10 self park at hotel. Enter through valet/main entrance on Los Angeles Street.

(Be sure to arrive at least ten minutes before start time if you want to make sure you have a good seat and parking)

Testimonials

“Second year [taking this course]. Great information, speakers, and lots of ideas, tips and suggestions. Thanks…I’ll be back next year!” – John Stobart, Esq.

“I attended last year’s appellate conference. It was so helpful and informative that I wanted to attend this [year’s] conference.” – Linda N. Wisotsky, Esq.

“Much better than the average MCLE courses. It was well thought out and well-presented. I look forward to taking more Pincus courses.” – Earl L. Roberts, Esq.

“The program was excellent.” – Tom Freeman, Esq.

“A very good panel of speakers with good diversity in topics.” – Robert Mata, Esq.

“The topics were interesting and…helpful to my practice.” – Jessica Simon, Esq.

“Excellent [speaker]…Great handouts.” – Ira Salzman, Esq.

“Very thorough. Well done.” – Eric Troff, Esq.

“I am a practicing appellate attorney and I heard good things about this seminar. All the speakers were very knowledgeable and presented well and kept my interest…[and] the materials in the appendix were very useful.”

“All presenters are great. There were a lot of good nuggets that I will use in my practice.” – Linda Conrad, Esq.

“Thank you. The program, panelists, and participants were excellent.” Teresa Stinson, Esq.

“Very useful, informative program. Every speaker was excellent! ”  Kevin Meek, Esq.

“Excellent seminar. It’s one of the best I have attended.” Bob Lucas, Esq.

“I took this [course] to see if it is a career move I want to make. Very satisfied with the program.” – Dennis Beaty, Esq.

“Having a ‘behind-the-scenes’ perspective on the appellate courts’ workings is very valuable. I handle 2-3 writs/appeals per month and this subject matter is useful…very engaging speakers. The judicial perspective is highly informative.” – Sean Collins, Esq.

“What I appreciate the most from these trainings is the multiple perspectives from various judges and practicing attorneys.” –Cynthia Vargas, Esq.

“A fast-moving program – covered a lot of ground.”  – Lisa Ungerer, Esq.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion during ethics, regarding plagiarism and ghost writing. I think it was the most interesting conversation all day.”

“This was an excellent program. And Speakers did a great job.” –Christopher Johns

“The opportunity to speak with justices is very helpful.” – Deborah Bull, Esq.

“All great topics.” – Richard P. Fisher, Esq.

“Excellent presentations.”

“Subject matter was great.”

“Excellent!”

“This [program] was great.”

“Really good, varied program.”

“Excellent program. I’ve just started appellate work and wanted to learn more. This program was quite good. Thank you!”

“Great seminar!! So much great, practical information I can use.”

“I love the format and the pace!”

“This was an excellent program. All speakers did a great job!”

“[Judge’s] candidness was refreshing.”

“[Speaker] Really enjoyed her perspective.”

“[Speaker] Informative and engaging.”

“It’s great to have presentations targeting experienced appellate lawyers.  Tremendously useful.”  Tom Freeman, Esq.

“Very practical and would definitely attend again and recommend to others.”

“Very current and useful information.”

“Wonderful!” Chris Lim, Esq.

“I’m glad I came and definitely glad I joined the networking lunch.” Rochelle Wilcox, Esq.

“Organization and administration were excellent and very efficient.”

“Learned some good and valuable things.”  Lawrence P. Hellman, Esq.

“Organization and administration of program was excellent – very efficient.”

“Greg Wolff was worth the price of admission on his own.”

“All of the speakers were great.”

“Good, vigorous discussion.”

“Great program and location. The lunch itself was great, as was the opportunity to network.”

“Great seminar.”

Faculty

Los Angeles Faculty:

Justice Elizabeth Grimes
Associate Justice
California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Eight

Beth Grimes was confirmed as an Associate Justice of the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Eight, in April 2010.  She was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in December 1997.  Justice Grimes’ first judicial assignment was to the dependency court, after which she presided over a felony calendar court and independent calendar general jurisdiction courtrooms in the Stanley Mosk Courthouse and the Santa Monica Courthouse.  From August 2004 through March 2005, Justice Grimes was assigned as a justice pro tempore to Division Four of the Second District Court of Appeal.

Before her appointment to the bench, Justice Grimes was a partner in the Litigation Department of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, engaged in a business litigation practice since joining the firm in 1980.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Justice Grimes received her law degree in 1980 from Stanford Law School, where she was an Associate Editor of the Stanford Law Review.  She also attended the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, for one semester during her senior year, and she attended Mount Holyoke College her freshman year of college.


Hon. Kira L. Klatchko
Judge
Superior Court of CA, Riverside County

Judge Kira Kltatchko was appointed to the bench in 2017, serving at the Riverside County Superior Court. 

Previously, Judge Klatchko was a partner at Lewis Brisbois and handled both state and federal appeals arising from all areas of civil practice for clients as varied as cities, businesses and families. She was vice chair of the firm’s national Appellate Practice Litigation group.

Judge Klatchko is also an Appellate Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Judge Klatchko  served for six years on the State Bar of California’s Standing Committee on Appellate Courts, including a term as its chair. She is co-author of the “California” chapter of the “Appellate Practice Compendium” (ABA 2012), an insider’s guide to appellate practice. She is co-contributing editor of “California Civil Appeals and Writs” (Matthew Bender 2014), a comprehensive two-volume practice guide for appellate counsel and general litigators.

Judge Klatchko  was named to the 2015 list of Super Lawyers for Southern California in Appellate Law. She is a former president of the Riverside County Bar Association, and previously served five terms as chair of the RCBA Appellate Section. Judge Klatchko is also a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Judge Klatchko has served as an adjunct professor at La Verne College of Law, teaching legal research and writing. She has also lectured on appellate ethics and practice at numerous conferences and seminars, including the California State Bar Annual Convention and the State and Local Legal Center Supreme Court Practice Seminar and Pincus Professional Education’s Annual Advanced Appellate Conferences in Los Angeles.  

In 2014, Judge Klatchko was inducted into the Desert Bar Association Hall of Fame, as Outstanding Young Attorney of the year. In 2010, Judge Klatchko  was recognized by the City of Palm Springs and Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce with the Athena International Award for Young Professional Leadership, recognizing her professional success and work in the community. Judge Klatchko has sat on the board of directors for Angel View, a nonprofit dedicated to serving disabled children and adults in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. She also sits on the board of directors for OperaArts, a nonprofit presenting music and arts to the community, with emphasis on programs for children and senior citizens.

Judge Klatchko received her bachelor’s degree in political science, with distinction, from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her master’s degree in business administration from the Executive Management Program at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. She earned her law degree at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the U.C. Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy.


Justice Douglas P. Miller
Justice
California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two

Justice Miller is an Associate Justice with the California Court of Appeal.  He was first appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two, by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in June of 2006.  Prior to that appointment, Justice Miller served on the Riverside Superior Court since 1995, where he served as Presiding Judge of the Riverside County Superior Court of California from January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2004 and the Assistant Presiding Judge of the Riverside County Superior Court from January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2002.  Justice Miller was the Supervising Judge of the Riverside County Superior Court, Desert Judicial District between 1999 and 2002 and the Assistant Supervising Judge of the Riverside County Superior Court, Desert Judicial District1996 – 1998.

Justice Miller is a member of the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, San Francisco, the Commission on Access to Justice, the Continuing Judicial Studies Program Education Committee, the Science and the Law Steering Committee, the Editorial Board, California Courts Review, the Bench-Bar Coalition, the Probate Conservatorship Task Force, and the California Judges Association, San Francisco

Mid-Year Planning Committee.

Justice Miller is the Chair of the Commission for Impartial Courts, Task Force on Judicial Candidate Campaign Conduct, and the California State Bar Task Force on Lawyer Support for Legal Services,

Justice Miller is the Co-Chair of the Temporary Judges Working Group and when on the Superior Court bench, was a member of the following groups: Enhanced Collections Collaborative Court-Working Group; Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee; Presiding Judges & Court Executives Legislation Subcommittee (Co-Chair); Civil Law Education Planning Committee; Trial Court Executive Management Budget Working Group; Community-Focused Court Planning Implementation; Working Group on Term of Presiding Judge; Task Force on Judicial Ethics Issues; Consultant CJER:  Judges Guide to ADR; Civil & Small Claims Advisory Committee; Subcommittee assignments-Case Management, Small Claims, Legislative; Community-Focused Strategic Planning Steering Committee, 1997 – 1998 and the California Judges Association, San Francisco Mid-Year Planning Committee Executive Board of Directors, 1999 – 2002. He was the Vice President of that organization from 2001 – 2002.  Justice Miller also served on the Civil Law & Procedure Committee and the Public Information & Education, 1996 – 1998.

In Riverside County, Justice Miller serves on the Board of Directors for VIP Mentors, is an Appellate Member of the Self-Represented Litigants Oversight Committee, Riverside Superior Court; the Executive Committee and the Community Outreach Committee, Desert Judicial District.  Previously, Justice Miller served on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; Criminal Justice Liaison Committee, Chairperson;

Jury Committee; Superior Court Appellate Department; Court Security Committee; Grand Jury Committee.

Justice Miller is the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2008 California Bench-Bar Coalition Judicial Officer of the Year, the 2007 Martin Luther King Award – Mid-Valley Interfaith Council, and the 2006 American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Inland County Trial Judge of the Year.

Justice Miller has extensive public speaking and teaching experience, including teaching at: the Brigham Young University, School of Law, Trial Advocacy Program; the Orrin G. Hatch Distinguished Trial Lawyer Program; Civil Law Institute, Civil Case Management; Judicial College, Civil Case Management; Presiding Judges Orientation, instructor/facilitator; Case Management Orientation Programs-Santa Ana and San Francisco; Coachella Valley Leadership Conference; and the Class II – Government, Law Enforcement and the Judicial System.

Justice Miller is also extensively involved in the community activities throughout the Inland Empire.

Prior to joining the bench, Justice Miller practiced civil litigation in Indio for seventeen years.  Justice Miller received his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 1978.


Justice John Segal
Justice
California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Seven

Justice Segal has served as an Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal since 2015.

In 2000 Justice Segal was appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, where he served as a trial judge until 2015 and presided over civil and criminal cases. His assignments on the Superior Court included 12 years in unlimited civil individual calendar courts in the Stanley Mosk, Santa Monica, and West Los Angeles courthouses. He also served as a justice pro tem in the Court of Appeal from January 2010 to June 2010, August 2012 to March 2013, and May 2013 to December 2014.

In May 2015 Justice Segal was nominated to the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Seven. The Commission on Judicial Appointments confirmed his nomination in July 2015.

Justice Segal is actively involved in state and local bar associations. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Section of Litigation of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Board of Governors of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and as an advisor to the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California. He is participates in the Los Angeles County Bar Association Litigation Trial Practice Inn of Court and the Beverly Hills Bar Association Southern California Business Litigation Inn of Court.

Justice Segal was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Williams College in 1982, and his law degree from the University of Southern California School of Law in 1987. After law school he served as a law clerk for Judge Robert S. Vance of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1987 to 1988. He was an associate from 1988 to 1995, and then a partner from 1995 to 2000, with the law firm of Mitchell, Silberberg and Knupp, where he helped run the Appellate Practice Group.

Justice Segal is married to Chief United States Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. They have two adult children. Justice Segal teaches Remedies at the University of Southern California School of Law, sings tenor in a congregational choir, and plays third base for his softball team.


Justice Martin J. Tangeman
Associate Justice
Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Six

Justice Tangeman has been an Associate Justice at the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District since 2016.  Prior to that, he served as a Superior Court Judge and an Assistant Presiding Judge in San Luis Obispo County.  

 

Justice Tangeman has also served on several Judicial Council advisory bodies and as a faculty member for the Supervising Judges Institute, and Presiding Judges and CEO Court Management Program. He also taught law courses at the Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy from 2011-2013.

 

Prior to serving on the bench, Justice Tangeman was in private practice for 23 years. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1978. 


Honey Kessler Amado, Esq.
Certified Specialist: Appellate Law
Law Offices of Honey Kessler Amado

Honey Kessler Amado is a certified appellate law specialist, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, since 1997. In addition to representing clients in the review courts, Ms. Amado serves as a consultant on trial court issues or cases anticipated for appeal, reviews cases to advise on the merits for appeal, and assists with writing and editing complex memoranda of points and authorities and briefs.

Ms. Amado currently sits on the Appellate Courts Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and serves on the voluntary settlement and mediation panel of the California Court of Appeal, Second District. For a number of years, she sat on the Editorial Board of Los

Angeles Lawyer magazine, having served as Chair of the Editorial Board for the 2000-2001 term.

She enjoys an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is honored to have been named as a Super Lawyer of Southern California in appellate law each year since 2005.

Ms. Amado has authored a number of articles on legal issues relating to appellate law or family law, including co-authoring a chapter on Hague procedures in the United States in international custody disputes for an international treatise. She is a frequent speaker and panelist on various law-related issues, having presented for the American Bar Association, the California State Bar, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and other local bar associations, and at a number of local study groups. In addition, she has been a guest lecturer in various classes at California State University, Northridge, and was a visiting, adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Osijek, in Osijek, Croatia, in Fall 2012.

Ms. Amado has a number of published opinions, including Kristine H. v. Superior Court (Lisa R.) (2005) 37 Cal.4th 156; Marriage of Nassimi (2016) 3 Cal.App.5th 667; Marriage of Williamson (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 1303; Marriage of Feldman (2007) 153 Cal.App.4th 1470; and Marriage of Abargil (2003) 106 Cal.App.4th 1294.


Eva McClintock, Esq.
Supervising Deputy Clerk
Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District

Eva McClintock is a Supervising Deputy Clerk with the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District. She has spent the majority of her 17+ years with the court as a divisional deputy for Division Seven. Most recently, Ms. McClintock has shifted her focus to the area of electronic filing and the development of processing procedures. Ms. McClintock is a member of several California Courts of Appeal work groups that are working on multiple projects, including, enhancing the Court’s case management system, the procurement and development of a document management system and appellate staff development programs. Prior to joining the court, she worked at the State Bar of California, Office of Admissions as an Administrative Assistant. 


Pablo Drobny, Esq.
Lead Appellate Court Attorney
California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District

Pablo Drobny has been a Judicial Attorney for the California Court of Appeal, Second Judicial District, since 1983. Mr. Drobny is a writ specialist and has authored various legal articles on civil and criminal law practice, is a frequent lecturer and panelist on appellate law and procedure, and is past Chair of the California Judicial Attorneys Education Committee.  Mr. Drobny received a B.A. degree with highest honors from Johns Hopkins University, and a J.D. degree cum laude from Harvard Law School.  After graduation from law school he engaged in academic work (with an international foundation inAmsterdam, Holland and at Boalt Law School).  He then entered into private practice with a law firm and as corporate counsel before coming to the Court of Appeal.


Wendy C. Lascher, Esq.
Partner/State Bar Certified Specialist in Appellate Law
Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

Though Wendy Lascher is one of California’s best-known appellate lawyers, her work on behalf of clients often begins well before an appeal. By crafting motions and consulting on trial strategy, Wendy helps clients either avoid appeals in the first place, or to be well-positioned to win cases on appeal. 

After nearly four-decades at her appellate-focused boutique, Lascher & Lascher, Wendy brought her practice to Ferguson Case Orr Paterson in 2011. She brought with her a California State Bar-certified appellate specialty in which she has represented clients in front of the United States Supreme Court, many times before the California Supreme Court, multiple U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and in every California Court of Appeal district. She has also handled cases in state and federal trial courts. 

Wendy has handled a wide range of appeals involving multinational corporations, municipalities and other government entities, complex family law, Death Row and other criminal cases, employment, real estate development, bankruptcies and other matters. 

Previously a president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, she regularly features in Los Angeles Magazine’s "Super Lawyers" roundups of top lawyers as well as its listings of the "Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers" and "Top 50 Women Super Lawyers," and she is Av-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbard. She also regularly lectures at the Ventura and Santa Barbara Colleges of Law and regularly speaks about appellate law and other matters for a variety of legal organizations. Widely published in legal journals, she is also the long-time editor of CITATIONS, the newsletter of the Ventura County Bar Association. 

Wendy has been a mentor with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Ventura County since 2008. She has also served as a board member at First National Bank of Ventura, Channel Counties Legal Services, the KCLU advisory board, and the Planned Parenthood Ventura Advisory Council. When not working or volunteering, Wendy enjoys gardening, early morning workouts, hiking, and spending time with her family. She is also a student pilot and expects to acquire her private pilot’s license in 2017. 

Bar Admissions and Professional Memberships 

State Bar of California

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States District Court for the Central District of California

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, California Board of Legal Specialization

American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (Past President)

American Inns of Court (Former Board Member)

California Academy of Appellate Lawyers (Past President)

Ventura County Bar Association (Editor, CITATIONS; Past President)

Ventura County Trial Lawyers (Former Board Member)

2005 National Conference on Appellate Justice (Member, Steering Committee)

State Bar of California, Appellate Law Advisory Commission (1994-1998)

California Litigation (Editorial Board, 1993-1996)

Lecturer, California Continuing Education of the Bar

Lecturer, Hastings Litigation Advocacy Program

Lecturer, Santa Barbara College of Law

Lecturer, Ventura College of Law


Robin Meadow, Esq.
Partner/Certified Appellate Specialist
Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP

Few appellate specialists have successfully tried a jury case.  Robin Meadow tried jury cases for over 20 years at a major commercial firm, while also handling appeals, in many fields of law.  Over time, he realized that it’s nearly impossible to excel at both trials and appeals, because the skill sets and practice rhythms differ completely and often clash. Concluding that his greatest strengths lay in appellate work, Robin joined GMSR in 1994, handling his last trial late that year.

Robin’s trial-court experience gives him a unique perspective on appellate work.  He understands the demands and pressures trial lawyers face and the many ways that things can go wrong in the trial court.  And he is very much at home consulting with trial lawyers during trial, helping them protect their appellate record so they’re well positioned to either preserve a victory or overturn a defeat.

Robin’s practice at GMSR continues the substantive focus he developed in his earlier years—business disputes, real estate, partnerships, and probate and entertainment law.  But, like most appellate lawyers, he is a generalist and at GMSR has also handled multiple significant appeals involving healthcare, family law, personal injury and bankruptcy.

He is also an expert in technology for appellate lawyers and courts.  A pioneer in the use of electronic records and briefs, Robin co-authored the California Second District Court of Appeal’s first protocol for electronic briefs (since adopted by other California Courts of Appeal), and he filed the first electronic brief ever accepted by a California appellate court.

When he isn’t practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading about history and playing bass guitar in a rock band.


Lisa Perrochet, Esq.
Partner
Horvitz & Levy, LLP

Lisa Perrochet is a partner at Horvitz & Levy, the largest firm in the nation specializing exclusively in civil appeals.  She has been a California State Bar Certified Appellate Specialist since the first year the State Bar offered certification in 1996.  Ms. Perrochet has represented clients in hundreds of appeals and writ proceedings, and has argued before the California Supreme Court and intermediate appellate courts throughout the state. She has also handled matters in other jurisdictions, notably Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Hawaii. 

Ms. Perrochet is active in the legal community, including as a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, as the longest tenured board member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, and as a decades-long member of the Los Angeles County Bar Appellate Courts Section.  She is the head of her firm’s professional responsibility and conflicts programming, and has built a reputation for creativity and success in high stakes appellate litigation in a variety of practice areas, including  defense against toxic tort and product liability claims; punitive damages claims; consumer claims against banks and other institutions; insurance coverage and bad faith litigation; as well as professional liability (medical and legal malpractice) and ethics matters.

 


Kent L. Richland, Esq.
Partner
Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP

Kent Richland has been an appellate lawyer since he graduated from UCLA Law School in 1971.   In 1983, Kent was one of the founding partners of Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, LLP.

Kent has been lead appellate counsel in hundreds of appeals.  He has argued in state and federal appellate courts across the country, including many high-profile cases in both the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.  He gained national prominence in 2006 for his United States Supreme Court argument in Marshall v. Marshall, in which he successfully represented the late Anna Nicole Smith.

Kent is a frequent lecturer and author on appellate law topics and is co-author, with Presiding Justice J. Anthony Kline of the California Court of Appeal, of West’s California Litigation Forms B Civil Appeals and Writs.  He has served as president of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers and multiple terms as president of the California Supreme Court Historical Society.  He was selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the American Bar Foundation and the Litigation Counsel of America.

Among the honors he has received are the California Lawyer Magazine’s California Lawyer of the Year award in both 2007 and 2010, Best Lawyers’ Los Angeles Appellate Lawyer of the Year Award in 2015, multiple years’ recognition by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the top 100 lawyers in California, multiple years’ recognition as one of the top 100 Southern California Superlawyers and recognition by Chambers USA as one of five “Band One” appellate lawyers in California.


Benjamin G. Shatz, Esq.
Partner & Appellate Practice Group Co-Chair
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Ben Shatz is a certified specialist in appellate law who has briefed hundreds of civil appeals, writs and petitions in state and federal courts covering areas of law including employment, entertainment, copyright, trademark, land use, banking, insurance, product liability, professional liability, wrongful death, punitive damages, class actions, anti-SLAPP and unfair competition. Before private practice he served as law clerk to Robert J. Johnston, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Nevada, and as extern to Dorothy W. Nelson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ben is Editor-in-Chief of California Litigation, the journal of the State Bar’s Litigation Section, chairs the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s State Appellate Judicial Evaluations Committee and serves on the executive committee of LACBA’s Appellate Courts Section. He is a past Chair of the State Bar Committee on Appellate Courts and the LACBA Appellate Courts Committee.

Since 2005, Ben has coordinated lawyer volunteers for the ACE (Appellate Court Experience) program, in which high school students visit the Second District Court of Appeal, for which he was honored as Lawyer of the Year (Private Sector 2008) by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. He has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice (2004-2015); listed in Best Lawyers in America for appellate practice (2012-2015); and is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Ben is a frequent lecturer and publisher of articles on appellate practice, is an editorial consultant for the Matthew Bender Practice Guide on California Civil Appeals & Writs, and blogs at Southern California Appellate News (http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com).


John A. Taylor, Jr., Esq.
Partner/Certified Appellate Specialist
Horvitz & Levy LLP

John Taylor is a partner at Horvitz & Levy, where he has been practicing since 1993.  He is a California State Bar Certified Appellate Specialist.

Mr. Taylor has been lead appellate counsel in dozens of appeals in a wide variety of areas (his name currently appears on over 40 published opinions and many more unpublished opinions), including matters involving entertainment law, the right of publicity, the Unfair Competition Law (UCL), breach of contract, insurance coverage, wage and hour law, employment discrimination, personal injury, California’s “lemon law,” arbitration awards, and trusts and estates.

In 2012, Mr. Taylor was lead counsel in Don Johnson Productions, Inc. v. Rysher Entertainment, obtaining a million reduction of a million judgment against his client.  Mr. Taylor has also participated in numerous cases before the California Supreme Court, and in 2009 was lead counsel in obtaining a closely watched decision overturning a million judgment against a coffee manufacturer for the unauthorized use of the plaintiff’s photograph on the label of its coffee jar. In addition, he has authored amicus curiae briefs in the California Supreme Court on issues such as evidentiary requirements in product liability and wage and hour litigation; the scope and application of Proposition 64’s amendments to the UCL; public policy issues arising out of subcontractor indemnity provisions in residential construction contracts; the constitutionality of Proposition 5, the Indian gaming initiative; and the validity of the Seaman’s tort. 

Mr. Taylor is a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers and the Los Angeles County Bar Appellate Courts Section. In 2007, Mr. Taylor was appointed by Chief Justice Ronald George to serve on the Judicial Council Appellate Advisory Committee of California, as one of the three private civil attorneys on the committee, and in 2010 was reappointed to a second term.

In 2009, Mr. Taylor was named to the Top 100 list of leading lawyers in California by the Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal. He is “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale Hubbell, has been listed every year since 2006 as a Super Lawyer and as a “Best Lawyer” by The Best Lawyers in America, and was included among the overall Top 100 Southern California lawyers for 2011 by Super Lawyers magazine. In 1994, Mr. Taylor was honored as the “Outstanding Young Lawyer” of the year by the Los Angeles Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Mr. Taylor received his Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University (summa cum laude) and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude). Following law school, he held a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Before joining the firm, Mr. Taylor was a litigation associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is admitted to practice in the California and Utah state courts, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Greg E. Wolff, Esq.
Supervising Judicial Attorney
California Supreme Court

A seasoned career court attorney, Greg Wolff has been a judicial attorney in both the Court of Appeal in Los Angeles and at the California Supreme Court for more than twenty five years.  He currently is a Supervising Judicial Attorney at the California Supreme Court.  As Supervisor of the Appellate Section of the Criminal Branch of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and in the Appellate Section of the Civil Branch, Mr. Wolff has briefed and argued over 350 appeals and 100 writ proceedings.  He has been an Adjunct Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law since 2000, where he teaches Moot Court and Legal Writing & Research.  In 1977, Mr. Wolff received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, where he was an editor of the law review.


 

San Francisco Faculty:

Justice Kathleen M. Banke
Associate Justice
California Court of Appeals, Division One

Kathleen M. Banke was appointed as an Associate Justice to the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division One, in June 2009. Prior to being elevated to the appellate bench, Justice Banke sat on the Alameda County Superior Court, to which she was appointed in June 2006. During her last year on the superior court bench, she was one of three judges appointed to the Alameda County Superior Court’s Appellate Division and was an elected member of the Court’s Executive Committee. Justice Banke now serves, by appointment, on the Center for Judicial Education and Research’s Appellate Advisory Committee and is the chair of the Legislative and Privacy subcommittees.  She previously served on and was chair of the Appellate Practice Curriculum Committee.  She is very active in judicial education and has helped produce numerous educational videos for the appellate bench and often speaks at statewide appellate programs.  

Before being appointed to the bench, Justice Banke was a partner at Reed Smith LLP, and before that, at Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May, which merged with Reed Smith. She specialized in appellate practice for more than 20 years, was the practice group leader for the Crosby, Heafey statewide, and then the Reed Smith nationwide, Appellate Practice Group, and represented clients in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court, and all districts of the California Court of Appeal. She was counsel of record or co-counsel on more than 200 appeals and writs, many of which resulted in published opinions. She also regularly consulted with trial lawyers to help shape trial presentations and make the best record possible for an eventual appeal. These consultations included briefing and arguing issues in the trial courts, and preparing and arguing post-trial motions. She also handled complex civil law and motion matters and writ proceedings. She was a certified specialist in appellate law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and was an active member (and is now an ex officio member) of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Justice Banke has written numerous articles on civil appellate and writ practice. She is the chief consulting and updating editor and a contributing author of the significantly revised and expanded California Civil Writ Practice (CEB 4th ed. 2008), a contributing author and updating editor of Civil Procedure Before Trial: Statutes of Limitations (TRG 2016), and a contributing author to California Civil Appellate Practice (CEB 3d ed. 1996), Employment Litigation (TRG 2001), and Federal Civil Trials and Evidence (TRG 2000). Justice Banke served as a practitioner-advisor in appellate advocacy at Boalt Hall School of Law for three years, and before that as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Hastings College of the Law for three years teaching civil appellate advocacy. She continues to participate as a moot court judge for local law schools and other moot court competitions.

 


Justice Maria P. Rivera
Associate Justice
California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four

Justice Maria P. Rivera is an Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal, First District, Division 4. She was appointed to the court in 2002 and prior to that she served as Judge of the Superior Court Contra Costa County, Martinez, California. 

Justice Rivera has received numerous awards, including: Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association – Trial Judge of the Year – 2001; San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association:  “Outstanding Leadership in the Community” Distinguished Justice Award – 2002; Benjamin Aranda III Access to Justice Award – 2011; Judicial Council’s Distinguished Service Award – 2015

Prior to being appointed to the bench, Justice Rivera was a partner with Van Voorhis & Skaggs and prior to that, she served as an AUSA and a Deputy District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco. She is a graduate of the University of San Francisco Law School, magna cum laude.

Justice Rivera is also actively involved in community organizations, such as Invest in Kids, a mentoring program for at-risk youth, Wardrobe for Opportunity, which provides professional attire for women of modest means who are entering the workforce, Center for Human Development, and the Latino Leadership Forum.


Daniel H. Bromberg, Esq.
Partner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Mr. Bromberg is an experienced appellate advocate who has argued before the United States Supreme Court as well as numerous federal and state appellate courts.  With more than a decade’s experience in the Supreme Court, Mr. Bromberg is familiar with all aspects of Supreme Court practice, including merits briefing, petitions for certiorari, and amicus briefs.  He also is experienced with practice in federal appeals courts and California appellate practice, including writ petitions, requests for depublication, and petitions for review.  

Mr. Bromberg’s practice focuses upon intellectual property, commercial disputes, constitutional law, and other complex legal matters at both the trial and appellate levels.  He has been involved in many of the patent cases before the Supreme Court in recent years, filing amicus briefs on behalf of high tech companies in both the eBay and KSR cases.  He also has litigated several groundbreaking copyright cases and is currently litigating appeals involving patents, trademarks, antitrust, and punitive damages.  


Harry W.R. Chamberlain II, Esq.
Shareholder and Certified Appellate Specialist
Buchalter Nemer P.C.

Harry W.R. Chamberlain II is a Partner in the firm’s Appellate and Insurance Practice groups. His practice emphasizes appellate and regulatory law, complex litigation and employment law representing professionals and business organizations with special concentration on post-trial remedies, writs and appeals. 

Mr. Chamberlain is Past President of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and 2010-2011 President of California Defense Counsel, the nation’s largest regional bar associations of civil defense trial attorneys.  He is certified as an Appellate Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and has argued hundreds of appeals, representing clients before the California Supreme Court and the highest courts of several jurisdictions. He was voted by his peers as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers from 2005 to the present, and is AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell “preeminent” in Insurance Law.

He has served as general counsel to a California professional liability insurer, and from 1992-1994, managed the law department of a national group of U.S. property and casualty insurers.  In addition to his trial and appellate practice, Mr. Chamberlain is often engaged as an expert witness and consultant in cases involving professional liability, legal ethics and insurance issues.  He lectures and writes extensively on a variety of topics concerning business litigation, First Amendment rights, and alternative dispute resolution. 

Mr. Chamberlain earned his J.D. at the University of California, Hastings College of the    Law where he was an associate editor of Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and justice (president) of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from San Diego State University. He is admitted to practice in California, North Carolina and the District of Columbia and before the United States Supreme Court.


Efrat M. Cogan, Esq.
Senior Counsel
Buchalter Nemer

Ms. Cogan is a California State Bar Certified Appellate Specialist.

Efrat M. Cogan is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Litigation and Appellate Practice Groups in Los Angeles. Ms. Cogan is certified as an Appellate Specialist by the California State Bar of Legal Specialization. Her practice areas encompass appellate, real estate and construction, copyright and unfair competition, class actions, professional liability, governmental and constitutional law.

Ms. Cogan has written “Executive Nonacquiescence: Problems of Statutory Interpretation and Separation of Powers,” 60 Southern California Law Review 1143, 1987. She has contributed to the California Municipal Law Handbook, published by the California League of Cities, and has co-authored “The ‘Empire’ Strikes Back: Effective Use of the False Claims Act” (2005). 

Ms. Cogan has been selected as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers nine times (2004-2006 and 2008-2013) and was also selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition from 2009 to 2010. She currently serves on the California State Bar’s Advisory Commission.

Ms. Cogan earned her J.D. at the University of Southern California, where she was a staff member and articles editor for the Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. 


Laurie Hepler

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP

Laurie Hepler is a leading San Francisco appellate lawyer, who collaborates with clients to address all aspects of the appellate process objectively and strategically.  For over two decades, Laurie has helped trial counsel, corporate counsel, insurers and individuals keep their wins, reverse their losses, and develop the law.  Successful first- and second-chair trial experience back up her appellate expertise.

Clients retain Laurie as their appellate lawyer in state and federal courts throughout California and the U.S.  Her clients’ appellate matters span a wide range of subjects, including product liability, insurance coverage, contract disputes, construction defect, errors and omissions, and unfair competition.  But the subject counts less than the forum: appellate courts know Laurie, and she knows them.

Laurie has been honored with two prestigious California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (“CLAY”) Awards, for two California Supreme Court wins.  She is a member of the highly selective California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and is certified as an Appellate Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.


Susan Horst, Esq.
Counsel
California Appellate Law Group

Susan Horst is the California Appellate Law Group’s writ specialist. For more than 31 years, Susan served as the writ attorney for Division One of the First District of the California Court of Appeal, in San Francisco. Susan is one of the only practicing attorneys in California to have devoted virtually her entire career to writs in the appellate courts.

As writ attorney in the First District, Susan evaluated thousands of pre- and post- trial writ petitions in all types of civil and criminal matters. In the process, she learned precisely what the justices on the Court of Appeal look for before taking the extraordinary step of granting writ relief — and what an opposing party needs to highlight to have the best shot at getting a petition denied.

Susan’s three decades at the Court of Appeal gave her both extensive writing experience and a wide-ranging knowledge of substantive law.  Susan’s casework ran the gamut from business and commercial litigation, to personal injury and employment matters, to real estate, insurance, and products liability cases, to professional negligence, disqualification, and privilege issues. The procedural postures of the writ petitions she handled were equally wide-ranging, and included pleading defects and class certification, sealing of court records, discovery disputes, summary judgment, settlement, and enforcement of judgments.

Since retiring from her writ attorney position, Susan has devoted her professional time to consulting on writ petitions in the appellate courts, as well as trial court work in anticipation of writ relief. Susan also lectures widely on writ practice and procedure. She has presented seminars to the San Francisco City Attorney, District Attorney and Public Defender Offices, the State Bar of California, California Continuing Education of the Bar, The Rutter Group, PINCUS Professional Education, bar associations across California, and the Center for Judicial Education and Research. She is the co-author of Chapters for Continuing Education of the Bar publications, as well as training materials for numerous continuing education lectures.

Susan’s career at the Court of Appeal followed motion and jury trial skills she developed early on as an Assistant District Attorney in San Francisco. She holds her J.D. from the University of Santa Clara School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude — even though she attended law school part-time at night, while working as a full-time administrator at Stanford University during the day. She also has her B.A. in English from Stanford.

In her spare time, Susan serves on the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California. She also volunteers on the Advisory Board of Advokids, a foster children’s advocacy group, and provides pro bono advice and representation through the Advokids Appellate Project.


Anna-Rose Mathieson, Esq.
Partner
California Appellate Law Group

Anna-Rose Mathieson co-manages the California Appellate Law Group, a thirteen-attorney appellate boutique based in San Francisco. In 2017 the Daily Journal selected Anna-Rose as one of the Top Women Attorneys in California and also selected her as one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 in California. She served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States, and will teach Appellate Writing at Stanford Law School during Winter 2018.

Her broad range of experience helps Anna-Rose handle appeals on virtually any legal issue, including such varied topics as employment law, jurisdiction, antitrust, products liability, and constitutional law. She understands cutting-edge technology issues, having litigated significant copyright and trademark appeals. She has worked on criminal cases in both state and federal courts, and taught criminal law at the University of Michigan Law School. And she knows how to obtain review at the highest level, having authored U.S. Supreme Court merits briefs and petitions for certiorari on a wide range of issues.

Anna-Rose serves as the co-Editor-in-Chief of the ABA’s Appellate Practice Journal, on the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Appellate Section, and on the Amicus Committee of California Women Lawyers.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Family Violence Appellate Project, and previously served as Co-President of FVAP’s New Leadership Council.  She appears on radio, television, panels, and podcasts to discuss breaking issues of appellate and constitutional law, and writes articles for The Recorder, Daily Journal, California Litigation Review, and other legal publications.  

 


T. Peter Pierce, Esq.
Certified Appellate Specialist
Richards, Watson & Gershon

T. Peter Pierce is a shareholder specializing in writs and appeals. Mr. Pierce, a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, is certified as a specialist in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer in appellate law in seven of the eight years from 2009 to 2016. 

Mr. Pierce represents public agencies and private clients across a broad range of cases involving business disputes, land use and zoning, inverse condemnation, constitutional law, telecommunications law, fair housing law, redevelopment dissolution, elections law, CEQA and other areas. He has litigated cases at the merits stage before the Supreme Court of the United States and the California Supreme Court. Mr. Pierce frequently appears before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the many divisions of the California Court of Appeal.

Mr. Pierce served on the California State Bar Appellate Law Advisory Commission from 2011 to 2014. He is a past Chair of the California State Bar Standing Committee on Appellate Courts on which he served from 2006-2010. Mr. Pierce is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s appellate courts section.

Mr. Pierce is a contributing author of the following CEB treaties: 

California Civil Appellate Practice (3d ed.)

California Civil Writ Practice (4th ed.)

California Administrative Mandamus (3d ed.)

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Pierce serves on the Board of Governors of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles. He is an avid triathlete and in each of the last four years completed a 549-mile, seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, raising over ,000 for charity in the process. He competed in and finished his first half-ironman triathlon in Utah in May 2015. 

Immediately following law school, Mr. Pierce served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marcel Livaudais, Jr. on the United States District Court in New Orleans.

Before attending law school, Mr. Pierce was a broadcast journalist.


Gary A. Watt, Esq.
Partner
Hanson Bridgett

Gary A. Watt is a partner with Hanson Bridgett, working out of the San Francisco and Walnut Creek offices. Gary is a State Bar certified appellate specialist, and chair of the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s appellate practice section. In additional to handling civil appeals and writs in both the state and federal appellate courts. Gary’s practice include dispositive motions such as SLAPP, summary judgment, and post-trial motions.

Gary has been on the faculty at U.C. Hastings College of Law since 2001 teaching various appellate law courses, and serves as the director of U.S. Hastings’ Ninth Circuit clinical program: the Hastings Appellate Project. As director, Gary supervises law students in the pro bono legal representation of otherwise unrepresented appellants. Since its founding seven years ago, the Hastings Appellate Project has obtained reversal in over half of its appeals. Gary is a frequent lecturer at MCLE presentations throughout the Bay Area, participating in several programs every year. He is also an avid contributor to the Daily Journal and The Recorder, with well over 50 published articles to date. 


Don Willenburg, Esq.
Partner
Gordon Rees

Don Willenburg is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s Oakland and San Francisco offices, and leader of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group.  He is past chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and presently chair of the amicus briefs committee of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada. Mr. Willenburg has extensive experience in appeals and writs in a variety of substantive areas of the law, including asbestos and silica litigation; employment; construction; bankruptcy and financial reorganizations; insurance coverage disputes; and entertainment and intellectual property transactions.

Mr. Willenburg has guest lectured at the University of Southern California and Pepperdine Law Schools, and has served as a moot court justice at a number of law schools in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He has volunteered as judge pro tem and as a Penal Code section 1524 special master.


Greg E. Wolff, Esq.
Supervising Judicial Attorney
California Supreme Court

A seasoned career court attorney, Greg Wolff has been a judicial attorney in both the Court of Appeal in Los Angeles and at the California Supreme Court for more than twenty five years.  He currently is a Supervising Judicial Attorney at the California Supreme Court.  As Supervisor of the Appellate Section of the Criminal Branch of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and in the Appellate Section of the Civil Branch, Mr. Wolff has briefed and argued over 350 appeals and 100 writ proceedings.  He has been an Adjunct Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law since 2000, where he teaches Moot Court and Legal Writing & Research.  In 1977, Mr. Wolff received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, where he was an editor of the law review.


Fees

Register by December 17th and save $25 on each registration with the Early Bird rate!

Registration fees are per person.

Individual: $425
Early Bird registration $399

Group: $399 per person for 2 or more from the same company pre-registering at the same time
Early Bird registration $380

Government employee/Non-Profit* Rate: $375
Early Bird registration $350

Law Students/paralegals*: $235 (current JD students only)
Early Bird registration $210

 

Program materials:

We’ve gone green.  Registration fees include an electronic copy of your handbook emailed one week in advance of the program.  Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see it by then.

If you prefer, you may order a hard copy of the handout to be provided the day of the program for $25. To do so, please be sure to check the box when you register. If you want a hard copy, you must order it when you register; there will not be any available for purchase the day of the program.

** Legal Aid/Non-Profit attorneys are those attorneys employed by Legal Aid/Non-Profit firms. It does not include attorneys who have their own practice, or are employed by law firms, that volunteer their time for non-profit causes or take on pro-bono cases. Full and partial scholarships may be available to a limited number of non-profit/Legal Aid attorneys, based upon registration. Please call (877) 858-3848 to discuss or email your request to info@pincusproed.com.

 

CLE Credits

CA General:  This program is approved for 6.5 units of general CLE in California.

CA Certified Legal Specialist:  This program is approved for 6.5 units of Certified Legal Specialist CLE in California in Appellate Law.

NJ General: The LIVE session of this course is approved, under New Jersey’s CLE Approved Jurisdiction policy, for 6.5 CLE units. Pincus Professional Education is a CA Accredited Provider, which is a NJ approved jurisdiction. See the New Jersey State CLE Board Regulations and Guidelines for further information.

NY General: The LIVE session of this course is approved, under New York’s CLE Approved Jurisdiction policy, for 6.5 CLE units. Pincus Professional Education is a CA Accredited Provider, which is a NY approved jurisdiction. See Section 6 of the New York State CLE Board Regulations and Guidelines for further information.

This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above.  Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above.

Terms & Refund Policies

Recording policy: No audio or video recording of any program is permitted.

Seminar Cancellations: Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please inform us in writing no later than 14 days prior to the event and a credit voucher will be issued. If you prefer, a refund, less a $50 non-refundable deposit, will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of an event. However, if you notify us within 14 days of an event, and wish to convert your in-person attendance registration to an Audio CD package (with handout), we can do so. A small additional shipping charge, and sales tax in CA, will be incurred. No shipping charge is incurred for downloads. We will also issue a voucher for the amount paid if you notify us within 14 days and prefer not to have the audio recording.

Substitutions may be made at any time.

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Pincus Professional Education has gathered an all-star panel again for its 3rd Annual Appellate Conference coming to San Francisco on January 26, 2018 and Los Angeles on February 2, 2018.

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