Fed Court Boot Camp Conference (13th Annual): How to Practice in Federal Court (CA)

Audio program! (check our CLE Programs page for live versions)

For more than a decade, our Federal Court Boot Camp has taught thousands of attorneys about the ins-and-outs of Federal Court. The program is both a litigation primer and a primer for litigating in Federal Court.

Attendees have rated our faculty so highly that many of the faculty return to teach year after year (and some have taught every single year).

This litigation CLE course will walk you through the essential components and tasks involved in your case, from start to finish.  You’ll learn both the rules and tasks, as well as the skills and techniques, you need to be a more effective litigator in Federal Court.

Our faculty also includes District Court and Magistrate Judges with the Federal Court, throughout California, as well as career law clerks who can provide you a unique perspective and an inside look at what the court wants and does not want when you practice there.

Take a look at our detailed agenda and see why our Federal Court Boot Camp CLE program is the best in the state.

This program was recorded in 2017.


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What You Will Learn

Complaint and Answer Advice and Strategies

  • Comparison between state and federal
  • Strategy

Case Scheduling and the Case Management Conference in Federal Court
Rule 12 Motions (all, not just 12(b)(6)
Discovery & eDiscovery

  • 2015 Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure
    • Scope of discovery / proportionality
    • Requests for production and responses
    • Failure to preserve / sanctions
    • How courts have interpreted them
  • E-discovery
    • Overview and considerations
    • Sources and preservation
    • Authentication
    • Federal Rule of Evidence 502

Depo Strategies

  • Federal v. State differences
  • Strategy
  • Deciding whom to depose
  • Taking good depositions
  • Making effective use of depositions at trial

Oral Argument Tips and Other Insights

  • Why it still matters
  • What judges hate/want
  • Practitioner prep – how to prepare properly
  • Tips and mistakes not to make
  • What do you do if a tentative has been issued
  • Being persuasive

Drafting and Replying to Motions for Summary Judgment

Heading to Trial

  • Trial Briefs
  • Pretrial Statement
  • Pretrial Conference and Order (FRCP 16)

Pre-Trial Matters

  • Client & Witness Preparation
  • Your Jury Questionnaire and Voir Dire Tips
  • Jury Instructions – pitfalls & best practices
  • Jury Verdict Forms – pitfalls & best practices
  • Motions in Limine

Trial Presentation

  • Opening Statements
  • Introduction of Exhibits
  • Direct and Cross-Examinations
    • Purpose, audience and format requirements
    • Basic direct examination skills
    • Basic cross examination skills
    • When and how to make appropriate objections
  • Evidentiary Objections
  • Preserving the Record for Appeal
  • Closing Arguments

Post-Trial Motions
Final Q/A


“Great program! Really informative!” –Deborah Gettleman, Esq.

“I’m new to Federal Court. [This program] offered a good introduction.” – Katherine Broderick, Esq.

“Invaluable to have the judge’s advice and opinions. Wish she could have stayed all day.” –Genevieve Coyle, Esq.

“The speakers were generally good at recognizing the variety of lawyers in the audience.” –Phyra McCandless, Esq.


“Overall good experience.” –Shahio Monzoo, Esq.

“Appreciated the FRCP updates: this was the best part of the program.”

“I am fully satisfied. This was a great primer for practicing in Federal Court. This was one of the best seminars that I’ve been to in my 13 years of practicing law. It makes me want to never go to state court ever again.” – Richard Jefferson, Esq.

“Very good, candid advice.” – Daniel Zarchy, Esq.

“I really enjoyed the program and the speakers. Having a judicial clerk was also extremely valuable.” – Dana Ulise, Esq.

“I enjoyed the practical nature of the presentation and the back and forth discussion. The panel put together was an excellent combination of different experiences. I loved hearing from the Judges, who were both practitioners, the clerk who generally deals with the various motions, and the various attorneys from both sides [plaintiff and defense].” – Cynthia D. Vargas, Esq.

“I practice class action law, so I enjoyed hearing about [the speaker’s] experience.”

“The panelists covered every important topic in-depth. Thank you for having this seminar!” – Ari Kaufman, Esq.

“It was a great refresher on the federal rules and the panelists had great anecdotes from personal experience. My federal practice is heating up so a refresher was needed.” Page Allinson, Esq.

“This was one of the most interesting, helpful and useful MCLE programs I have ever attended! Good coverage of practical topics.” – Harvie Schrieber, Esq.

“Great speakers. I thoroughly enjoyed the information.” – Marty Nicholson, Esq.

“Completely satisfied. This was outstanding!” – Nancy Woods, Esq.

“Great presentation! Very informative!” – Kari Martin Higgins, Esq.

“Good review and  run-down of the issues.” – Daniel Marsh, Esq.

“All the faculty were top notch – very professional and informative and competent.” – Paul Carreras, Esq.

“Very happy. Not many CLE’s specialize in federal law. I wish I had taken this course earlier!”

“Motions presentation was worth the entire price. Humor works! Anecdotes were great!”

“This was a good re-introduction; Very informative and insightful for someone looking to learn the ins & outs of Federal Court.” – Eric Wills, Esq.

“This was a well-done presentation. Very informative.” – Philip John Downs Jr, Esq.

“The entire panel did a great job and delivered well.” Tom Borchard, Esq.

“I was very satisfied!” Courtney Arbucci, Esq.

“Great CLE.” James Howard, Esq.

“I am no longer afraid to practice in federal court.”

“Appreciate that everything advertised is what I got.”

“Great information, very helpful.” – Oianka McElmurry, Esq.

“Thank you. Another excellent program.”

“I practice in federal court regularly and was hoping to get some practice tips to improve my representation and also to confirm or correct the lessons I have learned in practice – the program did exactly that.”

“If this faculty is an example of Pincus, I’ll always attend. Great work!”

“The information was helpful and the materials (checklists in particular) will be useful here on out.”

“Great job. Very informative and well presented.” – Jonathan T. Dawson, Esq.

“Outlines were extremely effective.”

“Best CLE course I have ever attended!”

“Good recap of basics of federal practice with useful pointers. Proper depth given the breadth of subjects.” –Matthew Roman, Esq.

“I am a new lawyer. This was a great course to help put many things in focus. Gave me great advice.” – Jeshawna R. Harrell, Esq.

“Highly satisfied. Hearing from multiple clerks was helpful.” – Tim O’Connor, Esq.

“Very satisfied – gave me what I wanted. Basic info with strategic uses.” – Joseph Charles, Esq.

“Excellent.” – Megan Irish, Esq.

“I enjoyed the individual tips, stories & examples – makes it easier to remember procedures.”

“A great primer for both new and experienced attorneys.” – Peter Ton, Esq.

“Great program. Law clerks’ views are most valuable.”

“What a great concept to have the clerks conduct the seminar! So informative!” – Neyleen Beljajev, Esq.

“Excellent balance of substantive information, personal observations & idiosyncrasies of bench potentially relevant to practitioners.”

“Overall, I was very pleased with this program. It is definitely worth the money and travel!” – Christina Milligan

“All excellent speakers – both in content and delivery.”

“Very practical information. Very helpful for negotiating the federal arena.” – Helene Friedman, Esq.

“Great Job! An excellent course. Informative presentations!”

“Very good program – the law clerk perspective should be heard by all lawyers.”

“Great practical advice.”

“I learned more about federal court civil procedure than any other class I have taken.”

“Each speaker gave great examples…and I appreciated the fact that there were attorneys representing the plaintiff side and the defense side. I appreciated the insight of both judges. It was great to have them attend! This is a great seminar for Federal Court beginners or a refresher for seasoned veterans in Federal Court.” – Nicol Dennewitz, Paralegal


Los Angeles Faculty:

Hon. Virginia A. Phillips
Chief District Judge
United States District Court, Central District of California

Chief Judge Phillips was appointed to the United States District Court for the Central District of California by President Clinton on November 15, 1999.

Judge Phillips graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Riverside and received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in 1982.

Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Phillips was a partner in Best, Best & Krieger.  She has served in leadership roles with various bar and community organizations, including the Inland Counties Federal Bar Association.  She was appointed to the Ninth Circuit Jury Trial Improvement Committee at its formation in 2002, and served as Chair of the Committee from 2008 to 2011.

Hon. Karen Stevenson
Magistrate Judge
United States District Court, Central District of California

Hon. Karen L. Stevenson is a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Central District of California.  Before her appointment  to the bench on August 10, 2015, Judge Stevenson was Of Counsel with Buchalter Nemer, where she specialized in complex business litigation and insurance defense.  During her career as a litigator and trial lawyer, she was a frequent speaker on e-discovery and data security.  A member of the L.A. County Bar Association Litigation Section Executive Committee, she is also a former Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, Litigation News publications.  In 2015, Ms. Stevenson was named by Savoy Magazine as one of nation’s most influential Black attorneys.  She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School (with distinction), an M.A. in European History from Oxford University, England where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and is  Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Virginia Milstead, Esq.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Virginia F. Milstead is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Ms. Milstead has a broad commercial litigation practice, representing clients in both federal and state courts, with a particular emphasis on securities and takeover litigation, director misconduct and related claims. She has represented clients in matters involving federal securities laws, duties of corporate directors, civil RICO, unfair business practices, and various other contract and tort claims.

Ms. Milstead has been a speaker at various conferences and bar groups. In addition to speaking at events hosted by the Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices and Business and Corporations Law sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, she has participated in seminars related to practice in federal court, including serving as a panelist at the Third Annual William French Lecture at Pepperdine University School of Law, featuring retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; and on three occasions she has been a panelist at the Byrne Judicial Clerkship Institute.  Ms. Milstead also has organized and conducted new lawyer training related to class actions.

Ms. Milstead is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., 2004, summa cum laude), and was Literary and Citation Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review.

Gary A. Praglin, Esq.

Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy

Gary A. Praglin was born and raised in Los Angeles.  He has been a Plaintiffs’ lawyer for 38 years.  He earned his B.A. in English Literature from UCLA in 1978 and his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles in 1981.  Over the years, Gary has represented literally thousands of clients, sometimes second generations of the same family.

Over his career, Gary has helped recover nearly one billion dollars in jury verdicts and settlements for his clients.  Many of Gary’s cases have been complex groundwater cases against corporate polluters, like Gary’s PG&E case, which became the subject of the hit movie Erin Brockovich.  Gary worked full time, start to finish, on all of the PG&E cases, spanning more than 10 years.  Gary has handled numerous mass tort cases over the past 25 years.  Besides environmental, other notable areas of practice have been Tobacco litigation, auto accidents, product liability and medical malpractice.  Before coming to CPM, Gary was a partner at a prominent Los Angeles plaintiffs litigation firm for 36 years.

Ian P. Samson, Esq.

Panish Shea & Boyle

Ian Samson is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who represents clients in catastrophic injury matters, whistleblower litigation, class actions, professional liability cases, and commercial litigation.  Innovative, tireless, and always willing to go the extra mile for his clients, Ian is a zealous and devoted advocate who has gone toe-to-toe with some of the most highly-regarded law firms in the nation.  Equally comfortable arguing a specific point of law to a federal court judge as he is explaining the big picture to a state court jury, Ian uses every aspect of his experience to get the best possible result for his clients.

Ian was born and raised in Phoenix and attended college in Seattle, where he played drums in a rock band.  He moved to San Francisco for law school and graduated in the top of his class at University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  During law school he clerked for a complex plaintiffs’ firm, helped write briefs for the United States Supreme Court and other appellate courts at Public Justice, a consumer advocacy group, and externed for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Ian began his legal career working as a litigation associate at Girard Gibbs LLP in San Francisco.  Moving to Los Angeles in 2013, Ian joined Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack, a renowned plaintiffs’ firm made famous by the PG&E chromium-6 matter portrayed in the blockbuster movie Erin Brockovich.  Ian practiced at EL&L until 2017, when he joined Stalwart Law Group.

Ian is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, and Public Justice.  He was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2013.

Larry Steinberg
Buchalter, A Professional Corporation

Larry Steinberg is Chair of the firm’s Multi-Level Marketing Practice Group. He focuses his practice on complex business litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of civil litigation.

During his 30-year career, Mr. Steinberg has handled a wide variety of matters, focusing his practice on claims involving intellectual property (including copyright, trademark, false advertising, unfair competition, and trade secrets), disputes pertaining to multilevel marketing and the direct sales industry, disputes involving the entertainment and apparel industries, and partnership and corporate disputes. Though believing that a negotiated settlement is often in the client’s best interests, Mr. Steinberg is a litigator who, when appropriate, takes cases to trial, having had dozens of bench trials, jury trials, appeals and arbitrations in state and federal courts around the country.

Leadership in Bar and Community Activities

Mr. Steinberg currently serves as a Lawyer Representative to the Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and is a member of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He is a former President of the Los Angeles Copyright Society and served as a longtime member of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Steinberg has also been active in community affairs, serving as a board member, officer, and president of Public Counsel, the largest pro bono public interest law firm in the country, and is a former member of the board of directors of the Inner City Law Center. He is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Executive Committee of the Entertainment Law, and the Intellectual Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Mr. Steinberg is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in the area of Commercial Litigation by American Lawyer Media in conjunction with Martindale Hubbell. He has also been selected by Super Lawyer Magazine as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers since 2007. Mr. Steinberg has been elected into the Chancery Club of Los Angeles, an organization whose membership is composed of distinguished lawyers who are active in professional, civic, and philanthropic organizations.

Speaking and Writing

Mr. Steinberg writes and lectures widely on false advertising law, unfair competition, copyright, entertainment law issues, and unfair competition law. He has spoken at programs sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute, Mealey’s, Bridgeport Continuing Education, Promotions Marketing Association, and the Los Angeles Copyright Society, among others. Mr. Steinberg was selected to participate as a trial lawyer in the annual program sponsored by the State Bar of California entitled “Champions of the Courtroom: The Masters in Action.”

Laurie E. Smith, Esq.
Career Law Clerk
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Laurie Smith is a career law clerk for the Honorable John F. Walter, U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California. Prior to that, Ms. Smith litigated at several law firms in Northern and Southern California. Ms. Smith served as Managing Editor for the Virginia Tax Review Law Journal and is a 1996 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.

Edward Patrick Swan, Jr., Esq.
Jones Day

With over 35 years as an experienced trial lawyer, Pat Swan represents clients in complex civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Pat has handled complicated commercial cases, including business disputes, antitrust, copyright, unfair business practice, trade secrets, securities fraud, and products liability. He has also been responsible for the defense of nationwide class actions, complex arbitrations, and criminal investigations and prosecutions. Pat served as a federal criminal prosecutor for over seven years and has substantial grand jury, jury trial, and appellate experience.

As lead counsel, Pat has tried to conclusion numerous civil and criminal cases. He has also successfully litigated and resolved significant matters involving alleged insider trading, attempted monopolization, health care fraud, tortious breach of contract and consumer class actions. He is currently defending, among other cases, a nationwide civil RICO action seeking over billion in damages, an action to rescind a million real estate transaction, and several ongoing government investigations involving allegations of civil and/or criminal wrongdoing.

Pat serves on the board of the San Diego County Bar Foundation, and serves on the board and is an officer of Pro Kids | The First Tee of San Diego. He devotes time annually to pro bono activities, and is an active member of various local, state and national legal and bar organizations. Pat is currently on the Advisory Board of Best Lawyers®.

San Francisco Faculty:

Hon. Jacqueline Scott Corley
Magistrate Judge
United States District Court, Northern District of California

Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley has presided over a variety of civil cases at all stages of the proceedings, from motions to dismiss through jury trial. She has also served as a settlement judge in nearly every type of federal litigation.

Just prior to her 2011 appointment to the Court, Judge Corley was a partner at Kerr & Wagstaffe, LLP in San Francisco as a civil litigator with an emphasis on federal practice. She represented individuals, government entities, and institutions as plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters that included trademark, copyright, patent, constitutional law, defamation, malicious prosecution, class actions, contract and probate.

From 1998 through 2009 Judge Corley served as a career law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Breyer. She also served on the Northern District of California Alternative Dispute Resolution mediation and early neutral evaluation panels from 2006 through her appointment.

Judge Corley received her undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, where she was an editor and Articles Chair of the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Keeton of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She then practiced complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense at Goodwin, Procter LLP in Boston and was a litigation associate at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP in San Francisco before joining Judge Breyer in 1998. 

Benjamin W. Berkowitz, Esq.
Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP

Mr. Berkowitz litigates high-stakes business and intellectual property disputes on behalf of clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to Silicon Valley startups. His practice focuses on helping clients in three core areas: intellectual property litigation, complex business disputes, and government investigations. Mr. Berkowitz is an experienced litigator and an aggressive advocate who has won numerous civil and criminal cases, including as lead counsel in more than a half-dozen jury trials. He also has a track record of winning cases early in litigation and before trial though effective motion practice. He handles cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He also provides counseling and advice on pre-litigation disputes that may enable successful resolution before litigation.

Mr. Berkowitz speaks frequently on topics relating to complex commercial litigation and intellectual property law. 

Mr. Berkowitz received his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review. After graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Chaya M. Mandelbaum, Esq.
Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP

Chaya M. Mandelbaum is a Partner at Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP where he represents employees in individual and class action litigation and negotiations across the spectrum of employment law. He has extensive experience in wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, harassment and leave of absence matters. 

Mr. Mandelbaum also serves as Chair of the California Fair Employment and Housing Council.  He was appointed to the position by California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and his appointment was confirmed by the California Senate.  The Council promulgates regulations related to employment and housing discrimination.  It also holds hearings on civil rights issues confronting the state.

Mr. Mandelbaum is a Contributing Editor of The Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide: Employment Litigation and is a Co-Author of the Employment Law chapter of The Recorder’s California Business Litigation book.  He previously served as a Member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California’s Labor and Employment Law Section. 

Before joining Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, Mr. Mandelbaum was a Senior Litigation Counsel at Sanford Heisler.  At Sanford Heisler, he represented employees in class actions involving wage and hour, discrimination and other civil rights claims.

Previously, Mr. Mandelbaum was a Trial Attorney in the Office of the Solicitor for the United States Department of Labor.  In that capacity, he successfully represented the Secretary of Labor in numerous significant enforcement actions, including a multi-million dollar wage and penalty recovery based on violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  He obtained successful results in both jury and bench trials during his tenure.  As a result, Mr. Mandelbaum was a recipient of the 2011 Federal Executive Board’s Service Award and the 2011 Secretary of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award. 

Prior to his tenure at the Department of Labor, Mr. Mandelbaum worked in the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, where he represented employers in matters involving wage and hour, employment discrimination and labor relations. 

Mr. Mandelbaum is a graduate, cum laude, of the University of Michigan Law School. He received his undergraduate education at the University of California, San Diego.

Laurie E. Smith, Esq.
Career Law Clerk
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Laurie Smith is a career law clerk for the Honorable John F. Walter, U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California. Prior to that, Ms. Smith litigated at several law firms in Northern and Southern California. Ms. Smith served as Managing Editor for the Virginia Tax Review Law Journal and is a 1996 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.

Robert M. Wilson, Esq.
Law Offices of Robert M. Wilson

Robert Wilson recently opened his own practice at the Law Offices of Robert M. Wilson.   His practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, professional negligence and complex business litigation in both state and federal court.  Mr. Wilson graduated from the University of Colorado in 1979, and received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1983.  Mr. Wilson has trial experience in both state and federal court, including complex white-collar criminal matters.  He has appellate experience in the Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.  The Chief Judge for the Eastern District of California recently appointed Mr. Wilson to serve as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit.

From 1986 through 1993, Mr. Wilson practiced with Segal & Kirby, initially as an associate and later as a partner. In 1993, Mr. Wilson formed his own firm and continued to represent individuals and business clients targeted in criminal investigations, and collateral civil, regulatory and administrative actions. Mr. Wilson has a longstanding interest in technology and the internet, and was an Advisory Board member to FindLaw.com, a legal internet research portal which was eventually acquired by Thomson/West.

Prior to starting his own practice Bob was a member of Kimball & Wilson LLP as a partner and served as the Executive Director of Sacramento Child Advocates, Inc., a non-profit law firm which served the 3000-plus children in foster care in Sacramento County.

Jee Young You, Esq.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Jee Young You is a litigator who represents institutional and individual clients in class actions and other high-stakes commercial lawsuits. Over the past ten years, Ms. You has represented a wide range of clients, including large financial institutions, corporate officers, high technology companies, and food and beverage companies. Ms. You has broad experience in a variety of areas, including securities fraud, consumer protection and banking regulations (FCRA, FDCPA, FTC Act § 5, Regulation B, UDAP), class actions and civil rights. Additionally, she has experience with regulatory, compliance and investigative matters involving the OCC, the CFPB, the DOJ, and state attorneys general.

Ms. You maintains an active pro bono practice representing indigent individuals and public interest groups in civil rights matters, with a focus on LGBTQ, immigration, and benefits rights. She filed several amicus briefs in high-profile cases such as In re Marriage Cases and Perry v. Schwarzenegger before the California Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and the US District Court for the District of California. Recently, she filed an action to enjoin the disruption of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamp) benefits in the event of a government shutdown. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. You was counsel at an international law firm, and was seconded to the in-house legal department of JPMorgan Chase Consumer & Community Banking, where she was a member of the Chase Initiatives investigations and regulatory enforcement group.

At Arnold & Porter, Ms. You has helped cultivate the WomenConnect program, which provides a forum for San Francisco Bay Area women lawyers and senior-level clients to network and learn from  each other. She is also the President of the Harvard Law School Association of Northern California.

Ms. You is proficient in spoken and written Korean.




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CLE Credit

CA General:  This program is approved for 7.5 units of general CLE in California.

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.

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May 5, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA

May 12, 2017  |  San Francisco, CA