Finz Case Law Monthly Updates on Torts and Employment Law (CA)

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With Finz Case Law Updates, you stay current on the latest published appellate opinions in California (and Federal cases) covering Torts and Employment law – once a month, all year long.

Started in 1992, Finz is one of the oldest and most respected monthly audio case summary services in operation in California.

Finz Case Law Updates captures the most important recently published appellate cases from the prior month.  Each month Professor Pat Cain, Santa Clara University School of Law, carefully selects, reviews, analyzes and summarizes each case, and then records that information in a unique and interesting oral narrative, so you can listen to your monthly updates whenever and wherever you want.  You can receive your updates via download or CD.

Professor Cain’s analysis always includes a discussion about how the newly published case impacts existing case law and statues and the potential impact on your practice and clients as well.

In only one hour per month, Finz gives you what you need to argue or settle your cases with the most current case law in California.

You stay ahead of the game and ahead of opposing counsel, and Finz makes sure you are not surprised by the other side.

As an added benefit, you can also claim one California CLE credit per issue (live or self-study), so that’s 12 CLE units per year for only $525 – $535 per year!

And for those of you that are Certified Specialists in Appellate Law, Finz is approved for California Certified Specialist CLE in Appellate Law as well.

What’s more, Finz subscribers receive a 10% discount on all Pincus Professional Education seminars (which pays for Finz entirely pretty quickly when you purchase Pincus programs).

Finz is available as a monthly download or CD. 



What You Will Learn

Our monthly case law updates cover the prior month’s most important published cases related to Torts and Employment law.

Each issue includes a printed case list, with citations to the cases discussed, as well as citations to any prior case law or statutes discussed in the analysis.



Faith Pincus has carried on the Finz tradition admirably.  Professor Pat Cain, the current “voice” of the monthly CDs case summaries, is knowledgeable, insightful and easy to listen to.  I have found her analyses and insights very valuable.

As well, it’s the easiest and least expensive 12 hours of MCLE per year, out there!

Hon. David W. Long
Judge of the Superior Court (Ret.)


Professor Patricia Cain
Inez Mabie Distinguished Professor of Law
Santa Clara Law

Professor Patricia Cain is the Inez Mabie Distinguished Professor of Law at Santa Clara Law.  Before joining the SCU faculty in 2007, she served as Vice Provost and Aliber Family Chair in Law at the University of Iowa. She was a member of the faculty at the University of Texas for 17 years before moving to the University of Iowa College of Law in 1991. She also held the H.O. Head Centennial Professor in Real Property Law at the University of Texas (1990-91). A member of the American Law Institute, and a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, she has also served on the board of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and is a past president of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT). She is currently serving as Treasurer of SALT. She is a frequent lecturer for Continuing Legal Education on topics ranging from taxation to torts. She has published more than 50 law review articles as well as several book chapters, treatises, and books including Rainbow Rights: The Role of Lawyers and Co urts In the Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights Movement (Westview Press 2000); and Sexuality Law, 2nd Edition (with Arthur S. Leonard) (Carolina Academic Press 2009). She is currently working on a torts casebook with co-author, Jean C. Love, Sutro Professor of Law, Santa Clara University. Professor Cain received her A.B. degree from Vassar College and her J.D. degree from the University of Georgia. 



12 month subscription, issued once per month:

CD format:  $535 plus CA sales tax and a one time shipping charge of $20.00 for the year.
Download format: $525

Added subscriber bonus: Annual subscribers have online access to all prior monthly issues beginning with 2010.


CLE Credit

Your $525 – 535 per year gets you, in addition to quality case summaries and analysis, 12 CLE units in California per year as follows:


Every monthly issue of Finz qualifies for:

California General CLE: 1.0 Self-study or Participatory unit of General CLE credit in California

California Certified Legal Specialist Credit in Appellate Law: 1.0 Self-study good through five years after the month the program was recorded or 1.0 Participatory good through two years after the month the program was recorded.

Total available self-study credit per year is 12 units.

For Participatory CLE Credit/ Certificates, email us the CLE Verification Codes Professor Cain announces in each issue and we will email you a participatory CLE Certificate.  You do not need a certificate for self-study as you attest to the bar on their honor system, however, we are happy to provide you with one for your records if you like.


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Downloads/CDs/DVDs – Refund policy:

Downloads are non-returnable/non-refundable once purchased and received. Tapes, CDs and DVDs are returnable for a full refund or replacement if defective, within 90 days of purchase.


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