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Litigation Bonds Demystified (With Other Alternatives Presented) (WEB)

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

When do you need a bond in litigation? How do you get one? What are they anyway? How does the process work? Enforcement? Challenges? These are all questions attorneys ask themselves if they haven’t had to use bonds much in the past.

Why listen to this webinar?

If you are seeking or resisting an injunction, a writ of attachment, a lis pendens, a mechanics lien, a stay of enforcement on appeal, or involved in any other matter requiring a bond or undertaking, you will learn practical tips for obtaining or invalidating the bond or undertaking.

And, with appeals, even the best appeal can be useless if the prevailing party enforces the judgment while the appeal is pending. Learn how to make that happen, or keep it from happening.

If you’d like to learn more about this topic, please take a lunch break and join us at this webinar on August 4th at noon – or order the recording below.

This program was recorded in 2016.

What You Will Learn

Bonds and Undertakings in California Civil Litigation

  • What are they?
    • Difference between bond and undertaking
    • Some definitions
    • State vs. federal practice
  • When do you need one?
    • Injunctions
    • Lis pendens
    • Certain types of actions
    • Stay enforcement
    • Money judgment
    • Judgment for “costs only”
    • Court-set bonds
  • Other statutes
  • How do you get one?
    • How commercial surety companies work
    • Qualifications
    • Procedure
  • Alternatives to bonds
    • Personal sureties
    • Deposits in court
  • Challenging sufficiency of bond or undertaking
  • Enforcing liability on bond or undertaking

Testimonials

“This was a concise and useful seminar. The speakers did a great job of simplifying the topic while flagging areas of concern.” – Gina Botwinick, Esq.

Faculty

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


William R. Hanley, Jr.
Vice President
Jurisco

William Hanley is the Vice President of Jurisco Court Surety. He serves as the head underwriter for all court bonds (non probate) in Western US and is responsible for Business Development and West Coast Growth.

Jurisco has lead the nation in Surety bond and surety bond issues for over 25 years, they have assisted in writing legislation that has helped updated the legal system’s standards regarding bonding requirements.


Fees

Audio Course and Materials Package – CD or Download: $169

CD: plus $7.50 shipping and, in CA, sales tax.

 

CLE Credit

CA General:  This program is approved for 1.5 units of general CLE in California.
CA Certified Legal Specialist:  This program is approved for 1.5 units of Certified Legal Specialist CLE in California in Appellate Law.

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 and 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.

Webinars, Tele-seminars and Webcast Cancellations: Once log-in codes and passwords are issued for a webinar, tele-seminars or webcasts, a refund is not possible. If for any reason you cannot attend the event after you have received the codes, we will automatically convert your registration to an instant streaming/instant download or CD format and provide you with the information you need to access the recording after the program concludes and the recording is available.  Conversions to CD require a $7.50 shipping fee, and in CA, 9% sales tax.

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.

 

$169.00 each

If you are seeking or resisting an injunction, a writ of attachment, a lis pendens, a mechanics lien, a stay of enforcement on appeal, or involved in any other matter requiring a bond or undertaking, you will learn practical tips for obtaining or invalidating the bond or undertaking. Recorded in 2016.

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