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Monterey 
October 10th to 12th
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

10:45 a.m. – 12 noon ⁠— General Session

[1] Professional Responsibility in California: Past, Present and Future

California Lawyers Association Ethics Committee

Lawyers in California have experienced significant changes in the past couple of years. New Rules of Professional Conduct became effective November 1, 2018. The State Bar of California spun out the Sections and Young Lawyers Association in order to focus exclusively on public protection. This presentation will introduce California Lawyers Associations new Legal Ethics Committee and explore what these changes, and others, portend for the practice of law in California.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

Speakers: Alison Buchanan, Rachelle Cohen, Karen Goodman, David Majchrzak, Neil Wertlieb (moderator)

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Session

[2] Recent Developments Affecting Partnership and Limited Liability

Business Law Section

This program will survey development in law and regulations that affect partnerships, limited liability companies and limited partnerships operating in California. It will include a summary of some of the matters published by the PLLC committee as well as other recent developments. The program will include discussions such as the characterizations of partnership interests as securities, piercing the veil for singular and multiple member LLC’s and the LLC guide.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[3] Pathways to Achieving Judicial Diversity

Judicial Council ⁠— Co-sponsored with California Lawyers Association Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Diversifying the profession and our bench is critical for all Californians. Join the Judicial Council session with judicial and legal panelists to learn more about the new Judicial Diversity Toolkit, how you can partner with local courts in your community, and how to best position yourself on the road to judicial appointment.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society

[4] Big Concerns with Big Data

Intellectual Property Law Section

The expansion of the Internet, e-commerce, and storage capacity combined with powerful analytics has resulted in the collection and analysis of “big data.” For businesses, the data lends itself to competitive advantage. Businesses benefit through better understanding of consumer preferences and trends, and they are willing to pay handsomely. However, it also leads to big problems regarding intellectual property, compliance, and licensing. The president of a media company and an IP business attorney will explore how big data is collected, packaged, sold and subsequently utilized.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[5] The Impact of the #MeToo Movement on Employment Laws, Investigations, Practices, Policies and Litigation

Labor and Employment Law Section

Co-Sponsored with The State Bar of California, Lawyers’ Assistance Program

Sexual harassment in the workplace is nothing new, but now it is in the spotlight. Have complaints increased? Have your policies or practices changed? Should they? How are investigations used in litigation? How do you handle settlements? This session delves into the process, pitfalls, and consequences that can follow claims of sexual harassment in this new era.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society

[6] Wellness Strategies for the Legal Community

California Lawyers Association – Lawyering Skills

Discuss how prevalent substance abuse and mental health issues are among attorneys. Learn how substance use and mental health issues impairs attorneys’ ability to perform legal services competently. Lastly, this panel will describe the signs and symptoms of addiction, depression, anxiety, and stress, and provides information on the Lawyer Assistance Program and other resources available to attorneys.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Competence Issues

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Session

[7] Ethical Issues and Pitfalls for Nonprofit Boards and Their Advisors

Business Law Section

This presentation focuses on the following issues in advising nonprofit organizations: identifying who is the client, avoiding representation of adverse interests, payment of fees by a third party and competency and independent judgment.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[8] Representing Victims in Court of Cyber Exploitation

Intellectual Property Law Section

Cyber Exploitation (aka Revenge Porn) is a growing legal problem. Learn about state and federal legal responses to the problem and how to counsel clients in addressing revenge porn issues through civil and criminal enforcement.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[9] A Review of Recent Private Attorney General Act Case Law

Litigation Section — Co-Sponsored with Labor and Employment Law Section

Once a peripheral aspect of California wage and hour litigation, Private Attorney General Act cases have come center-stage. This presentation will cover key recent decisions of the California courts (federal and state) and offer practical takeaways for employment litigators on both sides of the “v,” and neutrals. Learn how to identify open questions that remain in this fast-developing area of the law, and how appellate courts might handle these issues in future cases.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[10] Navigating the Adjudicative Hearing Process Before the Office of Administrative Hearings

Public Law Section

Various types of hearing, including those disciplining certain professionals licensed in California, are adjudicated by administrative law judges (ALJs) at the Office of Administrative Hearings. The client’s success at these hearings will depend on attorney’s ability to navigate the administrative hearing process. At this session, ALJs will share their perspectives, resources, and practical tips critical to increasing success at adjudicative hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[11] Litigating and Mediating Your Construction Dispute

Real Property Law Section

This program will cover the nuts and bolts of litigating construction disputes. The focus will be on construction defects, residential and commercial, as well as cover issues relating to pubic projects. The program will also cover best practices and advanced strategies for mediating construction cases. The learning objective is to have the practitioner understand how to prepare or defend these claims, what needs to be done in order to get the case ready for mediation, and how to present the case to the mediator.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Session

[12] Client Trust Accounting-Keeping in Check

California Lawyers Association – Lawyering Skills

This program will cover an attorney’s ethical obligations and State Bar rules concerning Client Trust Accounting— a leading issue for attorney discipline. A State Bar of California expert will offer key information to keep you in check.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[13] Ejusdem Generis? Statutory Interpretation for Lawyers

Intellectual Property Law Section

What’s “Ejusdem Generis”? How about “The Rule of Last Antecedent”? Did that defendant just evoke “The Rule of Lenity?” Judges use statutory interpretation principles to interpret statutes and contracts, and to decide litigated cases. Knowledge of statutory interpretation theories and canons can help lawyers better understand case decisions, accurately draft contract clauses, persuasively argue positions in litigation, and predict outcomes for clients. This presentation will provide a basic overview of the most common statutory interpretation principles used in state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court, and the dominant legal theories underlying them.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[14] Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Series; Being Human: Building a Relationship with Your Jurors

Litigation Section

Lawyers are people but when they get in front of a jury they can turn into attorney-bots. In this program, renowned trial lawyer and 2018 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame inductee Jennifer Keller describes how to connect with jurors as human beings so attorneys can build a relationship of trust that will make them more open to arguments.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[15] They Posted What? Where Social Media, Employer Interests and the First Amendment Intersect

Public Law Section

This program will analyze legal issues connected to “Social Media” in the public sector workplace, including how social media can be a tool in the litigation arsenal of public employers and employees alike. Learn about the constitutional boundaries at play, and where the government’s interest as the employer intersects with a public employee’s 1st Amendment rights. Speakers will address issues surrounding social media in the investigatory and litigation context, and how such policies can be permissibly enforced within the bounds of 1st Amendment jurisprudence, as well as how to avoid running afoul of related state and federal statutes.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[16] Short Term Rentals: Surveying the Legal Landscape of Airbnb, VRBO, and Other Online Rental Housing Platforms

Real Property Law Section

Given the ever-growing affordable housing crisis, many homeowners and tenants are now turning to short-term rental platforms to supplement their incomes and to help offset housing costs. As a result, numerous cities have enacted laws to regulate shortterm rentals. This course will provide examples of different municipal regulations regarding short-term rentals; discuss potential penalties and damages for non-complying hosts; explain the appropriate remedies available to hosts in the event the shortterm guest gains tenancy rights; and offer practical guidance regarding home-share compliance and stopping tenant home-sharing activities.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

Friday, October 11, 2019

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Session

[17] Cutting Edge International Trade: Blockchains, Electronic Documents and Supply Chain Financing

Business Law Section

Program explores cutting edge international trade practices utilizing block chain technology, electronic documents, and supply chain financing in the transfer and finance of diverse commodities. Guest panelist from the Kozolchyk National Law Center will explain these concepts and their legal underpinnings. Further discussion includes ongoing projects to evaluate issues arising in real world international trade settings and to harmonize related commercial law. Agribusiness, Financial Institutions, and International Law crossover.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[18] A View from in Front of the Bench: Judges Gone Wild!

Criminal Law Section

While most programs give a view from the bench, we will discuss issues attorneys have from the judiciary and tips and angles on how to address the problems.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law

[19] Workplace Investigations: How the Department of Fair Employment and Housing Wants It Done

Labor and Employment Law Section

In 2017, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing released its new “Workplace Harassment Guide for California Employers,” providing guidance with respect to workplace investigations. Amy Oppenheimer, who served on the task force that wrote the guidelines, will examine how these guidelines have changed, compare DFEH’s guide to other guidance, and discuss what DFEH looks for in reviewing workplace investigations as part of its enforcement actions.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[20] Far From The Shallow: Management Tips for Solos and Small Firms

Solo and Small Firm Section — Co-Sponsored with California Lawyers Association Ethics Committee

Solo and small firm practitioners may feel like they’re going off the deep end trying to balance the RPC, ethical obligations, running a law firm, and having a life outside the practice. This presentation will keep them afloat by teaching how to be proactive in achieving professional goals, while mitigating against the risk of bar complaints. Featuring a focus on fee agreements, shared office space, emergency situations, and reputation management.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics

[21] T is for Trust and Trouble – 6 Tricky Administration Issues

Trusts and Estates Section

This program will address tricky and recurring trust administration problems including marijuana related issues, contaminated land, cryptocurrency, litigation against a beneficiary, the estate tax return and changing situs. At the end of the program, the participant will be able to understand and identify the risks associated with each issue described, understand what questions to ask in conducting due diligence regarding a trust administration with these issues and ways to mitigate the problems.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Session

[22] “Data is the New Oil” Antitrust and Privacy Issues

Antitrust UCL and Privacy Section

State and federal enforcers have begun to investigate whether “big data” gives certain companies competitive advantage – and whether “data monopolies” should be broken up. At the same time, legislators are actively passing new laws that would regulate the collection and use of personal data. This session will provide an overview of the new California Consumer Privacy Act, FTC’s enforcement priorities, and key enforcement and litigation risks to watch for in 2020.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[23] When Success and Achievements are Not Enough: Suicide, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues in the Legal Profession

Criminal Law Section

This seminar will address the rising occurrence of suicide in the legal field. We will address what signs to look for and watch out for and how to get assistance for yourself or another person you are concerned about.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Competence Issues

[24] What Every Non-Leasing Lawyer Needs to Know About Commercial Leasing

Real Property Law Section

This session will provide a comprehensive introduction to commercial real estate leasing to anyone who is new to the industry and for non-real estate attorneys who would like an introduction to leasing basics. We will review the main issues of the lease from a landlord and tenant perspective, with an emphasis on issue-spotting and negotiation strategies and will also point out issues which are specific to high tech office leasing which predominates the leasing market throughout California.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[25] Objection …? Using Evidence Strategically in Trust and Estates Litigation

Trusts and Estates Section — Co-Sponsored with California Young Lawyers Association

How are we going to get this IN? How are we going to keep this OUT? These are the questions that every litigator should be asking when evaluating the facts and evidence of a case, and should be asked not only at trial, but at each stage of litigation. This program will explore evidentiary considerations and strategy in the context of trusts and estates proceedings from the pleading stage, through discovery, in law and motion practice, and at trial.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session

[26] The New Rules of Professional Conduct – A Year in Review

California Lawyers Association – Ethics Committee

This program highlights some of the more significant changes reflected in the Rules of Professional Conduct that went into effect on November 1, 2018, and how the first year of their implementation has helped to shape and inform compliance.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Legal Malpractice Law

[27] Sexual Harassment, Assaults and Misconduct Under Criminal and Labor Law

Criminal Law Section — Co-Sponsored with Labor and Employment Law Section

This program will focus on intersectionality between Criminal Law and Labor and Employment Law when sexual conduct is an issue. Discussion on how to handle cases that may have an overlap with both criminal law and labor & employment implications.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law

[28] Trademark is not a Verb: Tips for Non-Intellectual Property Practitioners

Intellectual Property Law Section

Conducting availability searches, filing applications, addressing common refusals, and what happens when your clients receive a cease and desist. Join us as we explore some of the most common issues in trademark law.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[29] The Many Hats Lawyers Wear: Owning a Solo or Small Firm Practice

Solo and Small Firm Section

Being a Solo or Small Firm Practitioner means wearing many hats. You must be a business planner, a business operator, a CFO, a CEO, and a marketing manager. You are responsible for long terms planning and day-to-day operations. In this program, learn how an attorney will need to deal with these issues from both the litigation perspective and the transactional perspective.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[30] Don’t Trip Over Proposition 13

Taxation Section

There has been an increase in taxpayers inadvertently implicating Proposition 13. This panel will identify some of the potential pitfalls so that you can better advise your clients.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Taxation Law

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Session

[31] Matters That Involve Antitrust – Some You Expect, Some You Don’t

Antitrust UCL and Privacy Section

The word “antitrust” typically conjures up smokedfilled rooms of price-fixing executives and large companies merging to monopolize a market. But antitrust issues arise in areas that you might not expect, such as corporate boards, patent cases, pharmaceuticals, labor, and more. This CLE will explore at a high-level various type of matters that involve antitrust law, discussing modern trends and the potential new application of antitrust law currently being debated.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[32] When Are Conflict Waivers Effective and When Are They Not!

California Lawyers Association Ethics Committee

The Rules of Professional Conduct, and the duty of loyalty, mandate that attorneys avoid conflicts of interest, at least absent informed written consent of the applicable client(s). This presentation explores the requirements for conflict waivers under the new Rules of Professional Conduct and under applicable case law, including last year’s California Supreme Court decision in the Sheppard Mullin case.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Legal Malpractice Law

[33] The Intersectionality of Criminal Law and Family Law in Domestic Violence Cases

Criminal Law Section — Co-Sponsored with Family Law

This presentation will cover the crossroads of criminal law and family law when there are hearings and orders for protections for PPO, TRO and CHO from law enforcement, family court, criminal court, civil court and individuals with or without a recognized familial or dating relationship.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law and Family Law

[34] Update on International Tax Compliance

Taxation Section

The IRS ended its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for taxpayers with international tax compliance issues in 2018. This program will describe the filing requirements for taxpayers with foreign bank accounts and holdings and discuss the options available for taxpayers who still have U.S. tax compliance issues.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Taxation

[35] Hot Topic Litigation and Evolving Trends in Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Section

This basic to intermediate program will set forth the most relevant legal issues in the workers’ comp world of the past year. Panelists will provide detailed roadmaps on how to spot WCAB trends and solutions to ensure that neither you, nor your client, will be caught unprepared for what mandatory steps must be taken next to stay ahead of the everevolving litigation process.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Workers’ Compensation Law

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session

[36] Virtual Reality Check: IP Issues in Virtual Reality

Intellectual Property Law Section — Co-Sponsored with The Beverly Hills Bar Association

Virtual Reality is a fast-growing industry, changing the face of video games, movies and more. Along with this fast growth comes a slew of legal issues to consider such as licensing an asset you can walk right up to and the privacy issues of eye tracking technology. Come learn about these cutting-edge legal matters, as well as practice tips and a primer on the state of the industry, from two attorneys immersed in the day to day reality of virtual reality. Eric Baum of Sony Interactive Entertainment and Tammy Brandt, CLO for Dreamscape Immersive are with us to teach you about this fascinating topic.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[37] Advising Foreign Business Entities on Structuring US Business Operations

International Law Section

Foreign and cross border business entities need a lot of guidance in structuring their US operations. This basic program will address the following topics discussing forming a US Subsidiary or holding company and why, the foreign business operation and determining US structure, tax driven issues, limitation of liability, the use of employees, independent contractors, consultants or expats and license and permits.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[38] Protecting the Rights of Military Service Members Under the Servicemembers Civil Act

Litigation Section

Our military service members dedicate their lives to protecting us. In this program, Major General Jay M. Coggan shows you how you can protect them, using the tools provided in the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and equivalent California statutes that afford military members a wide range of legal protections not available to the general public.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[39] Play to The Rule Set for a Successful Law Practice

Taxation Section

Learn more about select ethics rules that are common to a law practice. Hear client examples applying the rules to mitigate risk.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Taxation Law

[40] 132a and S & W: Going Beyond No Fault – Penalties in the Workers’ Compensation System for Prohibited Conduct

Workers’ Compensation Section

This intermediate level program will address new ways to avoid penalty situations in workers’ compensation cases. In addition, this panel will focus on best practices for handling cases with an employer “misconduct” component, such as a LC 4553 serious and willful claim or an alleged discrimination issue under LC 132a.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Workers’ Compensation Law

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Session

[41] Legal Issues After a Disaster

California Lawyers Association Access to Justice Initiative and Legal Aid Association of California — Co-Sponsored with California Young Lawyers Association

This interactive program will give you the basics of the legal issues that arise in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Those issues range from landlord tenant and employment to insurance and FEMA benefits, so we will cover a wide range of topics, and give you a basic understanding of the law for disaster survivors. We will also talk about how you might get involved.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[42] Holding the Line In the Face of Federal Rollbacks and Environmental Law

Environmental Law Section

This panel will educate the attendees on California’s efforts to fight the Trump administration’s rollback of federal environmental laws, through lawsuits brought by the California administration, state legislation, partnerships between California and other subnational governmental entities, and more. The speakers will look at what initiatives California has pursued and whether they are succeeding.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[43] New Rules of Professional Conduct: Flat Fees and Conflict Checks

Solo and Small Firm Section

California’s Rules of Professional Conduct were substantially revised effective November 1, 2018. The changes impact major issues in our practices, including flat fees and conflicts. This session will highlight the major changes and provide practical solutions to integrate the changes into your practice to remain in compliance.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[44] Top Ten Myths about Privilege for Trust and Estates Practitioners

Trusts and Estates Section — Co-Sponsored with California Young Lawyers Association

Battles over assertions of privilege can be time-consuming, costly, and can hold up litigation. The last thing an attorney wants to do is assert unmeritorious objections of privilege only to have their objections overruled and sanctions imposed at a discovery hearing. This presentation will identify common misconceptions about the attorney-client privilege, attorney work-product doctrine, common interest doctrine, and mediation privilege, so that practitioners can better assess privilege issues and choose their battles accordingly.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

[45] Crossing the Intersection of Workers’ Compensation and Civil-Subrogation, Liens and Credits

Workers’ Compensation Section

This intermediate to advanced program will help solidify your understanding of lien and credit rights between workers’ compensation and personal injury cases as well as other crossover issues including discovery, the use of experts and admissibility of evidence issues. Experienced litigators will provide tips and tricks on how to keep each case on track.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Workers’ Compensation Law

Saturday, October 12, 2019

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Session

[46] Introduction to Fastcase and The New California Lawyers Association Website

California Lawyers Association

Join Fastcase and the California Lawyers Association team to learn about Fastcase 7, a comprehensive legal research application using the latest search technology. A Fastcase expert will teach you how to navigate the platform, search for cases and statutes, how to access your section journals/publications and much more at calawyers.org. Fastcase is Free for all CLA members.

Not for MCLE Credit

[47] California and the International Environmental Legal Framework for Mitigating Climate Change

International Law Section — Co-Sponsored with Environmental Law Section

This panel will focus on California in the legal framework of regional and international pacts to tackle climate change in the context of the 2015 Paris Agreement to reduce carbon emissions and other regional pacts involving commitments among 3,000+ state, local and tribal governments, industry and academic institutions. The panel will discuss and assess legal trends emerging in the valuation of corporate risks, shareholder activism, and environmental justice in the international arena, the latter with a focus on access to water as a human right.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[48] California Employment Law Legislative Update

Labor and Employment Law Section

2019 has shaped up to be an exciting year for new employment legislation. Our panelists will give both the employee and management-side perspectives on the newly passed California employment laws and the impact they will have on workplaces.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[49] Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health and The Practice of Law

California Lawyers Association/The Other Bar

In this presentation, learn about the harmful physical and mental effects of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction. Why are legal professionals prone to alcohol and drug abuse and addiction? What are the impacts to family, friends, employers, clients and colleagues of alcohol and drug abusers? When is it time to get professional help to intervene and preserve one’s health and career? The speaker will use his own personal journey and experience to bring these important issues to the forefront. The speaker will provide resources for your consideration and highlight the role that The Other Bar can play in the recovery process.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Competence Issues

[50] Appointed Attorneys in Conservatorship Cases are Advocates, Not Reporters

Trusts and Estates Section

In many probate courts, attorneys appointed to represent conservatees and proposed conservatees are under pressure to act as reporters to the court rather than as advocates for the interests of their clients as those interests are determined by their clients. The speakers argue that existing law and ethical rules require appointed attorneys to act as a vigorous advocate for their clients and prohibit them from acting as reporters to the court.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Session

[51] Stormwater Citizen Suit Liabilities in The Information Age

Environmental Law Section

Increasingly, industrial and municipal stormwater dischargers are facing Clean Water Act citizen suits, resulting in significant settlement costs that add to existing compliance and operation burdens. Often such cases hinge on permit requirements to not “cause or contribute to exceedances of water quality standards” in the receiving water. This session will present case study examples and lessons learned and recommend preventative strategies to proactively reduce regulatory and legal risks.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[52] Use of Professional Receivers in Code Enforcement Actions

Public Law Section

This course will navigate you through a successful receivership process and discuss the pros and cons of receiverships. Learn how to use professional receivers in code enforcement cases.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[53] The California Legislature Tackles the Housing Crisis: A Report from The Trenches

Real Property Law Section

In the last three years, the California Legislature has passed dozens of bills designed to address the state’s brutal housing crisis. Among other things, the new laws are intended to dramatically decrease the ability of cities and counties to deny or reduce the density of housing development projects throughout the state, and to streamline and speed up housing production. This panel will highlight and explain the most important changes in housing legislation in recent years. The panelists will also report on the practical effects of the new legislation, from the standpoint of local government and affordable housing practitioners.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[54] Law Firm of the Future: Ethics of New Business Models

Solo and Small Firm Section

The law firms of the next 5, 10, or 20 years look nothing like law firms of recent past. Today’s inexpensive yet highly effective technology tools enable individuals to build successful firms, which exceed client expectations and allow attorneys to live on their own terms. Learn about the countless challenges of the profession ethically and effectively and understand what tools to use and where to find them to build a successful firm. Megan Zavieh and Erin Gerstenzang will discuss a few tools, how they meet ethical and professional obligations, and how to continue evolving over the coming years to remain at the forefront of the profession.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Legal Malpractice Law

[55] Recent Developments in Trusts and Estates – Caveat: This Wont Get You Into Stanford or USC

Trusts and Estates Section

This program is an annual review of changes in statutory and case law that are most significant to California trusts and estates practitioners. The panelists will analyze the key developments of 2018, including new legislation and court decisions.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session

[56] Antitrust Liability in the HR Context

Antitrust UCL and Privacy Section — Co-Sponsored with Labor and Employment Law Section

This program will explain how the antitrust laws apply in the HR context. It will include an overview of the antitrust laws, explain the degrees of risk in different kinds of no-poach agreements, provide an update on agency statements regarding no-poach agreements and recent developments in the courts, and also provide guidance regarding potential antitrust liability when participating in compensation surveys and benchmarking.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics

[57] Legal Cyber Security Mythbusting – Ethical Standards and Practices for Lawyers

California Young Lawyers Association — Co-Sponsored with Law Practice Management and Technology Section

This program provides an in-depth primer to develop the lexicon and familiarity on popular technology systems to better equip attorneys to handle the constantly evolving technology landscape and its implication on the legal field and legal ethics.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[58] Cross-Border Discovery and Enforcement of Judgments and Orders

International Law Section

Learn the process on obtaining admissible deposition testimony and records in a foreign jurisdiction. Discuss privacy issues in conducting international discovery and investigation. Educate yourself on the protocol for Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in California and understand the steps that can be taken in perfecting California Judgments to enhance enforceability in Foreign Jurisdictions. Lastly, Consider Enforceability of Pre-Judgment Attachment Orders in Foreign Jurisdictions.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[59] Who Really Signed the Document? Liability Issues Arising from Common E-Signature Practices

Real Property Law Section

This panel will discuss the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, impersonation and forgery, wire fraud and wire instructions and best practices to ensure that the person claiming to sign a document was the one who signed it.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[60] A New Age of Estate Planning for Married Couples

Trusts and Estates Section

With the estate tax exemption higher than ever, married couples now have more flexibility and options in structuring their estate plans. This presentation will cover the planning opportunities for issues that previously took a back seat to estate taxes, such as basis adjustment, property taxes, control from the grave, creditor protection, and state estate taxes, as well as a review of “old” trust provisions that might not work as intended under current law, and will offer options to build in flexibility for changes in circumstances and changes in the estate tax laws.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Session

[61] Viewpoints on UCL Trends and Developments

Antitrust UCL and Privacy Section

Recent developments in the Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”) have raised important issues in public enforcement, private litigation, and economics/ restitution. Leading practitioners in each of these three areas will discuss these developments and their implications.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[62] Technology in the Courtroom and Your Law Practice

Criminal Law Section

The use of technology and social media continues to grow each day. This seminar will discuss the ethics of using both while being mindful of the new Rules of Professional Conduct.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law

[63] The Current State of Human Trafficking in California

California Young Lawyers Association — Co-Sponsored with International Law and Criminal Law Sections

This program put on by Payal Sinha and Alma Tucker will explore the current state of human trafficking in California. Peace Over Violence is a sexual and domestic violence, intimate partner stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in Los Angeles.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Criminal Law

[64] A Toolbox for Litigating an Extraordinarily High Income Child Support Case

Family Law Section

An analysis of the case law and statutory framework for use in litigating the extraordinarily high-income exception to guideline child support, whether on behalf of the payor or payee.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Family Law

[65] Earth(quake), Wind, Fire & Flood: Disaster Planning for the Law Practitioner

Law Practice Management and Technology Section

Four things are certain: Death, taxes and disasters. The fourth? A disaster won’t manifest itself in the way you expect nor when you expect. This program broadens perception of what a disaster is and – should one occur – guides you through the legal/ethical obligations to your practice, clients – and the public. Attendees will learn how to prepare, plan – and ultimately recover – from incidents that put business continuity at risk.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Session

[66] Bankruptcy and Divorce: What Every Bankruptcy and Family Practitioner Should Know About the Intersection

California Lawyers Association — Co-Sponsored with Business Law Section

The Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section will present a one hour discussion by a panel to include Gary Rudolph of Sullivan Hill Rez & Engel and Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury (ret.) on the interplay of bankruptcy and divorce, including determination of property rights and property of the bankruptcy estate, liability of the community estate for debts and claims, allocation of debts, dischargeability of child and spousal support orders, and homestead and exemption issues.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Bankruptcy Law and 1.0 Hour Family Law

[67] Meeting and Making Evidence Objections in Court Hearings

Criminal Law Section

This course will be covering the basic objections to evidence in court hearings. You will learn how to make objections in court to keep out evidence and to get your evidence in when objected to by the opposing party.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law

[68] Los Angeles River Stormwater Use and River Restoration: Competing or Compatible Visions?

Environmental Law Section

We are moving away from viewing wastewater and stormwater as waste and our rivers conveyances for disposal, toward viewing treated wastewater and stormwater as resources, and our rivers as amenities. This panel explores the Los Angeles River as a case study to illuminate the issues that arise when wastewater and stormwater reuse are proposed as new water supplies. The speakers will educate attendees on the tensions between upper and lower water users and dischargers, and water intensive restoration versus water supply benefits, along with other legal and political hurdles.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[69] Obtaining and Defending Domestic Violence Prevention Act Restraining Order Requests

Family Law Section

Speakers will teach the basics of obtaining and defending against restraining order requests under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Family Law

[70] Ethics and Civility and Negotiations: Maintain Power, Calm and Sanity

Law Practice Management and Technology Section

Are legal ethics and civility possible in heated negotiations? Most of what we do is negotiationwhether with clients, opposing counsel, our staff, the court and even our families. This highly interactive program will empower you with proven techniques to get to a mutually satisfying result, without sacrificing your case, your reputation, or your sanity. We will incorporate the newest Rules of Professional Responsibility, the Civility Guidelines and emotional intelligence to help you be successful, powerful and keep sane. Effective negotiation skills are your most important tool in your practice.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Session

[71] Recognizing and Understanding Underpinnings of Bias and Discrimination

Business Law Section

This will be a co-presentation by psychologist Angela Moskovis, Ph.D. and David Leatherberry who is counsel for the San Diego Psychological Association and who represents psychologists throughout the state. This presentation will focus on subtle ways in which we all manifest bias, looking at examples ranging from the humorous to the heartbreaking. Dr. Moskovis will lead a discussion of the psychological underpinnings of harmful bias, with the objective being that the more we recognize subtle manifestations of bias, and recognize how those manifestations in ourselves may be influenced by our own self-care, the more we are able to positively influence and redirect bias in social interactions.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society

[72] DUI Basics (AKA Deuce-A-Rama) Steering Your Client Clear

Criminal Law Section

From the initial stop, to FST’s, PAS, breathalyzer and use of experts, this seminar is for those who are just entering into DUI practices. Learn to practice in the civil arena and manage clients who have been charged with a DUI offense that includes alcohol, marijuana or other controlled substances.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law

[73] Recent Developments in Family Law

Family Law Section

This annual program will review this past year in family law, including new cases, statutes and other recent developments.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Family Law

[74] I Spy a Bribe – Ethical Considerations in Mitigating Corruption

International Law Section

A fresh look through the ethical looking glass at anti-bribery and corruption laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act and UN Convention. Review the last year in corruption including ethical lapses in the automotive industry. Consider emerging risk areas such as cryptocurrency and attorneys’ ethical and other obligations in the context of corruption under the new California Rules of Professional Conduct if applicable. Arm yourself with a toolkit to spot red flags, help clients implement effective internal controls, and instill an ethical mindset to avoid injuries, eroding public trust and destroying reputations.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[75] Operating Your Practice Under the New Rules of Professional Court

Law Practice Management and Technology Section

The California Supreme Court issued orders approving the new Rules of Professional Conduct effective November 1, 2018. The new Rules represent a wholesale revision of the prior Rules of Professional Conduct to bring them more in line with the ABA Model Rules. While medium and large firms have staff and in-house training equipped to implement the changes wrought by these new Rules, solo and small firm practitioners are not so fortunate, and must fend for themselves. This program summarizes the view from the small firm trenches and identifies the salient changes and how best to adapt to these new ethical guidelines. As a bonus, there will be a discussion of SB945, the Legislature’s revisions to the mediation confidentiality statutes, with proposed forms for use to ensure compliance.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hours Legal Malpractice Law

Education Programs By Section

California Lawyers Association

[1] Professional Responsibility in California: Past, Present and Future

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 10:45 a.m. – 12 noon (General Session)

California Lawyers Association Ethics Committee

Lawyers in California have experienced significant changes in the past couple of years. New Rules of Professional Conduct became effective November 1, 2018. The State Bar of California spun out the Sections and Young Lawyers Association in order to focus exclusively on public protection. This presentation will introduce California Lawyers Associations new Legal Ethics Committee and explore what these changes, and others, portend for the practice of law in California.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

Speakers: Alison Buchanan, Rachelle Cohen, Karen Goodman, David Majchrzak, Neil Wertlieb (moderator)

[3] Pathways to Achieving Judicial Diversity

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Judicial Council — Co-sponsored with California Lawyers Association Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Diversifying the profession and our bench is critical for all Californians. Join the Judicial Council session with judicial and legal panelists to learn more about the new Judicial Diversity Toolkit, how you can partner with local courts in your community, and how to best position yourself on the road to judicial appointment.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society

[6] Wellness Strategies for the Legal Community

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Discuss how prevalent substance abuse and mental health issues are among attorneys. Learn how substance use and mental health issues impairs attorneys’ ability to perform legal services competently. Lastly, this panel will describe the signs and symptoms of addiction, depression, anxiety, and stress, and provides information on the Lawyer Assistance Program and other resources available to attorneys.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Competence Issues

[12] Client Trust Accounting-Keeping in Check

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

This program will cover an attorney’s ethical obligations and State Bar rules concerning Client Trust Accounting— a leading issue for attorney discipline. A State Bar of California expert will offer key information to keep you in check.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[20] Far From The Shallow: Management Tips for Solos and Small Firms

Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Solo and Small Firm Section — Co-Sponsored with California Lawyers Association Ethics Committee

Solo and small firm practitioners may feel like they’re going off the deep end trying to balance the RPC, ethical obligations, running a law firm, and having a life outside the practice. This presentation will keep them afloat by teaching how to be proactive in achieving professional goals, while mitigating against the risk of bar complaints. Featuring a focus on fee agreements, shared office space, emergency situations, and reputation management.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics

[26] The New Rules of Professional Conduct – A Year in Review

Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

California Lawyers Association – Ethics Committee

This program highlights some of the more significant changes reflected in the Rules of Professional Conduct that went into effect on November 1, 2018, and how the first year of their implementation has helped to shape and inform compliance.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Legal Malpractice Law

[32] When Are Conflict Waivers Effective and When Are They Not!

Friday, October 11, 2019, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

California Lawyers Association – Ethics Committee

The Rules of Professional Conduct, and the duty of loyalty, mandate that attorneys avoid conflicts of interest, at least absent informed written consent of the applicable client(s). This presentation explores the requirements for conflict waivers under the new Rules of Professional Conduct and under applicable case law, including last year’s California Supreme Court decision in the Sheppard Mullin case.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Legal Malpractice Law

[41] Legal Issues After a Disaster

Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

California Lawyers Association Access to Justice Initiative and Legal Aid Association of California

Co-Sponsored with California Young Lawyers Association

This interactive program will give you the basics of the legal issues that arise in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Those issues range from landlord tenant and employment to insurance and FEMA benefits, so we will cover a wide range of topics, and give you a basic understanding of the law for disaster survivors. We will also talk about how you might get involved.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[46] Introduction to Fastcase and The New California Lawyers Association Website

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Join Fastcase and the California Lawyers Association team to learn about Fastcase 7, a comprehensive legal research application using the latest search technology. A Fastcase expert will teach you how to navigate the platform, search for cases and statutes, how to access your section journals/publications and much more at calawyers.org. Fastcase is Free for all CLA members.

Not for MCLE Credit

[49] Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health and The Practice of Law

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

The Other Bar

In this presentation, learn about the harmful physical and mental effects of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction. Why are legal professionals prone to alcohol and drug abuse and addiction? What are the impacts to family, friends, employers, clients and colleagues of alcohol and drug abusers? When is it time to get professional help to intervene and preserve one’s health and career? The speaker will use his own personal journey and experience to bring these important issues to the forefront. The speaker will provide resources for your consideration and highlight the role that The Other Bar can play in the recovery process.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Competence Issues

[66] Bankruptcy and Divorce: What Every Bankruptcy and Family Practitioner Should Know About the Intersection

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

California Lawyers Association — Co-Sponsored with Business Law Section

The Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section will present a one hour discussion by a panel to include Gary Rudolph of Sullivan Hill Rez & Engel and Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury (ret.) on the interplay of bankruptcy and divorce, including determination of property rights and property of the bankruptcy estate, liability of the community estate for debts and claims, allocation of debts, dischargeability of child and spousal support orders, and homestead and exemption issues.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Bankruptcy Law and 1.0 Hour Family Law

California Young Lawyers Association

[25] Objection…? Using Evidence Strategically in Trust and Estates Litigation

Friday, October 11, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Trusts and Estates Section — Co-Sponsored with California Young Lawyers Association

How are we going to get this IN? How are we going to keep this OUT? These are the questions that every litigator should be asking when evaluating the facts and evidence of a case, and should be asked not only at trial, but at each stage of litigation. This program will explore evidentiary considerations and strategy in the context of trusts and estates proceedings from the pleading stage, through discovery, in law and motion practice, and at trial.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

[41] Legal Issues After a Disaster

Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:45 p.m – 5:45 p.m.

California Lawyers Association Access to Justice Initiative and Legal Aid Association of California

Co-Sponsored with California Young Lawyers Association

This interactive program will give you the basics of the legal issues that arise in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Those issues range from landlord tenant and employment to insurance and FEMA benefits, so we will cover a wide range of topics, and give you a basic understanding of the law for disaster survivors. We will also talk about how you might get involved.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[44] Top Ten Myths about Privilege for Trust and Estates Practitioners

Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:45 p.m – 5:45 p.m.

Trusts and Estates Section — Co-Sponsored with California Young Lawyers Association

Battles over assertions of privilege can be timeconsuming, costly, and can hold up litigation. The last thing an attorney wants to do is assert unmeritorious objections of privilege only to have their objections overruled and sanctions imposed at a discovery hearing. This presentation will identify common misconceptions about the attorney-client privilege, attorney work-product doctrine, common interest doctrine, and mediation privilege, so that practitioners can better assess privilege issues and choose their battles accordingly.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

[57] Legal Cyber Security Mythbusting – Ethical Standards and Practices for Lawyers

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

California Young Lawyers Association — Co-Sponsored with Law Practice Management and Technology Section

This program provides an in-depth primer to develop the lexicon and familiarity on popular technology systems to better equip attorneys to handle the constantly evolving technology landscape and its implication on the legal field and legal ethics.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[63] The Current State of Human Trafficking in California

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

California Young Lawyers Association — Co-Sponsored with International Law and Criminal Law Sections

This program put on by Payal Sinha and Alma Tucker will explore the current state of human trafficking in California. Peace Over Violence is a sexual and domestic violence, intimate partner stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in Los Angeles.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Criminal Law

Antitrust UCL and Privacy Section

[22] “Data is the New Oil” Antitrust and Privacy Issues

Friday, October 11, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

State and federal enforcers have begun to investigate whether “big data” gives certain companies competitive advantage – and whether “data monopolies” should be broken up. At the same time, legislators are actively passing new laws that would regulate the collection and use of personal data. This session will provide an overview of the new California Consumer Privacy Act, FTC’s enforcement priorities, and key enforcement and litigation risks to watch for in 2020.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[31] Matters That Involve Antitrust – Some You Expect, Some You Don’t

Friday, October 11, 2019, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

The word “antitrust” typically conjures up smokedfilled rooms of price-fixing executives and large companies merging to monopolize a market. But antitrust issues arise in areas that you might not expect, such as corporate boards, patent cases, pharmaceuticals, labor, and more. This CLE will explore at a high-level various type of matters that involve antitrust law, discussing modern trends and the potential new application of antitrust law currently being debated.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[56] Antitrust Liability in the HR Context

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Antitrust UCL and Privacy Section — Co-Sponsored with Labor and Employment Law Section

This program will explain how the antitrust laws apply in the HR context. It will include an overview of the antitrust laws, explain the degrees of risk in different kinds of no-poach agreements, provide an update on agency statements regarding no-poach agreements and recent developments in the courts, and also provide guidance regarding potential antitrust liability when participating in compensation surveys and benchmarking.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics

[61] Viewpoints on UCL Trends and Developments

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Recent developments in the Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”) have raised important issues in public enforcement, private litigation, and economics/restitution. Leading practitioners in each of these three areas will discuss these developments and their implications.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

Business Law Section

[2] Recent Developments Affecting Partnership and Limited Liability

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

This program will survey development in law and regulations that affect partnerships, limited liability companies and limited partnerships operating in California. It will include a summary of some of the matters published by the PLLC committee as well as other recent developments. The program will include discussions such as the characterizations of partnership interests as securities, piercing the veil for singular and multiple member LLC’s and the LLC guide.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[7] Ethical Issues and Pitfalls for Nonprofit Boards and Their Advisors

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

This presentation focuses on the following issues in advising nonprofit organizations: identifying who is the client, avoiding representation of adverse interests, payment of fees by a third party and competency and independent judgment.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[17] Cutting Edge International Trade: Blockchains, Electronic Documents and Supply Chain Financing

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Program explores cutting edge international trade practices utilizing block chain technology, electronic documents, and supply chain financing in the transfer and finance of diverse commodities. Guest panelist from the Kozolchyk National Law Center will explain these concepts and their legal underpinnings. Further discussion includes ongoing projects to evaluate issues arising in real world international trade settings and to harmonize related commercial law. Agribusiness, Financial Institutions, and International Law crossover.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[66] Bankruptcy and Divorce: What Every Bankruptcy and Family Practitioner Should Know About the Intersection

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

California Lawyers Association — Co-Sponsored with Business Law Section

The Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section will present a one hour discussion by a panel to include Gary Rudolph of Sullivan Hill Rez & Engel and Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury (ret.) on the interplay of bankruptcy and divorce, including determination of property rights and property of the bankruptcy estate, liability of the community estate for debts and claims, allocation of debts, dischargeability of child and spousal support orders, and homestead and exemption issues.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Bankruptcy Law and 1.0 Hour Family Law

[71] Recognizing and Understanding Underpinnings of Bias and Discrimination

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This will be a co-presentation by psychologist Angela Moskovis, Ph.D. and David Leatherberry who is counsel for the San Diego Psychological Association and who represents psychologists throughout the state. This presentation will focus on subtle ways in which we all manifest bias, looking at examples ranging from the humorous to the heartbreaking. Dr. Moskovis will lead a discussion of the psychological underpinnings of harmful bias, with the objective being that the more we recognize subtle manifestations of bias, and recognize how those manifestations in ourselves may be influenced by our own self-care, the more we are able to positively influence and redirect bias in social interactions.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society

Criminal Law Section

[18] A View from in Front of the Bench: Judges Gone Wild!

Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

While most programs give a view from the bench, we will discuss issues attorneys have from the judiciary and tips and angles on how to address the problems.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law

[23] When Success and Achievements are Not Enough: Suicide, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues in the Legal Profession

Friday, October 11, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Criminal Law Section — Co-Sponsored with Labor and Employment Law Section

This seminar will address the rising occurrence of suicide in the legal field. We will address what signs to look for and watch out for and how to get assistance for yourself or another person you are concerned about.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Competence Issues

[27] Sexual Harassment, Assaults and Misconduct Under Criminal and Labor Law

Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Criminal Law Section — Co-Sponsored with Labor and Employment Law Section

This program will focus on intersectionality between Criminal Law and Labor and Employment Law when sexual conduct is an issue. Discussion on how to handle cases that may have an overlap with both criminal law and labor & employment implications.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law

[33] The Intersectionality of Criminal Law and Family Law in Domestic Violence Cases

Friday, October 11, 2019, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Criminal Law Section — Co-Sponsored with Family Law

This presentation will cover the crossroads of criminal law and family law when there are hearings and orders for protections for PPO, TRO and CHO from law enforcement, family court, criminal court, civil court and individuals with or without a recognized familial or dating relationship.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law and Family Law

[62] Technology in the Courtroom and Your Law Practice

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

The use of technology and social media continues to grow each day. This seminar will discuss the ethics of using both while being mindful of the new Rules of Professional Conduct.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law

[63] The Current State of Human Trafficking in California

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

California Young Lawyers Association — Co-Sponsored with International Law and Criminal Law Sections

This program put on by Payal Sinha and Alma Tucker will explore the current state of human trafficking in California. Peace Over Violence is a sexual and domestic violence, intimate partner stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in Los Angeles.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Criminal Law

[67] Meeting and Making Evidence Objections in Court Hearings

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

This course will be covering the basic objections to evidence in court hearings. You will learn how to make objections in court to keep out evidence and to get your evidence in when objected to by the opposing party.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law

[72] DUI Basics (AKA Deuce-A-Rama) Steering Your Client Clear

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

From the initial stop, to FST’s, PAS, breathalyzer and use of experts, this seminar is for those who are just entering into DUI practices. Learn to practice in the civil arena and manage clients who have been charged with a DUI offense that includes alcohol, marijuana or other controlled substances.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law

Environmental Law Section

[42] Holding the Line In the Face of Federal Rollbacks and Environmental Law

Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

This panel will educate the attendees on California’s efforts to fight the Trump administration’s rollback of federal environmental laws, through lawsuits brought by the California administration, state legislation, partnerships between California and other subnational governmental entities, and more. The speakers will look at what initiatives California has pursued and whether they are succeeding.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[47] California and the International Environmental Legal Framework for Mitigating Climate Change

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

International Law Section — Co-Sponsored with Environmental Law Section

This panel will educate the attendees on California’s efforts to fight the Trump administration’s rollback of federal environmental laws, through lawsuits brought by the California administration, state legislation, partnerships between California and other subnational governmental entities, and more. The speakers will look at what initiatives California has pursued and whether they are succeeding.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[51] Stormwater Citizen Suit Liabilities in The Information Age

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Increasingly, industrial and municipal stormwater dischargers are facing Clean Water Act citizen suits, resulting in significant settlement costs that add to existing compliance and operation burdens. Often such cases hinge on permit requirements to not “cause or contribute to exceedances of water quality standards” in the receiving water. This session will present case study examples and lessons learned and recommend preventative strategies to proactively reduce regulatory and legal risks.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[68] Los Angeles River Stormwater Use and River Restoration: Competing or Compatible Visions?

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

We are moving away from viewing wastewater and stormwater as waste and our rivers conveyances for disposal, toward viewing treated wastewater and stormwater as resources, and our rivers as amenities. This panel explores the Los Angeles River as a case study to illuminate the issues that arise when wastewater and stormwater reuse are proposed as new water supplies. The speakers will educate attendees on the tensions between upper and lower water users and dischargers, and water intensive restoration versus water supply benefits, along with other legal and political hurdles.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

Family Law Section

[33] The Intersectionality of Criminal Law and Family Law in Domestic Violence Cases

Friday, October 11, 2019, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Criminal Law Section — Co-Sponsored with Family Law

This presentation will cover the crossroads of criminal law and family law when there are hearings and orders for protections for PPO, TRO and CHO from law enforcement, family court, criminal court, civil court and individuals with or without a recognized familial or dating relationship.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law and Family Law

[64] A Toolbox for Litigating an Extraordinarily High Income Child Support Case

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

An analysis of the case law and statutory framework for use in litigating the extraordinarily high-income exception to guideline child support, whether on behalf of the payor or payee.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Family Law

[69] Obtaining and Defending Domestic Violence Prevention Act Restraining Order Requests

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Speakers will teach the basics of obtaining and defending against restraining order requests under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Family Law

[73] Recent Developments in Family Law

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This annual program will review this past year in family law, including new cases, statutes and other recent developments.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Family Law

Intellectual Property Law Section

[4] Big Concerns with Big Data

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

The expansion of the Internet, e-commerce, and storage capacity combined with powerful analytics has resulted in the collection and analysis of “big data.” For businesses, the data lends itself to competitive advantage. Businesses benefit through better understanding of consumer preferences and trends, and they are willing to pay handsomely. However, it also leads to big problems regarding intellectual property, compliance, and licensing. The president of a media company and an IP business attorney will explore how big data is collected, packaged, sold and subsequently utilized.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[8] Representing Victims in Court of Cyber Exploitation

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Cyber Exploitation (aka Revenge Porn) is a growing legal problem. Learn about state and federal legal responses to the problem and how to counsel clients in addressing revenge porn issues through civil and criminal enforcement.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[13] Ejusdem Generis? Statutory Interpretation for Lawyers

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

What’s “Ejusdem Generis”? How about “The Rule of Last Antecedent”? Did that defendant just evoke “The Rule of Lenity?” Judges use statutory interpretation principles to interpret statutes and contracts, and to decide litigated cases. Knowledge of statutory interpretation theories and canons can help lawyers better understand case decisions, accurately draft contract clauses, persuasively argue positions in litigation, and predict outcomes for clients. This presentation will provide a basic overview of the most common statutory interpretation principles used in state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court, and the dominant legal theories underlying them.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[28] Trademark is not a Verb: Tips for Non-Intellectual Property Practitioners

Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Conducting availability searches, filing applications, addressing common refusals, and what happens when your clients receive a cease and desist. Join us as we explore some of the most common issues in trademark law.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[36] Virtual Reality Check: IP Issues in Virtual Reality

Friday, October 11, 2019, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Intellectual Property Law Section — Co-Sponsored with The Beverly Hills Bar Association

Virtual Reality is a fast-growing industry, changing the face of video games, movies and more. Along with this fast growth comes a slew of legal issues to consider such as licensing an asset you can walk right up to and the privacy issues of eye tracking technology. Come learn about these cutting-edge legal matters, as well as practice tips and a primer on the state of the industry, from two attorneys immersed in the day to day reality of virtual reality. Eric Baum of Sony Interactive Entertainment and Tammy Brandt, CLO for Dreamscape Immersive are with us to teach you about this fascinating topic.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

International Law Section

[37] Advising Foreign Business Entities on Structuring US Business Operations

Friday, October 11, 2019, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Foreign and cross border business entities need a lot of guidance in structuring their US operations. This basic program will address the following topics discussing forming a US Subsidiary or holding company and why, the foreign business operation and determining US structure, tax driven issues, limitation of liability, the use of employees, independent contractors, consultants or expats and license and permits.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[47] California and the International Environmental Legal Framework for Mitigating Climate Change

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

International Law Section — Co-Sponsored with Environmental Law Section

This panel will focus on California in the legal framework of regional and international pacts to tackle climate change in the context of the 2015 Paris Agreement to reduce carbon emissions and other regional pacts involving commitments among 3,000+ state, local and tribal governments, industry and academic institutions, The panel will discuss and assess legal trends emerging in the valuation of corporate risks, shareholder activism, and environmental justice in the international arena, the latter with a focus on access to water as a human right.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[58] Cross-Border Discovery and Enforcement of Judgments and Orders

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Learn the process on obtaining admissible deposition testimony and records in a foreign jurisdiction. Discuss privacy issues in conducting international discovery and investigation. Educate yourself on the protocol for Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in California and understand the steps that can be taken in perfecting California Judgments to enhance enforceability in Foreign Jurisdictions. Lastly, Consider Enforceability of Pre-Judgment Attachment Orders in Foreign Jurisdictions.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[63] The Current State of Human Trafficking in California

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

California Young Lawyers Association — Co-Sponsored with International Law and Criminal Law Sections

This program put on by Payal Sinha and Alma Tucker will explore the current state of human trafficking in California. Peace Over Violence is a sexual and domestic violence, intimate partner stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in Los Angeles.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Criminal Law

[74] I Spy a Bribe – Ethical Considerations in Mitigating Corruption

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

A fresh look through the ethical looking glass at anti-bribery and corruption laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act and UN Convention. Review the last year in corruption including ethical lapses in the automotive industry. Consider emerging risk areas such as cryptocurrency and attorneys’ ethical and other obligations in the context of corruption under the new California Rules of Professional Conduct if applicable. Arm yourself with a toolkit to spot red flags, help clients implement effective internal controls, and instill an ethical mindset to avoid injuries, eroding public trust and destroying reputations.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

Labor and Employment Law Section

[5] The Impact of the #MeToo Movement on Employment Laws, Investigations, Practices, Policies and Litigation

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Labor and Employment Law Section — Co-Sponsored with The State Bar of California, Lawyers’ Assistance Program

Sexual harassment in the workplace is nothing new, but now it is in the spotlight. Have complaints increased? Have your policies or practices changed? Should they? How are investigations used in litigation? How do you handle settlements? This session delves into the process, pitfalls, and consequences that can follow claims of sexual harassment in this new era.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society

[9] A Review of Recent Private Attorney General Act Case Law

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Litigation Section — Co-Sponsored with Labor and Employment Law Section

Once a peripheral aspect of California wage and hour litigation, Private Attorney General Act cases have come center-stage. This presentation will cover key recent decisions of the California courts (federal and state) and offer practical takeaways for employment litigators on both sides of the “v,” and neutrals. Learn how to identify open questions that remain in this fast-developing area of the law, and how appellate courts might handle these issues in future cases.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[19] Workplace Investigations: How the Department of Fair Employment and Housing Wants It Done

Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

In 2017, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing released its new “Workplace Harassment Guide for California Employers,” providing guidance with respect to workplace investigations. Amy Oppenheimer, who served on the task force that wrote the guidelines, will examine how these guidelines have changed, compare DFEH’s guide to other guidance, and discuss what DFEH looks for in reviewing workplace investigations as part of its enforcement actions.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[27] Sexual Harassment, Assaults and Misconduct under Criminal and Labor Law

Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Criminal Law Section — Co-Sponsored with Labor and Employment Law Section

This program will focus on intersectionality between Criminal Law and Labor and Employment Law when sexual conduct is an issue. Discussion on how to handle cases that may have an overlap with both criminal law and labor & employment implications.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Criminal Law

[48] California Employment Law Legislative Update

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

2019 has shaped up to be an exciting year for new employment legislation. Our panelists will give both the employee and management-side perspectives on the newly passed California employment laws and the impact they will have on workplaces.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[56] Antitrust Liability in the HR Context

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Antitrust UCL and Privacy Section
Co-Sponsored with Labor and Employment Law Section

This program will explain how the antitrust laws apply in the HR context. It will include an overview of the antitrust laws, explain the degrees of risk in different kinds of no-poach agreements, provide an update on agency statements regarding no-poach agreements and recent developments in the courts, and also provide guidance regarding potential antitrust liability when participating in compensation surveys and benchmarking.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics

Law Practice Management and Technology Section

[57] Legal Cyber Security Mythbusting – Ethical Standards and Practices for Lawyers

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

California Young Lawyers Association — Co-Sponsored with Law Practice Management and Technology Section

This program provides an in-depth primer to develop the lexicon and familiarity on popular technology systems to better equip attorneys to handle the constantly evolving technology landscape and its implication on the legal field and legal ethics.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[65] Earth(quake), Wind, Fire & Flood: Disaster Planning for the Law Practitioner

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Four things are certain: Death, taxes and disasters. The fourth? A disaster won’t manifest itself in the way you expect nor when you expect. This program broadens perception of what a disaster is and – should one occur – guides you through the legal/ ethical obligations to your practice, clients – and the public. Attendees will learn how to prepare, plan – and ultimately recover – from incidents that put business continuity at risk.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics

[70] Ethics and Civility and Negotiations: Maintain Power, Calm and Sanity

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Are legal ethics and civility possible in heated negotiations? Most of what we do is negotiationwhether with clients, opposing counsel, our staff, the court and even our families. This highly interactive program will empower you with proven techniques to get to a mutually satisfying result, without sacrificing your case, your reputation, or your sanity. We will incorporate the newest Rules of Professional Responsibility, the Civility Guidelines and emotional intelligence to help you be successful, powerful and keep sane. Effective negotiation skills are your most important tool in your practice.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[75] Operating Your Practice Under the New Rules of Professional Court

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The California Supreme Court issued orders approving the new Rules of Professional Conduct effective November 1, 2018. The new Rules represent a wholesale revision of the prior Rules of Professional Conduct to bring them more in line with the ABA Model Rules. While medium and large firms have staff and in-house training equipped to implement the changes wrought by these new Rules, solo and small firm practitioners are not so fortunate, and must fend for themselves. This program summarizes the view from the small firm trenches and identifies the salient changes and how best to adapt to these new ethical guidelines. As a bonus, there will be a discussion of SB945, the Legislature’s revisions to the mediation confidentiality statutes, with proposed forms for use to ensure compliance.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hours Legal Malpractice Law

Litigation Section

[9] A Review of Recent Private Attorney General Act Case Law

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Litigation Section — Co-Sponsored with Labor and Employment Law Section

Once a peripheral aspect of California wage and hour litigation, Private Attorney General Act cases have come center-stage. This presentation will cover key recent decisions of the California courts (federal and state) and offer practical takeaways for employment litigators on both sides of the “v,” and neutrals. Learn how to identify open questions that remain in this fast-developing area of the law, and how appellate courts might handle these issues in future cases.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[14] Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Series; Being Human: Building a Relationship with Your Jurors

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Lawyers are people but when they get in front of a jury they can turn into attorney-bots. In this program, renowned trial lawyer and 2018 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame inductee Jennifer Keller describes how to connect with jurors as human beings so attorneys can build a relationship of trust that will make them more open to arguments.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[38] Protecting the Rights of Military Service Members Under the Servicemembers Civil Act

Friday, October 11, 2019, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Our military service members dedicate their lives to protecting us. In this program, Major General Jay M. Coggan shows you how you can protect them, using the tools provided in the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and equivalent California statutes that afford military members a wide range of legal protections not available to the general public.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

Public Law Section

[10] Navigating the Adjudicative Hearing Process before the Office of Administrative Hearings

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Various types of hearing, including those disciplining certain professionals licensed in California, are adjudicated by administrative law judges (ALJs) at the Office of Administrative Hearings. The client’s success at these hearings will depend on attorney’s ability to navigate the administrative hearing process. At this session, ALJs will share their perspectives, resources, and practical tips critical to increasing success at adjudicative hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[15] They Posted What? Where Social Media, Employer Interests and the First Amendment Intersect

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

This program will analyze legal issues connected to “Social Media” in the public sector workplace, including how social media can be a tool in the litigation arsenal of public employers and employees alike. Learn about the constitutional boundaries at play, and where the government’s interest as the employer intersects with a public employee’s 1st Amendment rights. Speakers will address issues surrounding social media in the investigatory and litigation context, and how such policies can be permissibly enforced within the bounds of 1st Amendment jurisprudence, as well as how to avoid running afoul of related state and federal statutes.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[52] Use of Professional Receivers in Code Enforcement Actions

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

This course will navigate you through a successful receivership process and discuss the pros and cons of receiverships. Learn how to use professional receivers in code enforcement cases.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

Real Property Law Section

[11] Litigating and Mediating Your Construction Dispute

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

This program will cover the nuts and bolts of litigating construction disputes. The focus will be on construction defects, residential and commercial, as well as cover issues relating to pubic projects. The program will also cover best practices and advanced strategies for mediating construction cases. The learning objective is to have the practitioner understand how to prepare or defend these claims, what needs to be done in order to get the case ready for mediation, and how to present the case to the mediator.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[16] Short Term Rentals: Surveying the Legal Landscape of Airbnb, VRBO, and Other Online Rental Housing Platforms

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Given the ever-growing affordable housing crisis, many homeowners and tenants are now turning to short-term rental platforms to supplement their incomes and to help offset housing costs. As a result, numerous cities have enacted laws to regulate shortterm rentals. This course will provide examples of different municipal regulations regarding short-term rentals; discuss potential penalties and damages for non-complying hosts; explain the appropriate remedies available to hosts in the event the shortterm guest gains tenancy rights; and offer practical guidance regarding home-share compliance and stopping tenant home-sharing activities.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[24] What Every Non-Leasing Lawyer Needs to Know About Commercial Leasing

Friday, October 11, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

This session will provide a comprehensive introduction to commercial real estate leasing to anyone who is new to the industry and for non-real estate attorneys who would like an introduction to leasing basics. We will review the main issues of the lease from a landlord and tenant perspective, with an emphasis on issue-spotting and negotiation strategies and will also point out issues which are specific to high tech office leasing which predominates the leasing market throughout California.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[53] The California Legislature Tackles the Housing Crisis: A Report from The Trenches

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

In the last three years, the California Legislature has passed dozens of bills designed to address the state’s brutal housing crisis. Among other things, the new laws are intended to dramatically decrease the ability of cities and counties to deny or reduce the density of housing development projects throughout the state, and to streamline and speed up housing production. This panel will highlight and explain the most important changes in housing legislation in recent years. The panelists will also report on the practical effects of the new legislation, from the standpoint of local government and affordable housing practitioners.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[59] Who Really Signed the Document? Liability Issues Arising from Common E-Signature Practices

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

This panel will discuss the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, impersonation and forgery, wire fraud and wire instructions and best practices to ensure that the person claiming to sign a document was the one who signed it.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

Solo and Small Firm Section

[20] Far From The Shallow: Management Tips for Solos and Small Firms

Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Solo and Small Firm Section — Co-Sponsored with California Lawyers Association Ethics Committee

Solo and small firm practitioners may feel like they’re going off the deep end trying to balance the RPC, ethical obligations, running a law firm, and having a life outside the practice. This presentation will keep them afloat by teaching how to be proactive in achieving professional goals, while mitigating against the risk of bar complaints. Featuring a focus on fee agreements, shared office space, emergency situations, and reputation management.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics

[29] The Many Hats Lawyers Wear: Owning a Solo or Small Firm Practice

Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Being a Solo or Small Firm Practitioner means wearing many hats. You must be a business planner, a business operator, a CFO, a CEO, and a marketing manager. You are responsible for long terms planning and day-to-day operations. In this program, learn how an attorney will need to deal with these issues from both the litigation perspective and the transactional perspective.

CLE: 1.0 Hour

[43] New Rules of Professional Conduct: Flat Fees and Conflict Checks

Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

California’s Rules of Professional Conduct were substantially revised effective November 1, 2018. The changes impact major issues in our practices, including flat fees and conflicts. This session will highlight the major changes and provide practical solutions to integrate the changes into your practice to remain in compliance.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics

[54] Law Firm of the Future: Ethics of New Business Models

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

The law firms of the next 5, 10, or 20 years look nothing like law firms of recent past. Today’s inexpensive yet highly effective technology tools enable individuals to build successful firms, which exceed client expectations and allow attorneys to live on their own terms. Learn about the countless challenges of the profession ethically and effectively and understand what tools to use and where to find them to build a successful firm. Megan Zavieh and Erin Gerstenzang will discuss a few tools, how they meet ethical and professional obligations, and how to continue evolving over the coming years to remain at the forefront of the profession.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Legal Malpractice Law

Taxation Section

[30] Don’t Trip Over Proposition 13

Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

There has been an increase in taxpayers inadvertently implicating Proposition 13. This panel will identify some of the potential pitfalls so that you can better advise your clients.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Taxation Law

[34] Update on International Tax Compliance

Friday, October 11, 2019, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

The IRS ended its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for taxpayers with international tax compliance issues in 2018. This program will describe the filing requirements for taxpayers with foreign bank accounts and holdings and discuss the options available for taxpayers who still have U.S. tax compliance issues.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Taxation

[39] Play to The Rule Set for a Successful Law Practice

Friday, October 11, 2019, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Learn more about select ethics rules that are common to a law practice. Hear client examples applying the rules to mitigate risk.

CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Taxation Law

Trusts and Estates Section

[21] T is for Trust and Trouble – 6 Tricky Administration Issues

Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

This program will address tricky and recurring trust administration problems including marijuana related issues, contaminated land, cryptocurrency, litigation against a beneficiary, the estate tax return and changing situs. At the end of the program, the participant will be able to understand and identify the risks associated with each issue described, understand what questions to ask in conducting due diligence regarding a trust administration with these issues and ways to mitigate the problems.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

[25] Objection…? Using Evidence Strategically in Trust and Estates Litigation

Friday, October 11, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Trusts and Estates Section — Co-Sponsored with California Young Lawyers Association

How are we going to get this IN? How are we going to keep this OUT? These are the questions that every litigator should be asking when evaluating the facts and evidence of a case, and should be asked not only at trial, but at each stage of litigation. This program will explore evidentiary considerations and strategy in the context of trusts and estates proceedings from the pleading stage, through discovery, in law and motion practice, and at trial.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

[44] Top Ten Myths About Privilege for Trust and Estates Practitioners

Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Trusts and Estates Section — Co-Sponsored with California Young Lawyers Association

Battles over assertions of privilege can be timeconsuming, costly, and can hold up litigation. The last thing an attorney wants to do is assert unmeritorious objections of privilege only to have their objections overruled and sanctions imposed at a discovery hearing. This presentation will identify common misconceptions about the attorney-client privilege, attorney work-product doctrine, common interest doctrine, and mediation privilege, so that practitioners can better assess privilege issues and choose their battles accordingly.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

[50] Appointed Attorneys in Conservatorship Cases are Advocates, Not Reporters

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

In many probate courts, attorneys appointed to represent conservatees and proposed conservatees are under pressure to act as reporters to the court rather than as advocates for the interests of their clients as those interests are determined by their clients. The speakers argue that existing law and ethical rules require appointed attorneys to act as a vigorous advocate for their clients and prohibit them from acting as reporters to the court.

CLE: 1.0 Hour of which .5 applies to Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

[55] Recent Developments in Trusts and Estates – Caveat: This Won’t Get You Into Stanford or USC

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

This program is an annual review of changes in statutory and case law that are most significant to California trusts and estates practitioners. The panelists will analyze the key developments of 2018, including new legislation and court decisions.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

[60] A New Age of Estate Planning for Married Couples

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

With the estate tax exemption higher than ever, married couples now have more flexibility and options in structuring their estate plans. This presentation will cover the planning opportunities for issues that previously took a back seat to estate taxes, such as basis adjustment, property taxes, control from the grave, creditor protection, and state estate taxes, as well as a review of “old” trust provisions that might not work as intended under current law, and will offer options to build in flexibility for changes in circumstances and changes in the estate tax laws.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

Workers’ Compensation Section

[35] Hot Topic Litigation and Evolving Trends in Workers’ Compensation

Friday, October 11, 2019, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

This basic to intermediate program will set forth the most relevant legal issues in the workers’ comp world of the past year. Panelists will provide detailed roadmaps on how to spot WCAB trends and solutions to ensure that neither you, nor your client, will be caught unprepared for what mandatory steps must be taken next to stay ahead of the everevolving litigation process.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Workers’ Compensation Law

[40] 132a and S & W: Going Beyond No Fault – Penalties in the Workers’ Compensation System for Prohibited Conduct

Friday, October 11, 2019, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This intermediate level program will address new ways to avoid penalty situations in workers’ compensation cases. In addition, this panel will focus on best practices for handling cases with an employer “misconduct” component, such as a LC 4553 serious and willful claim or an alleged discrimination issue under LC 132a.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Workers’ Compensation Law

[45] Crossing the Intersection of Workers’ Compensation and Civil-Subrogation, Liens and Credits

Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

This intermediate to advanced program will help solidify your understanding of lien and credit rights between workers’ compensation and personal injury cases as well as other crossover issues including discovery, the use of experts and admissibility of evidence issues. Experienced litigators will provide tips and tricks on how to keep each case on track.

CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Workers’ Compensation Law

Special Events & Activities

[76] Spotlight on the Supreme Court Luncheon

Thursday, October 10, 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Spotlight on the Supreme Court is a CLA signature event during which attendees get to know our California Supreme Court justices while enjoying lunch. This year, the program will feature a lively conversation with the Court’s longest serving and newest justices, Justice Ming Chin and Justice Joshua Groban. Two seasoned appellate attorneys, Reuben Ginsburg and Katy Graham, will interview these two prominent jurists.

$55 Ticket Fee.

Justice Ming W. Chin became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California in March 1996 after his appointment by Governor Pete Wilson. He previously served as the Presiding Justice of the First District Court of Appeal, Division Three, in San Francisco. Prior to serving on the appellate bench, Justice Chin was a judge of the Alameda County Superior Court. Before his appointment to the bench, Justice Chin was a partner in an Oakland law firm, where he specialized in business and commercial litigation.

Justice Joshua P. Groban began his term as an Associate Justice on the California Supreme Court in January 2019. Prior to taking the bench, Justice Groban served as the Senior Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, advising the governor on judicial appointments, legal policy and legislative issues. Justice Groban received numerous awards from bar groups and other legal organizations for his work on judicial appointments. Justice Groban has taught State Appellate Practice at the UCLA School of Law. Prior to working for the governor’s office, Justice Groban was a private practitioner, specializing in complex civil litigation, with a focus on antitrust, internal investigations, and intellectual property.

[77] Annual Meeting Opening Night Awards Reception

Thursday, October 10, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The California Lawyers Association (CLA) will kick off its second Annual Meeting with a complimentary welcome reception and awards presentation. There will be 5 awards presented during the Opening Reception which include the Jack Berman Award, 3 Diversity Awards and the Loren Miller Award.

Complimentary for Registered Attendees.

[78] 2019 Business Law Breakfast Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, October 11, 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Doors open at 7 a.m. Program to begin at 7:30 a.m.

Safe and Sound: How to Survive and Thrive in a Heightened Data Security Environment

Speaker: Jared D. Correia, Esq., Founder & CEO, Red Cave Law Firm Consulting

While the proliferation of cloud and mobile technologies has increased productivity for lawyers, it has also added to their data security concerns.

Law firm data management policies must combine federal and international data protection rules with professional standards of client confidentiality – but mere compliance with existing rules and standards is not enough. Jared Correia will discuss the increasing expectations for client data security, including best practices for the changing law firm environment and practical suggestions and tools for anticipating and implementing these practices.

The BLS Breakfast will also feature the presentation of the Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Gordon K. Davidson, Corporate Partner at Fenwick & West. Gordy is consistently ranked among the world’s leading U.S. corporate/M&A lawyers, startup and emerging company lawyers and venture capital lawyers.

$35 Ticket Fee.

CLE: .75 Hour Legal Ethics

[79] Civic Education Community Outreach Program

Friday, October 11, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join us as we highlight the “Power of Democracy” campaign launched by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. CLA will host local elementary school students in an interactive program designed to underscore the importance of civic engagement to maintaining a vibrant and healthy society. Justice Judith McConnell, Chair, Power of Democracy Steering Committee, will moderate the program. School-aged children of Annual Meeting attendees are welcome and will receive a complimentary lunch. Sponsored by the Litigation Section’s Access to Justice and Civic Engagement Committee, and CLA’s Civic Engagement & Outreach Committee. Sponsored by the Litigation Section’s Access to Justice and Civic Engagement Committee, and CLA’s Civic Engagement & Outreach Committee.

$40 Optional boxed lunch

[80] California Lawyers Association Monterey Bay Aquarium Reception

Friday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Experience an unforgettable night at the Monterey Bay Aquarium with CLA! Enjoy a light dinner while strolling and catching up with colleagues and meeting new faces, you can visit an octopus’s den, wander through touch pools, and take a mission to the Ocean’s Edge. No Host Bar. $115 Ticket Fee; $30 Children under 12 years old.

Transportation on Own
This event is held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

[81] Annual Alexander F. Morrison Lecture

Saturday, October 12, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Named for attorney and founding partner of Morrison & Foerster, the Alexander F. Morrison Lecture Series was instituted in 1930 for the purpose of delivering scholarly presentations to California lawyers on pressing topics of the day. CLA is pleased to announce the selection of Dean Erwin Chemerinsky as the 2019 Morrison Lecturer. Since July 2017, Erwin Chemerinsky has been the Dean of Berkeley Law, where he also serves as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law. Before assuming his current role at Berkeley, Dean Chemerinsky was the founding dean and a distinguished law professor at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Dean Chemerinsky has also served as a professor of law at Duke University, University of Southern California Law School, DePaul College of Law and UCLA Law School. Dean Chemerinsky is a prolific author of casebooks, treatises, articles and other writings, making him one of the most frequently cited legal scholars in the nation.

$55 Ticket Fee.

[82] CYLA BBQ, Brews and Bocce President’s Reception

Saturday, October 12, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Join California Young Lawyers Association for a fun night playing bocce and tasting the many beers of Monterey. This event is an opportunity to meet and greet CLA and CYLA leadership in a lively atmosphere with BBQ styled food, a brew master discussing the beer and food pairings and a game of bocce. Thanks to our sponsors, Heather Rosing, President, California Lawyers Association and Jim Hill, Chair, California Young Lawyers Association.

$10 Ticket Fee.

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