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September 14-15, 2018 | Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
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21 — Dissecting the Lizard: The Reptile Brain Strategy of Litigation and How to Defend Against It
Friday, September 14 — 4:20 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
The “Reptile Brain” strategy of litigation is used by Plaintiff’s counsel to appeal to the parts of jurors brains responsible for survival instincts (i.e., the “reptile brain”) and has resulted in huge verdicts. Learn how this strategy works, the underlying communication tactics, and the practical tips on how to defend against it.
CLE: 1.0 Hour
30 — Recent Developments Under the Ralph M. Brown Act
Saturday, September 15 — 9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
This program will provide an update of recent case law and legislation regarding Open Meeting Laws that govern local agencies, including the implications of the recent California Superior Court decision in the City of San Jose Court. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls that lead to violations of the Ralph M. Brown Act including such issues as use of social media and electronics during the Brown Act meetings.
48 — Overview of State and Local Regulations for Cannabis Industry
Saturday, September 15 — 4:20 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
This program will focus on the new state regulations from the Bureau of Cannabis Control for both medicinal and adult-use commercial Cannabis activity, as well as the role of local jurisdictions in the Cannabis regulation. Attendees will learn about the requirements for commercial Cannabis activities at both the state and local levels to properly assist their clients.
November 16, 2018
University of California, Berkeley
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Michael J. Mais, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Long Beach, has been named the 2017 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar’s Public Law Section. On August 18, 2017, Mr. Mais will be honored at a public reception during the State Bar’s Section Convention in San Diego. The Public Lawyer of the Year Award recognizes Mr. Mais as an exceptional attorney who has dedicated the past 32 years to public service. Read more.
Volume 40, Number 3 - Posted in the Members Only Area
California’s Racial Identity and Profiling Act Ushers in Sweeping Changes for Law Enforcement
By John M. Appelbaum
Demystifying Design-Build Projects — Procurement Tips for Local Agencies
By Maggie W. Stern
Message from the Chair
By John Appelbaum
Michael J. Mais Honored as the 2017 Public Lawyer of the Year
Four Members Appointed to the Public Law Section Executive Committee
The Public Law Section Hosts Law Enforcement Use of Force and Liability Conference
Litigation & Case Law Update
By Katherine Cook, Donna Mooney, Tara Newman, and Christine Wood
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