Not in San Diego? Sorry we missed you! But you can still take advantage of our high-quality education programs through the live-stream!
Thursday, September 15
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | A Life in the Law and Sports Business: Building a Career Through Relationships, Charity, Negotiation, and Civic Engagement
Leigh Steinberg, premier sports agent, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and Chairman of Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment Holdings, is best known for his work building athletes into stand-alone brands. He is often credited as the real-life inspiration for the Oscar-winning film Jerry Maguire. Leigh has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, and golf, including the number one overall pick in the NFL draft for an unprecedented eight times in conjunction with 64 total first round picks. With an unrivaled history of record-setting contracts, Leigh has secured over $4 billion for his 300+ pro athlete clients and directed more than $800 million to various charities around the world.
Over the course of his career, Leigh has been featured on numerous national television programs, including 60 Minutes, Larry King Live, The Today Show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and many more. He has been profiled in a host of magazines, including Business Week, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, People, Forbes, Playboy, GQ, and FHM. He currently resides in Newport Beach, CA.
- 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession
This program will help identify the problems of implicit bias in our judicial system and how, when, where and why bias develops, as well as how to identify bias in others and within themselves. It will bring a unique take on the current dialogue around diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to the legal profession.
- 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. | The Intersection of Attorney Well-Being and Professional Discipline
Attorney wellness is critical for the delivery of competent legal services to the public. Almost every State Bar prosecution has a back story of substance abuse, untreated depression and anxiety. The profession needs to face work/life balance and the toxic environment of law firms to ensure access to justice for the public.
The program will review the ethical obligations of attorneys to deal with suspected impairment of their superiors and subordinates and confidentiality issues which can delay squarely confronting problems which lead to performance and communication complaints with the State Bar.
This panel will explore the problem and offer some solutions for lawyers to avoid the attorney discipline system. This program will be introductory and will provide specialty Ethics and Competence credits.
Friday, September 16
- 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | AI and the Practice of Law: Where We Are, and Where We’re Heading
Artificial intelligence and its application to the legal industry is a rapidly developing area for all lawyers to watch. From smart contract review and streamlining discovery to hiring, AI holds significant promise for all lawyers, regardless of size or generation. With promise, however, comes risk. The laws and ethical rules surrounding the use of AI in the legal profession are still nascent, and litigation is on the rise. We’ll explore how AI has developed for the legal industry and provide concrete takeaways for practitioners as they explore this new area of legal technology.
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Ethical Jury Selection in the Digital Age
Long gone are the days where lawyers wrote as small as possible to record what was important on everything a juror said on a yellow post it notes. Now lawyers have literally a world of information at their fingertips in court. Competent, ethical lawyers need to know what is out there, how to access it, and what they can ethically use.
Lawyers are no longer forced to rely solely on what jurors say in the courtroom. Internet research is used to explore and supplement what a juror is comfortable revealing in front of a room full of strangers. Social media sites function as lie detectors, exposing the often significance difference between the persona a juror reveals in the fishbowl of the courtroom, and the details they reveal to their hundreds of “friends” and online connections.
This program will cover the ethical rules that govern how lawyers can access online information about jurors, where they can look, how they can cybersleuth, and how they can use the information they find.
- 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Ethics in Mediation
Mediation was already an inevitability prior to a pandemic closing courthouse doors and, for now, jury trials are a rarity. When courts open fully for civil litigation, it will take years to clear the backlog. Mediation has become all the more important. This panel presentation is designed for advocates who represent clients in mediation.
- 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Writs 101: Administrative, Civil, and Criminal Writ Petitions to the Court of Appeal
This introductory program covers administrative, civil, and criminal writ petitions to the Court of Appeal. First, we review procedural basics. Then we highlight the most “writ-able” rulings, including rulings applicable to veterans. Finally, the Justices on the panel discuss what gets their attention in a petition.
Saturday, September 17
- 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Emerging Cases and Controversies Before the Roberts Supreme Court
Professor Jonathan Turley is one of the nation’s leading Supreme Court experts. For decades, he has taught about the Court and covered its cases as a legal analyst for CBS, NBC, BBC, and Fox News, and through columns in various national publications. Professor Turley will discuss how the Supreme Court has been called on to address some of the most politically sensitive issues in the nation’s history. He will then examine some of the most impactful and controversial decisions of the last term and the “matinee” cases of the upcoming term.
- 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Pivoting Past the Pandemic: Work Life Balance for Legal Professionals
This program will discuss learning about attorney work-life balance and burnout issues and how to overcome them, discussing how substance use and mental health issues can lead to detrimental and/or deadly consequences, developing a self-care plan and wellness strategies during these challenging times, learning about the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) and other resources to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Operating a Law-Related Business: Legal Ethics Implications
Do you dabble in providing law-related services, maybe selling insurance or as real estate broker or financial advisor? This program will consider what is a law-related business and what ethical duties a lawyer has if engaging in a law-related business as an owner or operator. It will highlight the conflicts that could occur and how to avoid these conflicts. This program will provide practical insights to lawyers who provide law-related services.
- 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Inclusivity and Belonging for the Legal Profession
Using current neuroscience research, this program will discuss implicit bias, how popular culture reinforces these biases, and how these biases affect representation in the legal community.