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Webinar: Mastering Remote Advocacy-Managing Challenges and Embracing Opportunities

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June 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

This program offers no MCLE credit.

In the wake of the COVID-19 we find ourselves embracing remote advocacy and the inherent unique challenges presented in connection with this new world. One major change is that many of our hearings will now be remote video hearings in courtrooms. A well-prepared attorney who is familiar with the mechanics and ground rules of navigating this new remote working environment will be armed with the tools they need to make their remote hearings highly effective.

Hon. Beth Freeman
Justice Elizabeth A. Grimes
Judge Samuel T. McAdam

Hon. Beth L. Freeman is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Judge Freeman began her career in private practice serving, from 1979 to 1981, at Fried Frank and, from 1981 to 1983, at Lasky Haas Cohler and Munter.  From 1983 to 2001, Judge Freeman served as a Deputy County Counsel at the San Mateo County Counsel’s Office.  In 2001, Governor Davis appointed her as a San Mateo County Superior Court Judge and Judge Freeman ultimately served as Presiding Judge of that Court from 2011-2012.  On June 20, 2013, President Obama nominated Judge Freeman to the Northern District bench and he re-nominated her to that bench in January 2014 after the 113th Congress ended.

Justice Elizabeth A. Grimes was confirmed as an Associate Justice of the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Eight, in April 2010.  She was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in December 1997, where she sat in dependency, felony calendar courts, and independent calendar general jurisdiction civil courtrooms.  She was an associate and partner with Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher from 1980 to 1998.  She received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Judge Samuel T. McAdam currently serves as the Presiding Judge of Yolo County.   Judge McAdam was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Yolo Superior Court bench in 2008. He has presided over every court calendar, including extended terms on the criminal, juvenile dependency and family calendars.  While serving on the bench, Judge McAdam also taught employment law for five years at Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Prior to his appointment, he was a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, specializing in employment law. McAdam has earned academic degrees from Pacific McGeorge School of Law, received a master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his bachelor of arts degree at Stanford. He enjoys swimming and gardening.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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