Mastering Remote Advocacy – Managing Challenges and Embracing Opportunities
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.
Pathways to the Bench
The Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association is hosting Pathways to the Bench on June 8, 2023 at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse!
Webinar: Handling Difficult Attorneys, Parties and Witnesses in Arbitration
This program will address difficult attorney behaviors of many types, including attempts to delay or disrupt the proceedings, or to intimidate the arbitrator, opposing counsel, or witnesses.
Webinar: Recent California and Federal Law on Non-Signatories in Arbitration
Arbitrators are often required to rule on whether a party who is a non-signatory to a contractual arbitration provision can be compelled to arbitrate or can compel a party who is a signatory to arbitrate. This area can be tricky for arbitrators and can even lead to vacatur of awards if arbitrators exceed their powers by exerting jurisdiction over non-signatories. The webinar will discuss recent federal and CA cases and point out where arbitrators need to be wary.
Webinar: Preserving Issues for Appeal: Tips for Trial Counsel in State Civil Cases
This program will address how to preserve issues for appeal in state civil cases. Two appellate attorneys will discuss how to preserve the record at various stages of litigation to protect your client’s appellate rights, and they will address common mistakes that lead to forfeiture of issues on appeal. The goal of the program is to provide a better understanding of the importance of protecting the record in the trial court and how to do so. This program is great for civil trial and appellate attorneys.