Welcome to the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in all areas affecting dispute resolution, including the protection of the rights of all litigants, pre-trial discovery, the expeditious trial of lawsuits, alternative dispute resolution, effective judicial administration, uniform rules of court, and the protection and preservation of the independence of a judiciary of high quality.

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Get involved with the Litigation Section! Openings are now available for membership on the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section. Now is the time to submit your application. Learn more about the appointment process.

The Litigation Section is governed by a 16-member Executive Committee, assisted by a distinguished panel of judicial and attorney advisors. The work of the Section is accomplished by its Executive Committee, Standing Committees and Editorial Boards. Learn more about the Litigation Standing Committees.

Featured Events

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Past Featured Events › Litigation

August 2019

So, You Want to Be a Judge? Pathways to the Bench

August 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for this informative session on pathways to the bench! Have the opportunity to hear about best steps and approaches by both Martin Jenkins, Judicial Appointments Secretary to Governor Gavin Newsom; and Diane Bellas, JNE Commission Chair!

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September 2019

2019 Litigation and Appellate Summits

September 20, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Join us for the 2019 Litigation and Appellate Summits on Friday, September 20, 2019. Learn more about our conference today and we'll see you there!

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October 2019

2019 Annual Meeting

October 10, 2019 - October 12, 2019
Monterey Conference Center, Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940 United States

The California Lawyers Association will be hosting its 2nd Annual Meeting on October 10th through the 12th, 2019 at Monterey Conference Center, Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940.

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December 2019

2019 Military and Veterans Summit

December 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
San Francisco War Memorial, 401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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The Veterans & Military Affairs Committee of the Litigation Section presents the Military and Veterans Summit. This conference is scheduled for December 9, 2019 in San Francisco. 

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January 2020

One and Done – MCLE Extravaganza

January 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Short on Specialized MCLE credits? The end of the compliance period is fast approaching. Lucky for you the Litigation Section has you covered. Register today for the “One and Done” program on Friday, January 24 in San Diego. At this one day program you will receive all the required Specialized MCLE credits. The program includes one hour on Competence Issues and one hour in the Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society. You will also receive four hours of Legal Ethics; three hours will be live and one hour will be an OnDemand webinar that you can access at your convenience.

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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