Upcoming Live Events

23
Feb
2018

02-23-2018 9:00 am -4:00 pm
Park Central Hotel San Francisco
Park Central Hotel San Francisco
Westin San Francisco Market Street, 50 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

The ability to plan and take outstanding depositions determines the value of your case, the outcome of dispositive motions, and who wins at trial. From developing the big picture down to formulating the narrowest questions, learn from a faculty of noted trial attorneys that has conducted more than 5,000 depositions. For many clients, your depositions are their only day in court. Make every question count! Learn techniques used by the best trial lawyers to get the most out of every deposition.

$225.00
09
Mar
2018

03-09-2018 9:00 am -1:30 pm
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
480 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108

In California, the Private Attorneys General Act PAGA poised to become the next "it" claim in wage and hour litigation? This program will explore the ever changing PAGA landscape, offering practitioner insight into how best to prepare for the anticipated uptick of representative action litigation.

Procedural Issues and Nuts and Bolts of PAGA – this panel will provide a full picture of what PAGA is, what violations give rise to PAGA liability, how PAGA claims are brought and litigated, and what remedies are available through PAGA.  The panel will describe:  the current procedure for exhausting a PAGA claim with the LWDA (including 2016 amendments); the potential involvement of the LWDA in investigating claims; the relationship between PAGA claims and class action principles; the state of the law on whether PAGA claims are “individual” or “representative” in nature; and how PAGA penalties are calculated.
 
PAGA trials – this panel will describe trial considerations unique to PAGA claims, including:  PAGA-only trials; PAGA claims tried in conjunction with class claims, along with related class definition questions; and how the “representative” nature of a PAGA claim plays out at trial.  The panel will survey examples of PAGA trials to date and identify open questions.
 
Settlement and Arbitration issues – this panel will discuss issues that arise when PAGA claims are subjected to motions to compel arbitration, including recent developments in the Ninth Circuit and California courts concerning “individual-only” arbitration clauses.  The panel will survey recent decisions by courts splitting PAGA and non-PAGA claims, and compelling the non-PAGA claims to arbitration.  The panel will discuss aspects of settlement of PAGA claims, including:  a comparison of the settlement approval process to the more familiar class action settlement approval process; and the valuation of PAGA penalties for purposes of alternative dispute resolution and, subsequently, court settlement approval.

$295.00
23
Mar
2018

03-23-2018 9:00 am -1:30 pm
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Sheraton Universal Hotel
333 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA 91608, USA

In California, the Private Attorneys General Act PAGA poised to become the next "it" claim in wage and hour litigation? This program will explore the ever changing PAGA landscape, offering practitioner insight into how best to prepare for the anticipated uptick of representative action litigation.

Procedural Issues and Nuts and Bolts of PAGA – this panel will provide a full picture of what PAGA is, what violations give rise to PAGA liability, how PAGA claims are brought and litigated, and what remedies are available through PAGA.  The panel will describe:  the current procedure for exhausting a PAGA claim with the LWDA (including 2016 amendments); the potential involvement of the LWDA in investigating claims; the relationship between PAGA claims and class action principles; the state of the law on whether PAGA claims are “individual” or “representative” in nature; and how PAGA penalties are calculated.
 
PAGA trials – this panel will describe trial considerations unique to PAGA claims, including:  PAGA-only trials; PAGA claims tried in conjunction with class claims, along with related class definition questions; and how the “representative” nature of a PAGA claim plays out at trial.  The panel will survey examples of PAGA trials to date and identify open questions.
 
Settlement and Arbitration issues – this panel will discuss issues that arise when PAGA claims are subjected to motions to compel arbitration, including recent developments in the Ninth Circuit and California courts concerning “individual-only” arbitration clauses.  The panel will survey recent decisions by courts splitting PAGA and non-PAGA claims, and compelling the non-PAGA claims to arbitration.  The panel will discuss aspects of settlement of PAGA claims, including:  a comparison of the settlement approval process to the more familiar class action settlement approval process; and the valuation of PAGA penalties for purposes of alternative dispute resolution and, subsequently, court settlement approval.

$295.00
06
Apr
2018

04-06-2018 9:00 am -4:30 pm
Hotel Indigo LA Downtown
Hotel Indigo LA Downtown
899 Francisco St | Los Angeles, CA 90017

Bridgeport’s Annual Class Action Conference explores and explains the changing landscape of class actions.  This year’s program, which is geared towards all practitioners, will include a review of the cases pending before the Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court that will affect class action litigation, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017, the current state of the law on ascertainability and standing, combatting a presumption of reliance, material omissions, injunctive relief only cases, and a discussion of “hot topics,” including labeling disputes.  The program also will include a nuts-and-bolts roundtable discussion of tactics and techniques that will allow plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys to candidly share what techniques employed by their adversaries they find the most effective.  The program is co-chaired by Paul Bland of Public Justice and Neal Marder of Akin Gump.

$350.00
13
Apr
2018

04-13-2018 9:00 am -3:30 pm
Hotel Indigo LA Downtown
Hotel Indigo LA Downtown
899 Francisco St | Los Angeles, CA 90017

The Science and Art of Evidence in the Civil Trial
Session 2: Direct- and Cross-Examination

The Science and Art of Evidence in the Civil Trial is a five-part series that will provide attendees with both substantive law and how-to-execute tools to be effective trial lawyers in both California state and federal courts. Session 1 will cover jury selection and opening statements; Session 2 will cover direct- and cross-examination of fact witnesses; Session 3 will cover direct- and cross-examination of expert witnesses; Session 4 will cover hearsay, other evidentiary exclusions, and privileges; and Session 5 will cover the admission / objection to documentary evidence and closing arguments.

$245.00
20
Apr
2018

04-20-2018 9:00 am -12:30 pm
Conference Center at Embarcadero Center
Conference Center at Embarcadero Center
4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

The Psychology of Judgment:

Most lawyers are trained in a law school advocacy model that is geared for lawyers and not for jurors. For jurors, your facts are not enough. Your experts are not enough. Your witnesses are not enough. And the law is not enough. You need a story, a narrative, and the ability to communicate that story in a simple and effective way that gives it meaning and helps the jury know exactly what they need to do with your case. Because the difference between information and meaning is the difference between losing and winning.

$135.00
11
May
2018

05-11-2018 9:00 am -3:30 pm
Hotel Indigo LA Downtown
Hotel Indigo LA Downtown
899 Francisco St | Los Angeles, CA 90017

The Science and Art of Evidence in the Civil Trial
Session 3: Direct- and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses

The Science and Art of Evidence in the Civil Trial is a five-part series that will provide attendees with both substantive law and how-to-execute tools to be effective trial lawyers in both California state and federal courts. Session 1 will cover jury selection and opening statements; Session 2 will cover direct- and cross-examination of fact witnesses; Session 3 will cover direct- and cross-examination of expert witnesses; Session 4 will cover hearsay, other evidentiary exclusions, and privileges; and Session 5 will cover the admission / objection to documentary evidence and closing arguments.

$245.00

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