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.

Event Date 06-26-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-26-2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $265.00
Location Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

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.

Event Date 03-27-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 03-27-2020 1:15 pm
Individual Price $305.00
Location The L.A. Grand Hotel

With the passing of California Assembly Bill 218, the statute of limitations is extended for childhood sexual assault claims. Victims of sex abuse can file a lawsuit and seek damages regardless of age. There is an increasing number of sex abuse claims against individuals and institutions including the Catholic Church, school districts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the entertainment industry, but litigating these cases requires unique considerations.  This program will focus on how to bring a civil lawsuit on behalf of men, women, and children who have survived sexual assault, abuse, or rape.  We will discuss how to work with the District Attorney’s office during and following the criminal prosecution of the abuser, who to file a civil lawsuit against, when to file the lawsuit, and what causes of action to consider.  This program will be especially useful for plaintiff-side lawyers who represent survivors of sexual abuse or other lawyers interested in seeking justice for survivors of sexual abuse.

Event Date 03-20-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 03-20-2020 1:30 pm
Individual Price $225.00
Location Park Central Hotel San Francisco

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.

Event Date 03-13-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 03-13-2020 1:30 pm
Individual Price $305.00
Location Park Central Hotel San Francisco

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.

Event Date 01-31-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 01-31-2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $265.00
Location Park Central Hotel San Francisco

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Bridgeport’s Annual Consumer Class Action Conference explores the ever changing landscape of consumer class actions.  This year’s program will include a review of  how the Supreme Court will affect class actions going forward as well as multi-state and nationwide class actions; standing issues in class actions, including how lower courts are applying the Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo and disputes regarding the requirement of imminent or ongoing harm to seek injunctive relief; and standards for evaluating expert evidence at the class certification stage after Sali v. Corona Regional Medical Center. 

Event Date 01-10-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 01-10-2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $375.00
Location Westin South Coast Plaza

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Bridgeport’s annual Wage & Hour Update explores and explains in-depth, the critical and changing aspects of Wage & Hour litigation.  This year's program will focus on AB 5, the ever increasing use of PAGA in wage and hour litigation; key developments in the case law such as Uber & Lyft, Duran; Iskanian; Ayala, interpreting the white collar exemptions, New Legislation, Regulations and Statutes and the enforcement and litigation of arbitration agreements.   The unique format for the program will feature an explanation and then discussion of the aforementioned topics. The program is co-chaired by Timothy J. Long of Greenberg Trauig and Christina Humphrey of Christina Humphrey Law.

Event Date 12-13-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 12-13-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price $385.00
Location Westin Bonaventure Hotel

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Preparing for a Civil Trial will provide attendees with both substantive law and how-to-execute tools to be effective trial lawyers in both California state and federal courts. This is Part One of a Two Part Series. Session One will include sessions on Pre-trial preparation, research and logistics, Preparing a Witness for Trial, Developing and Delivering Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, Important Keys to Direct & Cross Examinations and Tying it all together. The curriculum is based on the extensive experience of the seasoned faculty.

Event Date 10-25-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-25-2019 1:30 pm
Individual Price $155.00
Number Hours 4.5
Location AMA Conference Center San Francisco

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The Wage and Hour landscape continues to shift, with major developments in federal and state law this year thanks to seismic decisions from the U.S. and California Supreme Courts, along with new legislation and administrative guidance. Bridgeport’s annual conference explores and explains in-depth, the critical and changing aspects of Wage & Hour law litigation. Expert panelists will discuss up-to-the-minute topics such as PAGA; enforceability of arbitration agreements post-Epiq Systems; Dynamex and its implications for the gig economy; individual, franchise and joint employer liability; exemptions; and more.  Successful trial counsel will share strategies for taking wage and hour cases across the finish line and winning. Panelists will also discuss the rules and approaches you can use to successfully mediate and settle cases, and how to make sure those settlements stick. The unique format for the conference will feature an explanation and then discussion of the aforementioned topics. The program is chaired by Catha Worthman of Feinberg Jackson Worthman & Wasow and Andrew Livingston of Orrick.

Event Date 10-18-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-18-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price $385.00
Location Park Central Hotel San Francisco

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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.

Event Date 09-27-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-27-2019 4:00 pm
Individual Price $275.00
Location The L.A. Grand Hotel

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Bridgeport is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider (11872). We are happy to assist you with CLE in other states. For more information about MCLE, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (818) 783-7156.
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