registration 8:30 a.m. Programs 9:00 a.m. - 4:25
p.m. Check-in at Booth Auditorium
January 18 for discount! Pre-registration
Join us for the
second Litigating for Social Justice MCLE. This year's
program features new, interactive panels involving mock voir dire
and cross examination. Participants will have an opportunity to watch
some of the Bay Area's finest civil rights and criminal defense attorneys
question live prospective jurors and witnesses. You can attend just one
program or all 7 hours. We hope to see you there.
Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is a State Bar of
California approved MCLE provider.
Jury Selection in Civil Rights Cases
Panel features attorneys and jury consultants conducting voir
dire on mock jurors and discussing the tactics that they use when picking
a jury in civil rights cases.
- Karen Jo Koonan, senior trial consultant with National Jury Project
- Will Rountree, trial consultant with National Jury Project
Stephen Schear, civil rights attorney with the firm of Carter &
- Barbara Lawless
Program 2: 10:05-11:05 a.m.
The Art of
Panel features two attorneys conducting mock
cross-examination of witness, and discussing tactics that they have
successfully used in recent trials.
- Madelyn J. Chaber is a partner with the firm of Wartnick, Chaber,
Harowitz, Smith & Tigerman, specializing in product liability
- Dan Siegel is a civil rights attorney at the firm of
Siegel & Yee. He has been representing plaintiffs in civil rights
cases for 30 years.
Program 2A: 10:05-12:05 [runs concurrently with Cross
Examination and Closing Arguments panels]
Money Matters in Impact
Panel will discuss litigation budgeting and
fundraising, fees and cost sharing agreements with co-counsel, expert
expenses, class notice, distribution of damages, claims procedures, and
attorneys' fees and tax issues.
- Jocelyn D. Larkin is Litigation Counsel for The Impact Fund, which
provides grants, training and co-counseling support for attorneys with
complex public interest cases. Ms. Larkin is the co-chair of the
Employment Subcommittee of the ABA Litigation Section's Class Actions and
Derivative Suits Committee.
- Brad Seligman is an experienced class
action attorney and founder of The Impact Fund.
Program 3: 11:10-12:10
Join prominent trial attorneys for a discussion of tactics to
use and pitfalls to avoid in closing arguments.
- Jeff Adachi is a 16-year veteran criminal defense attorney who has
tried over 100 jury trials. He was formerly the Chief Attorney of the SF
Public Defender, where he served as a trial deputy for over 15 years.
- Robert Cartwright is the President of Consumer Attorneys of
California (CAOC). He recently obtained a jury verdict in a products
liability lawsuit, Dendy vs. Sears, Roebuck and Emerson Electric for over
- Pamela Price is a leading civil litigator at the
Oakland law firm of Price and Associates. She has won record settlements
in several landmark sexual harassment cases on both the state and federal
level, including the 1993 case establishing that Title IX prohibits a
sexually hostile educational environment.
Program 4: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Designing and Using
Exhibits At Trial
This presentation will discuss methods for
creating exhibits and presenting them to a jury, from the most basic to
the most technologically complex. The presentation will also address
utilizing new technology to develop trial graphics and use them in the
- Chris Ritter is a partner at The Focal Point LLC in Oakland,
California and Santa Fe, New Mexico. For the past 12 years, The Focal
Point has worked with criminal and civil lawyers throughout the United
States to make their courtroom presentations more persuasive by making
their cases easier for jurors and judges to understand.
Program 5: 1:20-2:20 p.m.
Tackling Racial and Ethnic
Bias in the Legal Profession
This panel qualifies for
elimination of bias MCLE credit. Speakers will discuss racial and ethnic
bias in the legal profession and strategies for dealing with these issues.
- The Honorable Judge Ken M. Kawaichi, Alameda County Superior Court,
Member of the Race and Ethic Bias Committee of the California Judicial
- Joan Haratani, President of the Asian American Bar
Association and Partner with the law firm of Crosby, Heafey, Roach &
- Arcelia Hurtado, Attorney with the San Francisco Public
Program 6: 2:25-4:25 p.m.
Representing Clients with
Retail Discrimination Claims
Stategies and applicable civil
rights laws; presented by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.
- Chris Brancart, an attorney at Brancart & Brancart in Pescadero
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