The State Bar of California 88th Annual Meeting






 Annual Meeting Program Materials


Thursday, October 8 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

 01 Super Google and Beyond Conducting Legal and Investigative Research.pdf


Thursday, October 8 | 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

 02 Delights Diversions and Discriminations The Bias and Business of Show Business.pdf


Thursday, October 8 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 03 Ethical Issues and Pitfalls for Non-Profit Boards and Advisers.pdf
 04 Strict Mediation Confidentiality. Not So Fast.pdf
 05 It's All About the Record - Protecting and Presenting the Record on Appeal.pdf
 06 Finding Coverage - Practical Tips on Locating Insurance for Your Practice.pdf
 07 A National Survey of Social Media Issues Impacting Lawyers - More Problems on the Horizon Here.pdf
 08 Competence Issues-Coping with the Unique Challenges of Legal Practice.pdf
 09 50 Shades of Brady - DA Discovery Obligations and Sanctions for Violations.pdf
 10 Understanding Attorney Client Trust Accounts.pdf
 11 Examining Opening Statement Strategies for Plaintiffs and Defense Attorneys.pdf
 12 Local Entity Employee Discipline Discharge and Procedure - Avoiding Costly Mistakes.pdf
 13 Legal Issues for California Domestic Violence Shelters and Youth Shelters.pdf


Thursday, October 8 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 14 Basic Legal Skills for Advising Clients Doing Business Online.pdf
 15 Recent Developments in Federal and California Securities Laws.pdf
 16 California Language Access Plan - Language Barriers Preventing Access to Justice.pdf
 17 Navigating Minefields in Fee Disputes - It's Not Just About Fees.pdf
 18 Aerospace, Defense and Export Controls-A Regulatory Minefield.pdf
 19 Mastering Employment Mediations.pdf
 20 Competency and Consciousness Through Mindfulness.pdf
 21 Converting Public Houseing to Private Owndership Under HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration Program.pdf
 22 Introducing Social Media into Evidence.pdf
 23 Overview of Tax Issues that Arise in Bankruptcy.pdf
 24 Medi-Cal Long Term Care - Estate Planning Strategies Under New and Proposed Regulations.pdf



Friday, October 9 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am

 25 When Deals Go Bad Drafting Contracts With Litigation In Mind.pdf
 26 Is the Lid Off - Crafting an Effective Insurance Policy Limit.pdf
 27 Avoid the Void - Considerations in Billing Your Law Firm's Clients.pdf
 28 Ethics Update 2015 - Significant Developments in the Law of Lawyering .pdf
 29 Elimination of Bias in Jury Selection - Wheeler Batson Lenix in the Courtroom.pdf
 30 The Post-Evidentiary, Pre-Appeal Phase of a Family Law Case.pdf
 31 Employment Investigations Basics - Ethics Bias Avoidance and Interviewing Skills Part I.pdf
 32 What Do You Mean You're My Client.pdf
 33 Limited Scope Representation Bankruptcy and Consumer Law.pdf
 34 Estate Planning to Avoid Litigation - Strategies to Turn What May Seem Inevitable to Avoidable.pdf
 35 Advanced Neurological Issues in Workers’ Compensation.pdf


Friday, October 9 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 36 Bankruptcy Appellate Practice.pdf
 37 Debt Collection in the Age of Technology and the CFPB.pdf
 38 Tackling Emotion in Mediation - Tips for Dealing with People in Conflict.pdf
 39 Dealing with Difficult Clients in Your Law Practice.pdf
 40 CEQA Compliance Timing- Judicial Treatment of Pre-Commitment Since Saving Tara.pdf
 41 Lions Tigers and Friends-Social Media Case Law Review.pdf
 42 International Law EB-5 Immigrant Investor Update.pdf
 43 Employment Investigations Basics - Ethics Bias Avoidance and Interviewing Skills Part II.pdf
 44 Real Property Law-Pros and Cons of Using Standard Residential and Commercial Leases.pdf
 45 The Guide to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Estate Planning Trust and Probate Counsel.pdf
 46 Workers’ Compensation Trial Practice - Putting Forth Your Best Case.pdf


Friday, October 9 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

 47 Practical Tips for Negotiating Commercial Leases for Franchise Locations.pdf
 48 Tricky Billing Issues - It's Not Easy Making Green in a Busy Law Firm.pdf
 49 Walk the Walk - Identifying and Eliminating Bias in the Workplace.pdf
 50 Courtroom Etiquette - Dos and Donts from the Judicial Perspective.pdf
 51 Recent Developments in Family Law.pdf
 52 Unaccompanied Minors-An International Law Approach to the Humanitarian Crisis at the US Border.pdf
 53 Public Law-Protecting Your Agencys Employees from Threats and Harassment.pdf
 54 Real Estate Mortgage Issues - Dodd Frank Act .pdf
 55 Partnership Tax Nuts & Bolts - Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Forming Partnerships and LLCs.pdf
 56 Understanding the Remedies Available for Financial Elder Abuse.pdf
 57 Workers’ Compensation Medical Treatment Update.pdf


Friday, October 9 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 58 Antirust and Unfair Competition Law 101.pdf
 59 Review of Federal Discovery Obligations for Prosecutors.pdf
 60 Appeals-That’s Not How We Do It In This Court.pdf
 61 2015 Update on Healthcare Reform.pdf
 62 Top Ten Things that put Lawyers in Hot Water.pdf
 63 Sometimes It Takes Just One - Know Where Your Insurance Policy Takes You If A Claim is Made.pdf
 64 Ethics for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer.pdf
 65 Ethics for Criminal Law Attorneys.pdf
 66 Intellectual Property Law - Patent Trademarks Copyrights and Trade Secrets.pdf
 67 Competence Issues-Coping with the Unique Challenges of Legal Practice.pdf
 68 Public Law - Handling Contractor Claims on Public Works Construction Projects.pdf



Saturday, October 10 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am

 69 Risky Buisness - Privacy Law in the Digital Age.pdf
 70 Blurred Lines Between Social Media and Attorney Advertising - Connecting Ethically.pdf
 71 Petitions for Review in the California Supreme Court.pdf
 72 Client Threatening to Sue - Best Practices for Mitigating Your Exposure.pdf
 73 Fracking Law 101.pdf
 74 Navigating the Process- Best Practices in Clearing Filing and Managing Trademarks.pdf
 75 Intellectual Property Law- Hot Topics in Data Protection.pdf
 76 On-line Sales to EU-Customers Under The 2011 Directive on Consumer Rights.pdf
 77 You Be The Judge.pdf
 78 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Series - Voir Dire.pdf
 79 Effective Representation with IRS Tax Collection.pdf


Saturday, October 10 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 80 Insights from the Battlefield - Advanced Trial and Class Action Practice.pdf
 81 Ninth Circuit & Supreme Court Bankruptcy Year in Review.pdf
 82 Improve Your Mediation Skills.pdf
 83 Access Issues in Federal Court - Language, Indigency, and Elimination of Bias.pdf
 84 Communications with or Concerning Dissatisfied Clients - Rules of Confidentiality and Privilege.pdf
 85 Ethics of Getting Your Legal Fees Paid.pdf
 86 Intellectual Property for the Non- IP Attorneys- Spotting and Dealing with IP Issues.pdf
 87 Honing Your Client Intake Skills to Avoid Practice Challenges.pdf
 88 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Series - Closing Argument.pdf
 89 Current Ethical Issues for In-House & Outside Counsel.pdf
 90 10 Things Non-Condemnation Lawyers Should Know About Eminent Domain.pdf


Saturday, October 10 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 91 Get the Most Out of Mediation - Prepare for and Use Mediation Effectively.pdf
 92 The Past Year in Review - Recent Developments in the Law of Lawyering.pdf
 93 Achieving Diversity in Higher Education and the Legal Profession.pdf
 94 Kids Kaught Up in the Kourtroom - Trends in Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency Practices.pdf
 95 When Three is Not a Crowd - Multi-Parent Families.pdf
 96 The Year in Review - An Overview of Recent Employment Law Cases.pdf
 97 How to Find and Use Evidence Among Large E-discovery Projects.pdf
 98 Overview and Current Developments to Open Meetings Law.pdf
 99 Evolution of Easements in California and the Rise of the Equitable Easement.pdf
 100 Protect Your Online Reputation While Ethically Using Social Media.pdf
 101 Recent Developments in Trust and Estates Law.pdf


Saturday, October 10 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 102 Recent Developments in Privacy and Data Security Law.pdf
 103 Arbitration 2015 - The Biggest Issues in Arbitration Today.pdf
 104 Appeals-Write Right...Brief Brief Writing.pdf
 105 Domestic Violence in the New Era.pdf
 106 International Law - Protecting Clients Trademark Rights Worldwide.pdf
 107 In My Opinion-A Review of the Latest Technology Rules to Protect Attorney & Client Confidentiality.pdf
 108 Using Judicial Council Forms Correctly in a Probate Proceeding.pdf
 109 Ethics and Social Media - Cybersleuthing Predatory Friending and More.pdf
 110 Developments in Public Law and State Bar Ethics.pdf
 111 Basics and New Developments in Intellectual Property Law.pdf
 112 The Dark Side - Why Lawyers Do Bad Things – An Encore.pdf



Sunday, October 11 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am

 113 Litigating Private Attorney General Act Claims in the Aftermath of Supreme Court Decisions.pdf
 114 Insurancec 101 - Key Concepts of Insurance.pdf
 115 Addressing the Needs of Persons with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System.pdf
 116 Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change- A Regulatory System Comes to Age.pdf
 117 Dealing with Children Who Resist Contact with a Parent.pdf
 118 Bullet-Proof Deposition Preparation Techniques for the Plaintiff Employee.pdf
 119 Rule 3-110 and Substance Abuse - A Judicial Perspective.pdf


Sunday, October 11 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

 120 Advanced Civil and Criminal Writ Practice in the California Court of Appeal.pdf
 121 Cyber Principles for Attorneys.pdf
 122 In Limine Motions - Win Before You Begin Trial.pdf
 123 Management Tools to Create Effective Law Office Employee.pdf
 124 Recent Developments in Constitutional Law.pdf
 125 Stop! I Have a Restraining Order -- I Still Love You.pdf
 126 Divorce and Taxes - Death is Less Bothersome.pdf


Rules of Professional Conduct

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