Thursday, September 6, 2018

LACBA ACS Fall 2018 programs

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Here's the Fall line-up for the LA County Bar's Appellate Courts Section:

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
“State of the Court”
At Ronald Reagan State Building, Employee Lounge
No registration necessary. No CLE credit.
We will be kicking off the start of the new term with our traditional State of the Court meeting. Justice Elwood Lui, Administrative Presiding Justice, and Joseph Lane, Clerk and Executive Officer of the Court, will be addressing our section on the state of the Second District. Danny Potter who will be replacing Joseph after his retirement will also join us.

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
“Arbitration: A Favored Process?”
At Ronald Reagan State Building, Employee Lounge
1.5 CLE hours (1.5 hours of Appellate Court Specialization credit.)
This program will begin with an overview of the arbitration process, including the differences between federal and state laws governing arbitration.  The panel will explore the reasons for using arbitration, the perceived risk of potential bias, the limited circumstances under which arbitrators’ decisions make it to the appellate courts, and the impact of arbitration, if any, on the development of the law.  Finally, the panel will react to the recent focus by the media, legislatures, and other organizations on the use of arbitration.
·        Hon. Carlos Moreno, Retired Associate Justice, Cal. Supreme Court; Arbitrator, Mediator, and Neutral Evaluator, JAMS
·        Deborah C. Saxe, Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS
·        Robert A. Olson, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland
·        George W. Abele, (Moderator) Paul Hastings

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
“Unwaivering Compliance: Complying with Trial Court Decisions without Waiving Appeal.”
At Ronald Reagan State Building, Employee Lounge
1.5 CLE hours (1.5 hours of Appellate Court Specialization credit.)
Can you pay a money judgment, or comply with an injunction or writ, and still appeal it? Under what circumstances would you want to comply?  How do you do it without waiving appeal?  The rules can be complex, and the pitfalls many.  Hear from appellate practitioners and a Justice what to do, what not to do, and what to avoid.
·       Hon. Elwood Lui, APJ, 2d District, Div.Two.
·        Judy L. McKelvey, Pollak, Vida & Barer
·        H. Thomas Watson, Horvitz & Levy
·        Daniel P. Barer, (Moderator), Pollak, Vida & Barer