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2016 Complex Court Symposium

If you are a lawyer who appears in any of California’s complex courts, you should not miss the biannual Complex Court Symposium, where judges sitting in complex courts throughout California will join our local jurists to share their views about litigating in the complex courts.

Program Title:
2016 Complex Court Symposium

Presented By:
The Litigation Section

Co- Sponsored By:
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
California Employment Lawyers Association 
Consumer Attorneys Association Los Angeles
Daily Journal 
LACBA Labor and Employment Section

Program Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Program Times:
Registration: 3:00 – 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Reception: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Program Description:

This year’s topics will include wage and hour class actions and PAGA actions, mass tort cases, JCCPs, and other complex proceedings. Panel discussions will inform all practitioners, regardless of experience level, on topics such as forum and jurisdictional issues, pleadings and arbitration challenges, discovery issues, coordination with other proceedings, expert matters, the management of preference cases within JCCPs, settlements, trial plans and trial management. A panel is also devoted to best practices for asbestos litigation.

This program is presented by the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, with great appreciation to the judges of the complex courts for their participation

Click here for the full program description

Thank You To Our Sponsors!
Case Anywhere
Coalition of Court Reporters (CCROLA)
File & ServeXpress
Golkow Global Litigation Services
International Litigation Services (ILS)
Judicate West
Simpluris, Inc. 
VeriText Legal Solutions

Hon. Elihu M. Berle (Los Angeles)
Hon. William D. Claster (Orange County)
Hon. Kenneth R. Freeman (Los Angeles)
Hon. Barry P. Goode (Contra Costa County)
Hon. George Hernandez, Jr. (Alameda)
Hon. William F. Highberger (Los Angeles)
Hon. Curtis E. A. Karnow (San Francisco)
Hon. Peter H. Kirwan (Santa Clara)
Hon. Steven J. Kleifield (Los Angeles)
Hon. John J. Kralik (Los Angeles)
Hon. Carolyn B. Kuhl (Los Angeles)
Hon. Brad Seligman (Alameda)
Hon. Winifred Y. Smith (Alameda)
Hon. Sharon J. Waters (Riverside) 
Hon. Marie Weiner (San Mateo)
Hon. Mary E. Wiss (San Francisco)
Hon. John S. Wiley, Jr. (Los Angeles)

Michael L. Armitage, Waters & Kraus LLP
Eric B. Kingsley, Kingsley & Kingsley
Amy J. Laurendeau, O’Melveny & Myers
J. Kevin Lilly, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Michael L. Mallow, Sidley Austin LLP
Marcellus McRae, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Stephen M. Nichols, Polsinelli LLP
Daniel S. Robinson, Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.
Christine D. Spagnoli, Greene Broillet & Wheeler LLP
Kathryn M. Trepinski, Law Offices of Kathryn Trepinski

Program Co-Chairs:
Shehnaz M. Bhujwala, Boucher LLP
Philip E. Cook, The Cook Law Firm

Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071

CLE Credit:
2.75 Hrs. of CLE credit is offered for this program


Judicial Officers


CLE+ Cardholders


CLE+ Cardholders with Reception


Litigation Section Members


LACBA Labor & Employment Section Members


LACBA Members


All Others


*Association of Business Trial Lawyers Members
California Employment Lawyers Association

*Consumer Attorneys Association Los Angeles Members

* Southern California Defense Counsel


Block of 5 Tickets


Block of 10 Tickets





*If you are a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Southern California Defense Counsel, California Employment Lawyers Association or Consumer Attorneys Association Los Angeles, please call Member Services to register 213-896-6560



11/9/2016 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Millenium Biltmore Hotel 506 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90071
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The Los Angeles County Bar Association is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. If this is a CLE event, the Los Angeles County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit. CLE events will state the amount and type of credit offered in the calendar listing.