2020 Complex Courts Virtual Symposium

Complex Courts judges from throughout the State will participate in a wide-ranging discussion concerning practice in the California Complex Courts, including class actions, mass torts, discovery issues, and best practices.

Presented By: 
The Litigation Section

Co-Sponsored By:
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL)

Date:   December 7, 2020

3:00 - 6:45 p.m.

Program Information

This year’s virtual Symposium will include a special presentation commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the inception of the California Complex Courts and a message from Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye of the California Supreme Court.

Welcome Remarks:

Hon. Kevin C. Brazile (Presiding Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court)
Hon. Eric C. Taylor (Presiding Judge-Elect, Los Angeles Superior Court)

Reflections on the History of the Complex Courts and How We Are Dealing with Today’s Challenges:

Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye
(Chief Justice of the State of California)
Hon. Carolyn B. Kuhl (Los Angeles Superior Court) with input by other complex judges from throughout the State

Lifecycle of Class Actions:

Hon. Patricia M. Lucas
(Santa Clara Superior Court)
Hon. Randall J. Sherman (Orange Superior Court)
Hon. William F. Highberger (Los Angeles Superior Court)
Gillian L. Wade, Esq. (Milstein, Jackson, Fairchild & Wade LLP)
John Durrant, Esq. (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP)

Salient Issues in Complex Cases:

Hon. William D. Claster (Orange Superior Court)
Hon. Amy D. Hogue (Los Angeles Superior Court)
Hon. Winifred Y. Smith (Alameda Superior Court)
Eric B. Kingsley, Esq. (Kingsley & Kingsley APC)
Kevin Lilly Esq. (Littler Mendelson P.C.)


Demystifying Mass Torts:

Hon. David S. Cunningham III
(Los Angeles Superior Court)
Hon. Kenneth R. Freeman (Los Angeles Superior Court)
Hon. Anne-Christine Massullo (San Francisco Superior Court)
Celene Chan Andrews, Esq. (Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLC)

Amanda Villalobos, Esq. (Tucker Ellis LLP


2020 Complex Sponsors V2

CLE Credit:  3.5 hours of CLE credit

Sitting Judicial Officers:  Complimentary
CLE Plus Members:  $15
Litigation Section Members:  $25
LACBA Members:  $40
All Others:  $60

Webinar Registration:

Once you have completed your LACBA registration, on the date of the event you will receive a link from Zoom that will allow you to join the webinar directly.   In order to receive participatory CLE credit, registrants must participate in the webinar via Zoom.  LACBA cannot provide CLE credit to those who only listen to the program audio by phone.  Individuals wishing to receive CLE credit must register independently and provide their State Bar number.

Important Information:
Please log in to Zoom at least 10 minutes before the program time.
You will receive a certificate of attendance via email in 7-10 business days.

12/7/2020 3:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Via Zoom Webinar Los Angeles, CA 90017

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