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Courts Symposium to Discuss Alternative Approaches to Litigating Complex Cases

Judges from San Francisco to Los Angeles County are participating


Judge Steven BrickThe 2011 Complex Courts Symposium is being held in Northern California for the first time and will take place November 15 at the Administrative Office of the Courts. With all of the current court funding issues, the symposium presents a unique opportunity for Bay Area lawyers to hear directly from judges responsible for complex litigation statewide, both in the more formal sessions and at a cocktail reception immediately following the afternoon event.

Judge Steven A. Brick, Alameda County Superior Court, will begin the conference with a report on the state of the complex courts during this difficult time. Complex litigation judges from Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Clara, San Francisco and San Mateo counties will then discuss alternative approaches to litigating complex cases, bifurcation and mini-trials, discovery issues, settlement and mediation, and multi-jurisdictional complex cases. Joining the judges to pose initial questions will be experienced complex litigators, including Ben Riley, Ragesh Tangri, Danny Chou, Ray Marshall, Khaldoun Baghdadi, Patricia Gillette, Kelly Dermody and Peter Larson.

The symposium is sponsored by BASF’s Litigation Section, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers with the cooperation of the State Bar’s Litigation Section, the Alameda County Bar Association, and the San Mateo County Bar Association.

To register for the program, go to

For any questions, including sponsorship opportunities, email Barbara Fanning at

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