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ALL Day Option: Barristers Annual Meeting

November 8, 2013: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
MCLE Credits - 6 H, Including Legal Ethics, Elimination of Bias, and Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse
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Registration is no longer available online. Please call (415) 982-1600.

This full-day event is designed to give members the opportunity to further their professional development while obtaining CLE credit and to network with their peers.

The day will include:

Registration and continental breakfast: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks by 2013 Barristers President, Sebastian Kaplan, Fenwick & West

Keynote Speaker: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Melinda Haag, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California

First Breakout Sessions: 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

  • Everything you Need to Know About Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession - MCLE: 1 Hour of Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse
  • Tips Every Associate Should Know
  • Three Strikes Reform Act/Prop 36
  • International Dispute Resolution in China and Hong Kong

Lunch/Judges Panel: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Hon. Curtis Karnow, SF Superior Court
Hon. Barbara Jones, California Courts of Appeal, 1st District
Hon. Susan Illston, United States District Court, Northern District of California
Hon. Ellen Sickles James (Ret.), Contra Costa County Superior Court

Second Breakout Sessions: 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

  • Establishing Authority as a New Attorney
  • Respecting Boilerplate
  • Social Networking and Lawyers: Tips for Staying Out of Trouble while Maintaining an Active Network - MCLE: 1 Hour of Legal Ethics
  • Recent Developments in Consumer Law and Class Actions

Third Breakout Sessions: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • Methods for Incorporating Pro Bono into Your Practice
  • Five Areas Where You Can Really Make Points With the Judge
  • Hanging Out Your Shingle: What You Need to Know
  • Why Incorporating Diversity Into Your Strategic Branding Benefits Both You and the Legal Profession - MCLE: .5 Hour of Elim. of Bias

Right to Counsel: Past, Present, Future: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
James Brosnahan, Morrison & Foerster
David Chiu, President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Nanci Clarence, Clarence Dyer & Cohen
Niki Solis, San Francisco Public Defenders Office
Moderator: Angeli Fitch, Fitch Criminal Defense

Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

6 Hours of MCLE - Including Legal Ethics, Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession, and Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse

Half day or registration is available:
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Click here for the Afternoon Option
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2013 Barristers Annual Meeting Sponsors

Lexis Nexis


Evening Reception Sponsor
Fenwick & West

Barrister Supporter
Arnold & Porter
Bryan Cave
Farella Braun + Martel
Jones Day
Keker & Van Nest
Lieff Cabraser Heimann
& Bernstein
Perkins Coie
Reed Smith

Barristers Friend
Trucker Huss, APC


BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Event Code: B137320

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