back to Screen-Friendly page

Bar Association of San Francisco Events Calendar

The Arbitration Section presents
Civility Matters

January 11, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
MCLE Credits - 1 H, in Legal Ethics Credit
Past Event:
This information is about a past event.
View current Events Calendar

Purchase Ondemand

Civility Matters
Winning Inside and Outside the Courtroom While Being Civil

Join us for an interactive program on what really matters in litigation in trial. Incivility in litigation -- civil or criminal -- rarely benefits anyone. Yet we all see it from time to time -- counsel, client and even judges behaving badly. What to do? Come watch the actual film clips, see the transcript and emails, and listen to experienced litigators, a judge and mediator share practical advice for effectively dealing with incivility in civil and criminal cases.

Honorable Andrew Y.S. Cheng, San Francisco Superior Court
He was appointed to the bench in September 2009. From 2009-2013, Judge Cheng presided over criminal cases. From 2014-2016, he presided over probate, conservatorship, guardianship, and mental health cases. Since 2017, he has presided over civil trials and provides coverage in law and motion, probate, and criminal courts. He has taught at U.C. Berkeley School of Law, U.C. Hastings School of Law and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) and chairs the San Francisco Superior Court's outreach to foreign jurists.

Dianne Peebles, Esq.
She is an Oakland-based attorney with a civil trial practice for over 30 years. She has tried numerous cases to verdict and has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants. She is a member of ABOTA and has been a presenter in Masters in Trial. She acts as Judge Pro Tem for San Francisco Superior Court.

Andrew Schwartz, Esq.
He is a trial lawyer who has been representing plaintiffs in serious personal injury and wrongful death matters since 1979. He is a founding partner of the law firm of Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook located in Walnut Creek, California. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and he is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the American Board of Trial Advocates. Most recently, Mr. Schwartz was lead counsel in the case of Zapotoczny vs. Schindler Elevator, which resulted in Plaintiff's verdict that was included in the Recorder's Top 100 Plaintiff's Jury Verdict in 2017.

Mark LeHocky, Esq.
He has worked as a litigator handling antitrust, intellectual property, employment and other disputes, and general counsel and senior executive to two public companies. Mark's private mediation practice includes intellectual property and other business disputes, individual and class employment and consumer claims, insurance coverage and other litigation matters. Mark teaches at the UC Davis School of Law, and UC Berkeley's Haas Graduate School of Business, and has been named among the Best Lawyers in America for Mediation since 2016 by U.S. News/Best Lawyers.

John Worden, Schiff Hardin LLP
John Worden has tried dozens of cases. Although most of his trials have been on the defense, John has four 7-and 8-figure plaintiffs verdicts. He is a member of ABOTA, Chair of the BASF Arbitration Section, and a former BASF and JDC board member.


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


MCLE Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Program: 12:00 -1:15 p.m.

Event Code: G194108

Questions about our seminars and the registration process?

Past Event:
This information is about a past event.
View current Events Calendar

Our partners at BASFAhern Insurance Brokerage