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The Appellate Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco presents
View from the Bench: Appellate Conference

March 15, 2019: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
MCLE Credits - 6 H, in MCLE and Specialization Credit
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View from the Bench: Practicing in the First District Court of Appeal

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
MCLE Registration & Coffee


9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Latest on the Court and Technology
Clerk of Court Charles Johnson and Justice Peter Siggins
Moderator: Josh Patashnik, Deputy Solicitor General, California DOJ
- How judges and lawyers use technology effectively in appeals
- New technology and new rules
- Suggestions for writing for judges who read on tablets

10:00 - 10:45 a.m The Role of Dissents
Justices Kathleen Banke and James Richman
Moderator: Leah Spero, Spero Law Office
- When and why do justices dissent?
- Is there anything an advocate can do to encourage or discourage one?
- What dissents do the panelists think have been most effective or impactful?

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. BREAK

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Things to Know About Appellate Motions
Justices Jim Humes and Barbara Jones, and Adrienne Rogers, Sr. Research Attorney
Moderator: Brian Sutherland, Reed Smith LLP
- How to achieve prompt and just disposition with appellate motions and applications
- Will discuss motions to dismiss, augment, stay/supersedeas, publish/depublish, and rehearing

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch And Fireside Chat
Justice Jim Humes, New First District Administrative Presiding Justice
Moderator: Ben Feuer, California Appellate Law Group LLPP

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Trial Judges-Turned-Appellate Justices' Views of Trial Court Issues
Justice Marla Miller and SF Superior Court Judge Jeff Ross
Moderator: Deborah Quick, Morgan Lewis LLP
- Former trial judges talk about trial court issues related to appeals
- How to get the best statements of decision, navigate challenges in perfecting the record, obtain settled statements, solve problems with bonds, get trial court stays, and help appellate justices issue workable orders on remand

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. How (Not) To Get In Trouble With An Appellate Court
Justices Therese Stewart and Jon Streeter
Moderator: Sara Allman, Esq.
Ethical issues for appellate lawyers and new rules on privacy protections (0.75 ethics credit)
- How to avoid getting criticized, OSC'd, or sanctioned by the court
- How to respond to mischaracterizations of the record and an opponent's games-playing

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. BREAK

Justices Tracie Brown, Gordon Burns, Carin Fujisaki, Gabriel Sanchez, Alison Tucher, and Ioana Petrou
Moderator: Kelly Woodruff, California Appellate Law Group LLP
- With so many new appointments, this year we'll talk to the new justices rather than the divisional presiding justices as in years past

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception
Sponsored by Morgan Lewis LLP

Section Co-Chairs: Ben Feuer and Kelly Woodruff, California Appellate Law Group

Cancellations must be received by emailing no later than 3/8/19, minus a $75.00 cancellation fee.



Earl Warren Building
350 McAllister Street
Lower Level Auditorium, Milton Marks Conf. Center
San Francisco, CA


MCLE Registration: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Program: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Reception: 4:30 - 5:30 pm


BASF Student Member$100.00
Section Member$250.00
BASF Member$330.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: G195301

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