New Lawyers Division Ski and CLE - Lake Tahoe
Thu, March 9, 2017
5:00 PM to
Sun, March 12, 2017
11:00 PM PT
Join the NLD for 3 days of fun in the (let’s hope for) SNOW!!! Ski or spa during the day, CLE with us in the afternoon and then gamble your inheritance away in the casino! Don’t miss this year’s rapid fire speaker line up from across the state.
MCLE Hours, Syllabus and food & drinks included!
March 9-12, 2016
Hyatt Incline Village
Reservations must be booked BEFORE February 23, 2017.
>>THURSDAY 3/9: 5:00 PM-7:OO PM WELCOME RECEPTION
>>FRIDAY 3/10: 3:00 PM CHECK-IN
3:15 PM – 7:45 PM SCHEDULED PROGRAM 7:45PM RECEPTION at Cut Throats Saloon sponsored by 360 Financial
>>SATURDAY 3/11: 3:15 PM CHECK-IN 3:30 PM-7:45 PM SCHEDULED PROGRAM 8:00PM DINNER sponsored by Shapiro Settlement Solutions
>> SUNDAY 3/12 TRAVEL DAY
Electronic Health Records: Federal Rules Requiring Audit Features and Built-In Decision Support Tools*Insurance Bad Faith*Identifying Potential Employment Cases in Your PI or Workers’ Compensation Case*Understanding Rashidi v. Moser*A 15-Minute Guide to Writing Winning Briefs*Online Focus Groups*Framing: Seeing the Forest for the Trees*Cross Examination of the Defense Doctor* From the Ground Up- Avenues to Proving Managing Agent Liability in Elder Abuse*The Right Tool for the Job: Working With Coverage Counsel in Third Party Litigation*Comparing and Contrasting Ethical Obligations with Challenging Counsel in State / Federal Court*Recent Whistleblower Verdict*Voir Dire Strategies: Making the Judge Work for You*Ethical Business Practices: How to Protect Yourself and What to Do when your Colleagues Fall Below the Standard of Care and Break the State Bar Rules*Creative Legal Funding*Preparing Fact Witnesses for Trial* Demonstrative Evidence*Getting Court Room Experience by Handling Court Room Tech*Mea Culpa: Apologies in Litigation*Taking Control Over Claims of Negligent Exercise of Retained Control*Identifying and Litigating Medical Malpractice Cases Arising out of Post-Operative Infections*Top 10 Impactful Cases from 2016* The New and Amended Rules of Professional conduct*Using Conflicts of Interest to Add Value to your Case*Lady Litigators: Breaking Barriers*And more!
Karman Guadagni is an associate at Stebner and Associates, where she focuses exclusively on physical elder abuse litigation, with an emphasis on nursing home and residential care cases. She has successfully represented clients through trial, arbitration and mediation. She is a frequent speaker on elder abuse issues in California. Ms. Guadagni attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she obtained her J.D. in 2009.
Anthony Label is a leader of the Label trial team at the Veen Firm, P.C. He represents plaintiffs in the recovery of damages arising from construction site accidents, industrial accidents, dangerous premises, auto accidents, wrongful death, governmental or public entity liability, defective products, and professional negligence.
Douglas Arnest is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, a Chartered Special Needs ConsultantTM and the owner of 360 Financial, LLC. Mr. Arnest specializes in financial planning, settlement planning and investment management for individuals receiving money from litigation and the attorneys that represent them. Along with planning for individuals with disabilities, Mr. Arnest manages the investments of over 30 Special Needs Trusts (SNT) for parent/family member trustees, professional trustees and professional fiduciaries that benefit from additional financial planning and investment management experience.
Carol Bauss is with the National Jury Project/West. She received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. Ms. Bauss is highly sought after for her expertise in juror attitudes and jury decision-making, and the art of communication in the courtroom. She is especially adept at designing and analyzing mock juror research projects in complex commercial disputes, including intellectual property and white-collar criminal cases.
Karine Bohbot is a partner at Bohbot & Riles. Ms. Bohbot received her J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law and has been practicing law for the last 11 years. She specializes in employment discrimination and personal injury cases. In 2009, Ms. Bohbot was nominated for the prestigious SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year. She is also a Board Member of SFTLA.
Robert Cartwright is a Past President of CAOC, WTLA and more. As President of CAOC, he increased the Statute of Limitations for personal injury cases from one year to two, and expanded the time to oppose summary judgment to the current 75 days. He is one of the longest serving board members of AAJ and SFTLA.
Bob Caracciolo is the Western Regional Business Development Director for Physician Life Care Planning, and is actively involved in all aspects of customer service with PI law firms. He has always been a strong advocate in the fight to preserve the rights of injured individuals. Bob graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a degree in Business Economics.
Kimberly Culp litigates high stakes and complex commercial and intellectual property matters in Venable LLP’s Litigation Group. She has represented technology and life sciences clients in cases involving trademark, copyright, false advertising, unfair competition, patent, trade dress, and trade secret. Beyond her primary focus, she also handles breach of contract disputes, labor and employment issues, and appellate matters.
Jeremy Cloyd is an attorney on the Label Trial Team at The Veen Firm, P.C. He litigates injury cases involving negligence, wrongful death, products liabilityand industrial accidents. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts and was a finalist for the SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2011.
Chris Dolan is the owner of Dolan Law Firm, specializing in plaintiff litigation in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice & employment discrimination with offices in downtown San Francisco and Oakland. He is the past President of CAOC and currently serves as SFTLA President.
Casey Johnson is a partner at Aitken*Aitken*Cohn representing plaintiffs in matters involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, elder abuse and premises liability. Casey obtained his JD from USC Law School. Casey is a past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, is the current President of the Orange County Lavender Bar Association, and is the CAOC Diversity Committee Chairperson.
Anoush Lancaster is an attorney at Stebner and associates where she focuses on elder abuse, catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. She has been named a Super Lawyer and one of Northern California’s top women attorneys since 2015.
Arnold R. Levinson is a mediator with Judicate West. , he was with Pillsbury & Levinson & specialized in insurance bad faith matters. He was President of SFTLA in 1995 & has served for many years on the Board of Governors of CAOC. He has also submitted numerous amicus curaie briefs to the United States Supreme Court, California Supreme Court and other courts on important issues, including punitive damages and ERISA preemption.
Micha Star Liberty is the owner of the Liberty Law, with a diverse legal practice representing plaintiffs in cases involving unlawful business and employment practices, personal injury and mass tort, defective products, civil rights, discrimination, antitrust violations and consumer protection. Ms. Liberty’s clients include individuals, classes and/or groups of individuals, and small businesses across the nation.
Sarah R. London is a skilled and experienced advocate for the injured and consumers, distinguishing herself as an active member of fourteen trial teams. Sarah currently handles defective drug and medical device product injury cases as well as environmental disaster cases, such as the Plains Oil Spill. A Super Lawyers Rising Star for five consecutive years and 2015 finalist for CAOC Streetfighter of the Year, Sarah has held CAOC leadership positions including her current position as Women’s Caucus Education Co-Chair.
Andrew McDevitt is an associate at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly, & Schoenberger. Prior to attending UC Hastings College of the Law, Mr. McDevitt graduate magna cum laude from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a degree in mechanical engineering. He has worked on a broad spectrum of personal injury and wrongful death cases, with an emphasis on product liability, automobile and trucking defect and collision cases, premises liability, government tort liability, and civil rights violations. He is active in and participates on various committees of the SFTLA and the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Valerie McGinty of Smith & McGinty represents plaintiffs exclusively on appeal, with a focus on overturning summary judgments and obtaining affirmances of plaintiffs’ verdicts. She was lead appellate counsel in Young v. Horizon West, (2013) 220 Cal.App.4th 1122. She was one of the amicus attorneys for CAOC and CELA in the favorable California Supreme Court decision, Sonic-Calabasas v. Moreno (2013) 57 Cal.4th 1109. She served on CAOC’s Executive Committee in 2014 and currently serves on the boards of CAOC, San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, and Santa Clara County Association.
Andje Medina is an attorney at The Veen Firm, PC in San Francisco, California. Her practice focuses exclusively on plaintiff catastrophic personal injury cases. Ms. Medina has been recognized as a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers every year since 2012 and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.
Mike Mooney has 14 years of experience in finding ways to help law firms complete their research and litigation projects more accurately and efficiently. He is a trusted partner of the SFTLA and always provides the its members the best value.
Christofer Nolan is an attorney who focuses on personal injury, professional negligence and employment cases at Nolan Law Offices in San Francisco, California.
Demian Oksenendler is an attorney at Mannion & Lowe in San Francisco. He represents policyholders in litigation, including property/casualty, all types of liability, as well as homeowners, auto, disability, and life. In addition to SFTLA, he is an active member AAJ, CAOC, the Western Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Inns of Court. He also sits on the California State Bar’s Committee on Group Insurance Programs. This is his fourth consecutive year on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
Loren Schwartz is a Partner at Dunn & Panagotacos LLP. Loren’s practice focuses on representing clients in personal injury, medical negligence, and elder abuse matters. Loren received his undergraduate education from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Political Science while playing on the school’s rugby team. He later attended the University of San Francisco School of Law where he served as a published member of the School’s Law Review.
Bobby Shukla represents employees in a variety of employment law matters, including discrimination, harassment, disability accommodation, retaliation, whistle-blowing & severance negotiations.
Clifton N. Smoot is an attorney with The Veen Firm on the Leary Trial Team. His team handles complex cases involving life-altering injuries or death. His practice area includes products liability, workplace injuries, dangerous conditions of property, and vehicle negligence. He is a member of SFTLA, CAOC, AAJ, and The Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court, and also helps coach the UC Hastings Trial Team.
Skip Walker is the managing partner of Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge, a plaintiff’s firm that has been in San Francisco for over 26 years. He has had over 50 jury trials and tried over 100 cases in various forums. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the American College of Trial Lawyers, as well as a member of ABOTA. He has been a finalist for both California Trial Lawyer of the Year and San Francisco TLOY. He is also the award-winning author of six novels, including Crime of Privilege, which was a finalist for the Harper Lee Award that goes to the novel that best depicts a lawyer’s role in society
Mark Zanobini has been practicing plaintiff’s personal injury law for over 23 years. He is a graduate of the UC Berkeley and received his law degree from the USF. He has tried numerous cases to verdict as a plaintiff’s attorney as well as in his former capacity as a defense attorney and as an Alameda County District Attorney. Mr. Zanobini is on the Board of Directors of SFTLA and maintains his office in San Francisco representing individuals against evildoers.
Thank You to our Sponsors!
360 Financial, LLC
Creative Legal Funding
Njp Litigation Consulting/West
Physician Life Care Planning
Shapiro Settlement Solutions
No refunds will be made for cancellations, however, substitutes may attend in place for a registrant. Non-members substituting for members must pay difference in price.
Thu, March 9, 2017
5:00 PM to
Sun, March 12, 2017
11:00 PM PT