Your membership and support of ASCDC and CDC allows our organization to influence state legislation at its core.
On Friday, our legislative advocate, Mike Belote, will update us on events in Sacramento, both generally and as they directly affect our legal practices. Mike will also share his thoughts on the new governor and many new “plaintiff friendly” state legislators as they formulate new laws and policies.
We then hear from our inspirational speaker, Eliza Schneider, the voice coach to the stars, who will give tips on how to more effectively communicate to your advantage.
As always, and by popular demand, we start off with the “Year in Review,” highlighting important appellate decisions from 2018. Two years ago, we discussed the People v. Sanchez case before it became a game changer for civil trial attorneys. Come see what could be the next big case to change the landscape of our legal practice.
Then, choose between a two-track program with something for everyone:
We will tackle the issue that has been one of great distress to the defense bar, that is the ever-increasing California jury awards of huge damages to plaintiffs, including discovery, non-economic damages and the always difficult non-economic, pain and suffering damages.
General Litigation Track
The other track will include using and understanding bio-mechanical experts and injury causation, particularly low to moderate impact auto collisions. Also, we will take a second look at Sanchez, one year later, as it continues to evolve in California courts. Finally, learn how to “torpedo-proof” your Motion for Summary Judgment.
By Chris Faenza, President ASCDC
The Annual Seminar is our biggest event of the year, where there will be great opportunities to network with fellow civil defense lawyers, guests from both the insurance world and private business, current and retired judges, as well as many exhibitors and sponsors who will show you the latest products and services to help you in your practice. There will be topical and informative educational programs, as well as the ever-popular cocktail reception and a great keynote speaker!
This year, we are returning to the JW Marriott at LA Live, which is an exciting venue with many choices for dining, entertainment, and even “star” gazing. Should you choose to sample the entertainment at Staples Center, some 100 yards from the JW Marriott, you can “Feel the Love Tonight” with Sir Elton John on January 30th.
Can’t decide whether you want to see the Lakers with King James, or the LA Clippers? No need to decide, you can see them both on Thursday, January 31st (after the cocktail reception, of course). If you choose neither, rest assured that you can meet our own All-Stars and defense bar Royalty at the educational seminars. To add to your enjoyment of the event, book a room at the JW Marriott through the reserved room block for ASCDC.