Civil Procedure: How To Torpedo-Proof Your Motion For Summary Judgment

Join us at the Annual Seminar for this panel featuring  moderator, Eric C. Schwettmann, Esq. (Ballard, Rosenberg, Golper & Savitt) and panelists: Edward (Ted) L. Xanders, Esq. (Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland), Honorable Rita “Sunny” Miller (Ret.) (ADR Services, Inc.) and Ashley H. Verdon , Esq (Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger)

Summary judgment is one of the most important weapons in a defense attorney’s arsenal against costly and risky trials. But, too many motions fall victim to common pitfalls, both procedural and substantive. If you want to win, you need to set the stage for your motion in discovery, draft proper and effective papers, and provide a framework for successful de novo review on appeal.

This distinguished panel will present guidance and practical tips on how to prepare the best summary judgment possible, from beginning to end.


ASCDC Annual Seminar Starts Thursday – 6 Things You Need To Know:

1) Today is the last day to register at the regular rate

Prices go up $25/registration after today so be sure to get those last minute savings.  REGISTER NOW

2) Onsite registration will be available
3) Each session will be very valuable

From Social Media and Legal Ethics to People v. Sanchez and Its Impact on Litigation, Trials, and Appeals, there is much to learn at this year’s Seminar.

4) Earn MCLE credits
5) Network opportunities

So many opportunities to meet others — at the cocktail reception, vendor faire, lunch event, and many more.

6) Great featured speakers

Alison Levine will be our inspirational speaker and will also be selling and signing books after her talk.

Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro has an amazing story and you won’t want to miss his Keynote address at Friday’s lunch.


Look What Companies Are Registered For ASCDC Annual Seminar

This is your chance to mingle with some corporate and insurance company representatives from all over Southern California.

Here are just some of the companies who have already registered:

Automobile Club of Southern California
The Doctor’s Company
Sedgwick, LLP
Davita Health Care Partners
Dignity Health
Memorial CARE Health System
Lawyers Mutual
CAMICO Mutual Insurance Co.
Los Angeles County MTA
OMS National Insurance Co.
Opthalmic Mutual Insurance Co.
Torrance Memorial Hospital
Antelope Valley Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital

Last Chance For Early Bird Registration — Ends Friday, January 12th

Friday, January 12, 2018 is the last day to receive early bird discounts for this year’s ASCDC 57th Annual Seminar. The event is February 8-9, 2018 at JW Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles.

Early Bird Last Chance

Don’t know if your calendar is free but still want to receive the early-bird rate for the members in your firm? Your firm may purchase a number of registrations and provide us with the attendee names at a later date. Please indicate the number of registrations you are purchasing.

If you’d like to know more about the seminar, the entire program is now available HERE.


J.W. Marriott LA Live

The event this year will be held at J.W. Marriott LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Guest room reservations must be made by January 17, 2018.

Call the hotel directly at 888.832.9136 for the discounted ASCDC room rate of $299/night.

5 Reasons Why You Should Register Early For ASCDC Annual Seminar

ASCDC 57th Annual Seminar  |  February 8-9, 2018
JW Marriott LA Live • Los Angeles, CA
1. You save money on registration

Savings start now until January 5, 2018

Member $395
Claims Personnel $185
Non-Member Attorney $505
*Young Lawyer Member $305
Companion Ticket, Luncheon: $125
Companion Ticket, President’s Reception: $85
*In practice up to 5 years

2. Less expensive MCLE credits

Take advantage of early-bird savings by registering now to get quality, defense-oriented MCLE at less than $50 per credit hour.

3. Discounted hotel room rates

Guest room reservations must be made by January 17th, 2018. Call the hotel directly at (888) 832-9136 for the discounted ASCDC room rate of $299 per night.

4. Friday luncheon table discounts

You must register 10 people to reserve a table. Save $50! Reserve tables now and deduct $5 per person.

Don’t know if your calendar is free but still want to receive the early-bird rate for the members in your firm? Your firm may purchase a number of registrations and provide us with the attendee names at a later date.

5. Non-member attorneys can benefit also

Non-member attorneys may apply for ASCDC membership and pay the discounted member fee for the Annual Seminar.  Visit to download an application (the application must accompany your early bird Annual Seminar registration).

To register: Download early bird postcard HERE

Save The Date – 57th Annual Seminar Is February 8-9, 2018

This year’s event will be held at the beautiful JW Marriott, Los Angeles at L.A. Live featuring:

Keynote Speaker Sgt. Israel Del Toro

Winner of this year’s Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 25th Annual ESPY Awards, Sgt. Del Toro has an incredible story that will ignite your passion and perseverance in both your professional and personal life. 

Inspirational Speaker, Alison Levine
She is the author of the New York Times best-seller On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and other Extreme Environments. Her harrowing stories of climbing the highest peak on every continent to skiing across the Arctic Circle will certainly inspire.