LEGAL TRAINING WEBINARS

Sign up for class action resources and training designed for lawyers protecting the interests of the 99%

2016 SUMMER WEBINAR SERIES, JUl 6 - Aug 31

Please NOTE: THIS SERIES HAS NOW BEEN COMPLETED

(Download the PDF Flyer)

Expert trainers, great topics, California MCLE credit and all from the comfort of your desk, lounger, garden or deckchair! Just $60 per session, with special rates for all three ($150), nonprofit/gov ($10) and students ($5).

Webinar #1: Supreme Court Class Action Review - Life after Campbell-Ewald, Tyson Foods, and Spokeo - Wed Jul 6, 12pm - 1:15pm Pacific (1.25 CA MCLE Credit)

Trainers: Jocelyn D. Larkin (Impact Fund) & Deepak Gupta (Gupta Wessler)

After a term that analyzed plaintiff pick-off attempts, the dreaded “trial by formula,” and Article III standing, how did class actions fare? Join us for a review of the 2015-16 Supreme Court term—what was and wasn’t decided, the implications, and hot topics for the next term.

WEBINAR #2: WORKING WITH STATISTICAL EXPERTS - THU AUg 11, 12PM - 1:15PM PACIFIC (1.25 CA MCLE CREDIT)

Trainers: Linda Dardarian (Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho) & Marc Bendick (Bendick & Egan Economic Consultants)

For many practitioners, statistical experts are a necessity, but also a mysterious and potentially expensive part of your case strategy. Our trainers will illuminate each phase in the lifecycle of a case through the lens of working with a statistical expert, providing helpful tips and best practices for making the relationship as beneficial as possible. 

Webinar #3: Latest developments in attorneys' fees - wed AUG 31, 12pm - 1:15pm pacific (1.25 CA mcle credit)

Trainers: Lindsay Nako (Impact Fund) & Robert Schug (Nichols Kaster)

Whether briefed during settlement approval proceedings or after a judgment in your clients’ favor, your motion for attorneys’ fees often is prepared during or just after a busy time in your case. This program will review current California and federal law concerning attorneys’ fees, including an analysis of the recent California Supreme Court decision in Laffitte v. Robert Half International. Our trainers will guide you through the steps to making a persuasive argument to the court and what to do ahead of time to make the briefing as effective as possible, whether your case is a class action or individual litigation. 

2015 SUMMER WEBINAR SERIES

The webinars listed below are no longer available for broadcast, but a note of them is retained for archival purposes.

An Introduction to E-Discovery: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 12:00 - 1:15 pm

1.25 hours MCLE credit available

Trainers: Kathryn Burkett Dickson (Dickson Geesman) and Christian Schreiber (Chavez & Gertler)

Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8330405134984679169

Electronic discovery affects everyone, from new litigators to the most seasoned trial lawyers. The ability to navigate the waters of this continually-evolving field can mean the difference between efficiently obtaining the key documents needed to win your case and missing out on critical evidence that you never even knew existed. This webinar will provide a "nuts and bolts" overview of e-discovery for attorneys of all experience levels. Our panelists will cover a variety of topics, including e-discovery in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, what to look for in local rules and standing orders, drafting discovery requests, negotiating search terms, data preservation, and more!

Pleading and Certifying Class Action Claims for Injunctive Relief

Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 - 1:15 pm

1.25 hours MCLE credit available

Trainers: Mary-Lee Smith (Disability Rights Advocates), Krista Stone-Manista and Sarah Poppy Alexander (Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld)

Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2000375956389929217

Injunctive relief is the backbone of civil rights litigation. Injunctions ensure that illegal practices - such as systemic prisoner abuse and discrimination against persons with disabilities - are brought to an end. This webinar will cover practical tips for pleading and certifying class actions seeking injunctive relief, including selecting appropriate class representatives, dealing with standing issues, crafting the class definition, defining the requested injunction, deciding whether to seek preliminary relief, and preparing for discovery and class certification. Our experienced panelists will also discuss important developments in injunctive relief following the Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes.

Class Action Settlement Ethics

Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:00 - 1:15 pm

1.25 hours MCLE credit available

Trainers: Jocelyn Larkin (Impact Fund) and Cornelia Dai (Hadsell Stormer & Renick)

Register Here:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7602013865955225089

Settling a class action can be tricky business. It may take weeks, or even months, to reach agreement on the monetary figures, programmatic terms, and countless other provisions that go into even the most straightforward class action settlement. Ethical issues add yet another layer of complexity. Being prepared to address potential ethical pitfalls is critical to achieving a settlement that is fair to class members and will withstand scrutiny by the reviewing court. This webinar will discuss common ethical issues in class action settlements, such as class representative enhancement payments, releases, confidentiality, cy pres awards, reverse auctions, side deals, "clear sailing" agreements, and attorneys' fees.

For more information contact Zachary McCoy