Training Institute

The course takes a small group of students through all the stages of a mock class action case, from the initial client meeting to a mediated settlement. For California Bar members, MCLE credit is available.

2016 Training Institutes

Here are some photos which tell the story of how the next generation of class action champions, met, learned and built community.

Oakland Class...


Los Angeles Class...

In 2016 we were pleased to present two Training Institutes:

  • Sep 14-16 - Oakland, CA
  • Sep 29 - Oct 1 - Los Angeles, CA

For more information email: Zachary McCoy (

Students learned how to:

  • Investigate and develop a class action
  • Work with named plaintiffs, co-counsel, and grassroots organizations
  • Manage and use the media to your advantage
  • Prepare a discovery plan
  • Work with experts
  • Prepare class certification
  • Negotiate class settlements

Limited to 20 students, this program is designed for attorneys who have limited experience in class action litigation and/or some exposure to general litigation and, who are looking to expand their plaintiff-side class action capacity.

The cost of the program in 2016 was $1,600 for attorneys in private practice, which includes materials, as well as breakfasts, lunches, and one dinner. Attorneys from non-profit/legal services organizations qualify for the special rate of $250.

Financial assistance was available with respect to travel and lodging expenses for attendees from nonprofit organizations.

The deadline to apply: Monday, August 1, 5pm Pacific Time, has now passed.

We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people of diverse genders/sexualities, people of color and/or with disabilities, to apply. Priority will be given to the California State Bar Qualified Legal Service Providers staff.

For more info email: Zachary McCoy (

Recent History

In 2015, our Training Institute took place in the San Francisco Bay Area for the 8th successive year and, for the first time, in Chicago!

Sep 17-19 – Oakland, CA
Sep 30 & Oct 1-2 – Chicago, IL