Training Institute

The THREE-Day 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. MCLE credit is available.

2017 Training INSTITUTES

Oakland: September 13-15

Los Angeles: September 26-28

Students will learn 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

This program is designed for attorneys who have limited experience in class action litigation and/or some exposure to general litigation and are looking to expand their plaintiff-side class action capacity. Class size is limited to no more than 20 students to ensure a quality experience for all attendees.

The cost of the program is $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 a special rate of $250.

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

Deadline to apply: Monday, July 31, 5pm Pacific Time.

To apply please fill out the application form. For more information email: Lindsay Nako.

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

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 | Sep 14-16, 2016


Los Angeles Class | Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2016


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