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November 2020

QUARANTINE TRIAL SCHOOL:What Zoom, Masks & the Toilet Paper Shortage Taught an Old Warrior About Flesh & Blood Jury Trials

November 11 @ 12:00 pm PST

In this seminar, Dan Horowitz will explore the new world of social media, Zoom, 10 second conversations, detached relationships in the context of old school traditions of the trial lawyer as actor, orator, entertainer and communicator. Horowitz will argue that we can harness the new technologies and understand the new brain structures of the digital generation while preserving the moral and emotional connection that defined the great trial lawyers and made these actor warriors a driving force for change and social justice.

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Art and Social Justice with Prof Jennie Hirsh

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST

This Conversation will explore art that promotes social justice. Focused on examples drawn from the past 40 years, we will discuss public art commissions, including murals, sculpture, and performance in cities including Philadelphia, New York, and Santa Fe, in the US, as well as selected cities abroad, such as Rio de Janeiro, London, and more. Specifically, we will examine how artists have transformed urban landscapes through programs like Philadelphia's Mural Arts and organizations such as New York City's Creative Time, considering how artists have confronted discrimination based on race, class, and gender orientation.
Led by an expert on modern and contemporary art, Jennie Hirsh, this interactive seminar will highlight how artists have used their vision to raise awareness about social injustices and prejudice through specific art objects, installations, and performative events that combine art and politics with an aim toward effecting change. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of how art can help the viewer understand historical challenges of the past as well as those that continue to undermine justice in the present.

Jennie Hirsh (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College) is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton and Columbia Universities, as well as pre-doctoral fellowships from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Wolfsonian FIU. Hirsh has authored essays on artists including Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Yinka Shonibare, and Regina Silveira, and is co-editor, with Isabelle Wallace, of Contemporary Art and Classical Myth (Ashgate 2011)

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December 2020

What Trial Lawyers Need to Know About Appeals

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

As trial lawyers, your focus is – as it should be – on the pre-trial and trial phases of litigation. But if it becomes apparent that your case is headed for an appeal, being proactive can make the difference between success and failure. What are the most important things that trial lawyers need to know, in order to best position their cases for appeal – either as appellant or appellee?
• Protecting the Record
• Knowing when to Appeal
• Appeals to the California and United States Supreme Courts
• Appellate Traps and Pitfalls for the Unwary
• Understanding Writs

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January 2021

Judges’ Night Gala

January 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Rotunda Oakland, 300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA United States
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Sponsorship opportunities available
Contact Mariana Harris at 925-257-4214 or acctriallawyers@gmail.com

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