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Judges’ Night Gala

Bloc15 252 2nd Street, Oakland

Sponsorship opportunities available
Contact Mariana Harris at 925-257-4214 or

41st Annual What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2022 In Review


To practice successfully in 2023, you need to know about the new statutes and judicial decisions that affect tort liability and civil procedure. Miss this program at your own risk!
3.0 hours of MCLE credit (includes 1.0 hour of ethics)

Premises Liability: Obtaining Full Damages for Your Disabled Clients


When disabled persons are victims of premises liability, identifying possible ADA violations can allow for additional remedies to include Treble Damages; possible preclusion of comparative fault; attorney’s fees and a ruling Howell does not apply. Ms. McGuinness and Mr. Gatto will discuss the interplay of these issues and ideas for litigation including discovery and trial.

ACCTLA’s Spring Cocktail Reception

Trader Vic's 9 Anchor Drive, Emeryville, CA, United States

ACCTLA members, Superior Court Judges and Commissioners from Contra Costa County and Alameda County, Appellate Justices, Northern District Federal Judges, Magistrate Justices and their guests are invited to attend a reception honoring our Alameda County Trial Judge of the Year - Kelli Evans.

Getting a Winning Verdict in Your Personal Life


Whoever said the life of a lawyer would be easy? Whether we are coming home after dealing with a difficult client, addressing challenges in our cases, or spending a long day in the courtroom, we are constantly dealing with stressful situations. In this one our lunch session, our own Gary Gwilliam will explore the difficult topics of mental health, stress management and substance abuse. Mr. Gwilliam has written authored a memoir titled: Getting a Winning Verdict in My Personal Life: A Trial Lawyer Finds His Soul. He shares his personal journey of addiction in the hopes that he can help other attorneys dealing with similar issues. You will not want to miss it.


It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times – MCLE


Learn from the best! Join Judges Sabraw and Herbert for their tips and tricks to use at your next mediation. Learn how to meet, and indeed exceed, great expectations for success, including how to incorporate the changes of the last few years and how they can be used to your benefit.


ACCTLA’s 5th Annual BBQ and Potluck

Roberts Regional Recreational Area 10570 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA, United States

ACCTLA will provide meat and veggie entrees, bring your favorite salad, side or dessert! Families, kids and games encouraged!

MCLE – State Supreme Court Adopts Lawyer “Snitch” Rule



The Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar have a new addition as of August 1- Rule 8.3. This Rule mandates all lawyers "shall" without delay report to the State Bar "credible evidence that another lawyer has engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or reckless or intentional misrepresentation or misappropriation of funds or property that raises a substantial question as to that lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects."
What does Rule 8.3 mean? How will it impact my relations with other attorneys, my colleagues, my attorney friends, and even business partners? What does "credible evidence" of misconduct mean? What happens if I don't report another attorney?
MANDATORY REPORTING OF OTHERS' MISCONDUCT IS HERE! Have these and many other questions addressed by our panel of ethics and practice experts- the Bay Area's first seminar for trial lawyers on how to live with Rule 8.3!


Diversity Mixer

Seawolf Public House 350 4th Street, Oakland, CA, United States

Join ACCTLA and member of other Minority Bar Coalition members for drinks, appetizers and mingling.