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May 2021

Virtual Trials: How to Prepare and What to Expect

May 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Virtual
$10.00

COVID continues to impact our lives and the Judicial System in very significant and daunting ways. Join us for a look into how to prepare witnesses, clients, experts for virtual testimony. Find out what to expect from virtual jury selection and pre-trial motions. Get tips from colleagues who took a virtual/zoom trial from start to finish and hear their do’s and don’ts on what to expect in this world of zoom trials.

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TRANSVERSING THE MINE FIELD – HOT TOPICS IN LIEN RESOLUTION FOR 2021

May 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Virtual
$10.00

Lien resolution remains the tail wagging the dog in many personal injury cases. Keeping up with shifting strategies and changes in the law is an endless battle. This Seminar will both provide a review of recent changes as well as provide specific strategies to maximize reductions, while assuring closed files remain that way. We will address statutory liens such as CMS and Med-iCal as well as contract-based liens/reimbursement claims under both State and Federal law. Attendees will have access to a data hold that includes model documents such as pleadings, correspondence, Settlement Agreement, etc.

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STRESS REDUCTION IN THE COVID ERA WITH GARY AND JAYME

May 27, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT
Virtual
$10

Join Gary Gwilliam and Jayme Walker who will lead a morning session of self-care and stress reduction. You won’t want to miss this hour of Competence MCLE credit which will explore
• Stress Relief Tips
• The Future of Stress in Times of COVID
• Substance Abuse while Working from Home
• Easing the Stress of Getting Back to Normal

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July 2021

TBI Symptoms Treatment with TMS

July 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Virtual

Join us for this informative talk with Harpreet Singh, MD, QME while he walks us through Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms Treatment with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. If you have a case with a Traumatic Brain Injury (or might someday), you won’t want to miss this program.

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August 2021

Identification and Preservation of Electronically Stored Information

August 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Virtual

Electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation has changed significantly in recent years. Once almost exclusively digitized paper records and email archives, the varieties of ESI have multiplied exponentially. Similarly, the locations where ESI are stored are more numerous than ever, including mobile, cloud, and IoT. The result is a complex effort to find and collect relevant data in whatever location or format it is stored. This presentation covers these technical topics from the perspective of the legal practitioner, highlighting the key factors an attorney should consider to ensure that all relevant data has been identified and preserved.

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Third Annual ACCTLA BBQ and Potluck

August 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Haley Law Office, 1633 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA United States
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THIRD ANNUAL SUMMER BBQ AND POTLUCK Saturday, August 28 – 3pm Haley Law Office – Parking Lot 1633 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland ACCTLA will provide meat and veggie entrees. Please bring your favorite salads, sides or dessert. Join ACCTLA for our first, post-COVID, in-person event! RSVP by August 20 to Mariana Harris – 925-257-4214 or by e-mail to ACCTrialLawyers@gmail.com  

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October 2021

Generational Changes in the Law

October 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm PDT
Virtual

California lawyers are only 32% people of color, but the workforce is growing more diverse with each passing year. At the same time, generational values of Millennials and Gen Z are beginning to permeate society, and also into law. What are some of these trends and why do they matter? In order to be prepared for the changing nature of the workforce, Chris will provide an overview of some of the key values that undergird strong, relevant, and modern legal organizations.

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January 2022

40th Annual What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2021 In Review

January 25 @ 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm PST
Virtual

To practice successfully in 2022, 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)

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March 2022

Judges’ Night Gala

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT
Rotunda Oakland, 300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA United States

Sponsorship opportunities available
Contact Mariana Harris at 925-257-4214 or acctriallawyers@gmail.com

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April 2022

Spring Social

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Trader Vic’s, 9 Anchor Drive
Emeryville, CA United States
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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 join us for drinks and appetizers. ACCTrialLawyers@gmail.com to RSVP.

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Litigating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Post-Concussive Symptoms

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Virtual
$15.00

Join us for this informative talk with Harpreet Singh, MD, QME and Teresa Li to learn how to select and litigate mild traumatic brain injury cases. If you have a case with a Traumatic Brain Injury (or might someday), you won’t want to miss this program.

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May 2022

Maximizing Economic Damage Recovery – MCLE

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Virtual

Emotional, physical, and psychological harm and losses: How to get Judges, Mediators, Juries and Defense representatives to recognize and fairly compensate the injured client for the injuries for which 'no fixed standard exists.' (CACI 3905A, 3921 & 3922)

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July 2022

Fourth Annual Summer BBQ and Potluck!

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Roberts Regional Recreational Area, 10570 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA United States
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More details to come!

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A’s Game with CAOC-NLD

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
Oakland Coliseum Oakland, United States + Google Map

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September 2022

ACCTLA’s Diversity Mixer

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Seawolf Public House, 350 4th Street
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Join us for drinks and snacks while meeting attorneys from other minority bar associations. RSVP to ACCTrialLawyers@gmail.com

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We have a Settlement, but Wait, the Defense Wants a Confidentiality Clause in the Release. What Now?

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Virtual
$15.00

Join Gary Gwilliam, Arthur Bryant, and Robert Wood for an in depth, interactive discussion about confidentiality clauses in settlement releases. Confidential
settlements – Are they legal, ethical, taxable, and finally, a good idea?

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