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|When||Wednesday, April 24, 2013 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
|Where||Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street
Downtown San Francisco
San Francisco, California 94105
PANELISTS DEBATE CONTROVERSIES IN LAND USE & ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
| Judge Terri Jackson
SF Superior Court
Director – JD & LLM Environmental Programs
Co-Director – Center on Urban Environmental Law
Professor at Law
Golden Gate University
| Jaclyn Prange
Natural Resource Defense Council
| Richard T. Drury
|MODERATED BY:||Vitaly Gashpar
Substantive Law Editor
Comedy Night & Kickoff for Food from the Bar 2013! Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Honorable Steve Austin (Contra Costa’s own 6 Million Dollar Man) will be our MC and assist us in our quest to hit the One Million Dollar mark in funds raised for the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano!
Headliner: Will Durst (well-known political satirist and comedian)
Opening Act: Irish Newsboys with Barry Melton (aka ‘the Fish’ of Country Joe and the Fish), singing Irish folk songs.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.?Show starts at 8:00 p.m.?BBQ Buffet: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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Certified Reporting Services is joining the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Women’s Section in sponsoring their Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Benefiting the Hon. Patricia Herron and Hon. Ellen James Scholarship Fund. Thursday, April 11, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Contra Costa Country Club. 801 Golf Club Rd., Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Please join us in honoring retiring CCC Superior Court Judge Joyce Cram for her service to the Women’s Section at our Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction. Proceeds from this event benefit the Hon. Patricia Herron & Hon. Ellen James Scholarship Fund.
Delicious wines and tasty hors d’oeuvres! Wineries include: Cellars 33, Lamborn Family Vineyards and Rockwall Wine Company.
We will be hosting a clothing drive for Wardrobe for Opportunity. Donations of gently used work apparel are appreciated.
Contact Megan Cohen at email@example.com or (925) 945-1880 for more information.
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Certified Reporting is proud to be a sponsor and official transcriber of the Recorders CLE Roundtables. The Recorder’s popular Recorder Roundtable events provide an excellent venue for professional CLE credit and high-level networking. These live, two-hour, moderated panel discussions feature leading legal practitioners who share practical skills and best practices around a variety of topical subjects.
Join us for “View from the Bench”, Wednesday, March 27 at the commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Get a front-row seat to a frank discussion between distinguished judges. Learn what they see exceptional litigators do to maximize their effectiveness in court. Discussion includes what the judges hope to see from litigators in briefs and oral arguments, what to watch out for in law and motion practice, common mistakes, and tips on appearances.
9:00-9:20 The characteristics of effective briefs and oral arguments
9:20-9:40 Do’s and don’ts of Law & Motion
9:40-9:55 Tips on courtroom appearances
9:55-10:15 Motions to confirm or vacate arbitration awards
10:15-10:30 common mistakes even the best litigators make
10:30-11:00 audience questions and answers
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|Presiding Judge Cynthia Ming-mei Lee
San Francisco Superior Court
|Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers
US District Court, Northern District
|Hon. David E. Hunter
|Judge Evelio Grillo
Alameda County Superior Court
|MODERATED BY:||Peter Keane
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law – Golden Gate University
Our Elimination of Bias MCLE last Friday February 22nd with Judge Lise Pearlman was a huge success. Over 20 Contra Costa County lawyers attended to hear Judge Pearlman review the greatest trials of the 20th Century and their impact on the ever evolving elimination of bias in our court systems. Lucky participants got to play roles in jury selection from the Huey Newton trial.
Extremely educational and entertaining, the MCLE Elimination of Bias event reminds us that it wasn’t long ago that segregation, the struggle for civil rights, and the right for women to vote (and hold positions of power), were huge issues (and they continue to be!). Certified Reporting is proud to show case such an important topic that is rarely spoken about.
A wonderful Luncheon catered by Jean Swan accompanied Judge Pearlman’s presentation and was enjoyed by all.
Congratulations to Marc Bouret who, on behalf of American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, was selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Marc achieved the AV Preeminent® peer review rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards!
Mr. Bouret is one of Certified Reporting’s favorite clients, who uses our Mediation center to mediate many ADRs. Great Job and wishing you nothing but continued success in the future.
Marc P. Bouret (M.B.A., J.D.) is an attorney-mediator, arbitrator, and negotiation consultant and trainer. He is principal of Bouret ADR & Mediation Firm. He has resolved disputes and crafted deals for more than 30-years as a litigator and his ADR experience covers a wide variety of substantive areas with service on eight court panels and is in the middle of a three year term on the Alameda County Superior Court ADR administration committee. He operates his full time Alternative Dispute Resolution practice from Walnut Creek, California