Palm Springs Program

We’ve selected the best experts with experience in the topics they will cover.

Friday, April 30

  • 8:45 - 9:45 am Track IMCLE: 1.0 GeneralLiens And ERISA

    Moderator: Jessica Becerra, McCune Wright Arevalo, LLPMedical Care Recovery Act LiensJohn J. Rice, John Rice, ESQWorkers' Comp Liens And How To Deal With That Nasty Subro AttorneyKeith P. More, Bentley & More, LLPERISA LiensKristin Hobbs, Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP

  • 9:50 - 10:10 amFireside Chat

    Moderator: Aaron HicksSpeaker: Wylie A. Aitken

  • 8:45 - 9:45 am Track IIMCLE: 1.0 GeneralDiscovery

    Moderator: Micheal Jeandron, Roberts | Jeandron LawStopping A Sub Rosa Surprise: Utilizing Discovery, Notices To Produce At Trial, And Motions In Limine To Discover And Block The Use Of Sub RosaClare Lucich, Bentley & More, LLPPractical Tips – MotionsTo CompelSteven M. Schuetze, Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLPJudicial PerspectiveHon. Janet M. Frangie, San Bernardino County Superior Court

  • 9:50 - 10:10 amFireside Chat

    Moderator: Lauren VogtSpeaker: Gregory L. Bentley

  • 10:15 - 11:15 am Track IMCLE: 1.0 GeneralThe Nuts And Bolts Of UM/UIM From Coverage To Arbitration

    Moderator: Whit D. Bertch, Bentley & More LLPExpanding and Finding UM/UIM Coverage And Identifying Potential Coverage IssuesBrynna Popka, McCune Wright Arevalo, LLPUM/UIM – Demands And Discovery: Preparing Your Case For ArbitrationCynthia A. Craig, Kubota & Craig, PCThe UM-UIM Arbitration: The Effective Use And Presentation Of EvidenceJohn A. Montevideo, DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo

  • 11:20 - 11:40 amFireside Chat

    Moderator: Danica CrittendenSpeakers: Bruce A. Broillet

  • 10:15 - 11:15 am Track IIMCLE: 1.0 GeneralNuances You Always Wanted To Know About Employment Law (But Were Afraid To Ask)

    Moderator: Christopher Heikaus Weaver, Aitken Campbell Heikaus Weaver LLPHow To Get The Defendant’s Attention Before Trial In Disability Discrimination CasesDaren H. Lipinsky, Rizio Lipinsky Law FirmEqual Pay Act: WTF?!Brian G. Hannemann, Hannemann Law Firm, APCCOVID-Related Employment UpdatesGenie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm

  • 11:20 - 11:40 amFireside Chat

    Moderator: Cristina GarciaSpeakers: Bob Simon

  • 11:45 am - 1 pmMCLE: 1.0 GeneralWelcome/Keynote

    What It’s Like To Try A Post Pandemic Trial?Deborah Chang, Athea Trial Lawyers LLPLegislative And Court Updates That Impact Your Clients And Your PracticeNancy Drabble, Consumer Attorneys Of CaliforniaModerator: Megan Demshki, Aitken*Aitken*Cohn

  • 1:30 am - 2:45 pm Track IMCLE: 1.25 GeneralLearned Tried And Tested Techniques - COVID

    Moderator: Jean-Simon Serrano, Heiting & IrwinThanks For The Help - Getting The Defendants To Prove Your CaseGregory L. Bentley, Bentley & More, LLPCross-Exam Of The Defense Expert Witnesses From Depo Through TrialGeoffrey S. Wells, Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLPFrom Kid Gloves to Iron Fists – Reigning in Difficult WitnessesDoris Cheng, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & SchoenbergerJudicial PerspectiveHon. Thomas A. Delaney, Orange County Superior Court

  • 2:50 - 3:10 pmFireside Chat

    Moderator: Siannah Collado BouttéSpeaker: Carl Douglas

  • 1:30 am - 2:45 pm Track IIMCLE: 1.25 GeneralIs There MAGIC In Binding Arbitration And Bench Trials In The Times Of COVID? COVID Pros And Cons

    Moderator: Taylor DeRosa, Rizio Lipinsky Law FirmArbitrating Your CallSean M. Burke, Burke | ArgosThe Difference Between A Jury And An Arbitrator And How It Should Effect Your PresentationCynthia Chihak, Chihak & MartelDon't Be Afraid Of The BenchDarren Aitken, Aitken*Aitken*CohnJudicial Perspective: Bench TrialsHon. Bryan F. Foster, San Bernardino County Superior Court

  • 3:15 - 4:15 pm Track IMCLE: 1.0 GeneralTips For Moderrn Law Firm Management During COVID-Don't Be Scared!

    Moderator: Benjamin Ikuta, Hodes Milman Ikuta LLPESI (Be Afraid)Douglas B. Vanderpool, The Vanderpool Law FirmPaper Sucks! Foundation Of The Modern Law FirmJustin H. King, Law Office of Justin H. KingHow COVID Restrictions and Requirements Affects Your Firm and EmployeesLindsey Aitken, Aitken Campbell Heikaus Weaver LLP

  • 3:15 - 4:15 pm Track IIMCLE: 1.0 GeneralHot Topics In Mass Tort And Class Actions: What You Don't Know Might Get You Burned

    Moderator: Kenny S. Ramirez, Law Office of Kenny S. RamirezUpdate On Select Mass Torts: JUUL, Talc, And Allergen Breast ImplantsMark P. Robinson, Jr. and Lila Razmara, Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.Labeling Class ActionsAbbas Kazerounian, Kazerouni Law Group, APCSpotting Successful Mass Tort Cases And How To Handle Them From Big to SmallKristy M. Arevalo, McCune Wright Arevalo, LLPFinding And Handling A Mini Mass TortDeborah S. Dixon, Gomez Trial Attorneys

  • 4:30 - 5:30 pm Track IMCLE: 1.0 GeneralPractice Tips And Techniques For Admitting And Objecting To Evidence At Trial

    Moderator: Jason R. Sanchez, Rizio Lipinsky Law FirmLaying The Foundation For Your EvidenceSiannah Collado Boutté, S.C. Law, APC“OBJECTION, Hearsay.” Yikes! What now?Bruce A. Broillet, Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLPSamples In How It's DoneBibianne U. Fell, Athea Trial Lawyers LLPJudicial PerspectiveHon. Wilfred J. Schneider, San Bernardino County Superior Court

  • 4:30 - 5:30 pm Track IIMCLE: 1.0 GeneralWrite To Win

    Moderator: Lynn Pierce Whitlock, Rizio Lipinsky Law FirmFinding Nuggets in MSJ'sMatthew W. Clark, Bentley & More, LLPWin More Trial Court Motions With The Best BriefValerie T. McGinty, Law Office of Valerie T. McGintyCommon Issues In Appellate BriefingHolly N. Boyer, Esner, Chang & BoyerJudicial PerspectiveHon. Thomas S. Garza, San Bernardino County Superior Court

  • 5:30 - 6:30 pmWelcome Reception

    Guest Speaker: Assemblymember Eloise Gõmez Reyes

Saturday, May 1

  • 8:45 - 9:45 am Track IMCLE: 1.0 GeneralHandling And Following The Bad Faith Case- COVID What's Happening

    Moderator: Steven Geeting, Law Offices of Steven C. GeetingBusiness Interruption ClaimsRicardo Echeverria, Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLPHandling The First Party Bad Faith Case After A Natural DisasterBrian S. Kabateck/Shant Karnikian, Kabateck LLPBad Faith And Financial Elder AbuseEvangeline Fisher Grossman, Evangeline Fisher Grossman Law

  • 8:45 - 9:45 am Track IIMCLE: 1.0 GeneralTips On Dealing With Sub Rosa And Social Media

    Moderator: Marina Pacheco, Kabateck LLPUsing Social Media To Your Advantage At TrialBrad Simon, The Simon Law GroupWhat To Do When You Don’t See It Coming And The Sub Rosa Dude/Dudette Shows Up At The CourtroomRobert B. Gibson, Gibson & HughesHow Social Media Evidence Impacts The Jury & Barriers To Its AdmissibilityHon. Jackson Lucky, Riverside County Superior Court

  • 10:15 - 11:15 am Track IMCLE: 1.0 GeneralGovernment Tort Liability

    Moderator: Samuel Bruchey, Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLPNegligent Supervision - School's Duty To Supervise Students And EmployeesTaylor Rayfield, Manly, Stewart & FinaldiAvoiding Landmines, Hand Grenades, And Malpractice In Premise Cases Against Public EntitiesCory R. Weck, McCune Wright Arevalo, LLPOvercoming Government ImmunitiesGregory G. Rizio, Rizio Lipinsky Law Firm

  • 11:20 - 11:40 amFireside Chat

    Moderator: Lauren VogtSpeaker: Bill Shapiro

  • 10:15 - 11:15 am Track IIMCLE: 1.0 GeneralSexual Abuse/Assault

    Moderator: Allegra Rineer, Kubota & Craig, PCSexual Assault Case: From Victimhood To EmpowermentMicha Star Liberty, Liberty LawLiability Of Third-Party Defendants In Sexual Assault And Abuse CasesYoshiaki C. Kubota, Kubota & Craig, PCThe Crucial Interplay Between Criminal And Sex Abuse CasesDave M. Ring, Taylor & Ring

  • 11:20 - 11:40 amFireside Chat

    Moderator: Kristen HobbsSpeaker: Deborah Chang

  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pmMCLE: 1.0 EthicsKeynote: Wrongs, Righted, Injustice Addressed, Laws Clarified. Result May Vary

    Justice William W. Bedsworth, Associate Justice, 4th District Court of AppealModerator: Cynthia A. Craig, Kubota & Craig, PC

  • 1:15 am - 2:30 pm Track IMCLE: 1.25 GeneralKiller Presentations: Creating And Using PowerPoint's During Discovery And At Trial

    Moderator: Vincent D. Howard, Gibson & HughesThe Power Of Visual Presentations: Throughout Your CaseShannon Lukei, Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.PowerPoint, Preparing To Tell The storyWilliam D. Shapiro, Law Offices of William D. ShapiroUse Of PowerPoint in Closing ArgumentChristine D. Spagnoli, Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLPJudicial PerspectiveHon. Gilbert Ochoa, San Bernardino County Superior Court

  • 1:15 am - 2:30 pm Track IIMCLE: 1.25 GeneralHowell, Sanchez, Pebley (Roundtable Discussion)

    Moderator: Bryan L. McNally, McNally Law FirmConal Doyle, Doyle LawGreyson M. Goody, The Simon Law GroupMichelle M. West, Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.Hon. Nathan Scott, Orange County Superior Court

  • 2:35 - 2:55 pmFireside Chat

    Moderator: Kenny RamirezSpeakers: Mike Bidart

  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm Track IMCLE: 1.0 GeneralIdentifying and Understanding Unique Issues In PI

    Moderator: Brian Shapiro, Law Offices of William D. ShapiroRecognizing The CRPS DiagnosisGeraldine G. Ly, Law Offices of Geraldine LyProduct Liability And How To Settle The CaseH. Gavin Long, Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLPIdeas vs. Understanding: Full Justice through Story-Telling for Non-Economic DamagesCynthia D. Hafif-Stonehouse, Hafif-Stonehouse Law GroupTips For Finding Golden Nuggets In Your PI CaseEric D. Paris, Esq., The Paris Firm

  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm Track IIMCLE: 1.0 GeneralTrends In Elder Abuse Litigation (Financial Elder Abuse, ADA, Electronic Records)

    Moderator: Casey R. Johnson, Aitken*Aitken*CohnNew Frontiers: Use Of The ADA And Unruh Act In Elder Abuse CasesKathryn Stebner, Stebner & AssociatesDiscovery In Punitive Conduct CasesKimberly Valentine, Valentine Law Group, APCBehind Closed Doors: Elder Abuse and Neglect in California Nursing HomesAnne Marie Murphy, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLPEvaluating And Preparing A Commercial Financial Abuse Case Under The Elder Abuse And Dependent Adult Civil Protection ActFrank J. Fox, Jr., Majors & Fox LLP

  • 4:30 - 5:30 pmMCLE: 1.0 GeneralMasters Roundtable: Top Tips From The Legends

    Moderator: Megan Demshki, Aitken*Aitken*CohnPotential Harm As A Factor In Determining Punitive Damages In A Low Compensatory Damages CaseMichael J. Bidart, Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLPTaking Risks: Why “Every Wrong Deserves a Remedy” Matters!Wylie A. Aitken, Aitken*Aitken*CohnThe Jury Trial: We Have A Whole New Ball GameMary E. Alexander, Mary Alexander & AssociatesRun Like A Girl, Fight Like A Girl, Try That Case Like A Girl!Gretchen M. Nelson, Nelson & Fraenkel LLPJudicial PerspectiveHon. Linda S. Marks, Orange County Superior Court

  • 5:30 - 6:30 pmClosing Reception: CAOIE's Honoring The Bench