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Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Kathleen O'Leary
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Employment Law
Speaker:  Michelle Reinglass
Summary:   Whether you are taking on your first employment law client or your fiftieth, employment law expert Michelle Reinglass’ guidelines will help you perfect your employment client intake interviews. ... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Maria Hernandez
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Intake – Client Red Flags
Speaker:  Julie McCoy
Summary:   Figuring out when to say “yes” and when to say “no” in the initial client intake process can make the difference between a successful client engagement and a major headache! Seasoned litigator and appellate attorney Julie McCoy shares invaluable insight into the intake process by pointing out six re... more
Title:  Taking & Defending Depositions
Speaker:  Yoshiaki Kubota
Summary:   The key to a successful deposition - whether defending or taking - is preparation. Developing and honing the skills necessary for taking and defending depositions is the focus of this presentation by trial attorney Yoshiaki Kubota. Gain useful insight as a successful litigator provides preparation t... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Cormac J. Carney
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Magistrate Judge Criminal Duty
Speaker:  The Honorable Douglas F. McCormick
Summary:   Learn more about criminal duty Magistrate practices with the Honorable Douglas McCormick. Judge McCormick reviews criminal duty procedures – providing a judicial perspective of the Court’s obligations and procedures as he discusses the issues most commonly encountered in federal criminal duty matter... more
Title:  What It Means To Be A Trial Lawyer
Speaker:  Roy L. Comer
Summary:   On the fence about pursuing a legal career as a litigator? Watch this presentation by veteran trial attorney Roy Comer who provides valuable insights into not only what it takes to be a litigator, but also what it means to be a trial lawyer. ... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable William Claster
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Tips on Conducting an Initial Interview in a DUI Matter
Speaker:  Kate T. Corrigan
Summary:   Former prosecutor Kate Corrigan provides tips and highlights potential pitfalls for new attorneys conducting initial interviews with potential DUI clients.... more
Title:  Managing Client Expectations Before Mediation
Speaker:  John B. Hurlbut, Jr.
Summary:   Preparation and client communication are the hallmarks of successfully managing your client’s expectations before mediation. Walk though these crucial phases of pre-mediation preparation with attorney John Hurlbut as he highlights important considerations and provides you with practical advice for m... more
Title:  How to Conduct Intake in a Conservatorship Matter
Speaker:  Pearl G. Mann
Summary:   Enjoy this video which walks you through – in a first person format – the process used by attorney Pearl Mann as she intakes a basic conservatorship matter. This example will highlight a set of basic steps that may be used or taken into consideration when preparing to meet with a potential conserva... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Nathan R. Scott
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Basics of an Unlawful Detainer Action
Speaker:  G. Emmett Raitt, Jr.
Summary:   Real estate litigation specialist Emmett Raitt Jr provides a wealth of information on the basics of taking on an unlawful detainer action.... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Cheri Pham
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  A Playbook for Navigating Federal Court Rules
Speaker:  The Honorable Josephine L. Staton
Summary:   Federal Rules, and local rules, and Judges Standing Orders – Oh, My! Confused by the interplay between the Federal Rules, local rules and individual judicial Standing Orders? You’re not alone. This excellent video presentation by U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton provides helpful information a... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Sherri L. Honer
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Conducting Intake in an Immigration Matter
Speaker:  David Hirson
Summary:   Spend 10 minutes with veteran immigration attorney David Hirson as he provides an overview of the immigration intake process and discusses various visa categories.... more
Title:  Research Tips and Tricks: Research Beyond Westlaw
Speaker:  David Hesseltine
Summary:   Experienced Senior Research attorney for the Court of Appeal describes a wide range of online legal research resources.... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Deborah C. Servino
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Billing: How to Collect Fees
Speaker:  Michael Gazin
Summary:   40 year attorney Michael Gazin shares his time-tested tips for effective billing practices.... more
Title:  ABC’s of Drafting a Civil Complaint
Speaker:  R. Thomas Peterson
Summary:   Tips from an experienced litigator on where to begin and how best to proceed when drafting a civil complaint... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  Commissioner Glenn Mondo
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Gregg L. Prickett
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable John Adams
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Steven L. Perk
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Robert J. Moss
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Mary Schulte
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Frederick P. Aguirre
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Karen L. Robinson
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Linda S. Marks
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Steven Bromberg
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Tips for success in Law & Motion
Speaker:  Dean Zipser
Summary:   Tips for success in Law & Motion, before, during and after the hearing, from a Past President of the OCBA and veteran litigator.... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Sheila Fell
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Reflections on a prestigious 45-year career
Speaker:  Thomas Malcolm
Summary:   Reflections on a prestigious 45-year career by one of Orange County’s preeminent trial attorneys, including lessons gleaned from the ups and downs along the way.... more
Title:  Intake in a Personal Injury Matter
Speaker:  Darren Aitken
Summary:   Practical tips for conducting the initial interview with the potential personal injury plaintiff, including the 3 critical areas that must be assessed for a meaningful evaluation of the viability of the client's claim.... more
Title:  Anticipating and Avoiding Corporate Indictment
Speaker:  John Hueston
Summary:   OCBA 2011 President and former Enron Prosecutor John Hueston addresses representing the corporation in connection with threatened criminal prosecution: Tips on avoiding an indictment and deter prosecution.... more
Title:  Navigating the Probate Court
Speaker:  The Honorable Randall Sherman
Summary:   Orange County Superior Court Probate Judge Randall Sherman provides a primer on handling conservatorships and guardianships, including an overview of applicable statutes and Judicial Council forms.... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Glenda Sanders
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Alternative Dispute Resolution
Speaker:  Stuart Jasper
Summary:   Veteran litigator Stuart Jasper discusses how to win at mediation, including proper timing, preparation, mediation and settlement structures, and how a successful mediator addresses potential impasses and attempts to provide the most value for each side.... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Lon Hurwitz
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Why Good Lawyers Volunteer
Speaker:  Ken Babcock
Summary:   From the Director of the Orange County Public Law Center, how doing pro bono service can enrich you as a person and as an attorney, including an overview about PLC, what it does, and opportunities for volunteering within PLC and beyond.... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Francisco Firmat
Summary:   A seasoned bench officer offers practical and inspirational advice for doing justice, honoring your client and yourself, avoiding burn-out, and getting the most out of your practice.... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Kazuharu Makino
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Tips For Practicing Before The Civil Complex Panel
Speaker:  The Honorable Gail Andler
Summary:   Everything you need to know about practicing before the Civil Complex Panel of the Orange County Superior Court shared by one of its jurists, a veteran judge of the OC Superior Court.... more
Title:  Criminal Trial Preparation Tips
Speaker:  The Honorable Nancy Stock
Summary:   Criminal trial preparation tips from the former Presiding Judge of the Orange County Superior Court, including insights specific to practice before the Orange County Superior Court, as well as lessons applicable to practice before any court.... more
Title:  The Critical Role That Lawyers Play
Speaker:  The Honorable Andrew Guilford
Summary:   A Federal District Judge’s observations on the critical role that lawyers play in our system of justice and the importance of effectively communicating your client’s position to the judge and jury.... more
Title:  A Guided Tour Of The OC Community Court
Speaker:  The Honorable Wendy Lindley
Summary:   A guided tour of the Orange County Community Court and the many social services that are housed there presented by the Judge who was instrumental in its founding. ... more
Title:  An A To Z Guide On The Practice Of Family Law
Speaker:  Mark Minyard
Summary:   A veteran family-law attorney provides an A to Z guide on the practice of family law, with emphasis on traps and pitfalls to avoid.... more
Title:  How To Prepare A Winning Case For Trial
Speaker:  Thomas Pistone
Summary:   A 30-year trial veteran shares his insider tips on how to prepare a winning case for trial, including preparation of the opening statement, witness examinations, checklists, outlines, the trial notebook, and more.... more
Title:  Trial Skills: Addressing the Jury
Speaker:  The Honorable Nho Trong Nguyen
Summary:   A view from the bench…Judge Nguyen provides a judicial perspective and several useful tips on presenting yourself and your client to a jury in the most favorable way. Judge Nguyen discusses jury selection as well as opening statements. ... more
Title:  Settlement Agreements
Speaker:  Martha K. Gooding
Summary:   Attorney Martha Gooding shares tips for memorializing settlement terms into a cohesive and effective settlement agreement.... more
Title:  The 998 Offer
Speaker:  Wylie Aitken
Summary:   Nationally recognized trial attorney Wylie Aitken discusses the basics of 998 offers: The effects of making and receiving statutory pretrial settlement offers as well as tactics and strategies.... more
Title:  Judicial Profile
Speaker:  The Honorable Franz E. Miller
Summary:   This Judicial Profile is intended to provide our valued OCBA members with access to information about Orange County Superior Court judges that is both insightful and relevant. In the following video clips participating judges, in their own words, provide you with a wealth of information on practici... more
Title:  Fee Agreements
Speaker:  Robert K. Sall
Summary:   Attorney Robert Sall provides a 'nutshell' presentation on fee agreements including valuable resources, must-know code sections, and practical tips.... more
Title:  Preparing Your Client for Deposition
Speaker:  William S. O'Hare
Summary:   Veteran attorney William O'Hare discusses the ins and outs of preparing your client for deposition.... more
Title:  Civility in the Courtroom
Speaker:  The Honorable Kim R. Hubbard
Summary:   Judge Hubbard offers a judicial perspective and some excellent advice on the importance of practicing civility - as well as law - in the courtroom.... more
Title:  Persuasive Writing
Speaker:  Marjorie G. Fuller
Summary:   Appellate attorney and professional writer Marjorie Fuller provides invaluable tips and advice on how to write like a persuasive pro.... more
Title:  Law and Motion: Ex Parte Notice
Speaker:  The Honorable Thierry P. Colaw
Summary:   A view from the bench…Judge Colaw provides a judicial perspective and several useful tips on filing Ex Parte applications.... more
Title:  Do What You Love, Love What You Do
Speaker:  Jeanne A. Thomas
Summary:   Attorney Jeanne Thomas shares some valuable insights as well as her own unique perspective on balancing life/work issues in the practice of law.... more