CAALA | ASCDC | LA-ABOTA Joint Litigation Conference



A Joint Seminar & Reception for CAALA, ASCDC and LA-ABOTA Members

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The L.A. Hotel Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. –   Registration & Exhibitors
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. –   Program
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. –   Reception

MCLE: 2.25 Hours Credit, including 1.5 Hours Ethics Credit


Topics & Speakers:

Welcome Remarks
Ricardo Echeverria, CAALA President; Clark Hudson, ASCDC President; Randy Even, LA-ABOTA President

Court Updates From Around the Counties
Hon. Daniel Buckley, LASC Presiding Judge
including Presiding Judges (or Assistant Presiding Judges) from Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Orange, San Diego, and Ventura Counties

Ethical Conduct in Court: Dignity, Courtesy & Integrity
Hon. Kevin Brazile, LASC Assistant Presiding Judge

Civility in the Courtroom and During Trial

Judicial Perspective:
Hon. Debre Weintraub, LASC Supervising Judge of Civil Courts
Hon. Samantha Jessner, LASC Assistant Supervising Judge of Civil Courts

Plaintiff Perspective:
Gary Dordick of Law Offices of Gary A. Dordick
Genie Harrison of Genie Harrison Law Firm
​Brian Panish of Panish, Shea & Boyle

Defense Perspective:
Dick Carroll of Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McKenna & Peabody
Edith Matthai of Robie & Matthai
Kevin Smith of Wood Smith Henning & Berman


Registration Fees:

CAALA Members: $50
ASCDC Members: $50
LA-ABOTA Members: $50
Current Sitting Judges: FREE

Non-Members: $100 (join either CAALA or ASCDC now and attend for free - subject to member qualifications)


Location Directions & Parking:

The L.A. Hotel Downtown
333 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Hotel Valet Parking Only: $15.00 (enter on Figueroa St.)


The L.A. Hotel Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Alternative Resolution Centers

Doctors on Liens

Patrick Farber

Z Settlement Advisors