New Lawyers Roundtable: Opening Statements


Don’t miss the opportunity to get insights about Opening Statements from one of the top trial lawyers in the country! Deborah Chang of Panish Shea & Boyle will share her wealth of knowledge and experience on how to reach the jury through your opening statement. Bring your questions and learn how to #nailit.  

Roundtable Discussion Speaker:    

Deborah Chang is an attorney with the Los Angeles law firm of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP. She was part of the trial teams that received the two largest wrongful death verdicts in California in 2014, and four of the largest verdicts for 2015. She was named this year by the Daily Journal as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California. Deborah was the recipient of the 2014 CAOC Consumer Attorney of the Year Award, and was a finalist for the Woman Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2012. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles chapter of ABOTA, where she serves as Co-Chair of its Masters in Trial Program and a member of the National ABOTA Board. She is on the Executive Committee and Board of CAOC serving as the 4th Vice President and Communications Chair, and served as the 2015 Chair of the Diversity Committee. She also serves as a Minority Caucus delegate for AAJ. Deborah is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for Southern California.

Program Schedule:
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Roundtable Discussion


This meeting is open to current attorney members of CAALA, includes complimentary dinner buffet. Guests are not eligible to attend member-only programs.


Location & Parking

CAALA Conference Center
800 W. 6th Street, Suite 700
Downtown Los Angeles
*Parking is available after 4 pm for $9 (cash only) in our building's underground lot. Entrance is located on the west side of Flower, immediately south of the intersection.



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Cancellation Policy

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