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Free MCLE Program June 14

PDF iconWednesday, June 14, Noon to 1:00pm, Choosing a Retirement Solution For Your Small Business Client

Presented by Christine Kerley, J.D.
Benefit Advisor with the U.S. Department of Labor
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit

DOL Seal ImageThe U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, developed this presentation to assist attendees in choosing a retirement plan for small businesses.  The program provides an overview of different retirement plans and their features.  This presentation is part both agencies’ ongoing efforts to help small employers and their service providers to understand and comply with federal retirement plan tax reporting and fiduciary law by providing publications, websites, outreach and telephone assistance.

Christine Kerley has worked with EBSA since 2006, during which time she has held positions as Investigator and Benefit Advisor.  She has conducted investigations and informal reviews dealing with a wide range of ERISA compliance issues.  Ms. Kerley is a member of the California State Bar, and holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

This is the first in a series on employment benefits presented by the U.S. Department of Labor and the San Francisco Law Library. MCLE materials will be provided at the program. For more information, check out our events LibGuide.

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Special Event at the Law Library June 7

Senior United States District Court Judge Thelton Henderson
Talks about his career, serving justice and community

PDF iconWednesday, June 7, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm


Judge Thelton Henderson, joined by Breaking New Ground author Richard B. Kuhns, will celebrate and look back at impactful decisions from the judge’s career — a career that includes notable decisions on veterans’ affairs, educational and prison reform, and the environment. They will also look back at Judge Henderson’s role as a local community activist as a young attorney and what it means to today’s lawyers who want to serve justice and community.

For more information on this and other programs, see our events LibGuide.

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Recent Judge Program

Classroom v. Courtroom: Law School Reform & Reform in the Courts
Presented by the Honorable Curtis E. A. Karnow
Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court

April 20, One Hour of Free MCLE

Curtis Karnow, a judge on the Superior Court of San Francisco, on the occasion of his new book, Litigation in Practice, discussed reforms in law school classrooms and law journals – reforms needed to help lawyers, and the courts, better do their work.

Litigation in Practice by Curtis E. A. Karnow
Author of Rutter’s Civil Procedure Before Trial (West/Thomson Reuters), Superior Court Judge Curtis E. A. Karnow’s Litigation in Practice provides invaluable tips, court room strategies and helpful insights of the trial process, with a no-nonsense writing style, offering “court room do’s and don’ts” that every new trial lawyer and student needs in understanding that “law is what happens in the courtroom.” Other sections provide advanced practical guidance for settlement, case management, using case precedent, and expert testimony. -Publisher

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1.5 Hours Free Participatory MCLE on February 9

PDF iconThursday, February 9, 2017, Noon to 1:30pm, Moskovitz and Stein on Writing Winning Appeals and Writs
Co-sponsored with CEB Logo
Presented by Myron Moskovitz and Court of Appeal Justice William Stein (Ret.)
1.5 Hours of free participatory MCLE Credit in person at the SF Law Library, including 1.5 hours in Appellate Practice and 1.5 hours in Writ Practice Specialization
Also available via WebEx live stream by CEB

Attorneys who think strategically and creatively when writing an appellate brief or a petition for writ significantly boost their chances of winning.  Appellate expert Myron Moskovitz and retired Court of Appeal Justice William Stein provide practical insights and real-life lessons to help you better your position.  Learn how to craft legal arguments that will engage and persuade an appellate justice to rule in your client’s favor.

You will learn how to:

  • Evaluate which issues are worth appealing or petitioning for writAdvise your client on whether to appeal or file a writ
  • Write to persuade an appellate justice
  • Change your way of thinking as you draft
  • Use new, practical tools in your writing approach
  • Assess your legal arguments strategically
  • Apply your strategy consistently
  • Use techniques designed to change the justice’s mind at oral argument