MCLE Credit, Practice Tips, and Networking, All in One Event

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on December 12, 2016 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Meeting your Continuing Legal Education requirements can sometimes feel like a chore -- but MCLE doesn't have to be pain. (Really, we promise!) A good MCLE program isn't just informative and educational, it also gives you the chance to network with colleagues and rub elbows with some of the state's leading lawyers and judges.

Take, for example, Civil Litigation Challenges: Excelling in the "Big League," presented by The Rutter Group and the California Judges Association. (Disclosure: The Rutter Group is part of Thomson Reuters, FindLaw's parent company.) This "don't miss" event features not just insightful topics and helpful guidance, but presentations from some of California's best legal minds and a chance to mix and mingle with the state's top judges and attorneys.

Legal practitioners in California know that if you want to stay on top of your game, you have to stay on top of the law. But you can't read every legal update or blog post. Thankfully, events like The Rutter Group's 2017 Judge's Program allow you to get up-to-the-minute updates on important developments.

Highlights include an "evidence potpourri," focused on electronic evidence and case-specific hearsay in expert testimony, surveying important recent developments in evidence caselaw. There are also presentations on expert witnesses, covering how expert opinions are determined to be "reliable" or not and how attorneys can use 402 hearings to constrain expert testimony. Other topics include anti-SLAPP suits, attorney disqualification issues, specific jurisdiction, and appellate practice.

One-of-a-Kind Networking Opportunities

The presenters, too, are as impressive as the presentations. The event's roster includes a California Supreme Court justice, multiple superior court and appellate court judges, partners from leading law firms, and a keynote address by Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California Irvine School of Law. The presenters aren't just stuck behind a podium, either. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the panelists throughout the event.

Civil Litigation Challenges: Excelling in the "Big League" takes place on Saturday, February 25th, at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City. The event is worth seven hours of MCLE credit, including one hour of legal ethics credit.

And if the presenters, content or MCLE credit doesn't have you rushing to register yet, here's an extra bonus: Those who enroll on or before February 3rd get $100 off the tuition price.

So sign up today, before it's too late.

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