Sunday, January 03, 2010 4:12 PM
WHAT: Developed specifically for members of the media, this free seminar is a hands-on inside perspective about the civil justice system:
how to cover a civil versus criminal trial, trial ABCs, how the civil justice system works, key ins and outs when covering a trial, how to reach spokespeople quickly and efficiently, etc.
WHY: High interest among the public in these trials and their outcomes. Increasing need to have reporters prepared to cover any number of issues as the staff mix evolves.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Reporters who cover the courts, legal matters, City reporters, General assignment reporters, Consumer affairs reporters, Entertainment reporters.
SPONSORED BY CONSUMER ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES:
Moderator — J. G. Preston, Press Secretary, Consumer Attorneys Association of California
Civil Justice System Overview
Professor Douglas NeJaime, Associate Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
The Defense Side
Jim Robie, Robie & Matthai; President, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
The Plaintiff’s Side
Garo Mardirossian, Principal, Mardirossian and Associates, Inc.; President, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
The Honorable Margaret Oldendorf, Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court
AFTERNOON SESSION ROUNDTABLE
Panel: Covering the Civil Justice System and Civil Trials
Moderator — J. G. Preston, Press Secretary, Consumer Attorneys of California
Patty Kinaga, Principal, Kinaga Olivarez LLP
Genie Harrison, Partner, Litt, Estuar, Harrison and Kitson; member of Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
The Honorable Mary Thornton House, Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court
Denise Nix, Legal Reporter, Daily Breeze
Linda Deutsch, AP Special Correspondent, Associated Press
Vania Stuelp, Deputy Public Information Officer, Los Angeles County Superior Court
RSVP by clicking here