MCBA’s annual Bay Area MCLE Conference is coming up next month, with four outstanding keynote speakers and many great specialty programs. This year’s conference runs from November 16th to 18th and will provide 14 CLE credits if you attend all of the sessions, including ethics, elimination of bias, and competence. It’s a great deal for over half of your required credits, especially at the early-bird member price of $125 (expiring at the end of this month). This year’s conference will once again be an all-Zoom affair, making it as convenient as it can be to attend. Register for the conference here.

We have too many great speakers and programs to list them all here so be sure to check out the digital brochure on MCBA’s website. Highlights include:

  • Media and pundits are referring to the current Supreme Court term as “blockbuster” and “the most consequential in years,” with the potential overruling of Roe v. Wade leading the way and major decisions expected in many areas from the second amendment to free exercise and free speech. Fan-favorite Professor Rory K. Little will share his insight about this term’s cases.
  • Pioneering Judge (ret.) LaDoris Cordell will be speaking in conversation with incoming MCBA president Rob Rosborough. Judge Cordell was the first African-American woman to serve as a Superior Court judge in Northern California and she has a new book coming out at the end of the month: Her Honor. It’s a great read in which she addresses the virtues and flaws of our justice system through the lens of the cases from her years on the bench.
  • Deputy Public Defender (and MCBA board member) Karthik Raju will interview superstar criminal defense attorney and author Thomas Mesereau, whose many trial accomplishments include successfully defending Michael Jackson.
  • Ahtossa Fullerton, who is soon-to-be MCBA president-elect, will “interview the interviewer” when we close the conference with Michael Krasny, professor and long-time radio host of KQED’s Forum.
The conference has many other great speakers and programs, including: Andy Wolfe, fee arbitrator extraordinaire, will give us tips on billing to avoid appearing before him; cybersecurity firm CEO George Usi will give us practical advice for protecting ourselves and our clients online; and communications expert Cliff Atkinson will share his wisdom on crafting persuasive presentations in the context of his experience with San Rafael plaintiffs’ lawyer Bill Green; and many more!

Don’t wait to register! And please share the brochure with your friends throughout the Bay Area since members of our numerous partnering bar associations get member pricing. Finally, please consider sponsoring the conference and get your name in lights (well, in color at least)—contact Mee Mee Wong at 415.499.1314.