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Anti-SLAPP 101 - Making and Defending Against Anti-SLAPP Motions

If you don’t think the Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) statute affects your practice, think again…The SLAPP statute affects nearly all practice areas. In this 90-minute program, viewers will learn how to identify SLAPP suits and frame allegations and claims in a way that avoids unwittingly subjecting a litigant to the SLAPP statute. This course also outlines the basic procedures for making and defending against anti-SLAPP motions and discusses the consequences of making or being subject to anti-SLAPP motions.

 

Recorded 5/24/17.

 

1.5 hours MCLE Credit

 

If you don’t think the Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) statute affects your practice, think again…The SLAPP statute affects nearly all practice areas. In this 90-minute program, viewers will learn how to identify SLAPP suits and frame allegations and claims in a way that avoids unwittingly subjecting a litigant to the SLAPP statute. This course also outlines the basic procedures for making and defending against anti-SLAPP motions and discusses the consequences of making or being subject to anti-SLAPP motions.

 This program is intended to serve as a primer for anti-SLAPP motions. The topics covered will include:

  • An overview of the SLAPP statute, including its history and current trends
  • How to identify activities and persons protected by the SLAPP statute
  • How to draft and respond to complaints that may include allegations arising from activity protected by the SLAPP statute
  • Procedural aspects of anti-SLAPP motions
  • The two-part test for evaluating anti-SLAPP motions and the shifting burdens of proof
  • Anti-SLAPP appeals
  • SLAPPbacks

Appropriate for all litigation attorneys who do not have significant experience with the SLAPP statute in state and federal courts.

On Demand CP55504-191

Recorded 5/24/17.

 

If you don’t think the Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) statute affects your practice, think again…The SLAPP statute affects nearly all practice areas. In this 90-minute program, viewers will learn how to identify SLAPP suits and frame allegations and claims in a way that avoids unwittingly subjecting a litigant to the SLAPP statute. This course also outlines the basic procedures for making and defending against anti-SLAPP motions and discusses the consequences of making or being subject to anti-SLAPP motions.

 This program is intended to serve as a primer for anti-SLAPP motions. The topics covered will include:

  • An overview of the SLAPP statute, including its history and current trends
  • How to identify activities and persons protected by the SLAPP statute
  • How to draft and respond to complaints that may include allegations arising from activity protected by the SLAPP statute
  • Procedural aspects of anti-SLAPP motions
  • The two-part test for evaluating anti-SLAPP motions and the shifting burdens of proof
  • Anti-SLAPP appeals
  • SLAPPbacks

Appropriate for all litigation attorneys who do not have significant experience with the SLAPP statute in state and federal courts.

DANNIELLE M. CAMPBELL is an associate at Moradi Saslaw LLP in San Francisco. Dannielle has been successfully representing families and individuals in divorce and custody cases since 2015. She helps her clients in all aspects of dissolution, parentage, and post-judgment actions, including property division, child and spousal support, and custody matters in California courts. For more information regarding her practice and background, see www.moradisaslaw.com.

HOUMAN CHITSAZ is a principal of Nardell Chirsaz & Associates LLP in San Rafael. Mr. Chtisaz is a litigator with a broad range of experience prosecuting and defending cases in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings. Houman has served as lead counsel representing individuals, governmental entities, homeowner associations and companies ranging from publicly traded corporations to sole proprietorships. Houman specializes in real estate, business disputes, construction, employment, personal injury litigation, and complex litigation. For more information regarding his practice and background, see http://ncalegal.com/.

ALICIA GÁMEZ is an experienced attorney in trust and estate litigation. Alicia has represented beneficiaries and fiduciaries in matters including accounting disputes, reformation and modification actions, financial elder abuse actions, and trust and will contests. Prior to opening her law office, Alicia worked for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP in their tax department and Shartsis Friese LLP in their corporate group. Alicia is a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. For more information regarding her practice and background, see www.gamezlaw.com.

ALEXANDER ANTONIO PEÑA is an Associate General Counsel – Health Care Operations at Alameda Health System. Alexander graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the law. Prior to law school, Alexander served on the Management of La Raza Centro Legal (LRCL) in San Francisco as its Development Director and Operations Director. Having emigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador, Alexander was honored to work with LRCL and the clients it represented, and was inspired to continue on to law school. Alexander is proud to be a lawyer at Alameda Health System and to be associated with the important work done at Alameda Health System on behalf of such a diverse community. Alexander is a member of the Inns of Court (San Francisco), serves on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Organization (APILO), and has served on the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA) Judicial Endorsement Committee.

CONSTANCE YU is a principal of Putterman | Yu LLP in San Francisco. Ms. Yu is an experienced trial lawyer, with her practice focused on business tort issues including disputes over complex commercial transactions, banking practices, intellectual property and real property rights, unfair competition, false advertising, and employment matters. She regularly advises and defends companies in threatened enforcement actions, government investigations, and risk management matters. Ms. Yu has represented clients in arbitrations and mediations concerning broker-investor relations, employee stock issuance agreements, partner and joint venture disputes, mortgage lending and securitization agreements, and complex business disputes involving domestic and cross-border transactions. She has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyers from 2011-present and selected as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Northern California by Super Lawyers from 2013 – 2019. Ms. Yu has also been a teacher for Stanford Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program and Federal Practice since 2003. Ms. Yu serves as the Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution and as a neutral for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ADR Program. For more information regarding her practice and background, see www.plylaw.com.
Products specifications
By Month May 2017
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Civil Litigation & Torts
SUBTOPICS Hearings and Motions
Products specifications
By Month May 2017
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Civil Litigation & Torts
SUBTOPICS Hearings and Motions