We offer a broad array of print and digital resources and CLE programs in Litigation, Administrative Procedure, Appellate Law, Torts, Insurance, and other litigation and civil practice disciplines. Notable publications include California Civil Procedure Before Trial, California Government Tort Liability Practice, California Civil Discovery Practice and California Attorney Fee Awards. The OnLAW Litigation Library provides online legal analysis and procedural guidance with the added advantages of the web: speed, search capabilities, portability, and links to cited cases and codes. We offer as well many Civil Litigation & Torts CLE webinars and On Demand programs.
1 hour MCLE Credit
An offer to allow judgment under CCP §998 can be a powerful tool for the civil litigator. This statutory procedure for encouraging settlement can significantly shift the costs of litigation, if used properly. Experienced trial attorneys John Burke and Nancy Fineman discuss how both plaintiffs and defendants can use CCP §998 offers to their advantage and the risks the parties assume in not accepting such an offer.
1.5 hours MCLE Credit including 0.5 hours in Legal Ethics
A good discovery plan will enable you to maximize results and minimize frustration. Our panel of expert litigators will discuss the rules and the realities of discovery, and share their thoughts on best practices. Join us to learn the strategies and techniques for optimizing your written discovery plan.
This definitive guide not only covers the law—it is full of insights for both plaintiff and defense.
1 hour MCLE Credit
Presenting your client’s side of the story through direct examination is a crucial skill for all litigators. Equally important is your ability to highlight the weaknesses in your opponent's case through cross-examination. Your skill, or lack thereof, at examining witnesses may even determine the outcome of your trial. In this program, you will learn how to sharpen your case presentation through memorable direct examination, and streamline your cross-examination by following simple, yet effective rules.
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