Meeting set for next month
Monterey, known for its breathtaking coastline, world-class
aquarium and rich cultural history, will once again play host to the State
Bar’s Annual Meeting this year.
Attendees of the 85th Annual Meeting,
Oct. 11-14, will have plenty of opportunities to soak up knowledge thanks to an
education agenda packed with 142 seminars, allowing for up to 18.5 hours worth
of MCLE credit and legal specialization. Those classes will also be easier to
get to. For the first time, all of the education sessions will be within
walking distance in downtown Monterey.
Keynote speakers for this year’s conference include Morris
Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center; Congresswoman Jackie
Speier; University of Southern California Gould School of Law professor and
intellectual property expert Jack Lerner; and CNN senior analyst and
best-selling author Jeffrey Toobin. On Thursday, Oct. 11, John M. Dean, White
House counsel to President Richard Nixon, will speak at the State Bar Luncheon
on “Watergate at 40: The Lasting Lessons for Lawyers.” Each of the events is
ticketed, with prices ranging from $35 to $110.
A number of receptions hosted by the State Bar, its various
sections, local bar associations and law school alumni groups, will provide
opportunities to mingle with other attorneys during the four-day conference. On
opening night, Thursday, Oct. 11, complimentary appetizers and no-host
cocktails will be served at the exhibit hall, allowing attendees to visit with more
than 100 vendors. Other highlights include the President’s Reception at the
Museum of Monterey, the 2012 Awards Reception and the State Bar Fun Run/Walk
On Oct. 13, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye will administer
the oath of office to new State Bar President Patrick Kelly, new members of the
State Bar’s Board of Trustees and the board of the California Judges Association.
To register, go online. Early-bird
registration, which comes with a $100 discount, lasts until Sept. 12. The
deadline for pre-registration, which is required for ticketed events and hotel
reservations, is Sept. 19. For registration assistance, call 415-538-2508 or