The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel’s annual seminar is held on January 30-31, 2020, at the JW Marriott Live in Los Angeles. Cole Young and Chris Espinosa, our new visual communication expert, are at booth #11 on Thursday, while our injury biomechanics expert Ross Hunter will be there with Lois Kirchhoff on Friday.
The seminar will begin as always with “A Year in Review”. Case Highlights of 2019 features the 2019 California and Federal appellate decisions of importance to the civil defense bar and insurance claims personnel. This year’s keynote speaker is Laila Ali, the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. A boxer and entrepreneur, Ms. Ali is also known for her stage appearances, where she takes on a broad range of topics, from sports & fitness. to entrepreneurship, leadership, and motivation.
Attendees following Track 2 of the seminar will learn how attorneys can leverage the power of technology in the courtroom to effectively persuade jurors in a presentation titled: Multimedia and the Modern Juror, Thursday pm. After this presentation, bring your remaining questions about laser scanners, drones, and photogrammetry to our experts on the exhibition floor. Cole and Chris use these tools, as well as other visual communication technologies, on a regular basis.
Other topics covered during the two-day seminar include the California Consumer Privacy Act, traumatic brain injury, admitting and objecting to evidence, time management, and more. Find this year’s full program on the ASCDC Seminar webpage.
The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) was organized in 1960 by a small group of Los Angeles defense attorneys who felt it was essential for their professional interest to be independently represented. The ASCDC has since grown to become the nation’s preeminent regional defense organization. It now encompasses a diverse group of lawyers who practice from north of Santa Barbara to the Mexican border and from the desert of the inland empire to the shores of Santa Monica. Its members share ideas on the listserve, during MCLE programs, and through Verdict magazine. It draws on the leadership skills of defense attorneys who head up committees that author amicus briefs, organize bench-bar functions, promote diversity and charitable endeavors, and much more.