Four full days - at one affordable fee - of
continuing legal education courses will highlight the State Bar's
Annual Meeting in Anaheim, scheduled for Sept. 6-9. More than 200 MCLE
programs, offering participants more than 20 hours of credit, will be
offered at a low cost of $255 for those who pre-register by Aug. 7.
A new State Bar president and five new members of
the board of governors will take office at the annual event, which
will be held at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel and the Anaheim Convention
Featured speakers include former U.S. Attorney
General Janet Reno, who will address the California Women Lawyers
dinner Thursday, Sept. 6, best-selling author David Baldacci, who will
speak at the Friday luncheon and sign copies of "Wish You Well,"
his latest book, and Master Michael McKenzie of the Royal Courts of
Justice in England and Wales, who will offer an over-view of practice
in the Crown courts.
The conference of delegates will hold its annual
meeting Friday through Sunday, debating resolutions affecting all
areas of law in California.
The event kicks off with the opening night
president's reception that includes complimentary tastings of Sonoma
County wines from St. Francis Winery and Vineyards.
Friday evening, California lawyers who have
donated hundreds of hours of free legal services to poor clients will
be honored at the annual pro bono reception. Chief Justice Ronald
George and bar President Palmer Madden will present the Pro Bono
Service Awards at the event, which begins at 5:30 in the Hilton
After a long day attending classes Saturday,
participants are invited to kick back with an evening at Disneyland,
which includes dinner and unlimited use of the park's attractions
until midnight. The cost is $65 per adult and $50 per child, ages
New to the Annual Meeting is an Internet café,
allowing attorneys to stay in touch while they're away from the
office. Returning favorites include an art show and exhibits of
products and services for the legal profession.
MCLE courses are sponsored by 36 different
sections, committees or legal organizations and cover topics ranging
from "Dealing with Difficult People" to "Digital Discovery" to
"Conflicts of Interest and Taking Stock in Lieu of Fees."
Full information about registering for the Annual
Meeting, hotel reservations and tickets to the various events is
online at the State Bar's website: www.calbar.org.