ABTL - Association of Business Trial Lawyers


Northern California

The trial of a breach of contract action presents unique and challenging issues for counsel, the courts, and the jury. What legal issues are for the judge and what issues are for the jury? What rules of evidence are unique to issues of interpretation? How does counsel prove business loss arising from a breach? How do jurors deal with the idea of a breach of contract? Our expert panel -- consisting of judges and lawyers who have tried these actions to verdict -- will share the important lessons they have learned from their own experiences.



Hon. Harold E. Kahn

San Francisco Superior Court

Robert C. (Bob) Hotzapple

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Rick Seabolt

Duane Morris LLP



Hon. Ioana Petrou

Alameda County Superior Court


Program Handout



Tuesday, March 21, 2017


6:00 p.m. — Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. — Dinner

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. — CLE Program


The Four Seasons Hotel
757 Market Street
San Francisco, California
Veranda Ballroom (5th Floor)

The main entrance of the Hotel is located at 217 Stevenson Street, which is accessed from Third Street. The hotel is near the Powell Street BART Station.

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$110 — ABTL Members
$125 — Non-Members
$80 — Public Sector Attorneys
$1100 — Member Table of 10
$1250 — Non-Member Table of 10
Complimentary — Sitting Judges

* Add $20 per person for registration after 3/14/17.


1 Hour MCLE Credit

The ABTL certifies that this activity conforms to the standards of approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.


Contact Michele Sliva at abtl-ncal@comcast.net or (925) 447-7900.