Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A New Era in Jury Selection in California: Preparing for and Complying with AB3070

6:00 – 7:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

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In 2020, the California Legislature passed AB3070, which seeks to address unfair exclusion in jury selection. AB3070 will take effect in criminal trials beginning January 1, 2022 and in civil trials beginning January 1, 2026.

AB3070 provides detailed guidance regarding permissible and impermissible preemptory challenges, and its primary change to the Batson procedure is that it acknowledges implicit and unconscious bias as improper bases for exclusion. AB3070 also allows a party or the trial court the opportunity to challenge opposing counsel’s use of peremptory challenges.

But how will AB3070 work in reality?

This program will address practical issues surrounding AB3070, from the perspective of lead trial lawyers, the bench, and the jury consultant. The panel will discuss the types of disputes that can be expected as AB3070 is implemented, whether the new laws will be effective in addressing bias in jury selection, and whether this law will lead to changes in other jurisdictions.

This is an ABTL Members only webinar.

This program will offer ONE HOUR of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society MCLE credit.
*This program complies with MCLE Rule 2.5 and Section 6070.5 of AB242.


Judge Jeremy Fogel (Ret.)

Executive Director, Berkeley Judicial Institute
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Diane Doolittle

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
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Marcellus McRae

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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Dr. Reiko Hasuike, PhD

R&D Strategic Solutions
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Judge Patricia M. Lucas

Superior Court of Santa Clara County
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Powerpoint slides for 1/26/21 ABTL Webinar “A New Era in Jury Selection in California: Preparing For and Complying with AB3070”

If you have questions, please contact Michele Silva  Email: abtl-ncal@comcast.net Phone: (925) 596-1968

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Zoom Webinar

  • There is no registration fee for members.

This webinar is open to ABTL Members only.

1 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society MCLE Credit

* ABTL - Northern California Chapter certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE (one hour RECOGNITION AND ELIMINATION OF BIAS IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND SOCIETY) MCLE by the State Bar of California. This virtual activity is PARTICIPATORY as long as participation is via computer or tablet. Participatory credit is not available to those who dial in by phone.