Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Medium Is The Message? Trying Your Case During The Pandemic

In his wildly influential book, Understanding Media (1964), Marshall McLuhan—who coined the phrases “global village” and “the medium is the message” — argued that the medium by which something is presented is more important than the content carried by that medium. Scary thought for the trial lawyer facing a virtual trial. Do different media demand different skills and different techniques? And what if the audience facing the small screen is less than raptly attentive? Or the audience in court is masked and encased in Plexiglass boxes?

Join our panel of distinguished trial judges — all of  whom have presided over trials, in-person or virtually, since the pandemic began—for a lively discussion of what it takes to present a compelling case in a socially distanced world.

Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Hon. Alan Albright
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Hon. Edward Chen 
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Hon. Anne-Christine Massullo
 San Francisco Superior Court
Hon. Evette Pennypacker 

Santa Clara County Superior Court


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Pacific

Zoom Webinar

  • This is a members only event. There is no charge for members.

1 Hour General 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. Participants must participate via Zoom to receive PARTICIPATORY credit.