ABTL Orange County

2022 Programs

  • January 25, 2022 – Truth, Lies and Consequences: Trial Lessons Learned from the Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes Cases (Webinar) [Jury Instruction and Verdict Form]
  • January 26, 2022 – New Board Mini-Retreat (Virtual)
  • February 15, 2022 – The State of Cybersecurity in 2022 (Webinar) [FBI Presentation Summary]
  • March 23, 2022 – So Much Has Changed, So Much Has Stayed the Same: Litigation in the Post-COVID Era (Westin South Coast Plaza)
  • April 27, 2022 – Brown Bag Lunch with Hon. Nathan R. Scott (Orange County Superior Court)
  • April 29 – May 1, 2022 – Joint Board of Governors Retreat (Pasea Hotel & Spa)
  • July 20, 2022 – Robert Palmer Wine Tasting Event and Members-Only Outdoor Summer Judicial Mixer (The MET)
  • September 14, 2022 – ABTL Dinner Program (Westin South Coast Plaza)
  • September 22 – 25, 2022 – 48th Annual Seminar (Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego)
  • November 30, 2022 – ABTL Dinner Program and Holiday Gift Giving Opportunity (Westin South Coast Plaza)

2021 Programs

  • January 26, 2021 – A New Era in Jury Selection in California: Preparing for and Complying with AB3707 (Webinar) [Template-for-Virtual-Bench-Trial-Pretrial-Order]
  • February 10, 2021 – U.S. Soccer & Fair Pay (Webinar)
  • March 9, 2021 – An Arbitration Debate: ArbiGREAT? or ArbiHATE? (Webinar)
  • July 21, 2021 – Robert Palmer Wine Tasting Event and Summer Judicial Mixer (The Boardwalk)
  • October 20 – 24, 2021 – 47th Annual Seminar – Evolution of Business Litigation: Adapting and Overcoming (Mauna Lani – Auberge Resort, Big Island, Hawaii)
  • November 10, 2021 – Is American Democracy in Danger? (Westin South Coast Plaza)

2020 Programs

  • January 29, 2020 – Dinner Program – Sargon the Gatekeeper [Presentation Materials]
  • March 11, 2020: Dinner Program – Opening Statement Techniques from the Masters [12 Rules for Openings in Jury Trials]
  • April 16, 2020 – COVID-19 Update with Orange County Superior Court Leadership (Webinar)
  • June 3, 2020 -In-House, Sheltering from the Storm (Webinar)
  • September 9, 2020 – Tales from the Benches: Judges’ Take on Litigation in the COVID-19 Era (Webinar) [Simple Rules for Video and Telephonic Hearings]
  • September 15, 2020 – The Medium is the Message? Trying Your Case During the Pandemic (Webinar)
  • November 4, 2020 – The Supreme Court: Its Composition and Direction, Upcoming Cases, and Comments About Election-Related Litigation (Webinar)

2019 Programs

  • January 16, 2019 Dinner Program
    Ready for Trial, Your Honor – What Judges Expect of Trial Attorneys Prior to Calling their First Witness
  • March 13, 2019 Dinner Program
    Business Crimes: How Government Investigates and Remediates Fraud and Illegal Activity Affecting the Business Community
  • May 22, 2019 PLC Wine Tasting Fundraiser Program
    A Discussion with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Associate Justice Carol Corrigan of the California Supreme Court
  • September 11, 2019 Dinner Program
    AI and the Legal Profession: Threat or Savior?
  • November 6, 2019 Dinner Program & Holiday Gift Giving Opportunity
    Sleepless GCs — Top In-House Counsel Discuss What Keeps Them Awake at Night
  • December 10, 2019
    ABTL/OC and FBA/OC Swearing-In Ceremony and Champagne Reception

Mission Statement

The mission of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers is to promote competence, ethics, professionalism, and civility in the legal profession and to encourage and facilitate communication between members of the Orange County bar and the County’s federal and state judges on matters affecting business litigation and the civil justice system.