Bolch Judicial Institute
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2017 Schedule



9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Check-in and registration

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Robert Garcia, Mayor, Long Beach, Calif.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Japanese-American Internment: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow [ethics credit]

Sam Mihara
Richard Reeves
Prof. Eric Yamamoto
*Hon. Holly Fujie

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Cyber Issues Over the Horizon – Public/Private Concerns

Monika Bickert
Rajesh De
*Harvey Rishikof

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Breakout I: Hot Topics in Criminal Law: Jury Misconduct, Crawford’s Hearsay Legacy and New Approaches to Fourth Amendment Privacy

Prof. Laurie Levenson
Prof. Rory Little
*Hon. Brian Hoffstadt

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Breakout II: When My Emergency Becomes Your Emergency: Interlocutory Appeals and Extraordinary Remedies

Hon. Joel Bolger
Hon. Catharina Haynes
Alicia Hickok
*Rob Byer

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Opening Reception @ Aquarium of the Pacific
(A bus will be provided.  First bus leaves at 6:45 p.m. outside the front of the Westin Long Beach.)


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast, Optional CAL Roundtable Discussions

Table topics:

Ethical Pitfalls Of Discussing Your Appeal In The Media
 – Moderated by Michael A. Scodro, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP.
How To Thrive As A Government/Public Sector Attorney After Changes In Leadership
 – Moderated by Nancy Olson, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Nevada. 
Matters of Procedure:  A Conversation With The CAL Rules Committee
 – Moderated by Deena Jo Schneider, Partner, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.  
The Challenges Pro Se Appeals Pose For Counsel And The Courts
 – Moderated by Ann H. Qushair, Senior Counsel, Carlson & Jayakumar LLP and Taye Sanford, Supervising Staff Attorney, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Appellate Records In A Digital Age:  Problems and Solutions
 – Moderated by Karen S. Precella, Partner, Haynes & Boone LLP.
What’s On Your Mind?  An Open Invitation To Talk Shop With Your CAL Colleagues
 – Moderated by Bradley S. Pauley, Partner, Horvitz & Levy LLP

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Maximum Impact: How to Give (and Get) the Most Effective Edits

Mary Beth Beazley
Wendy McGuire Coats
*Cliffie Wesson

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Break

9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Breakout I: Ethical Editing in the Age of Shrinking Word Counts [ethics credit]

Hon. Gina Benavides
Joseph Lipner
Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw
*Bennett Evan Cooper

9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Breakout II: So Many Appeals, So Little Time: Ways in Which Intermediate Appellate Courts Strive to Handle Growing Case Loads

Hon. Cheryl Chambers
John Doerner
Hon. Randy Smith
*Ric Schickele

10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.         Break

10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
A Conversation About Public Policy’s Role in Judging

Hon. David Carter
Hon. Stephen Markman
*Mary Massaron

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.         Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Breakout I: Oral Argument on a Budget [ethics credit]

Alan Charles “Chuck” Dell’Ario
Heather New
Hon. Rosalyn Richter
*Lisa Perrochet

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Breakout II: Riding the Wave of Litigation Following a “Bombshell” Change in the Law

Lisa Fitzgerald
Prof. Heidi Rummel
*Prof. Leah Litman

12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free Time — Optional Tours (additional charges)
Please see the Friday Afternoon Tours page for details on these options:

– Behind the Scenes Tour of Aquarium of the Pacific
– Queen Mary Tour (A bus is provided for this tour.  For the 2:15 p.m. tour, the bus leaves the Westin at 1:30 p.m.; for the 2:45 p.m. tour, the bus leaves the Westin at 2:00 p.m.)
– Long Beach Harbor Tour

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL) Meet and Greet (All AJEI attendees invited)
Westin Long Beach Hotel, 3rd Floor Terrace

6:30 p.m – 9:30 p.m.
CAL Dine-Around for Lawyers and Judges (Optional/additional charge) 

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
CASA Dinner and T-shirt Exchange for Staff Attorneys and Judges 
King’s Fish House, 100 W. Broadway, Long Beach
(Optional/additional charge)


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Keynote presentation
Legal Narratology: Judicial Storytelling in the 21st Century

Jonathan Shapiro

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Tips From Two Writing Luminaries

Bryan Garner
Hon. Diane Wood

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breakout I: Courts in the Age of “New Media”

Adam Feldman
Prof. Richard Hasen
Prof. RonNell Andersen Jones
*Howard Bashman

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breakout II: From Supremacy to Sanctuary:  Current Issues in Immigration Law

Prof. Marisa Cianciarulo
Prof. Peter Margulies
Carrie L. Rosenbaum

12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. Break

12:10 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch and CAL, CASA Business Meetings

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Supreme Court Preview

Hon. Patrick Higginbotham
Prof. Pam Karlan
*Dean David F. Levi

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Breakout I: Pro Bono Appellate Court Programs and Clinics: Doing Good for Clients and the Courts

Hon. Edward Carni
Susan Gelmis
Prof. Eugene Volokh
*Hon. Samuel Thumma

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Breakout II: To Concur or Dissent: That Is the Question

Prof. Elizabeth Francis
Prof. Harry Litman
Hon. Dennis Perluss
*Hon. Christopher McFadden

6:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Reception and Dinner
Gary Green, Esq. & His Big Band of Barristers (America’s No. 1 Legal Band!)
Just Desserts Finale


7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Supreme Court Review – Civil

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Break

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Breakout I: Supreme Court Review – Criminal

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Breakout II: Wilkommen, Bienvenue: Navigating Foreign and International Law in U.S. Courts

Prof. Ralf Michaels
*Kirsten Castañeda

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Past Progress, Current Challenges, Future Goals: Diversity in the Appellate Sphere [ethics credit]

Prof. Christine Goodman
Marcy Hogan Greer
Hon. Luis Lavin
Hon. Jacqueline Nguyen
*Pilar Ramos

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Conclusion and 2018 Summit Preview

Hon. Christopher McFadden


* denotes session moderator