Insurance Staff Counsel, Plaintiff Attorneys and
Outside Insurance Defense Counsel

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
12 noon - 3 p.m.
The State Bar of California
845 S. Figueroa Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2515

Earn 3 hours participatory MCLE credit, including 1 hour Legal Ethics.

You can now REGISTER ONLINE for this program. Online registration will close after Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Program Schedule | Essential Information | Register Online

Program Schedule

Registration and Box Lunch

11:30 a.m.-12 noon

Highly Effective Techniques in Jury Selection-Perspectives from the Plaintiff’s Bar, In-House Insurance and Outside Insurance Defense

12 noon - 1 p.m.

Panel Discussion by: Gina Calderon of Mark R. Weiner & Associates, Staff Counsel for State Farm, Plaintiff Counsel  Armando Berriz of Neustadt & Berriz, and Defense Counsel Harry Safarian of Safarian & Baroian

The Evolving Wisdom on Jury Selection Profiling

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Speakers: Ronald F. Beaton, Senior Vice President and Stephen M. Duffy, Consultant of Trial Behavior Consulting, Inc.


2 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.     

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Jury Selection                           

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Speaker: Hon. Judge Cesar Sarmiento, Retired Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court and now with Judicate West.

Essential Information

Registration Information

Registration Fee: $95

Pre-Registration Deadline

The deadline to pre-register is Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Register Online

You can now REGISTER ONLINE for this program. Online registration wil close after Tuesday, November 8, 2016.


Requests must be received in writing by Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  A $25 processing fee will be charged. Refunds will not be available after Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

On-Site Registration

On-site registration is subject to availability. Call to confirm space availability.

Special Assistance

For special assistance, please call 415-538-2238.


For registration information call 415-538-2508. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. For program content and/or Section information call 415-538-2238.


The State Bar of California and The Litigation Section are approved State Bar of California MCLE providers