Recipient: Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Ernestine Stahlhut Award, 2010; Loyola Law School Champion of Justice Award, 2008; California State Bar Litigation Section Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, 2008. Articles Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 1973-1975. Faculty Member, Hastings College of Advocacy, 1983-1999. Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America Trial College, Hastings College of Law, Summer 1991. Member, Advisory Board, 1991-1994. Faculty Member and Past Co-Chair, Personal Injury Institute, Business Litigation Institute, 1993-2000. Member, ABOTA Trial College, 1997-2004. Panelist: "Law and Motion Practice," The Rutter Group, 1987, 1997; "Litigation, Theory Through Trial," Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, 1993; "Deposition Skills," CEB, 1993; "The Quintessential Trial," UCLA, 1993; "Handling Products Liability Cases," CEB, 1994; "Arguments by the Masters," Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association and California Trial Lawyers Association, 1994; "Trial: The Law and the Art," Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, 1995; "Bad Faith and Punitive Damages in Insurance Claims," American Conference Institute, 1995, 1998; "Ethics for Litigators," CEB, 1995-1998; "National Women Defense Attorney Seminar," DRI, 1996; Supervising Judge's Management Conference, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1996; Judicial Training Session, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1997; "Do's and Don'ts in Mediation," California Judges Association Conference for Retired Judges, 1998; "Ethics for Litigators," CEB, 1998; "Audits of Legal Costs," Association of California Insurance Companies Annual General Counsel Seminar, 1999; "The Nuts and Bolts in Litigation: How to Plan and Shape a Coherent Civil Case," Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1999; "Products Liability from Air Bags to Zippers," Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, 1999; "CAALA Trial Demonstration," Las Vegas 2001; ABOTA Masters in Trial, 2002, 2003; Lead Trial Counsel, ABA Mock Trial of a Legal Malpractice Case, Chicago 2002; "The New Civil Jury Instructions: Are You Ready?" Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Association of Southern Defense Counsel, 2002; "The Shernoff Bad Faith Seminar," The Rutter Group, 2002; Fall Judges Conference, Judicial Council of California and the Administrative Offices of the Courts, 2002; Moderator on the Tri-Partite Relationship, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and DRI Northwest/Pacific Regional Defense Leaders Conference, 2002; "The Tri-Partite Relationship," Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, 2002; "When Things go Wrong," Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, 2003; "Ethics and Professional Responsibility for the Employment Law Attorney," Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2003; "Secrets of Highly Effective Litigators," Annual Conference on Legal Malpractice and Risk Management, Chicago, 2004; "The Habits of Highly Effective Litigators," American Bar Association National Legal Malpractice Conference, Miami 2004; "Commission on Judicial Performance: Lessons and Recent Trends," California Judge's Association Mid-Year Conference, 2004; "Insurance Litigation, 2004," California Judges Association and the Rutter Group Insurance Litigation Seminar, 2004. Member, Defense Trial Team, American Board of Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar, 2005. Co-Author: CEB California Civil Discovery Practice. Author: California Pretrial Procedure, vol. 1-3, and California Civil Discovery, vol. 1 and 2, Matthew Bender Practice Guides, 2003. Member: Panel of Arbitrators, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1983-1995; Judicial Council Task Force on Jury Instructions, 1996-; Los Angeles Court AB 3820 Committee, 1995-2002; Los Angeles Superior Court ADR Committee, 1999-2002; Los Angeles Superior Court Bench-Bar Coalition, 2000-. Keynote Speaker, Legal Tech, 2005. Speaker, Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference: "Proving or Disproving Causation in a Transaction Legal Malpractice Claim - Examining the Trial," 2006; "When Things Go Wrong," Panel on Expert Witness Selection, Preparation and Presentation, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2006. Ex-Officio Member, CJA, CJP Deposition Rule Committee, 2007-. Defense Counsel for Mock Trial, 2005; Effective Trial Presentation, 2006; Risk Management for Attorneys, 2007, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Annual Seminar; Case Law Updates, Legal Malpractice Risk Management Conference, 2005, 2006, 2007; "Just When You Thought It Was Settled," discussion of Settle and Sue cases, ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference, 2007; California Commission on Judicial Performance, California Judges Association, 2007; "Litigating the Legal Malpractice Claim," Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference, 2007; "A Closer Look at the CJP: 'With All Due Respect' is Not the Correct Response," California Judges Association Mid-Year Conference 2007; "The Importance of the Civil Justice System," Loyola Journalist Law School Presentation 2007; "Professional Negligence Legal Malpractice Cases," Consumers Attorneys of Los Angeles 25th Annual Las Vegas Convention 2007; "Let's Arbitrate! It's Fast, Cheap and Fair. Right?," Professional Liability Underwriting Society PLUS 20th Annual International Conference. Chair, American Bar Association Lawyers Professional Liability. 2008-2010; "Handling Litigation," Superior Court Judges CJA Midyear Conference, 2008. Speaker, "Elimination of Bias," Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Annual Las Vegas Convention; 2008; "Conflicts, Screening and Waivers: Are You Really Protected?," U.C. Hastings 2009; "Masters on Jury Selection," American Board of Trial Advocates, 2008; "Avoiding Legal Malpractice, " Association of Defense Counsel, 2009; "Perspectives on Civil Litigation," Loyola Law School, 2010; "The Witness Reality Check: "Steering Wayward Clients Toward the Truth," American Bar Association Lawyers Professional Liability, 2010; Masters Session: "My Most Memorable Trial Moments," Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles 28th Las Vegas Annual Convention, 2010; "How the Courts Failed Germany: Law, Justice, and the Holocaust," Administrative Office of the Courts, 2010; "Settle and Sue: Is Legal Malpractice a Remedy for an Inappropriate Settlement or for the Settlement That Did Not Happen?" (Mediation Confidentiality), Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference, 2011; "What to Do When You Get a Letter from the CJP," California Judges Association Conference, 2011; Voir Dire Demonstration, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2011; "The Ethics Factor," Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2012; "Wine & Wisdom: A Conversation with Women Lawyers Who Shape the Profession," National Association of Women Lawyers, 2012; "Recent Cases and Strategies Involving Expert Witnesses in Legal Malpractice Cases," Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference, 2012; Panelist, Orange County Superior Court Judicial Seminar: Overview of the Commission on Judicial Performance, 2012; "Determining What Kind and Finding the Right Expert:(Available Resources; Direct and Cross-Examination Demos)," Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2012; Panelist, California Judges Association: Interactive CJP Ethics Class, 2012; Panelist, AIM Risk Management Program, "Co-Counsel, Joint Counsel and Local Counsel Arrangements - - Traps for the Unwary," 2013; Panelist, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, "Rethinking Bias in the Firm" and "Ethical Pitfalls in Everyday Practice," 2013; Panelist, Los Angeles Superior Court Judicial Services, "Preparing Form 700 Disclosures: Avoid the Perils," 2013; 2014 Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association; 2015 Hall of Fame Awardee, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; Speaker, "Being Sued Isn't Winning," 2015 Santa Monica Bar Association Trial Seminar.
American College of Trial Lawyers.
(Certified Specialist, Legal Malpractice Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization)