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2019 Civil Litigation Conference: Behind the Courtroom Veil – An Insiders' Perspective (2.0 General & 1.0 Legal Ethics Participatory Credits)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


This conference will offer insight from Judges and Court Staff, and will provide tips and feedback on how to successfully present and persuade the Court, understanding and knowing your Judge, and the value of credibility and ethics in advocating your case. This conference is designed for lawyers across all experience levels who advise clients in any area of Civil Litigation.

Hon. Timothy Casserly
Judge Casserly was appointed to the bench in 1996 by Governor Pete Wilson. He has served as an independent calendar judge in Vista since 2011. He was the criminal supervising judge in Vista for many years. He began doing civil settlement conferences...More
Hon. Eddie Sturgeon
Supervising Judge, Civil Division - San Diego Superior Court
Judge Sturgeon has over 40 years’ experience in the legal field. He was a criminal trial attorney before being appointed to the bench in 1988. The San Diego Trial Lawyers Association named him 1990 and 2014 Trial Judge of the Year. Judge Sturgeon is...More
Hon. Randa Trapp
Judge - Superior Court of San Diego County
Randa Trapp is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. In 2003, after practicing law for nearly 20 years, Judge Trapp was appointed by then Governor Gray Davis to the bench. Judge Trapp is a Past President of the Earl B....More
Jenna Crawford, Esq.
Jenna serves as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michael M. Anello of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. In this role, Jenna assists Judge Anello with adjudicating lawsuits filed in federal court by...More
Dan Eaton, Esq.
Dan Eaton is a partner in the litigation department of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek in San Diego where he advises and represents employers. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard....More
Valerie Garcia Hong, Esq.
Founder - Garcia Hong Law, APC
Valerie Garcia Hong has represented individuals and businesses in business litigation matters, including professional negligence, trade secrets, unfair business practices, and corporate issues. Prior to founding Garcia Hong Law APC in 2018, Valerie...More
Erin Gee, Esq.
Erin M. Gee, J.D. has been a Staff Attorney for the San Diego Superior Court since 2001. Prior to her work at the court, she was an Associate at two local civil litigation law firms. She graduated from California Western School of Law in 1996 where...More
Nadia J. Keilani, Esq.
Nadia Keilani received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCSD and her JD from USD. Before coming to the court, she worked at the Office of the Alternate Public Defender in the Juvenile Dependency Division. During her time with the court...More
Megan Rossi, Esq.
Megan is currently serving as a term law clerk for the Honorable Judge Anthony J. Battaglia. Prior to her clerkship, Megan was a litigation associate at Rutan & Tucker, LLP, where she worked on a variety of cases involving class actions, business...More
Leah Strickland, Esq.
Leah Strickland is an attorney in the firm’s litigation practice group. Her practice focuses on business litigation, employment litigation, and intellectual property disputes, and she has substantial experience defending against claims under the...More

Originally Published

June 6, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • 2019 Civil Litigation Conference Part One - Video
  • 2019 Civil Litigation Conference Part Two - Video
  • 2019 Civil Litigation Conference Part Three - Video
  • 2019 Civil Litigation Conference - Handout

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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