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Annual Meeting
My Annual Meeting Special and Ticketed Events

The State Bar of California 89th Annual Meeting
September 29 - October 2, 2016
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

San Diego, California

Annual Meeting luncheons and special ticketed events may sell-out before the meeting, so sign up early. Events and speakers are subject to change.

General Sessions

Sean CarterOpening Day Annual Meeting General Session and The Spirit of CEB Awards Presentation
“Fail Better: Continuing Efforts to Eliminate Bias in the Practice of Law”

Thursday, September 29 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Limited Seating | Session # 1| 1 Hour of Elimination of Bias

Co-Sponsored by Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)

Opening Day Annual Meeting General Session and The Spirit of CEB Awards Presentation Co-Sponsored by Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) “Fail Better: Continuing Efforts to Eliminate Bias in the Practice of Law” Opening day General Session and presentation of the 2016 Spirit of the CEB Awards to recognize California attorneys who have given their time and expertise to the legal profession through teaching and writing for CEB. After the awards presentation, enjoy the always entertaining attorney, Sean Carter, for his popular and thought provoking session. In his surprisingly funny seminar, Sean Carter, will illustrate how even hidden and seemingly benign biases prevent lawyers from effectively representing clients and creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. While these biases are somewhat unavoidable, it is possible for lawyers to “fail better” in a continuing effort to eliminate bias in the legal profession.

Closing Day Annual Meeting General Session
“Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Vulnerability in the Legal Profession: Facing the Facts”

Sunday, October 2 | 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Limited Seating| Session # 111 |1.5 Hours of Which 1 Hour Applies Competence Issues

Co-Sponsored by the State Bar Court & the Lawyer Assistance Program

A large and ambitious national study conducted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association has revealed that as many as one in three lawyers is a problem drinker and one in four has some form of depression or anxiety. Four experts discuss a growing awareness of these issues and what we, as legal professionals, can and must do to address the impact of substance abuse and behavioral health issues on ourselves, our colleagues and our profession. Panelists will discuss the study and its implications, and explore the psychology of addiction, how the culture of the legal profession may contribute to these problems, and offer innovative solutions.

Presented by Patrick Krill, Director, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Legal Professions Program; Hon. Catherine Purcell, Presiding Judge, State Bar Court; Dr. Robert A. Simon; and Richard Carlton, Director, State Bar of California Lawyer Assistance Program.

Thursday, September 29

Networking Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday, September 29 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Complimentary. RSVP Required. | Event # 112

Gather with your colleagues and meet with vendors who will show you the latest and greatest equipment, products, and services. There are no classes scheduled during this time, so grab a quick bite to eat and then peruse the exhibit floor. Pre-register for this activity to receive your ticket for the complimentary lunch (provided to registered attendees only).

Complimentary Exhibit Hall Happy Hours – Connections for the Future

Thursday, September 29 | 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Friday, September 30 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Are you ready to create new connections for the future while reconnecting with old friends and colleagues? Stop by the Exhibit Hall on Thursday and Friday evening for these exhibit hall networking events. Light refreshments and a no-host cash bar offered.

Janet NapolitanoThe California Women Lawyers Association 42nd Annual Dinner and Silent Auction

Thursday, September 29 | 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | $150 pp | Event # 113

Join the California Women Lawyers (CWL) at its 42nd Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, with keynote speaker Janet Napolitano, 20th President of the University of California.

A ticket is required to attend the dinner and silent auction. Tickets may also be purchased at www.cwl.org.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Christopher DardenState Bar Luncheon

Friday, September 30 | 12:15 pm – 1:25 pm | Adults $49 pp | Event # 114

Co-Sponsored by the State Bar of California Criminal Law Section

Keynote remarks by Christopher A. Darden, Lawyer, Author, Educator and Legal Commentator.

Not for MCLE credit.

San Diego CoastlinePresident’s Reception – Hawaiian Luau Aloha!

Friday, September 30 | 6:45 p.m. – 9 pm. | Adults $49 pp | Event # 115 Children 12 and under complimentary | Event # 116

We’re bringing the flavor of the islands to you, complete with Hawaiian music, island entertainment and other tropical surprises during the 2016 President’s Reception. Light buffet, refreshments, and cash bar provided. Complimentary wine tasting cosponsored by St. Francis Winery.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

State Bar Breakfast

Co-Sponsored by the State Bar of California Business Law Section

Saturday, October 1| 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. | $35 pp | Event # 117

Presentation of The Business Law Section Lifetime Achievement Award and keynote address by Alan Nevin, Director of Economic and Market Research at Xpera Group. Not for MCLE credit.

Annual Swearing in Ceremony of the State Bar of California Board of Trustees and the California Judges Association Board of Directors

Saturday, October 1| 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Complimentary

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani CantilSakauye will administer the oath of offi ce to the President and incoming members of the State Bar of California Board of Trustees and The California Judges Association Board of Directors. Featuring the annual remarks of the Chief Justice and organizations presidents.

State Bar Luncheon and Alexander F. Morrison Address

Saturday, October 1 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. | $49 pp| Event # 118

The Morrison address will be given by a prominent speaker. At press time, the speaker’s name could not be released. Check the Annual Meeting website, or look for upcoming State Bar Annual Meeting email for updates. Not for MCLE credit.