Utilizing the Mandatory Settlement Conference

Presented by the Litigation Section of the Barristers Club

Utilizing the Mandatory Settlement Conference  


Date Thursday August 20, 2020
Program 12:00-1:15 p.m. 
MCLE 1 Hour


Hon. Robert McGuiness
Alameda County Superior Court

Pang Ly
Commissioner Pro Tem, San Francisco Superior Court


Rachel Rivers
Bledsoe Diestel Treppa and Crane 

Many Superior Courts require parties to attend Mandatory Settlement Conference in the month or week leading up to trial.  For many who were unsuccessful in private mediation, the MSC can feel like going through the motions on the way to trial.  Settlement Conference Judge McGuiness of Alameda County and Pro Tem Pang Ly of San Francisco County give their perspective on how best to utilize the MSC process, how things have changed during COVID-19, and when an MSC may not be the best option.


  • Settlement Conference judge and pro tem’s recommendation to prepare for MSC
  • Common mistakes and pitfalls that impede settlement 
  • MSCs in the time of COVID-19
  • When a case isn’t well-suited for MSC

Section Co-Chairs

Nicholas Fram, Munger, Tolles & Olson and Gabriela Kipnis, Conrad Metlitzky

For a printable flyer, click here.

Event Code: B201447


Free BASF Law Student
 $35 Section Member
 $50 BASF Member
 $65 Nonmember

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To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103

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8/20/2020 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Online only. CA

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