How Associates Build and Maintain Credibility

The Barristers Labor and Employment Law Section presents

How Associates Build and Maintain Credibility

Date Tuesday, July 16, 2024
MCLE Registration 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
In-Person Program
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Reception to follow.
MCLE 1 Hour
Program Location BASF Conference Center
50 Fremont Street
Suite 1700
San Francisco CA, 94105
Reception Barebottle Beer Garden at Salesforce Park
425 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105


Aletheia Preston
Plaintiffs' Attorney
Spencer Ladd


Geoff Cohen

New lawyers are often challenged to build and maintain credibility with more senior co-counsel, opposing counsel, and the courts. This can be especially difficult in fast-paced litigation when there does not seem to be enough time in the day to ask every question. In order to become an elite advocate, lawyers must learn how to earn the trust of their colleagues and others by asking the right questions, acting professionally, and overcoming “imposter syndrome.” This program will feature lessons learned, tips, and tricks from associates on the plaintiff’s bar, the defense bar, and a “neutral” who has seen it all.


  • Setting expectations with co-counsel
  • Managing the client relationship
  • Dealing with aggressive opposing counsel
  • How to answer common questions without reinventing the wheel

Section Chair
Joseph Lewis, Morgan Lewis



Event Code: B241430
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Program Access
This is an in-Person program only.  Virtual access will not be available. Program recordings are not guaranteed and/or included with this registration, nor immediately accessible to registrants. Approved recordings of live programs are converted to On-Demand CLE Courses and available for separate purchase through a third-party library 30 business days after the live recording. 

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MCLE Notice
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

People with disabilities and/or special requests should contact BASF regarding reasonable accommodations.

7/16/2024 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM
BASF Conference Center 50 Fremont Street, Suite 1700 San Francisco, CA 94105

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