Civil Discovery

The Litigation Section presents

Civil Discovery

Expanding court access and reducing costs of discovery

Date Tuesday, August 16, 2022
MCLE Registration 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour


Honorable Garrett L. Wong
Superior Court of California
County of San Francisco
John George
Deputy City Attorney

San Francisco City Attorney's Office


Kristin Zmrhal
Vice President of Product Strategy
Kathleen McConnell
Seyfarth Shaw LLP


 Kate Stimeling  
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila
 Mark L. Hejinian
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass

A discussion with Judge Wong and seasoned practitioners about how to streamline discovery to reduce costs and ensure greater court access.


  • Growing costs of discovery in civil litigation and underlying root causes including the impact of ESI
  • Court-directed approaches to reducing conflict and facilitating informal resolution of discovery controversies
  • Practical tips for practitioners to simplify discovery and avoid discovery conflicts
  • How to reach consensus on scope of discovery, including ESI, to reduce conflict and thereby cost of discovery
  • When and how to utilize judicial intervention in discovery controversies

Event Code: G223103

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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


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8/16/2022 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Online only CA

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