Bi-Annual View from the Bench - 2022

Bi-Annual View from the Bench - 2022
The Appellate Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco presents

Bi-Annual View from the Bench - 2022

Date Friday, November 4, 2022
Location Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Ave
MCLE  6 Hours of Appellate Specialization Credit of which 1 Hour is in Legal Ethics

MCLE Registration 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Tea 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
In-Person Program  9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Wine & Cheese Reception 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Message from the Chair

Every two years BASF has been honored to host a full day View From the Bench CLE program on appellate practice with the Justices of the First District Court of Appeal. We missed 2021, and are thrilled to announce the return of View From the Bench on November 4, 2022.  We hope you can join us.

Michael von Loewenfeldt
Chair, BASF’s Appellate Law Section 

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Michael von Loewenfeldt, WVBR LLP, BASF Appellate Section Chair

Panel 1 | Time: 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. 
The “Post”-Pandemic State of the Court
Update on the Court’s work and the future of oral argument


Administrative Presiding Justice Jim Humes, Division One 
Presiding Justice Therese Stewart, Division Two
Presiding Justice Teri Jackson, Division Five
Presiding Justice Stuart Pollak, Division Four

Kelly Woodruff, Complex Appellate Litigation Group LLP

Panel 2 10:05 - 10:50 a.m.
Handling Criminal Appeals
Briefing and oral argument strategies from the criminal lawyer’s perspective


Justice Tracie Brown,Division Four
Amit Kurlekar, California Department of Justice
Jeremy Price, First District Appellate Project

Tiffany Gates, Law Offices of Tiffany J. Gates

10:50 - 11:00 a.m.

Panel 3 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Candor, Civility, and Credibility
An Examination of the Pitfalls of Appellate Practice

Justice Marla Miller, Division Two
Justice James Richman, Division Two

Gary A. Watt, Hanson Bridgett LLP

Panel 4 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Fireside Chat
California Supreme Court Justice Carol Corrigan with Justice Mark Simons, Division Five

Panel 5 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Statutory Interpretation and Legislative History
Practical advice on arguing statutory construction and utilizing legislative history


Justice Ioana PetrouDivision Three
Justice Jon StreeterDivision Four

Andrea RussiHorvitz & Levy LLP

Panel 6 | 2:35 - 3:20 p.m.
When and How To Seek Civil Writs
Best practices and procedures


Justice Kathleen BankeDivision One 
Susan HorstComplex Appellate Litigation Group LLP

Susan Brandt-HawleyBrandt-Hawley Law Group

3:20 - 3:30 p.m.

Panel 7 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
New Justices Roundtable

Justice Jeremy GoldmanDivision Four
Justice Victor RodríguezDivision Three

Michael von Loewenfeldt, WVBR LLP

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Sponsored Reception

Thank you to our amazing sponsor!
(as of 8/8/22)


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Event Code: G225305

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Cost (Includes Light Lunch)

 $100 BASF Appellate Section Members, Government, Nonprofit Attorneys and FDAP Attorneys
 $150 BASF Member
 $200 Nonmember
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This conference will NOT be recorded. 

Health and Safety: Will be in guidelines pursuant to SF health orders.
Please note that all attendees will be required at check-in to show proof of full COVID vaccination. Additionally, all guests will be required to wear masks indoors and in outdoor situations where social distancing is not possible. We kindly ask that anyone experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID remain home and not come to campus.

11/4/2022 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Milton Marks Auditorium 455 Golden Gate Ave San Francisco, CA 94102
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