August 27 - 28, 2021
Resort at Squaw Creek
400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146

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Are you Zoomed out? Need a getaway with fresh air, sunshine and human connection? Trying to figure out where to take the family for a quick safe vacation? ADC has just the solution for you! Please join us at the beautiful Resort at Squaw Creek to soak up some summertime fun and grab CLE in a beautiful setting.

Make your hotel room reservations by calling 1-800-404-5544 and refer to group: Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada.


Friday, August 27, 2021

12:00pm - 4:00pm Registration & Exhibits Open


1:00pm - 2:00pm
Managing Partner and Law Firm Survey Discussion (open to Managing Partners only)

Review, discuss, and analyze the Law Firm Survey results amongst managing partners only. This session is intended to be an open and fluid discussion focused on law firm economics and practices.

  • Moderated by Christopher Johnson, Morgenstern Law Group, ADCNCN President


2:00pm - 2:15pm Break


2:15pm - 3:45pm

Law Firm Management Discussion and Workshop - How to Succeed in the Changing Business of Law
Join us for an engaging discussion of law firm management issues and trends. This session will assist with the business aspect of your law firm by addressing strategies and best practices to increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from other firm leaders

  • Renée Welze Livingston, Livingston Law Firm
  • David Rosenbaum, McDowall • Cotter APC


3:45pm - 4:00pm Break


4:00pm - 5:00pm Reset, Recover, Renew: Wellness Strategies for Legal Professionals in the New Normal
MCLE: 1 Hour, Substance Abuse, Mental or Physical Issues That Impair Professional Competence

Exploring what causes legal professionals to suffer from substance use and mental health issues. Overcoming the stigma of substance use and mental health challenges to maintain attorney competence. Developing a self-care plan during these challenging times. Learning about wellness strategies, the Lawyer Assistance Program, and resources to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. The presentation is interactive and the attendees will need their smart phones.

  • Lita Abella, Sr. Program Analyst, Office of Case Management and Supervision, Lawyers Assistance Program, The State Bar of California


5:30pm - 6:30pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception
Guests Welcome


Saturday, August 28, 2021

7:30am - 12:00pm Registration & Exhibits Open


8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast


8:00am - 9:00am Women In the Law Breakfast 


9:00am - 10:00am What Not to Do – Ethics Lessons Learned from Fictional Attorneys
MCLE: 1 Hour, Legal Ethics
You know that feeling you get when you want to scream at the screen because a television show lawyer mishandled a legal ethics dilemma? In this session, we will set the stage with examples of how fictional attorneys handled a thorny ethics issue, and then break down how the attorney got it wrong (or right) by applying the California Rules of Professional Conduct. You may find that even Saul Goodman complies with the rules now and then. Attendee active participation is encouraged.
  • Joanna L. Storey, Hinshaw & Culberstson LLP


10:00am - 10:15am Break


10:15am - 12:00pm

Defending High Exposure Cases and Avoiding Nuclear Verdicts
An interactive discussion on tips and tactics for veteran and new practitioners facing high exposure cases. Discussion will include discovery, lien, evidence, and trial issues which could expose your client to a nuclear verdict.

  • Alison Lawrence, Tyson & Mendes
  • Jim Sell, Tyson & Mendes


12:00pm End of Session 



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Thank You Sponsors and Exhibitors



Aptus Court Reporting   U.S. Legal Support
Liberty Med-Legal Admin, Inc.    Sutton Pierce


Roughan & Associates   



Liberty Med-Legal Admin, Inc.

Meridian MedLegal Management    Sutton Pierce 



APEX Investigation



Litili, LLC



MCLE Information 

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 3.75 hours, including 1 hour for Ethics and 1 hour for Competence Issues. The ADCNCN certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California and the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education.

Special Thanks

  • Patrick DeedonMaire & Deedon
  • Emily FowlerVogl Meredith Burke LLP
  • Michele KirraneWendel Rosen LLP


Registrants must cancel in writing at least one week prior to the seminar. Refunds less $50 processing fee.