If you registered for the May 16 program but could not attend, materials are still available. Please pick up the materials at the Federal Public Defender's Office at any time between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. The materials will be made available until June 20, 2014.

Sponsored by the W.D. of Washington 9th Circuit Lawyer Representatives
Friday, May 16, 2014, 1-5pm
Complimentary Wine and Hor D'oeuvres
Reception Immediately Following
CLE credits, including ethics credits, are pending

This year the program schedule includes:
Supreme Court review by Professor David Cruz, Professor of Law, University of Southern California
Litigation Strategies, Tactics and Ethics in Different Stages of a Trial, Illustrated by Courtroom Scenes from Classic Hollywood Movies, and Taught by Steven O. Rosen, Rosen Law Firm
State of the Court by the Honorable Marsha J. Pechman, Chief District Court Judge, as well as a special swearing in ceremony for new admittees.

Featured Speakers:

Professor David Cruz is a constitutional law expert focusing on civil rights and equality issues, including equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. He specializes in discrimination law and teaches Constitutional Law I and II; Federal Courts; Sexual Orientation and the Law; International/Comparative Perspectives on Sex, General and Sexual Orientation; Identity Categories; and Law, Identity and Culture. Before joining the USC Law faculty in 1996, Professor Cruz was a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General in Washington DC. He also clerked for The Honorable Edward R. Becker, Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.

Professor Cruz graduated from the University of California, Irvine, and earned his master's degree from Stanford University. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he was managing editor of New York University Law Degree.

Steven Rosen comes to us from Portland, Oregon for the offering of his acclaimed seminar, which effectively combines legal education with Hollywood entertainment as it examines litigation strategies, tactics and ethics, using courtroom scenes from classic Hollywood cinema. Rosen is a skilled trial attorney and nationally recognized teacher of trial skills and strategies.

His own trial work since 1977 has focused on aviation, products liability, negligence, and commercial litigation for plaintiffs and defendants. Rosen was also an adjunct professor at the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in Oregon, where he taught conflicts of law. He was named the Distinguished Adjunct Professor by the 1986 graduating class. Rosen has served on the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. He is the past director of divisions of the section and past chair of the Aviation Litigation Committee and the OSB Aviation Section.

He has presented Movie Magic, How the Masters Try Cases at meetings sponsored by the American and Federal Bar Associations and by the United States Air Force, and at CLE programs in thirty-five states. He is rated as AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings, and is recognized in both The Best Lawyer's in America and Portland (Oregon) Top Lawyers.

Featuring Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor
Retired Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Gallery Link:
Passcode: o'connor

Please enter your own email address and then the passcode to access and view the photos online. You will also have the option to purchase photos in digital or print form.