Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (check-in 11:45 am)
Presenters: Honorable Roy Chernus & Matthew N. White
Place: SCBA, 37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Cost: $40 SCBA Members; $50–Non-Members
MCLE Credit: 1.5 Unit of General MCLE Credit
You might expect that your Marin County civil case will take the same course as your Sonoma lawsuits, but you’d be wrong. Don’t be caught flat-footed, or worse! The rules of civil litigation in Marin are, in
many important ways, different.
Get the information you need from the people who know it best: a Marin County Superior Court judge and an experienced Marin County civil litigator. A “Q & A” session will follow the program.
Honorable Roy O. Chernus
Superior Court of Marin County
Judge Roy O. Chernus of the Marin Superior Court joined the bench in March 2006 as a Commissioner. Before being appointed as a Commissioner, Judge Chernus was Executive Director of Legal Aid of Marin. Judge Chernus’ assignments have included civil cases, misdemeanor arraignments and jury trials, juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency, Adult Drug Court, small claims and traffic. In 2005 Judge Chernus was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award by the Marin County Human Rights Commission. In 2003 he was awarded the Lawyer of the Year Award by the Marin County Bar Association.
Matthew N. White
Monty White LLP
Matt White has handled personal injury and other civil litigation cases throughout the Bay Area for over 30 years. He lectures extensively on trial advocacy, mediation, and ethics for bar associations and law schools and was faculty co-chair of the Personal Injury Institute at the Hastings College of Advocacy from 1995-2000. He is a mediator with Resolution Remedies in San Rafael and for the First District Court of Appeal, and serves often as a judge pro tem in Marin County. Matt has held every leadership position of the Marin County Bar Association, including election as President in 2004. He has served on numerous Marin County Superior Court projects, including the Local Rules Rewrite, Family Law Case Management Program, and the Interdisciplinary Bench-Bar Settlement Conference Program Committees.