Civil Bench Bar Section

Civil Best Practices in Sonoma County

Discussion Will Include:

* How the court handles CMC’s/OSC’s; Rule of Court requirements
* Law and motion practice.
* Approaches to summary judgment, including research attorney related and judge related approaches.
* Application of Local Rules to trials: what we expect and why
* Best practices regarding brief writing
* Discovery motions: Meet and confer; unnecessary pleadings
* Criteria for approving continuances.
* How ex parte requests are handled.


Chouteau, ReneHon. Rene Chouteau
Supervising Civil Court Judge
Superior Court of California,
County of Sonoma
English, Kenneth
Kenneth English, Esq.
Supervising Research Attorney
Superior Court of California,
County of Sonoma


Allan Hardcastle
Hon. Allan Hardcastle
Civil Court Judge
Superior Court of California,
County of Sonoma
Nadler, Gary (Hon. )
Hon. Gary Nadler
Civil Court Judge
Superior Court of California,
County of Sonoma
Case Shaffer, Nancy (Hon.) WEB VERSION
Hon. Nancy Shaffer
Civil Court Judge
Superior Court of California,
County of Sonoma

Date: Monday, November 7, 2016

Time: Check-In: 2:45 pm; Presentation: 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Presenter(s):
Hon. Rene Chouteau
Kenneth English, Esq.
Hon. Allan Hardcastle
Hon. Gary Nadler
Hon. Nancy Shaffer

Place: Camelot Ballroom, Fountaingrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Cost: $75—SCBA Member | $85—Public

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Cost: 1.5 Unit Participatory Credit in General Law

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