Consumer Attorneys Of California
College Of Trial Arts

Vehicle Dynamics & Handling Seminar

Sponsored by: Boster, Kobayashi & Associates

August 18, 2006
9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Learn how to drive a car & earn MCLE!

ESPN Russell Racing Schools
At Infineon Raceway
NASCAR Nextel Cup Road Course
Intersection of Hwy 37 & 121 in Sonoma, CA

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Program   .   Faculty   .   Committee   .   Registration Fees

Guest Speaker: Mark Wolocatiuk
Chief Instructor, ESPN Russell Racing School & Mazda Pro Series Champion

The day will begin in a classroom setting learning about Vehicle Dynamics. In the afternoon, attendees will experience the driving portion of the program which consists of Autocross/ Highway Skills. The day will end with an Auto Cross Competition.


8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Class Sessions

  • Accident Reconstruction
    Thomas A. Braun / Boster, Kobayashi & Associates
  • Do’s And Don’ts In Crash Worthiness Cases
    Khaldoun A. Baghdadi / Walkup, Melodia, Kelly, Wecht & Schoenberger
  • High Performance Vehicle Dynamics
    Mark Wolocatiuk / Chief Instructor, ESPN Russell Racing School and Mazda Pro Series Champion

12:00 a.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m.  Autocross – Highway Skills Driving - Program to include:

  • Panic Stops, Accident Avoidance
  • Maneuvers and Skid-Control Training with the Skid Car
  • Finale Auto Cross Competition in Mustangs

4:00 p.m. Adjournment


Mark Wolocatiuk began his career by winning 4 championships in 4 years with the Russell programs including taking the inaugural Mazda Pro Series Championship in 1984. He has raced in numerous Formula races prior to instructing with Russell Schools.

Khaldoun A. Baghdadi is a trial lawyer specializing general negligence, police misconduct, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice and premises liability. He is active in community affairs and serves via Mayorial appointment on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.

Thomas A. Braun is a registered professional mechanical engineer and licensed brake adjuster. He is with Boster, Kobayashi & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in the technical aspects of accident reconstruction, failure analysis, highway design and injury causation.

Lawrence M. Knapp (Moderator) is a trial lawyer specializing in motor vehicle accidents, products liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, elder abuse and nursing home neglect cases. He is president of the San Joaquin County Trial Lawyers Association.

Stewart M. Tabak (Chair) is a trial lawyer specializing in personal injury cases including serious truck and auto collisions, medical negligence, wrongful death, elder abuse and products liability. His memberships include the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers. Mr. Tabak is a licensed SCCA driver.

CAOC reserves the right to substitute speakers and/or topics.

Chair: Stewart M. Tabak
Committee: Mary Alexander, Don Galine, Larry Hall, Lawrence Knapp, Lisa Maki, Brian Panish, Michael M. Reyna, Lori Sarracino

Registration fees include continental breakfast, lunch, syllabus and MCLE certificate.
$1,300 CAOC Attorney Member
$1,700 Non-Member

Class size is limited.
Last day to register is Wednesday, August 16.

Refund Policy: Refunds will be honored only if a written request is submitted to CAOC at least 30 days prior to the date of the seminar and will be subject to a $75 service charge.