Consumer Attorneys Of California
College Of Trial Arts

44th Annual Convention
November 10-13, 2005

The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
Hotel Reservation Information

Printable Convention Brochure (PDF)
Printable Convention Registration Form (PDF)
On-Site Registration Fees


Thursday, Nov. 10

  • Overcoming Juror Bias*
  • Thank You to Our Vendors - Welcome Reception
Friday, Nov. 11
  • Taking The “Mean” Out Of “Lien”
  • The Greatest Hits Of 2004: Themes And Arguments That Won Their Hearts And Minds
  • Vioxx Litigation Update
  • Lunch - Hon. Jim Nelson, Montana Supreme Court Justice
  • CAOC Membership Meeting
  • The Public Image Project: Perception, Reality And The Future*
  • What’s Your Point?: The “How To” Of Today’s State Of The Art In Graphics And Power Point Presentations
  • Get Your Focus: Finding The Keys To Your Case
  • Presidential Cocktail Reception Honoring New Lawyers
  • President’s Club Member Only Legislative Reception
Saturday, Nov. 12
  • Depositions 101, 201 & 301: Introduction To Basics And Advanced Studies - For The New Lawyer As Well As The Old Master
  • Punitive Damages: The California Supreme Court’s View Of Campbell, Johnson, Simon And Beyond
  • Jury Selection In 2005
  • Lunch - Gerry Spence - “The Future Of Justice In America”
  • An Introduction To The Methods Of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer College**
  • Advocates Club Members Only Cocktail Reception
  • Annual Installation And Awards Dinner - The Highlands Hollywood
Sunday, Nov. 13
  • Everything You Need To Know About Trial & Appellate Ethics, Substance Abuse & Bias
*Only CAOC Regular and Sustaining members may attend this session.
**Only plaintiff attorneys may attend this session.
CAOC reserves the right to substitute speakers and/or topics and hotel location.

Pre-registration closed on November 3rd, but you can still register on-site at the convention.
Registration includes MCLE session, CLE Certificate, one ticket to the Welcome Reception, one ticket to the Presidential Cocktail Reception, continental breakfast and coffee breaks. Syllabus CD-ROM will be provided to on-site registrants while quantities last, and may be mailed after convention if necessary.
CAOC Member:
FREE  • Sustaining Member (must register to receive CD-ROM syllabus)
$ 665 • Attorney Member
$ 375 • New Lawyer Member (admitted to the Bar 3-5 years)
$ 175 • New Lawyer Member (admitted to the Bar 0-2 years)
$ 325 • Law Office Support Member
$ 125 • Law Student Member
$ 820 • Non-member
$ 225 • Non-member (admitted to the Bar 0-2 years) St. Bar # Required
FREE  • Judiciary (Current sitting judges, justices) In conformance with judicial ethical policies, fee must be included for any ticketed events.

$15 pp • Friday, Lunch with The Hon. Jim Nelson (Box Lunch)
$30 pp • Friday, Presidential Cocktail Reception
$15 pp • Saturday, Lunch with Gerry Spence (Box Lunch)
$100 pp • Saturday, Annual Installation and Awards Dinner
$1000 table • Saturday, Annual Installation and Awards Dinner
NO REFUNDS AFTER November 3, 2005. Refunds will be honored only if a written request is submitted to CAOC on or before November 3, 2005, and will be subject to a $75 service charge. Registration substitutions may be made only when the substituting party holds the same membership category as the original registrant.

The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
1755 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028
Reservations: (800) HOTELS-1 or (323) 856-1200
Hotel Registration - single occupancy
Hotel Registration - double occupancy

Reference: Consumer Attorneys Of California
Group Rate: $199 Single / $209 Double Occupancy
Room cut-off date: November 3, 2005 (or until sold out)

Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
CALIFORNIA: Up to 21 hours of MCLE credit can be earned by attending one seminar session during each time segment. This program has been approved for minimum continuing legal education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount 21 hours of which 1.5 is Ethics, .5 is Substance Abuse, .5 is Appellate Law and .5 is Elimination of Bias credit. CAOC certifies this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. CAOC will maintain your records on this seminar. Provider #00324.