Consumer Attorneys in the News
Consumer attorneys made news in a variety of ways in recent days, including writing letters to the editor. Here's a letter from Larry Strick that appeared in the Daily Journal on Aug. 14, and a letter from John P. Blumberg that appeared in the Press-Telegram on Aug. 12. Also, check our Consumer Attorneys in the News page for links to articles on Fred Hiestand's lawsuit, the Chronicle's "Dead by Mistake" series, and more.
Vehicle Dynamics & Handling
If your practice covers auto litigation, then you won't want to miss the Vehicle Dynamics & Handling Seminar. Held on August 28 at the Infineon Raceway, this seminar will cover technical aspects of an auto case and also offers "hands on" experience. We will end the day doing Hot Laps in Audi R8s.
CAALA Town Hall Meeting
Attorney General Jerry Brown and former Senator John Burton, Chair of the California Democratic Party, are the featured speakers for the Town Hall Lunch at the 2009 Annual CAALA Convention in Las Vegas on Friday, September 4. 
All members of consumer attorney and trial lawyer associations are welcome to attend the complimentary lunch which is provided by CAOC Vice President Brian Kabateck and Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP. Attendees will also hear updates on state and national civil justice political and legislative issues from CAOC President Christine Spagnoli and AAJ President Anthony Tarricone.
The event takes place during the September 3rd to 5th convention at the Venetian Palazzo Resort. More information is available at
Liens Seminar
Join CAOC and the Ventura County TLA at another great Masters Seminar on September 22. The topic for this dinner meeting will be "Liens - Can They (We) Do That? Medicare, MediCal, Government, 3045.1 and ERISA Liens." 
Masters Seminar: 12 Angry Jurors
(Mock Jury Selection Seminar)

This interactive seminar simulating jury selection will be held on Sept. 29 in Burlingame. Participants are asked to serve as potential jurors. For the full program go to
CAOC Annual Convention: Nov. 12-15
The CAOC 48th Annual Convention will be held at the spectacular Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Featured speakers this year include Rex Parris, Rick Friedman and Mark Lanier. Register now!
Donald L. Galine Hawaii Seminar
Looking for a family getaway where you can also earn CLE credits? The Donald L. Galine Hawaii Seminar is the place. The seminar is from November 28 to December 5, at the beautiful Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui. Book your flights now while airfare is at an all time low. If you are interested in speaking at our Hawaii Seminar, please contact Lori Sarracino.
Women's Caucus
The Women’s Caucus is planning receptions in Sonoma, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and San Francisco. Check them out at
Member Benefit of the Month
We are pleased to announce that CAOC's Business Friend, ESQUIRE BANK is offering special rates for CAOC members only. Esquire Bank was founded by trial lawyers that believe in supporting the law profession and offer specialized financial products and services for the plaintiff bar, including: attorney loans to fund litigation case advances; legal practice financial management suite; and business efficiency and profit improvement tools.

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