Upcoming Events & Programs

Meet & Greet with the Judiciary

Get to know your judicial officers. These are informal meet and greet opportunities with the judges. Learn what you need to know as a trial attorney appearing in their courtroom. This event is open to all attorneys - both plaintiff and defense. This program is designed to give lawyers the chance to meet with judges in a more informal environment and learn things that may assist when in court. While general procedural questions can be discussed, Rules of Professional Conduct and the Judicial Canons prohibit any discussion of specific cases currently before the court. 

All meetings take place in the Superior Room inside Pacific Workplaces 111 N. Market Street, Suite 300, San Jose 

March 6th with the Hon. Lori E. Pegg - RSVP Here

Judge Pegg was appointed to the bench in 2018. She was assistant county counsel at the Santa Clara County Office of the County Counsel, where she has served in multiple positions, including acting county counsel, lead deputy county counsel and deputy county counsel. She was also of counsel at Hoge Fenton Jones and Appel Inc. and served in multiple positions at Burke Williams and Sorensen from 1992 to 1999, including partner and associate attorney. Pegg was a labor and employment associate attorney at Kauff, McClain and McGuire from 1989 to 1990 and a labor and employment associate at Wise and Shepard from 1987 to 1989. Pegg earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law.

April 4th with Hon. Nicole L. Isger - RSVP Here

Judge Isger was appointed to the bench in 2019. She has practiced law as a sole practitioner, was a partner at Geffon and Isger, and served as a deputy public defender at the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office and at the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office. Isger earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law.

SCCTLA is an approved CLE provider. These events are approved for 1/2 MCLE credit.

On-Demand Video Playback 

The following videos are available for on-demand viewing. Upon completion, please notify SCCTLA for your Certificate of Completion. This qualifies as Self-Study MCLE credit. It is up to the attorney to self report the credit hours to the CA State Bar.

The Federalization of California's Discovery Rules

Senate Bill 235 is now the law. Learn how to comply with this new law and avoid sanctions. The law mandates that litigants exchange documents and information early in the process unless a court orders otherwise. Parties will be expected to submit evidence without submitting interrogatories or requests for the production of documents first. The new law also raises the discovery sanctions under C.C.P. 2023.050 from $250 to $1,000 if a party does not respond in good faith to a request for production of documents, produces the documents within seven days before a motion on the matter, or fails to meet and confer. Under this code, at the court's discretion, the court can order the attorney to report the sanction to the State Bar. Join Amy Carlson and Angela Storey for this on-demand video presentation. Click here to watch.

Mediation Ethics
Presented by: Barbara Spector, JAMS

In this presentation, Ms. Spector will consider the ethical role of mediation advocates, examine mediation's ethical considerations and tensions, and assess the remedies for perceived ethical violations within the context of a confidential process. Click here to watch. Qualifies for 1 unit of self-study Ethics CLE.

41st Annual What's New in Tort & Trial

A comprehensive review of more than 500 cases from 2023 that affect tort liability and civil procedure in the year 2024 and beyond. The 2024 program was recorded on January 24, 2024 and presented by: Anne Kepner, Kirsten Fish, Mark Davis, Val McGinty and Michael Penn. This is a must view video if your practice includes ANY plaintiff or defense civil cases.

For a copy of the syllabus, click here. To view the program, click here. Note, self-study credit is not available for this program.


Providing members with continuing legal education, social and professional networking opportunities.

Mission Statement:  The Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association is a non-profit organization committed to providing members with continuing legal education, networking & involvement with the local bench, providing the community with fair access to the justice system & promoting a positive image of Trial Lawyers.

SCCTLA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

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