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June 10th from 9 am to 1 pm
SCCTLA - Belli Trial Skills Seminar

In the tradition of the late Melvin Belli, the seminar is a venue for the sharing of cutting-edge strategies, tactics, and techniques that will grow your law firm. The 2022 SCCTLA-Belli Seminar addresses the day-to-day challenges of the solo and smaller plaintiff practitioners, and is moderated by Melvin Caesar Belli, son of the late "King of Torts".

The four-hour seminar is fast-paced. Each of the presenters is provided with 15 minutes to teach and share in the tradition of the late Mr. Melvin Belli. Don't miss this outstanding program and earn up to 4 CLE units.  

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June 10th from 9 am to 1 pm at the San Jose Westin Hotel

Confirmed presenters (additional presenters to be announced):

Jude Basile

Jude Basile

Endorsed by the legendary Gerry Spence, Jude Basile is the only lawyer between LA and SF to be part of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, a national invitation-only organization that includes the 100 top plaintiff trial lawyers in the US.

Mark Geragos

Mark Geragos 

Mark Geragos is the only lawyer besides Johnnie Cochran ever named “Lawyer of the Year” in both Criminal and Civil arenas. He has represented some of the most prominent figures in the world.


Craig Peters

Craig serves as CAOC President. He also handles complex and catastrophic cases involving severe injury or death. He has a record of success in both settling and trying cases to verdict.


Anne Kepner 

Anne represents plaintiffs in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases along with serving as a long-time presenter of the popular What's New in Tort & Trial program.



Randall H. Scarlett

Mr. Scarlett has been named one of the leading plaintiffs’ lawyers in America by Lawdragon Magazine and has for many years been listed as one of the top northern California lawyers by San Francisco Magazine.

elinor leary

Elinor Leary

Elinor has tried cases to verdict as well as reached large settlements in numerous other cases, including cases listed in The Recorder's "Top Settlements" publications.



Lisa Peck

An employment and civil rights lawyer, Lisa was selected by the National Law Journal as one of two finalists for Elite Trial Lawyer of 2018 in the category of gender discrimination.


Nina Shapirshteyn

Nina has been honored for her $79.8 million jury verdict as lead counsel. She also serves pro-bono as CEO and Founder of Fight With Ukraine.


Lauren Cerri

Lauren won a $65 million single plaintiff jury verdict in a school sex abuse case. And together with Natalie Weatherford, the total jury verdict was $102.5 million.


Katrina Saleen

Katrina has won multi million dollar plus  defamation cases through settlement and verdict.

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This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This program qualifies for four hours of General MCLE credit. SCCTLA is a certified provider. Provider #3376.

Continental breakfast provided beginning at 8:30 am.

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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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