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Trial Practice Inn of Court

Calendar of Events

October 7, 2015
Inn of Court October Meeting:
State of the State Update

November 4, 2015
Inn of Court November Meeting:
Evidence--State vs. Federal Program

December 2, 2015
Inn of Court December Meeting:
Ethics--Keeping your Law License in Check!

February 3, 2016
Inn of Court February Meeting:
Los Angeles Superior Court
Personal Injury Courts Program

March 2, 2016
Inn of Court March Meeting:
Expert Witness Program

April 6, 2016
Inn of Court April Meeting:
Malicious Prosecution/Anti-Slapp Program

May 4, 2016
Inn of Court May Meeting:
Initial Responsive Pleadings Program

June 1, 2016
Inn of Court June Meeting:
Mock Jury Program

Join Us!
8 MCLE Credits • 8 Dinners • 1 Low Price
Including 1 Hour of Elimination of Bias and 1 Hour of Ethics Credit

If you are looking for an opportunity to get to know, learn from, and obtain the advice and opinion of judges and experienced trial practitioners in a collegial setting, the LACBA Litigation Section Trial Practice Inn of Court is for you! The Trial Practice Inn is a chartered Inn of the American Inns of Court, an organization devoted to fostering excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills within the bench and bar. Our Inn is dedicated to improving advocacy skills by providing an unparalleled opportunity to learn side-by-side with experienced judges and lawyers in our community.

Our primary mission is to share experiences between federal and state court judges, seasoned pros, and less experienced practitioners, and by doing so fostering a meaningful bond and network within our legal community. We hope you will join!

The Inn's monthly meetings are designed to promote social interaction, professional relationships, and camaraderie. Before every formal program, Inn members of various experience levels and specialties are encouraged to network with other members, including sitting judges. In addition, members may have the opportunity to work together to produce MCLE programs on trial skills and other issues relevant to a trial practitioner. These programs are particularly important now as recent budget cuts are dramatically impacting our practices


Inn meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and an interactive 1 hour educational MCLE program, concluding at 8:30 p.m.


Joining the Inn of Court only costs $475! Government and non-profit/government attorneys, and attorneys in their first three years of practice may join at a discounted rate of $375 and $300 respectively. Membership for sitting judges is complimentary. Retired judges receive the discounted rate of $375.

Membership provides monthly networking dinners, 8 hours of CLE credits, including 1 hour of ethics credit, an opportunity to meet federal and state court judges, and a networking opportunity. Members will also receive a complimentary American Inns of Court Membership for further networking and educational resources.

Both LACBA and Litigation Section membership are required to join the Inn of Court. If you are not a current LACBA and/or Litigation Section member, please click here to handle your registration online or call the LACBA Member Services Department at (213) 896-6560 for membership information.

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