UNDERSTANDING SLAPPS: Process
and Procedure from Initiation through Appeal
to invite you to attend the Third Annual "Understanding
SLAPPs: Process and Procedure from Initiation through
Appeal," presented by Pincus Professional Education.
This program walks you through the process you need
to understand to litigate this complex issue. You will
learn SLAPPS from both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s
perspectives. You will understand the motion process,
how to argue and defend a SLAPP motion, how to handle
an appeal or a “SLAPPBACK” motion and learn
strategies for accomplishing each party’s options.
You will also find out about the ongoing fights over
attorneys’ fees and the increased use of fee expert
testimony to adequately establish and recoup attorneys’
fees when you win. More importantly, you will learn
how a declaration from a SLAPP fee expert can be indispensable
in cutting the fee award down to size if your SLAPP
opposition is unsuccessful.
Returning to teach are Philip L. Goar, a Senior Judicial
Attorney at the Second District Court of Appeal; James
J. Moneer, a private attorney who specializes in SLAPP
motions; and me. We are also proud to announce the addition
of Judge Amy D. Hogue of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
“Understanding SLAPPS” is scheduled for
October 6th in Los Angeles, at the Los Angeles Athletic
Club, 431 West Seventh Street, from 1:00 to 5:15 pm.
The program will be audio recorded for those that cannot
attend in person and want to download an .mp3 or receive
a CD (see below).
Please go here to view the full seminar or register
"Outstanding! Very, very helpful! All speakers
are excellent." D. S. White, Esq.
"This is exactly what I was looking for. You were
right on!" C. R. Barrett, Esq.
"Very satisfied. I knew very little about this
topic. Case cites & practical application was helpful."
You will learn about:
• Understanding the background and history of
the SLAPP motion
• Exceptions to SLAPP motions - including the
most recent High Court decision clarifying the application
of the commercial speech exemption of CCP 425.17, subd.
• The two prongs of a SLAPP motion and identifying
the "gravamen" of the cause of action.
• How make and oppose SLAPP discovery motions
the right way.
• What to expect at the SLAPP motion hearing and
how to prepare for it
• What happens when the motion is granted or denied
• Appealing the SLAPP decision
• A step-by-step guide for defendants wanting
to file a SLAPP motion
• A step-by-step guide for plaintiffs needing
to respond to a SLAPP motion
• SLAPPBACK Suits and Motions under CCP 425.18
• Using attorneys’ fee experts to adequately
establish and recoup attorneys’ fees upon winning
• Using experts to cut the fee award down to size
after unsuccessfully opposing the SLAPP motion.
Please go here for more details or to register.
I hope to see you there!
Benjamin G. Shatz
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
P.S. Pincus Professional Education certifies this seminar
has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 4.0
credit hours in California.
P.P.S. Unable to attend? Pre-order the audio course
materials package of this seminar.
Here’s a sample of what attendees said about past
"One of the best programs I have attended in years.
Very good overview of SLAPPs and practical considerations
"Good overview of intent of the law & unintended
consequences." E. Gerli, Esq.
"Excellent program. Outstanding speakers and content."
"Practical and substantive information."
"Great practical content."
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