For what? For an exceptional class action symposium, that's what. I appreciated the fact that the program focused on advanced and current topics, and didn't attempt to provide a primer on basic class action litigation. I also had fun attempting to disabuse my co-panelist of his many strange notions about Concepcion and arbitration clauses, but I think I failed to cure him.
The educational opportunities for class action practitioners in California improved greatly in recent years (oddly coincident with significant increase in the number of attorneys trying their hand at class action litigation). One of those great new opportunities for class action CLE occurs this Friday and Saturday in San Diego's gaslamp quarter. Consumer Attorneys of San Diego will present its 2nd Annual Class Action Symposium. The speakers include judges, mediators, and practitioners from both sides of the "v."
The blogosphere will be well represented by speaker Kim Kralowec, The UCL Practitioner and a Partner at Schubert Jonckheer Kolbe & Kralowec LLP. And speaking of The UCL Practitioner, her blog now notes that you can register for one day of the two day symposium. If obligations on Friday prevent you from attending, consider attending on Saturday. You can also save money by registering more than one attendee from the same firm.
If nothing else, send the youngest attorneys in your firm so they can learn first hand from the people that do it right. Because of the special nature of representative litigation, we have an obligation to maintain the highest possible practice standards.