February 11, 2013
Nearly 500 attorneys, most of them alumni, showed up for the 18th Annual McGeorge Alumni Association Sacramento MCLE program on Jan. 26, 2013. Another 113 lawyers watched the day-long event on a webcast hosted by the law school.
The program included a skit by members of the campus-based Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court, which was moderated by Judge Kevin Culhane, '76, and retired appellate Justice Art Scotland, '74. Professor Michael Colatrella spoke on "The Psychology of Ethical Dilemma: How Good Layers Can Make Bad Ethical Choices." Veteran attorney Gary Gwilliam discussed alcoholism intervention. Sue Ann Van Dermyden,'93, talked about eliminating bias in the profession, and adjunct Robert Hawley lectured on professional responsibility traps for the unwary.
Earlier in the month, the alumni association staged smaller MCLE events in Southern California and the Bay Area. In addition to Gwilliam and Hawley, speakers on Jan. 12 in Long Beach included Professor John Sims, Kevin Dunbar, '87, Anthony McClaren, '03, and retired Superior Court judge Harvey Schneider. On the same day in Emeryville, Darrin Lim, '04, Thomas Tarkoff, '92, Lizbeth West, '99, and Aaron Crews spoke at an event that included an ethics presentation by former California attorney Troy Ellerman, who was implicated in the Barry Bonds steroid scandal.