Speaking-Engagements

“Civil Attorneys: Your Friends in the Fight Against Elder Financial Abuse” 1/23/15, Institute on Aging: Swindles, Scams and Schemes Conference, San Francisco, CA

“APS and Civil Litigators: Allies in the Fight Against Financial Elder Abuse” 10/31/14, NAPSA 5th Annual Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation, Portland, OR

"New Models for Nursing Home Cases, November 17, 2012, CANHR Elder Law Conference, Monterey, CA"

"Money Not Medicine: Proving Corporate Recklessness" November 10, 2012 CAOC 51st Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA"

"Resident Rights Litigation: A Tool for Quality Care" November 19, 2011, CANHR Elder Law Conference, Monterey, CA"

"Elder Abuse: Focus on the Corporation" November 12, 2011, CAOC 50th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA"

"Medicare Liens and Standing in Survivorship Actions," California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Conference, November 16, 2012.

"Med School for Lawyers- Bed Sores and Hospital Infections" (Kathryn Stebner and Karman Ratliff) - webinar, March 3, 2011.

"Every Thing You Need to Know About Elder Abuse in 15 Minutes," San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Tahoe Ski Seminar, February 1, 2013

"Ten Tips to Minimize Litigation and the Costs of Litigation" The Plaintiff Attorney's Perspective," 2010 Annual Conference Aging Services of California, May 4-5, 2010, Long Beach, California.

"Kaiser Home Health – Discovery into Common Areas of Neglect," Consumer Attorneys of California, April 20, 2010, Oakland, California.

"Financial and Physical Abuse to the Elderly," Class Action and Individual Cases, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, April 13, 2010, San Francisco, California.

"Potential Strategies in Skilled Nursing Facility Cases," Consumer Attorneys of California, Live Webinar, December 10, 2009.

"Direct Examination of an Adverse Witness—Evidence Code section 776," Consumer Attorneys of California, March 21, 2009, Tahoe, California.

"Legal Nurse Consultant Developing Partnership with Elder Abuse Litigation Team," American Association Of Legal Nurse consultants, April 24, 2009, Phoenix, Arizona.

"Gender Bias in the Courtroom," Consumer Attorneys of California College of Trial Arts and San Joaquin County Trial Lawyers' association presents Masters Seminar, January 23, 2009, Stockton, California.

"Elder Abuse: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives," Individual and Class Action Cases, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, March 10, 2009, San Francisco, California.

"Elder Abuse." Long Term Healthcare Litigation (Plaintiff vs. Defense Perspective-Debate) Consumer Attorneys of California, 47th Annual Convention, November 8, 2008.

"Remedies for Financial Abuse." Continuing Education of the Bar – California, August 14, 2008.

"Mock Trial." Plaintiff and Defense Day - Long Mock Trial, California Association for Healthcare Quality, June 25, 2008.

"Update on Long - Term Care Litigation," "Point/Counterpoint: Plaintiff and Defense Perspective," "Common Ground: Estate Planners and Litigators Working Together." 12th Annual Elder Law Conference, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, May 9-10, 2008.

"Assisted Living: Three Different Perspectives." West Legal Education Center, April 24, 2008.

"Using the Elder Abuse Statute To Its Fullest." San Francisco Trial Lawyer – Litigation Practice, April 22, 2008.

"One Stop Shop"Ethics." Consumer Attorneys of California 46th Annual Convention, November 11, 2007, San Francisco, California.

"Medical Malpractice vs. Elder Abuse." Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 8, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Ways of Helping Your Jury Get to Know Decedent." San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, June 12, 2007, San Francisco, CA.

"Financial Elder Abuse." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Elder Law Conference, May 5, 2007, Berkeley, CA.

"Elder Abuse: Point/Counterpoint with John Supple." California Regional TLA Conference, June 9, 2006, Santa Barbara, CA.

"The Many Faces of EADACPA." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, May 13, 2006, Los Angeles, CA.

"Using EADACPA in Actions Against Hospitals." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, May 12, 2006, Manhattan Beach, CA.

"Can The Expert Be Destroyed? Live Prep and Unrehearsed Cross of Real Experts." San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, December 13, 2005.

"Long-Term Care Litigation and EADACPA Issues." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, November 19, 2005, San Francisco, CA.

"The Home Brewed Multi Media Trial: Presenting High Tech and Old School Demonstrative Evidence." San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, November 15, 2005.

"Who Are These Plaintiff Attorneys and Why Are They Saying These Awful Things About Us?" QCHF Institute 2005 & CAHF August Quarterly Conference, August 15, 2005, San Diego, CA.

"Elder Abuse in Acute Care," "Elder Financial Abuse: Relevance, Representation and Remedies," "Elder Abuse Litigation: Ethical Advocacy." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's Elder Law Conference, Spring 2005, Monterey, CA.

"When You Least Expect It-Elder and Dependent Neglect in Hospitals." California Regional Trial Lawyers Association Conference, MCLE Program, June 3, 2005.

"Gender and The Law." San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, March 7, 2005.

"Elder Abuse: Cases and Controversies," "Elder Abuse Litigation: Point/Counterpoint-A Panel of Defense and Plaintiff Litigators," "The Role of Experts in Elder Abuse Litigation," "Scams, Scandals and Elder Fiduciary Abuse," "Elder Abuse Litigation: New Directions." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's Elder Law in 2004 Conference, Pasadena, CA.

"How to Produce a Film of the Incompetent Plaintiff-Let The Jury Get to Know the Plaintiff." Maximizing the Value of Your Case Through Its Greatest Asset-The Plaintiff-Litigation Practice. San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, September 7, 2004, San Francisco, CA.

"Defendants Gone Wild! What To Do When Discovery Issues Are Taking Over Your Case (And Your Life)." Roundtable Discussion, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, November 18, 2003.

"Representing Elders, Minors and Sexual and Racial Minorities." San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Unique Populations-Special Laws Equals Big Results, September 9, 2003, San Francisco, CA.

"Relevant Code Sections and Causes of Action-Scams, Scandals and Elder Fiduciary Abuse." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's Elder Law in 2003 Conference, May 2003.

"Remedies for Physical Abuse and Neglect." Continuing Education of the Bar, Elder Law Litigation, May 10, 2003.

"Current Elder Abuse Law-Physical and Financial." California College of Trial Arts/Consumer Attorneys of California's 42nd Annual Convention, April 2003, Monterey, CA.

"Transfer Trauma-The Perfect Psychological Injury Tort." San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association-Making It Real: Proving Emotional Distress Damages in Personal Injury and Psychological Injury Cases, July 11, 2002, San Francisco, CA.

"Residential Care Facilities-The New Frontier in Litigation." Consumer Attorneys of California's 41st Annual Convention, April 2002, San Francisco, CA.

"Long Term Care and Medi-Cal and Long Term Care Litigation." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's Fall 2001 Elder Abuse Training-Tap Into the Experience," December 1, 2001.

"Elder Abuse Litigation: Early Investigation and Discovery," "Trial Preparation." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's Long Term Care Elder Law Conference, May 2001, Burlingame, CA.

"What is Elder Abuse and Why is it Not Med-Mal?" San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association-Elder Abuse Litigation, December 2000, San Francisco, CA.

"SNF Litigation." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's Workshop, November 4, 2000, San Francisco, CA.

"Investigating Elder Abuse." Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Consumer Fraud Division, Elder Abuse Unit, October 2000.

"Elder Abuse Litigation." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's 4th Annual Elder Law Conference, May 2000.

"Issues and Advocacy." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's 3rd Annual Elder Law Conference, April 30 & May 1, 1999, Berkeley, CA.

"Elder Abuse & Long Term Litigation Workshop." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, November 14, 1998.

"Law Practice Management: Elder Abuse Litigation," "The Outer Limits: Elder Abuse Litigation." California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's First Annual Elder Law Conference: Issues and Advocacy in Long-Term Care, June 1997, Millbrae, CA.

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