Tuesday, January 26, 2010
7:30 a.m. – Registration
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Program

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
2029 Century Park East
Suite 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Members $25
Non-Members $40

RSVP to Nikki Caravantes
at 310.500.4600 or ncaravantes@bhfs.com
by Friday, January 22.

Century City Bar Association
8033 Sunset Blvd., Suite 277
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

1. Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession; and
2. Recognizing and Addressing Signs of Addiction

Signs and impacts of how these disorders affect the workplace.


Michael G. Gerner is an attorney in Beverly Hills, California who specializes in legal ethics and professional responsibilities. His law practice emphasizes defense of attorneys and the representation of law students before the State Bar Court. He consults with private and government attorneys on the subjects of legal ethics, professional responsibilities and risk management. He was a State Bar prosecutor in the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel for twenty-one years, involved in the investigation and prosecution of attorneys for misconduct, and litigated moral character matters regarding law students seeking admission to the bar. During the last twelve years as an attorney for the State Bar, he was an Assistant Chief Trial Counsel, with management responsibilities in the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel. He has been in private practice since 1998 and is a frequent speaker on the subject of legal ethics and professional responsibilities.

Timothy W. Fong MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Dr. Fong completed his undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago. He then came to UCLA and finished his residency in adult general psychiatry in 2002 and was the first accredited addiction psychiatry fellow at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (2002-2004).

Currently, he is the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program. The purpose of this program is to examine the underlying causes and course of problem and pathological gambling and to develop effective, evidence-based treatments. He is also the director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, a teaching clinic that specializes in the treatment of all disorders of addiction. Finally, he is also the director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, which provides high-level training in addiction psychiatry.

Program Host:

Steven Hoch is a Shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Natural Resources, Climate Change and Litigation groups. He is on the Board of Governors with the Century City Bar Association.

For more information please contact:
Steven Hoch, Attorney
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
2029 Century Park East
Suite 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Two (2) MCLE Hours
One (1) Hour in the special topic of elimination of bias
One (1) Hour in the special topic of prevention, detection & treatment of substance abuse & emotional distress

This activity has been approved by the State Bar of CA in the amount of two hours in total. CCBA certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for the approved educational activities prescribed by the rules & regulations of the state bar of CA governing minimum continuing legal education.