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Region 4 Seminars and Meeting
CLC Riverside
1074 La Cadena Drive
Riverside, CA 92507
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM PDT
Category: Continuing Education

Seminars & Meeting

Saturday Feb 25 in Riverside

3.0 CIMCE (pending) + 1.5 free self-study, all in English
Coffee and lunch included
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Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to hold this event. Please excuse the inconvenience! Anyone who registered will get a refund.

Nuts & Bolts of General Civil

by Harold Gun Lai, Jr., Esq.
1.5 hrs CIMCE, language neutral

This seminar explains civil procedure and legal terminology for unlimited and limited jurisdiction civil cases. Includes case preparation, how to deal with attorneys, juries, court staff and judges. Will cover what to expect, do’s and don'ts, pretrial hearings, law and motion, jury and court trials. The presenter will also discuss typical case types: wrongful death, medical malpractice, personal injury.

Harold Gun Lai, Jr. has been practicing law in California since 1974. He graduated with a B.S. from Fresno State and J.D. from Humphreys College. Mr. Lai was a prosecutor in San Bernardino and a judge pro tempore in Fresno and San Bernardino counties.

Crimmigration in a Post-Election World

by George Abbes, Esq.
1.5 hrs CIMCE, language neutral

Current policy regarding who will be targeted for removal proceedings; who is eligible for immigration bond, or release under intensive supervision and who is subject to mandatory detention. Defenses to removal proceedings including: Cancellation of Removal, 212 (c) suspension of deportation, readjustment of status, asylum, special immigrant juvenile status and the U visa. Finally, there will be a discussion of recent California laws designed to help immigrants avoid deportation.

George Abbes was sworn as an attorney in 1982 and practiced immigration law for 13 years. He then joined the Orange County Public Defender’s Office, where in addition to defending a wide variety serious felonies and homicides, Mr. Abbes was responsible for training staff attorneys on avoiding the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

Meeting and Lunch

Catch up with staff and board on bargaining in regions 2 & 3, the LAP, VRI, and much more! Lunch provided free to all attendees including non-members.

Exploring VRI in Judicial Settings

by Camille T. Taiara & Mary Lou Aranguren
1.5 hrs free self-study (non-instructor-led CIMCE), language neutral

As part of its Language Access Plan, the Judicial Council is launching a Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) pilot project for spoken languages in Sacramento, Merced and Ventura. The presenters will provide an overview of how VRI has been used by courts thus far in California and elsewhere. We will review current research on how video-mediated hearings impact the interpreting practice itself as well as communicative dynamics and LEP litigants’ engagement in the courts’ adversarial process.

Instructors will show portions of a video recording of the plenary on VRI at the CFI 2016 annual conference, provide additional information, and lead a discussion with Q&A.

If you are coming to lunch and free self-study but not the morning seminars, please register to RSVP.


8:30 Registration (coffee provided)
9:00 General Civil (1.5 hrs CIMCE)
10:45 Crimmigration (1.5 hrs CIMCE)
12:15 Membership Meeting (lunch provided)
1:30 Exploring VRI (1.5 hrs free self-study)


Central Labor Council
1074 La Cadena Dr Ste 1, Riverside CA 92507 [map]

Ample parking, take La Cadena East of 215 (not West).


Early discount ends Tues Feb 21, $15 late fee after
Members $45
Associate Members/Students $30 (no CIMCE)
Non-members $60
Register to RSVP for free lunch and self-study
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Contact: seminars@calinterpreters.org