Veteran attorneys Blair Berk and Shawn Holley – who have represented O.J Simpson, Mel Gibson, Paris Hilton, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and Lindsey Lohan among others – will discuss the nuts and bolts of representing celebrity clients and handling high-profile cases. In addition to sharing stories from the “trenches”, Holley and Berk will discuss the ethical implications of engaging the media and examine the relative pros and cons of doing so. Further topics to be discussed: cameras in the courtroom, gag orders and the myth of “celebrity justice”. With more than 40 years between them handling high-profile cases, Holley and Berk will also offer important advice and guidance for the non-criminal practitioner with a celebrity client who has been arrested or who is being investigated by law enforcement.
Shawn Holley, Esq., Partner, Kinsella, Weitzman, Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP
Blair Berk, Esq., Partner, Tarlow & Berk, PC
When: Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Lawry’s the Prime Rib (Directions, Free Underground Parking)
$0 – Members of The Order of Distinguished Attorneys
$45 – BHBA Members who pay in advance*
$245 – Non-BHBA Members who pay in advance*
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Entertainment Law Section Chairs: Leigh Leshner, Esq. & Alexander Rufus-Isaacs, Esq.
Program Co-Chairs: Doron F. Eghbali, Esq.
* Advanced registration closes 24 hours prior to event time. Registrations received thereafter include a $25 additional fee. Full refund with 48 hours notice. Raincheck with 24 hours notice.
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 Hours of Participatory Credit (.5 in Legal Ethics) and the Beverly Hills Bar Association certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.
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