On October 24, 2019, NHEH attorneys Lindsey Berg-James and Nick Smith presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course sponsored by the Monterey County Woman Lawyers Association (MCWLA) entitled, “The CCP 998 Offer . . . What is it Good For? Tactical Considerations & Potential Pitfalls.” CCP 998 offers are a subject of considerable complexity for litigators. The course was well attended by members of MCWLA and the co-sponsoring Monterey County Bar Association (MCBA).
Attorneys practicing law in California are required to take a minimum of 25 hours of Continuing Legal Education every three years, reporting attendance to the State Bar. CLE training may cover both legal theory and practical experience, and training materials often represent the most current and advanced thinking available on a particular legal topic. NHEH attorneys maintain the highest standards by attending three times the required education, and frequently serve as instructors for CLE courses, such as this one on CCP 998 offers.
Mr. Smith is a skilled litigator with significant experience in both civil and criminal law. He served as a Deputy District Attorney from 2006-2013, prosecuting numerous jury trials through verdict. Ms. Berg-James is an experienced litigator and the current President of MCWLA. Both attorneys have been named to the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.