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The Basics Conference: Learning, Guidance and Networking.

The Basics Conference 2018 - September 20 & 21 - Hilton Beachfront Resort Santa Barbara


Attend The Basics Conference for thorough grounding, guidance, and networking for your career development.

CEB’s renowned The Basics Conference is a terrific opportunity for learning fundamentals and networking. Whether you want to learn a practice area, change your focus, train new employees and associates, or network, you’ll get a thorough nuts-and-bolts grounding that will have you ready to hit the ground running!

Four tracks to choose from, plus a hosted luncheon with keynote speaker, an evening networking reception, and second-day box lunch at the beautiful Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.

—| What do previous attendees say about The Basics Conference?


“I’ve learned a ton of information . . . it’s already, in my opinion, paid for itself. ”
— past attendee

“It’s been a fantastic experience, and I can say that this is definitely the most helpful CLE session I’ve ever attended.”
— past attendee

In this new The Basics Conference 2018: Employment Litigation, you will learn about the sequence of an employment dispute that culminates in trial. Experienced employment litigation and trial attorneys will present the state and federal perspectives in addition to imparting best practices. The processes involved in employment litigation are demanding on employees and employers. Issues can be complex and it is necessary to understand what is involved in the litigation of employment disputes in order to properly bring or defend an action.

Our new The Basics Conference 2018: Business Law will teach you how to advise businesses on essential issues and draft important business contracts. This program focuses on the fundamentals of business law practice in key practice areas to give you a solid foundation from business formation to dissolution. Attend The Basics Conference 2018: Business Law to get a primer on how to advise businesses and an overview of areas of specialization within the field from practitioners with many years of experience.

Gain the knowledge you need to start taking on family law cases at The Basics Conference 2018: Family Law. Our family law track will provide you with a grounding in the fundamentals and practical details you need to know to handle family law clients. This program provides 12 MCLE hours of substantive law, procedure, practical advice, and insider tips from family law practitioners and specialists with many years of experience. You will learn the essentials of practicing in this area, from client intake to handling your first family law trial.

Learn skills and gain confidence in this course designed to dissect the basic concepts, instruments and techniques of estate planning. Get comprehensive practice-oriented knowledge essential in starting a thriving estate planning practice.

“[The speakers] are amazing. They’re giving you a wealth of knowledge, they’re very approachable, and they’re very knowledgeable.”
— past attendee

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For special room rates available, click on the link below: 
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or call 805-564-4333 (select option 1) by August 24

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Use priority code 5722Z when ordering.

$695 Early bird special! Enroll by August 12 and pay only $625.50! New Attorney? If you were admitted to the State Bar within the last five years, you pay only $495!


—| The Basics Conference 2018 map and directions [ link to map on Google ]

Map-from the South
From the South — From 101, turn off on South Milpas Street (Exit 96A) in Santa Barbara. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto South Milpas Street. Turn right onto Calle Puerto Vallarta. The hotel will be on your right.

Map-from the North
From the North — From 101, turn off on Milpas Street North (Exit 96A) in Santa Barbara to South Alisos Street. Turn left onto South Milpas Street. Turn right onto Calle Puerto Vallarta. The hotel will be on your right.