Thursday, April 27, 2023
Via Zoom at 12:00PM

Beginning January 1, 2021, the San Mateo County Superior Court made a significant change in the way it handles civil cases by converting from a master calendar to a single assignment system. Judge Danny Y. Chou will talk about what this change means for civil litigants and share his recommendations, tips, and tricks for attorneys under the Court’s “new” single assignment system.

Who: The Honorable Danny Y. Chou was nominated by Governor Gavin Newsom on February 17, 2023, for appointment to the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Five. He is currently a judge with the San Mateo County Superior Court, where he is one of five judges assigned to handle all civil cases. Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Chou served as an Assistant County Counsel at the Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office. At the County Counsel’s Office, he was the lead public trial lawyer and lead appellate lawyer in People v. ConAgra Grocery Products Co., which resulted in a $305 million settlement to be used to clean up residential lead paint.

He also served as the Chief of Complex and Special Litigation and the Chief of Appellate Litigation at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, where he was part of the trial and appellate teams that successfully challenged California’s statutory and constitutional bans on same sex marriage. In addition, he has served as a supervising staff attorney for a Justice at the California Supreme Court, a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, an associate at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and Rabkin, and a law clerk for a judge at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

When: Thursday, April 27th from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

**Please start to log in to Zoom about five minutes before the start time **

If you want to pay by check, still, please register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA and note your name and this event. Please note that if you RSVP but do not “show up,” or cancel 48 hours in advance, you will still be charged the full amount for attending the event.  Note: MCLE certificates will be emailed to you once your presence is verified at the event.

Where: Your Computer via Zoom! All registrants will be provided with the link and meeting code one day prior to the event date.

Cost: $20 for Labor & Employment members and $30 for non-section members. Cost includes 1.0 hour of General Law MCLE credit.

Contact Info for this Event: For questions about this event, please email

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount.