VIEW FROM THE BENCH:
The Honorable Lawrence H. Cho Presents
His "View From The Bench:" Have you ever wondered how judges make decisions? This MCLE presentation gives you a peek behind the bench into the thoughts and process of one West District judicial officer, the Hon. Lawrence H. Cho. Judge Cho will go over tips for brief writing, oral argument, and courtroom decorum providing insight into what matters more to judges and what strategies are more likely than others to succeed.
The Honorable Lawrence H. Cho is the son of Chinese immigrants and was born and raised in the New York/New Jersey area. After graduating Rutgers College in 1984 with a major in Economics, he attended Rutgers Law School-Newark and obtained his J.D. in 1987. Following graduation, he came to Los Angeles to serve as a law clerk on the U.S. District Court to the Honorable Manuel L. Real of the Central District of California. Following his clerkship, Judge Cho returned to New York to join the Wall Street firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore as a litigation associate. Judge Cho returned to Los Angeles in 1990 to join the United States Attorney’s Office as a federal prosecutor. Over the next 15 years, Judge Cho was appointed to many important roles including training new federal prosecutors as the Chief of the General Crimes unit, Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force, and following September 11, 2001, led the then newly formed Terrorism and Organized Crime Section. From 2003 to 2005, Judge Cho was appointed to serve in Washington D.C. as the Deputy Chief of the Counterterrorism Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. Judge Cho was appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court in June 2005 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and is currently assigned to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Court. Over the past ten years, Judge Cho has also served as an adjunct professor to Loyola Law School teaching trial advocacy and has guest lectured many times at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
$35 SMBA Members (includes lunch & 1 hr MCLE credit)
$40 Non-Members (includes lunch)
$65 Non-Members (lunch & MCLE)
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