Return of the Lawyer to San Diego Comic Con

Judges on Star Wars and Luke Cage Mock Trial

Jessica and I started The Legal Geeks to share our love of comics, science fiction, and the law. We are thrilled to be returning to San Diego Comic Con for the third time and our fifth anniversary. I have presented over 450 legal seminars in my career and the most high profile ones have been at San Diego Comic Con. Our two panels this year have amazing judges and lawyers who love pop culture. We hope you can join us in San Diego for our Luke Cage Mock Trial and Judges on Star Wars.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 

800pm-900pm Sweet Christmas! A Mock Trial to Prove Luke Cage is Innocence

Marvel’s Luke Cage ended with Luke in FBI custody for breaking out of prison. Join us for a mock evidentiary hearing where attorneys will argue to US Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin a writ of habeas corpus to prove Cage’s actual innocence.

Attorneys arguing the case include Christine Peek, Esq., McManis Faulkner, and Megan Smith, Esq., for Luke Cage (played by David Gibson); and Steve Chu, Esq., and Jane Boardman, Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Diego Office of The City Attorney, for the Government. Room 23ABC.

Friday, July 21, 2017

300pm-400pm Judges on Star Wars

Is the Dark Side an Addiction or choice for Kylo Ren? What are the Civil Rights of Droids? Did interrogating Bodhi Rook with the Bor Gullet violate Rook’s rights?

Join California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Circuit Judge John B. Owens of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin, Federal Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman, CA Judge Carol Najera, and former Federal Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal (now Deputy General Counsel of Litigation at Facebook), to hear their legal analysis, and love, of Star Wars. Moderated by Joshua Gilliland, Esq., and Jessica Mederson, Esq, of The Legal Geeks. Room 7AB.

If you are attending San Diego Comic Con, you can follow the links to our panels Sweet Christmas! A Mock Trial to Prove Luke Cage is Innocence and Judges on Star Wars to add them to your schedule.