The Barristers will be hosting a CLE event on May 6, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at El Portal, located at 695 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101.

Gary Rowe, Esq. will be speaking on “The Common Law’s Origins and Development.”

Contemporary lawyers work with the common law every day. Much of the law we work with is judge-made; many of the arguments we construct are aimed at juries. These two features of our law date back nearly a millennium. But where did the common law and its institutions come from? And how has the core of the common law changed over the past 900 years? This talk will provide a brief answer on these questions, seeking in the process to show how rewarding a historical understanding of law can be.

All attendees will receive 1 hour of CLE credit.

Barristers – $25 to attend (includes dinner)
Non-Barristers – $35 to attend (includes dinner)

Please RSVP to Chris Chaplin at if you are interested in attending.