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Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Vegas Convention 2021

Live Coverage of Team Steno at the Event in Vegas

The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles’ Annual Las Vegas Convention is the nation's largest convention of trial attorneys.

It’s been held annually in Las Vegas since 1983. The convention connects more than 2,800 attendees with 140 legal service exhibit booths, all in one location.

Attorneys can earn up to 16.5 hours of continuing education during one exciting weekend in Las Vegas. The weekend features more than 20 education sessions presented by over 150 of the nation's most accomplished trial lawyers, jurists, and experts, covering a wide variety of practice areas and the latest developments in trial advocacy. 

Steno is a proud sponsor of CAALA and an exhibitor at the event. Ten Steno representatives are attending at the Bellagio Las Vegas from Sept 2 to 5. Keep scrolling to see live photo and video updates from the team on-site throughout the week.

Thursday, September 2

Day one of CAALA Vegas 2021 is underway, and the energy is already high in the educational sessions. The exhibitor hall is bustling with exhibitors too. Right in the middle of it all is Steno’s booth, adorned with pink, purple, and a light-up prize wheel that you can’t miss.

People talking in front of a booth with Steno branding and a light-up prize wheel

We’re giving away cold hard cash at booth #311, and several attendees have already won big, including this attendee who was elated when her spin landed on our $500 grand prize.

A blonde woman smiles with her eyes closed and in the background a light-up prize wheel has landed on a space that says "$500 grand prize"

After the first session of the day, our bartender JJ treated guests to cocktails, beer, and wine.

A man wearing a nametag that says "JJ" stands in front of a bar.

We’re serving complimentary refreshments daily. So come by when you need a pick-me-up for coffee in the morning, gelato in the afternoon, and cocktails for happy hour.

A group of men sitting around a table, looking at the camera, and smiling.

From left to right: Greg Hong, Charles DeWitt, Dylan Ruga, Albert Pinto, and Matt Yamagata

We ended the evening in style at the CAALA Welcome Back Party in the Tower Ballroom. Check back tomorrow for more live updates.

Friday, September 3

Today and tomorrow, we’re cooling off poolside at the Bellagio poolside cabanas. Attendees are invited to join us at the Florence Spa pool for beer, cocktails, and appetizers as we beat the heat Steno style.

A photo of Steno team members, Maggie and Carley

Maggie and Carley can’t wait to see all of you!

Come join us at cabana numbers 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 and snag some Steno branded summer swag.


Meanwhile, at booth #311, Collin, Albert, and Charles gave away some serious cash. Did you spin the wheel yet?

A photo of Collin, Albert, and Charles at the Steno booth

It’s a pleasure learning from the brilliant minds of CAALA’s speakers. We attended the Discovering the Secrets of Discovery session and learned so much from speakers representing the Simon Law Group, Greene Briollet & Wheeler, LLP, the Law Office of Michael A. Conger, and Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP.


We closed the day with a networking event that was truly a once-in-a-lifetime private stadium experience at the home of the Las Vegas Raiders.

A group of Steno staff and guests pose outside of the Allegiant Stadium steps

The Vegas-style party took place above the football field and we got a behind-the-scenes tour of the locker rooms too.

A view of the Allegiant Stadium field from above.

Saturday, September 4

It’s the last full day of CAALA 2021 and lots of attendees are scoring last-minute prizes at our booth.

Five Steno employees pose in the exhibit hall at Steno's booth

From left to right: Leann, Collin, Dylan, Rachel, and Mat

We welcomed the opportunity to relax poolside at our cabanas, sharing drinks and excellent conversation with guests who took a break from the exhibit hall floor and educational sessions.

A man holding a deck of cards with "steno.com" on the side

The highlight of the afternoon was watching Magician Nine Digit Dave wow our guests with his sleight of hand.

A group of people with shocked facial reactions at a magician's trick

The day wrapped up with a mock trial for a car crash. The Honorable Eric Taylor presided as judge over the proceedings as Arash Homampour, Deborah Chang, Gary Dordick, and other industry leaders demonstrated how a car crash case should be tried.

The view of the stage in the main Bellagio conference hall

I was truly a pleasure to be an exhibitor at CAALA Vegas 2021. Thank you to everyone who took the time to meet and talk with us.

We loved adding moments of delight to your day and providing you with fun gifts to take home. We look forward to working with some of you in the future.

Group photo outside

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