MCLE Classes & Events

Friday, February 24, 2017 CANCELLED: Anatomy of a Murder Trial

Monday, February 27, 2017: New Laws and Forms in the Civil Department for 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017: 2017 Family Law Judicial Officers’ Luncheon

Friday, March 10, 2017: Intermediate DissoMaster Training

Monday, March 20, 2017: Open House & St. Patrick’s Day Mixer

Thursday, March 23, 2017: Getting Ready for Trial

Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Real Property Update

Monday, April 3, 2017: How to Not “Kill” Your Appeal

Thursday, April 13, 2017: Spring CEQA Update

Thursday, April 20, 2017: End of Life Option Act

Thursday, May 18, 2017: Evidence "How-To" at Trial

Events

Open House & St. Patrick’s Day Mixer

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Events

2017 Family Law Judicial Officers’ Luncheon

Join the Family Law Judicial Officers as they share their thoughts and expectations for the coming year!


Averill, Shelly (Hon.)
Hon. Shelly Averill, Supervising Judge
Sonoma County Superior Court
Bertoli, James (Hon.)
Hon. James Bertoli
Sonoma County Superior Court
Boyd, Robert
Hon. Robert Boyd
Sonoma County Superior Court
Rasmason, Becky
Hon. Becky Rasmason, Commissioner
Sonoma County Superior Court

Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Time: Check-In: 11:30 am; Lunch and Presentation: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Presenter(s):
Hon. Shelly Averill, Supervising Judge, Sonoma County Superior Court

Hon. James Bertoli, Sonoma County Superior Court

Hon. Robert Boyd, Sonoma County Superior Court

Hon. Becky Rasmason, Commissioner, Sonoma County Superior Court

Place: Fountaingrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Cost: $75—SCBA Members; $95—Public

Student: $45 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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News

Announcement: The Sonoma County Bar Association has MOVED!

To: Members and Friends of the Sonoma County Bar Association

 

SCBA has MOVED!  

Our New Address is:

111 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 222

Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4945

Click here for map.

Phone (707-542-1190), fax (707-542-1195) and email addresses remain the same

 

We encourage you or your referrals to call in advance to be sure someone is in the office to assist you.

 

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General Law

End of Life Option Act

In the fall of 2015, California became the fifth state in the nation to legalize physician aid-in-dying. The End of Life Option Act was signed into law amid high approval among Californians, even across party and demographic lines, but many physicians and health care systems remain deeply ambivalent about the law. In this presentation, the speakers will provide an overview of the law and describe the questions and challenges that arise for individual physicians and for health care systems in its implementation.

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Dr. Andrew Wagner
Memorial Hospice

Dr. Andrew Wagner is a Board Certified Family Physician as well as being Board Certified as a Hospice and Palliative Care Physician. He graduated medical school from the University of California at Irvine and completed his Family Medicine Residency at San Jose Hospital, affiliated with Stanford University. Dr. Wagner worked at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa California for almost 15 years where he served in various roles including the Chief of the Family Medicine Department and the Chief of Physician Continuing Medical Education and Patient Education. He also served as one of the core physicians providing care to patients with AIDS during the crisis years and was a member of their ethics committee. He left Kaiser in 2000, to pursue a practice in Integrative Medicine, and studied with Rachel Remen, MD of the Institute for the Study Health and Illness, ISHI. He has been a co-facilitator for a 20 year ongoing physician group, “Finding Meaning in Medicine”. Dr. Wagner has studied Interactive Guiding Imagery and uses this unique tool for empowering patients in their own healing process. For the last 7 years Dr. Wagner has been working at Memorial Hospice in Santa Rosa, and doing palliative care consultations at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, a regional trauma center. He is the physician facilitator for the Schwartz Rounds and Co-Director of the Ethics Resource Service. Dr. Wagner has lectured widely on communication issues and one of his central themes is “Healing at the End of Life”.

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Sarah Hooper
Executive Director of UCSF / UC Hastings Consortium and Adjunct Professor

Ms. Hooper is the Executive Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy and Adjunct Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. Through the Consortium, she develops interprofessional programs for faculty and students, including educational curricula and degrees, joint research, and clinical training and service programs. In particular, Ms. Hooper led the Consortium’s effort to establish the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors clinic (MLPS) and is now working to expand its reach to include additional direct service sites, educational outreach in the community, and research and policy initiatives. Ms. Hooper’s research focuses on legal issues in aging and dementia care, including health care decision making and informed consent, capacity, elder financial abuse, the link between health and access to civil justice, and models of comprehensive and coordinated care. Ms. Hooper teaches or has taught “Law of End of Life Care,” “Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Seminar”, “Concentration in Law & Health Science Seminar”, “Health Law: Research Compliance & Ethics” and “Master of Studies in Law for Healthcare Providers Seminar” at UC Hastings and is a frequent guest lecturer at UCSF

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time: Check-In: 3:45 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Presenter(s):
Dr. Andrew Wagner, Memorial Hospice
Sarah Hooper, Executive Director of UCSF / UC Hastings Consortium and Adjunct Professor

Place: NEW ADDRESS: SCBA, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cost: $55–SCBA Members; $70–Public

MCLE: 1.5 Unit Participatory Credit in General Law

Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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General Law

Spring CEQA Update

An Update on What is New with the California Environmental
Quality Act Since SCBA’s Winter CEQA Update in February 2016

Perry, Leslie

Leslie Perry
Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP

Mr. Perry practices in the areas of land use, real estate, and business law. He represents clients before various administrative and planning agencies, including County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, Town of Windsor, City of Petaluma, City of Rohnert Park, City of Sonoma, City of Cotati, City of Sebastopol, Sonoma County Airport Land Commission and Water Quality and Air Quality Boards. Mr. Perry also represents clients in general real estate, environmental and contractual litigation. He has significant experience in CEQA compliance and litigation.
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Tina Wallis
Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross

Ms. Wallis is of counsel in Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross’s Land Use and Environmental Group. Prior to joining this, she was a shareholder in a law firm, an Assistant City Attorney and Deputy County Counsel advising counties, cities, and special districts on land use, environmental, public works, general government, airport and landfill matters. Ms. Wallis now advises clients on all aspects of land use, such as general plan updates, zoning code updates, compliance with California’s Environmental Quality Act, land use entitlements for residential and commercial projects, and conservation easements.

Zoia, Rose

Rose Zoia
Law Office of Rose Zoia

Rose Zoia’s practice focuses on land use law and civil appeals and writs. She represents environmental and citizens groups , as well as the occasional applicant, in cases including CEQA, NEPA, general plan and zoning laws, and other land use laws. She has practiced in more than a dozen superior courts in counties throughout California as well as in each of the six districts of the California Courts of Appeal and the Eastern, Central and Northern Districts of the United States District Court and the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeal.

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Presenter(s): Leslie Perry, Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP
Tina Wallis, Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross
Rose Zoia. Law Office of Rose Zoia

Place: NEW ADDRESS: SCBA, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cost: $70–SCBA Members; $85–Public

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory Credit in General Law

Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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General Law

How to Not “Kill” Your Appeal

Hard-fought trials in superior court frequently end up in the Court of Appeal. But trial lawyers often have tunnel vision, focusing “on the moment” and neglecting to keep an eye toward an eventual appeal. To preserve issues for appellate review and maximize your chances for success on appeal, you need to know some basic rules of appellate procedure. You don’t want to “kill” your appeal before it starts!

This program is intended for trial lawyers as well as appellate specialists who are assisting during trial in anticipation of an appeal and will show you how to prepare your superior court case for an appeal that might well be inevitable, whether you win or lose.


Weitzenberg, Barton
W. Barton Weitzenberg
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery

Mr. Weitzenberg specializes in construction defect cases and personal injury/wrongful death cases. He has devoted more than 35 years to representing individuals in their claims against insurance companies and large corporations.

Mr. Weitzenberg has been the president of and/or an active member of many local and state consumer legal rights organizations. He has been selected as a member of many of the most prestigious law associations in the country, including the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Inns of Court. He has taught the law for most of the leading mandatory continuing legal education organizations such as CEB and the Rutter Group as well as bar associations and trial lawyer associations such as the Consumer Attorneys of California. He is an instructor of law at the Stanford University Trial Advocacy Program and is a professor of law at the Redwood Empire School of Law.

Mr. Weitzenberg has won some of the most remarkable personal injury/wrongful death verdicts and settlements in the history of Sonoma County. He has represented the owners of virtually every conceivable type of building with regard to virtually every conceivable type of construction defect. He has a strong background in Common Interest Development Law and has represented homeowners associations with regard to a variety of issues including construction defect claims. He has also represented the Santa Rosa Junior College and various school districts with regard to their construction defect claims.

Mr. Weitzenberg has presided over jury and court trials as a Judge Pro-Tem of the Sonoma County Superior Court and has acted as an agreed arbitrator and mediator in a variety of cases.

Baxter, Joseph
Joseph Baxter
Law Offices of Joseph Baxter

Mr. Baxter is a Certified Appellate Specialist and has been practicing law for the past 42 years, with the last 36 years of practice occurring in Sonoma County. He has had numerous successful decisions in the United States Supreme Court (including a landmark decision in Robbins v. California), the Supreme Court of California and the California Courts of Appeal. In addition to his private civil and criminal appeals, Mr. Baxter also handles criminal appeals by appointment from the CA Supreme Court. Mr. Baxter graduated from law school at Georgetown University Law Center and has an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University. He is also a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney.

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00– 1:00 pm

Presenter(s):
W. Barton Weitzenberg, Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery
Joseph Baxter, Law Offices of Joseph Baxter

Place: SCBA Office, NEW ADDRESS: 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cost: $55–SCBA Members; $70–Public

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory Credit in General Law

Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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