Careers of Distinction Awards

2016 Careers of Distinction Awards Dinner

The Sonoma County Bar Association Offers its Congratulations to the 2016 Careers of Distinction Award Honorees:

J. Michael Mullins & Sondra Jean Persons


Friday, October 7, 2016

Registration 5:00 pm | Reception & No Host Bar 5:30 pm | Dinner & Program 6:30 pm

Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel, 170 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa

Black Tie Optional

One Hundred Fifty Dollars Per Person

Reserved seating is available for eight or ten upon request
All other seating will be assigned by SCBA

Online Registration is not available for this event.

Please Call the SCBA Office to Register, (707) 542-1190 ext. 18

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Events

27th Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon

Presenting Special Recognition Awards to Outstanding Legal Volunteers

Participating Organizations

* California Rural Legal Assistance
* Council on Aging, Senior Legal Services
* Disability Services & Legal Center
* Empire College School of Law
* Family Justice Center Sonoma County
* Legal Aid of Sonoma County
* Recourse Mediation Services
* Sonoma County Bar Association
* Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation
* Sonoma County Public Law Library
* The Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

General Membership Meeting
The SCBA Membership will be asked at the annual meeting on November 18, 2016, to approve the nominations to positions on the SCBA Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2017, Agenda TBA.

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016

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

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

Cost: $60 per person

NOTE: A Lunch Buffet Consisting of Salad, Entrée (including a Vegetarian Option), Side Dish, and Dessert will be Served.
For Additional Dietary Requests, Please Contact Amy at amy@sonomacountybar.org or (707) 542-1190 ext. 17 by 11-11-16.

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General Law

Unlawful Detainers: From Notice to Writ

The landlord-tenant statutes can prove challenging for both landlords and tenants. In a tight rental market, both landlords and tenants need to be careful about how they approach an eviction notice and possible unlawful detainer action. Caution needs to be especially exercised given the advent of “rent control” in Santa Rosa. This seminar will provide suggestions for successfully complying with the unlawful detainer statutory scheme, from how termination notices are prepared and served correctly, through best practices for preparing the pleadings, challenging the pleadings, and handling an unlawful detainer trial in the Sonoma County Superior Court.


Clyde, Brooke Brooke Clyde
Attorney at Law
Zyromski, Michelle Michelle Zyromski
Zyromski Konicek LLP

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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

Presenter(s):
Brooke Clyde, Attorney at Law
Michelle Zyromski, Zyromski Konicek LLP

Place: SCBA, 37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cost: $55–SCBA Members; $65–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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General Law

Legislative Updates in Labor & Employment

Each year the California legislature enacts new and challenging statutes in the employment arena. Join Valorie Bader in a section dialogue of review and commentary of the new laws created in the 2015-2016 session.

Bader, Valorie - Presenter Photo
Valorie Bader
Spaulding McCullough & Tansil

Ms. Bader has been practicing 30 years in the areas of employment and business counseling, training, mechanic liens, and employment litigation. Her current practice includes sexual harassment training and other trainings, investigations, mediation and arbitration, as well as other alternatives for conflict resolution. Ms. Bader continues to counsel businesses and individuals and litigates in court and before administrative agencies such as the Labor Commissioner, the Employment Development Department, the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, Cal-OSHA, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing/Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, CA Department of Licensing, CA Department of Insurance, Cal-PERS and other Retirement Associations and before the California State Personnel Board and other public entities. Ms. Bader has performed numerous workshops and trainings for the Personnel Perspective, Lorman Business Seminars and the Personnel Association of Sonoma County (PASCO), in diverse topics related to employment issues and has taught specific employment law classes for the Santa Rosa Junior College. She has also written extensively in the subjects of employment law, and appeared in the Sonoma Business Journal and the Press Democrat.

Date: Monday, November 14, 2016

Time: Check-In: 3:15 pm; Presentation: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Presenter(s): Valorie Bader
Spaulding McCullough & Tansil

Place: SCBA, 37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cost: $55–SCBA Members; $65–Public; $35–SCBA Labor & Employment Section Members

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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Events

The 18th Annual Rex Sater Award Luncheon In Recognition of The Honorable Cerena Wong (Ret.)

The Rex Sater Award for Excellence in Family Law is given each year to an individual or group who has contributed to improving the practice of family law in Sonoma County. The plaque commemorating this award states: “Judge Sater’s legacy to Sonoma County is his belief that people hold the answers to their family conflict locked in their own heart The ‘System’s’ primary duty should be to help those people find their own answers….”

Wong, Cerena
The Honorable Cerena Wong (Ret.) has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Rex Sater Award. She is a fitting honoree, having both succeeded Judge Sater on the Superior Court bench and expanded on his message. Like Judge Sater, Judge Wong urged litigants to work amicably to settle their issues and empowered them to make their own decisions, which she honored.

Judge Wong gave her heart and soul to family law. She worked long hours, allotting time to ensure that the litigants were heard and writing all of her many decisions by hand. Judge Wong endeavored to elevate the status of family law in the court, fighting hard to increase the judicial resources allocated to the area. In retirement, she continues to handle family law settlement conferences for the court as a volunteer.

An important part of Judge Wong’s legacy is her push for education on all levels. She facilitated the continuing education of both the court and the bar and fostered the ongoing dialogue between them. Upon taking the Superior Court bench and family law assignment, Judge Wong instituted the annual family law legal update, and she also started the practice of brown bag lunches for family law practitioners.

The presentation of the Rex Sater Award to Judge Wong recognizes her for all that she has done for family law in Sonoma County: the honor will educate newer attorneys and remind all of us of Judge Wong’s accomplishments in making the practice of family law what it is today.

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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

Honoree(s): The Honorable Cerena Wong (Ret.)

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

Cost: $65 per person

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