Events

A Conversation with Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil- Sakauye

SCBA is Accepting Questions for Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye in Advance of the Program.
Please Submit Your Questions to Amy Jarvis by email at Amy@SonomaCountyBar.org or by fax (ATTN: Amy Jarvis) at (707) 542-1195.

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Hon. Tani G. Cantil- Sakauye
Chief Justice
Supreme Court of California

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is the leader of the state’s third branch of government, the Judicial Branch. In addition to her leadership role on the California Supreme Court, her constitutional duties include serving as chair of the Judicial Council and chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The Chief Justice was nominated to office in July 2010, unanimously confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments in August 2010, and overwhelmingly approved by voters in the
November 2010 general election. She was sworn into office on January 3, 2011. Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye serves as the 28th Chief Justice of California, as well as the first Asian-Filipina American and the second woman to serve as the state’s chief justice. At the time she was nominated, she had served more than 20 years on California trial and appellate courts, including 6 years on the Court of Appeal, Third
Appellate District, in Sacramento. Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has focused on a vision for improving the public’s access to justice, building partnerships to lead the judicial branch out of the state’s worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression, and using ongoing self-assessment to improve the branch’s efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, and accountability. She has also taken a leadership role in revitalizing civic learning and engagement in the state.

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Hon. Gary Nadler
Presiding Judge
Superior Court of California, Sonoma County

Judge Nadler currently serves as the Presiding Judge of the Sonoma County Superior Court, having previously served in this position from 2009 through 2011. He is presently a member of the California Judicial Council, serving in this capacity since 2014. He is Vice Chair of the Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee and the Judicial Council Technology Committee, and is assigned to the Executive and Planning committee and the Judicial Branch Budget Committee. Previously, he has been a key member of several Judicial Council committees and task forces. Judge Nadler teaches extensively in continuing education for California judges and is a faculty member for the Bernard E. Witkin judicial College. He is a co-author of the California Discovery Handbook and action guides relating to civil discovery for the Continuing Education of the Bar. He has authored numerous articles for the “Bar Journal” of the SCBA; participated as a panelist in over 20 SCBA educational programs; and has served as faculty for over 20 judicial education programs.

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

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

Presenter(s):
Hon. Tani G. Cantil- Sakauye, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of California
Hon. Gary Nadler, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of California, Sonoma County

Place: Vintners Inn, 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Registration Fee: $85–SCBA Members; $105–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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Events

The 19th Annual REX SATER AWARD DINNER

SCBA and the Family Law Section, Invite You to Attend the 19th Annual Rex Sater Award Ceremony Regognizing the Contributions of The Honorable Donald B. King (Ret.)

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Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

Time: Check-In & Reception with No-Host Bar 5:00 pm; Dinner & Program 6:00 pm

Place: Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, 333 Country Club Dr, Santa Rosa

Registration Fee:$85 per Person, Please RSVP by April 12, 2018

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General Law

Discussion with Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights

We invite you to join us for a special conversation with Ms. Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. Under Ms. Northup’s leadership, the Center’s game-changing litigation work has transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies. Ms. Northup will reflect on the current state of reproductive rights 45 years after Roe v. Wade, the impact of the new administration, and the vital role lawyers and bar associations play in safeguarding the constitutional protections for bodily autonomy and reproductive decision making.

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Nancy Northup
President & CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights

Ms. Northup is President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global human rights organization whose game changing litigation and advocacy work – combined with its unparalleled expertise in the use of constitutional, international, and comparative human rights law – have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has offices in D.C., Geneva, Bogota, Katmandu, and Nairobi. She was the founding director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Ms. Northup has held adjunct appointments at NYU Law School and Columbia Law School, and taught courses in constitutional and human rights law. She graduated from Brown University and Columbia Law School.

A frequent public speaker, Ms. Northup is quoted widely in the national press including the New York Times, USA Today, and the Washington Post, and has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, FOX News, PBS, MSNBC, and NPR.

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Time: Check-In: 3:30 pm; Presentation: 4:00—5:30 pm; Reception: 5:30—6:00 pm

Presenter(s): Nancy Northup, President & CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights

Place: Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Registration Fee: $85–SCBA Members; $105–Public;
$45–Students (Students must provide proof of current enrollment with registration to receive discount)

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory Credit in General Law

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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Elimination of Bias

Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

~ Who is protected under the discrimination laws?
~ What do you do if you get a complaint?
~ How do you prevent these issues from occurring?
~ If these issues have already occurred, what can you do to mitigate damages?

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Jeff Berk
Sonoma County Counsel’s Office

Jeff Berk is an attorney in the Sonoma County Counsel’s office where he provides advice on employment and other matters for county departments and some other public agencies. Mr. Berk previously worked for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Time: Check-In: 2:45 pm; Presentation: 3:00—5:00 pm

Presenter(s): Jeff Berk, Sonoma County Counsel’s Office

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

Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street. Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

Registration Fee: $80–SCBA Members; $95–Public

MCLE:2.0 Units Participatory Credit in Elimination of Bias

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

16th Annual Summer Soirée Honoring the Judicial Officers Serving Sonoma County

SCBA Invites you to Join Us in Honoring the Judicial Officers Serving Sonoma County:

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Date: Friday, June 29, 2018,

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Place: Vintners Inn (John Ash & Co) | 4350 Barnes Road, Just South of River Road

Registration Fee: $70 per person | Spouses and Significant Others Welcome

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