MCLE Classes & Events

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

Monday, May 8, 2017: Federal Trade Secrets Act

Thursday, May 11, 2017: Financial Documents Literacy in Family Law

Wednesday, May 17, 2017: Appellate Standard of Review

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

Friday, June 23, 2017: 2017 Summer Soirée

Events

2017 Summer Soirée

Time to Register for the Sonoma County Bar Association’s 15th Annual Summer Soirée

Join Over 200 Attorneys in a Celebration Honoring the Judicial Officers Serving Sonoma County



Superior Court of California,
County of Sonoma:

Presiding Judge Raima Ballinger, and
Hon. Shelley Averill
Hon. James Bertoli
Hon. Robert Boyd
Hon. Patrick Broderick
Hon. René Chouteau
Hon. Elliot Daum
Hon. Bradford DeMeo
Hon. Jennifer Dollard
Hon. Ken Gnoss
Hon. Allen Hardcastle

Hon. Robert LaForge
Hon. Virginia Marcoida
Hon. Gary Nadler
Hon. Lawrence Ornell
Hon. Peter Ottenweller
Hon. Becky Rasmason
Hon. Nancy Shaffer
Hon. Dana Simonds
Hon. Jaime Thistlethwaite
Hon. Anthony Wheeldin
Hon. Arthur Wick
U.S. Bankruptcy Court,
Northern District:

Hon. Alan Jaroslovsky

Date: Friday, June 23, 2017

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 P.M.

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

Cost: $70 per person

NOTE: Spouses and Significant Others Welcome

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Are You Interested in Sponsoring this Event? Click Here to Download the Sponsorship Form

Supreme Sponsors- $1,100
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, P.C.
Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell, P.C.
SCBA Civil Bench Bar Section
SCBA Family Law Section
Spaulding McCullough & Tansil, LLP

Appellate Sponsors- $850
Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross
Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy
Shapiro, Galvin, Shapiro & Moran

Superior Sponsors- $600
Bill, Katie, and Will Ferchland Law Office
Dunst Law Offices
JAMS
Smith Dollar PC
Tavis & Bunyard

Advocate Sponsors- $300
Law Office of James F. DeMartini
Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig
O’Brien Watters & Davis, LLP
Phoenix Legal Service
Terre Family Law

If you no longer wish to receive hard-copy mailings of announcements for SCBA seminars and events, please contact Susan Demers (707) 542-1190 x18, fax (707) 542-1195, or Susan@SonomaCountyBar.org to be removed from the mailing list.

Events

Open House & St. Patrick’s Day Mixer

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General Law

Appellate Standard of Review

This program is designed for all attorneys who handle appeals. Determining and effectively using the applicable standard of review can have enormous impact on the outcome of an appeal. It is the prism through which the justices view the issues. This class will focus on how to structure your appeal to obtain the most favorable standard of review and how best to work within the correct standard of review.

Highlights will include:

• Framing the issues to obtain the most favorable standard of review

• What to look for to facilitate use of the most helpful standard of review

• Turning a factual issue into a legal issue

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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: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

Presenter(s): Joseph Baxter, Law Offices of Joseph Baxter

Place: SCBA Office, 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.)

Click Here to Register
Click Here to Download Registration Flyer

If you no longer wish to receive hard-copy mailings of announcements for SCBA seminars and events, please contact Susan Demers (707) 542-1190 x18, fax (707) 542-1195, or Susan@SonomaCountyBar.org to be removed from the mailing list.

General Law

Financial Documents Literacy in Family Law


• Financial documents: what are they, why do you need them, and where to look for them

• Tax returns: how to read them and what you can find in them

• Financial statements: what to ask for, how to understand them, and what you can learn from them

• Financial software: tips and traps

• What to do when financial documents don’t exist yet, but are necessary


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Darlene Elmore
Certified Public Accountant

Darlene has over 28 years of experience as an accountant and has worked in public accounting for the last 23. With an office in Santa Rosa, her practice is focused on providing forensic accounting analysis and services, with an emphasis on family law matters. In additional to her certification as a CPA, she is accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA.


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Catherine Conner
Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP

Ms. Conner is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her primary focus is on providing couples with options for resolving their disputes respectfully without going to court. The strategies she employs include private judging, mediation, collaborative practice, and settlement counsel. Ms. Conner is a past President of the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire and a Past President of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Additionally, she’s a mediation and collaborative practice trainer with the Center for Understanding in Conflict and has co-authored a practice manual for collaborative practitioners entitled “Collaborative Practice Materials.”


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William B. Doty
Law Offices of William B. Doty

Bill was a full time high school teacher while attending Loyola Law School at night. He had a family law practice in Beverly Hills, but quickly moved to Sonoma County after a visit here in 1973. In 1998, after years of practice, he began to shift from litigator to mediator. He firmly believes that family law matters should be resolved in a respectful and caring manner; in the conference room, not the court room. Bill is known for his candor and creative approach to complex issues. He has successfully mediated more than 500 family law cases in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Marin Counties. He is frequently asked to act as Judge Pro Tem in family law matters and has served in that capacity in over 180 cases.

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00– 2:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Darlene Elmore, Certified Public Accountant

Catherine Conner, Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP

William B. Doty, Law Offices of William B. Doty

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

Cost: $75–SCBA Members; $85–Public

MCLE: 2.0 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.)

Click Here to Register
Click Here to Download Registration Flyer

If you no longer wish to receive hard-copy mailings of announcements for SCBA seminars and events, please contact Susan Demers (707) 542-1190 x18, fax (707) 542-1195, or Susan@SonomaCountyBar.org to be removed from the mailing list.