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

Proposition 64: Adult Use of Marijuana Act

Figueroa, Omar
Omar Figueroa
Law Offices of Omar Figueroa

Mr. Figueroa’s passion is defending human beings facing criminal charges in federal, state and juvenile courts, specializing in cannabis, counterculture, and cybercrime cases. He has been a criminal defense lawyer since 1998, having represented defendants in Superior Courts all over the State of California and in several federal courts, including the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, and the District of Wyoming. Before establishing a successful practice in Sonoma County in early 2010, he worked independently in San Francisco, specializing in aggressive criminal defense. He considers himself lucky to have been trained by living legend J. Tony Serra, a master of the noblest art: defending the accused before a jury.

Mr. Figueroa is a member of the California State Bar, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Sonoma County Bar Association, California NORML, Cannabis Action Network, Americans for Safe Access, Stanford Alumni Association, Association of Yale Alumni, and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee. He is also a member of the Board of the ACLU of Sonoma County. In 2006, Mr. Figueroa graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, which is considered the most prestigious and selective trial advocacy college in America.

Date: Friday, December 9, 2016

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

Presenter(s): Omar Figueroa

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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Events

SCBA’s Annual Holiday Mixer

12-8-16 Holiday Mixer
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General Law

A Week in the Life of a Research Attorney in Sonoma County: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Rules of Court

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of at the courthouse? This program will provide some insight into the nuts and bolts of the legal research department at the Sonoma County Superior Court. The presentation will walk through a typical week (a rare event to be sure!) for a research attorney at the court. The presentation will also discuss best practices for motions from the perspective of a research attorney, and highlight some common procedural pitfalls we see on a weekly basis.

English, Kenneth

Kenneth G. English
Supervising Research Attorney
Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

Ken English, Esq. is the supervising research attorney for the Sonoma County Superior Court. Prior to his employment with the court, Mr. English worked for a couple of law firms—emphasizing civil litigation with a sprinkling of “everything else”. Mr. English is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.—graduating with honors. While at law school, Ken was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar and a research assistant to Prof. Andrew Spanogle. Also during law school, Ken interned with the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court and the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and worked at a law firm in D.C. in his spare time. After law school, Ken clerked for the Hon. Alan B. Johnson, in the Federal District Court in Wyoming. While there Ken worked on a variety of matters including the State of Wyoming’s challenge to the U.S. government’s decision not to delist the gray wolf as an endangered species. (See State of Wyoming, et al. v. The United States, et al., 360 F.Supp.2d 1214 (D. Wyo., 2005) affirmed by State of Wyoming et al. v. U.S. Dept. of Interior, 442 F.3d 1262 (10th Cir. (Wyo.) 2006).)

Date: Friday, December 2, 2016

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

Presenter(s): Kenneth G. English

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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