MCLE Classes & Events

Wednesday, August 16, 2017: New Incentives for Conservation Easements

Tuesday, August 29, 2017: Managing a Cal/OSHA Inspection

Wednesday, August 30, 2017: Ethics of Legal Fee Agreements

Wednesday, September 6, 2017: Drone Law

Friday, September 8, 2017: 8th ANNUAL SCBA PICNIC

Saturday, September 23, 2017 & Sunday, September 24, 2017: Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Wednesday, September 27, 2017: Labor Commissioners Office: What’s New; What’s Not

Thursday, September 28, 2017: Disaster Planning & Recovery

Wednesday, October 4, 2017: Employment Mediations

Thursday, October 12, 2017: Restraining Orders

Wednesday, October 18, 2017: Helping Your Client Help Themselves

Friday, October 20, 2017: Careers-of-Distinction-Awards-Dinner

Thursday, October 26, 2017: How to Manage a Law Practice

Friday, November 3, 2017: Wine, Beer, & Spirits Law

Monday, November 6, 2017: Settlement of Employment Claims

Careers of Distinction Awards

Careers of Distinction 2017

Join the Sonoma County Bar Association, Friends, and Colleagues as We Celebrate the Career Achievements of Two Esteemed Members of the Legal Profession in our Community

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Online Registration for this Event is Unavailable. Please call the SCBA office at (707) 542-1190 ext. 10 to Register by Phone or Click Here to Download Registration Flyer

Events

8th ANNUAL SCBA PICNIC

Join us Under the Oaks for Laughter, Drinks, Awesome Food, Games, and Prizes!

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Online Registration for this Program is Unavailable. Please call the SCBA office at (707) 542-1190 ext. 10 to Register by Phone or Click Here to Download Registration Flyer

General Law

Settlement of Employment Claims

Avoiding the Common Pitfalls

Settling employment claims involves more than paying money in exchange for a release. Some claims are not released; payments may be apportioned and paid over time; confidentiality obligations may be imposed; consequences for breach of the agreement may be specified. Things that make settling employment claims challenging will be presented and discussed with the group.

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Christopher Mazzia
Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation

Mr. Mazzia focuses on all aspects of civil litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Mazzia’s practice includes counseling employers and employees in litigation and business matters. Mr. Mazzia is a former officer of the Board of the Sonoma County Bar Association.

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Michael Shklovsky
Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation

Mr. Shklovsky is a seasoned trial attorney with experience in all facets of civil litigation. He routinely counsels businesses and individuals in employment matters. Mr. Shklovsky is the past Chair of the Alameda County Bar Association’s Trial Practice Section, member of the Business Litigation Committee of the California State Bar, and a yearly recipient of the Super Lawyers’ Rising Star award in Business Litigation since 2015.

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017

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

Presenter(s):
Christopher Mazzia, Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation
Michael Shklovsky, Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation

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

Registration Fee: $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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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

Restraining Orders

This focused class will address the proper use and the limitations of the following types of restraining orders:


  • Emergency Protective Orders
  • Civil Harassment
  • Workplace Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Dependency/Delinquency
  • Elder Abuse
  • School Violence
  • Gun Violence

Dialogue will be encouraged and questions will be taken throughout the presentation.

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Hon. Arthur A. Wick
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

After graduating third in his class from law school in 1980, Judge Wick practiced law for 26 years specializing in the representation of school and college districts and represented some 225 school and college districts throughout the state. He tried cases in 13 different jurisdictions during his carrier. Judge Wick was appointed to the Sonoma County Superior Court in April 2006 by Governor Schwarzenegger. He currently sits in a felony trial court, after being the Supervising Judge of the Civil Division and presiding over the Appellate Division of the superior court as its Presiding Judge.

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Hon. Anthony Wheeldin
Superior Court Commissioner
Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

A graduate of Wesleyan University and UCLA School of Law, Commissioner Wheeldin began a civil practice in Sonoma County in 1981. He has tried cases to verdict throughout the Bay Area and taught Civil Procedure at Empire College of Law from 1989 until 2015. Appointed a Commissioner in 2011, his prior assignments include dependency and misdemeanors. His current assignment is Traffic as well as the Civil Harassment and Workplace Violence calendars.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017

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

Presenter(s):
Hon. Arthur A. Wick, Superior Court Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
Hon. Anthony Wheeldin, Superior Court Commissioner, Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

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

Registration Fee: $75–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 Manage a Law Practice

Whether you are a solo practitioner, work with several attorneys, or are part of a larger firm (by Sonoma County standards), effective management of the diverse responsibilities of a law practice is the key to success, longevity and peace of mind. Come see what we think are the essential tools and tricks.

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Carla Boyd Terre
Terre Family Law

Carla Boyd Terre is a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She is a family law attorney and mediator at Terre Family Law, a small family law firm in Santa Rosa. Ms. Boyd Terre worked briefly for a civil litigation firm in San Francisco and then started her family law practice as an Associate for Bruce H. Schwartz, CFLS, in Santa Rosa in 2004. After Mr. Schwartz passed away in 2007, Ms. Boyd Terre assisted Mr. Schwartz’s family with closing his law practice and started her own law firm in April 2007. Ms. Boyd Terre hired her first Associate in 2010 and since then Terre Family Law has grown to a three attorney firm with five support staff. Ms. Boyd Terre is also the Past President of SCBA (2015) and the past Chair Person of the SCBA Family Law Steering Committee (2009).

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Gregory Spaulding
Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP

Mr. Spaulding is a trial attorney representing businesses and individuals in the litigation of business disputes, personal injury, employment claims, trust and probate disputes, and other matters. Mr. Spaulding has conducted more than forty legal seminars, helping people better understand the legal system. He also taught at the University of San Francisco. Mr. Spaulding is a member of ABOTA, and is current President of the board of directors for the Sonoma County Bar Association. He graduated with distinction from Southwestern University School of Law in 1982.

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Orchid Vaghti
Law Office of Orchid Vaghti

Ms. Vaghti started her legal career when she was sixteen, working as office staff for a prominent local criminal defense attorney. She graduated from Empire Law School in 2010 and started practicing criminal defense with her mentor and then employer in early 2011. After several years of experience and training in that setting, Ms. Vaghti started her own criminal defense practice in 2015. Ms. Vaghti is a co-chair for the Sonoma County Bar Association’s criminal law section, and serves on the executive committee of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, an organization dedicated to improving the California criminal justice system.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

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

Presenter(s):
Carla Boyd Terre, Terre Family Law
Gregory Spaulding, Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP
Orchid Vaghti, Law Office of Orchid Vaghti

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

Registration Fee: $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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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.