MCLE Classes & Events

Ethics of Legal Fee Agreements

Learn the law of legal fees, including referral fees, contingency fees, and sharing fees among lawyers in different firms (and contract lawyers).

David Berry Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery

Mr. Berry is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses primarily on resolving business, real estate, and construction defect disputes. He has won many real property trials and earned numerous distinctions, including being selected as one of Northern California’s Rising Stars in the legal community, an honor only a handful of lawyers receive. He is the chair of the Real Property Section of the Sonoma County Bar Association and was

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Managing a Cal/OSHA Inspection

Cal/OSHA is charged with implementing and enforcing safety regulations within the state. Wherever an employer-employee relationship exists there is potential for a Cal/OSHA inspection. This presentation will provide an overview of that process including:

When to expect an inspection; Employer rights during the inspection; Handling employee and supervisor interviews; Responding to requests for documents; and, The pitfalls of responding to a “Notice of Intent to Issue a Serious Citation”

Lisa Prince Walter & Prince

As a partner with Walter & Prince LLP, Lisa Prince works with employers, safety directors, risk managers, and human resources administrators on the development

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New Incentives for Conservation Easements

Discussion Will Include:

~ Conservation Easement Incentive Act of 2015 (Congressman Mike Thompson) ~ Conservation Easements in California (Civil Code 815.1) ~ Williamson Act and Estate and Real Estate Tax Issues ~ Limitations on Public Entity Land Conservation Entities ~ Competing Pressures on Land Resources: Housing, Agriculture, Cannabis (the newest elephant in the room) ~ Creative solutions to encourage land conservation

Robert Pittman Assistant County Counsel, Sonoma County Counsel’s Office General Counsel, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

Mr. Pittman is an accomplished public agency attorney with more than 20 years’ experience advising county boards

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