MCLE Classes & Events

Thursday, October 12, 2017 POSTPONED; Date TBA: Restraining Orders

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 POSTPONED; Date TBA: 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

Thursday, November 16, 2017: Enforcement of Judgments

Thursday, November 30, 2017: Avoiding Common Mistakes When Drafting and Administering Special Needs Trusts

Friday, December 1, 2017: Pro Bono Awards Luncheon & General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, December 6, 2017: The Best Use of a Forensic CPA in a Divorce

Tuesday, December 12, 2017: State and Local Cannabis Regulations under the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017: Legislative Updates in Labor & Employment

Thursday, December 14, 2017: Winter CEQA Update

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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Withdrawal and Disqualification of Counsel

This program will focus on various conflicts of interest. Other topics of discussion will include appropriate disclosures, recusal of opposing counsel, difficult clients, necessary expertise, and timing of procedure. Mr. Zimmerman will provide pointers on procedure for withdrawal, and potential professional liability pitfalls.

Jeffrey N. Zimmerman Zimmerman Law Office

Mr. Zimmerman has been working solely in Family Law since 1991 when he opened his private practice in Petaluma. Prior to his move to Sonoma County, his practice comprised of a mix of landlord-tenant, personal injury, criminal defense, and family law. Mr. Zimmerman was admitted to practice in 1979, having graduated

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Current Legal Issues Facing the Cannabis Industry

A comprehensive seminar addressing crucial legal issues arising under local, state, and federal law, including:

Representing cannabis clients after Proposition 64 Regulatory compliance, licensing, and permitting Financing, banking, insurance, and tax issues Zoning and land use Legal ethics advice for attorneys representing clients in the cannabis industry The tension between state and federal law Intellectual property rights in today’s rapidly changing environment

Date: Friday, June 2, 2017

Time: Check-In & Continental Breakfast: 8:00—9:00 am; Presentation: 9:00 am—4:00 pm

Presenters: Greg Anton, Attorney at Law Alegria De La Cruz, Sonoma County Counsel’s Office Omar Figueroa, Law Offices of Omar Figueroa

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