Pro Bono Awards and Meeting of the Members

Presentations to Outstanding Volunteers By:

California Rural Legal Assistance Council on Aging Disability Services & Legal Center Empire College School of Law Family Justice Center Legal Aid of Sonoma County Recourse Mediation Services Sonoma County Bar Association Sonoma County Law Library Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation Sonoma County Superior Court Date: Friday, November 16, 2012

Time: 11:30 am Check In; 12:00 pm –1:30 pm Lunch, Meeting & Program

Place: Fountaingrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Cost: $55 per person. $50 per person for Special Recognition Award Recipients

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Estate Planning and IRAs

Malcolm T. Manwell

Malcolm T. Manwell Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP

Mr. Manwell’s practice includes complex real estate transactions, estate planning and business formation, non-profit entities, limited liability company and public agency representation. He heads the transactional and estate planning group at Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz.

Mr. Manwell graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Cum Laude) in 1971. Following that, he worked for two years in the lumber mills of Northern California before attending and graduating from law school at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1976. He was admitted to

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Meal and Rest Break Requirements Clarified Under the Brinker Ruling

Meal and rest period violations have increasingly become a major player in employee claims and class action lawsuits, resulting in large awards of premium wages and penalties.

Finally, the California Supreme Court in Brinker Restaurant vs. Superior Court of San Diego answers outstanding questions on the employer’s duties in providing and timing of meal and rest periods. In addition to addressing meal and rest period requirements, the Brinker decision provides guidance regarding the circumstances where class actions are applicable in common wage and hour claims.

Dawn Ross and Valorie Bader will discuss the Brinker holding with practical applications of common

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