MCLE Classes & Events

Thursday, October 23: Criminal Law Update

Friday, October 24: The Affordable Care Act Overview and Update

Wednesday, October 29: Legislative Updates in Labor & Employment

Friday, October 31: Estate Planning & IRAs

Wednesday, November 5: Water in Wine Country

Friday, November 7: 25th Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon

Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9: Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Friday, November 21: The Do's and Don'ts of Family Law Courtroom Practice

Wednesday, December 3: How to Properly Handle the Denial of Coverage

Monday, December 8: The 16th Annual Rex Sater Award Luncheon

Thursday, December 11: SCBA Holiday Mixer

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

Online Regsitration is Closed. Please Call the SCBA Office at

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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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Use and Abuse of Expert Witnesses in Civil Litigation

Proper subjects of expert testimony Expert disclosure requirements How to bring or oppose a motion to exclude an expert witness Crucial role of experts on certain summary judgment motions Use of hearsay on direct: how much is allowed? Scope of cross-examination of expert Correct use of impeachment or rebuttal testimony

Hon. Gary Nadler

Hon. Gary Nadler Sonoma County Superior Court

The Honorable Gary Nadler is currently Judge in the Civil Division of the Sonoma County Superior Court. Judge Nadler is also an adjunct professor at the University Of San Francisco School of Law, and is a faculty member

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SCBA’s Third Annual BBQ and Picnic

Bring your friends, family, and colleague’s to SCBA’s Third Annual BBQ and Picnic!

Come for the good food and fun games with SCBA members and their families. There will be a Special Tennis Exhibition Match at 12:30 pm followed by round robin play for all levels of play and Water “Olympic” games and performance by Court N Disaster at 2 pm!

All fun and more worries! Free swim with a professional lifeguard on duty.

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012

Time: 12:30 pm – 4:00pm

Place: Wikiup Tennis & Swim Club, 500 Wikiup Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Cost:SCBA Members,

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