MCLE Classes & Events

Thursday, July 30: Update: Same Sex Marriage, the United States Supreme Court and Adoption Developments

Monday, August 3: Legal Issues Affecting the Cultivation of Marijuana

Thursday, August 6: Effect of Minority Status on Campaign and Governance

Friday, August 7: SCBA Day at the Races

Monday, August 10: Deposition Objections

Friday, August 14 NEW DATE: Thursday, March 10 A Conversation with California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Tuesday, August 25: Ethical Considerations When Utilizing Paralegals & Staff

Wednesday, September 2: Problems and Pitfalls in Litigating Employment Cases

Friday, September 4: 6th Annual Picnic and Softball Throwdown

Monday, September 21: Planning and Administrating Special Needs Trusts That Work

Thursday, September 24: Proposition 47: A Primer for Non-Criminal Defense Attorneys

Wednesday, September 30: Untying the Gender "Nots": Eliminating Transgender Bias in the Legal Profession

Monday, October 12: Mediation: Successes, Challenges, Trends and the Next Generation

Friday, October 16: 2015 Careers of Distinction Awards Dinner

Saturday/Sunday, October 24/25: Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Thursday, October 29: Separating with Hearts and Smarts: A Guide for LGBTQ Couples

Friday, October 30: Civility Matters V

Monday, November 2: Ethics for Attorney’s Practicing Marijuana Law

Wednesday, November 4: Legislative Updates in Labor & Employment

Friday, November 13: Comprehensive Family Law Practice Series, Part 1 of 3

MCLE Classes

What You Need to Know About the Marin County Courts

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (check-in 11:45 am)

Presenters: Honorable Roy Chernus & Matthew N. White

Place: SCBA, 37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cost: $40 SCBA Members; $50–Non-Members

MCLE Credit: 1.5 Unit of General MCLE Credit

Click Here to Register

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You might expect that your Marin County civil case will take the same course as your Sonoma lawsuits, but you’d be wrong. Don’t be caught flat-footed, or worse! The rules of civil litigation in Marin are, in
many important ways, different.

Get the information you need from the people who know it best: a Marin County Superior Court judge and an experienced Marin County civil litigator. A “Q & A” session will follow the program.

Honorable Roy O. Chernus
Superior Court of Marin County
Judge Roy O. Chernus of the Marin Superior Court joined the bench in March 2006 as a Commissioner. Before being appointed as a Commissioner, Judge Chernus was Executive Director of Legal Aid of Marin. Judge Chernus’ assignments have included civil cases, misdemeanor arraignments and jury trials, juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency, Adult Drug Court, small claims and traffic. In 2005 Judge Chernus was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award by the Marin County Human Rights Commission. In 2003 he was awarded the Lawyer of the Year Award by the Marin County Bar Association.

Matthew N. White
Monty White LLP
Matt White has handled personal injury and other civil litigation cases throughout the Bay Area for over 30 years. He lectures extensively on trial advocacy, mediation, and ethics for bar associations and law schools and was faculty co-chair of the Personal Injury Institute at the Hastings College of Advocacy from 1995-2000. He is a mediator with Resolution Remedies in San Rafael and for the First District Court of Appeal, and serves often as a judge pro tem in Marin County. Matt has held every leadership position of the Marin County Bar Association, including election as President in 2004. He has served on numerous Marin County Superior Court projects, including the Local Rules Rewrite, Family Law Case Management Program, and the Interdisciplinary Bench-Bar Settlement Conference Program Committees.

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