MCLE Classes & Events

Wednesday, August 16, 2017: New Incentives for Conservation Easements

Tuesday, August 29, 2017: Managing a Cal/OSHA Inspection

Wednesday, August 30, 2017: Ethics of Legal Fee Agreements

Wednesday, September 6, 2017: Drone Law

Friday, September 8, 2017: 8th ANNUAL SCBA PICNIC

Saturday, September 23, 2017 & Sunday, September 24, 2017: Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Wednesday, September 27, 2017: Labor Commissioners Office: What’s New; What’s Not

Thursday, September 28, 2017: Disaster Planning & Recovery

Wednesday, October 4, 2017: Employment Mediations

Thursday, October 12, 2017: Restraining Orders

Wednesday, October 18, 2017: 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

General Law

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 of supervisors, city councils, and staffs, developing practical solutions, and providing organizational leadership to public agencies. He has extensive experience in land use entitlement, real estate acquisitions, and land conservation. Mr. Pittman specializes in negotiating and documenting complex land use transactions.
Randy Skidmore
Conservation Project Manager, Land Trust of Napa County

Mr. Skidmore retired from Coombs and Dunlap, LLP as a partner where he practiced business, real estate and land use law for almost 30 years. Mr. Skidmore’s relationship with the Land Trust spans decades, starting with his work as an out-of-house attorney for the Land Trust from 1988-1994 and later as a volunteer committee chairperson and member of the Board of Trustees from 2008-2010. Randy’s concern for the environment can be traced back to law school, where he wrote the article Nitrate Pollution and the California Environmental Quality Act: The Appropriate Solution to a Neglected Problem. Mr. Skidmore his B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. from the California Western School of Law, San Diego.

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12;00—1:30 pm

Robert Pittman, Assistant County Counsel, Sonoma County Counsel’s Office
General Counsel, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
Randy Skidmore, Conservation Project Manager, Land Trust of Napa County

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cost: $70–SCBA Members; $85–Public;

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory Credit in General Law

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