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

Helping Your Client Help Themselves

Advocating for Your Client and Settlement
The panelists will share their observations on the expectations of mediation, the role of advocacy skills, and the need for client preparation both substantively and emotionally, including tips on demeanor, tone, negotiating techniques, and working with opposing parties and the mediator. There will also be a brief update on California’s legislative efforts to modify the mediation confidentiality statutes – the “malpractice” carve-out.

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Robert A. Murray
Co-Founder and Director
Arbitration & Mediation Center
Mr. Murray has been an attorney for 39 years and a mediator in the North Bay Area counties since 1992. He began the practice
of law in 1977 with prominent law firms in Oakland and San Francisco, before moving to Sonoma County in 1980. Since
2002, Bob has focused exclusively on mediation and other dispute resolution services. Mr. Murray is a member of the Sonoma
County Bar Association’s ADR section Committee (Chair 2002), the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern
California, a chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution, The Mediation Society and the Board of Directors of Sonoma
County Legal Aid Society (1998 – 2003). Mr. Murray was a professor of Professional Responsibility at the Empire College, School of Law,
in Santa Rosa, 1979 – 1989 and 2006 – 2008. He has participated in presentation of various seminars on mediation and arbitration advocacy

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Brian J. Purtill, Esq.
Law and Mediation Offices of Brian J. Purtill
Mr. Purtill has been an Arbitrator and Mediator with Santa Rosa’s Arbitration & Mediation Center since 1996, and a civil
litigator in Sonoma County since 1984, the last ten years of which were spent as “of counsel” to the Santa Rosa firm of
Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP up until July 31, 2014. He now devotes himself full-time to his ADR work, which, like
his litigation career, includes a variety of claims, including: personal injury; trusts and estates claims; real estate sales
disputes; partnership dissolution; landlord/tenant claims; and other personal and business disputes. Mr. Purtill currently is
a member of the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Bar Association, where he chairs the ADR section

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time: Check-In: 3:45 am; Presentation: 4:00—5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Robert A. Murray, Co-Founder and Director, Arbitration & Mediation Center
Brian J. Purtill, Esq., Law and Mediation Offices of Brian J. Purtill

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

Registration Fee: $55–SCBA Members; $70–Public

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory Credit in General Law

Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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Careers of Distinction Awards

Careers of Distinction 2017

Join the Sonoma County Bar Association, Friends, and Colleagues as We Celebrate the Career Achievements of Two Esteemed Members of the Legal Profession in our Community

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Online Registration for this Event is Unavailable. Please call the SCBA office at (707) 542-1190 ext. 10 to Register by Phone or Click Here to Download Registration Flyer

General Law

Wine, Beer, & Spirits Law:

Advising Your Alcohol Beverage Clients

This Comprehensive Seminar will Address Crucial Legal Issues, Including:

California’s Regulatory Framework
Startups
Intellectual Property and Labeling
Social Media
Sales, Marketing, and Shipping
Emerging Issues


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Matthew Botting
California Department of
Alcohol Beverage Control
cilurzo-natalie
Natalie Cilurzo
Russian River Brewing
Company
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J. Scott Gerien
Dickenson, Peatman
& Fogarty
Idell, Richard
Richard Idell
The Idell Firm


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Jeremy L. Little
Carle Mackie Power & Ross
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John Trinidad
Dickenson, Peatman
& Fogarty
Winkle, Donald
Donald Winkle
Spaulding McCullough
& Tansil

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017

Time: Check-In and Breakfast: 8:30 am ; Presentations and Lunch: 9:00 am – 4:15 pm;
Wine & Beer Reception: 4:15—5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Matthew Botting, California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control
Natalie Cilurzo, Russian River Brewing Company
J. Scott Gerien, Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty
Richard Idell, The Idell Firm
Jeremy L. Little, Carle Mackie Power & Ross
John Trinidad, Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty
Donald Winkle, Spaulding McCullough & Tansil

Place: Fountaingrove Inn (Camelot Ballroom), 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Fee: $295– SCBA Members; $350–Public;

MCLE: 5.0 Units of Participatory Credit in General Law

Student: $195 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

Click Here to Register
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If you no longer wish to receive hard-copy mailings of announcements for SCBA seminars and events, please contact Susan Demers (707) 542-1190 x18, fax (707) 542-1195, or Susan@SonomaCountyBar.org to be removed from the mailing list.