General Law

Representing an Undocumented Person

The Needs and Rights of an Undocumented Person in Immigration and Criminal Courts

Emerick, Angela

Angela Emerick
Emerick Law Office

For Ms. Emerick immigration law is not just a job; it is her passion, a passion sparked during her time working in restaurants while putting herself through college. During these periods she befriended many undocumented workers who were in this country trying to better their lives. She formed friendships and bonds. She was welcomed into their homes and heard their stories. These stories touched her and gave her focus as she set about collecting her fifth college degree, her Juris Doctor. Ms. Emerick understands the process and honor of becoming an American citizen and is proud to help those in their quest to become citizens.

Espinoza, Bernice

Bernice Espinoza
Law Office of the Public Defender

Ms. Espinoza is a Sonoma County Deputy Public Defender who specializes in those issues that arise from the intersection of criminal and immigration law (Crim Imm). Ms. Espinoza advises fellow Public Defenders on how best to represent their clients with regard to the immigration consequences of their pleas and charges while carrying a criminal defense caseload.

Previously, Ms. Espinoza worked in the Riverside County Public Defender’s officer for 7 years, where she created and oversaw the Crim Imm program. Ms. Espinoza graduated with her law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall. As a student, she in the California Asylum Representation Clinic (CARC) providing representation at all stages of asylum application process for refugees and worked at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF).

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018

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

Presenter(s):
Angela Emerick, Emerick Law Office
Bernice Espinoza, Law Office of the Public Defender

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street. Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory Credit in General Law

Registration Fee: $60–SCBA Members; $75–Public;

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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General Law

Preparing Your Law Practice for Disaster

Is your law practice really set up to survive a fire, natural disaster, your disability or worse? Find out and hear some practical advice from an IT specialist as well as two practitioners who had to manage a practice after the devastating 2017 Tubbs and the 2015 Valley Fires.

Janina M. Hoskins
Chapter 7 Trustee
United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California

Deirdre Taber Kingsbury
Partner
O’Brien, Watters & Davis, LLP

Cory Vader
Owner/IT Specialist
V&R Solutions

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Time: Check-In: 3:15 pm; Presentation: 3:30—5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Janina M. Hoskins, Chapter 7 Trustee, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California
Deirdre Taber Kingsbury, Partner, O’Brien, Watters & Davis, LLP
Cory Vader, Owner/IT Specialist, V&R Solutions

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory Credit in General Law

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

Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street. Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

Registration Fee: $70–SCBA Members; $85–Public;

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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General Law

Tax Reform and the Passthrough Entity

How H.R.1 will impact you and your passthrough entity; emphasis on service businesses.

Schopp, Margaret
Margaret Schopp, CPA
Schopp & Co., An Accountancy Corporation

Ms. Schopp has been a CPA for over 20 years. While she started her career in public
accounting, she quickly moved into the corporate world, holding positions at Deloitte, WildBrain (annimation studio) and THX. This “real world” experience gives Ms. Schopp a unique perspective when working with her clients. She has also shared her experience with entrepreneurs via a 14-Week Business Class at the Renaissance Center.

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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

Presenter(s): Margaret Schopp, CPA, Schopp & Co., An Accountancy Corporation

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory Credit in General Law

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

Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street. Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

Registration Fee: $60–SCBA Members; $75–Public;

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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