MCLE Classes & Events

Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Real Property Update

Monday, April 3, 2017: How to Not “Kill” Your Appeal

Thursday, April 13, 2017: Spring CEQA Update

Thursday, April 20, 2017: End of Life Option Act

Monday, May 8, 2017: Federal Trade Secrets Act

Thursday, May 11, 2017: Financial Documents Literacy in Family Law

Wednesday, May 17, 2017: Appellate Standard of Review

Thursday, May 18, 2017: Evidence "How-To" at Trial

Friday, June 23, 2017: 2017 Summer Soirée

General Law

Federal Trade Secrets Act

Congress has enacted the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, for the first time creating a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. The federal cause of action differs from California’s existing Trade Secrets Act, meaning that practitioners must now decide whether to file under the California or federal statute. This seminar will examine the differences between the two statutes, and some of the strategic considerations in deciding the best forum under the particular circumstances.

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Ross Jones
Merrill, Arnone & Jones, LLP

Mr. Jones is a partner in the firm of Merrill, Arnone & Jones, a premier Sonoma County Law Firm based in Santa Rosa. He has over three decades of experience as an attorney, focusing on the areas of intellectual property, business counseling, employment, and complex litigation. Mr. Jones has represented clients in trade secret litigation and counseling in a wide variety of industries, including telecom, biotech, food manufacturing, agriculture, and professional services. He received his JD from the University of San Diego in 1985 and was admitted to the State Bar of California shortly thereafter. He has served as past Chair of the Sonoma County Bar Association’s Intellectual property and Technology Law section.

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Edward S Sherman

Dr. Sherman is a Registered Patent Attorney based in Santa Rosa. He has over 15 years’ experience in patent preparation and prosecution, and the related areas of copyright, trademark, trade secret law and licensing transactions. He is also the part time Patent Counsel for Meyer Corporation. He previously worked is science and engineering at several Bay Area technology companies and as the Intellectual Property Manager for JDS Uniphase in Santa Rosa. He received his J.D. from Empire College and his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

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

Presenter(s):
Ross Jones, Merrill, Arnone & Jones, LLP
Edward S Sherman

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

Cost: $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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General Law

End of Life Option Act

In the fall of 2015, California became the fifth state in the nation to legalize physician aid-in-dying. The End of Life Option Act was signed into law amid high approval among Californians, even across party and demographic lines, but many physicians and health care systems remain deeply ambivalent about the law. In this presentation, the speakers will provide an overview of the law and describe the questions and challenges that arise for individual physicians and for health care systems in its implementation.

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Dr. Andrew Wagner
Memorial Hospice

Dr. Andrew Wagner is a Board Certified Family Physician as well as being Board Certified as a Hospice and Palliative Care Physician. He graduated medical school from the University of California at Irvine and completed his Family Medicine Residency at San Jose Hospital, affiliated with Stanford University. Dr. Wagner worked at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa California for almost 15 years where he served in various roles including the Chief of the Family Medicine Department and the Chief of Physician Continuing Medical Education and Patient Education. He also served as one of the core physicians providing care to patients with AIDS during the crisis years and was a member of their ethics committee. He left Kaiser in 2000, to pursue a practice in Integrative Medicine, and studied with Rachel Remen, MD of the Institute for the Study Health and Illness, ISHI. He has been a co-facilitator for a 20 year ongoing physician group, “Finding Meaning in Medicine”. Dr. Wagner has studied Interactive Guiding Imagery and uses this unique tool for empowering patients in their own healing process. For the last 7 years Dr. Wagner has been working at Memorial Hospice in Santa Rosa, and doing palliative care consultations at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, a regional trauma center. He is the physician facilitator for the Schwartz Rounds and Co-Director of the Ethics Resource Service. Dr. Wagner has lectured widely on communication issues and one of his central themes is “Healing at the End of Life”.

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Sarah Hooper
Executive Director of UCSF / UC Hastings Consortium and Adjunct Professor

Ms. Hooper is the Executive Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy and Adjunct Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. Through the Consortium, she develops interprofessional programs for faculty and students, including educational curricula and degrees, joint research, and clinical training and service programs. In particular, Ms. Hooper led the Consortium’s effort to establish the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors clinic (MLPS) and is now working to expand its reach to include additional direct service sites, educational outreach in the community, and research and policy initiatives. Ms. Hooper’s research focuses on legal issues in aging and dementia care, including health care decision making and informed consent, capacity, elder financial abuse, the link between health and access to civil justice, and models of comprehensive and coordinated care. Ms. Hooper teaches or has taught “Law of End of Life Care,” “Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Seminar”, “Concentration in Law & Health Science Seminar”, “Health Law: Research Compliance & Ethics” and “Master of Studies in Law for Healthcare Providers Seminar” at UC Hastings and is a frequent guest lecturer at UCSF

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time: Check-In: 3:45 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Presenter(s):
Dr. Andrew Wagner, Memorial Hospice
Sarah Hooper, Executive Director of UCSF / UC Hastings Consortium and Adjunct Professor

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

Cost: $55–SCBA Members; $70–Public

MCLE: 1.5 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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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.

General Law

Spring CEQA Update

An Update on What is New with the California Environmental
Quality Act Since SCBA’s Winter CEQA Update in February 2016

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Leslie Perry
Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP

Mr. Perry practices in the areas of land use, real estate, and business law. He represents clients before various administrative and planning agencies, including County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, Town of Windsor, City of Petaluma, City of Rohnert Park, City of Sonoma, City of Cotati, City of Sebastopol, Sonoma County Airport Land Commission and Water Quality and Air Quality Boards. Mr. Perry also represents clients in general real estate, environmental and contractual litigation. He has significant experience in CEQA compliance and litigation.
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Tina Wallis
Law Offices of Tina Wallis, Inc.

Prior to re-opening her own firm, Ms. Wallis was of counsel in Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross’s Land Use and Environmental Group, a shareholder in a law firm, an Assistant City Attorney and Deputy County Counsel advising counties, cities, and special districts on land use, environmental, public works, general government, airport and landfill matters. Ms. Wallis now advises clients on all aspects of land use, such as general plan updates, zoning code updates, compliance with California’s Environmental Quality Act, land use entitlements for residential and commercial projects, and conservation easements.

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Rose Zoia
Law Office of Rose Zoia

Rose Zoia’s practice focuses on land use law and civil appeals and writs. She represents environmental and citizens groups , as well as the occasional applicant, in cases including CEQA, NEPA, general plan and zoning laws, and other land use laws. She has practiced in more than a dozen superior courts in counties throughout California as well as in each of the six districts of the California Courts of Appeal and the Eastern, Central and Northern Districts of the United States District Court and the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeal.

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017

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

Presenter(s):
Leslie Perry, Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP
Tina Wallis, Law Offices of Tina Wallis, Inc.
Rose Zoia. Law Office of Rose Zoia

Place: NEW ADDRESS: SCBA, 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

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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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.