MCLE Classes & Events

Events

2014 Pro Bono Awards Luncheon

Presenting Special Recognition Awards to Outstanding Legal Volunteers

Participating Organizations:
California Rural Legal Assistance
Council on Aging, Senior Legal Services
Department of Child Support Services
Disability Services & Legal Center
Empire College School of Law
Family Justice Center Sonoma County
Legal Aid of Sonoma County
Recourse Mediation Services
Sonoma County Bar Association
Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation
Sonoma County Public Law Library
The Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

Date: Friday, November 14, 2014 Friday, November 7, 2014

Time: 11:30 am Check In; 12:00 pm –1:30 pm Lunch, Meeting & Program

Place: Fountaingrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Cost: $55 per person

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Events

16th Annual Rex Sater Award Luncheon

The Rex Sater Award for Excellence in Family Law is given each year to an individual or group who has contributed to improving the practice of family law in Sonoma County. The plaque commemorating this award states: “Judge Sater’s legacy to Sonoma County is his belief that people hold the answers to their family conflict locked in their own hearts…. The ‘System’s’ primary duty should be to help those people find their own answers….”

John E. Johnson

Date: Monday, December 8, 2014

Time: 11:30 am-Check In; 12:00-1:30 pm Lunch and Presentation

Honoree: John E. Johnson; Perry, Johnson, Anderson Miller & Moskowitz

Place: Fountaingrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Cost: $55 per person

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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Competence Issues

2015 January MCLE Blitz

CALIFORNIA MCLE REQUIREMENTS
25 hours (maximum of 12.5 hours self-study), Including the Following:
4 hours Legal Ethics
1 hour Competence Issues (Formerly Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse/Mental Illness)
1 hour Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

State Bar Compliance Period H-M, Get Your MCLE Units!
Deadline to Submit Credit Details to the State Bar is February 2, 2015


All programs listed on this calendar are videos unless otherwise noted. All start times include 15 minutes for registration and check-in. All videos are shown at the SCBA Office, 37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100, Santa Rosa. While SCBA does offer a small library of videos for offsite use, the videos listed on this calendar are not available for rent until February 1, 2015. You can, however, schedule a private viewing at the SCBA Office for an additional $25 per video. Call Amy at (707) 542-1190 ext. 17 for more information or to schedule a viewing.

Click Here to Download the Registration Form for the VIDEO PROGRAMS

Click Here for More Information and to Register for RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN LABOR & EMPLOYMENT Live Program

Click Here for More Information and to Register for the CEQA REVIEW Live Program

Click Here for More Information and to Register for the NEW LAWS AND FORMS FOR 2015 (CIVIL) Live Program

General Law

New Laws and Forms for 2015

Forms & Procedures in the Civil Department of the
Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

Date: Friday, January 30, 2015

Time: 11:45 am check in; 12:00 – 1:30 pm Presentation

Presenter(s):
Donald G. Lewin, Court Operations Manager, Sonoma County Superior Court
Karen Wilmes, Supervisor, Civil Clerk’s Office, Sonoma County Superior Court

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

Cost: $60–SCBA Members; $70–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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Events

2015 New Admittees Reception

General Law

Semi-Annual CEQA Review

State Bar Compliance Period H-M, Get Your MCLE Units!

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.

Rose Zoia
Law Offices 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: Monday, January 26, 2015

Time: 11:45 am check in; 12:00 – 1:30 pm Presentation

Presenter(s):
Leslie Perry, Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP
Rose Zoia, Law Offices of Rose Zoia

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

Cost: $60–SCBA Members; $70–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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Events

2015 Presiding Judge’s Luncheon

The Presiding Judge and Supervising Judges will share with members of the Bar their thoughts and expectations for the administration of justice in Sonoma County for the coming year.

Hon. Kenneth Gnoss

Date: Tuesday January 20, 2015

Time: 11:30 am Check In; 12:00—1:30 pm Lunch & Presentation

Presenter(s):
Hon. Kenneth Gnoss, Presiding Judge, Sonoma County Superior Court

Place: Fountaingrove Inn , 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Cost: $70 SCBA Members; $90 Non-Members

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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Elimination of Bias

Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law

Join us for this thoughtful and thought-provoking analysis on the leading 2014 cases in employment discrimination, wage and hour and other decisions that affect practitioners in employment and business law. Your program materials will include a comprehensive listing of all employment cases in 2014, as well as the program materials from the Employment Law Section’s October 29, 2014, statutory update.

State Bar Compliance Period H-M, Get Your MCLE Units!

Valorie Bader

David King

Victor Thuesen

Nancy Watson

Date: Friday, January 16, 2015

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm; Presentation: 1:00 – 4:15 pm

Presenter(s):
Valorie Bader, McMillan & Shureen, LLP
David King, Law Offices of David King
Victor Thuesen, Law Offices of Victor C. Thuesen
Nancy Watson, Bozman-Moss & Watson

Place: The Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California

Cost: $95–SCBA Members; $105–Public

Register Now and Receive Complimentary Membership in the SCBA Labor & Employment Law Section in 2015, a $30 Value! (Available only to SCBA members)

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Events

2015 Family Law Judicial Officers’ Luncheon

The Family Law Judicial Officers will share their thoughts and
expectations for the coming year!

Hon. Robert Boyd

Hon. Raima Ballinger

Hon. Bradford DeMeo

Hon. Louise Bayles-Fightmaster

Date: Friday, January 9, 2015

Time: 11:30 am check in; 12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch & Presentation

Presenter(s):
Hon. Robert Boyd, Family Law Supervising Judge, Sonoma County Superior Court
Hon. Raima Ballinger, Judge, Sonoma County Superior Court
Hon. Bradford DeMeo, Judge, Sonoma County Superior Court
Hon. Louise Bayles-Fightmaster, Commissioner, Sonoma County Superior Court

Place: Fountaingrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, California

Cost: $60–SCBA Members; $80–Public

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Events

2014 Holiday Mixer

General Law

Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

This two-day program covers the 8 hours of training required by the California Rules of Court, Rule 5.242 for continuing Minor’s Counsel. A total of 12 hours is required to be eligible for appointment as new Minor’s Counsel.



Topics of Discussion:

Part One

Authority for Appointment; Duties, Rights and
Qualifications of Counsel; Compensation of Counsel

Child’s Participation in Proceedings

Interviewing/Questioning Your Minor Client

Consideration of Children’s Wishes

Preparing Children for Family Court Services or
Judicial Interview



Part Two

Working with Other Experts

CPS Reports

Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Substance Abuse

Working with Parents and Dealing with Parent’s
Complaints of Bias, Favoritism, Etc.

Parental Gatekeeping: A Way of Understanding
Child Custody and Access Disputes

Part One
Saturday, November 8, 2014
8:00 am Check In; 9:00 am — 2:15 pm Presentation
Part Two
Sunday, November 9, 2014
8:00 am Check-In; 9:00 am — 12:45 pm Presentation

Presenter(s):
Erika Altobelli
William Benjamin, CFLS
Pamela Bradford
Randy Cheek, MFT
Linda Lasin Eisnitz, MFT
Becky Rasmason, CFLS
Dave Shulman, CFLS

Place: SCBA Office, 37 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 100, Santa Rosa, California

Cost: $295 – SCBA Members; $335 – Public; $95 – Students

The student discount is 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 information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.

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