2015 Careers of Distinction Awards

The Sonoma County Bar Association Offers its Congratulations to the 2015 Careers of Distinction Award Honorees:

Christopher Costin and David Grabill

Friday, October 16, 2015
5:00 pm – Registration
5:30 pm – Reception & No Host Bar
6:30 pm – Dinner & Program

Hyatt Vineyard Creek
170 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa, California

Black Tie Optional

One Hundred Fifty Dollars Per Person

Reserved seating is available for eight or ten upon request
All other seating will be assigned by SCBA

Online Registration is not available for this event.

Click Here to Download the Registration Flyer


2015 Pro Bono Awards Luncheon

Presenting Special Recognition Awards to Outstanding Legal Volunteers

Participating Organizations
California Rural Legal Assistance
Council on Aging, Senior Legal 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
The Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

General Membership Meeting
The SCBA Membership will be asked at the annual meeting on November 6, 2015, to approve the nominations to positions on the SCBA Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2016

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2015 Holiday Mixer

General Law

Staying Judgments on Appeal

What happens to the judgment after you file the notice of appeal? When does filing an appeal stay the judgment? When do you have to put up money to stay the judgment, how much, and what is the process? This seminar will answer these questions and cover the basics of stays, bonds, undertakings, and deposits on appeal.

Deborah Bull
Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP

Ms. Bull is an associate with Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, where she specializes in civil appeals. She is admitted to practice in California, the Federal District Court, Northern District, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. Ms. Bull is a member of the California and Sonoma County Bar Associations and the American Inns of Court. She also volunteers as a small claims judge pro tem in Sonoma County, is a member of the Appellate Division-Best Practices Committee, and is president of the Board of Directors of Kid Street Learning Center LLC, a public charter school.

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General Law

A Legislative Update

An Overview of the Judiciary Budget and Other Issues That Impact the Practice of Law in Sonoma County

Sen. Noreen Evans (Ret.)
O’Brien, Watters & Davis, LLP

Senator Evans was elected to the Santa Rosa City Council in 1996, the State Assembly in 2004 and the State Senate in 2010. During her time in the legislature, she chaired the Joint Legislative Conference Committee on Budget, the Senate Committee on Judiciary and served as a member of the Judicial Council and the Law Revision Commission. Her legislation included significant updates to California’s winery laws. She authored the Expedited Jury Trial Act, the Electronic Discovery Act, the Homeowners Bill of Rights, and the Subcontractors’ Indemnity Act. She is the first woman to receive the Judicial Council’s Stanley Mosk Defender of Justice Award.

Erin Evans-Fudem
Legislative Counsel
Capitol Advisors Group, LLC

Ms. Evans-Fudem has been engaged in public advocacy for nearly a decade. She is an attorney with experience in civil litigation, judicial practice, and political law. Prior to joining Capitol Advisors Group, Ms. Evans-Fudem served as a Legislative Advocate at School Innovations & Advocacy, representing schools districts, county offices of education, and statewide associations in Sacramento. Previously, Ms. Evans-Fudem spent three years with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, providing legislative advocacy and statewide communications supporting the organization’s legislative, state budget, and initiative campaign goals. Ms. Evans-Fudem began her political career in local candidate campaigns. She holds a Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from California State University, Sacramento.

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