MCLE Classes & Events

CANCELLED - Wednesday, December 11, 2019: Workplace Safety and Related Best HR Practices in the Wake of Mass Violence For Attorneys and their Clients

EVENT - Thursday, December 12, 2019: Holiday Mixer – Honoring SCBA’s Past Presidents

Tuesday, January 7, 2020: Ethical Cannabis Practice

Thursday, January 9, 2020: Cal-OSHA Update

Tuesday, January 14, 2020: Utilizing Paralegals in the Practice of Law

NEW DATE: Friday, January 24, 2020 : Prevention: What You Need to Know About California’s New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements
In The Wake of the “Me Too” Movement

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 : Traversing Cultural Differences in the Legal Profession

Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law

EVENT - Friday, January 31, 2020: Presiding Judge’s Luncheon

Monday, February 3, 2020: 2020 New Laws and Forms for Civil, Family, and Probate

Thursday, February 20, 2020: The Nuts and Bolts of the Sale of a Business

Friday, February 21, 2020: Legislation “ABCs” and Carve-Outs to Employment After Dynamex and AB5

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Events

Holiday Mixer – Wear Your College T-Shirt…and Donate One Too!

2019-12-12 Holiday Mixer

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

No Registration Required

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Ethics

Utilizing Paralegals in the Practice of Law

Legal Ethics for Attorneys (and Paralegals)

Discussion will cover examples of questionable ethical actions involving confidentiality and privilege; contact with a represented client; holding an administrative hearing in the absence of counsel; medical record access in client files; various violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct; and a review of the California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex and AB 5, which codified that decision as statute and its ethical implications for attorneys and paralegals.

Spanos, Shafiq - professional - legal support

Gregory “Shafiq” Spanos, Paralegal, Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and after graduating from SSU with a paralegal certificate in 2009, Shafiq has worked for several firms in Santa Rosa as support for civil litigation departments. Much of the work has revolved around the medical field: subpoenaing and reviewing medical record for personal injury and medical malpractice cases, as well as change of ownership applications for nursing facilities. Shafiq had been a contract paralegal until the California Supreme Court changed the laws and paralegals can no longer be independent contractors. He has since joined Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC, and works primarily in the civil ligation side of the business. Recently he has assisted in preparing Petitions for Writ of Mandamus to the District Court of Appeal. Shafiq is the Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Paralegal Program at the Santa Rosa Junior College and is the section liaison to the Sonoma County Bar Association Board for the Paralegal and Legal Support Section. He served on the Board of the Redwood Empire Association of Paralegals before it became a section of the Sonoma County Bar Association, and served as the REAP representative to the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations.

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Time: Check-In: 11:30 am; Presentation: 12:00 —2:00 pm

Presenter(s): Gregory “Shafiq” Spanos, Paralegal, Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC

Place: Finely Community Center, Person Auditorium, 2060 W College Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401

MCLE: 2.0 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in Legal Ethics

Registration Fee:
$80–SCBA Members
$95–Public
$FREE–SCBA Paralegal & Legal Support Section Members (You MUST Register in Advance of This Seminar.)
$45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice

$20–Students (Must provide proof of current enrollment with registration.)

NOTE: Section Discounts are only available by Phone, Fax, USPS Mail, or In-Person.
We apologize for inconveniences caused.

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

Pro Bono Awards & SCBA General Membership Meeting

Official Absentee Ballot

Subject to the California Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law, regular members in good standing on the record date as determined under the SCBA Bylaws shall be entitled to vote at any meeting of the members. Voting may be by voice at the general meeting or by absentee ballot; however, each member is entitled to only one vote for each matter submitted to a vote of the membership. You may submit an absentee ballot and later choose to attend the general meeting in person, in which case any in-person vote will prevail.

Pursuant to SCBA’s Bylaws, ten percent of the voting power shall constitute a quorum for the transaction
of business at any meeting of the members. An affirmative vote of a majority of the voting power represented at the meeting and via absentee ballot submitted by December 3, 2019, shall be deemed the act of the membership.

Click Here to Download the 2019 General Meeting Absentee Ballot
2019-12-03 Pro Bono Awards_Page1

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Time: Registration: 3:30 pm | Program: 4:00 pm | Reception: 5:30 pm

Place: The Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
NOTE: Parking Garage is on 7th Street behind the Glaser Center

Registration Fee: $65 per person

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General Law

Legislation “ABCs” and Carve-Outs to Employment After Dynamex and AB5

A discussion of the practical effects of AB 5 and Dynamex. This includes exceptions, retroactivity issues, and counseling clients on reviewing their business practices to be in compliance.


Mazzia, Chris (3)

Christopher M. Mazzia, Anderson Zeigler

Mr. Mazzia’s litigation and legal counseling practice includes employment matters, with extensive experience litigating independent contractor issues nationwide.

Rooks, Laney - legal support 5-8-19

Laney Rooks, Anderson Zeigler

Ms. Rook’s background includes, military experience, being a small business owner, and entrepreneur. Her legal practice includes assisting clients in business transactions, employment law issues, real property concerns, and civil litigation.

Date: Friday, February 21, 2020

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

Presenter(s):
Christopher M. Mazzia, Anderson Zeigler
Laney Rooks, Anderson Zeigler

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

Parking:
555 First Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$60–SCBA Members
$75–Public
$35–SCBA Labor & Employment Members
$35–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice

$20–Students (with proof of current enrollment)

NOTE: Section Discounts are only available by Phone, Fax, USPS Mail, or In-Person.
We apologize for inconveniences caused.

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.)

Click Here to Register
Please Click Here to Download the Registration Flyer