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A Thank You Message from SCBA…

As with many in our community, SCBA continues to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re deeply grateful for the continued support from our sponsors, membership, and the broader community during this difficult time.

SCBA Sponsors
Funds received from sponsors support SCBA’s “Distance Learning” Program (Webinars, OnDemand Video, Self-Study Articles) as well as other basic operations.

Supreme Sponsors ($1,000+)
Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP

Appellate Sponsors ($700 – $999)
Hansen & Miller

Superior Sponsors ($400 – $699)

Advocate Sponsors ($100 – $399)
Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig

General Law

2020 Summer CEQA Update

An Update on California’s Environmental Quality Act Since November of 2019

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Tina Wallis, Law Offices of Tina Wallis, Inc.

Ms. Wallis has her own law firm where she practices land use and environmental law. Ms. Wallis previously served 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. Since 2008, Ms. Wallis advises private and public 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. Additionally, Ms. Wallis defends property owners in enforcement actions brought by Regional Water Boards, the California Department of Fish and Game, cities, and counties.

Perry, Leslie

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

Mr. Perry has practiced law in Sonoma County since 1975. He practices in the areas of land use and real property. He represents clients before various administrative and planning agencies as well as land use and environmental litigation, with an emphasis in CEQA matters. He is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney.

Zoia, Rose

Rose Zoia, Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation

Ms. Zoia’s practice includes land use law including CEQA and civil appeals and writs. 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. Ms. Zoia is a mediator panelist at the Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | Check-In: 3:00 pm; Presentation: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Tina Wallis, Law Offices of Tina Wallis, Inc.
Leslie Perry, Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz
Rose Zoia, Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation

Location: Zoom Webinar – Materials and Zoom Sign-In to webinar will be provided at 3 pm one (1) business day prior to the start of this event.

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$70–SCBA Members
$85–Public
$45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice
$20–Students (with proof of current enrollment)*

NOTE: Section Discounts are only available if registering by Phone, Fax, or Mail.

* The student discount is available online for SCBA Student Members only. Join today! Student membership may be free for you! For more information, please contact Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org.

To Register Offline, please email Ann Horn at ann@sonomacountybar.org

General Law

Legal Issues Related to Stimulus Funding

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security which created the Payroll Protection Program. Since its tumultuous start, the PPP has funded almost 5 million loans for over $520 billion dollars to US businesses. Interim rules and guidance has been issued to clarify eligibility for funds and for forgiveness, yet certain areas remain rife with ambiguity. Criminal charges have been filed against applicants. Civil litigation has been commenced on certain issues and is expected on others. This program will examine the litigation as well as the rules surround PPP forgiveness.

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Rachel Dollar
Partner
Smith Dollar PC

Ms. Dollar is an AV-rated California trial attorney, a Certified Mortgage Banker and a recognized expert on mortgage lending.
Ms. Dollar represents businesses in litigation as well as representing financial institutions and mortgage bankers in mortgage related matters. Rachel’s clients have included insurance companies, state and national banks, thrifts, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, construction companies, real estate companies and other businesses.
Ms. Dollar has developed a reputation as one of the foremost innovators and thought leaders in the real estate finance industry and has been widely quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and other publications. She was recognized repeatedly by Inman News as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders. She is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of mortgage banking and mortgage fraud and has appeared on CNN, CBS News and other radio and television programs. Ms. Dollar is the editor of the acclaimed public industry website, Mortgage Fraud Blog, recognized in 2007 as Most Innovative Real Estate Blog.

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 / Check-In: 3:30 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Presenter(s): Rachel Dollar, Partner, Smith Dollar PC

Location: Zoom Webinar — Materials and Zoom Sign-In to webinar will be provided at 3 pm one (1) business day prior to the start of this event

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$60–SCBA Members
$75–Public
$45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice
$20–Students (with proof of current enrollment)*

NOTE: Section Discounts are only available if registering by Email: Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org .

* The student discount is available online for SCBA Student Members only. Join today! Student membership may be free for you! For more information, please contact Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org.

To Register Offline, Please Email Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org

Ethics

Firm Disruption: Our Remote Future?

Discussion will include:

~ Tools and Technology for Remote Work;
~ Interacting with Clients;
~ Virtual Law Office; Legal and Ethical Implications of Remote Work;
~ Tips and Strategies for Compliance.

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Eric G. Young
Principal
Young Law Office

Mr. Eric G. Young is an attorney in Santa Rosa, practicing personal injury law. He has been a legal technology educator at Santa Rosa Junior College and teaches e-discovery at Empire College’s paralegal studies program.

Date/Time: Thursday, July 30, 2020 / Check-In: 3:30 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Presenter(s): Eric G. Young, Principal, Young Law Office

Location: Zoom Webinar – Materials and Zoom Sign-In to webinar will be provided at 3 pm one (1) business day prior to the start of this event.

MCLE: 1.0 unit Participatory MCLE Credit, including .25 unit in Legal Ethics and .75 unit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$60–SCBA Members
$75–Public
$45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice
$20–Students (with proof of current enrollment)*

NOTE: Section Discounts are only available if registering by Email to Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org .

* The student discount is available online for SCBA Student Members only. Join today! Student membership may be free for you! For more information, please contact Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org.

To Register Offline, Please E-Mail Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org

General Law

Fighting Cyber & Click Fraud

Cyber Fraud cost businesses between $6 billion and $30 billion in 2019. This MCLE presentation focuses on the California Consumer Privacy Act and Click Fraud cyber-attacks on law firm Google Ad budgets. Both issues facing lawyers and law firms in 2020 can be extremely costly if not addressed properly. This presentation provides tips and strategies to help firms stay in compliance, save money, and avoid costly state and civil monetary penalties

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Strategies for the Legal Industry: The CCPA is the nation’s most stringent data privacy law. Enacted January 1, 2020 the CCPA’s purpose is to protect California consumers’ rights over their personal identifiable information (PII) aka personal information. Are you using protective measures to shield your client’s PII? If you aren’t, what is your law firm planning to do to protect your client’s personal identifiable information (PII)? We will outline tips to protect PII and how to prepare for compliance with the CCPA.

Click Fraud: An ongoing threat to law firms and lawyers who utilize Google Ads as a tool to market their services. Click fraud is the intentional stealing of ad budget monies by click farms, bots, and human hackers. On average 20% – 30% of advertisers’ budgets are stolen each month through illegal clicks made by perpetrators that have no intention of purchasing services. We outline who is attacking your ads, why they are under attack, and how you can protect your budget with a few simple and affordable steps.

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Dean Guadagni,
Principal and Co-Founder

Mr. Dean Guadagni is Inner Architect’s social media and content strategist. Mr. Guadagni has been a contributor of legal marketing and technology articles for Northern California’s Plaintiff magazine and Southern California magazine Advocate since 2009. Blogging since 2007, his articles have also been published by Reuters.com, Nielsen.com, FoxBusiness.com, Ziff Davis Enterprise’s “Microsoft Watch”, Computer Shopper, and the Chicago Sun-Times. Dean’s Twitter campaign for a leading Northern California toxic tort law firm client was nationally recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform report “Trial Lawyer Marketing: Broadcast, Search, & Social Strategies.”

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Susan Hanshaw,
Managing Principal & Chief Marketing Strategist

Ms. Susan Hanshaw is the Managing Principal of Inner Architect a full-service marketing agency focusing on the legal industry. Based in San Rafael, Inner Architect is celebrating 13 years in business in 2020. Ms. Hanshaw is the strategist behind the lead generation services that have produced $210M in new client revenue since 2016. She is also the managing principal behind Inner Architect’s click fraud strategies that saved clients $750,000 in 2019. Ms. Hanshaw is Google certified in Search and manages over $100K in pay-per-click campaigns per month. Her work resulted in Inner Architect being named One of the 9 Best Pay-Per-Click Agencies in San Francisco for 2019 by Expertise.com.

Jackman, Russel

Russell Jackman,
Legal Technology Consultant

Mr. Russell Jackman, Esq. of Calmputer Consulting Services and Cyber631 works specifically with law offices and attorneys that need to get the most out of their legal technology. He has created presentations for opening statements, direct examinations and closing statements to be used in Court for over 12 years. Russell’s work with attorneys throughout Northern California has resulted in millions of dollars in verdicts for their clients. He has been an MCLE Lecturer for the California State Bar Annual since 1999 and Lecturer for the Los Angeles County Bar Association, CA Legal, Secretaries, Inc., International Foundation of Employee Benefit, Plans and the San Francisco Paralegal Association/Bay Area Legal, Secretaries’ Forum, Legal Works, Legal Tech, LORMAN & Estrin Legal Seminars. Russell is also currently a Sales Associate for Cyber631.

Date/Time: Friday, August 21, 2020 | Check-In: 11:30 am; Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Dean Guadagni, Inner Architect
Susan Hanshaw, Inner Architect
Russell Jackman, Calmputer Consulting Services and Cyber631

Location: Zoom Webinar – Materials and Zoom Sign-In to webinar will be provided at 3 pm one (1) business day prior to the start of this event.

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$60–SCBA Members
$75–Public
$45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice
$20–Students (with proof of current enrollment)*

NOTE: Section Discounts are only available if registering by Email to Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org.

* The student discount is available online for SCBA Student Members only. Join today! Student membership may be free for you! For more information, please contact Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org.

To Register Off-Line, please email Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org