Careers of Distinction Awards

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2018-10-19 SPONSOR Careers of Distinction Awards Dinner

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsor:
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Careers of Distinction Awards

2018 Careers of Distinction Awards Dinner

Please join SCBA on Friday, October 19, 2018 to honors this year’s Careers of Distinction Award Nominees.

10-19-18 COD Awards Dinner

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

Time: Registration 5:00 pm | Reception & No Host Bar 5:30 pm | Dinner & Program 6:30 pm

Honorees:
Hon. Arnold D. Rosenfield (Ret.)
Catherine A. Conner
Steven C. Mitchell

Place: Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa

Registration Fee: $165 per Person | Black Tie Optional
The Hyatt is now charging $10.00 per day for parking.  SCBA will cover the cost if you have the receipt validated at the SCBA registration desk.

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Thank you to our 2018 Sponsor:
A Family Law Firm, Inc.
You too can be a sponsor of C.O.D. 2018!

Sponsor the 2018 Careers of Distinction Awards Dinner

Events

29th Annual Pro Bono Awards

and SCBA General Membership Meeting

2018-11-01 Pro Bono Awards

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018

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

Place: Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa

Registration Fee: $70 per person
NOTE: The Hyatt is now charging $10.00 per day for parking and is included in your registration fee provided you have your parking receipt validated at the SCBA registration desk before you leave the seminar.

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Criminal Law Section

CANCELLED: California Values Act (SB 54) – The State’s Limitations on Law Enforcement’s Cooperation with ICE

This seminar will focus on how the Values Act is presently related to Sheriffs Custody Actions

~ What affect does SB 54 have on CDCR?

~ Notification requirements to attorneys and Inmates (Procedural and Legal Rights).

~ Enumerated offenses permitting limited cooperation with ICE; which crimes count?

Espinoza, Bernice

Bernice Espinoza
Criminal Immigration Specialist
Law Office of the Public Defender

Ms. Espinoza is a Sonoma County Deputy Public Defender who specializes in those issues that arise from the intersection of criminal and immigration law (Crim Imm). Ms. Espinoza advises fellow Public Defenders on how best to represent their clients with regard to the immigration consequences of their pleas and charges while carrying a criminal defense caseload. Previously, Ms. Espinoza worked in the Riverside County Public Defender’s officer for 7 years, where she created and oversaw the Crim Imm program. Ms. Espinoza graduated with her law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall. As a student, she participated in the California Asylum Representation Clinic (CARC) providing representation at all stages of asylum application process for refugees and worked at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF).

Date: CANCELLED

General Law

Cannabis Licensing and Regulatory Compliance

The cannabis industry is growing rapidly, and the rules governing it are constantly evolving. Join local cannabis attorneys Lauren Mendelsohn and Joe Rogoway for a discussion of how the state and local licensing processes work in, as well as an overview of the numerous laws and regulations that cannabis operators must comply with.

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Lauren Mendelsohn
Law Offices of Omar Figueroa

Ms. Mendelsohn is an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Omar Figueroa, a boutique Northern California-based law firm serving the cannabis industry. She currently focuses on permitting and licensing for cannabis businesses, regulatory compliance, policy advocacy, and post-conviction relief.

For the past several years, Ms. Mendelsohn has been active in the drug policy reform movement as well as other progressive and humanitarian efforts. She is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), an international non-profit organization working to end the counterproductive “War on Drugs.” Currently, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance, an organization that advocates on behalf of local cannabis businesses.

Ms. Mendelsohn earned her J.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Law and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland. She is a proud member of the California State Bar, the Sonoma County Bar Association, the National Cannabis Bar Association, SSDP’s Sensible Society, California NORML, NCIA, Americans for Safe Access, and the ACLU. She is passionate about the environment, human and civil rights, science, and the arts.

Rogoway, Joe (2)
Joe Rogoway
Rogoway Law Group

As Founder & Principal of Rogoway Law Group, Mr. Rogoway maintains a diverse cannabis law practice. Widely recognized as a thought-leader in the cannabis industry, Mr. Rogoway has dedicated his academic and professional career to cannabis law reform and regulation. In 2001, as a legal study major at UC Santa Cruz, he attended the School of Law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands in order to study the world’s closest example (at the time) of cannabis regulation and legitimized commerce. Three years later, as a law student at the University of San Francisco, Mr. Rogoway clerked at Americans for Safe Access. While at ASA, he was tasked with assisting patients and caregivers navigate the implementation of SB 420 and the associated collective model. This clerkship took place at a time before there was a cannabis industry. In his continued pursuit of cannabis law reform, Mr. Rogoway found himself on the front lines of prohibition as a trial attorney at the Mendocino and Sonoma County Public Defender’s offices. His work in Northern California gave Mr. Rogoway invaluable insight into the world of cannabis production and its impact on communities north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This led him to work on multiple California state ballot initiatives, beginning in 2010, to legalize the adult use of cannabis. His work in the trenches of law and policy fortified Mr. Rogoway’s expertise in cannabis law and allowed him to carve out a practice area in this field. In 2011, Mr. Rogoway formed Rogoway Law Group as a firm dedicated to serving the cannabis industry. Over the last 5 years, Rogoway Law Group has grown to become an institution in the cannabis industry. Its internationally renowned team of legal experts are known for their advocacy work and unsurpassed understanding of cannabis law and policy.

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00—2:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Lauren Mendelsohn, Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
Joe Rogoway, Rogoway Law Group

Place:
SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street. Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

MCLE: 2 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee: $80–SCBA Members; $95–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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General Law

2018 Winter CEQA Update

An Update on What is New with the California Environmental Quality Act Since SCBA’s Summer CEQA Update in June 2018.

Perry, Leslie

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

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. Mr. Perry is a founding partner of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz and previously partner with the firm of Luke & Perry. He is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney.

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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.

Zoia, Rose

Rose Zoia
Friedemann Goldberg LLP

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.

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Time: Check-In: 3:15 pm; Presentation: 3:30—5:00 pm

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

Place:
SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street. Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee: $70–SCBA Members; $85–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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