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MCLE Classes & Events

2020 Minors Counsel Training Series: WEBINARS: Minors Counsel Training

Tuesday, September 22: WEBINAR: Special Needs Children

Tuesday, September 29: WEBINAR: Determining the Child's Best Interest

Wednesday, September 30: WEBINAR: Advising Employers on COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Monday, October 5: WEBINAR: Preserving Evidence in Remote Depositions

Thursday, October 8: WEBINAR: Domestic Violence & Child Abuse for Family Attorneys

Friday, October 16: WEBINAR: Presenting Your Case to the Court

Wednesday, October 21: WEBINAR: Bringing a Child’s Voice to Court

Wednesday, October 28: WEBINAR: Child Abuse in Custody Cases

Monday, November 2: WEBINAR: E-Discovery

Tuesday, November 17: WEBINAR: Native American Law

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Elimination of Bias

2020 Minors Counsel Training Series

Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

– – Sponsored by the Family Law Section – –

NOTE: Click on Titles of Programs for More Details & to Register Individually.

09-22-20 Webinar: Special Needs Children: A Risk Assessment Model for Developing Parenting Plans — 1 hour – Daniel B. Pickar, PhD, ABPP

09-29-20 Webinar: Determining the Child’s Best Interest; Understanding the Voice of the Child and Developmental Stages — 1.5 hours – Rhonda Lindsey, Ph.D.

10-08-20 Webinar: Domestic Violence & Child Abuse for Family Attorneys: The Dangers and What To Do About It — 1.0 hour – Tara Godoy, BSN RN CFN LNC

10-16-20 Webinar: Presenting Your Case to the Court as Minor’s Counsel — 1 hour – Commissioner Becky Rasmason

10-21-20 Webinar: Bringing a Child’s Voice to Court – 1.5 hours – Judge Bertoli, Daniel Chester

10-28-20 Webinar: Child Abuse in Custody Cases: CPS Reports; Substance Abuse; The effects of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect on children — 1 hour – Deborah L. Reece

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE VIA THE ABOVE LISTED LIVE WEBINARS IS: 8.5 Units of Participatory Family Law Specialization Credit and includes 0.75 Unit of Elimination of Bias.

Online Courses Needed to Complete Training:
(purchased separately and not part of the Series Discount)

Video: Working with Multidisciplinary Experts

Video: Authority for Appointment (FC3150, Rules of Court 5.240); Duties and Rights of Counsel (FC 3151, Rules of Court 5.242); Compensation of Counsel (FC3153, Rules of Court 5.241); Qualifications of Counsel (Rules of Court 5.242); Child’s Participation in Proceedings (Rules of Court 5.250)

Video: Secondary Traumatic Stress (Optional for continuing Minors’ Counsel; Required for New Minors’ Counsel)

This series provides the necessary training required by the California Rules of Court, Rule 5.242 for new and continuing minors’ counsel. All presentations listed as videos are available on-demand. If you’re unable to attend any of the live webinars, please contact Amy Jarvis at Amy@SonomaCountyBar.org for options available to complete your required training.

Completed Seminars:
09-14-20 Webinar: Working with the Family; A Guide for Working with Parents and Children
— 1.5 hours – Kinna Crocker & Robin Estes

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

MCLE:
The above series of live webinar programs provides 8.5 Units Participatory MCLE Credit, including 0.75 unit in Elimination of Bias and 7.75 units in General Law
and
8.5 Units Participatory Specialization Credit in Family Law

Thank You to Our Sponsor:
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Family Law Specialization

Special Needs Children

A Risk Assessment Model for Developing Parenting Plans

Family courts have seen a dramatic rise in children diagnosed with various types of neurodevelopmental, psychiatric and medical syndromes. Commonly recommended developmentally-based parenting plans may be inappropriate with many special needs children; therefore, family court professionals face complex challenges in crafting appropriate parenting plans. This webinar will focus on three of the most frequently encountered types of childhood conditions: autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, and depressive disorders. Presented will be a systematic approach to analyzing the risk and protective factors that should inform parenting plan arrangements with this varied population.

Pickar, Daniel

Daniel B. Pickar, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Daniel B. Pickar is board-certified child psychologist who conducts child custody evaluations, mediation, consultation to family law attorneys, and psycho-educational evaluations of children.  He received his undergraduate education at Brown University and completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Berkeley. For 12 years, he served as the Chief of Child and Family Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa, California, as well as served as the Director of Postdoctoral Training in Clinical Psychology for 5 years. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in the areas of child custody evaluation, mediation, special needs children in divorce, and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Child Custody for 6 years.  He regularly presents workshops at state and national AFCC and AAML conferences and serves on both the conference and continuing education committees of AFCC.p>

— Sponsored by SCBA’s Family Law Section —

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | Check-In: 3:30 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Daniel B. Pickar, PhD, ABPP

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 & 1.0 Unit Participatory Legal Specialization Credit in Family Law

Registration Fee: This program is part of a series.
$25–SCBA Members
$40–Public
$10–Students (with proof of current enrollment)*

* 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 and Reserve Your Space, Please email Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org

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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

Preserving Evidence in Remote Depositions

Tips and Tricks for Successfully Pivoting to a Virtual World

Topics covered will include:
~ Noticing the deposition
~ Preparing yourself and your witnesses to appear remotely
~ Handling technological barriers
~ Best practices to protect the record
~ Using and exchanging exhibits.

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Nicole Jaffee, Esq.
Perry, Johnson, Anderson,
Miller & Moskowitz

Ms. Jaffee’s main area of practice is civil litigation. She represents clients in a wide range of matters, including personal injury, medical and dental malpractice, real estate, premises liability, employment and general business litigation.
Nicole joined Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz in September 2016. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a civil litigation attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area, including as a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of a multi-national law firm.
During law school, Ms. Jaffee interned with the State Bar of California and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Ms. Jaffee obtained her Juris Doctor from University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law in 2007. In 2004, Ms. Jaffee graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis with a degree in English and a minor in Political Science. She was also a member of the Prytnean Women’s Honor Society.
Ms. Jaffee is Chair of the Diversity + Inclusion Section of the Sonoma County Bar Association and Treasurer of the Sonoma County Women in Law Board of Directors. She is licensed to practice in California and in each of the District Courts of California.
Ms. Jaffee grew up in San Francisco and has lived in Santa Rosa for several years. She donates her time to local organizations, including as Secretary of Chop’s Teen Club’s Board of Directors and member of the Board of Directors for the Empire Runners Club.

Terreri, Jennifer
Jennifer Terreri
Certified Shorthand Reporter
JLF Reporting, Inc.

Ms. Jennifer Terreri is a Certified Shorthand Reporter. She has dedicated her 31-year career, as a freelance stenographer in Sonoma County, to reporting legal proceedings including court, arbitrations, hearings and depositions.
Jennifer grew up in Healdsburg where she currently resides. Upon graduation from Healdsburg High School in 1985 she enrolled in the court reporting program at Empire College in Santa Rosa. She transferred to College of Marin to complete the program, qualifying for the state exam in 1988. She took the California Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) exam and became a licensed reporter in 1989. In 1997, she sat for the exam and earned the nationally recognized honor of being a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR).
Jennifer is a proud member of the National Court Reporters Association, California Court Reporters Association, Deposition Reporters Association, NCRA Ethics First Program, adhering to the high-quality standards of the NCRA Code of Professional Practice. She is a volunteer mentor for the NCRA court reporting mentoring program. She also speaks at local high schools and community colleges educating students about career opportunities in court reporting.
Jennifer spends many hours annually on continuing education, learning and utilizing new technology as well as keeping herself updated on the laws that govern court reporting and her small business.
Since 2006, Jennifer has been the owner and president of JLF Reporting, Inc. providing court reporting and litigation support services. Currently, due to the social distancing requirements resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Jennifer is providing remote videoconference reporting services.

—Co-Sponsored by Sonoma County Women in Law (SCWiL) —

Date/Time: Monday, October 5, 2020 | Check-In: 3:30 pm; Presentation: 4:00—5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Nicole Jaffee, Esq.; Perry, Johnson, Anderson,Miller & Moskowitz
Jennifer Terreri; Certified Shorthand Reporter; JLF Reporting, Inc.

Location: Zoom Webinar – Materials and the Zoom Sign-In will be emailed to registrants at 3:00 pm one (1) business day prior to the scheduled presentation

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$60–SCBA & SCWiL Members
$75–Public
$45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice
$20–Students

NOTE: Section and SCWiL Discounts are only available if registering by emailing Ann 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 Offline and Reserve your space, please email Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org

Click Here to Download the Flyer for Preserving Evidence in Remote Depositions

Diversity + Inclusion Section

Native American Law

Potential Issues for the Unwary

Topics to be Covered:
Sovereign Immunity
Tribal Exhaustion
Energy and Environmental Issues

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Tara S. Kaushik, Holland & Knight LLP

Tara S. Kaushik is an attorney in Holland & Knight’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s West Coast Land Use, Energy and Environment Group.
Ms. Kaushik focuses her practice on regulatory matters, with a specific emphasis on energy and natural resources. She represents energy developers/
producers, financial entities, local governments, Alaska Native Corporations and tribal entities in project developments, including the negotiations of power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, virtual power purchase agreements and project financing.
Ms. Kaushik also advises and represents her clients on numerous issues before state public utilities commissions throughout the western United States, including the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Weathers, Thomas 7-15-20

Thomas Weathers, The Law Offices of Thomas Eagle Weathers, P.C.

Mr. Weathers is Aleut and an enrolled member of the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska in Alaska. Mr. Weathers is the principal and owner of The Law Offices of Thomas Eagle Weathers, P.C. where he practices Indian law, business law, and related litigation. Mr. Weathers advises and litigates on behalf of tribal and non-tribal clients on a range of matters involving contracts, torts, governance, economic development, gaming, finance, taxation, land use, real estate, eminent domain, leasing, rights-of-way, commercial ventures, administrative law,
insurance, energy development, construction, cannabis, hemp, transportation, employment, personnel, housing, code drafting, and Indian child welfare. Mr. Weathers has served as general counsel to several Indian tribes

— Sponsored by SCBA’s Diversity + Inclusion Section —

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | Check-In: 3:30 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Tara S. Kaushik, Holland & Knight LLP
Thomas Weathers, The Law Offices of Thomas Eagle Weathers, P.C

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 e-mail 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 and Reserve Your Space, email Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org

General Law

E-Discovery

This seminar will cover the e-discovery process from case Inception to presentation in court, following the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), including identification, preservation letters, and production demands. We will also discuss the technical issues involved in e-discovery such as the challenges in collecting data in a forensic and defensible way, chain of custody issues, and forms of production.

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Laura Krieg
Advanced Certified Paralegal

Ms. Laura Krieg received her Paralegal Certificate from Sonoma State University in 2005, became a certified paralegal in 2012, and an Advanced Certified Paralegal in E-discovery in 2019. In addition to being a contract paralegal, Ms. Krieg heads the paralegal program at Empire College in Santa Rosa, California.

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Eric Young
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.

— Sponsored by SCBA’s Paralegal & Legal Support Section —

Date/Time: Monday, November 2, 2020 | Check-In: 2:30 pm; Presentation: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Laura Krieg, Advanced Certified Paralegal
Eric Young, 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: 2.0 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$80–SCBA Members
$95–Public
FREE – Paralegal & Legal Support Section Members
$65–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 e-mail 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 and Reserve Your Space in This Presentation, Email Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org