Careers of Distinction Awards

2019 Careers of Distinction

COD Honoree Announcement

Day At The Fair

The John F. “Jack” DeMeo Day at the Fair

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Date: Friday, August 2, 2019

Schedule: 11:30 am check in; 12:00 pm Lunch & Presentations; 1:00 pm Live Auction; 3:00 pm Horse Racing

Place: Saralee & Richard’s Barn, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa

Registration Fee: $75 Per Person, Staff, Friends, and Significant Others encouraged to Attend

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Items for Auction

Round of Golf at Sonoma Golf Club
Play a round of golf for four at one of the most beautiful golf courses in northern California! Set on 177 acres of rolling terrain highlighted by massive oaks, lakes and sweeping vistas of the Mayacamas Mountains and neighboring vineyards. You’re sure to appreciate how the balance and blend of long and short holes creates a perfect rhythm as you move through the round.

Donated by Tad Shapiro, Shapiro, Galvin, Shapiro & Moran
Approximate Value: $700

Box Seats to the Races (up to 5 Seats)
You and up to four guests are invited to enjoy the races from the DeMeo Family’s box seats on the finish line. Offer good for date later in the racing season, other than the same day as the Day at the Fair event.

Donated by Judy DeMeo
Approximate Value: $500

$300

Family Law Section

Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Discussion Will Include:

~ Minors’ Counsel: Authority for Appointment; Duties, Rights and Qualifications of Counsel; Compensation of Counsel
~ Communicating with Children at Different Stages of Development
~ Presenting the Child’s View
~ Working with Multidiscipline Experts Managing Difficult Conversations
~ Custody and Visitation Issues
~ Recognizing, Evaluating and Understanding Evidence of Child Abuse and Neglect
~ The Effects of Family Violence, Substance Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect on Children
~ CPS Reports

This program covers all 8 hours of training required by California Rules of Court, Rule 5.242 for continuing minors’ counsel; as well as 9 of the 12 hours for new minors’ counsel! New minors counsel can complete their required hours by viewing the recording of our 2018 training. Please visit our online catalogue at https://cle.sonomacountybar.org/index.cfm?pg=semwebCatalog, click “Self-Paced Online Seminars”, click on the “Subject” link to browse by subject, and select “Minors Counsel Training” for the list of videos from the 2018 training.



Day One:
Saturday, September 14, 2019
8:30 am Check-In; 9:00—4:00 pm Presentation
Day Two:
Sunday, September 15, 2019
8:30 am Check-In; 9:00 am—12:45 pm Presentation

Presenter(s):

Hon. Shelly Averill
Hon. Lawrence Ornell
Dene Carroll, LCSW
Dan Chester, Esq.
Catherine Conner, CFLS
Robin Estes, Esq.
Mary Kelly Persyn, Esq.
Andrea Ponticiello, Esq.

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

MCLE: 9 Units Participatory MCLE Credit and 9 Units Participatory Legal Specialization Credit in Family Law

Registration Fee: $295—SCBA Members | $350—Public | $195—SCBA Barristers Club Members in first 5 years of practice
$95—Students. Note: Students must show proof of current enrollment to receive the discounted price.

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.)

NOTE: Barrister will need to register by Phone, Fax, or USPS Mail to receive Section Discount. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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General Law

Habeas Corpus 101

Kenneth English
Managing Attorney
Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

Kevin Rice
Research Attorney
Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019

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

Presenter(s):
Kenneth English
Managing Attorney
Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

Kevin Rice
Research Attorney
Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

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: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee: $60–SCBA Members | $75–Public | $20–Students
Students must provide proof of current enrollment with registration to receive discount

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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Elimination of Bias

Who Let the Dogs In?

Access Rights for Service Dogs Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title III)


Schwinn, Robert

Stainbrook, Charmaine (2)

Robert Schwinn
National Coordinator for Planned Giving &
Legal Administration
Canine Companions for Independence

Charmaine Stainbrook, Esq.
National Director of Planned Giving
Canine Companions for Independence

Date: Monday, August 26, 2019

Time: 3:45 pm Check-In; 4:00 – 5:00 pm Presentation

Presenter(s):
Robert Schwinn
National Coordinator for Planned Giving and Legal Administration
Canine Companions for Independence

Charmaine Stainbrook, Esq.
National Director of Planned Giving
Canine Companions for Independence

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: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in Elimination of Bias

Registration Fee: $60–SCBA Members | $75–Public | $45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice

$20–Students (Students must provide proof of current enrollment with registration to receive discount)

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.)

NOTE: Barristers will need to register by Phone, Fax, or USPS Mail to receive Section Pricing. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Click Here to Download the Registration Flyer