MCLE Classes & Events

Thursday, July 25, 2019 CANCELLED: Developments in Bail Reform

EVENT - Friday, August 2, 2019: The John F. "Jack" DeMeo Day at the Fair

Tuesday, August 13, 2019: Unlawful Detainers

Thursday, August 15, 2019: Signs and Symptoms of Substance Use and Mental Health Issues Among Attorneys

Tuesday, August 20, 2019: The Art and Science of Jury Selection: Civil and Criminal

Monday, August 26, 2019: Who Let the Dogs In? Access Rights for Service Dogs Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title III)

Thursday, August 29, 2019: Habeas Corpus 101

Saturday, September 14, 2019 & Sunday, September 15, 2019: Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Thursday, September 19, 2019: Societal Trends and Legal Changes Brought About by the "#MeToo Movement."

Tuesday, October 1, 2019: Deeds and the Recording Process--Get It Right The First Time

EVENT - October 18, 2019: 2019 Careers of Distinction Awards Dinner

Friday, July 19, 2019 NEW DATE -Friday, December 6, 2019: Mortgage Financing, Strategies in Divorce

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

Round of Golf at Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club
Enjoy a round of golf for four (golf cart fees included) at one of the most beautiful private golf courses in northern California! Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club boasts an immaculately groomed, challenging, walkable, 18-hole golf course in a beautiful park-like setting. Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club was originally founded in 1916 on the east side of Santa Rosa by a group of local golfers with the shared vision for a great golf experience. In 1959, the Club was relocated to its present day location and Jack Fleming, a protégé of Alistair Mackenzie, was retained to design the outstanding layout. In 1997, the course was renovated and restored by the Nickels Golf Group. Certificate valid until July 8, 2020.

Donated by Glenn Smith; Smith Dollar
Approximate Value:  $500

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

Box Seats to the Races (Up to 2 Seats)
You and a guest are invited to view the races from Box Seats on Friday, August 2nd!

Donated by Les Perry; Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz
Approximate Value:  $200

San Francisco Giants Tickets
You and a guest can enjoy club level seating for the Sunday, August 11 game at Oracle Park (Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants)! Club level seats are one of the most luxurious ways to watch a Giants game. They feature nicer restrooms, shorter lines for food and bathrooms, extra leg room, more comfortable seats, and exclusive entrances. Club level also offers elevators, more food options, waiter services, alcohol service, and indoor lobby and concessions that offer a relief from the San Francisco’s Bay Wind.

Donated by Leslie “Les” Perry; Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz
Approximate Value $194

One Month Unlimited Classes from Tone Fitness
Enjoy one month of unlimited group classes at Tone Yoga. Workout with like-minded individuals! Tone offers a variety of budget-friendly offerings with lots of day and time options. For a list of current classes, visit Tone Fitness’s website at: www.tonefitness.com/classes/

Donated by Tone Fitness: Pilates, Dance, Yoga
Approximate Value:  $125

Custom-Designed Lady Justice Statue with Marble Base Sourced from the Former Sonoma County Courthouse, 1911-1966
Own a piece of marble from the 1911-1966 Sonoma County Courthouse! This distinctive Lady Justice statue, set atop a slab of white marble sourced from the Sonoma County Courthouse (1911-1966). Perfect center piece for any office desk or credenza.

Donated by Joan Guillaumin and John Schubert
Approximate Value $500

$250 Gift Certificate to Cattlemans Steakhouse
Donated By John Geary; Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell, P.C.

 

Careers of Distinction Awards

2019 Careers of Distinction

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Date: Friday, October 18, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm Check-in & Reception | 6:30 pm Dinner & Presentation

Honoree(s): John R. O’Brien & Kenneth D. Gack

Place: Luther Burbank Center for the Performing Arts | 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, California

Registration Fee: $165

Please Click Here to Download the COD Registration Form

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsor:
JAMS
You too can be a sponsor of C.O.D. 2019!

Click Here for More Information on Sponsoring the 2019 Careers of Distinction Awards Dinner

General Law

Deeds and the Recording Process–Get It Right The First Time

This workshop will include an overview of deed types, Recorder functions and basics, fees, forms including preliminary change of ownership, searching records, online pur-chase of documents, e-recording, best practice and common errors.

Anne Dennis
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Anne N. Dennis

Anne N. Dennis has been a resident of Sonoma County since 1977. She is a graduate of Sonoma State University and Empire College School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was class valedictorian. Ms. Dennis has been a practicing attorney for 25 years and a licensed real estate broker for 18 years. Prior to commencing the practice of law, Ms. Dennis worked as a corporate controller for a local commercial general contractor.

Ms. Dennis received her trial and research experience with the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office and the Madera County District Attorney’s Office. She has been in private practice in Sonoma County since 2000, specializing in trust and estate matters, including litigation and conservatorships.

Areas of expertise include real property title, trust drafting, probate and trust administration, probate and trust litigation, conservatorships, and elder financial abuse.

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Amanda King
Chief Deputy County Clerk-Recorder
S.C. Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department

Ms. King has served as the Sonoma County Chief Deputy Clerk-Recorder since December 2018. Her public service career began in 2006 in the Clerk-Recorder’s Office for the County of San Luis Obispo working primarily as the lead document recorder and poll worker trainer for Elections. Today, she and her staff work to fulfill the vision of the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor to provide everyone access to public records, continuity of services, and preservation of history.


Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am ; Presentation: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Presenter(s):
Anne Dennis, Attorney at Law
Law Office of Anne N. Dennis

Amanda King, Chief Deputy County Clerk-Recorder
Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
NOTE – 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 | $55–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice
$0—SCBA Paralegal & Legal Support Members (MUST Register In Advance of the Program)
$20–Students (Students must provide proof of current enrollment with registration to receive discount)

NOTE – Paralegal & Legal Support Section Members MUST Register in Advance of 10-1-19.

Barristers Club Members have to register by Phone, Fax, USPS Mail or In-Person to receive the Section Discount. – We apologize for any inconvenience 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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Elimination of Bias

Societal Trends and Legal Changes Brought About by the “#MeToo Movement.”

Cox, Desiree

Desiree O. Cox
Attorney at Law

Ms. Cox is a 35-year trial attorney specializing in sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and sexual assault cases. Her background includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts. She has handled cases before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Cox is committed to obtaining monetary damages and personal vindication for victims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace and victims of childhood molestation, rape and other sexual assaults by family members, acquaintances, or strangers. She graduated from Hastings College of Law in 1984.

Dermody, Kelly

Kelly M. Dermody
Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann, & Bernstein

Ms. Dermody chairs the firm’s Employment Practice Group and specializes in class and collective actions on behalf of employees. She is a nationally-recognized advocate in the areas of pay equity, #metoo, and diversity and inclusion. She has prosecuted numerous cases challenging unfair hiring, promotion, compensation, and performance systems. In 2012, Ms. Dermody served as President of the Bar Association of San Francisco. She is a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the American Law Institute, and a past member of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Council, where she also previously served as Co-Chair of the Section’s Annual Conference, Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession, and Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. The Daily Journal has selected Kelly as one of the top 100 attorneys in California, top 75 labor and employment lawyers in California, and top 100 women litigators in California. In 2016, The Recorder awarded her the “Giant Slayer” award for her litigation work. Ms. Dermody was named a 2019 recipient of the ABA’s Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. She received her B.A. degree from Harvard University and J.D. degree from Berkeley Law School, UC Berkeley.

Fritzinger, Elizabeth

Elizabeth A. Fritzinger
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery

Elizabeth is a partner at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery. Elizabeth specializes in the areas of employment law and civil litigation. She also serves as counsel to businesses in the wine industry, along with other clients in the private sector. Elizabeth provides consulting on a variety of employment law compliance issues and represents employers and employees in court and before administrative agencies. Elizabeth assists clients in developing employment policies and provides guidance on best employment practices, employment/termination decisions, and avoiding employment litigation and claims. In the area of wage and hour laws, Elizabeth helps clients in evaluating employee classifications to identify potential areas of exposure. Elizabeth prepares employee handbooks, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, and separation agreements/releases for individual terminations and reductions-in-force. Additionally, she develops employee training materials and conducts training sessions.

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

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

Presenter(s):
Desiree O. Cox, Attorney at Law
Kelly M. Dermody, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann, & Bernstein
Elizabeth A. Fritzinger, Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
NOTE: 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 Labor & Employment Members
$45–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.)

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General Law

Unlawful Detainers

The landlord-tenant statutes can prove challenging for both landlords and tenants. In a tight rental market, both landlords and tenants need to be careful about how they approach an eviction notice and possible unlawful detainer action. This seminar will provide suggestions for successfully complying with the unlawful detainer statutory scheme, from how termination notices are prepared and served correctly, through best practices for preparing the pleadings, challenging the pleadings, and handling an unlawful detainer trial in the Sonoma County Superior Court.


Clyde, Brooke

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Brooke Clyde
Attorney at Law
Michelle Zyromski
Zyromski Konicek, LLP

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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

Presenter(s):
Brooke Clyde, Attorney at Law
Michelle Zyromski, Zyromski Konicek, 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: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee: $60–SCBA Members; $75–Public; $45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in their 1st 5 years of practice (register by Phone, Fax, or USPS Mail please.)
$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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