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 Arts | 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, California

Registration Fee:
$165

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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:
Carle Mackie Power & Ross LLP
JAMS

You too can be a sponsor of C.O.D. 2019!

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Family Law Section

Comprehensive Family Law Practice Series – The Family Law Trial—Start to Finish

Do the rules of evidence apply in Family Law?
Yes, they do and the other rules of Civil Procedure too!

Our 2-day workshop will cover all aspects of conducting a trial in a family law case, including strategy, pre-trial preparation, opening statements and motions, examining witnesses, preparing and using exhibits and depositions, closing arguments and preparing for appeals. The workshop will include presentations, demonstrations, and/or commentary for each step of the process.

PRESENTERS:

~ Hon. James Bertoli
~ Hon. Becky Rasmason
~ Hon. Louise Bayles-Fightmaster (Ret.)
~ Lee Bartolotta
~ Brandon Blevans
~ Marshall Bluestone
~ Deborah Bull
~ Carla Boyd Terre
~ Shawn Bunyard
~ Tracy Carrillo
~ Jenna Coffey
~ Kinna Crocker
~ Greg Jilka
~ Paul Lozada
~ Amy Rodney

Day One
Friday, November 15, 2019
8:30 am Check-In; 9:00—4:30 pm Presentation;
Includes Complimentary Breakfast, Lunch, & Wine Reception at 4:30 pm

Day Two
Saturday, November 16, 2019
8:30 am Check-In; 9:00 am—4:30 pm Presentation
Includes Complimentary Breakfast & Lunch

Place: Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

MCLE: 12 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law and 12 Units Participatory Legal Specialization Credit in Family Law

Registration Fee:
$350–SCBA Members
$390–Public
$250–SCBA P & LS Section Members
$125–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

After the Fire – Helping Homeowners Pursue Construction Defect Claims

Fire victims who hired builders to rebuild their homes are not subject to the Right to Repair Act. Instead, their claims are based upon the common law, and require lawyers to be well-versed in contract, tort, and insurance law, as well as how a specific defect caused damage (which bears on insurance coverage and statute of limitations issues).
Join David Berry for a one-hour presentation on important technical aspects of construction defect law.

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David Berry
WELTY, WEAVER, & CURRIE

David Berry is a fire victim rebuilding his home. He is also an accomplished trial lawyer whose practice is largely focused on resolving business, real estate, construction defect, elder abuse, trust, and probate disputes. As it relates to construction defect claims, he has represented property owners pursuing such claims for 18 years, and has deep and expansive knowledge of the topic.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

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

Presenter(s): David Berry, WELTY, WEAVER, & CURRIE

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 General

Registration Fee:
$ 60–SCBA Members
$ 75–Public
$ 45–SCBA Barristers Club Section 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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Elimination of Bias

Prevention: What You Need to Know About California’s New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements In The Wake of the “Me Too” Movement

This presentation will address how California’s longstanding sexual harassment training requirements have been significantly expanded by both the Legislature and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. New statutes and regulations have expanded the training requirement to virtually all employees of a business or agency in California, regardless of size. In addition, key regulations went into effect mandating new content for sexual harassment trainings, including training meant to address harassment and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

This panel will address:
1) What you need to know about the new employer requirements;
2) Best practices for conducting sexual harassment training; and
3) How an effective training program can help prevent, correct, and defend against “me too” and related claims.

Brown, Kari

Kari Brown
Attorney
Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP

Kari Brown’s practice primarily focuses on employment law and general civil litigation. In the employment arena, Kari counsels employers and employees on developments in the law as well as with regard to employee leaves, immigration issues, background check compliance, employment agreements, exempt status analysis, severance packages, and the termination process. She also drafts employment policies and handbooks and assists clients in need of workplace violence restraining orders. Kari also litigates employment, business, and contractual disputes.

Prior to joining Spaulding, McCullough, & Tansil LLP, Kari had several years of prior experience in civil litigation and criminal prosecution. She has handled complicated litigation matters in the areas of commercial loss, property dispute, construction defect, and personal injury. As a former prosecutor, Kari has extensive trial experience and knowledge of criminal law as well as significant training and experience with civil environmental and consumer protection cases.

Kari is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association and Sonoma County Women in Law and also serves as the Vice President of Scholarship Outreach of the Personnel Association of Sonoma County (PASCO). Kari is a former board member at Bethlehem Children’s Center in Santa Rosa and was previously the secretary of the Sonoma County Prosecutor’s Association. Kari was selected by the North Bay Business Journal for its 2018 Forty Under 40 Award.

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Angela Clements
Principal Attorney and Founder
Clements Employment Law

Angela M. Clements is the Principal Attorney at Clements Employment Law. Angela’s focuses on the representation of small and mid-size companies in Sonoma County, public agencies, and corporate executives in all aspects of labor and employment law.

Angela services include: preventative counseling and training; workplace investigations; litigation/claims defense; and traditional labor law.

Angela’s firm has offices in Santa Rosa, CA and in San Francisco, CA. Angela has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Prior to starting her own firm, Angela was Senior Counsel at Hanson Bridgett LLP in the Labor and Employment group. Angela also previously served as counsel to the Berkeley Law Center on Health, Economic & Family Security. In this role, Angela developed model legislation for national paid family leave, which she presented to the White House and Department of Labor in 2010. While in law school, Angela was as a law clerk in the City Attorney’s Office of the City and County of San Francisco. Angela graduated from the University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law, where she received academic distinction for coursework in labor and employment law.

Angela maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing asylum-seekers and advising local nonprofits on employment law issues. She is an active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Sonoma County Bar Association. Angela is admitted to practice in state and federal court throughout California.

Originally from the Great Plains, Angela maintains a deep love of the outdoors and wild, open space. When she is not practicing law, you can find her hiking a trail or camping with her wife and two daughters, usually somewhere in beautiful Sonoma County.

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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

Presenter(s):
Kari Brown, Attorney, Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP
Angela Clements, Principal Attorney and Founder, Clements Employment Law

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
$ 55–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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