MCLE Classes & Events

Criminal Law Section

Legal Challenges Involved with Social Media

A brief exploration of the legal challenges involved in locating, subpoenaing, and introducing social media discovery into your criminal defense case and potential ethical considerations in obtaining social media discovery.

Landis, Donald E.
Donald E. Landis, Jr.
Attorney at Law

Mr. Landis is in private criminal defense practice. He was the Assistant Public Defender for Monterey County, California for nine years, and was previously a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County for 18 years. Both a trial and appellate lawyer, he has been lead defense counsel in twelve published decisions in the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Mr. Landis was awarded the California Public Defenders Association’s Defender of the Year Award in 2008, and has presented many training lectures for the California Public Defender’s Association and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice over the years.

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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

Presenter(s): Donald E. Landis, Jr., Attorney at 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, including .5 unit in Legal Ethics and .5 unit in General Law

Registration Fee: $60–SCBA Members; $75–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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Ethics

Civility Matters VII

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Traci Carrillo
Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz

Ms. Carrillo is an experienced trial lawyer who has handled every kind of criminal case. Driving under the influence, domestic violence, gang violence, and murder are just a few areas she has specialized in. Starting out in the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Carrillo handled a high volume caseload and quickly established herself as an aggressive trial lawyer. She was awarded misdemeanor and felony trial prosecutor of the year in 2001 and 2004 respectively.

In 2008, Ms. Carrillo moved to Sonoma County where she gained additional experience in handling murder cases, domestic violence, and juvenile matters. In 2010, she was awarded trial advocate of the year. Over her career so far, she has successfully handled a large volume of complex and high profile criminal matters.

In 2015, she started her own firm, handling criminal defense and family law matters, where she continued to litigate in the courtroom, handling hearings and trials. She joined PJAMM in June 2017 where she continues to litigate criminal defense and family law matters.

A graduate of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Ms. Carrillo specialized in “advocacy” and competed in mock trial competitions. A fierce competitor in the courtroom, she developed a “love” for the courtroom before she officially started trying cases. She also gained valuable civil litigation experience working for the 14th largest law firm in Sacramento for five years, while attending college and law school at night.

Lombardi, Ralph

Ralph Lombardi
ADR Services, Inc.

Ralph A. Lombardi is a full-time neutral with ADR Services, Inc. Before joining ADR Services in the fall of 2018, he spent 46 years as a trial lawyer in the Bay Area handling a wide range of civil matters, with particular emphasis in the fields of product liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, personal and catastrophic injury, and medical and legal malpractice. In addition to evaluating and settling, or otherwise disposing, of hundreds of cases prior to trial, he tried to verdict or judgment, or arbitrated to binding results, over 100 cases including catastrophic injury, wrongful death, automobile crashworthiness, design defect, medical and legal negligence, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith claims. His trial experience resulted in his election to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) as well as to fellowship in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also served as appellate counsel on numerous matters resulting in published opinions by either the California Courts of Appeal or the California Supreme Court. Mr. Lombardi’s trial practice included substantial litigation for automotive, industrial equipment, and industrial machinery manufacturers, distributors, and retailers; representation of hospitals and healthcare providers in medical malpractice matters; and the handling of a variety of insurance coverage and insurance bad faith claims on behalf of both insurers and insureds.

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Clay Clement
Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy

Mr. Clement is a business trial lawyer whose practice is largely devoted to real estate litigation, including property tax, broker liability, eminent domain, partnership and other business disputes involving real property. He has also handled contract, anti-trust, unfair competition, false advertising, title insurance and employment litigation. Mr. Clement has tried over 100 cases before state courts in more than 15 California counties and federal district and bankruptcy court and before assessment appeals boards and state administrative agencies. Mr. Clement is a member of the panel of ADR neutrals at the Arbitration and Mediation Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, two organizations where membership is available only by invitation and only to the most capable and experienced trial counsel. He has been a Northern California Super Lawyer in every year the list has been published, beginning in 2004, when he was named as one of the top 100 lawyers in Norther California. His biography has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Clement is an honors graduate of the University of the Pacific and received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley. In addition to his practice, he has taught real estate and litigation subjects at Kennedy Law School, Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and the Hastings College of Law Business Litigation Institute.

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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

Presenter(s):
Traci Carrillo, Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz

Ralph Lombardi, ADR Services, Inc.

Clay Clement, Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy

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.
Please do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory Credit in Legal Ethics

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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Events

Thank you Justice Jenkins – for Visiting SCBA.

2019-05-10 Justice Jenkins - Thank you for the Meet & Greet

General Law

Confidential HIPAA Protections in Discovery and Trial

Since its passage in 2003, HIPAA has been a familiar legal protection over medical records when litigating both criminal and civil actions. But are we working with the law appropriately? What other laws apply to privacy over medical records? Have you been stymied in trying to get the information you need?
Bring your questions and experiences for this discussion.

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Samantha Pungprakearti
Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP

Samantha Pungprakearti (“Poong-pre-ket”) is a litigation attorney focusing on employment law and business disputes. Ms. Pungprakearti is a vigorous advocate in and out of Court with extensive experience in all phases of litigation including depositions and mediations.

Before coming to the firm, she was a partner in what is now Quintana Hanafi, LLP in San Francisco, California. Ms. Pungprakearti has deep experience in representing clients in employment matters, including cases involving discrimination (disability, sexual orientation, sex, HIV status, race, national origin, etc.), retaliation, CFRA/FMLA leave issues as well as a panoply of wage and hour claims. Beyond litigation, Ms. Pungprakearti takes great pride in advising clients on employment matters, to make California a better place to work and do business.

Ms. Pungprakearti has been honored as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine every year from 2013 to 2019. Samantha is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association and past member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, San Mateo County Bar Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

Tasseff, Ken
Ken Tasseff
Healthcare Privacy and Security Officer
Sonoma County Health Services

Ken Tasseff is the Healthcare Privacy and Security Officer for the County of Sonoma. He works within the Department of Health Services where he also oversees Medical Records. He is a Certified Compliance Officer and holds certifications in Healthcare Privacy Compliance, Healthcare Research Compliance with the Health Care Compliance Association. He has extensive experience in all phases of privacy compliance and is recognized across the state as an expert in Public Sector healthcare compliance.

Mr. Tasseff came to Sonoma County from San Luis Obispo County where he spent five years as the Health Agency’s first Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer, developing a program that was recognized for excellence by the State. Prior to managing compliance programs, he was a public sector Human Resources Manager with over 10 years of experience in various HR roles. Ken is an active member of the California Association of Privacy, Security and Compliance Officers.

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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

Presenter(s):
Samantha Pungprakearti; Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP
Ken Tasseff, Healthcare Privacy and Security Officer, Sonoma County Health Services

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; $55–SCBA Labor & Employment Section Members – NOTE: L&E MEMBERS NEED TO REGISTER BY PHONE, FAX, OR USPS MAIL

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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Events

Judges’ Jubilee

You’re Invited to Celebrate Sonoma County’s Judicial Officers at the First Annual:

2019-05-03 Judges Jubilee REGISTRATION

Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Place: Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens | 5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa

Registration Fee: $70 per person | Spouses and Friends Welcome

Come Help Us Honor Sonoma County’s Judicial Officers, Past and Present!

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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:

Supreme Sponsors
Appellate Sponsors
Superior Sponsors
Advocate Sponsors
~Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, P.C
~ Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation
~ Friedemann Goldberg LLP
~ Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell, P.C.
~ Law Offices of J. Chrisp
~ SCBA Labor & Employment Section
~ Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP
~ Beyers Costin Simon
~ Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP
~ Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy
~ Arbitration and Mediation Center
~ Dunst Law Offices
~JAMS
~ Law and Mediation Offices of Marie Maiolo Muchow
~Law and Mediation Offices of Thomas D. Wright
~ Law Offices of BJ Fadem & Associates APC
~ Law Offices of Walter Rubenstein
~ O’Brien Law, P.C.
~ SCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
~ SCBA Civil Bench Bar Section
~ SCBA Family Law Section
~ SCBA Trusts & Estates Section
~ A Family Law Firm, Inc.
~ Bluestone Zunino & Hamilton, LLP
~ Buell Law and Mediation
~ Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP
~ Emerick Law Offices
~ Esther Lemus, Windsor Town Councilmember
~ Exchange Bank
~ Law Office of Ethan A. Glaubiger
~ Law Offices of Ann L. Larson
~ Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman
~ Law Offices of Richard Freeman
~ O’Brien Watters & Davis, LLP
~ One Legal
~ Professional Fiduciary Association of California, Sonoma County
~ SCBA Criminal Law Section
~SCBA Paralegal & Legal Support Section
~ Terre Family Law
~ Verbatim Reporting Service
~ Young Law Office

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Become a Sponsor for the 1st Annual Judges’ Jubilee and receive complimentary admission(s) and recognition(s)!
See the attachment below for more details:

Click Here to Download the Sponsorship Form for the Judges Jubilee