MCLE Classes & Events

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

NEW LOCATION -Monday, October 28, 2019: Rules of Civil Procedure - Subpoenas

Wednesday, October 30, 2019: Prevention: What You Need to Know About California’s New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements
In The Wake of the “Me Too” Movement

Wednesday, November 6, 2019: Friendly Persuasion

Tuesday, November 12, 2019: Winter CEQA Update

Friday, November 15, 2019 & Saturday, November 16, 2019: Comprehensive Family Law Practice Series - The Family Law Trial—Start to Finish

Tuesday, November 19, 2019: Firearms, Ammunition, and the Law

Thursday, November 21, 2019: After the Fire - Helping Homeowners Pursue Construction Defect Claims

EVENT - Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Pro Bono Awards & SCBA General Membership Meeting

Friday, December 6, 2019: Mortgage Financing, Strategies in Divorce

Wednesday, December 11, 2019: Workplace Safety and Related Best HR Practices in the Wake of Mass Violence For Attorneys and their Clients

EVENT - Thursday, December 12, 2019: Holiday Mixer – Honoring SCBA’s Past Presidents

Tuesday, January 7, 2020: Ethical Cannabis Practice

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Careers of Distinction Awards

2019 Careers of Distinction

COD Sponsors Thank You

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

Ethics

Ethical Cannabis Practice

Legal Ethics for California Attorneys

This presentation will discuss the ethical legal concerns facing cannabis lawyers in 2020. The cannabis industry is unique in that it still is Federally illegal. However, the majority of states have embraced some form of commercial cannabis. How do lawyers navigate this industry? Mr. Figueroa will be providing inside tips from decades of experience

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Omar Figueroa, Law Offices of Omar Figueroa

A pioneering cannabis lawyer with more than two decades of experience providing legal counsel and representation to members of California’s cannabis industry, Mr. Figueroa is an expert in California cannabis law and is frequently quoted in the media. He has taught numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars to lawyers on cannabis-related topics. Before establishing a successful practice in Sonoma County, he shared office space for over ten years with esteemed colleagues at Pier 5 Law Offices in San Francisco, a community of independent sole practitioners specializing in aggressive criminal defense. He considers himself lucky to have been trained by living legend J. Tony Serra, a master of the noblest art: defending the accused before a jury.

Mr. Figueroa is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School. He is a published author, having written three books on the subject of Cannabis Law: Cannabis Codes of California: Legalization Edition (2017), California Cannabis Laws: MAUCRSA Edition (2018), and California Cannabis Laws and Regulations: 2019 Edition.

Mr. Figueroa is a member of the California State Bar, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Sonoma County Bar Association, California NORML, Cannabis Action Network, Americans for Safe Access, Stanford Alumni Association, Association of Yale Alumni, a Founding Lifetime Member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee. He is also a member of the Board of the ACLU of Sonoma County. Mr. Figueroa was also selected to serve as a member of Sonoma County’s Cannabis Advisory Group.

Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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

Presenter(s): Omar Figueroa, Law Offices of Omar Figueroa

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste.222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Parking: Roxy Theater Parking Garage, 555 First Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in Legal Ethics

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 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

12/11 Workplace Safety Presentation

Workplace Safety and Related Best HR Practices in the Wake of Mass Violence For Attorneys and their Clients

As a result of recent, and all too frequent mass violence incidents, it is critical for employers (including attorney offices) to assess potential risk, and use or improve existing policies and practices to prevent and pinpoint potential violence, as well as prepare for, and respond, should an event occur, including the effects on victims and bystanders.

Current and proposed law and regulations present a complex framework that all attorneys should be aware of–not only to advise their clients, but also for their own businesses. This presentation will address new and existing safety regulations, preventative and responsive HR policies, and practical responses to support employees/staff should an event occur

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Valorie Bader
WELTY, WEAVER, & CURRIE

Ms. Bader has practiced in the areas of employment and business counseling, training, and employment litigation since 1986. Prior to becoming an attorney she worked for Sonoma County Risk Management coordinating workers’ compensation and disability claims. Ms. Bader continues to represent businesses and individuals before administrative agencies such as the Labor Commissioner, the Employment Development Department, the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, Cal-OSHA, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing/Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, CA Department of Licensing, CA Department of Insurance. Her current practice includes sexual harassment training and other trainings, investigations, mediation and arbitration, as well as other alternatives for conflict resolution. Ms. Bader has performed numerous workshops and in diverse topics related to employment issues and has taught specific employment law classes for the Santa Rosa Junior College as well as written extensively in the subjects of employment law, and appeared in the Sonoma Business Journal and the Press Democrat. In addition to her legal work, Ms. Bader chairs the Employment Law section of the Sonoma County Bar Association

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Lisa Baiocchi
Walter & Prince, LLP

Ms. Baiocchi is a senior associate at Walter & Prince LLP, a Santa Rosa, California law firm that concentrates its practice in OSHA, crisis management, and “serious and willful misconduct” defense. She has been with the firm since 2012.

Lisa represents the firm’s clients in all aspects of Cal/OSHA and Fed/OSHA administrative process and defense, as well as amicus curiae briefs and “serious and willful misconduct” claims. She has also assisted employers with crisis response, improving and updating their safety programs, as well as with managing pre- and post-appeal abatement issues before Cal/OSHA.

Lisa works with a broad range of clients, from “mom and pop” employers to multi-state corporations. Her clients encompass a wide variety of industries, including construction, wineries, wastewater treatment, and manufacturing, to name just a few.

St. Joseph Health, Santa Rosa Memoria. - Petaluma Valley

Outpatient Behavioral Health

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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

Presenter(s):
Valorie Bader, WELTY, WEAVER, & CURRIE
Lisa Baiocchi, Walter & Prince, LLP
St. Joseph Health, Santa Rosa Memorial, Petaluma Valley, Outpatient Behavioral Health

Place:
SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste.222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, Parking is not available at this location.
Available Parking: 555 First Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

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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Click Here to Download the Registration Flyer

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Events

Holiday Mixer – Honoring SCBA’s Past Presidents

2019-12-12 Holiday Mixer

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

No Registration Required
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