MCLE Classes & Events

Monday, April 29, 2019: Employee Wage Claims - (Berman Hearings)

EVENT: Friday, May 3, 2019: Judges' Jubilee

EVENT: Friday, May 10, 2019: MEET & GREET - Justice Martin Jenkins

Friday, May 17, 2019: The Do’s & Don’ts of Criminal Law

Wednesday, May 22, 2019: Civility Matters VII

Wednesday, May 29, 2019: Legal Challenges Involved with Social Media

Tuesday, June 4, 2019: 2019 Summer CEQA Update

Tuesday, June 11, 2019: Confidential HiPAA Protections in Discovery and Trial

Thursday, June 27, 2019: What Legal Professionals Should Know About Digital Device Forensics


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!

Click Here to Download the Registration for the Judges Jubilee

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
~ Dunst Law Offices
~ 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 Family Law Section
~ A Family Law Firm, Inc.
~ Bluestone Zunino & Hamilton, LLP
~ Emerick Law Offices
~ Esther Lemus, Windsor Town Councilmember
~ Exchange Bank
~ Law Offices of Ann L. Larson
~ Law Office of Ethan A. Glaubiger
~ 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

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

Civil Bench Bar Section

MEET & GREET – Justice Martin Jenkins

Join the Sonoma County Bar Association, the SCBA Judicial Evaluation Committee, and the Sonoma County Bench in welcoming Justice Martin Jenkins! Justice Jenkins will meet with the Bar and offer brief comments at our Meet & Greet Reception in his honor.

2019-05-10 Justice Jenkins Meet & Greet

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Time: 12:15 – 1:30 pm

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.

Registration Fee: Free Event – Please RSVP by Thursday, May 9, 2019

Click Here to Download the RSVP Form for the Justice Jenkins 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.

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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

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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