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

Thursday, December 19, 2019: Technology in the Law Office

Tuesday, January 7, 2020: Ethical Cannabis Practice

Thursday, January 9, 2020: Cal-OSHA Update

Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law

Friday, January 31, 2020: Presiding Judge’s Luncheon

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BASIC FEE ARBITRATOR TRAINING

THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA’S COMMITTEE ON MANDATORY FEE ARBITRATION INVITES THE SONOMA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION AND STATE BAR FEE ARBITRATORS TO ATTEND A:

BASIC FEE ARBITRATOR TRAINING

This training session is offered to all prospective and current volunteers who arbitrate attorney-client fee disputes for the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Programs through the Sonoma County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. The course will provide the basic training required to serve on a bar program’s fee arbitration panel. Non-lawyer (lay) arbitrators, in addition to attorneys, are encouraged to attend this valuable training session and join the Mandatory Fee Arbitration

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Sonoma County Superior Court’s Discovery Facilitator and Demurrer Facilitator Programs

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know… But Didn’t Have the Time to Ask

* How Parties and Practitioners Can Maximize the Benefits From Using these Programs. * Appointing a Facilitator Before a Motion is Filed. * No Need to Delay Any Scheduled Hearings. * What Happens if More Than Two Hours are Required. * Tips From the Court for Facilitators.

Hon. Rene Auguste Chouteau Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma The Honorable Rene Auguste Chouteau has been hearing the public’s concerns in a career spanning more than 40 years. As a judge, he’s dabbled in a bit of

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1031 Exchange Updates for 2013!

Topics will include:

A summary of the rules, including vesting and like-kind issues; Recent developments; Using exchange funds to make deposits or to make improvements to the property; Determining when closing costs are taxable; Reverse and improvement exchange procedures; Mixed use properties and combining the IRC Section 121 exclusion with Section 1031 deferral.

Debra Culbertson

Debra Culbertson First American Exchange

Debra Culbertson is the Northern California Sales Manager for First American Exchange located in Sonoma County. Debra’s experience spans 25 years in the commercial real estate industry and she has been assisting investors with their 1031 exchange transactions for

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