SCBA Business Hours:

SCBA is Currently Closed for all In-Person Business Pursuant to the Shelter in Place Order by the Sonoma County Health Officer. Staff remains available 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, M-F, via email. Please see the Contact Us Page for a list of SCBA Staff emails. .~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.

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A Thank You Message from SCBA…

As with many in our community, SCBA continues to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re deeply grateful for the continued support from our sponsors, membership, and the broader community during this difficult time.

SCBA Sponsors Funds received from sponsors support SCBA’s “Distance Learning” Program (Webinars, OnDemand Video, Self-Study Articles) as well as other basic operations.

Supreme Sponsors ($1,000+) Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP

Appellate Sponsors ($700 – $999) Hansen & Miller

Superior Sponsors ($400 – $699)

Advocate Sponsors ($100 – $399) Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig

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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