MCLE Classes & Events

Compliance Group 1 (A-G) DEADLINE: 2-1-19

The January Blitz!!: MCLE Live Programs Blitz

Thursday, January 17, 2019: Elimination of Bias in the Workplace - 2.0 Units Elimination of Bias

Tuesday, January 22, 2019: Ethical Duties and Electronically Stored Information - 1.0 Unit Legal Ethics

EVENT - Monday, January 28, 2019: 13th Annual Presiding Judge's Luncheon

Tuesday, January 29, 2019: Under Pressure: Attorneys Dealing with Stress - 1.5 Units Competence

Thursday, January 31, 2019: Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law - 1.0 Unit Elimination of Bias

Tuesday, February 5, 2019: What to Know About the New Tax Law, A Year Later

Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Representing an Undocumented Person

Friday, February 15, 2019: Do’s and Don’ts of Civil Motion Practice

Thursday, February 21, 2019: Basic Fee Arbitration Training

Friday, February 22, 2019: SCWiL & SCBA's Barristers - Building Your Law Practice

Monday, February 25, 2019: New Laws and Forms in the Civil Department for 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019: A Matter of Trust: The Challenges of Mediating Inheritance Disputes

Friday, March 1, 2019: 2019 Family Law Judicial Officers’ Luncheon

Monday, March 4, 2019: Advanced DissoMaster Training

NEW DATE: March 5, 2019 from 10-30-18: The Prudent Investor Rule: Investing for Continuing Trusts

Monday, March 11, 2019: Legal Developments in LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Law

Friday, March 15, 2019: Mandatory Arbitration Clauses After Epic Systems v. Lewis

Friday, March 22, 2019: 2019 Civil Trial Workshop

Friday, March 29, 2019: Real Property Update 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019: The ABCs of Independent Contractors

Wednesday, April 3, 2019: Recent Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct

EVENT - NEW DATE: Friday, April 5, 2019: The 20th Annual Rex Sater Award Dinner

2019 Civil Trial Workshop

An All-Day Seminar for Those Who Try Civil Cases in Superior Court

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Time: Check-In: 8:30 am; Presentation: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Place: The Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. Parking is available behind the Glaser Center in the city parking garage on 7th street.

MCLE: 6.0 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in in General Law

Registration Fee: $295–SCBA Members; $350–Public; $95–Students and SCBA Barristers Club members in their first 5 years of practice

NOTE: Barristers Club Members need to register via Fax, Phone, USPS Mail, or email to Joan@SonomaCountyBar.org to receive the

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Recent Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct

The California Supreme Court approved 27 amended rules of professional conduct and added 42 more rules in 2018. The State Bar of California has adopted nearly 70 new and amended Rules of Professional Conduct effective November 1, 2018. This is the first overhaul of ethics rules for attorneys licensed in California in nearly 30 years! We will review the new and amended rules.

Bonnie Hamilton Bluestone Zunino & Hamilton

Ms. Hamilton’s practice includes employment litigation, constitutional law, real estate and construction law. Her representation of public and private employers in state and federal courts encompasses everything from

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The ABCs of Independent Contractors

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision with profound implications for California’s economy. No longer will the classification of a worker as an employee or independent contractor be subject to the flexible, multi-factor Borello test for purposes of California wage orders. Now, employers will be subject to the strict “ABC” test, which presumes that a worker hired by an entity is an employee and places the burden on the hirer to establish that the worker is an independent contractor.

Joseph Gruchawka Law Office of Joseph Gruchawka

Mr. Gruchawka grew up in Kenwood, in

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