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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. .~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.

MCLE Classes & Events

2020 Minors Counsel Training Series

Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors – – Sponsored by the Family Law Section – –


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09-14-20 Webinar: Working with the Family; A Guide for Working with Parents and Children — 1.5 hours – Kinna Crocker & Robin Estes

09-22-20 Webinar: Special Needs Children: A Risk Assessment Model for Developing Parenting Plans — 1 hour – Daniel B. Pickar, PhD, ABPP

09-29-20 Webinar: Determining the Child’s Best Interest; Understanding the Voice of

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Child Abuse in Custody Cases

Topics to be Covered: CPS Reports; Substance Abuse; The Effects of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Neglect on Children.

Deborah L. Reece The Law Office of Deborah L. Reece

Deborah Reece was a Deputy District Attorney for nearly 16-years before she opened her solo practice in April 2016 in Sebastopol, CA. During the last five years of her tenure as a DDA she was the Attorney in Charge of the Child Abduction Units in both Santa Clara and Sonoma Counties. She handled local, state, national and international child abduction cases as a DDA. Her government

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Bringing a Child’s Voice to Court

Topics to be Covered: Preparing Children for Family Court Services; How the Court views children’s needs in the best interest of the child; When children should be involved in Court proceedings.

Hon. James Bertoli Sonoma County Superior Court

The Honorable James G. Bertoli is currently assigned to the Family Law Division of the Sonoma County Superior Court as the supervising judge of the division and has been a member of the Sonoma County bench for 19 years. In addition to general family law cases and LPS conservatorships, Judge Bertoli has sat as the judge handling

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