MCLE Classes & Events

CANCELLED - 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

Tuesday, January 7, 2020: Ethical Cannabis Practice

Thursday, January 9, 2020: Cal-OSHA Update

Tuesday, January 14, 2020: Utilizing Paralegals in the Practice of Law

NEW DATE: Friday, January 24, 2020 : Prevention: What You Need to Know About California’s New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements
In The Wake of the “Me Too” Movement

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 : Traversing Cultural Differences in the Legal Profession

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

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

Monday, February 3, 2020: 2020 New Laws and Forms for Civil, Family, and Probate

Thursday, February 20, 2020: The Nuts and Bolts of the Sale of a Business

Friday, February 21, 2020: Legislation “ABCs” and Carve-Outs to Employment After Dynamex and AB5

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Utilizing Paralegals in the Practice of Law

Legal Ethics for Attorneys (and Paralegals)

Discussion will cover examples of questionable ethical actions involving confidentiality and privilege; contact with a represented client; holding an administrative hearing in the absence of counsel; medical record access in client files; various violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct; and a review of the California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex and AB 5, which codified that decision as statute and its ethical implications for attorneys and paralegals.

Gregory “Shafiq” Spanos, Paralegal, Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and after

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Ethical Cannabis Practice

Legal Ethics for California Attorneys

This presentation will discuss the ethical legal concerns facing cannabis lawyers in 2020. The cannabis industry is unique in that it still is Federally illegal. However, the majority of states have embraced some form of commercial cannabis. How do lawyers navigate this industry? Mr. Figueroa will be providing inside tips from decades of experience.

Omar Figueroa, Law Offices of Omar Figueroa

A pioneering cannabis lawyer with more than two decades of experience providing legal counsel and representation to members of California’s cannabis industry, Mr. Figueroa is an expert in California cannabis

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Legal Challenges Involved with Social Media

A brief exploration of the legal challenges involved in locating, subpoenaing, and introducing social media discovery into your criminal defense case and potential ethical considerations in obtaining social media discovery. Donald E. Landis, Jr. Attorney at Law

Mr. Landis is in private criminal defense practice. He was the Assistant Public Defender for Monterey County, California for nine years, and was previously a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County for 18 years. Both a trial and appellate lawyer, he has been lead defense counsel in twelve published decisions in the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Mr. Landis

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