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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

NEW DATE TBD Thursday, April 2, 2020: Hemp Law 101

By Video Conference:Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Family Law Disclosure Overview

NEW DATE TBD Wednesday, April 15, 2020: Pension, Division, Malpractice & QDROs

Friday, April 17, 2020: LPS Conservatorships

Monday, April 27, 2020: Sports Law

Thursday, April 30, 2020: Qualified Opportunity Zones

EVENT -Friday, May 1, 2020: Rex Sater Award Dinner

Monday, May 4, 2020: Sexual Harassment Training for Law Firms

EVENT -Friday, May 15, 2020: Judges’ Jubilee

Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Divorce & Taxes

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Divorce & Taxes

Top Issues with DissoMaster and Taxes in Divorce

Presenters will discuss tips and tricks for using DissoMaster, understanding the new tax forms and changes in tax laws, and mistakes to avoid.

Topics will include:

~ DissoMaster input review ~ Reporting community property income ~ Phantom Income ~ Tax projections ~ Dependency exemptions and tax credits ~ QBID (Qualified Business Income Deduction) ~ New personal income tax forms ~ Income Available for Support ~ Marital Standard of Living ~ Innocent spouse relief ~ Tax filing status

And more? Email Darlene (elmore@sonic.net) or Catherine (conner@clrob.com) in advance about questions you have

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Pension, Division, Malpractice & QDROs

An Ethics Talk

John C. Madden, QDRO & Valuation Expert, QDRO Counsel

Mr. Madden is a founder of QDROCounsel, a legal technology company for pension division. His is a nationally recognized Valuation and QDRO expert. He is also a partner at Moon, Schwartz, and Madden, a valuation consulting firm specializing in assisting individuals, family law attorneys, and their clients in dividing community property interest in retirement benefits.

Mr. Madden is recurrent expert witness in actuarial pension valuations, stock options, and (Q)DROs in the Superior Court of various California counties. Mr. Madden has also been a

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Rex Sater Award Dinner

The Sonoma County Bar Association along with the Family Law Section Invite you To Attend the 21st Annual Rex Sater Award Ceremony to Honor:

The Honorable Shelly Averill

The Rex Sater Award for Excellence in Family Law is given each year to an individual or group who has contributed to improving the practice of family law in Sonoma County. The plaque commemorating this award states: “Judge Sater’s legacy to Sonoma County is his belief that people hold the answers to their family conflict locked in their own heart. The ‘System’s’ primary duty should be to help

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