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General Law

Deeds and the Recording Process–Get It Right The First Time

This workshop will include an overview of deed types, Recorder functions and basics, fees, forms including preliminary change of ownership, searching records, online purchase of documents, e-recording, best practice and common errors.

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Anne Dennis
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Anne N. Dennis

Anne N. Dennis has been a resident of Sonoma County since 1977. She is a graduate of Sonoma State University and Empire College School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was class valedictorian. Ms. Dennis has been a practicing attorney for 25 years and a licensed real estate broker for 18 years. Prior to commencing the practice of law, Ms. Dennis worked as a corporate controller for a local commercial general contractor.

Ms. Dennis received her trial and research experience with the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office and the Madera County District Attorney’s Office. She has been in private practice in Sonoma County since 2000, specializing in trust and estate matters, including litigation and conservatorships.

Areas of expertise include real property title, trust drafting, probate and trust administration, probate and trust litigation, conservatorships, and elder financial abuse.


Amanda King
Chief Deputy County Clerk-Recorder
S.C. Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department

Ms. King has served as the Sonoma County Chief Deputy Clerk-Recorder since December 2018. Her public service career began in 2006 in the Clerk-Recorder’s Office for the County of San Luis Obispo working primarily as the lead document recorder and poll worker trainer for Elections. Today, she and her staff work to fulfill the vision of the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor to provide everyone access to public records, continuity of services, and preservation of history.

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am ; Presentation: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Anne Dennis, Attorney at Law
Law Office of Anne N. Dennis

Amanda King, Chief Deputy County Clerk-Recorder
Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department

NEW LOCATION: Finely Community Center, Valley Oak Room, 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$70–SCBA Members
$55–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice
$0—SCBA Paralegal & Legal Support (P&LS) Members (MUST Register In Advance of the Program)

$20–Students (Students must provide proof of current enrollment with registration to receive discount)

NOTE – Barristers Club & P&LS Members have to register by Phone, Fax, USPS Mail or In-Person to receive the Section Discount. — We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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