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MCLE Classes & Events

General Law

Basic Civil Appellate Procedure

Discussion will include when a party must file a motion for appeal, appealing interlocutory orders, appeals after bifurcated trials, and other issues.

Evans, Noreen

Noreen Evans, Partner, Evans Kingsbury LLP

Ms. Evans is certified by the California State Bar as a specialist in civil appeals. She has been practicing law in Sonoma County since 1982. She is a 1981 graduate of University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. As a law student, she externed for the California Court of Appeal for the Third District and clerked for A & L Goodbody, Solicitors, in Dublin, Ireland. Noreen has decades of experience in civil litigation and appeals and has handled a wide range of complex cases involving real estate, partition, tax law, environmental law (CEQA), Public Resources Code issues, land use permit application and compliance, family law and much more. Noreen is certified by the State Bar as a specialist in civil appeals. She served in the California State Legislature for a decade and was responsible for numerous pieces of legislation relating to the administration of justice. Noreen’s law practice is located in Santa Rosa, CA. She is a partner in Evans Kingsbury LLP. She is also Of Counsel with Watts Guerra, LLP, where she represents survivors of the 2017 North Bay wildfires in litigation against PG&E. Noreen is admitted to practice before all of the courts of the State of California, the Federal District Court for the Northern District, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Tax Court.
Ms. Evans is a member of Consumer Attorneys of California and the Sonoma County Bar Association.


Deirdre Kingsbury, Partner, Evans Kingsbury LLP

Ms. Kingsbury is a trial lawyer whose practice currently focuses on litigating and settling disputes involving financial elder abuse, divorces, probate and trust matters, real estate matters, contract, and appeals. She heads the firm’s appellate and writ practice. Ms. Kingsbury attended the University of California at Davis as a Regents’ Scholar. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology summa cum laude in 1978, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. Ms. Kingsbury received her J.D. from Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) at the University of California at Berkeley, where she was a member of the
Moot Court Board. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 1986. Ms. Kingsbury is a member of the State Bar of California, the Sonoma County Bar Association, the Family Law Steering Committee of the Sonoma County Bar Association, Sonoma County Women in Law, and the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. A “local,” Ms. Kingsbury was born in Petaluma and is part of the fourth generation to grow up on the Taber Family Dairy in Sebastopol. She was active in 4-H for many years. Ms. Kingsbury attended Analy High School, where she was valedictorian of her class, head cheerleader, and editor of the school newspaper, the Analyan.

Date/Time: Friday, August 28, 2020 / Check-In: 11:30 am; Presentation: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Noreen Evans, Partner, Evans Kingsbury LLP
Deirdre Kingsbury, Partner, Evans Kingsbury LLP

Location: Zoom Webinar — Materials and Zoom Sign-In to webinar will be provided at 3 pm one (1) business day prior to the start of this event.

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
$20–Students (with proof of current enrollment) *

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