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MCLE Classes & Events

2020 Minors Counsel Training Series: WEBINARS: Minors Counsel Training

Tuesday, September 22: WEBINAR: Special Needs Children

Tuesday, September 29: WEBINAR: Determining the Child's Best Interest

Wednesday, September 30: WEBINAR: Advising Employers on COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Monday, October 5: WEBINAR: Preserving Evidence in Remote Depositions

Thursday, October 8: WEBINAR: Domestic Violence & Child Abuse for Family Attorneys

Friday, October 16: WEBINAR: Presenting Your Case to the Court

Wednesday, October 21: WEBINAR: Bringing a Child’s Voice to Court

Wednesday, October 28: WEBINAR: Child Abuse in Custody Cases

Monday, November 2: WEBINAR: E-Discovery

Tuesday, November 17: WEBINAR: Native American Law

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General Law

Advising Employers on COVID-19 Policies and Procedures.

Companies are relying on legal professionals to guide them through the ever-changing rules and regulations in response to COVID-19. Learn where to find reliable and current information and what types of policies all employers must have. We will discuss best practices for handling COVID-19 related matters.

Topics will include:
Updated Illness and Injury Prevention Plan,
Policy for When There is an Employee Who Contracts the Virus, and
FFCRA time off rights.


Theresa Rodriguez Fritz,
Fritz Law Offices

Ms. Fritz’s employment law practice of over 32 years focuses on preventative measures for the Employer. She represents businesses and non-profits from start-up (contracts, LLC, leases and handbooks) through compliance, in addition to representation in business matters, mediations, arbitrations, audits, litigation, and before government agencies.

Pungprakearti, Samantha - website picture 4-19-19

Samantha Pungprakearti,
Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross

Ms. Samantha Pungprakearti (“Poong-pre-ket”) is a litigation attorney focusing on employment law and business disputes. Ms. Pungprakearti is a vigorous advocate in and out of Court with extensive experience in all phases of litigation including depositions and mediations. Before coming to the firm, she was a partner in what is now Quintana Hanafi, LLP in San Francisco, California. Ms. Pungprakearti has deep experience in representing clients in employment matters, including cases involving discrimination (disability, sexual orientation, sex, HIV status, race, national origin, etc.), retaliation, CFRA/FMLA leave issues as well as a panoply of wage and hour claims. Beyond litigation, Ms. Pungprakearti takes great pride in advising clients on employment matters, to make California a better place to work and do business. Ms. Pungprakearti has been honored as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine every year from 2013 to 2019. Samantha is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association and past member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, San Mateo County Bar Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

— Sponsored by SCBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section —

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | Check-In: 3:30 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Theresa Rodriguez Fritz, Fritz Law Offices
Samantha Pungprakearti, Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross

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: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$60–SCBA Members
$35—SCBA L&E Members
$45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice

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

NOTE: Section Discounts are only available if registering by Email to

* The student discount is available online for SCBA Student Members only. Join today! Student membership may be free for you! For more information, please contact Ann Horn at

To Register Offline, please email

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