MCLE Classes & Events

Friday, November 16, 2018: Fiduciary Income Tax Returns 101

Thursday, November 29, 2018: Introduction to Easement Law

Friday, November 30, 2018: Survivors as Advocates: Disaster Impacts on Legal Professionals

Monday, December 3, 2018: Legislative Updates in Labor & Employment for 2019

Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Real Property and Trusts & Estates Crossover Issues

Tuesday, December 11, 2018: 2018 Winter CEQA Update

Wednesday, December 12, 2018: Cannabis Licensing and Regulatory Compliance

MIXER - Thursday, December 13, 2018: SCBA's Annual Holiday Mixer to Honor Our Past Presidents!

Friday, January 4, 2019: Judicial Independence

Monday, January 7, 2019: IOLTA Accounts

Thursday, January 17, 2019: Elimination of Bias in the Workplace

Tuesday, January 22, 2019: Ethical Duties and Electronically Stored Information

Thursday, January 31, 2019: Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law

NEW DATE: March 5, 2019 from 10-30-18: The Prudent Investor Rule: Investing for Continuing Trusts

File on Demand Protocol

The following protocol is adopted by the Sonoma County Superior Court:

In the event a Sonoma County clerk determines that a document should not be filed for any reason, he/she shall advise the person attempting to file the document of that reason. If the proffered document is a pleading prepared by a party, the attorney of record or person proceeding in propria persona attempting to file the document may then request the document be “filed on demand,” in which case the document shall be accepted for filing and will be stamped “Filed on Demand”. This policy does not apply to documents which a party requests the Clerk to issue (e.g. Writs, Summons, Abstracts); in such circumstances, the Clerk will require compliance with applicable statutes.

In the following circumstances, the foregoing protocol shall not apply and the clerk shall refuse to accept the tendered document:

1. The document is not signed;
2. The caption indicates that the matter relates to a County other than Sonoma;
3. The appropriate filing fee does not accompany the document;
4. There is no case number, or the case number does not correlate to the parties identified in the pleading;
5. The document is unintelligible in format or its purpose and objective cannot be readily determined;
6. The condition of the document renders it incapable of being filed (e.g. it is on a napkin or ripped piece of paper, thermal fax paper, oversized or otherwise cannot be readily attached to and maintained in a court file); and
7. Name usage shall be consistent in answers, judgments, requests for dismissal, requests for entry of default, and in documents related to enforcement of judgment.