SCBA Business Hours:

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

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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Civil Bench Bar

Our mission is to facilitate the exchange of information between the Bench and the Bar, to improve access to the courts through programs and services by the members, and to cooperate in the effective administration of justice for litigants and counsel.

2020 Chair:
2020 Vice Chair & Board Representative:
Rickett, Holly 6-5-17 from Owen
Holly Rickett
Sonoma County Counsel’s Office
575 Administration Dr., Rm. 105A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 565-2421
Fax: (707) 565-2624
Matthew R. Lilligren
Sonoma County Counsel’s Office
575 Administration Dr., Rm. 105A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 565-2421
Fax: (707) 526-2561

Our members include attorneys, judges and court administrative staff.
We co-sponsor educational events throughout the year, and cooperate with the Court in periodically reviewing, updating and amending the Civil Local Rules as needed.

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Dear SCBA Civil Bench Bar Section Members:

Greetings! Here is an update on the current and active Sub-Committees of our Section, in case you have any questions or concerns that might be better answered by the committee members.

Rules Committee*
Steve Finell 578-3827,
Mark Peters 545-9250,
Mike Miller 525-8800,
Dawn Ross 526-4200,
James (Jim) DeMartini 894-5000,

Civil Clerk’s Office Liaison
Joshua Katz 546-4510,
Mitchell Greenberg 542-5050,
Robert Nellessen 578-1200,
Steve Finell 578-3827,

*If anyone would like to join either committee, we certainly need additional members! Please let me know if you are interested.

Holly E. Rickett
Chair, SCBA Civil Bench Bar Section