MCLE Classes & Events

Thursday, July 25, 2019 CANCELLED: Developments in Bail Reform

EVENT - Friday, August 2, 2019: The John F. "Jack" DeMeo Day at the Fair

Tuesday, August 13, 2019: Unlawful Detainers

Thursday, August 15, 2019: Signs and Symptoms of Substance Use and Mental Health Issues Among Attorneys

Tuesday, August 20, 2019: The Art and Science of Jury Selection: Civil and Criminal

Monday, August 26, 2019: Who Let the Dogs In? Access Rights for Service Dogs Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title III)

Thursday, August 29, 2019: Habeas Corpus 101

Saturday, September 14, 2019 & Sunday, September 15, 2019: Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Thursday, September 19, 2019: Societal Trends and Legal Changes Brought About by the "#MeToo Movement."

Tuesday, October 1, 2019: Deeds and the Recording Process--Get It Right The First Time

EVENT - October 18, 2019: 2019 Careers of Distinction Awards Dinner

Friday, July 19, 2019 NEW DATE -Friday, December 6, 2019: Mortgage Financing, Strategies in Divorce

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.


2019 Chair:
2019 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
E-Mail: Holly.Rickett@sonoma-county.org
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Matthew R. Lilligren
Sonoma County Counsel’s Office
575 Administration Dr., Rm. 105A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 565-2421
Fax: (707) 565-2624
E-Mail: matthew.lilligren@sonoma-county.org

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.

2019 Civil Department Judges:
Hon. Pat M. Broderick
Hon. Jennifer Dollard
Hon. Allan Hardcastle
Hon. Arthur Wick