MCLE Classes & Events

Tuesday, November 12, 2019: Winter CEQA Update

Rescheduled; Date TBD Friday, November 15, 2019 & Saturday, November 16, 2019: Comprehensive Family Law Practice Series - The Family Law Trial—Start to Finish

Tuesday, November 19, 2019: Firearms, Ammunition, and the Law

Thursday, November 21, 2019: After the Fire - Helping Homeowners Pursue Construction Defect Claims

EVENT - Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Pro Bono Awards & SCBA General Membership Meeting

Friday, December 6, 2019: Mortgage Financing, Strategies in Divorce

Wednesday, December 11, 2019: Workplace Safety and Related Best HR Practices in the Wake of Mass Violence For Attorneys and their Clients

EVENT - Thursday, December 12, 2019: Holiday Mixer – Honoring SCBA’s Past Presidents

Tuesday, January 7, 2020: Ethical Cannabis Practice

Thursday, January 9, 2020: Cal-OSHA Update

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 : Traversing Cultural Differences in the Legal Profession

Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law

EVENT - Friday, January 31, 2020: Presiding Judge’s Luncheon

Monday, February 3, 2020: 2020 New Laws and Forms for Civil, Family, and Probate

Thursday, February 20, 2020: The Nuts and Bolts of the Sale of a Business

Friday, February 21, 2020: Legislation “ABCs” and Carve-Outs to Employment After Dynamex and AB5

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Elimination of Bias

Traversing Cultural Differences in the Legal Profession

Discussion will Include:
~ Cultural and Cross-Cultural Group Effects on Individuals and Communities
~ Implicit Bias Explained and Self-Testing
~ Debiasing Strategies for Legal Professionals

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Catherine Conner, Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser and Barrett, LLP

Ms. Conner is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her primary focus is on providing couples with options for resolving their disputes respectfully without going to court. The strategies she employs include private judging, mediation, collaborative practice, and settlement counsel. Ms. Conner is a past President of the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire and a Past President of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Additionally, she’s a mediation and collaborative practice trainer with the Center for Understanding in Conflict and has coauthored a practice manual for collaborative practitioners entitled “Collaborative Practice Materials.”

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Paul Lozada, Law Office of Paul Lozada

Mr. Lozada has had a 30+ year career with the law, first as a Deputy Sheriff, Detective and Criminal Investigator for the Sonoma County District Attorney’s office, then as a consultant to the United Nations as a civilian police officer in the United Nations Mission in Kosovo. Mr. Lozada graduated from St. Mary’s College with a Bachelor’s degree in management (With Honors) and later attended and graduated (Cum Laude) from Empire College of Law. Since becoming a lawyer in 2007, Mr. Lozada has practiced family law. In 2010, Empire College invited Mr. Lozada back to the school, this time as a member of the faculty. Since that time, he has taught Legal Research and Writing to incoming law students.

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00—1:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Catherine Conner, Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser and Barrett, LLP
Paul Lozada, Law Office of Paul Lozada

Place: SCBA Office
111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste.222
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Parking:
555 First Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in Elimination of Bias

Registration Fee:
$60–SCBA Members
$75–Public
$45–SCBA Barristers Club Members (in First 5 Years of Practice)
$20–Students (with proof of current enrollment)

NOTE: Section Discounts are only available by Phone, Fax, USPS Mail, or In-Person.
We apologize for inconveniences caused.

Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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Events

Presiding Judge’s Luncheon

Sonoma County Superior Court Presiding Judge and Supervising Judges will share their thoughts and expectations for the administration of justice in Sonoma County for the coming year.

2020-01-31 PJ Luncheon SOCIAL

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Time: Check-In: 11:30 am; Lunch and Presentation: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Judicial Officers:
Hon, Bradford DeMeo, Presiding Judge
Hon. Shelly Averill, Asst. Presiding Judge
Hon. James Bertoli, Supervising Judge, Family
Hon. Patrick Broderick, Supervising Judge, Civil
Hon. Kenneth J. Gnoss, Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court
Hon. Robert LaForge, Supervising Judge, Criminal

Place: Carsten Cabaret Room, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Registration Fee:
$85–SCBA Members
$105–Public
$45–Students (with proof of current enrollment)

Student: $45 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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General Law

Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law

It’s been another challenging year for California employment attorneys as federal and California 2019 decisions provide clues but not answers to current “hot” issues in discrimination/harassment claims and wage and hour claims—as well as innovative pleading and strategies borrowed from traditional tort law. These subjects, as well as the procedural highlights of 2019 in topics dear to employment practitioners, such as attorney fee recovery, arbitration, joint employment and more will be included by the panelists.

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