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

By Video Conference:Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Family Law Disclosure Overview

NEW DATE TBD Wednesday, April 15, 2020: Pension, Division, Malpractice & QDROs

NEW DATE TBD Friday, April 17, 2020: LPS Conservatorships

Monday, April 27, 2020: Sports Law

Thursday, April 30, 2020: Qualified Opportunity Zones

EVENT -Friday, May 1, 2020: Rex Sater Award Dinner

Monday, May 4, 2020: Sexual Harassment Training for Law Firms

EVENT -Friday, May 15, 2020: Judges’ Jubilee

Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Divorce & Taxes

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General Law

Hemp Law 101 – New Date TBD

This seminar will go over the current federal, state and local laws and regulations governing industrial hemp and hemp-derived products. Particular focus will be given to the 2018 Farm Bill, the USDA’s Interim Final Regulations for Hemp Production, the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act, and Sonoma County’s industrial hemp ordinance. The differences and similarities between hemp and cannabis will also be discussed, in addition to hot topics such as intellectual property protection, CBD, and the vaping crisis.

Mendelsohn, Lauren (2)
Lauren A. Mendelsohn, Law Office of Omar Figueroa

Ms. Mendelsohn is a Senior Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Omar Figueroa, a boutique Northern California-based law firm serving the cannabis and hemp industries. She currently focuses primarily on permitting and licensing; regulatory compliance; business transactions; intellectual property; and policy advocacy. Ms. Mendelsohn enjoys sharing knowledge with others, and frequently speaks at conferences and seminars. For the past several years, Ms. Mendelsohn has been active in the drug policy reform movement as well as other progressive and humanitarian efforts. She is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), an international non-profit organization working to end the counterproductive “War on Drugs.” Currently, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance, an organization that advocates on behalf of local cannabis businesses. She is also a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Ms. Mendelsohn earned her J.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Law and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland. She is a proud member of the California State Bar, the Sonoma County Bar Association, the International Cannabis Bar Association, SSDP’s Sensible Society, the National Lawyers Guild, California NORML, NCIA, Americans for Safe Access, and the ACLU.

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020 New Date TBD
Time: Check-In: 3:45 pm; Presentation: 4:00 —5:00 pm

Presenter(s): Lauren A. Mendelsohn, Law Office of Omar Figueroa

Place:
By Video Conference

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

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.)

Events

2020 Family Law Judicial Officers’ Luncheon

Join the Family Law Judicial Officers as they share their thoughts and expectations for the coming year!



Bertoli, James (Hon.)
Hon. James G. Bertoli
Supervising Judge
Sonoma County Superior Court
Phelan, Hon. Barbara
Hon. Barbara Phelan
Sonoma County Superior Court
Ornell, Hon. Lawrence
Hon. Lawrence Ornell
Sonoma County Superior Court
Rasmason, Commissioner Becky
Hon. Becky Rasmason
Commissioner
Sonoma County Superior Court

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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

Place: 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 Ann Horn at (707) 542-1190 ext. 10.)

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Archive Committee

NIGHT At The MUSEUM — Tour and Mixer

The SCBA Archive Committee
Invites You to Attend a NIGHT At THE MUSEUM Tour and Mixer

Mix and Mingle While You Enjoy Wine, Appetizers, Legal Profession Memorabilia, and a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Museum of Sonoma County!

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Place: Museum of Sonoma County
425 7th St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Registration Fee:
$15/person–Public

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