MCLE Classes & Events

Friday, March 22, 2019: 2019 Civil Trial Workshop

Friday, March 29, 2019: Real Property Update 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019: The ABCs of Independent Contractors

Wednesday, April 3, 2019: Recent Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct

EVENT: Friday, April 5, 2019: The 20th Annual Rex Sater Award Dinner

Monday, April 29, 2019: Employee Wage Claims - (Berman Hearings)

EVENT: Friday, May 3, 2019: Judges’ Jubilee

Friday, May 17, 2019: The Do’s & Don’ts of Criminal Law

Wednesday, May 22, 2019: Civility Matters VII

Wednesday, May 29, 2019: Legal Challenges Involved with Social Media

Tuesday, June 4, 2019: 2019 Summer CEQA Update

Thursday, June 27, 2019: What Legal Professionals Should Know About Digital Device Forensics

General Law

2019 Summer CEQA Update

An Update on What is New with the California Environmental Quality Act Since SCBA’s Winter CEQA Update in December 2018.

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Tina Wallis
Law Offices of Tina Wallis, Inc.

Ms. Wallis has her own law firm where she practices land use and environmental law. Ms. Wallis previously served an Assistant City Attorney and Deputy County Counsel advising counties, cities, and special districts on land use, environmental, public works, general government, airport and landfill matters. Since 2008, Ms. Wallis advises private and public clients on all aspects of land use, such as general plan updates, zoning code updates, compliance with California’s Environmental Quality Act, land use entitlements for residential and commercial projects, and conservation easements. Additionally, Ms. Wallis defends property owners in enforcement actions brought by Regional Water Boards, the California Department of Fish and Game, cities, and counties.

Perry, Leslie

Leslie Perry
Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP

Mr. Perry has practiced law in Sonoma County since 1975. He practices in the areas of land use and real property. He represents clients before various administrative and planning agencies as well as land use and environmental litigation, with an emphasis in CEQA matters. Mr. Perry is a founding partner of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz and previously partner with the firm of Luke & Perry. He is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney.

Zoia, Rose

Rose Zoia
Law Office of Rose M. Zoia

Ms. Zoia’s practice includes land use law including CEQA and civil appeals and writs. She has practiced in more than a dozen superior courts in counties throughout California as well as in each of the six districts of the California Courts of Appeal and the Eastern, Central and Northern Districts of the United States District Court and the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeal. Ms. Zoia is a mediator panelist at the Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Time: Check-In: 3:15 pm; Presentation: 3:30—5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Tina Wallis, Law Offices of Tina Wallis, Inc.

Leslie Perry, Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP

Rose Zoia, Law Office of Rose M. Zoia

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
NOTE: Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street.
Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee: $70–SCBA Members; $85–Public;
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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Criminal Law Section

Legal Challenges Involved with Social Media

A brief exploration of the legal challenges involved in locating, subpoenaing, and introducing social media discovery into your criminal defense case and potential ethical considerations in obtaining social media discovery.

Landis, Donald E.
Donald E. Landis, Jr.
Attorney at Law

Mr. Landis is in private criminal defense practice. He was the Assistant Public Defender for Monterey County, California for nine years, and was previously a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County for 18 years. Both a trial and appellate lawyer, he has been lead defense counsel in twelve published decisions in the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Mr. Landis was awarded the California Public Defenders Association’s Defender of the Year Award in 2008, and has presented many training lectures for the California Public Defender’s Association and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice over the years.

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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

Presenter(s): Donald E. Landis, Jr., Attorney at Law

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
NOTE: Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street.
Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit, including .5 unit in Legal Ethics and .5 unit in General Law

Registration Fee: $60–SCBA Members; $75–Public;
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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Ethics

Civility Matters VII

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Traci Carrillo
Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz

Ms. Carrillo is an experienced trial lawyer who has handled every kind of criminal case. Driving under the influence, domestic violence, gang violence, and murder are just a few areas she has specialized in. Starting out in the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Carrillo handled a high volume caseload and quickly established herself as an aggressive trial lawyer. She was awarded misdemeanor and felony trial prosecutor of the year in 2001 and 2004 respectively.

In 2008, Ms. Carrillo moved to Sonoma County where she gained additional experience in handling murder cases, domestic violence, and juvenile matters. In 2010, she was awarded trial advocate of the year. Over her career so far, she has successfully handled a large volume of complex and high profile criminal matters.

In 2015, she started her own firm, handling criminal defense and family law matters, where she continued to litigate in the courtroom, handling hearings and trials. She joined PJAMM in June 2017 where she continues to litigate criminal defense and family law matters.

A graduate of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Ms. Carrillo specialized in “advocacy” and competed in mock trial competitions. A fierce competitor in the courtroom, she developed a “love” for the courtroom before she officially started trying cases. She also gained valuable civil litigation experience working for the 14th largest law firm in Sacramento for five years, while attending college and law school at night.

Lombardi, Ralph

Ralph Lombardi
ADR Services, Inc.

Ralph A. Lombardi is a full-time neutral with ADR Services, Inc. Before joining ADR Services in the fall of 2018, he spent 46 years as a trial lawyer in the Bay Area handling a wide range of civil matters, with particular emphasis in the fields of product liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, personal and catastrophic injury, and medical and legal malpractice. In addition to evaluating and settling, or otherwise disposing, of hundreds of cases prior to trial, he tried to verdict or judgment, or arbitrated to binding results, over 100 cases including catastrophic injury, wrongful death, automobile crashworthiness, design defect, medical and legal negligence, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith claims. His trial experience resulted in his election to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) as well as to fellowship in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also served as appellate counsel on numerous matters resulting in published opinions by either the California Courts of Appeal or the California Supreme Court. Mr. Lombardi’s trial practice included substantial litigation for automotive, industrial equipment, and industrial machinery manufacturers, distributors, and retailers; representation of hospitals and healthcare providers in medical malpractice matters; and the handling of a variety of insurance coverage and insurance bad faith claims on behalf of both insurers and insureds.

Clement, Clayton

Clay Clement
Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy

Mr. Clement is a business trial lawyer whose practice is largely devoted to real estate litigation, including property tax, broker liability, eminent domain, partnership and other business disputes involving real property. He has also handled contract, anti-trust, unfair competition, false advertising, title insurance and employment litigation. Mr. Clement has tried over 100 cases before state courts in more than 15 California counties and federal district and bankruptcy court and before assessment appeals boards and state administrative agencies. Mr. Clement is a member of the panel of ADR neutrals at the Arbitration and Mediation Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, two organizations where membership is available only by invitation and only to the most capable and experienced trial counsel. He has been a Northern California Super Lawyer in every year the list has been published, beginning in 2004, when he was named as one of the top 100 lawyers in Norther California. His biography has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Clement is an honors graduate of the University of the Pacific and received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley. In addition to his practice, he has taught real estate and litigation subjects at Kennedy Law School, Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and the Hastings College of Law Business Litigation Institute.

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: Check-In: 3:15 pm; Presentation: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Traci Carrillo, Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz

Ralph Lombardi, ADR Services, Inc.

Clay Clement, Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
NOTE: Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street.
Please do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory Credit in Legal Ethics

Registration Fee: $70–SCBA Members; $85–Public;
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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