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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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General Law

Advising Employers on COVID-19 Policies and Procedures.

Companies are relying on legal professionals to guide them through the ever-changing rules and regulations in response to COVID-19. Learn where to find reliable and current information and what types of policies all employers must have. We will discuss best practices for handling COVID-19 related matters.


Topics will include:
Updated Illness and Injury Prevention Plan,
Policy for When There is an Employee Who Contracts the Virus, and
FFCRA time off rights.

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Theresa Rodriguez Fritz,
Fritz Law Offices

Ms. Fritz’s employment law practice of over 32 years focuses on preventative measures for the Employer. She represents businesses and non-profits from start-up (contracts, LLC, leases and handbooks) through compliance, in addition to representation in business matters, mediations, arbitrations, audits, litigation, and before government agencies.

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Samantha Pungprakearti,
Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross

Ms. Samantha Pungprakearti (“Poong-pre-ket”) is a litigation attorney focusing on employment law and business disputes. Ms. Pungprakearti is a vigorous advocate in and out of Court with extensive experience in all phases of litigation including depositions and mediations. Before coming to the firm, she was a partner in what is now Quintana Hanafi, LLP in San Francisco, California. Ms. Pungprakearti has deep experience in representing clients in employment matters, including cases involving discrimination (disability, sexual orientation, sex, HIV status, race, national origin, etc.), retaliation, CFRA/FMLA leave issues as well as a panoply of wage and hour claims. Beyond litigation, Ms. Pungprakearti takes great pride in advising clients on employment matters, to make California a better place to work and do business. Ms. Pungprakearti has been honored as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine every year from 2013 to 2019. Samantha is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association and past member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, San Mateo County Bar Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

— Sponsored by SCBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section —

Date/Time:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | Check-In: 3:30 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Theresa Rodriguez Fritz, Fritz Law Offices
Samantha Pungprakearti, Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross

Location: Zoom Webinar – Materials and Zoom Sign-In to webinar will be provided at 3 pm one (1) business day prior to the start of this event.

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$60–SCBA Members
$75–Public
$35—SCBA L&E Members
$45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice

$20–Students (with proof of current enrollment) *

NOTE: Section Discounts are only available if registering by Email to Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org.

* The student discount is available online for SCBA Student Members only. Join today! Student membership may be free for you! For more information, please contact Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org.

To Register Offline, please email Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org

Elimination of Bias

2020 Minors Counsel Training Series

Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

– – Sponsored by the Family Law Section – –

NOTE: Click on Titles of Programs for More Details & to Register Individually.

09-22-20 Webinar: Special Needs Children: A Risk Assessment Model for Developing Parenting Plans — 1 hour – Daniel B. Pickar, PhD, ABPP

09-29-20 Webinar: Determining the Child’s Best Interest; Understanding the Voice of the Child and Developmental Stages — 1.5 hours – Rhonda Lindsey, Ph.D.

10-08-20 Webinar: Domestic Violence & Child Abuse for Family Attorneys: The Dangers and What To Do About It — 1.0 hour – Tara Godoy, BSN RN CFN LNC

10-16-20 Webinar: Presenting Your Case to the Court as Minor’s Counsel — 1 hour – Commissioner Becky Rasmason

10-21-20 Webinar: Bringing a Child’s Voice to Court – 1.5 hours – Judge Bertoli, Daniel Chester

10-28-20 Webinar: Child Abuse in Custody Cases: CPS Reports; Substance Abuse; The effects of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect on children — 1 hour – Deborah L. Reece

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE VIA THE ABOVE LISTED LIVE WEBINARS IS: 8.5 Units of Participatory Family Law Specialization Credit and includes 0.75 Unit of Elimination of Bias.

Online Courses Needed to Complete Training:
(purchased separately and not part of the Series Discount)

Video: Working with Multidisciplinary Experts

Video: Authority for Appointment (FC3150, Rules of Court 5.240); Duties and Rights of Counsel (FC 3151, Rules of Court 5.242); Compensation of Counsel (FC3153, Rules of Court 5.241); Qualifications of Counsel (Rules of Court 5.242); Child’s Participation in Proceedings (Rules of Court 5.250)

Video: Secondary Traumatic Stress (Optional for continuing Minors’ Counsel; Required for New Minors’ Counsel)

This series provides the necessary training required by the California Rules of Court, Rule 5.242 for new and continuing minors’ counsel. All presentations listed as videos are available on-demand. If you’re unable to attend any of the live webinars, please contact Amy Jarvis at Amy@SonomaCountyBar.org for options available to complete your required training.

Completed Seminars:
09-14-20 Webinar: Working with the Family; A Guide for Working with Parents and Children
— 1.5 hours – Kinna Crocker & Robin Estes

Location:
ZOOM Webinar – Materials and Zoom Sign-In to webinars will be provided at 3 pm one (1) business day prior to the start of each event.

MCLE:
The above series of live webinar programs provides 8.5 Units Participatory MCLE Credit, including 0.75 unit in Elimination of Bias and 7.75 units in General Law
and
8.5 Units Participatory Specialization Credit in Family Law

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Family Law Specialization

Child Abuse in Custody Cases

Topics to be Covered:
CPS Reports;
Substance Abuse;
The Effects of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and
Neglect on Children.


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Deborah L. Reece
The Law Office of Deborah L. Reece

Deborah Reece was a Deputy District Attorney for nearly 16-years before she opened her solo practice in April 2016 in Sebastopol, CA. During the last five years of her tenure as a DDA she was the Attorney in Charge of the Child Abduction Units in both Santa Clara and Sonoma Counties. She handled local, state, national and international child abduction cases as a DDA. Her government practice also included multiple tours in Family Violence—including domestic violence and child abuse. Now, in private practice, she continues her work in the child abduction and international child custody arenas, and works with parents with domestic violence allegations in child custody cases. Ms. Reece serves on the US Department of State Hague Convention Attorney Network, the Family Violence Appellate Project panel and Sonoma County Minor’s Counsel panel. Ms. Reece has lectured and trained judges, attorneys and law enforcement on issues relating to child abduction, international child custody and domestic violence…

— Sponsored by SCBA’s Family Law Section —
&
SOBERLINK

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | Check-In: 3:30 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Deborah L. Reece

Location: Zoom Webinar — Materials and Zoom Sign-In to webinar will be provided at 3 pm one (1) business day prior to the start of this event

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law & 1.0 Unit Participatory Legal Specialization Credit in Family Law

Registration Fee: This program is part of a series.
$25–SCBA Members
$40–Public
$10–Students (with proof of current enrollment)*

* The student discount is available online for SCBA Student Members only. Join today! Student membership may be free for you! For more information, please contact Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org.

To Register Offline and Reserve Your Space, Please email Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org

Thank You to Our Sponsor:
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