General Law

2019 Winter C.E.Q.A. Update

An Update on California’s Environmental Quality Act Since June of 2019


Wallis, Tina 1

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

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. He is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney.

Zoia, Rose

Rose Zoia, Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation

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, November 12, 2019

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00—1:30 pm

Presenter(s):
Tina Wallis, Law Offices of Tina Wallis, Inc.
Leslie Perry, Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz
Rose Zoia, Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste.222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Available Parking: 555 First Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$70–SCBA Members
$85–Public
$55–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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Alternate Dispute Resolution Section

11/6 Friendly Persuasion

Mediator Influence, Mediator Manipulation, or Mediator Coercion?

From the moment they enter the picture, mediators influence the nature of the parties’ dispute. In this workshop we will examine the mediator’s conscious and unconscious use of persuasion – the predominant forms it takes, the effectiveness of each approach, and the consequences for the par es and the mediator of employing them. We will also explore how counsel representing parties in media on can recognize and address mediator coercion and how lawyers can employ persuasion most effectively in aid of their clients

Curtis, Dana 7-30-19

Dana Curtis, Esq., Dana Curtis Mediation

Ms. Curtis is a pioneer and leader in the Bay Area alternative dispute resolution Meld, beginning her full-time practice in 1991. Her career includes four years as a staff mediator for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and recognition as a “Top 50″ California neutral. She conducts mediation training throughout the U.S. and internationally, including for ten years at Stanford Law School and, currently, in Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, where she co-teaches Mediating Disputes and at Santa Clara Law School, where she directs the Conflict Resolution Program and teaches courses in mediation and negotiation.

Lawrence Larry Mills, JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator

Larry Mills, Esq., JAMS

Mr. Mills brings to his ADR practice an accomplished and multi-faceted career of over 35 years as a lawyer specializing in litigation and business counseling, and over 25 years of experience as an arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Mills is well known in the ADR Meld, and, in addition to being a Fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a Distinguished Fellow in International Academy of Mediators, he has served as Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Time: Check-In: 3:45 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Dana Curtis, Esq., Dana Curtis Mediation
Larry Mills, Esq., JAMS

Place:
SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 –
PLEASE PARK AT: 555 First Street Parking Garage

MCLE: 1.0 Unit, Participatory 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.)

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Family Law Section

Comprehensive Family Law Practice Series – The Family Law Trial—Start to Finish

Do the rules of evidence apply in Family Law?
Yes, they do and the other rules of Civil Procedure too!

Our 2-day workshop will cover all aspects of conducting a trial in a family law case, including strategy, pre-trial preparation, opening statements and motions, examining witnesses, preparing and using exhibits and depositions, closing arguments and preparing for appeals. The workshop will include presentations, demonstrations, and/or commentary for each step of the process.

PRESENTERS:

~ Hon. James Bertoli
~ Hon. Becky Rasmason
~ Hon. Louise Bayles-Fightmaster (Ret.)
~ Lee Bartolotta
~ Brandon Blevans
~ Marshall Bluestone
~ Deborah Bull
~ Carla Boyd Terre
~ Shawn Bunyard
~ Traci Carrillo
~ Jenna Coffey
~ Kinna Crocker
~ Greg Jilka
~ Paul Lozada
~ Amy Rodney

Day One
Friday, November 15, 2019
8:30 am Check-In; 9:00—4:30 pm Presentation;
Includes Complimentary Breakfast, Lunch, & Wine Reception at 4:30 pm

Day Two
Saturday, November 16, 2019
8:30 am Check-In; 9:00 am—4:30 pm Presentation
Includes Complimentary Breakfast & Lunch

Place: Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

MCLE: 12 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law and 12 Units Participatory Legal Specialization Credit in Family Law

Registration Fee:
$350–SCBA Members
$390–Public
$250–SCBA P & LS Section Members
$125–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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