MCLE Classes & Events


The SCBA Office will be closed on February 17, 2020 (President's Day).

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JANUARY 2020 BLITZ: BLITZ - DEADLINE 2-3-20

NEW DATE: Friday, January 24: Prevention: What You Need to Know About California’s New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements
In The Wake of the “Me Too” Movement

Tuesday, January 28: Elimination of Bias: Traversing Cultural Differences in the Legal Profession

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 5: Rules of Civil Procedure – Subpoenas

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

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2020: NIGHT At The MUSEUM Tour and Mixer

NEW DATE: Tuesday, March 24: Cal-OSHA Update

MONDAY, APRIL 6: Applications for the 2020-2021 Civil Grand Jury are Due

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Labor & Employment Law Section

2020 Changes to Local Ordinances

Minimum Wage Increases, private rights of action, large penalties, and other requirements that go far beyond the California Labor Code

Gruchawka, Joseph

Joseph Gruchawka, Attorney at Law

Mr. Gruchawka grew up in Kenwood, in the heart of Sonoma County. After attending UC Berkeley for his undergraduate studies and the University of Colorado for law school, he returned to Sonoma County, where he worked at the law firm of Smith Dollar PC, specializing in wage and hour claims and contract disputes. Mr. Gruchawka then founded his own practice, where he focusses on labor law, real property disputes, contract disputes, and judgment collection.

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

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

Presenter(s): Joseph Gruchawka, Attorney at Law

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

Parking: Roxy Theater Parking Garage, 555 First Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

MCLE: 1 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$60–SCBA Members
$75–Public
$35—2019 SCBA Labor & Employment Members, FREE for 2020 L&E Members
$35–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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General Law

Rules of Civil Procedure – Subpoenas

Sanford, John (Jack) - Attorney

Jack M. Sanford
Attorney
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, P.C.

John “Jack” Sanford has been a litigation attorney with Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery since 2014. Jack’s practice focuses on plaintiffs’ litigation, primarily personal injury lawsuits.

Jack has solely represented people injured by the fault of others throughout his legal career. Jack has experience handling cases involving injuries caused by negligence, dangerous conditions on property, defective products, medical malpractice, and automobile accidents. He has also represented employees in wrongful termination, discrimination, and unpaid overtime cases.

Jack has consistently obtained successful outcomes for his clients and is experienced in all phases of litigation. Jack has been lead attorney on numerous cases from the initial filing of the lawsuit through settlement, mediation, and jury trial. Jack has litigated cases in both federal and state court.

Jack was born and raised in Piedmont, California. He attended college at the University of Colorado and law school at the University of San Francisco.

Prior to law school, Jack worked as a paralegal where he contributed to numerous consumer class action lawsuits. During law school, Jack worked on the PG&E San Bruno pipeline explosion case. At law school, Jack focused on civil litigation and participated in USF’s Intensive Advocacy Program. Jack was also a board member of the school’s San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association chapter.

In his spare time, Jack enjoys skiing, trail running, and surfing.

Zeki, Ahmad 8-1-19

Ahmad Zeki
Key Account Manager

Ahmad manages the Pacific Northwest territory of the United States for Ontellus. Ontellus empowers insurance carriers, self-insured corporations and law firms to reduce costs, make informed decisions and accelerate claims resolution. As the nation’s largest, privately-held records retrieval provider, Ontellus leverages decades of experience and cutting-edge technology to deliver impactful products and client-centric services within industry-leading turnaround times.

Ahmad also speaks at continuing education events throughout the United States. He spoke to the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA), Orange County Bar Association, The Injury Board, Idaho State Bar Association, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Worker’s Injury Law & Advocacy Group, South Jersey Paralegal Association, San Francisco Paralegal Association, Inland Counties Paralegal Association and the Sacramento Valley Paralegal Association.

Ahmad received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington at Seattle in 2002 and his JD from Concord Law School at Purdue University in 2008.

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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

Presenter(s):
Jack M. Sanford, Attorney, Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, P.C.
Ahmad Zeki, Key Account Manager, Ontellus

Place: Finely Community Center, Valley Oak Room, 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

MCLE: 1.5 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
$70–SCBA Members
$85–Public
$0–SCBA P&LS Section Members (P&LS must register in advance of 2-5-20.)
$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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Click Here to Download the Registration Flyer

Events

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