MCLE Classes & Events

Compliance Group 1 (A-G) DEADLINE: 2-1-19

The January Blitz!!: MCLE Live Programs Blitz

Thursday, January 17, 2019: Elimination of Bias in the Workplace - 2.0 Units Elimination of Bias

Tuesday, January 22, 2019: Ethical Duties and Electronically Stored Information - 1.0 Unit Legal Ethics

EVENT - Monday, January 28, 2019: 13th Annual Presiding Judge's Luncheon

Tuesday, January 29, 2019: Under Pressure: Attorneys Dealing with Stress - 1.5 Units Competence

Thursday, January 31, 2019: Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law - 1.0 Unit Elimination of Bias

Tuesday, February 5, 2019: What to Know About the New Tax Law, A Year Later

Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Representing an Undocumented Person

Friday, February 15, 2019: Do’s and Don’ts of Civil Motion Practice

Thursday, February 21, 2019: Basic Fee Arbitration Training

Friday, February 22, 2019: SCWiL & SCBA's Barristers - Building Your Law Practice

Monday, February 25, 2019: New Laws and Forms in the Civil Department for 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019: A Matter of Trust: The Challenges of Mediating Inheritance Disputes

Friday, March 1, 2019: 2019 Family Law Judicial Officers’ Luncheon

Monday, March 4, 2019: Advanced DissoMaster Training

NEW DATE: March 5, 2019 from 10-30-18: The Prudent Investor Rule: Investing for Continuing Trusts

Monday, March 11, 2019: Legal Developments in LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Law

Friday, March 15, 2019: Mandatory Arbitration Clauses After Epic Systems v. Lewis

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 - NEW DATE: Friday, April 5, 2019: The 20th Annual Rex Sater Award Dinner

General Law

Real Property Update 2019

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James Beyers
Beyers Costin Simon

Mr. Beyers has been a partner at Beyers Costin Simon since 1975. Well known for his expertise in real estate, land use and regulatory law, he has represented numerous commercial and residential developers, contractors and property owners throughout Northern California. His work includes property acquisitions, financing, construction and environmental compliance. With over four decades of experience, Mr. Beyers brings a high degree of pragmatism, creativity, and problem solving in representing his clients’ interests.

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David Berry
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery

Mr. Berry is an accomplished trial lawyer whose practice is largely focused on resolving construction defect, real estate, business, elder abuse, trust, and probate disputes. He has spent many years representing homeowners and commercial building owners resolve construction defect claims. Known for his approachable manner and tireless devotion to the success of his clients, he obsesses with distilling complex disputes into simple themes. He is a long-time shareholder at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, LLP.

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Phillip (Jeff) Terry
Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross

Mr. Terry has been practicing law in the greater Bay Area since his admission to the California State Bar in 1990. He has extensive trial and litigation experience in State and Federal Courts and has successfully resolved complex matters through jury trial, bench trial, arbitration, mediation and the appellate process. His wide range of business law experience includes commercial and banking matters, all types of real estate disputes, construction defect and contract claims, trademark and copy right disputes, business torts including trade secret and unfair competition claims, employment claims, shareholder partnership disputes, trust and will contests, premise liability and insurance claims, and resolution of tax disputes.

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019

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

Presenter(s):
James Beyers, Beyers Costin Simon

David Berry, Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery

Phillip (Jeff) Terry, Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross

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 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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General Law

Mandatory Arbitration Clauses After Epic Systems v. Lewis

In Epic Systems, the Supreme Court approved employee waivers of workplace class action claims in favor of individual arbitration proceedings, and, in so doing, rejected federal statutory protection of such claims. Will Armendariz survive? What impact will Epic Systems have on employment litigation practice in California? This panel discussion looks at both plaintiff and defense perspectives on the broader subject of mandatory arbitration as a condition of employment and in litigating cases before arbitrators after Epic.

Victor Thuesen, Law Offices of Victor C. Thuesen

Mr. Thuesen’s 35 years of practice has focused primarily on employment law and litigation in the state and federal courts. He has represented employees in arbitration settings on a wide variety of disputes, including claims of wrongful termination, unlawful discrimination and breach of contract. A graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, he practiced in a mid-size civil litigation firm in San Francisco before locating his office in Petaluma in 1987. He is a Past President of the Sonoma County Bar Association (2005) and served as Chair of the Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee. He has participated in the SCBA’s Labor and Employment Section’s annual “Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Program and is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association.

Barry Winograd, Arbitrator & Mediator

Mr. Winograd has maintained a full-time dispute resolution practice since 1988 as an arbitrator and mediator of labor and employment cases, as well as business and other civil disputes. He is a member and president-elect of the National Academy of Arbitrators. Previously, Mr. Winograd served as an administrative law judge for the California Public Employment Relations Board and as an attorney for the United Farm Workers of America. He has been a lecturer at Berkeley Law since 1985, teaching courses on labor law, arbitration, and mediation. He also has taught on the adjunct law school faculty at the University of Michigan, and has written a number of articles in professional journals in the labor and employment field. Mr. Winograd is listed on dispute resolution rosters of neutral provider organizations and federal and state courts, and also serves as a permanent arbitrator on panels established by labor-management collective bargaining agreements. He received his B.A. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his J.D. and LL.M. from Berkeley Law.

Date: Friday, March 15, 2019

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Victor Thuesen, Law Offices of Victor C. Thuesen
Barry Winograd, Arbitrator & Mediator

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
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: 2.0 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee: $80–SCBA Members; $95–Public; $70–SCBA L&E Section Members
NOTE: L&E Section Members must RSVP by Phone, Fax, USPS Mail, or In Person to receive Section Discount.
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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Elimination of Bias

Legal Developments in LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Law

Laws prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination have shifted rapidly in recent years. This training will describe the current state of federal and California law protecting LGBTQ workers and workers with HIV/AIDS, and identify practical considerations when advising LGBTQ, especially transgender, clients in these claims.

Nako, Lindsay

Lindsay Nako, Esq.
Director of Litigation & Training
Impact Fund

Ms. Nako has spent her career representing employees in employment discrimination and employee benefits class actions, including cases brought on behalf of employees and job applicants alleging discrimination based on race, nationality, and gender; pension plan participants and beneficiaries arising from imprudent investment of plan assets; and employees who have suffered illegal vacation pay forfeitures. She currently serves as class counsel in the nation-wide gender discrimination class action, Ellis v. Costco Wholesale.

Ms. Nako graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Highest Honors from University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2001), and received her law degree from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 2005). Before joining the Impact Fund, Ms. Nako was a shareholder at the Oakland-based law firm Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson, P.C. She also has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She is a frequent speaker on class action and employment litigation issues.

Ms. Nako was named a “Top Woman Attorney in Northern California” and “Northern California Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine and San Francisco Magazine each year from 2009 to 2015, and received the East Bay Community Law Center’s annual Attorney Award in 2012. She is a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council, and a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Ms. Nako is admitted to practice law in California.

Nahmias, David

David Nahmias, Esq.
Law Fellow
Impact Fund

Mr. Nahmias is a Law Fellow at the Impact Fund, where he supports the organization’s ongoing docket of social justice class action and impact litigation, amicus work, attorney trainings on impact litigation, and advocacy. He also manages Impact LGBTQ, which is expanding the community of advocates for low-wage LGBTQ workers in California’s Bay Area and Central Valley through attorney MCLE trainings, Know Your Rights workshops, and litigation. A 2018 graduate of U.C. Berkeley Law, Mr. Nahmias served as a Supervising Editor of the California Law Review and the Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Journal of International Law, and interned/externed with the International Human Rights Law Clinic, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., Legal Aid at Work, the East Bay Community Law Center, and the chambers of the Hon. Charles R. Breyer (N.D. Cal.). Before law school, Mr. Nahmias worked for five years at Ashoka, a global non-profit organization supporting social entrepreneurship in Washington D.C. and Mexico City as a Fulbright Scholar. He graduated in 2010 magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in International Relations and Spanish. David is admitted to practice law in California.

Date: Monday, March 11, 2019

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

Presenter(s):
Lindsay Nako, Esq.
Director of Litigation & Training
Impact Fund

David Nahmias, Esq.
Law Fellow
Impact Fund

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. 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 in Elimination of Bias

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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