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  • 02/24/2018 4:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Sonoma County Bar Association 

     

    SCBA is Accepting Questions for Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye in Advance of the Program. Please Submit Your Questions to Amy Jarvis by email at Amy@SonomaCountyBar.org or by fax (ATTN: Amy Jarvis) at (707) 542-1195.

     

     

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    Hon. Tani G. Cantil- Sakauye
    Chief Justice
    Supreme Court of California

     

    Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is the leader of the state’s third branch of government, the Judicial Branch. In addition to her leadership role on the California Supreme Court, her constitutional duties include serving as chair of the Judicial Council and chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The Chief Justice was nominated to office in July 2010, unanimously confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments in August 2010, and overwhelmingly approved by voters in the November 2010 general election. She was sworn into office on January 3, 2011. Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye serves as the 28th Chief Justice of California, as well as the first Asian-Filipina American and the second woman to serve as the state’s chief justice. At the time she was nominated, she had served more than 20 years on California trial and appellate courts, including 6 years on the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in Sacramento. Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has focused on a vision for improving the public’s access to justice, building partnerships to lead the judicial branch out of the state’s worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression, and using ongoing self-assessment to improve the branch’s efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, and accountability. She has also taken a leadership role in revitalizing civic learning and engagement in the state.

     

     

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    Hon. Gary Nadler
    Presiding Judge
    Superior Court of California, Sonoma County

     

    Judge Nadler currently serves as the Presiding Judge of the Sonoma County Superior Court, having previously served in this position from 2009 through 2011. He is presently a member of the California Judicial Council, serving in this capacity since 2014. He is Vice Chair of the Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee and the Judicial Council Technology Committee, and is assigned to the Executive and Planning committee and the Judicial Branch Budget Committee. Previously, he has been a key member of several Judicial Council committees and task forces. Judge Nadler teaches extensively in continuing education for California judges and is a faculty member for the Bernard E. Witkin judicial College. He is a co-author of the California Discovery Handbook and action guides relating to civil discovery for the Continuing Education of the Bar. He has authored numerous articles for the “Bar Journal” of the SCBA; participated as a panelist in over 20 SCBA educational programs; and has served as faculty for over 20 judicial education programs.

     

     

    Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

     

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

     

    Presenter(s):
    Hon. Tani G. Cantil- Sakauye, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of California
    Hon. Gary Nadler, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of California, Sonoma County

     

    Place: Vintners Inn, 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

     

    Registration Fee: $85–SCBA Members; $105–Public

     

    Student: $45 (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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  • 02/24/2018 4:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Sonoma County Bar Association

     

     

    Join the Family Law Judicial Officers as they share their thoughts and expectations for the coming year!

     

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    Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018

     

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

     

    Judges and Commissioner:
    Hon. Robert S. Boyd, Supervising Judge, Sonoma County Superior Court
    Hon. Raima Ballinger, Sonoma County Superior Court
    Hon. James G. Bertoli, Sonoma County Superior Court
    Hon. Becky Rasmason, Commissioner, Sonoma County Superior Court

     

    Place: Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401

     

    Registration Fee: $85—SCBA Members; $105—Public

     

    Student: $45 (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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  • 02/23/2018 8:21 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Sonoma County Bar Association

     

    The early use of a private investigator in situations that may end up in litigation can make or break your case . Going blindly into litigation is a quick way to waste time and resources and can end up costing your client unnecessary expense or even losing a case. Comprehensive pre-filing investigations help fashion litigation strategies and the efficient use of resource planning.


    A good investigator can help you set a direction and follow it through a lawsuit.

     

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    Patrick W. Emery
    Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren
    & Emery

     

    Mr. Emery has been a trial lawyer in Sonoma County for over 40 years. His efforts have resulted in his recognition as a Super Lawyer of Northern California and his inclusion in Best Lawyers in America. In addition, he is one of only six practicing attorneys in Sonoma County elected to the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

    His trial experience extends to personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from many types of accidents, product failures and medical negligence events. He is also experienced in major consumer class actions. Mr. Emery has won a number of Sonoma County’s highest verdicts and settlements, several of which have been achieved against major national corporations.

     

    During the last 20 years, in addition to his focus on the representation of plaintiffs, he has continued to represent selected individuals and businesses in large case commercial litigation, most often involving issues of agricultural production and financing.

     

    Mr. Emery has been an active member of the legal community, serving as President of the Sonoma County Bar Association and as a member of the Sangster Chapter of the American Inns of Court. He has presided over cases as a judge pro tem of the Sonoma County Superior Court and has acted as an agreed arbitrator and mediator in many matters. He is a frequent continuing education lecturer on civil litigation subjects for a variety of organizations, including California Continuing Education of the Bar. He has taught Trial Practice at Empire College of Law for many years and teaches in the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Stanford Law School.

     

     

    DeMartini, James

    James F. DeMartini
    Law Office of James F. DeMartini

     

    Mr. DeMartini has practiced law in the County of Sonoma since 1977. After thirteen years of commuting to Santa Rosa as a partner in the law firm of Stark, DeMartini & Curry, he moved his practice full time to his Cloverdale office in 1990. Mr. DeMartini’s practice focuses on Real Estate, Personal Injury, Business Law, Employment Law, and Estate Planning. In addition to his law practice, Mr. DeMartini serves as a mediator with Common Sense Mediation and is a Market Rate and No Fee mediator for the Sonoma County Superior Court. He acts as a Superior Court arbitrator and discovery facilitator and has volunteered his time as a settlement conference panelist for 25 years. Mr. DeMartini has been a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association Executive Board since 2013, having served as President (2016), Vice-President (2015), Treasurer (2014), and Secretary (2013). Over the last three decades Jim has supervised the incorporation of many of Cloverdale’s non-profit organizations, including the Cloverdale Boys and Girls Club, Cloverdale Historical Society, Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, Cloverdale Rotary Foundation, American Legion Gun Club, and the Cloverdale Wine and Visitors Center.

     

     

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    Scott Wilmore
    Private Investigator

    Mr. Wilmore began his investigative career after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice in 1976. For 13 years, he worked as a criminal defense investigator with the Sonoma County Public Defender’s office. Six of those years were served as Senior (Chief) Investigator. He was a certified polygraph examiner during his time with the Public Defender.

     

    Mr. Wilmore opened his private investigation practice in 1989, with a concentration on civil litigation, both plaintiff and defense, and criminal defense investigations. In addition, he provides investigative services including complete background histories, asset, real estate, social media, missing persons, and family law investigations.

     

    Mr. Wilmore was active in the California Defense Investigator’s Association for many years, serving as President in 1984-1985. Since opening his private practice, he has been an active member of the National Council of Investigation and Securities Services and in the California Association of Licensed Investigators, the country’s largest investigative society. He served two terms as a District Governor, enhancing the education of the Northern California investigative community. Mr. Wilmore has lived in Sonoma County since 1963 and is closely connected to the legal and local community at large.

     

    Date: Monday, March 5, 2018

     

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

     

    Presenter(s):
    Patrick W. Emery, Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery
    James F. DeMartini, Law Office of James F. DeMartini
    Scott Wilmore, Private Investigator

     

    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. Please do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue

     

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

     

    MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory Credit in General Law

     

    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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  • 02/23/2018 8:19 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Sonoma County Bar Association 

     

    Avoiding the Common Pitfalls

     

    Settling employment claims involves more than paying money in exchange for a release. Some claims are not released; payments may be apportioned and paid over time; confidentiality obligations may be imposed; consequences for breach of the agreement may be specified. Things that make settling employment claims challenging will be presented and discussed with the group.

     

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    Christopher Mazzia
    Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation

     

    Mr. Mazzia focuses on all aspects of civil litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Mazzia’s practice includes counseling employers and employees in litigation and business matters. Mr. Mazzia is a former officer of the Board of the Sonoma County Bar Association.

     

     

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    Michael Shklovsky
    Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation

     

    Mr. Shklovsky is a seasoned trial attorney with experience in all facets of civil litigation. He routinely counsels businesses and individuals in employment matters. Mr. Shklovsky is the past Chair of the Alameda County Bar Association’s Trial Practice Section, member of the Business Litigation Committee of the California State Bar, and a yearly recipient of the Super Lawyers’ Rising Star award in Business Litigation since 2015.

     

     

    Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

     

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

     

    Presenter(s):
    Christopher Mazzia, Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation
    Michael Shklovsky, Anderson Zeigler, A Professional Corporation

     

    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.

    Please do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

     

    MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory Credit in General Law

     

     

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    Click Here to Download the Registration Flyer

     

     

  • 02/18/2018 5:12 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Paralegal Voice

    February 16, 2018

     

    As solutions to the access to justice gap have been proposed, it has been increasingly clear that there will not be a single solution to the issue. Along with a variety of technology solutions, limited license legal technicians (LLLTs) have emerged as a potential answer to solving access to justice issues. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Patrick Palace about what LLLTs are and how they provide access to justice in a unique and powerful way. LLLTs provide lower costs, better access to rural areas, and wide-ranging services. There are many situations in which a fully qualified lawyer just isn’t necessary; LLLTs can provide legal advice in these cases. Stay tuned until the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

     

    Patrick Palace is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer with an emphasis on workers’ compensation, personal injury, civil rights and social security matters.

     

    Special thanks to our sponsors NALA, Thomson Reuters Firm Central, and ServeNow.

     

    https://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/paralegal-voice/2018/02/recap-and-update-what-are-lllts-and-how-will-they-improve-access-to-justice/

     

     

     

     

     

  • 02/11/2018 9:55 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    NYU School of Law

     

    The Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Speaker Series: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

     

    Monday, February 5, 2018

     

    Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall


    NYU School of Law hosted US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as part of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging speaker series, co-sponsored by the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, Law Women, and the Women of Color Collective.

    Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law interviewed Justice Ginsburg regarding diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the legal profession and public life.

     

     

     

     https://youtu.be/4PkRo8JJuMs?t=1s

     

     

     

  • 02/06/2018 10:29 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Witkin Law Library

     

     

    When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Where:

    Alameda County Law Library

    125 Twelfth Street
    Conference Room 8
    Oakland, CA , 94607 , Alameda County


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    Desc: Speakers John A. Hartog and Margaret M. Hand will discuss planning approaches and the drafting techniques when advising estate planning clients who fear post-death disputes. Attendees to this program will learn about "bribe gifts", uses of powers of appointment to discourage litigation, expense clauses and fee shifting provisions, conditional gift provisions, and no contest clauses.

    John A. Hartog is a California certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, and in Taxation Law. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He has been selected to the Super Lawyers® Top 100 list by his peers for twelve consecutive years. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America by his peers for ten consecutive years. Mr. Hartog is the lead consulting editor for the Matthew Bender publication California Trust Litigation; a co-author of California Trust Practice; the lead consulting editor and a co-author for the Matthew Bender multi-volume treatise California Wills & Trusts; he is also a legal consultant to the California Wills and Trusts document assembly program.

    Margaret M. Hand has expertise in crafting practical estate planning solutions for both simple and complicated families. She is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law and one of Northern California's Super Lawyers. She lectures at professional education programs throughout California, teaches fiduciary accounting for the CalCPA Education Foundation, and has published a variety of chapters, workbooks and articles on estate planning, probate and trust law; she's the co-author of CEB's Fiduciary Handbook.

    Contact: Register at Eventbrite or call 510-272-6483 or ask for a registration form at the reference desk.
    Additional Links: Flyer (641kb) *

     

     

     

  • 02/06/2018 10:27 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Witkin Law Library  

     

     

    When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Where: Alameda County Law Library
    125 Twelfth Street
    Conference Room 8
    Oakland, CA , 94607 , Alameda County
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    Desc: 1.5 Hours of Participatory MCLE Credit

    • 1. Important appellate decisions for the past 18 months
    • 2. New Statute update
    • 3. Lively Q & A


    Speaker: David L. Roth, Esq. author or co-author of chapters in the CEB publications California Easements and Boundaries: Law & Litigation and Neighbor Disputes: Law & Litigation.
    Contact:

     

    Register at Eventbrite or call 510-272-6483 or ask for a registration form at the reference desk.

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    Flyer Easements & Boundaries (569kb) *

     

     

     

  • 02/06/2018 9:10 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Bar Association of San Francisco

     

    The Insurance Section of the Barristers Club presents:

     

    Insurance 101: Introduction to Insurance Coverage Law

     

    February 28, 2018: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


    MCLE Credits - 1 H, Lunch will be provided

     

     

    Register for this Event

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Speaker


    Margie Lariviere
    General Counsel, State Compensation Insurance Fund

     

    Topics


    • Types of insurance coverage litigation
    • The nature of insurance
    • Insurance concepts and terms: including types of insurance policies, loss reserves, and first-party verse third-party claims
    • Anatomy of an insurance policy

     

     

    Printable Flyer ( PDF)

     

     

    Location

     

    BASF Conference Center
    301 Battery Street
    3rd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111

     


    Directions

     

     

    Schedule

     

    MCLE Registration: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


    Program/Lunch: 12:00-1:15 p.m.

     

    Cost

    BASF Student Member $35.00
    Section Member $45.00
    BASF Member $55.00
    Government $55.00
    Nonprofit $55.00
    Non-Member $70.00

     

     

    Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

     

    Event Code: B181400

     

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  • 02/06/2018 9:08 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Bar Association of San Francisco

     

    The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section presents its Annual Symposium:

     

    Recent Developments in Business Bankruptcy

     

    February 26, 2018: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


    MCLE Credits - 2 H, in Legal Specialization Credit.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Register For Webcast

     

     

    Speakers


     Hon. Stephen L. Johnson
    United States Bankruptcy Court

    Jennifer Hayes
    Finestone Hayes

    Ori Katz
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

     

    Topics


    • Dealing with Sales Free and Clear of Existing Leases
    • Important Changes to Curing a Default
    • Cram Down Valuation and Lease Termination Claim Cap Issues
    • Changes to the Automatic Stay and Fraudulent Conveyance Case Law
    • Preclusive Effect of State Court Judgments Only Partially Affirmed on Appeal

     

    Location

     

    Online Only

    Schedule

     

    Program: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

     

    Event Code: R180024

     

     

    Questions about our seminars and the registration process?

     

     

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