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  • 07/24/2017 5:10 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    2017 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer Lecture Series

     

    Where: Legal Aid At Work 

    180 Montgomery Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco

     

    When: 8/01/2017

    Tuesday, Noon- 1:30pm

     

    MCLE Credit: Lecture approved for 1.5 hours MCLE Credit 

     

    U.S. courts have long grappled with whether anti-discrimination laws protect the LGBT community. Grassroots movements for LGBT rights have existed longer still. Join us to discuss innovative legal and grassroots strategies to defend and promote LGBT rights.

     

    Amy Whelan, Senior Staff Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights

     

    Felicia Medina, Partner, Medina Orthwein LLP

     

    Jessy D’Santos, Program Director, El/La Para TransLatinas

  • 07/24/2017 5:08 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Santa Clara County Bar Association

     

    The SCCBA Civil Practice Committee presents an MCLE Seminar:

     

    Ever presented a motion that you thought would be a slam dunk only to be disappointed due to a “technicality”? This program will be devoted to educating family and civil litigation practitioners on how to avoid making common mistakes in law and motion and discovery motions. Both new and veteran practitioners will benefit from tips provided by the bench and practitioners to convince the judge to say “yes” to your motion. Actual tentative rulings will be used as examples of what not to do. Case managers also have provided their input to encourage a discussion on good practices and what traps to avoid. This two hour program will cover a variety of motions: Demurrers/Motions to Strike; Motions for Judgment on the Pleadings/Summary Judgments; Motions for Reconsideration; Motions to Withdrawal; and discovery motions. Panelists will also discuss common mistakes associated with declarations, objections, and requests for judicial notice.

     

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Amy Carlson 
    Employment Rights Attorneys, LLP

    Katherine Gallo,
    Discovery Referee
    Law Offices of Katherine Gallo

    Hon. Roberta Hayashi
    Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

    Braid Pezzaglia
    Law Office of Braid Pezzaglia

     

     

    moderator:

    Mark Shem
    Borton Petrini L.L.P

      

     

    When:

     

    August 30, 2017
    6:00PM-8:00PM

     

    Where:

     

     

    SCCBA Seminar & Conference Center
    31 North Second Street, 4th Floor
    San Jose, California  95113
    United States

    Presenter:

     

     

    Civil

     

     

     

    Pricing:

     

     In-Person  
    SCCBA Member: $69  
    SCCBA New Admittee:
    (Under 5 years in practice)
    $59  
    Non-Member Event Attendee: $119  
    Honorary: FREE  
     Attend Online
    SCCBA Member: $95
    Non-Member Event Attendee: $135
     
    Registration: 5:30pm
    Program: 6:00pm - 8:00pm


    MCLE CREDIT:
    1.5 General Substantive Law and .5 Legal Ethics

     

  • 07/24/2017 5:06 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Santa Clara County Bar Association

     

     

    The SCCBA Appellate Law Committee presents an MCLE Seminar:

     

     

    The California Supreme Court: A Conversation With
    Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar and a Review of Significant Decisions During the 2016-2017 Term

     

    Please join us for a conversation with Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, one of the newest Justices on the California Supreme Court.  Justice Cuéllar is the former Stanley Morrison Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and has served as the Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy at the White House, and as the co-chair of the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission.  He was nominated to the California Supreme Court by Governor Jerry Brown and was sworn in on January 5, 2015.
     
    The conversation with Justice Cuéllar will be followed by a review of significant California Supreme Court decisions during the 2016-2017 by a panel of academics and experienced appellate practitioners. The panel will talk about major civil and criminal decisions issued by the Court and their significance to practitioners and the Court’s future jurisprudence.

     

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar,
    California Supreme Court

    David A. Carrillo,
    UC Berkeley School of Law

    Danny Chou,
    Santa Clara County Counsel

    Myron Moskovitz,
    Moskovitz Appellate Team

     

     

     

     Details:
    When:

     

    August 29, 2017
    12:00PM-2:00PM

    Where:
    SCCBA Seminar & Conference Center
    31 North Second Street, 4th Floor
    San Jose, California  95113
    United States

    Presenter:

     

    Committee/Section Name

    Contact:

     

    SCCBA
    info@sccba.com
    408-287-2557

     
    Pricing: (INCLUDES LUNCH)

     

     In-Person  
    SCCBA Member: $89  
    SCCBA New Admittee:
    (Under 5 years in practice)
    $79  
    Non-Member Event Attendee: $129  
    Honorary: $29  
    Attend Online
    *NOTE: This seminar will only be available via live webcast. A recorded version will not be available for later access. 
    SCCBA Member: $95
    Non-Member Event Attendee: $135
     
    Registration: 11:30Am
    Program: 12:00pm - 2:00pm


    MCLE CREDIT:
    2.0 General Substantive Law; 2.0 Appellate Specialization
     

     

  • 07/24/2017 5:04 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Santa Clara County Bar Association 

     

    The SCCBA Family Law Section presents an MCLE Seminar:

     

    This highly interactive "nuts and bolts" of practical solutions to complex challenges will give lawyers (across the "experience spectrum") an opportunity to learn cutting edge strategies regarding discovery, privilege and expert witnesses. Each topic will be covered, structured loosely with the panel spending an hour of presentation and discussion per topic. These are rapidly changing and evolving topics, with CA Rules of Court, case law and "growing trends." Bring your questions about Facebook, Snapchat and Periscope!

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Hon. Phillip Pennypacker,
    Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara 

     

    Hon. Edward Mills, Retired
    Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara 


    Valerie Houghton, R.N., MFT, JD 
    Counselors & Consultants, Inc.

     

    Stefan Kennedy,
    Kennedy Myers Law Offices 

     

    Richard Roggia, 
    Law Offices of Richard P. Roggia

     

     

     

     Details:
    When: August 25, 2017
    1:00PM-4:00PM
    Where:
    SCCBA Seminar & Conference Center
    31 North Second Street, 4th Floor
    San Jose, California  95113
    United States

    Presenter:

     

    Family Law Section

    Contact: SCCBA
    info@sccba.com
    408-287-2557

     

     

    Pricing:
     In-Person  
    SCCBA Member: $69  
    SCCBA New Admittee:
    (Under 5 years in practice)
    $59  
    Non-Member Event Attendee: $119  
    Honorary: FREE  
     Attend Online
    SCCBA Member: $95
    Non-Member Event Attendee: $135
     
    Registration: 12:30pm
    Program: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


    MCLE CREDIT:
    3.0 General Substantive Law

     

     

  • 07/24/2017 5:02 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Santa Clara County Bar Association

     

    The SCCBA Diversity Committee presents an MCLE Lunch Seminar:

     

    This one and a half hour elimination of bias course will focus on raising awareness of implicit bias.  It will begin with the facts underpinning its existence, how to identify implicit bias, and the effect of implicit bias on institutions.  The framework for the discussion about systemic institutional bias is the criminal system.  We will encourage open and honest discussion about the topic to promote greater understanding and help effect positive change.  We will be joined by prominent community leaders, Andre Chapman, Executive Director of Unity Care Group, Inc. and Chief of Police Edgardo Garcia (City of San Jose), along with our esteemed attorney colleagues in the criminal justice system, Amir Alem, Esq., Deputy District Attorney (Santa Clara County) and Kipp Davis, Esq, Deputy Public Defender (Santa Clara County).  

    Do you carry unconscious biases? Enhance your experience and spur lively discussion at this important seminar by gaining some personal insight through short online quizzes. Project Implicit by Harvard University is designed to test bias in various topics including race, gender, sexual orientation, and more.  


    This panel discussion is being organized by S. Michael Lee, Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County.


    Access Project Implicit Social Attitudes quizzes here: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/.  

     

     

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Amir Alem, Esq.,
    Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County


    Andre Chapman,
    Executive Director of Unity Care Group, Inc. 


    Hon. Jose S. Franco,
    Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara


    Edgardo Garcia,
    Chief of Police, City of San Jose 


    Miguel Rodriguez,
    Supervision Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara

     
    moderator:


    Kipp Davis,
    Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County

     

     

    Details:
    When:

     

    August 24, 2017
    12:00PM-1:30PM

    Where:

     


    SCCBA Seminar & Conference Center
    31 North Second Street, 4th Floor
    San Jose, California  95113
    United States

    Presenter:

     

    Diversity Committee

    Contact:

     

    SCCBA
    info@sccba.com
    408-287-2557

     
     
    Pricing: [includes lunch]
     In-Person  
    SCCBA Member: $85  
    SCCBA New Admittee:
    (Under 5 years in practice)
    $75  
    Non-Member Event Attendee: $110  
    Honorary: $29  
     Attend Online
    SCCBA Member: $95
    Non-Member Event Attendee: $135
     
    Registration: 11:30am
    Program: 12:00pm - 1:30pm


    MCLE CREDIT:
    1.5 Elimination & Recognition of Bias 

     

     

  • 07/24/2017 5:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Sonoma County Bar Association

    The Bar Journal

    Summer 2017

     

    Celebrating Service Issue

     

     http://www.sonomacountybar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Summer-17-Bar-Journal-web-RS.pdf

     

     

     

  • 07/23/2017 12:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    2017 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer Lecture Series

     

    Where: Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass

    1 Montgomery St., Ste 3000, San Francisco (enter via 120 Kearny St.)

     

    When: 7/25/2017

    Tuesday, Noon- 1:30pm

     

    MCLE Credit: Lecture approved for 1.5 hours MCLE Credit  

     

    Amid turmoil surrounding the confirma-tion of Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Court has tackled such pressing issues as juror bias, special education, and the Fourth Amendment’s extraterritorial application. Join us for a review by a renowned constitutional scholar.

     

    Erwin Chemerinsky, Incoming Dean of Berkeley Law; Founding Dean of UC Irvine School of Law

     

    Please RSVP by July 18 so we can add you to the guest list:

     

    lectures@legalaidatwork.org

  • 07/23/2017 7:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    San Francisco Law Library

    When: July 25, 2917

    Noon - 1:00 pm

     

     

    Presented by:


    Tom Engels, PhD, Principal, Horizon Water & Environment


    Rob Peterson, PhD, CEQA Project Manager, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)


    Jonathan Koltz, Legal Counsel, CPUC


    1 hour free Participatory MCLE Credit


     The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is California’s premier environmental law, and a model for similar laws across the country.  Although it’s revered by many, it’s also often derided as a boondoggle that gives undue leverage to NIMBYs and special interest groups.  Governor Brown, for example, has called attempts to ease its restrictions “the Lord’s work.” CEQA requires consideration of environmental impact on the development of “projects,” and requires the consideration and screening of a wide range of alternatives.  It has been controversially invoked as a drag in a wide range of situations, from creating new bike lanes to building large-scale utility projects.

     

    In this hour-long program, Tom Engels, PhD, a principal at Horizon Water and Environment; Rob Peterson, PhD, a CEQA project manager at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC); and Jonathan Koltz, a lawyer with the CPUC, will provide a brief overview of the CEQA process, discuss why CEQA’s policy goals can be poorly perceived—and why those perceptions might not be entirely accurate—and explain why CEQA remains a vital tool for informing both the government and the public about the projects subject to the law.  They will provide examples from their work at the CPUC, with a focus on how staff have approached the complex process of reviewing, and finding alternatives for, large utility infrastructure projects with price tags that typically exceed $100 million and that affect thousands of Californians.

     

     

    The San Francisco Law Library serves the public and the legal community at its centrally located library near mid-Market and the Civic Center between 7th and 8th Streets, across from the UN Plaza.

     

    1145 Market Street, 4th Floor                                                                        
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Phone: (415) 554-1772
    Fax: (415) 863-4022

    Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am to 6 pm
    Friday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
    Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm

     

  • 07/22/2017 9:01 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Friday, July 21, 2017 

     

    Beginning July 24, 2017, parties in certain non-criminal matters in the Santa Clara Superior Court may arrange, at their own expense, for services of a court reporter.

     

    The policy is necessary at this time because the Court has experienced a critical shortage of court reporters and has faced difficulty ensuring that criminal, juvenile and family cases are able to proceed on time.

     

    Continue reading at: 

     

     http://www.scscourt.org/general_info/rules/pdfs/Policy_re_PrivatelyRetainedCourtReporters.pdf

     

     

    Form:

     

     http://www.scscourt.org/forms_and_filing/forms/CV-5063.pdf

     

     

      

  • 07/22/2017 9:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Scalia Lecture

    Harvard Law School

    November 18, 2015

     

    Professor John Manning interviewed Associate Justice Elena Kagan on the reading of statutes as part of the Antonin Scalia Lecture series at Harvard Law School.

     

     

    https://youtu.be/dpEtszFT0Tg

     

     

     

     

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