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  • 11/10/2019 6:02 AM | Deleted user

    Alameda County Bar Association

    11/20/2019 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM


    With the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 now signed, California has become just the second state in the nation to pass statewide rent control and just cause for eviction protections. While rent control and eviction protections are nothing new for landlords in large cities, much of the state has never faced anything like it. Even the cities that have had existing local ordinances in place will be impacted by the new law. Join us for this 90-minute CLE offered by Steve Edrington, CCIM, CPM of Edrington and Associates who will cover the ins and outs of the new law, who it covers, and how to comply. Q&A to follow with a panel of landlord-tenant attorneys.  



    https://acba.intouchondemand.com/eventreg/eventreg?eventid=13561&mobileapp=0



  • 11/10/2019 6:00 AM | Deleted user

    Alameda County Bar Association

    11/19/2019 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


    As an attorney, you are responsible for client trust accounting. By holding money in trust, an attorney takes on personal fiduciary responsibility for accounting for those funds. During this presentation, we will cover the importance of client trust accounting, how to open a trust account, depositing money and paying money out of the account, and record keeping and reconciliation.



    https://acba.intouchondemand.com/eventreg/eventreg?eventid=13319&mobileapp=0



  • 11/09/2019 6:00 AM | Deleted user

    Alameda County Bar Association

    11/15/2019

    11:30 AM - 04:30 PM


    ACBA Bankruptcy Symposium

    Sponsored by the ACBA Bankruptcy Section


    The annual ACBA East Bay Bankruptcy Symposium is a half-day program designed for bankruptcy practitioners to keep up to date with the latest developments in the field.


    https://acba.intouchondemand.com/eventreg/eventreg?eventid=13528&mobileapp=0




  • 11/06/2019 5:21 AM | Deleted user

    Bar Association San Francisco

    November 12, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


    This panel discusses the shifting legal issues and landscape surrounding AirBnB and other short-term rental hosting platforms.

    Topics
    • Current short-term rental laws in San Francisco and around;
    • City enforcement of those laws / how other municipalities are dealing with these developing issues;
    • How are short term rentals and AirBnB impacting the housing stock for owners, would-be purchasers and tenants;
    • How AirBnB Hosts and Landlords can protect themselves and their assets



    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=B191478/B191478



  • 11/06/2019 5:19 AM | Deleted user

    Bar Association San Francisco

    November 11, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


    Clients continue to be focused on ways to minimize or eliminate California income tax • both personally and for irrevocable trusts. Through the use of case studies, we will review a number of recurring scenarios.


    Topics
    • Domicile and how to respond to the client who asks: “Can I move out of CA?”
    • Structuring non-grantor irrevocable trusts to defer or eliminate CA tax
    • Modifying existing out-of-state irrevocable trusts
    • CRTs as a state income tax minimization technique
    • ING trusts
    • The importance of timing


    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=R190088/G190509


  • 11/06/2019 5:17 AM | Deleted user
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    Beginning DissoMaster

    Thursday, November 14

    3:00 to 4:15


    1.25 hours of participatory MCLE credit


    $35 advance registration, $45 day of event


    Speaker: Art Grater


    DissoMaster Child and Spousal Support Calculation Software

    • Converts gross income to guideline net income
    • Calculates guideline child and spousal support
    • Displays alternate settlements meeting user-specified goals
    • DissoMaster Suite includes Executioner and Propertizer
    • Executioner calculates arrearages
    • Propertizer splits community property

    DissoMaster is available at the public computers in the Alameda County Law Library.

    To prepare for the beginning class, you might review the tutorials at http://dissocase.com/tutorials.html#


    About the speaker: Art Grater co-created DissoMaster and consults on case-related matters.


    Online registration HERE


    Download a program flyer 2019_11_14_1Dissomaster_flyer.pdf


    The Alameda County Law Library is a multiple activity provider approved by the State Bar of California.



  • 11/06/2019 5:15 AM | Deleted user
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    Cannabis Law: Present & Future

    Thursday, November 14

    Noon to 1:00


    1 hour of participatory MCLE credit


    $35 advance registration, $45 day of event


    Speaker: Matt Kumin

    • Learn the new cannabis laws in California.
    • Find out where the clients are and how to get to them.
    • Hear about cutting edge litigation, in state and federal courts, related to cannabis and hemp. 
    • Get updates on federal legalization efforts.
    • Find out about new social equity programs emerging statewide and in certain cities.

    About the Speaker: Matt Kumin began his career working primarily as a civil rights attorney representing plaintiffs in police misconduct and employment cases.  As cannabis issues and specifically, cannabis business operations emerged after 1996 in San Francisco, birthplace of the first community-based cannabis operations, Matt, also maintaining a small business practice, began to advise these "clubs."  In the intervening 23 years, Matt tackled as many legal issues as he could, protecting medical cannabis patients and the "industry", despite little or no precedent to guide his counseling and without the support of the organized Bar.  Finding some allies to help, he was the architect of the first US Tax Court case addressing federal taxation of medical cannabis (CHAMP v. Com'r of the IRS), successfully obtained injunctions against the City of Los Angeles and Sonoma County, and guided hundreds of businesses through the minefields of Prohibition-powered legal ambiguity.  Minesweeping operations also necessarily brought Matt deeper into political advocacy and to that end, Matt co-founded a PAC to educate policy and lawmakers and to organize Legalization initiatives.  Establishing the first multi-state law practice devoted to cannabis in 2009 (opening offices in Denver and Los Angeles), Matt has continued to work nationally and internationally to both serve the expanding industry and to end cannabis Prohibition. 


    Online registration HERE


    Download a flyer 2019_1114_Cannabis_Flyer.pdf


    The Alameda County Law Library is a multiple activity provider approved by the State Bar of California.


  • 11/03/2019 11:53 PM | Deleted user

    ***Clerk’s Notice—November 1, 2019***



    Court will open to the public on Monday, November 4, 2019 and will resume regular public service hours.    


  • 11/01/2019 9:00 AM | Deleted user

    California Courts Newsroom

    November 1, 2019



    Contact:Judicial Council Public Affairs 

    415-865-7740


    [Updated as of Friday, Nov. 1]


    Amador County

    -As of 10:00 this morning, the Amador Superior Courthouse has full power and functionality. Court Operations will proceed as usual.
    -According to the PG&E Address Lookup tool website, the court is not expected to be in the next round of power-outages.


    Calaveras County

    -The San Andreas Courthouse is now open and fully operational.


    El Dorado County 
    -PG&E provided notification of potential power outage events scheduled to begin Saturday, October 26 to last through Friday, November 1. During these dates, the ONLY location changes are as follows:

    -The Placerville Main Street Branch located at 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 will be closed to the public from Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019.

    • Department 1 and 2: Matters calendared Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 will be heard in Department 9 at the Cameron Park Branch located at 3321 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682.

    • Department 5: Matters calendared Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 will be heard in the Hearing Room on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667.

    • Self-Help Center: From Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 services will be provided at the Front Counter on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667.
    NOTE: The above changes will remain in place even if the potential power outage is canceled or the power restoration occurs prior to Friday, November 1, 2019. The Court’s intent is to reduce confusion for the public, parties and partners. 


    Humboldt County

    (Update Thursday, Oct 31)

    -Normal court services are expected to be available through the end of business on 10/29.  In the case of a power outage, the court will offer limited services.

    Read press release for complete details


    Lake County

    -Power has been restored and normal court services have resumed.


    Marin County 

    -Power has been restored and normal court services have resumed.


    Mendocino County

    -Emergency Court Closure Due to Power Outage
    -The Court was closed from October 28, 2019 through October 30, 2019 due to a Public Safety Power Shutoff. Any cases calendared on those days will be rescheduled. Any last-day filings that occurred on those days will be accepted without penalty. Please see the authority from the Chief Justice and order from Presiding Judge Ann Moorman, declaring the court closure days as judicial holidays in Mendocino County.

    Emergency Court Order

    Implementation of Emergency Relief


    Nevada County

    -Nevada City Courthouse is open and operational. 

    -All Jurors summonded for Jury Duty October 29th or October 30th have been rescheduled to Thursday October 31st, see detailed reporting instructions below.

    REVISED JUROR REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR  10/29/19 - 10/30/19
    - Jurors in groups 100, 101, and 300 originally summoned to appear on Tuesday, October 29 have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 8:30a.m.

     - Jurors in group “0” originally summoned to appear on Tuesday, October 29 have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 1:00p.m.

     - Jurors in group 100 originally summoned to appear on Wednesday, October 30  have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 8:30a.m.


    Solano County

    VALLEJO COURTHOUSE RE-OPENS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019

    -Power has been restored to the Vallejo Courthouse and that location has been removed from the PG&E PSPS map. No outages are planned or expected for that location.

    -Court operations for Departments 2, 15 and 21 and the Criminal/Traffic Clerk’s Office will resume normal operations starting Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Vallejo Courthouse.

    -Department 7 will continue with jury selection for an on-going trial at the Fairfield Courthouse on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.


    Sonoma County

    Court Closure Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019.

    -All locations of the Sonoma County Superior Court (the Court), with the exception of the Juvenile Justice Center will be closed for regular business tomorrow, Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019.

    -All matters regularly heard at the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) have resumed effective October 30, 2019.

    -All jurors are excused from reporting on Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday,November 1, 2019.  All jurors should check the Court’s website on Friday November 1, 2019 or call 707-521–6640 after 5:00 p.m. for their Monday 4, 2019 reporting status.

    -All hearings scheduled for  Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019 will be rescheduled for a later date.  The court will begin to mail notice of rescheduled hearings on Friday, November 1, 2019.

    -During this closure, the Court is making arrangements to have all emergency ex parte applications and emergency requests for temporary restraining orders heard, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Petaluma Courthouse located at 11 English Street in Petaluma.  The Petaluma Clerk’s Office will be staffed from 10:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.for these matters only. Please check this page for updates on where emergency matters will be heard. 

    -All in-custody arraignments will go forward on Friday, November 1, 2019 in Department 9, at 1:30 PM.

    -Court will open to the public on Monday, November 4, 2019 and will resume regular public service hours.    

    All impaneled jurors will be called with instructions regarding when to appear. 

    -Those subpoenaed to appear on Monday shall comply with the subpoena.

    -Those summoned for jury service for the week of November 4, 2019 shall contact jury services at 707-521–6640.

    Court users are advised to check this page regularly as plans could change.

    -To contact the Court in the event of an emergency, call the Court info line at 707-521-6500. Information pertaining to Court operations will be continuously updated and provided via the Court website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Signage will be also be posted at all court locations. 





  • 10/31/2019 7:00 AM | Deleted user

    California Courts Newsroom

    October 31, 2019


    Contact: 

    Judicial Council Public Affairs 

    415-865-7740


    [Updated as of Wednesday, Oct. 30]


    Amador County

    -As of 10:00 this morning, the Amador Superior Courthouse has full power and functionality. Court Operations will proceed as usual.

    -According to the PG&E Address Lookup tool website, the court is not expected to be in the next round of power-outages.


    Calaveras County

    -No update available


    El Dorado County 
    -(Update Wednesday, Oct 30)

    -PG&E provided notification of potential power outage events scheduled to begin Saturday, October 26 to last through Friday, November 1. During these dates, the ONLY location changes are as follows:

    -The Placerville Main Street Branch located at 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 will be closed to the public from Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019.

    • Department 1 and 2: Matters calendared Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 will be heard in Department 9 at the Cameron Park Branch located at 3321 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682.

    • Department 5: Matters calendared Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 will be heard in the Hearing Room on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667.

    • Self-Help Center: From Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 services will be provided at the Front Counter on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667.

    NOTE: The above changes will remain in place even if the potential power outage is canceled or the power restoration occurs prior to Friday, November 1, 2019. The Court’s intent is to reduce confusion for the public, parties and partners. 


    Humboldt County

    -(Update Wednesday, Oct 30)

    -Normal court services are expected to be available through the end of business on 10/29.  In the case of a power outage, the court will offer limited services.

    -Read press release for complete details


    Lake County

    -Clearlake Courthouse will be closed until power is restored to the building.

    Lakeport Court offices will be open and courtroom calendars will be held as scheduled.

    -View the Power Outage Notice for the full details.


    Marin County 

    -Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

    Power has been restored and normal court services have resumed.


    Mendocino County

    -Power has been restored.

    -Both Ukiah and Fort Bragg courthouses will be open tomorrow, Thursday, October 31. If you have a court date, it will be rescheduled. Filing deadlines will be extended if impacted. 

    -¡Buenas noticias! Mañana, jueves 31 de octubre, se reabrirán las cortes de Ukiah y Fort Bragg. Sabemos que tienen muchas preguntas e intentaremos proporcionar respuestas lo antes posible. Manténgase informados y visítennos en esta página mañana. Gracias de nuevo por su paciencia durante estos días.


    Napa County

    -No facility closures or service impacts this week.


    Nevada County

    -The Nevada City Courthouse will be closed on Wednesday, October 30.  All Jurors summoned for Jury Duty this upcoming week, please see the revised reporting instructions below.

    -REVISED JUROR REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR  10/29/19 - 10/30/19

    - Jurors in groups 100, 101, and 300 originally summoned to appear on Tuesday, October 29 have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 8:30 a.m.

     - Jurors in group “0” originally summoned to appear on Tuesday, October 29 have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m.

     - Jurors in group 100 originally summoned to appear on Wednesday, October 30  have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 8:30 a.m.


    Solano County

    -As of 2 PM October 29:


    VALLEJO COURTHOUSE RE-OPENS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019

    -Power has been restored to the Vallejo Courthouse and that location has been removed from the PG&E PSPS map. No outages are planned or expected for that location.

    -Court operations for Departments 2, 15 and 21 and the Criminal/Traffic Clerk’s Office will resume normal operations starting Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Vallejo Courthouse.

    -Department 7 will continue with jury selection for an on-going trial at the Fairfield Courthouse on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.


    Sonoma County


    Court Closure Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019.


    -All locations of the Sonoma County Superior Court (the Court), with the exception of the Juvenile Justice Center will be closed for regular business tomorrow, Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019.

    -All matters regularly heard at the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) have resumed effective October 30, 2019.

    -All jurors are excused from reporting on Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019.  All jurors should check the Court’s website on Friday November 1, 2019 or call 707-521–6640 after 5:00 p.m. for their Monday 4, 2019 reporting status.

    -All hearings scheduled for  Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019 will be rescheduled for a later date.  The court will begin to mail notice of rescheduled hearings on Friday, November 1, 2019.


    During this closure, the Court is making arrangements to have all emergency ex parte applications and emergency requests for temporary restraining orders heard, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Petaluma Courthouse located at 11 English Street in Petaluma.  The Petaluma Clerk’s Office will be staffed from 10:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.for these matters only. Please check this page for updates on where emergency matters will be heard. 

    -All in custody arraignments will go forward on Friday, November 1, 2019 in Department 9, at 1:30 PM.

    -Court will open to the public on Monday, November 4, 2019 and will resume regular public service hours.    


    All impaneled jurors will be called with instructions regarding when to appear. 

    Those subpoenaed to appear on Monday shall comply with the subpoena.

    Those summoned for jury service for the week of November 4, 2019 shall contact jury services at 707-521–6640.

    Court users are advised to check this page regularly as plans could change.

    To contact the Court in the event of an emergency, call the Court info line at 707-521-6500. Information pertaining to Court operations will be continuously updated and provided via the Court website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    Signage will be also be posted at all court locations. 

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