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  • 12/30/2018 10:16 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco 

    January 17, 2019: 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    MCLE Credits - 1 H

     

     

    Speakers
    Geoffrey Gan
    Incentax

    Amir Atashi Rang
    Atashi Rang Law Firm PC

    Amanda Ewing-Rice
    Atashi Rang Law Firm PC

    A discussion of a variety of strategies ranging from Prop 13/58 planning to Cost Segregation studies.

    Topics
    • Proposition 13/58: Introduction
    • Proposition 13/58: A Time Sensitive Window to keep county property taxes at bay
    • Proposition 13/58: Entity Planning and Change of Ownership
    • Cost Segregation: Introduction
    • Cost Segregation: A Time Sensitive Opportunity with Estate Planning
    • Cost Segregation: 1031 Exchanges

     

     

    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=G190701/G190701

     

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 10:14 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 16, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    MCLE Credits - 1 H, This is a brown bag luncheon.

     

    Speakers
    John Cumming
    Special Counsel, Office of the Director of Industrial Relations

    Bill Jhaveri-Weeks
    Principal, Jhaveri-Weeks Law

    Katie Briscoe
    Managing Associate, Orrick

     

    Summary
    The Barristers Labor and Employment section will present a panel discussion about the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act. Panelists will discuss the history behind PAGA statutes, how PAGA litigation works, and practical tips for prosecuting and defending PAGA claims. Panel participants include one of the drafters of the 2016 amendments to the PAGA statutes and attorneys who have substantial experience in PAGA litigation.

     

    Topics
    • Tips for prosecuting and defending PAGA claims
    • Practical tips for litigating PAGA actions
    • The role of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency in PAGA lawsuits
    • PAGA case law update 

     

     

     http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=B191430/B191430

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 10:12 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 15, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    MCLE Credits - 1.5 H, in Legal Ethics.
    This is a brown bag luncheon.

     

     

    Speakers
    Joshua A. Bloom
    Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson

    Amy L. Bomse
    Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

    Topics
    • Handling conflicts in complex multi-party environmental cases
    • Representing entities and/or employees in criminal and civil investigations
    • Unique confidentiality issues for environmental attorneys
    • Issues concerning conflict waivers

     

     

     

    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=G192902/G192902

     

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 10:10 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 12, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    MCLE Credits - 1.5 H, in Elimination of Bias.

     

     

    Speakers
    Shay Aaron Gilmore
    NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company

    Kelly Dermody
    Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein

     

    Julius Turman
    Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

     

    Erica Worthington

     

    This program will address current best practices to ensure doorways are open to LGBT lawyers and that promotion and retention goals are embraced. We will discuss how best practices have changed since BASF last conducted a report on LGBT issues in 2007, what the landscape looks like today, and what further efforts need to be made to encourage promotion, retention and advancement of LGBT persons in the legal profession. Panelists will include law firm partners, in-house counsel, and employment law attorneys. Panelist will speak about their personal experiences as it relates to the hiring, promotion and advancement of LGBT attorneys. Panelists will also discuss internal biases within the LGBT legal community and ways to reduce those internal biases.

     

    Topics
    • Recent developments and an update since the 2007 BASF report on LGBT issues
    • How best practices for hiring, retention and advancement of LGBT attorneys have changed
    • What further efforts need to be made to encourage promotion, retention and advancement of LGBT persons in the legal profession

     

     

     http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=R190005/R160065

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 10:08 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 11, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    MCLE Credits - 1 H, in Legal Ethics Credit

     

    Civility Matters
    Winning Inside and Outside the Courtroom While Being Civil

    Join us for an interactive program on what really matters in litigation in trial. Incivility in litigation -- civil or criminal -- rarely benefits anyone. Yet we all see it from time to time -- counsel, client and even judges behaving badly. What to do? Come watch the actual film clips, see the transcript and emails, and listen to experienced litigators, a judge and mediator share practical advice for effectively dealing with incivility in civil and criminal cases.

     

     

    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=G194108/G194108

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 10:06 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 10, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    MCLE Credits - 1 H, in Elimination of Bias.

     

     

     

     The Housing Crisis: An Access Crisis for People with Disabilities

    During this panel, attendees will learn about barriers to accessible housing confronting people with disabilities living in the Bay Area. The housing crisis affects us all, but panelists will discuss its particular impact on tenants and homeowners with disabilities. Attendees will also learn about how disability rights activists worked with Airbnb to improve access to the sharing economy for travelers with disabilities.

    Topics will include:
    • Learn about antidiscrimination laws that apply to tenants and homeowners with disabilities
    • Analysis of disability access challenges prominent in the Bay Area, and efforts to address these access barriers
    • Discussion of access to housing accommodations in the sharing economy for travelers with disabilities

     

     

    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=G191604/G191604

     

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 10:04 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 9, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    MCLE Credits - 1 H, in Estate Planning & Probate Trust Specialization Credit

     

    Speakers
    Michael G. Desmarais
    Law Offices of Michael G. Desmarais

    Patrick A. Kohlmann
    Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP

    John W. Prokey
    Ramsbacher Prokey Leonard LLP

    Learn about the latest developments in case law and legislation that impact your estate planning and administration practice

     

     http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=G190501/G190501

     

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 10:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 8, 2019: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    MCLE Credits - 1 H, Sponsored Reception Immediately Follows.

     

     The Changing Landscape of Class Action Settlement Approval Under FRCP 23

    Speakers
    Honorable Edward M. Chen
    United States District Court for the Northern District of California

    Jocelyn Larkin
    Impact Fund

    Jennie Lee Anderson
    Andrus Anderson LLP

    Michael W. Scarborough
    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

    Moderator
    Lauren C. Capurro
    Trump, Alioto, Trump & Prescott, LLP

    Topics
    • Overview of the recent amendments to Rule 23 including electronic notice to Rule 23(b)(3) classes, the new requirement that courts consider the likelihood of final approval before giving notice, and the additional factors courts must consider in evaluating whether a settlement is "fair, reasonable and adequate"
    • The new requirement that settlement objectors state their objection "with specificity" and objectors' counsel must obtain court approval to receive payment in connection with withdrawing an objection or dismissing an appeal
    • The new rule that there can be no appeals of an order to give notice under Rule 23(e)(1)
    • Overview of the Northern District of California's recently amended Procedural Guidance for Class Action Settlements, published on November 1, 2018.

     

     

    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=G191301/G191301

     

     

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 10:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 8, 2019: 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
    MCLE Credits - 1 H

      

     Topics
    - Must every Grinius refi breed the bizarre “Branco Bump”?
    - How were our Supreme Court’s IRMO Moore pro tanto fractions informed by the fractions the Court had adopted only 82 days earlier in IRMO Lucas?
    - When representing the Separatizer, can you cite authority supporting your contention that the property’s date-of-marriage value, not its lower purchase price, should comprise the pro tanto denominators?-
    - When representing the Non-Separatizer, can you cite authority supporting your contention that the pro tanto fractions should ignore the unpaid mortgage balance

     

     

     http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=G190902/G190902

     

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 9:58 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 8, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    MCLE Credits - 1 H, in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

     

     

    Annual Review of the Probate and Trust Appellate Decisions

     

    Speaker
    Andrew Zabronsky
    Shareholder, Evans, Latham & Campisi

     

    Topics
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    Disinherited beneficiary may not file a contest under Section 17200 (Barefoot vs. Jennings – (2018) 27 CA5th 1)
    - Further inroads into the trustee’s attorney-client privilege (Morgan v Superior Court (2018) 23 Cal.App.5th 1026)
    -When does a trustee abuse her discretion in making distributions? (Scott v McDonald (2018) 26 Cal.App.5th 463)
    - Beneficiary’s entitlement to trust records under attack? (Powell v Tagami (2018) 26 Cal.App.5th 219)

     

     

     http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=G190502/G190502

     

     

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