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  • 12/30/2018 9:56 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 8, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    MCLE Credits - 1 H, Lunch will be provided.

     

    Speaker
    Honorable Charles Novack
    United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California

    Topics
    • Agenda and goals of the incoming Chief Judge
    • Status of court filings in the Northern District
    • Recent and anticipated changes to the consumer and Chapter 11 practice
    • Efforts to standardize practice with other districts (particularly the Eastern District)
    • Current expectations about cost-cutting pressures; consolidation of staff, courthouses, or divisions; and adding new judges

     

     

     http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=G191901/G191901

     

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 9:54 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 4, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:05 pm 

     

    Topic
    With #metoo, Time's Up, and record numbers of first-time female candidates running for office, 2018 has been hailed as the "Year of the Woman." But what about women in the courtroom? Our panel this year will discuss the role of gender in jury trials and the courtroom, addressing successes, persistent struggles, and how it all shakes out in the jury room and with the Court. After the panel presentation, members of the bench and the bar engage in small table discussions.

     

     

     http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=R190003/R180099

     

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 9:52 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 3, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

     

     

    This in-depth presentation explores the hidden conversation of body language. Learn how to read between the spoken words to gain an understanding of hidden communication. Discover the difference between what someone says and how they might really feel. Explore how this hidden communication can have dramatic and predictable outcomes.

     

    This video-based session explores:
    • Darwin and the evolution of lie-spotting
    • How to look and listen for potential tells of deceptive behavior
    • How to read body language, what it says, and how it can predict future behavior.

     

     

    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=R190002/G171621

     

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 9:50 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    January 2, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

     

     

    Topics
    • How California is leading the charge to restrict suffering of puppies for sale
    • The national battle over farm animal welfare - cage free vs. cruelty free
    • What will happen to America's horses - food for foreigners, or protection at home?
    • Pet custody and companion animal bite litigation

     

     

    https://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=R190001/G184103

     

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 9:48 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Lawyers Association

    January 30, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific) 

     

    Description:

     On September 14, 2018, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 909, the Uniform Trust Decanting Act (the “Decanting Act”). The Decanting Act is effective January 1, 2019, and located at Probate Code section 19501 et seq.  

    The Decanting Act is an important development in California probate law.  Planners and litigators alike should become familiar with the new law because our clients will have more planning options, and a new body of litigation will develop in the coming years.

    This presentation will provide a general overview of the new law.  The presentation will include an explanation of the history of California decanting, how to decant under the new legislation, what trusts can be decanted, decanting under “expanded distributive discretion,” decanting under “limited distributive discretion,” decanting limitations, and the procedural and potential litigation aspects of the new law.

     

     

     https://cla.inreachce.com/Details/Information/e62a3872-d822-4730-9580-b11aead3fdcf

     

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 9:46 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Lawyers Association

    January 29, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific)

     

     

    Description:

     This presentation discusses the comprehensive set of new Rules of Professional Conduct that were approved by the California Supreme Court on May 10, 2018.  These 69 new Rules, which went into effect on November 1, 2018, replaced the 46 Rules of Professional Conduct that previously governed the conduct of attorneys in California.  This presentation focuses on those Rules that implement controversial or important changes to the current Rules or impose new obligations in California.  All attorneys in the State should be aware of these changes.

     

     

     https://cla.inreachce.com/Details/Information/8b96de6d-3bab-40c0-bac7-110cf4412e8a

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 9:44 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Lawyers Association

    January 29, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific)

     

    Description:

     Until fairly recently, no-poach and non-solicitation agreements among employers did not receive significant antitrust scrutiny.  All of that changed when the DOJ alleged that several Silicon Valley companies violated the antitrust laws by using no-poach agreements, and with the issuance of the DOJ and FTC’s 2016 Guidelines emphasizing that no-poach agreements may be pursued as criminal offenses.  Since then, several civil cases have been filed in in the context of franchise agreements that contain limitations on hiring employees from other franchises.  This panel discussion will explore how the antitrust laws apply in the HR context, the types of agreements that pose the greatest risk, and how plaintiffs and defendants are litigating these cases.



    • Overview of how antitrust laws apply in the HR context  
    • Degrees of risk in different kinds of no-poach agreements
    • Areas in which plaintiffs are bringing no-poach cases
    • Issues and strategies in litigating no-poach cases 
    • Issues related to compensation benchmarking and survey

     

     

     https://cla.inreachce.com/Details/Information/14967540-5ac0-4c8e-9f64-1b7510770d62

  • 12/30/2018 9:42 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Lawyers Association

    January 24, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific)

     

     

    Description:

     The Music Modernization Act is among the most substantial changes to copyright law of the last decade. For those in the music world, it will be especially crucial to know its ins and outs. With changes to licensing for digital downloads and streaming, CLASSICS Act protections, and a number of other changes, the Music Modernization Act will have a substantial impact on how you work with your clients. We're fortunate enough to have Professor Ochoa, an internationally recognized expert on copyright law, to walk us through this new legislation. This is the perfect chance to put all your questions about this new law to bed and make sure you're giving your clients the best advice possible.

     

     

    https://cla.inreachce.com/Details/Information/824c687a-cf49-4d75-8c58-75d641f96aef

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 5:46 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Lawyers Association

    January 24, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific)

     

    Description: 

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is having a significant impact on owners of small businesses, including many solo practitioner attorneys and law firms.  This webinar will highlight the new IRC Section 199A (20% Deduction) and its effect on small businesses, as well as its impact on post-2018 alimony payments and support orders.
    Key issues to be discussed:

    • Types of business entities that may qualify for the 199A Deduction
    • Illustrations of how the 199A Deduction is calculated
    • Planning considerations for a Specified Service Trade or Business (e.g., attorneys and law firms)
    • Examples of strategies business owners may use for maximizing the 199A Deduction
    • Understanding TCJA’s effect on C Corporations
    • Impact of the 199A Deduction on post-2018 alimony payments and support orders

     

     

    https://cla.inreachce.com/Details/Information/05898d63-2726-4e74-b2e0-7f41d373c5c5

     

     

     

     

  • 12/30/2018 5:44 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Lawyers Association

    January 24, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific)

     

     

    Description:

     Prop 65 is a consumer right-to-know statute designed to inform consumers in California regarding possible chemical exposure in products they may choose to buy.  Under new regulations, Prop 65 safe harbor warnings state that a particular product “can expose” consumers to one or more chemicals known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive toxicity. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the regulatory agency in charge of publishing and updating the list of chemicals, is also in charge of proposing and adopting regulations related to the Prop 65 statutory scheme found at California Health & Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq. 
    The new amendments to the Prop 65 warning regulations adopted by OEHHA have led to a multitude of questions and issues with respect to compliance measures and allocation of responsibility along the chain-of-commerce for products that are sold, shipped or distributed into California.  The new regulations, which amend the rules for providing clear and reasonable warnings, also establish a shift in liability for providing warnings which has resulted in a rash of correspondence both upstream and downstream to ensure other companies in the stream-of-commerce either are in compliance or will indemnify and defend another company if they are not. The flurry of industry distribution certifications has led to OEHHA proposing additional revisions to the regulations just focused on Prop 65 Safe Harbor warning responsibility in the chain of commerce.  The new regulatory changes also dovetail with certain recent Court rulings that give rise to possible preemption or First Amendment challenges to the Prop 65 warning requirements.  
    The discussion will focus on key issues raised by the new regulations as well as how they may be impacted by recent Court rulings, and ongoing litigation.

     

     

     https://cla.inreachce.com/Details/Information/7f325c9f-631d-45e2-ad2f-1693db2292f0

     

     

     

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