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2022 Basic Trial Skills Series

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#6 Mediation: What, Why, When and How?

Speakers:
Tom Crosby – Crosby ADR
Adam Carlson – Casper Meadows Schwartz and Cook
Lauren Tate – Tate & Associates

1.5 Hours General MCLE Credit, 5/10/22

Watch webinar | Download materials

#5 Elle Woods says “I object” Direct and Cross Examination

Speakers:
Honorable Steve Austin(Ret.) – Contra Costa County Superior Court
Scott Lantry – Whiting, Ross, Abel & Campbell
Teresa Li – Law Offices of Teresa Li
Eva Silva – Carpenter & Zuckerman

1.5 hours General MCLE credit, 4/19/22

Watch webinar 

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Cal Evidence Code re Cross Examination

Cal Evidence Code re Direct Examination

ABA Article How Courts Work

ABA Article Evidence Rules

10 tips for Direct and Cross

#4 Addressing the Jury in Jury Selection and Opening/Closing

Speakers:
Nick Casper
Patrice Truman
Adam Wilks

1.5 Hours General MCLE credit, 3/8/22

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#3 What do You Want and How do You Get it – Framing Issues and Drafting Pleadings

Speakers:
Brittany Hendrix-Smith – Law Office of Brittany Hendrix- Smith
Mark J. Hilliard – Brothers Smith LLP
Andrew Verriere – Hartog Baer Zabronsky Verriere

1.5 Hours General MCLE credit, 2/8/22

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#2 Discovery & Depositions – The Meat and Potatoes of Trial Preparation

Speakers:
Dean Christopherson,  Dawe & Christopherson
Ashley Ayad,  Chan + Punzalan
Andrew C. Oberst,  Brothers Smith
Moderator: Jaime Herren, Holland & Knight

1 hour General MCLE credit, 1/11/22
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Developing a Theory of Your Case

Speaker: Anthony Matricciani

1 hour General MCLE credit, 11/19/21

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2021 Business Law 101 Series

Business Law 101 Series
#5 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & CYBERLAW

Speakers:
Natasha S. Chee, Esq. – Law Offices of Natasha S. Chee
Joseph Snyder – Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton
Marta Vanegas – Vanegas Law Group

1 hour General MCLE credit, 5/10/22

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Business Law 101 Series
#4 Operational Liabilities & Insurance

Speakers:
Diane L. Camacho – CLM, DLC Consulting Services, LLC
Laurie Dennen – Law Office of Laurie A. Dennen
Chantal Rees – Rees & Rees Insurance Services Inc.
Brittany Toth – Vanegas Law Group
Marta Vanegas – Vanegas Law Group

1 hour General MCLE credit, 4/12/22

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Business Law Series
#3 Leases and Contracts

Speakers: Lubna Jahangiri | Marta Vanegas | Myra Mitzman | Brittany Toth
1 Hour General MCLE Credit, 3/8/22

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Business Law 101 Series:
#2  EQUITY FINANCING

Speakers:
Susan Morgan – Morgan Legal Services | Brittany Toth – Vanegas Law Group | Marta Vanegas – Vanegas Law Group

1 hour General MCLE credit / 10/5/21

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Business Law 101 Series:
#1  FORMATION OF A BUSINESS

Speakers: Laurie Dennen – Law Office of Laurie A. Dennen | Susan Morgan – Morgan Legal Services | David Pearson – Brothers Smith | Brittany Toth – Vanegas Law Group | Marta Vanegas – Vanegas Law Group

1 hour General MCLE credit / 9/28/21

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The 28th Annual Estate Planning Symposium

Court Appointed Neutrals and Experts – The Benefits and Risks

Speakers:  Andrew Verriere – Hartog, Baer & Hand | Ryan Szczepanik – Hartog, Baeer & Hand

1.5 hours Estate Planning & Probate Specialization and General MCLE credit, 9/28/21

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Property Tax Planning from 13 to 19: Navigating Clients Through a Shifting Landscape

Speakers: Doug Bohne – Bohne Law Group | Kevin Holt – Bohne Law Group

1.5 hours Estate Planning & Probate Specialization and General MCLE credit, 9/30/21

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27th Annual Estate Planning Symposium

Speakers:

David Salvin-Law Office of David J. Salvin

Moderator:  Matthew Toth-Pedder, Hesseltine, Walker & Toth, LLP

Stephen Seto- Seto Wood & Schweickert, LLP

Greg Herrington- California State Underwriter, Fidelity National Title Group

Moderator: Matthew Hart-Law Offices of Matthew Hart

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2021 Attorneys Behaving with Civility, Professionalism and Competence Series

Sponsored by ADR Services, Inc.

 

#2 Ethics Now and in the Future

Speaker: Carol Langford

1 hour Legal Ethics MCLE credit, 6/8/21

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#3 Identifying & Managing Disruptive Counsel and Clients: Tips for Recognizing Behaviors Impacting the Competence of Advocates in Court and ADR Efforts

Speakers:
Hon. Paul Beeman, Ret. | Bette Epstein | Audrey Gee | Mark LeHocky

1 hour Competence Issues and 0.5 hours General MCLE credit, 7/28/21

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Attorneys Working Timely, Securely, and with Tech Savvy

Clio

Sponsored by Clio

#1 Cybersecurity: All About Safety, Ethical Obligations and Insurance

(An updated version of this presentation was featured at the 2021 MCLE Spectacular)

Speakers: Joshua BevitzRobert Gillette | Chantal Rees

1 hour Legal Ethics MCLE credit. 11/19/21

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#3 Cellphone Forensics: Applications in Discovery and Investigations

Speaker: Tom Plunkett, ArcherHall
1 hour of General MCLE credit, 8/26/21

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2021 Elder Law Training Series

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Contact Francesca Vogel at (925) 989-6877

The 2021 Elder Law Training Series is sponsored by Home Care Assistance of Alamo California.

 

#1 Intake

Speakers:

Jane Moore – Senior Advocate and Navigator
Jill Judson – CSC Fiduciaries, Inc.

0.5 hours Elimination of Bias and 1 hour General MCLE credit, 1/29/21

Watch Webinar
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Download Materials – Moore

#2 Capacity and Competency

Speaker: Dr. Eric Freitag, Mt. Diablo Memory Care

.50 hours Elimination of Bias and .50 hours General MCLE credit,  2/3/21

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#3 Guardian Ad Litem, Conservatorships, POAs, Private Fiduciaries

Speakers:
Craig Judson – Bold, Polisner, Maddow, Nelson & Judson
Kathryn Korn – Korn Law Group
Terence Murphy – Attorney / Mediator

1.5 hours General MCLE credit, 2/10/21

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#4 Benefits and Resources

Speakers:
Brian O’Toole – Brian O’Toole Law Office
Kathryn Schofield – Schofield Law Group

1 hour General MCLE credit, 2/17/21

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#5 Elder Abuse: Physical and Financial

Speakers:
Konstantine Demiris – Demiris Law Firm
Carolyn Cain – Cain, Cain & Housman
Jill Henderson –Deputy District Attorney Contra Costa County

1.0 hour General and .50 hours Legal Ethics MCLE Credit, 2/24/21

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#6 Substantive “Other” Law

Speaker:
Emily Milstein – Senior Legal Services

1 hour General MCLE Credit, 3/3/21

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#7 How to Prepare your Case for Trial/Mediation: CCCBA Elder Law Training Series

Speakers:
Judge Susanne Fenstermacher
Judge Virginia George
Tom Cain

1.5 hours General MCLE credit, 3/10/21

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COVID-19 self-study

Preventing Pandemic Pandemonium: Returning to the Workplace in the Age of COVID-19

Speakers

Maggie Grover-Grover Workplace Solutions

Anjuli M. Cargain-Associate, Duane Morris

1.5 hours General MCLE credit, 8/27/2020

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Real Estate Contracts in the Time of COVID: Insights and Best Practices for Contract Drafting and Enforcement

Speakers:
Corin M. Korenaga – Cox, Castle & Nicholson
Alicia N. Vaz – Cox, Castle & Nicholson

1 hour General MCLE credit, 5/21/21

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Real Estate in the Time of COVID: Best Practices for Preparing and Implementing Family Law Court Orders Affecting Real Estate

Speaker: Harold Deblander

1 hour General MCLE credit – 3/26/21

Watch the webinar
Download the Agency Relationship Disclosure 
Download the materials

Overview of California’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act

Speakers:
Olivia Dopler – Associate, Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, PC
Anna Liu – Partner, Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, PC

1 hour General MCLE credit, 2/19/21

Watch webinar

Download SB-91 text
Download presentation

Video: COVID-19 and Employment Law Issues

Presented by Beth Mora and James Wu

1 hour General MCLE credit, 4/16/2020

Watch webinar | Download the slides here.

 


Self-study articles

Ever Changing Fire Hardening Law Affect California Property Owners, Keep Buyers at Bay and Open Up to Potential Lawsuits

By Celine Mui Simon

For Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, November 2021

1 hour General MCLE credit

Read the article | Download the test

The Substance of Getting Well Soon

by Oliver Greenwood

for Contra Costa Lawyer magazine, May 2021

1 hour Competence Issues MCLE credit

Read the article
Take the test

When Disaster Strikes: Practicing Law in a World of Climate Change, Covid and Cyber Attacks

by Carol Langford

for Contra Costa Lawyer, December 2020

1 hour Legal Ethics MCLE credit, 12/1/2020

Read article | Take test

Diversity Considerations in the Appointment of Counsel for Conservatees: Unintentional Implicit Bias

By Patanisha E. Davis, Esq for Contra Costa Lawyer July 2020

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 7/1/2020

View article | Take test

 

IOLTA RULES: Got My Money on My Mind and My Mind on My Money

by Mary Grace Guzman, for Contra Costa Lawyer May 2020

1 hour General MCLE credit, 5/1/2020

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Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act Begins July 1, 2020. Are You Ready?

by Ashley Shively

1 hour General MCLE credit, 4/1/2020

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Employment Arbitration Agreements

by Aaron Langberg

1 hour General MCLE credit,  3/1/2020

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Competence: Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession; Bad and Getting Worse

by David Mann, J.D., The Other Bar

1 hour Competence Issues MCLE credit, 11/22/19

View article

The Ethics of Cloud Computing Require Attorneys to Learn or Hire, or Both

by Matthew Cody

1 hour General MCLE credit, 7/1/19

View article

Strict New Mediation Rule Now Effective

by Robert B. Jacobs

1 hour General MCLE credit, 2/1/19

View article

Know Your New Rules

by Natasha S. Chee and Jeffrey T. Thayer

1 hour Legal Ethics MCLE credit, 11/16/18

View article

The Right of Local Initiative in California

by Jay Chafetz

1 hour General MCLE credit , 7/1/18

View article

You’re the Attorney. You’re Responsible: Recognizing Potential Issues Related to Paralegal Utilization In California

by Manuel Jimenez

1 hr. Legal Ethics MCLE credit,  Revised 12/20

View article

Caution! Immigration Ethics Under the Trump Administration

by Cynthia Tyler

1 hour Legal Ethics MCLE credit, 11/2017

Read article and test


Self-study videos - Miscellaneous

Legal Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking

Speakers:
Emily Dahm- Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm
Dana Filkowski – Contra Costa DA / Human Trafficking Task Force

Part 1:  1.5 hours Criminal Specialization MCLE credit, 4/29/22

Part 2: 1.5 hours Criminal Specialization MCLE credit, 5/6/22

Watch webinar part 1 | Watch webinar part 2 | Download slides | Download materials

What a Relief: From Detention to Conviction and Beyond

Speaker: Alan Kagawa – Associate Attorney, Tully & Weiss
1 hour Criminal Specialization MCLE credit, 3/23/22

Watch webinar | Download  agenda | Download slides

Aging and Disability: An Overview of State Programs and Services

Speakers:
Ana Acton – Deputy Director for the Independent Living and Community Access Division at the California Department
Mark Beckley – California – Chief Deputy Director for the Department of Aging

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 3/22/2022

Watch webinar | Download materials

1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

Speakers: Teresa Fluegel  | Mary Cunningham

1 hour General MCLE credit, 3/18/22

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Dealing with the IRS: Audits and Large Tax Liabilities

Speaker: John D. Faucher – Faucher Law, Certified Specialist in Taxation Law,

1 hour General MCLE credit, 3/16/22

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Effective Negotiation and Mediation Techniques and Strategies: Views from both the Attorney-Negotiator and the Mediator

Speakers: 
Philip M. Andersen – Philip M. Andersen Mediation
Lauren Tate – Tate & Associates

1 hour General MCLE credit, 3/1/21

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Top Ten Tips for Reviewing a Commercial Lease

Speaker – Jo Ann Woodsum – Woodsum Law Offices
1 Hour General MCLE Credit, 2/18/22

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Ethical Conundrum and Pitfalls for the Unwary: Ethics & Intellectual Property

1 Hour Legal Ethics MCLE Credit, 2/17/22
Speaker: Rich Christiansen – Kilpatrick Townsend

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The Role of Apologies in Negotiations: What Practitioners Should Know

Speakers:
Esther Kim – Turner, Huguet, Adams & Farr
Jonathan Lee – Assistant U.S. Attorney in USDC Northern District and Lecturer – Berkeley Law

1 hour General MCLE credit, 2/15/22
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New Criminal Laws for 2022 with Garrick Byers

1 hour Criminal Law Specialization MCLE credit, 1/27/22

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Landlord/Tenant Issues: A Current Overview, Tips & Challenges

Speakers:  Judge Jennifer Lee | Commissioner Palvir Shoker

1 hour General MCLE credit, 1/21/2022
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2022 Employment Law Update

Speakers
Anjuli M. Cargain – Duane Morris
Margaret Grover – Grover Workplace Solutions
Marta Vanegas – Vanegas Law Group

1 hour General MCLE credit | 1/12/22

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Beyond Humphreys: Where to Take the Fight from Here

Speaker: Crystal Lamb – San Francisco Public Defender’s Office
1 hour General MCLE credit, 10/29/21
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Recognizing Burnout

Speaker: Janice Litvin
1 hour Competence Issues MCLE credit, 10/28/21
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Hybrid Events — The New Normal: How to Make Your Events ADA Compliant (A Legal and Training Primer)

Speakers:
Julie Ann Giammona – Ferber Law, P.C.
Beth Mora – Mora Employment Law, APC
Jeff Richards – Tucker Huss
James Y. Wu – Quarles & Brady

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 10/19/21

Watch webinar

A History of the Community Relations Service of the U.S. DOJ

ADR Section’s Annual Dinner Program and Meeting
Speaker: Grande Lum, Provost of Menlo College
1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 10/21/21
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Fundamentals of Real Property Liens and Encumbrances

Speakers: Cary D. McReynolds | Sean E. Ponist

1 hour General MCLE credit, 10/15/21

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“Uh Huh”, “I Know”, and “IDC” – INTERVIEWING KIDS

10/13/21, 2 hours General MCLE credit
Speakers: Adrienne Ahmed | Shari Kumin | Johanna Kwasniewski

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Elder Law Discussion Forum #4: Eldercare Needs: What type of placement is appropriate?

10/14/21, 0.5 hours General MCLE credit
Speaker: Konstantine Demiris – Demiris Law Firm

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Automatic Stay Considerations in Residential Evictions and Nonjudicial Foreclosures

Speaker: Mary Ellmann Tang

1 hour General MCLE credit, 9/22/21

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Elder Law Discussion Forum #3: Protecting Elders Wishes in End of Life Circumstances

Speaker: Konstantine Demiris
0.5 hours General MCLE credit, 9/14/21

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Your Eyes Only: Filing Under Seal

Speaker: Ashley Bargenquast
0.75 hour General or Criminal Specialization MCLE credit, 8/27/21
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Disability Rights – PERSONALITY LINGO – Learning Your Strengths and Differences Helps You Understand and Work with Others

Speaker: Michael Viola

1. 5 Hours Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 7/29/21

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Recommended articles written by author Mary Miscisin:
• Your Personality Under Stress
• Are You Making These Costly Communication Mistakes?

The Future of Transactional Law: A NEW RESOURCE for You and Your Clients

Speakers: Nick Dahlen | Andy Duggan | Brian Overson

1 hour General MCLE credit, 7/13/21

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Best Practices to Mitigating Bias

Speaker: Sejal Thakker, Chief Civility Officer of TrainXtra
1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 6/24/21

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Elder Law Discussion Forum #2  Civility in Conservatorships

Speaker:
Kathryn Schofield – Schofield Law Group

0.5 hours Legal Ethics MCLE credit, 6/15/21

Watch webinar
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Innovation in Agricultural Technology: Strategic Considerations

Speakers:
Jennifer Giordano-Coltart, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Megan Lyman, Lyman Consulting

1 hour General MCLE credit,  5/20/21

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Racial Reconciliation Forum 2021:  A Pathway to a More Inclusive Contra Costa Legal Community

Speakers:
Hon. Joni Hiramoto | Tracee Clark | Audrey Gee | Nichelle Holmes | Venus Johnson

1.5 Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 5/13/21

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Protecting the Record for State Criminal & Civil Appeals

Speakers:
Tiffany Gates | Gary A. Watt, Esq.

1 hour Appellate Specialization or General MCLE credit, 5/13/21

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Elder Law Discussion Forum #1 – A Look at the Bresslin Case and Much More…

Speaker: Douglas Housman

1 hour General MCLE credit, 5/5/21

Watch webinar | Download materials | Download Pleading Paper

From Surviving to Thriving: Growth Levers for Law Firms

Speakers: Maddy MartinMark HomerKristin Tyler | Nefra MacDonald | Amy Mann

0.5 hour of General MCLE credit, 5/4/21

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Law Day 2021 – Advancing the Rule of Law, Now

Speaker: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean UC Berkeley School of Law and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law

1 hour General MCLE credit, 4/30/21

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Rule of Law Cases from the ABA:

Recent Articles from Erwin Chemerinsky:

Advanced Officer Cross: The Carmen Miranda Method

Speakers:
Crystal Lamb – SF Public Defender’s Office
Kelsey Ryburn – SF Public Defender’s Office

1 hour Criminal Law Specialization MCLE credit, 4/26/21

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Helpful information

Innovative Strategies for Developing Affordable Housing Under California’s Density Bonus Law

Speaker: Fernandy Villa, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
1 hour General MCLE credit, 4/23/21

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Diversity in Filmmaking

Speaker: Natasha S. Chee, Esq.

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 4/22/21

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Recent Case Law Decisions in the Life Sciences

Speaker: D. Benjamin – Borson Law Group, PC

1 hour General MCLE credit, 3/25/21

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Strengthening Our Legal Community by Understanding Our Cultural Differences – A Cultural Competency Presentation

Speakers: Judge David Goldstein – Contra Costa County Superior Court | Judge Benjamin T. Reyes, II – Contra Costa County Superior Court | Benisa Berry | Mika Domingo | Julie Ann Giammona | Mary Grace Guzman | Mona Nia |  Summer Cyd Selleck | Celine Mui Simon

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 3/18/21

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Five Keys to Mediating with Power (Webinar)

Speaker: Robert Jacobs – Attorney | Mediator | Arbitrator

1.50 hours General MCLE Credit, 3/19/21

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Ethical Dilemmas at Mediation:  Avoiding and Dealing with Attorney Errors and Omissions

Speakers:
Robert B. Jacobs   Attorney | Mediator | Arbitrator
Mary Grace Guzmán  Guzman Legal Solutions

1.50 hours Legal Ethics MCLE credit, 2/24/21

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Benefit Corporations v. “B Corps”: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Speakers
Lindsey Mignano – Smith Shapourian Mignano PC
Siegmar Pohl – Kilpatrick Townsend

1 hour General MCLE credit, 2/4/21

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New Criminal Laws for 2021 with Garrick Byers

Speaker: Garrick Byers – Statue Decoder

1 hour General MCLE credit, 1/22/21

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Implicit Bias 101 – Identify and Disrupt

Speakers: Matthew Cahill | Sejal Thakkar | Randy Choy

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 1/14/21

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Handle with Care: Address and Suppress Improper Treatment of Evidence

Ashley Bargenquast, Associate Attorney, Tully & Weiss 

Qiana Washington, Managing Partner of Washington & Associates;

0.5 hours Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and 1 hour General MCLE credit, 9/25/2020

 

Watch webinar | Download materials | Download slides

The New Era of Ethics in Real Estate

Speakers:
Carol Langford – Law Office of Carol M. Langford
Robert Miller – Lubin Miller

1 hour Legal Ethics MCLE, 9/18/2020

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Recognizing Implicit Racial Bias – Part 1

Speaker: Danielle Shingleton

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit, 8/11/20

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Recognizing Implicit Racial Bias – Part 2

Speaker: Danielle Shingleton

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit, 8/18/20

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Modern Legal Solutions to Enhance Law Practice

Speakers:

Devin Bullock-Thomson Reuters

Bryan Schwartz-Practical Law

1 hour General MCLE credit, 7/9/2020

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Do You Want to Enter the Dark Side? What Does it Take to Be a Bankruptcy Attorney?

Speakers: David Arietta | Carl Gustafson | Vince Wood

1 hour General MCLE credit, 6/10/20

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Representing the Child In Dependency Proceedings

Speaker:

Janet Sherwood-Co-founder of Advokids

1 hour Legal Ethics and 1 hour General MCLE credit, 5/19/2020

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Avoiding Malpractice: Spotting Licensing & Employment Issues in Criminal Cases

Speaker: Terry R. Leoni, Leoni Law

1 hour General MCLE credit, 4/24/2020

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Racial Reconciliation Forum

Speakers: Judge Benjamin T. Reyes, II; Judge Anita L. Santos; Phillip M. Andersen, Esq.; Diana Becton – Contra Costa County District Attorney; Robin Lipetzky – Contra Costa County Public Defender; Robin Pearson of Pearson & Schacht

1 hr Elimination of Bias MCLE credit – 6/19/19

Watch video

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Self-study webinars - 2020 CCCBA Education Series

1. Setting up Practice

Speakers:
David Pearson – Moderator
Mika Domingo
Qiana Washington

1 hour General MCLE credit, 1/14/2020

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2. Retainers, Trusts & Bills, Oh My!

Speakers:
Heidi Coad-Hermelin – Moderator
Carol Langford
Jen Lee

1 hour General MCLE credit,  2/12/2020

Watch webinar

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Fee agreement exemplars

3. Clients: Getting Them, Keeping Them and Saying Goodbye

Speakers:
David Erb – Moderator
Barbara Arsedo
Marie Quashnock
Alay Yajnik

1 hour General MCLE credit, 3/11/2020

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Agenda and bios

4. Partnerships & Personnel — Who, What, When & How to Hire

Speakers: James Wu, Moderator, Nick Casper, Denae Budde

1 hour General MCLE credit – 5/29/2020

Watch webinar

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5. Using Technology to Enhance and Secure Your Practice & Cyber Security

Speakers:
Diane Camacho (moderator)
Ericka McKenna
Josh Bevitz

1 hour General MCLE credit, 5/13/20

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6. Your Professional Reputation – Ethics and Civility

Speakers:

Hon. Virginia George – Contra Costa County Superior Court
Matthew Guichard – Guichard, Teng, Portillo & Garrett
Hon. Terri A. Mockler – Contra Costa County Superior Court
Craig Nevin – Law Offices of Craig Nevin

1 hour General MCLE credit, 6/9/2020

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7. The Work Life Balancing Act

Speakers:

David Erb, Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP (moderator)
Hon. Wendy McGuire Coats – Contra Costa County Superior Court
Oliver Greenwood, Law Offices of Oliver Greenwood

1 hour general MCLE credit, 9/15/2020

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8. Alternative Practices of Law

Speakers:

Comm. Christine Donovan – CC Superior Court
Juliet Jonas – Robert Half International
Mark LeHocky – ADR Services, Inc.
Matt Malone – CC Superior Court
Kathryn Mignani – Edrington, Schirmer & Murphy LLP

1 hour General MCLE credit

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9. Alternative Careers for Lawyers: It’s a Big, Wide Wonderful World

Speakers:
Marcus Brown
Nicole Mills
Inga Miller
Dorian Peters

Credit is not available for this session.

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Self Study Webinars

Litigating the Divorce of a Family-Owned Business

Speakers:
Roger J. Brothers – Brothers Smith
Luis M. Montes
Marta Vanegas – Martin & Vanegas, APC
Mark Hilliard – Brothers Smith

0.50  hours of General and 0.50 hours Legal Ethics MCLE credit, 6/23/21

Watch webinar
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Pathways to a Mediation Practice Part 2

Speakers: Michelle Brown – CCCBA ADR Program | Sharon Godbolt – Attorney Mediator, DFEH | Tamara Lange – ADR Director, U.S. District Court, N.D. California | Laura McNamire – Regional Director, West Region FINRA Dispute Resolution Services | Palvir Shoker – Shoker Law Group

1 hour General MCLE credit, 6/3/21

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Top 10 Issues That Arise In Partition Cases: A Real Property Practitioners Guide To Partitions

Speaker:  Jeanne Grove – Kaufman, Dolowich, Voluck

1 hour General MCLE credit -1/15/21

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Pathways to a Mediation Practice, Part 1

Speakers:
Shirish Gupta – JAMS
Hon. Joscelyn Jones – Alameda County Superior Court
Mark LeHocky – ADR Services, Inc.
Palvir Shoker – Shoker Law Group

0.5 hour General and 0.5 hour Legal Ethics MCLE Credit – 1/19/21

Watch webinar

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Employment Laws 2020 the Year in Review

Speakers:
David S. Ratner – David Ratner Law Firm
Marta Vanegas – Martin & Vanegas, APC
Jody Yudien – Yudien Law Firm

1. 50 Hours General MCLE – 1/12/21

Watch webinar

Download materials – Legislative Update

Download materials – Case Update

Practicalities & Pitfalls in Workplace Investigations

Speakers:
Karen Kramer – Kramer Workplace Investigations
Terry R. Leoni, Esq. – Owner and Principal of Leoni Law

1 hour General MCLE credit – 12/10/20

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Acts of God and Bankruptcy: Raising the Drawbridge in the Era of COVID-19

Speakers:
Carl Gustafson – Lincoln Law, LLP
Robert Jacobs – Attorney | Mediator | Arbitrator

1.50 Hours General Credit – 12/9/20

Watch webinar

Download materials – Force Majeure

Download materials – California Homestead Exemption

Impact of Covid 19 on Civil Courts & Jury Trials in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

Speakers:
Honorable Steve Austin – Contra Costa County Superior Court

Honorable Wynne Carvill (Ret.), Ret. – Alameda County Superior Court
Hon. Brad Seligman – Alameda County Superior Court

1.5 hour General MCLE credit

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Navigating the Maze of AB3088

Speakers:
Commissioner Gina Dashman – Contra Costa County Superior Court
Commissioner Jennifer Lee – Contra Costa County Superior Court

1 hour General MCLE Credit – 10/22/2020

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New Retirement Plan Requirements May Shock Small Businesses and Professional Practices

Speakers:
Geoff Liggett – Director – Retirement Solutions, Principal Financial Group
Perry Novak, J.D. – Senior Vice President–Investment Officer, The Novak Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Eric Peterson – Pension Consultant, Hicks Pension Services

1 hour General MCLE Credit – 8/11/2020

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What You Need to Know About Contra Costa UD Ordinances under Covid-19

Speakers:
Commissioner Jennifer Lee – Contra Costa County Superior Court
Adam Poe – Bay Area Legal Aid
Ora Prochovnick, Esq. – JFKU College of Law
Samantha Sepehr – Schofield Law Group

1 hour General MCLE credit – 8/6/2020

ABOTA’s Civility Matters Program: Winning Inside and Outside the Courtroom While Being Civil

Speakers:
Wilma J. Gray – McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Ambacher LLP
Chris L’Orange – Korn Law Group
Andrew Schwartz – Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook
John S. Worden – Venable LLP

1 hour Legal Ethics MCLE credit, 8/5/2020

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ABOTA Civility Matters publication

Control Your Practice with the Intentional Workday – Productivity and Planning Techniques for the Overwhelmed Lawyer (Zoom Meeting)

Speaker: Sarah Tetlow – Firm Focus

1 hour general MCLE – 8/4/2020

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The Statute of Limitations for Quiet Title Cases and Third-Party Escrow Liability. Recent Updates in the Law (Webinar)

Speakers:

Tanner Brink – McKenna | Brink | Signorotti LLP
Dominic V. Signorotti – McKenna | Brink | Signorotti LLP

1 hour General MCLE credit – 7/17/2020

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Up Your DUI Practice at DMV Hearings (Webinar)

Speakers:

Peter Johnson
Panagiotis Prountzos
Joseph Tully (Moderator)

1 hour General MCLE credit – 7/10/2020

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Speaking from Experience: The Compatibility of Videoconferencing and ADR

Speaker: Hon. Ellen James (ret.)

1 hour General MCLE credit – 6/18/2020

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Technology and Tips for Remote Depositions

Speakers:
Adam Carlson
Clare Foley
Jaime Herren
Jonathan Pearl

1 hour General MCLE Credit, 6/3/2020

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1031 Exchanges – All You Need to Know and More…. (Webinar)

Speaker: James Callejas

1 hour General MCLE credit 5/15/2020

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When Force Majeure Isn’t Enough

Speaker:  Bob Jacobs

1 hour General MCLE credit – 5/8/2020

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Top Law Practice Upgrades to Serve Clients Better and Sustain Growth

Speakers:

Emma Raimi-Zlatic, Clio
Hannah Campbell, LawPay
Mark Homer, GNGF
Maddy Martin, Smith.ai
Mike Graner, LawClerk
Kristin Tyler, LawClerk

1 hour General MCLE credit, 5/21/2020

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Self-study videos - MCLE Spectacular Speakers

Brave New World: An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies, Non-Fungible Tokens, and Regulated Social Media

Speakers: Marta Vanegas | Ericka McKenna | Jeremy Weinstein

1 hour General MCLE credit, 11/17/21
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The Conservatorship of Britney Spears: The Practitioners’ Take

Speakers: Kathryn Schofield | Konstantine A. Demiris | Douglas W. Housman
1 hour Legal Ethics MCLE credit, 11/17/21
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How to Get Past the Impasse: Effective Use of Persuasion and Influence in Mediation

Speaker: Stacie Hausner ADR Services, Inc
1 hour General MCLE credit, 11/17/21
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The Supremes Said It. Now What??? A Review of Recent California Supreme Court Cases Impacting Civil Litigators

Speakers: Justice Peter Siggins (Ret.) | Don Willenburg | Gary A. Watt

1 hour General or 1 hour Appellate Specialization MCLE credit, 11/17/21

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Tackling the Rise of Hate: How California’s New Racial Justice Bureau Aims to Protect Our Diverse Communities

Speaker: Robert Andres Bonta, Attorney General of the State of California

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 11/17/21
Watch webinar | Download materials | Hate crime links

Speaker: Daniel Kim

1 hour General or 1 hour Estate Planning and Probate Specialization MCLE credit, 11/18/21

Speakers: Diane L. Camacho | Donald S. Davidson Heidi Coad-Hermelin

1 hour General MCLE credit, 11/18/21

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Speakers: Wendy Musell |  Branden Butler Kathy Martinez | Julie Ann Giammona

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 11/18/21

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Speaker: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law

1 hour General MCLE credit, 11/18/21

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Speakers: Deb Graceffa | Vahista Falahati | Rebecca Grey | Dory Willer

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit, 11/19/21

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Speakers: Joshua Bevitz | Robert Gillette | Chantal Rees

1 hour Legal Ethics MCLE credit. 11/19/21

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Speakers: Hon. Barbara Hinton | Pamela Gagliani | Lita Pettus-Dodson

1 hour General or 1 hour Family Law Specialization MCLE credit, 11/19/21

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Developing the Theory of Your Case

Speaker: Anthony G. Matricciani

1 hour General MCLE credit, 11/19/21

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Speaker: Hon. Elizabeth Laporte (Ret.)

0.5 hour Elimination of Bias and 0.5 hour General MCLE credit, 11/19/21

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Practice Competently: Calm Your Brain, Regain Your Focus

Speaker: Michelle Greer Galloway, Cooley, LLP

1 hour Competence MCLE credit – 11/19/2020

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Disparate Impact Of Covid-19 On The Workforce: Strategies For Avoiding Coronavirus-Discrimination At Work

Speakers:
Anjuli Cargain, Duane Morris | Paul Garrison, Law Offices of Paul E. Garrison, Esq. | Margaret Grover, Grover Workplace Solutions | Marta Vanegas, Martin & Vanegas, APC

0.5 hours General and 0.5 hours Elimination of Bias MCLE credit –  11/19/20

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Examining Racial Bias at the Intersection of Housing and Policing

Speaker: Novella Coleman, Acting Director of Litigation, Bay Area Legal Aid

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit – 11/19/20

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Embracing Invisible Disabilities – Ending the Silence of Shame

Speakers: Julie Ann Giamonna, Ferber Law, APC | Patanisha E. Davis, Key Counsel, P.C. | Michelle R. Ferber, Ferber Law, APC | Sally Noma, Noma Law Firm APC | Alexandra P. Saddik, Ferber Law, APC

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit – 11/19/20

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I’ll Die Before I Get a Divorce! What happens when a party dies while a divorce is pending

Speakers: Tracy Regli, Acuña ❖ Regli | Kathryn Korn, Korn Law Group | Kimberly Kirkpatrick, The Law Offices of Joseph H. Wolch

1 hour Family Law Specialization or Estate Planning and Probate Specialization MCLE Credit – 11/20/20

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The Supremes Said That??? A Review of Recent California Supreme Court Cases Impacting Civil Litigators

Speakers:  Honorable Peter J. Siggins, Presiding Justice First District Court of Appeal, Div. 3 | Gary A. Watt, Hanson Bridgett LLP | Don Willenburg, Gordon Rees Skully Mansukhani, LLP

1 hour Appellate Specialization / General MCLE Credit – 11/20/20

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2021 and Beyond, by Eric Swalwell

Speaker: Congressman Eric Swalwell

1 hour Legal Ethics MCLE credit – 11/20/20

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How the Education, Care & Feeding of the Legal Profession is Changing

Speakers: Mitchell Winick | Dean Susan Friewald | Dean Lisa Hutton | Kate Mignani

1 hour General MCLE credit, 11/18/20

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State of the Art in Housing and Land Use Law in California

Speakers: Travis Brooks | Bryan Wenter | Ethan Bindernagel

1 hour General MCLE credit, 11/20/20

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On Beyond Zoom: Using Brain Science For Successful Remote Mediation

Speakers: Mark LeHocky | Emily De Falla

1 hour General MCLE credit, 11/20/20

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Covid Bankruptcy Relief for Small Business Debtors: A Review of the Small Business Reorganization Act

Speakers: Hon. Charles Novack | David Arietta | Gina Klump | Stephen M. Reynolds

1 hour General MCLE credit, 11/19/20

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Guide to the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

You can’t do that! I know my rights!: Protesting in 2020

Speaker: Ashley Bargenquast

1 hour General MCLE credit, 11/19/20

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slides | Petition to Seal and Destroy Adult Arrest Records | Order for Dismissal | CR-409 Petition to Seal Arrest Records | CR-410 Order to Seal Arrest Records

Scrambled Eggs with a Side of Evidence

Speaker: Justice Mark Simons, First District Court of Appeal, Division 5

1 hour General MCLE credit – 11/22/19

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Current Events in Constitutional Law

Speaker: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law

1 hour General MCLE credit – 11/22/19

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JUST BELONGING: Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Speaker: Tirien A. Steinbach, Chief Program Officer, ACLU of Northern California

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit – 11/22/19

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So, You Want to Open Your Own Law Office? The 10,000 Foot Overview

Speakers: Heidi Coad-Hermelin, Anina Dalsin, Andrew McCall, David S. Pearson, Dana M. Ulise

0.50 hours Legal Ethics and 1.5 hours General MCLE credit – 11/22/19

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Love Makes a Family and Representing Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clients

Speakers: Summer C. Selleck, Jonna Thomas, Jess Laird

1 hour Elimination of Bias and 1 hour General MCLE Credit – 11/22/19

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Implicit Bias in the Courtroom

Speakers: Hon. Jill Fannin and Presiding Judge Barry Baskin

1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit – 11/16/18

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Charting a Diverse Path in the Legal Profession

Speakers: David Kelly, Golden State Warriors General Counsel and Vice President of Basketball Management and James Wu.

0.5 hours Elimination of Bias and 0.5 hours General MCLE credit – 11/16/18

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A Conversation with Hon. Leondra Kruger

Speakers: Hon. Leondra Kruger, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California and Hon. Wendy Coats.

1 hour General MCLE credit – 11/16/18

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