Alameda County
Bar Association

March Upcoming Events 

March brings a month full of MCLEs and even two socials! We hope to see you at a program or event soon.

How to Help More Clients: New Fee Provisions in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Section

March 11, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Expand your ability to help bankruptcy clients by learning how to seek payment for providing the services your clients need, but can’t pay for. In this two-hour seminar you will learn how to navigate the various laws surrounding how to collect fees from parties other than your client, including the new Chapter 13 fee provisions, fee-shifting statutes, rule changes allowing fees from creditors and employment by the estate. Speakers Carl Gustafson and Cathy Moran are both certified Bankruptcy Specialists.


Domestic Violence and the Statutes You Need to Know Before You Litigate a Child Custody Matter

Family Law Section

March 18, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how custody is affected by domestic violence? Unclear what statutes are relevant and why? Or how you can craft a persuasive argument protecting children from abuse? This training will cover key domestic violence statutes that often arise in family law cases (primarily custody-related statutes) and the social science research behind them. Speaker Professor Lemon is the Co-Founder and Legal Director of Family Violence Appellate Project in Berkeley and a leading authority on domestic violence for more than 30 years.


Business Law Section Social at the Tribune Tavern

Business Law Section

March 18, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please join the ACBA Business Law Section at the Tribune Tavern for their Spring Social. This event is a great opportunity to connect and network with the Business Section Executive Committee and other business law attorneys. Mingle over happy hour drinks and light hors d’oeuvres and a bar stocked with the best locally-made beer and wine. We look forward to seeing you there!


Top Real Estate Cases of 2013

Real Estate Section

March 19, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please join the ACBA Real Estate Section for an expert analysis of the top real estate case decisions of 2013. Golden Gate University School of Law Professors Roger Bernhardt and Christine Tour-Sarkissian will present the impact these case decisions have on California law.


Fee Arbitrator Training

State Bar of California

March 20, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This training session is offered to all prospective and current volunteers who arbitrate attorney-client fee disputes for any local Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program through the State Bar of California. The course will provide the basic training required to serve on a bar program’s fee arbitration panel. Non-lawyer (lay) arbitrators, in addition to attorneys, are encouraged to attend this valuable training session and join a Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program. 1.75 hours general MCLE credit and 1 hour legal ethics credit will be provided.


Get to Know Your Environmental Regulator Reception and Mixer

Environmental Law Section

March 27, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean 1111 Broadway, 19th Floor, Oakland)

This event provides an opportunity for those who practice in the field to meet and network with the federal, state and local governmental regulators who serve as stewards for the environment in a more relaxed setting.