Alameda County
Bar Association

April Upcoming Events 

What You Need to Know When Representing Start-ups Part 1

April 2, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.IS-Growing Money

ACBA Business Law and Barristers Sections

The Bay Area is the epicenter of startup businesses in software, mobile apps, green products, e-commerce solutions, food and beverage products, socially aware service offerings and many other innovative ideas. In this one-hour MCLE lunch program, Laurie Sanders and Rafael Pacquing will outline the fundamental issues and questions that arise when representing a new business at its initial stages. As a general practitioner or a newly licensed attorney, you may have been asked by business associates, former college roommates, or others in your network to help them form an entity for their new product or service. The program will include real scenarios and sources for forms and other helpful information.

In a future program Laurie and Rafael will address financing the ongoing business, including venture capital and angel financing, and day-to-day operations, including basic contracts and other matters, followed up with a final program in guiding the business to a successful exit via a merger, acquisition, or IPO.

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April 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

ACBA Trial Practice Section

In this program an expert panel (experienced trial lawyer Mark Mosley, Forensic Pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek, and Accident Reconstruction Engineer Craig Fries) will discuss the mechanics of retaining and preparing expert witnesses. They will also address how to powerfully present expert testimony at deposition, mediation and trial.


Recognizing and Understanding Mental Health Issues in Negotiations

April 10, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Teris_Robert

ACBA ADR, Bankruptcy, Family Law and Trial Practice Sections

Do you know how to recognize the characteristics of individuals with mental health issues? Participants in this program will gain a basic understanding of human psychological motivations and will acquire an understanding of how negation dynamics can precipitate, and be disrupted by, mental health issues. Speaker Robert Terris will also show participants how to create a bargaining plan that addresses the particular needs of negotiators, clients, and/or parties that reach beyond the scope of traditional negotiation.

Barristers Night Out: Golden State Warriors vs. Denver NuggetsWarriors logo

April 10, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Oracle Arena)

ACBA Barristers Section

Please join the ACBA Barristers Section in cheering on the Warriors as they face the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena. This is a great opportunity to socialize and network with your peers while enjoying a great game! The game tips off at 7:30 p.m.

*THIS JUST IN: Warriors tickets are sold out! Don’t miss out on the next Barristers Game Night. Purchase your A’s vs. Giants baseball tickets now for the game scheduled on July 8, 2014!

ACBA Spring Open House

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