Alameda County
Bar Association

May Upcoming Events 

Part 2: Advanced Training on Temporary Spousal Support Calculations For the Seasoned Family Law Attorney IS-Tug of War over Money

May 13, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

This is part 2 of a 2 part series on Spousal Support that can be taken independent of each other. Retired Commissioner Glenn Oleon will present on the complex issues of temporary spousal support, including deviations from Guidelines, relevance of Family Code section 4320, coordination with Watts and Epstein as well as modification and termination of support orders.

Social at Cerruti Cellars and Tasting RoomCerruti_Cellars_Logo

May 15, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Please join the ACBA and BASF Labor & Employment Sections for a spring social at Cerruti Cellars and Tasting Room in Oakland’s Historic Jack London Square. Bring a friend and enjoy live music and hors d’oeuvres while socializing with your outstanding Bay Area colleagues from the ACBA and BASF Labor & Employment Sections, together with the ACBA Barristers and Business Sections.

Cerruti Cellars offers a wide array of locally grown, award-winning wines. Live jazz provided compliments of the Lenzie James Quartet, including this year’s ACBA L&E Section Chair, Patrick Kitchin, on drums. Wine bar is no-host.

Lights, Camera, Litigation: Effective Handling of Audio & Video Evidence at TrialIS-spotlights

May 20, 2014 from  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

This program will examine California laws, issues and common pitfalls regarding the presentation, creation, admissibility and objections to audio and video evidence sought to be introduced at civil and criminal trials. It will also address the best practices for finding, handling, and preparing audio and video evidence for trial. A must for civil and criminal attorneys!

What the Real Property Practitioner Should Know About Property CoverageiStock_000018674837Large

May 21, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please join the Real Estate Section for a panel presentation on the common property coverage issues that arise for the real property practitioner.


Effective Legal Writing: How to Not Write Like a Lawyer women on keyboard

May 22, 2014 from 12:15  p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Wendy Lascher (Ferguson Case Orr Patterson LLP) will discuss effective writing techniques for transactional, trial and appellate lawyers. Topics will include: myths about legal writing; organizing ideas to effectively convey stories; choosing your battles and words wisely; commonly forgotten details of headings; and proper sentence structure and grammar usage.

Filled in Silhouette hi-resJustice for All: Celebrating Pro Bono

May 22, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join us as we honor the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) volunteers who provided pro bono legal services in 2014. There will be an exciting silent auction with wine, sports packages, restaurant gift certificates and much more. All proceeds benefit VLSC. The dinner program features remarks from attorney, author, and advocate Joshua Safran as well as the pro bono awards presentation.

Environmental Regulatory Developments and Trends: State and FederalWind power iStock_000019858026Large

May 28, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Please join the Environmental Section for the review of regulatory developments in 2013 and what’s to come in 2014.

Secrets to Settling Cases: Tips From the Benchshake-hands

May 29, 2014 from 12:15 p.m.  –  1:15 p.m.

Please join the ADR Section and Alameda County Judge Paul Herbert (Dept 14 Small Claims Settlement) for a discussion on little known secrets to settling cases. This is a great opportunity to hear directly from Judge Herbert about his experience as a small claims and settlement conference judge. Judge Herbert will offer tips for new and experienced practitioners alike on what works and doesn’t work to settle out of court.

US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton  Photo by Jason Doiy 5-5-04 021-2004Dine with Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton

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

Enjoy lunch and conversation in a casual and relaxed Q & A setting. Get to know the judge over discussions including Federal court do’s and don’ts for young practitioners. Don’t miss out on this rare one-on-one opportunity to network and socialize with a U.S. District Court Judge.