Alameda County
Bar Association

September ACBA Upcoming Events 

September is a busy month for the Alameda County Bar Association – we’re offering a whopping 17.5 hours of MCLE credit, a program on judicial appointments and a section social! Hope to see you at an event soon.

Privacy in the Workplace

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.

Privacy and legal rights issues seem to be in the headlines daily, and these issues affect so many areas of business and law. This program will provide some basic guidance to attorneys practicing in the areas of employment law and business law.

Why the Legal System Brings Unhappiness to Lawyers – and What To Do About It!

Monday, September 8. 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 .p.m     1 Hour Substance Abuse/Mental Illness Credit 

Did you know that a high percentage of lawyers suffer from depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide? Please join the ACBA Barristers Section and Janet Sobel for a MCLE regarding the latest statistical and anecdotal evidence related to the level of unhappiness among lawyers. This presentation will canvas the current thinking – which is not particularly new – regarding strategies lawyers can use to stay emotionally healthy despite the known pressures of the law business.

Guarding the Integrity of the Bankruptcy System: The Role and Priorities of the O.U.S.T.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Please join the ACBA Bankruptcy Section for a program with Tracy Hope Davis, U.S. Trustee for Northern/Eastern District and Donna S. Tamanaha, Assistant U.S. Trustee, San Francisco Office. In this program, Ms. Davis and Ms. Tamanaha will outline the role of the Office of the United States Trustee (O.U.S.T.) and O.U.S.T. priorities in consumer cases; protecting the system from bankruptcy crimes; and the part the O.U.S.T. plays in processing cases.

VLSC’s Assisting Low-Income Landlords in Unlawful Detainer Actions

Wednesday & Thursday,  September 10th and 11th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please join the the ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation and the ACBA Real Estate Section for this two-part training series, which will cover handling an unlawful detainer action from client intake through trial.

Participants must attend both courses on Wednesday, September 10, and Thursday September 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, and commit to volunteering at the VLSC Low Income Landlord Eviction Assistance Clinic 6 times in the next year. Following, successful clinic work, participants are eligible to take on pro bono cases through VLSC.

Ethical Dilemmas in Elder Estate & Trust Mediations

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    1.5 Hours Legal Ethics Credit

Mediations involving elders and their families present some of the most challenging ethical dilemmas mediators face. This interactive program, will be led by experienced mediators John O’Grady and Dana Curtis.

Ethics of Saving Client Files in the Cloud

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Please join the ACBA as Joshua Lenon and former ACBA and VLSC President Jonathan Wong debate the legality of saving client files and communications in the cloud. The rise of the cloud has created many questions about shortcomings of information privacy law. Should lawyers save client information to the cloud, or is it too risky? Join us on September 17th to learn more!

5th Annual Labor & Employment Symposium

Friday, September 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.  – 3:30 p.m. at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant, Jack London Square

5 Hours General Credit

Please join the ACBA Labor and Employment Section for a full day of MCLE programs designed specifically for labor and employment attorneys. Panelists include judges from both Alameda and San Francisco Counties, tenured employment law attorneys, mediators, and technology consultants. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided at no additional cost to full-day attendees (please note, lunch selection is required prior to the event). Those attending a half day session will receive either breakfast (AM Session) or lunch (PM Session) at no additional cost.

Bankruptcy Pitfalls for Litigators

Tuesday, September 23 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

What every attorney must know about bankruptcy, and its impacts on pending and future litigation. Topics will include:

  • How the automatic stay impacts litigation outside the bankruptcy court;
  • Transfer of the cause of action to the bankruptcy trustee;
  • Employment issues;
  • Judicial estoppel problems for undisclosed claims.

Demystifying Judicial Appointments

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Waterfront Plaza Hotel, Jack London Square

Are you interested in becoming a judge, but are unsure what steps you need to take? Please join the ACBA, the EBDBC and the Council on Access and Fairness for the popular Demystifying Judicial Appointments program on September 23, 2014. Hear remarks from a panel of judges and the Chair of the JNE Commission on how judges are appointed under the current administration.

Uncontested Judgments

Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Hayward Hall of Justice, Dept. 509

Finalize divorce judgments without having your pleadings rejected and sent back by the court clerks. Join the Family Law and ADR Sections for this FREE seminar at the Hayward Hall of Justice to learn all the intricate details and must-have components of any divorce judgment. Sample judgments will be provided that address common problems.

Real Estate Section Fall Social

Thursday, September 29, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Lost & Found Restaurant, Oakland

Please join the Real Estate Section for the fall social at Lost & Found Beer Garden located in Uptown Oakland. Socialize with your colleagues and enjoy snacks and beer in this tranquil spacious sun-filled indoor/outdoor beer garden. With 20 beer on tap, beer ranges from the traditional blue-collar pints to the European and local barrel aged high gravity craft brews. Lost & Found is a perfect spot for the beer garden lover.