Alameda County
Bar Association

February 2015 Upcoming Programs and Events 
Tribune TavernFebruary 5, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Tribune Tavern)
LGBT Mixer at the Tribune Tavern – FREE!

Please join us for the first joint social of the ACBA and BALIF at the Tribune Tavern. It will be a fun evening of networking and socializing with East Bay LGBT lawyers, friends, family and allies. Mingle over happy hour drinks and light hors d’oeuvres and a bar stocked with the best locally-made beer and wine.

Judge NovackFebruary 11, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ACBA Bankruptcy Section
Inside Bankruptcy Court with Judge Novack: Objections, Motions to Value, and Other Courtroom Tips

Please join the ACBA Bankruptcy Section in welcoming Judge Charles Novack, the latest Judge to take the bench in the Oakland Division of the United States Bankruptcy Court, for a MCLE program giving the inside scoop on Bankruptcy Court policies and procedures.

Seeds of GrowthFebruary 11, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
From Stressed to Sensationally Calm

Attorneys are under constant pressure: multiple clients with challenging cases, deadlines, delays, changes in the law, new technologies, competing work/life priorities. In the face of all this, how do you stay calm? Whether you react from anxiety or respond from resilience is highly dependent upon how you perceive the inputs or our life. We will delve into the concepts of mindfulness, and the ability to witness ourselves. Yet, rather than advocating traditional meditation, with closed eyes and perhaps a cushion, you’ll learn practices for focusing awareness on sensation, to create shifts in perception and response.

UD Wordle for VLSC TrainingFebruary 24, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Unlawful Detainer Mediation Training

VLSC will provide a 3 hour free CLE training that will cover:

  • The basics of Unlawful Detainer (eviction) law
  • An explanation of the typical settlement terms in these cases
  • The basics of how to conduct a meditation, with particular attention on handling meditations in which one or both parties are unrepresented
  • The view from the bench
IS-Environmental Hazardous Waste BarrelsFebruary 26, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
ACBA Environmental and Real Estate Sections
Hazard Ahead: Investigating & Abating Environmental Issues in a Real Estate Transaction

Please join the ACBA Environmental and Real Estate Sections for an engaging program on how to address environmental contamination issues in the context of a real estate transaction, including cost recovery issues. Christine Noma and environmental consultant Robert Schultz will address the nuts and bolts of how to investigate and clean-up contamination, and the key components lenders use to review contamination issues and criteria crucial to a cost recovery claim.