Alameda County
Bar Association

March 2015 Upcoming Events 
nuts and boltsWednesday March 11, 2015, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
ACBA Labor and Employment Section

Labor & Employment Nuts and Bolts: Initial Procedures

Please join the ACBA Labor and Employment Section for a program specifically designed to help practitioners properly navigate the procedures involved in filing and responding to different types of labor and employment cases. This program will cover: statutes of limitations issues; exhaustion of administrative remedies; drafting initial pleadings, formulating discovery plans, and propounding initial discovery.

iStock_000003517631LargeTuesday March 17, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA ADR, Barristers, and Family Law Sections

Mindfulness in Law: Insights and Techniques for Attorneys

Please join the ACBA ADR, Barristers, and Family Law Sections for a presentation offering mindfulness insights and techniques specifically designed for attorneys. Mindfulness transforms our behavior and the structure of our brain. Recent studies have shown that paying attention to your moment-by-moment experience helps concentration, and can heighten your ability to make empathetic connections with others. Practicing mindfulness also helps reduce the stress lawyers face due to the demands of the profession.

Liquidation?Thursday March 19, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Bankruptcy and Business Sections

Winding up for Winding Down: Liquidation Alternatives

Please join the ACBA Business and Bankruptcy Sections for a high level discussion of various liquidation alternatives (circumstance dependent) with particular focus to assignment for the benefit of creditors (ABCs) as a possible solution for a struggling company with potentially valuable assets. Our panel of experts will discuss these issues through the perspective of various stakeholders (board, company, secured lender, potential buyer) and use hypothetical fact patterns to illustrate the strategic considerations stakeholders should consider in the process.

Division of BenefitsTuesday March 24, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
ACBA Family Law Section

Division of Restricted Employment Benefits: Stock Options, RSUs, ESOPs and More

Please join the ACBA Family Law Section and speakers Charlie Burak and Eileen Preville for a program on the division of restricted employment benefits. This program will cover the purpose of each type of plan, including stock options, RSUs, ESOP plans, and stock appreciation plans. Our speakers will also cover the basics of division and apportionment, dive into tax issues, and address common problems that often accompany such division of benefits.

social_media_imageThursday March 26, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
ACBA Trial Practice Section

Electronic Evidence: Introducing & Objecting to Digital Media at Trial

Have you ever tried to introduce a Google Earth map or image into evidence? How about incriminating emails of an adverse party? Or, important information down loaded from a website or social media site? What are the foundational requirements for doing so? What objections can be raised? Please join the ACBA Trial Practice Section to find out answers to these questions and more from our distinguished panel of experts!