Alameda County
Bar Association

April 2015 Upcoming Events 
March MadnessMonday, April 6, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Barristers Basketball NCAA Finals Social

Please join us at Liege to catch the NCAA Men’s Basketball championship game. Appetizers will be provided.

Tech in Law

Wednesday April 8, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Utilize Technology to Enhance Your Mediation and Law Practice

Please join the ACBA ADR, Barristers, Labor and Employment, and Trial Practice sections for a presentation on how to enhance your legal and mediation practice through the use of new technology. Are you often running from the office, to the court, to client meetings? This program will provide better insight on how to use technology in the office and while on-the-go to streamline your practice.

Real Estate Law BooksApril 15, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Case Review: Top Real Estate Cases 2014 to Present

Please join the ACBA Real Estate Section for an expert analysis of the top real estate case decisions of 2014. Golden Gate University School of Law Professors Roger Bernhardt and Christine Tour-Sarkissian will  offer their expert analysis on the impact these case decisions have on California law.

2014 Enviro SocialApril 16, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
ACBA Environmental Section’s Fifth Annual Meet the Regulators Reception

We are fortunate in the East Bay to have a thriving and active environmental law practice. Our annual Meet the Regulators reception provides an opportunity for those who practice in the field to meet and network with other practitioners and the federal, state and local governmental regulators who serve as stewards for the environment.

tax_return_transcript_page_1Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Understanding IRS Account Transcripts to Determine the Dischargability of Taxes

Please join the ACBA Bankruptcy Section for a practical tutorial on how to read and interpret IRS Account Transcripts to determine the dischargeability of taxes in bankruptcy. This program will also address emerging issues in bankruptcy regarding the discharge of taxes.

Nuts and BoltsTuesday, April 21, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Labor and Employment Law Nuts and Bolts: Whistleblowing and Retaliation 

Please join the ACBA Labor and Employment and Barristers Sections for the second program in the Nuts & Bolts Series. Part Two will cover retaliation cases under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Labor Code, and whistleblower claims under Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd Frank.

Division of BenefitsThursday April 23, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Marvin Litigation in CA: Non Marital Partners Causes of Action and the Intersection with Family Law

Marvin Litigation in California. This program will provide an overview of California litigation arising under the Supreme Court’s decision in Marvin v. Marvin (1976) 18 Cal.3d 660, also commonly known as “palimony” litigation, with an emphasis on what family law attorneys should know about these types of cases.

Judge McGuiness

Red tulipsThursday April 23, 2015, from 4:30 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
ACBA Spring Open House

Stop by the Alameda County Bar Association’s downtown Oakland office for a warm welcome, a light bite, and an opportunity to mix and mingle with friends and colleagues.

Friday, April 24, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 
Dine with Judge Robert D. McGuiness

ACBA Barristers Section members are invited to have lunch with Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert D. McGuiness at the County Administration Building, Department 22.

RoundtableWednesday, April 29, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
L&E Roundtable Discussion

Would you like to sit down with seasoned labor and employment law attorneys for an informal discussion on the ins and outs of practicing L&E law in Alameda County? Would you like to share your experience with newer attorneys over light refreshments and a glass of wine? Please join the L&E and Barristers Sections for a follow-up discussion to the ongoing L&E Nuts & Bolts Series. This roundtable event will explore various hypothetical situations involving the initial procedures of employment law, retaliation/whistleblower claims, and/or scenarios from the group.