Alameda County
Bar Association

May 2015 ACBA Programs and Events 
Red DoorMay 7, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – ACBA Family Law Section

Child Custody Evaluations and Co-parenting Sessions: What Goes On Behind Closed Doors

Please join the ACBA Family Law Section for a program on what every family law attorney should expect when handling a case that involves a 730 child custody evaluation, and how to prepare clients for court ordered co-parenting sessions.

ComputerMay 7, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – ACBA Barristers Section

Law Firm Web Presence: Content and Ethics –  0.5 hours legal ethics credit

Please join the ACBA Barristers Section and attorney and author Ken Matejka (JD, LL.M), president of an online marketing company for lawyers, discusses the elements of a successful law firm website. This program will cover what you can do in-house to improve your site, including making it more visible, while keeping all of your online properties in compliance with the restrictions of the California Rules of Professional Conduct.

Judge Jacobson HeadshotMay 8, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. (Hayward Hall of Justice) –  ACBA Barristers Section

Dine with Judge Morris Jacobson

ACBA Barristers Section members are invited to join Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson for lunch and casual conversation on Friday, May 8, 2015. Dine with a Judge events are excellent opportunities to get to know members of the bench! Sign up today, as space is limited to 10!

HR IconMay 13, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – ACBA Business and Labor and Employment Sections

Controlling the Workplace: Human Resource Management for Businesses

How can businesses control the workplace to stay in compliance with California’s complex wage and hour laws? This seminar will address a range of human resource management issues, from employee classification to federal and state employee leave laws, outlining HR practices designed to minimize an employer’s exposure to employee claims.

Mother Hubbard's ShoeMay 20, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – ACBA Real Estate Section

How to Collect Your Judgment from a Real Estate Defendant: Foreclosing on Mother Hubbard’s Shoe

Winning your case in court is only half the battle. It’s a fact that some people hide their assets to avoid paying debts and judgments. This program will cover both sides of the issue by instructing you how to collect from a defendant’s real estate holdings, while also providing tips on how to defend against collection.

MicrophonesMay 20, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – ACBA Trial Practice Section

Litigating High Profile Cases –  0.5 hours legal ethics credit 

Please join the ACBA Trial Practice Section for an informative program covering the ins and outs of litigating a high profile case. Do you know what to do when the media in a frenzy about your case? Learn from Gary Gwilliams, Rick Simons and media personnel on how to professionally, ethically and expertly handle the spotlight while protecting your client, assisting your case and staying within the bounds of the ethics code.

Gavel with ringsMay 21, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – ACBA Family Law Section

What You Need to Know to Prosecute and Defend Family Law Contempt Actions

Please join the ACBA Family Law Section and Daniel Cantrell for an in-depth look at common problems arising in family law contempt actions with a focus on best practices.

Justice for AllMay 21, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Scotts Seafood Restaurant) – VLSC

Justice for All: Celebrating Pro Bono

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 Justice Martin Jenkins as well as the pro bono awards presentation.

raining moneyMay 26, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – ACBA ADR Section

Managing the “Money Dance” in Negotiation and Mediation

Please join the ACBA ADR Section and speaker Jessica Notini for an interactive discussion of best practices in mediating and negotiating during the bargaining phase, or the “money dance.”