Alameda County
Bar Association

June Progams and Events at the ACBA 

June 2, 2015, from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

ListeningListening Your Way to Better Client and Lawyer Relationships

Please join the ACBA ADR Section for a presentation by mediator Daniel Bowling on the importance of listening for all relationships, especially relationships with clients, co-counsel, and opposing counsel. Daniel will discuss the nature of authentic conversation and the importance of mindfulness. He will also cover the three distinctions that transform listening and will give participants an opportunity at the end of the program to practice the techniques they have learned in small groups.

June 4, 2015 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Hanging MoneyEverything You Need to Know About Alimony Taxation

Please join the ACBA Family Law Section for a program on what every family law attorney should know about taxation of spousal support. Topics include: what tax treatment do you want?; 10 tests for deductible alimony; avoiding recharacterization and recaptures; and best drafting practices.

June 6, 2015 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Recent DV Case ReviewRecent Domestic Violence Appellate Case Review

Please join the ACBA Family Law Section for this training covering recent California family law cases that directly affect survivors of domestic violence and their children. Many significant appellate decisions were released in 2014, primarily due to the efforts of the Family Violence Appellate Project. Decisions included restraining order issuance or denial, renewal of such orders, child custody, and temporary spousal support.

June 10, 2015 from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Nuts and BoltsLabor and Employment Law Nuts and Bolts Part III: Disability Discrimination Claims

Please join the ACBA Labor and Employment and Barristers Sections for the third program in the Labor and Employment Nuts & Bolts Series. Part III will cover disability discrimination and retaliation claims. Three experienced practitioners will discuss what constitutes a disability under FEHA and ADA, how the interactive process of determining a reasonable accommodation is supposed to proceed, what to look for when taking a plaintiff’s disability discrimination case, and what defense counsel should consider when seeking to defeat a disability discrimination case.

June 11, 2015 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

2014 Barristers Judges SocialBarristers and Judges Social 2015

Please join the ACBA Barristers Section for an evening with judges from the civil, criminal, family, juvenile and federal benches for a networking and mentorship cultivating experience.

June 16, 2015 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

ACBA UC Hastings Alumni Social

Please join the ACBA and the UC Hastings Alumni Center for an evening of networking and reconnecting with old friends and fellow Hastings alumni. Dean Frank Wu and judges from the Alameda County bench will be mingling with our guests and sharing stories from their years at Hastings. Confirmed judges include: Judge George Hernandez ’76, Judge Brad Seligman ’78 and Judge Charles Smiley ’97.

June 17, 2015 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Easements and Boundary DisputesEasements & Boundary Disputes: Recent Case Developments

Please join the ACBA Real Estate Section and David Roth for a review and analysis of all significant boundary easement cases over the past 18 months. Important cases in this presentation include: irrevocable licenses, equitable easements, boundary location, prescriptive easements, and more!

June 17, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

RoundtableRoundtable Discussion #2 – Labor and Employment Law

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 senarios from the group.

June 23, 2015 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Ins and Outs of Depositions

Please join the ACBA Barristers Section and the ACCTLA for an informative program, during which defense and plaintiff experts break down the ins and outs of preparing for, taking, and defending depositions.

June 26, 2015 from 12:00 PM – 4:15 PM

ACBA East Bay Bankruptcy Symposium

Please join us for a half day of MCLE programs worth 3.5 hours of general credit. Programs are as follows: A View From the Bench – Judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California – Oakland Division will discuss recent developments and changes to court procedure to achieve uniformity; Bankruptcy Crimes and Debtor’s Counsel – A discussion of bankruptcy crimes and how to protect yourself and your client; and Estate Property Conversion From Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 – A discussion on case law surrounding what is in the Chapter 7 estate upon conversion from Chapter 13 and the valuation of assets.