Alameda County
Bar Association

July ACBA Upcoming Programs and Events 
This month at the ACBA we’re kicking off summer with four MCLE trainings, a Labor and Employment Roundtable, lunch with Judge Colwell, and our popular Summer Reception!
Nuts and BoltsJuly 8, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Connexion Conference Facility)

Labor and Employment Law Nuts and Bolts, Part IV: Wage and Hour Litigation

Please join the ACBA Labor and Employment and Barristers Sections for the fourth program in the Labor and Employment Nuts & Bolts Series. Part IV will cover handling wage and hour claims. Kerry Lewis from the Labor Commissioner’s office will discuss how to execute claims before the Labor Commissioner, and two experienced practitioners will discuss managing wage and hour claims from a plaintiff’s and a defense perspective. Attendees will learn what to look for when prosecuting or defending the most common wage and hour cases.

Mediating High Profile CasesJuly 8, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Mediating High Profile Cases

Some disputes capture public imagination because of their timely and poignant social import, others because of the notoriety or celebrity of the parties involved. This program, directed to mediators and counsel alike, examines the special considerations, dynamics, strategies, and ethics that can come into play when mediated disputes appear on the radar of public curiosity, interest, and fascination.

JColwell Flanaganuly 10, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. (County Admin Building, Dept 18)

Dine with a Judge: Hon. Kimberly Colwell

ACBA Barristers Section members are invited to join Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Colwell for lunch and casual conversation on Friday July 10, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. at the County Administration Building, Department 18 in Oakland.

RoundtableJuly 15, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion, Part IV: 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, with a focus on wage and hour litigation (the topic of the L&E Nuts and Bolts Part IV), and/or scenarios from the group.

stock-illustration-16304138-vector-citrus-backgroundJuly 23, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Bocanova)

ACBA Summer Reception 2015

Mix and mingle with members of the bench, bar and staff at Bocanova, one of the best culinary experiences in the East Bay. Enjoy a picturesque sunset over the waterfront while sampling Bocanova’s delicious Pan-American fare. Bring your colleagues who have yet to join the ACBA – if they become members at the reception, you will all receive a complimentary drink on the ACBA!

Artist's_concept_of_collision_at_HD_172555July 30, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

When Divorce and Bankruptcy Collide

Please join the ACBA Bankruptcy and Family Law Sections for a session on considerations for both family law and bankruptcy practitioners when these practice areas intersect in a case. This program will include timing the filing of a bankruptcy or divorce case to maximize the benefits for your clients, things that can be done (and avoided) to minimize complications in the other case, and other issues of which to be aware.

Learn and Earn Keys on KeyboardJuly 30, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Cost-Effective Research: Saving Time and Separating the Wheat from Chaff

In this program, Alameda County Law Library (ACLL) librarians Mark Estes and Emily Bergfeld will discuss:

  • free research options (the coverage, authenticity, etc.) and explain select features of those tools;
  • when to begin your research in books; and
  • when to continue your research in a premium legal research database available free of charge at the Alameda County Law Library.