This September, we have three town hall meetings, thirteen hours of MCLE credit, a Dine with a Judge lunch, a tailgate at the A’s vs Giants game, and a program dedicated to getting the most out of Social Security! It’s going to be a busy month, we look forward to seeing you at an event soon.
September 2, 2015 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (Rene C. Davidson)
Judge Jacobson, the recently elected PJ, has big changes in store for our courts. He reached out to CAAP to set up two brown-bag town hall-type meetings. The information will be the same at both meetings where he wants to unveil his vision and hear your thoughts. These town tall meetings are FREE, but we ask that you please RSVP to reserve your spot.
September 3, 2015 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (Hayward Hall of Justice)
September 9th and 16th from 5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.
This program will prepare participants to volunteer for VLSC’s guardianship clinics. There is a special set of skills needed when dealing with pro pers Guardianship cases – learn how to best serve these people from the folks who are in the trenches every day.
This program will review the recent legal changes, explain the impacts on same-sex couples, highlight the special concerns of non-traditional families and transgendered parties, and provide guidance to help mediators learn how to be effective in this arena.
September 10, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ACBA Barristers Section members are invited to join Alameda County Superior Court Judge Noël Wise for lunch and casual conversation.
September 15, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Over a full decade after the implementation of the Private Attorney General Act of 2004, debate continues in both the legal community and the courts over some of the most fundamental elements of this statute. In this seminar, the panelists will provide insight from both sides of the aisle on the questions and controversies still surrounding PAGA claims, the challenges facing those now litigating them, and how the most recent court decisions will impact how these cases will be prosecuted and defended going forward.
September 16, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Handling construction payment disputes in California can be a turbulent process. But armed with the necessary legal knowledge, you can successfully manage even the most complex and costly situation. This lunch-hour program will enable you to recognize the scope of mechanics lien protections, and review available remedies and protections.
September 17, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
This program will cover presentation alternatives and their advantages/trade-offs (paper, Elmos, exhibit boards, PowerPoint, Trial Director / Sanction); equipment for presenting in court; trial presentation software; getting past objections to the use of visual presentations; cost recovery for trial presentation.
September 24, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This program will provide an overview of a partition action from intake to judgment with a focus on the unique procedural requirements and practical issues that arise in such matters. Mr. Austin will present the litigation aspects while mediator Jim Hildreth will address strategies for dealing with the individuals often involved in partition actions from the ADR perspective. This program should be considered introductory in nature, yet useful to any practitioner interested in expanding their real estate practice.
September 24, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The class will cover the details and techniques involved in selecting a jury in a civil trial, including voir dire and challenges for cause. Topics for discussion include:
- When do you start thinking about voir dire?
- Use of mock juries – formal and informal;
- Jury Questionnaires – Pros & Cons;
- What areas do you need to voir dire on in every case?
- The limited and unlimited voir dire;
- Motions in limine about voir dire pocket briefs; and
- What do you need to know about the courtroom, the judge and challenges, including how are the seats designated.
September 25, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Battle of the Bay, or Bay Bridge Series, is a great opportunity to socialize and network with your peers while enjoying a fantastic evening of baseball. Please join us for a pregame tailgate in the parking lot (exact location TBA) with food and drinks before the game.
September 29, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Most of us are paying into Social Security but know little about how to maximize our benefits, which can be worth over $1 million for a couple retiring today. The most commonly used strategy of starting benefits at age 62 may not be optimal. Yet, the misperceptions about the program often lead people to make that choice. Attendees will walk away with a greater understanding of Social Security that will help them:
- Avoid mistakes that leave money on the table
- Learn strategies to maximize your benefits
- Effectively use Social Security to help prevent outliving your assets
September 29, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
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, wage and hour litigation, harassment and discrimination, with a focus on PAGA (the topic of the L&E Nuts and Bolts, Part VI), and/or scenarios from the group.
September 30, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Please join Judge Jacobson for a meeting to discuss the Alameda County Superior Court’s plans for 2016 and beyond. The meeting will take place in Judge Jacobson’s courtroom in Hayward. Assistant Presiding Judge Jacobson and other members of the Court would like to discuss with interested lawyers the Court’s plan to move Probate to Hayward. The Court is interested in input from the Probate Bar on this change.
September 30, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
This MCLE will cover the ins and outs of litigating a high profile case. Do you know what to do when the media is in a frenzy about your case? Learn how to professionally and ethically handle the spotlight while protecting your client, advancing your case, and staying within the bounds of the ethics code.