Alameda County
Bar Association

Attention Compliance Group 1 (A-G) 

MCLE COMPLIANCE COUNTDOWN - FBFor those attorneys with last names beginning with A-G (Group 1) your compliance period ends on January 31, 2016!

Please join us for a full day of MCLE programs, worth 6 hours of specialty MCLE credit!

Why scramble to meet the State Bar’s requirements when you can knock out all six hours of mandatory specialty credits in one day? Similar programs cost upwards of $600, don’t miss out on this great deal!

Register here to reserve your spot, and take advantage of this great deal!
CLE requirements:
Legal Ethics 4 hr(s)
Substance Abuse 1 hr(s)
Elimination of Bias 1 hr(s)


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. • Registration & Breakfast

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Session Title: The Ins and Outs of Professional Responsibility
3 Hours Legal Ethics MCLE 
Speaker: Robert Hawley, Former State Bar Deputy Executive Director 
Robert Hawley served as Acting & Deputy Executive Director of the State Bar of California. His areas of responsibility for the State Bar, among other things, have included oversight of the State Bar’s Professional Competence Unit which administers the Ethics Hotline, the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC), the State Bar’s professional responsibility publications and other functions related to the development of California’s Rules of Professional Conduct. He was also the State Bar’s employee relations officer and oversaw all labor and employment functions.
Description: An overview of current ethical legal issues. What are you required to do? This session will cover: on duty/off duty conduct; the virtual office; fees; files; confidentiality and more. Mr. Hawley will also give an inside look at the State Bar’s discipline system.

Lunch Session: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Session Title: Inebriation, Intervention, and Insight: Lessons From Losing
1 hour Compentence Issues MCLE 
Speaker: Gary Gwilliam, Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer
Gary Gwilliam has tried over 180 jury cases, of which more than 150 were personal injury cases. He has handled major cases in every area of consumer law, including serious automobile and construction accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, bad faith insurance, civil rights (including police misconduct), wrongful termination and employment discrimination and harassment, and has recently specialized more in employment law.
Description: Hear from someone who has been there and pulled through. This session will cover work/life balance, warning signs, understanding addiction, and available resources.

Afternoon Session One: 1:35 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. 

Session Title: Understanding Implicit Bias & How It Impacts Our Community
1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE 
Speaker: Chris Bridges, Butler Koshland Fellow, The Equal Justice Society
Chris Bridges is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. He also holds an MS in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and a BS in Political Science and BA in Criminal Justice, both from North Carolina Central University, where he founded and led the Black Unification and Resocialization Network, an organization with a mission to provide education, support, networking, and community advocacy tools for African American students. Chris recently finished a two year fellowship with the ACLU of Northern California as the Racial Justice Project Fellow, where he worked on school to prison pipeline issues as a member of the Education Equity team. Under the mentorship of Eva Paterson, Chris is continuing to work on school discipline and education issues as well as inequities within the criminal justice system.
Description: This training will address the social science around “Implicit Bias” and provide examples of how implicit biases can affect our day-to-day operations in society, as well as result in disparate negative treatment towards people of color, even when seemingly “race-neutral” policies are applied. This presentation will also address in greater detail the impact implicit bias can play in the school-to-prison pipeline.

Afternoon Session Two: 2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Session Title: Ethics Update: Proposed Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct
1 hour Legal Ethics MCLE 
Speaker: Carol Langford, Law Office of Carol M. Langford
Carol Langford specializes in giving advice on legal ethics and discipline to attorneys, judges, law firms and corporations, and in representing lawyers and law students before the California State Bar in disciplinary and admissions matters.
Description: Gain insight from someone who worked on the proposed revisions to the California Rules of Professional Conduct. Learn about how and why the changes were proposed. What would the changes mean for attorneys? Find out on December 11th!

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