Important DatesJanuary 6, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  – 1 hr Competency Specialty Credit

ALCOHOL ABUSE & ALCOHOL MONITORING IN FAMILY LAW CASES AND LIFE

This program will explore the definition of alcohol dependence and help attorneys to understand their own alcohol use, how to identify if they are alcohol dependent, and where to go for help. Leslie Summers will also review the “he said/she said” dilemma in family law cases to help you determine when dealing with substance abuse testing is appropriate.

January 13, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 1 hr Competency, 1 hr Legal Ethics Specialty Credit

ETHICS, DISCIPLINE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN BANKRUPTCY LAW

This program will be an ethics overview of the California State Bar discipline system and an hour competence presentation on the collateral ethical implications of the alcoholic attorney, client, opposing counsel and judge.

January 13, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – 2 hrs Legal Ethics Specialty Credit

THE POVERTY SIMULATION: A LEGAL ETHICS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

The Poverty Simulation is a unique training for attorneys, staff, service providers, students and others who are interested in learning about the challenges and situations that low-income people deal with day to day. It offers the chance to understand how to work more effectively with members of this community, and to consider critically the ways in which we deliver services.

January 14, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

ACBA 2016 INSTALLATION AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS

Please join the Alameda County legal community as we welcome the 2016 Alameda County Bar Association’s Board of Directors and celebrate the accomplishments of the Distinguished Service Award recipients. Network with your colleagues and enjoy a delicious dinner, catered by Scott’s Seafood, during the awards presentation. We are pleased to welcome back former ACBA Board President and California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin as our featured speaker.

January 26, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – 1 hr Legal Ethics Specialty Credit

ETHICS OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING FOR ATTORNEYS

Overall theme: What rules apply to attorneys/law firms? Why should attorneys pay attention to social media? This presentation will cover the CA Rules of Professional Responsibility and ABA Rules will be discussed regarding each topic as necessary, in addition to any ethics opinions and other guidance. Practical answers will be provided.

January 30-31, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

THE ACBA NEW ATTORNEY BOOT CAMP – WHAT YOU DIDN’T LEARN IN LAW SCHOOL

The ACBA’s 2-day New Attorney Boot Camp is specifically designed to jump start your legal career.

Join us for sessions on conflicts of interest, confidentiality, time keeping, trust accounts, malpractice insurance, professionalism, networking and marketing, etc. before breaking into three tracks – 1) Civil Litigation, 2) Criminal, and 3) Transactional. All sessions will be taught by teams of experienced professionals. Learn from plaintiff attorneys, civil and criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, and Alameda County Judges! Special Deal: All non-member rates include 2016 membership in the ACBA!

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