Alameda County
Bar Association

March Upcoming ACBA Programs and Events 
March 2, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – ACBA Business Section
Stock Options, Profits Interests, and Contingent Bonuses:A Quick Tax Guide to Providing Equity-Flavored Compensation

This seminar will provide a comparison of various compensation techniques intended to provide employees and other service providers with direct or indirect equity participation in the employer’s business.  Topics will include incentive and nonqualified stock options, profits interests in LLCs and partnerships, and contingent bonuses, including stock appreciation rights and phantom stock.

March 2, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – ACBA Criminal Law Section

What You Need to Know About Discovery in DUI Cases – From Detention to Chemical Testing

Please join the ACBA Criminal Law Section and the AACTLA to learn how to effectively use discovery to win at  both the DMV and in Court.  We all know what the police reports say, join us on the 2nd to find out the rest of the story. Knowing the issues and where to find  errors will be the focus of this hour long discussion.  We will discuss using both DMV and criminal subpoenas to best defend all aspects of a DUI case.

March 9, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – ACBA Labor and Employment Section

Networking at the Bar – March Sponsored by the Labor and Employment Section

Please join us this March for the second of our monthly socials at Drexl in uptown Oakland. In an effort to offer ongoing networking and social opportunities we will be hosting monthly socials to bring our members together in a friendly, laid back setting. This social is sponsored by the ACBA Labor and Employment Law Section, but you don’t have to practice labor and employment law to attend!

March 15, 2016 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – ACBA Trusts and Estates Section

Trusts and Estates March Study Group

Members of the ACBA Trusts and Estates Section and EBTEL are invited to attend monthly meetings of the ACBA Trusts and Estates Study Group. The Study Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

March 17, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – ACBA ADR, Barristers, Family Law, Labor and Employment, and Trust and Estates Sections

Intro to Mediation-Arbitration

James Madison will lead a session on the ADR process known as mediation-arbitration or “med-arb”: What is the process, origins, ethical concerns, benefits, potential pitfalls, and practical considerations of this hybrid mediation-arbitration approach to conflict resolution.

March 22, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – ACBA Real Estate and Trusts and Estates Sections

What You Need To Know About the New Revocable Transfer On Death Deed

Please join the ACBA Real Estate and Trusts and Estates Sections for a program on a new California law that creates the Revocable Transfer on Death Deed (TOD). The TOD allows a homeowner to transfer to a named beneficiary 1-4 residential real property upon the owners death without a probate proceeding.

March 24, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – ACBA Trial Practice Section

Proof of Medical Damages at Trial

Thinking about how you’ll prove the reasonable value of your client’s medical specials at your next trial?  Or maybe your defending a case and need to show the reasonable value of the plaintiff’s unpaid medical specials are less than the amount billed?  Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. proving the reasonable value of medical specials has become more involved and complex.  Come hear from our distinguished panel how to deal with Howell and beyond.

March 30, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – ACBA Barristers Section

Dine with a Judge featuring Justice Terence L. Bruiniers

Dine with a judge lunches provide the unique chance to enjoy lunch and casual conversation with some of the Bay Area’s premier judges.  Reserve your spot today, as space is limited to 10. Sound intimidating? It isn’t! All participating judges enjoy reaching out to newer attorneys to share their experience, answer questions, and offer war stories. As an added benefit, a member of the ACBA Barristers Executive Committee will be on hand to moderate and fill in as needed.

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