Alameda County
Bar Association

May Upcoming ACBA Programs and Events 

Important DatesNew events are added daily! For more information about upcoming programs, or to register, please call 510-302-2201, visit Lunch (or snacks for evening events) will be provided for most MCLE programs. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to program start time, and events are held at the ACBA office, at 1000 Broadway, Suite 480, in Oakland, unless stated otherwise. Please note, there is an extra $10 fee for day-of and walk-in registrations.

Getting to Know Tax Returns: What All Family Lawyers Need to Know

Cost: $0 – 65, depending on membership status
MCLE: 1 hr general
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Leslie Dawson, CPA, CVA, ABV, CFF, Dawson CPA Firm

Please join the ACBA Family Law Section, ADR Section, and Leslie Dawson for an overview of what family law practitioners need to know about tax returns.

This program will cover: what to look for in the W-2, Schedule C (profit or loss for a business), Schedule E (supplemental income and loss), and Schedule K-1 (shareholder or partner income and deductions). It will also include an overview of Forms 1040 (individual tax form), 1120 (US corporation income tax return), and 1120S (US income for an S Corporation). Register/Learn More

Justice for All: Celebrating Pro Bono 2016

Location: Scott’s Seafood Restaurant, Jack London Square
Cost: $150
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Justice Martin Jenkins

Please help us celebrate Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) volunteers. We will honor our Volunteers of the Year, Pro Bono Leadership Award recipient, and Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Service recipients.

There will be an exciting silent auction and raffle starting at 5:30 p.m. utilizing mobile bidding. Check out our silent auction items, and get a head start on bidding All proceeds benefit VLSC. The dinner program features remarks from Oakland native Associate Justice Martin Jenkins and presentation of the pro bono awards. Learn More

May Side Bar – A Monthly Networking Event

Location: Downtown Wine Merchants, 102 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Cost: $0 – 25, depending on membership status, ACBA members are FREE!
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

We are hosting monthly socials to bring our members together in a friendly, laid back setting. Keep an eye out for more information on the June social! Light snacks will be provided, no host bar. Register/Learn More

Alameda County 2016 Judicial Election Forum

Location: Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1
Cost: $FREE
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Please join us for a forum to hear directly from the candidates about why each is suited to sit on the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Bench. There are three seats open this June, six candidates in the mix, and a record turnout predicted for the June primary! This forum will be moderated by Judge Tara Flanagan and Judge James Cramer in City Hall’s Hearing Room #1. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions. This event is free, but we expect it to be at capacity, so reserve your spot today!

Confirmed Participants
Scott Jackson, Law Professor (Superior Court Judge, Office #1)
David Lim, Prosecutor/ City Councilmember (Superior Court Judge, Office #1)
Barbara Thomas, Victims’ Rights Attorney (Superior Court Judge, Office #1)
Jennifer Madden, Human Trafficking Prosecutor (Superior Court Judge, Office #2)
Jonathan Van Ee, Public Interest Attorney (Superior Court Judge, Office #2)
(Margaret Fujioka, Administrative Hearing Officer, Superior Court Judge, Office #14, will send a representative). Register/Learn More

Trusts and Estates May Study Group

Sponsors: ACBA Trusts and Estates Section and EBTEL
Cost: $FREE for ACBA and EBTEL members
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The study group is an opportunity for both new and experienced practitioners to ask practice questions, collaborate and learn. Register/Learn More

BALI Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Location: BALI HQ – 125 12th Street, Suite 100, Oakland
Cost: $FREE
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Celebrating the growth of BALI | Bay Area Legal Incubator as we commemorate the opening of our new hub within the Alameda County Law Library. Register/Learn More

Unlawful Detainer Mediation Training

Sponsor: Volunteer Legal Services Corporation
Cost: $25 materials fee
MCLE: 3 hrs general
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Speakers: Judge Kimberly Colwell, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
Anne Omura, Eviction Defense Center
Cary Gold, BASF JDC
Ryan Mayberry, Todd Rothbard Law Offices
Alan Horwitz, Law Offices of Alan Horwitz

This training that will cover: the basics of Unlawful Detainer (eviction) law; an explanation of the typical settlement terms in these cases; the basics of how to conduct a meditation, with particular attention on handling meditations in which one or both parties are unrepresented; and the view from the bench.

To attend: Volunteers must be attorneys admitted to and in good standing with the State Bar of California. Volunteers must also have at least five years practical experience. Register/Learn More

Bankruptcy 101 for Litigators

Sponsor: ACBA Trial Practice, Bankruptcy, and Barristers Sections
Cost: $0-90, depending on membership status
MCLE: 1.5 hr general MCLE credit
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Speakers: Judge Charles D. Novack, United State Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California; and Mark Bostick, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean

Please join us for a survey of bankruptcy principles, law, and strategy for non-bankruptcy attorneys, particularly civil litigators. The MCLE will cover: interplay between state court litigation and bankruptcy court litigation; understanding the importance of the automatic stay in bankruptcy; filing a claim for a client in bankruptcy court; resolving state court litigation in bankruptcy court; litigating for your client in bankruptcy court; and a brief discussion on traps for the unwary litigator in bankruptcy. Register/Learn More