Alameda County
Bar Association

July Upcoming 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.

July Side Bar Social at Lungomare

Sponsors: Bankruptcy and Trial Practice Sections

Location: Lungomare

Cost: $0-25, ACBA members are FREE


Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mix and mingle at Lungomare, a local favorite. At Lungomare, old world meets new world as Chef Craig Di Fonzo uses local produce and ingredients to express a taste unique to Italian tradition. Lungomare also serves wine and beer from local wineries and breweries. Come join us for our monthly ACBA social event, sponsored by the ACBA Bankruptcy and Trial Practice Sections. Register/Learn More

Best Business Practices for Family Law Attorneys

Sponsors: ACBA Family Law, Business, and Barristers Sections

Cost: $0-90, depending on membership status

MCLE: 1.5 hrs Legal Ethics credit

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Speakers: Erin Levine, Levine Family Law Group; Brian A. Ripley, Attorney at Law

Please join the ACBA Family Law, Business, and Barristers Sections for an inside look at the best business practices for family law practices. Erin Levine will discuss helping you and your team be more productive managing cases, hiring employees, and running and growing a successful business. Brian Ripley will discuss selection and formation of an appropriate business entity, development, and implementation of effective risk management strategies and techniques, business best practices, pitfalls and tips, as well as important considerations for winding down or selling a law practice. This MCLE will provide a wealth of information for both newer and seasoned attorneys. Register/Learn More

Trusts and Estates July Study Group

Sponsor: ACBA Trusts and Estates Section

Cost: FREE


Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

Ethical Challenges for Family Law Lawyers

Sponsor: ACBA Family Law Section

Cost: $0-65, depending on membership status

MCLE: 1 hr Legal Ethics CLE credit

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Honorable Patrick J. Mahoney, JAMS

In this program, Judge Mahoney examines the California State Bar disciplinary process and real life ethical challenges for family lawyers. He will discuss how decisions are made as to whether a complaint is sent for investigation, whether a Notice of Disciplinary Charges is filed, and how recommendations for levels of discipline are analyzed. Also included: discipline for personal conduct outside the practice of law. Register/Learn More

Litigation Strategies in Employment Cases: From a Plaintiffs, Defenses, and Judicial Perspective

Sponsors: ACBA Trial Practice and Labor & Employment Sections

Cost: $0-90, depending on membership status

MCLE: 2 hrs general CLE credit

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Speakers: Judge Robert B. Freedman, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda (Dept 20); Margaret Jean Grover, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP; J. Gary Gwilliam, Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer

Please join us for a discussion on proven litigation strategies in employment cases. Our experienced panel of speakers will cover: Case Evaluation; Early Settlement Strategies; Filing and Responding to Complaint; Selecting Claims and Venue; Responding to the Complaint; Judicial Perspective on Early Motion Practices; Discovery Perspectives; Settlement Conference/Mediation; Trial; Jury/Non-jury; Bifurcation; Association of Counsel; and Judicial Thoughts on Trial.  Register/Learn More

ACBA 2016 Summer Reception

Cost: FREE for ACBA Members

Location: Bocanova, Jack London Square

MCLE: No CLE credit

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Make the most of your ACBA membership! Mix and mingle with members of the bench, bar, and staff at Bocanova, one of the best culinary experiences in the East Bay. Enjoy a picturesque sunset over the waterfront while sampling Bocanova’s delicious Pan-American fare.

Bring your colleagues who have yet to join the ACBA – if they become members at the reception, you will both receive a complimentary drink on the ACBA! This event is FREE for ACBA Members, but we ask that you please RSVP by July 22, 2016.  Register/Learn More

For more events

For the full calendar of events, please visit: To learn more about our practice area sections, please visit our website or contact our Membership and Education Manager Hadassah Hayashi at or (510) 302-2200.