Important DatesNew events are added daily! For more information about upcoming programs, or to register, please call (510) 302-2201 or visit www.acbanet.org/Calendar. We have a few special events occurring throughout August, including our annual Dine Around for Justice fundraising event, which benefits VLSC; and the new Intro to Practice Areas Series, a 10-part series helping new attorneys decide which area of law they want to pursue. 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.

Family Law for the New or Transitioning Practitioner

Sponsors: ACBA Family Law and Barristers Sections
Cost: $0-50, depending on membership status, FREE for ACBA Barristers
MCLE: 1 hr general credit
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Speakers: Anna Bednarczyk, Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP; Andrea Goldman, Law Offices of Andrea Goldman
Curious about family law? This program will cover the basic skills necessary to make it in the challenging field of family law. We will go over the basic forms applicable to any dissolution action filed in California, including: Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and Summons, automatic restraining orders, and the UCCJEA form (for when children are at issue). Join us to learn the difference between a dissolution action and a paternity action as well as practical tips and names of practice guides essential to successful practice in this field. Register/Learn More

Dine Around for Justice at Doña Tomás

Sponsor: ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC)
Location: Restaurante Doña Tomás
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine and fresh-squeezed lime margaritas at Doña Tomás for a great cause! On Thursday, August 4, Doña Tomás will donate 15% of the evening’s revenue to VLSC, providing essential legal services to low-income people in Alameda County. To participate, make a reservation or just drop in and dine! Learn More

A Day in the Life of Employment Lawyers

Sponsors: ACBA Labor & Employment and Barristers Sections
Cost: $0-50, depending on membership status, FREE for ACBA Barristers
MCLE: 1 hr general credit
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Speakers: Jamie Rudman, Sanchez & Amador, LLP; Sonya L. Smallets, Minnis & Smallets; Krista Stevenson Johnson, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP; Karla Franklin, Gap Inc.; Robert Nuddleman, Nuddleman Law Firm, PC
Curious about employment law? A diverse panel of experienced employment attorneys will discuss the nature of their practices and how new attorneys and those considering a change can enter the field. Topics include the wide range of employment law practices and topics, skills every new employment lawyer should have, the employment law job market, client development/marketing, and the secrets to the panelists’ success in the field. Register/Learn More

A Day in the Life of a Business Attorney

Sponsors: ACBA Business and Barristers Sections
Cost: $0-50, depending on membership status, FREE for ACBA Barristers
MCLE: 1.5 hrs general credit
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Speakers: Rafael Pacquing, Attorney at Law; Hazhir Zahed, SPZ Legal
Curious about business and transactional law? Two experienced business attorneys will discuss the nature of their practices and what a day in the life of a transactional attorney looks like. They will also talk about what led them to transactional practice, explain how to form a new business, and give tips on how new attorneys and those considering a change can enter the field. Register/Learn More

August Side Bar Social at Lake Chalet

Location: Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill
Cost: $0-25, ACBA Members are FREE
MCLE: No CLE
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Soak up some sun and network with colleagues out on the docks at Lake Chalet. Located in the historic Oakland Boathouse, Lake Chalet offers classic dishes with stunning views of Lake Merritt and a full bar. Join us for our monthly Side Bar! Register/Learn More

Dine Around for Justice at Duende

Sponsor: ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC)
Location: Duende, 468 19th Street, Oakland
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy Duende’s delicious tapas and Spanish plates with amazing cocktails for a great cause! On Thursday, August 11, Duende will donate 15% of the evening’s revenue to VLSC, providing essential legal services to low-income people in Alameda County. To participate, make a reservation or just drop in and dine! Learn More

12th Annual Barristers Golf Classic

Sponsor: ACBA Barristers Section
Location: Monarch Bay Golf Course in San Leandro
Cost: $150-160, depending on membership status
MCLE: Not eligible
Date: Friday, August 12, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Barristers Golf Classic supports the education, mentoring, and professional development of new attorneys in Alameda County. The tournament will be followed by an awards presentation with appetizers and cocktails. Whether you’re a new golfer wanting to spend an afternoon networking with other attorneys an judges, or an experienced golfer hoping to see your name engraved on the President’s Cup, you’re welcome at the ACBA Barristers Golf Classic! Register/Learn More

Trusts and Estates Study Group

Sponsors: ACBA Trusts and Estates Section
Cost: FREE
MCLE: No CLE
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 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

A Day in the Life of Bankruptcy Lawyers

Sponsors: ACBA Bankruptcy and Barristers Sections
Cost: $0-50, depending on membership status, FREE for ACBA Barristers
MCLE: 1.5 hrs general credit
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Speakers: Nima Ghazvini, Office of Martha G. Bronitsky, Chapter 13 Trustee; Andrew J. Christensen, Cline Law Group
Curious about bankruptcy law? Experienced bankruptcy attorneys will discuss the nature of their practices and how new attorneys and those considering a change can enter the field. Participants can expect to walk away with an overview of the U.S. Bankruptcy System and an introduction to representing debtors and creditors in consumer bankruptcy cases. Register/Learn More

A Day in the Life of Real Estate Lawyers

Sponsors: ACBA Real Estate and Barristers Sections
Cost: $0-50, depending on membership status, FREE for ACBA Barristers
MCLE: 1.5 hrs general credit
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Speakers: Matthew Quiring, Fried & Williams LLP; Clifford Fried, Fried & Williams LLP; David Austin, Law Offices of David M. Austin; Kevin Martin, MARTIN APC
Curious about real estate law? Experienced real estate attorneys will discuss the process of advising a client, including client intake, analyzing the dispute, and litigation. Participants will learn practical advice about choosing clients, how to prepare a demand letter, and real estate practice management tips. Register/Learn More

Dine Around for Justice at Pizzaiolo

Sponsor: ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC)
Location: Pizzaiolo, 5008 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy Pizzaiolo’s delicious wood-fired pizzas and seasonal Italian dishes for a great cause! On Thursday, August 18, Pizzaiolo will donate 15% of the evening’s revenue to VLSC, providing essential legal services to low-income people in Alameda County. To participate, make a reservation or just drop in and dine! Learn More

ACBA Practical Skills (Re)Boot Camp

Sponsor: ACBA Barristers Section
Cost: $25-125, depending on membership status
MCLE: 13 hrs general CLE credit
Day 1: Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at CSU East Bay Oakland Conference Center
Day 2: Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Boalt School of Law, UC Berkeley
Whether you have a job lined up, are embarking on a search, or want to brush up on your skills, the ACBA Practical Skills (Re)Boot Camp is designed specifically to jump-start your legal career, or help you switch areas of focus. We’ve created three tracks to fit your needs: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, and Transactional Law. All sessions will be taught by teams of experienced professionals. Learn from plaintiff attorneys, civil and criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, and Alameda County Judges! Register/Learn More

Mediation Works! A Day in the Life of Mediators

Sponsors: ACBA ADR and Barristers Sections
Cost: $0-50, depending on membership status, FREE for ACBA Barristers
MCLE: 1.5 hrs general credit
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Speakers: Roger Allen, Mediator; Malcolm Sher, Law Office of Malcolm Sher
Curious about mediation? Two experienced mediators with more than 70 years of litigation practice between them will share their inisghts into the mediation process. Topics will include why mediation works, representing clients in mediation sessions, and post mediation considerations. Register/Learn More

Dine Around for Justice at Bocanova

Sponsor: ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC)
Location: Bocanova, Jack London Square, Oakland
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy Bocanova’s delicious Pan-American fare for a great cause! On Thursday, August 25, Bocanova will donate 15% of the evening’s revenue to VLSC, providing essential legal services to low-income people in Alameda County. To participate, make a reservation or just drop in and dine! Learn More

Dine with a Judge featuring Judge Andrew Steckler

Sponsor: ACBA Barristers Section
Cost: $25-40, depending on membership status
MCLE: Not eligible
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Location: Hayward Hall of Justice, Department 514 Jury Room
Special Guest: Judge Andrew Steckler, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda (Dept 514)
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 experiences, answer questions, and offer courtroom 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. Register/Learn More

A Day in the Life of Environmental Attorneys

Sponsors: ACBA Environmental Law and Barristers Sections
Cost: $0-50, depending on membership status, FREE for ACBA Barristers
MCLE: 1 hr general credit
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Speakers: Summer Nastich, Morris Polich & Purdy, LLP; more TBA
Curious about environmental law? Experienced environmental attorneys will discuss the nature of their practices and how new attorneys and those considering a change can enter the field. Register/Learn More

Practicing as a Civil Litigation Attorney

Sponsors: ACBA Trial Practice and Barristers Sections
Cost: $0-50, depending on membership status, FREE for ACBA Barristers
MCLE: 1.5 hrs general credit
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Speakers: Chris Garrett, Guichard, Teng & Portello; Kevin McLaughlin, Renne Sloan Holtzmann Sakai LLP; Austin Houvener, Toschi, Sidran, Collins & Doyle
Curious about trials? Attend this session for an overview of the civil litigation process in the Superior Courts of California. Three panelists will present a hypothetical civil case and walk participants through the various stages of civil litigation, from how to get a case, to initial case handling, through preparation and trial. Topics will include discover, summary judgment motions, and alternative disput resolution. The speakers will also discuss the “big picture” for civil litigation attorneys: specific tasks and responsibilities, practical advice and training, and how they have found success in trial practice. Register/Learn More

 

FOR MORE EVENTS

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

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