Alameda County
Bar Association

January Upcoming ACBA Programs and Events 
Upcoming Programs and Events

Important DatesACBA Programs and Events: January

Remember – FREE CLE for our members! 

New ACBA programs and events are added daily! For more information about upcoming ACBA 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.

Learn more about all these events or register here:

January 10, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

The Cost of Lost Civility – 1.5 HR Ethics

How can litigators face the challenge of dealing with difficult clients and attorneys in a competitive and sometimes combative environment? Join the ACBA Trial Practice Section for a program addressing the practical problems and ethical issues practitioners face on a day-to-day basis, and the impact of the loss of civility on our practices and our lives. Learn More

January 11, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Cuba Book Night –  no CLE

Please join Bari Robinson, member and former Executive Director and General Counsel of the ACBA, in a discussion and book signing of her recently released book, Cuba’s Guarded Promise: A Snapshot of a Country on the Cusp of Enormous Change.  

Ms. Robinson returned from Cuba early this year and was so intrigued by what she saw and experienced that she was compelled to write about that country before the effects of the huge political, legal, sociological, and economic changes took root in Cuba’s culture and people. Come prepared to hear excerpts from her book and join in a very lively and informative discussion.  Learn More

January 17, 2017 from 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Trust and Estates January Study Group –  no CLE

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.  Learn More

January 18, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM 

Nonprofit Hybrid Structures: Intersections Between Nonprofits and For-profits – 1.0 HR General

Join the ACBA Business Section for a lunch hour seminar on hybrid company structures involving for-profit and nonprofit entities. The presentation will discuss various forms of hybrid structures for mission-oriented organizations, including for-profit subsidiaries of nonprofits, corporate foundations, and affiliated nonprofit and for-profit organizations. We will review choice of entity considerations, as well as the tax, corporate, and regulatory implications of different hybrid structures.  Learn More

January 18, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 06:30 PM

Civil Rights Litigation in Federal Court – 1.0 HR general

Join the Barristers Section for an overview of civil rights litigation in Federal Court, including the basics of federal court practice and the gathering of records and facts through to the trial. Speaker John Burris is a well-known and accomplished civil rights attorney, whose practice includes police misconduct, excessive force, false arrest, and racial profiling, among other issues in civil litigation. John practices in the Bay Area and beyond, from Sacramento to Los Angeles. This is going to be an informative and interesting program.  Learn More

January 19, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM

Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment – 1.5 HR Competence Issues

Join the ACBA ADR Section and The Mediation Society for an insightful overview of the substance abuse challenges attorneys face. Speaker David Mann will present a review of the brain chemistry of addiction and alcoholism, as well as a discussion of the behavioral and health consequences of the disease. He will offer insights into the personality traits of attorneys and the qualities of the legal profession that combine to make lawyers significantly more susceptible to addiction, and more difficult to treat, than the general population.

David will present a case study of an addict attorney, as well as a self-diagnosis exercise for attorneys to utilize if they are concerned that they may have a problem which needs to be addressed. His concluding remarks are directed towards both systemic and individual solutions to the problem with references to specific strategies and resources available to attorneys. David approaches this very serious topic in a manner that incorporates humor and irony and invites attorneys to engage in some self-reflection.  Learn More

January 24, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Representing Children in Immigration Matters: the Unique Role of the Family Court – 0.5 HR Ethics, 0.5 HR General

Unprecedented numbers of immigrant children have arrived in the United States in recent years, seeking safety from abuse, gang violence, persecution, and other dangers. Please join the Family Law Section for a lunch hour program on the essentials of working with children in immigration matters and the unique role of the Family Court in pursuing legal relief. Learn about the process of representing these children, crossover with the family law courts, and ethical considerations when working with trauma survivors.

The speakers for this class are from Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). KIND is a national non-profit that trains and mentors pro bono attorneys to represent children who face the possibility of removal from the United States.  Learn More

January 25, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Pay Equity: Recent Developments and How to Litigate Equal Pay Act Claims – 1 Hr Elimination of Bias

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January 26, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

ACBA Installation and Distinguished Service Awards Dinner

Please join the Alameda County legal community as we welcome the 2017 Alameda County Bar Association’s Board of Directors and honor the work of the Distinguished Service Award recipients.
Mingle with your colleagues and enjoy a delicious dinner, catered by Scott’s Seafood, during the awards ceremony. We are pleased to announce David J. Kelly, General Counsel & Vice President of Basketball Management and Strategy for the Bay Area’s own Golden State Warriors, as this year’s featured speaker.  Learn More

January 31, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

2017 Criminal Justice Propositions: Tools for Movement Building and Advocacy – 2 HR General

Co-Sponsored by: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, BALI, ACBA, and VLSC

This event will bring together attorneys, legal service providers and organizers to train attorneys and community members on the nuts and bolts changes to the law that took effect after the 2017 election through Propositions 57, 64 and 66. The event will conclude with a panel and discussion on larger policy questions: where do we go from here, especially in terms of anti-death penalty work.  Learn More

Learn more about all these ACBA programs and events and register here: