Alameda County
Bar Association

February Upcoming ACBA Programs and Events 
Upcoming Programs and Events

Important DatesACBA February CLE and Events: 

Remember – FREE CLE for our members! 

New ACBA programs and events are added daily! For more information about February CLE 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 the February CLE we offer and register here:

February 3, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Navigating Through the Mortgage Modification Mediation Program (MMM) – 2.0 HR General

Please join the ACBA Bankruptcy Section and our panel of presenters for a discussion of the Mortgage Modification Mediation Program (MMM). The panel will cover proper analysis of whether an applicant is qualified for MMM, the anatomy of a successful loan modification packet, the appeals process, and preparing for worst case scenarios. Learn More

February 8, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Data Privacy and Protection – 1.0 HR General

How is the privacy and security of personal information regulated in the U.S.? What issues are companies facing? How do new regulations affect your clients? Join us at a lunch hour seminar for a guide to spotting and handling data protection issues. Speaker Ethan Forrest will discuss recent developments in U.S. privacy litigation and regulation, while addressing the concerns most likely to arise for small-to-medium technology companies. He will also cover how the EU’s replacement of Safe Harbor with Privacy Shield will change the way clients handle international data, particularly when they contract with third parties for data processing. This topic will have pervasive impact on any U.S. company doing business with European customers or vendors. You’ll want to know about these issues when advising clients with European business connections. Learn More

February 9, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Supreme Court Now: Time for a Full Court Press? – 1.0 HR General

Join us for a compelling discussion about the current state and direction of the Supreme Court of the United States. Professor Julie Nice, University of San Francisco School of Law, will present a review of the current state of the Court. She will provide insight into the Court’s current vacancy, the validity of its future decisions, and the critical swing role of Justice Kennedy. She will also discuss the capacity of the Court to resolve new challenges to constitutional democracy and the rule of law, as well as current trends in constitutional interpretation. Julie approaches this timely topic in a manner that incorporates humor and critical thinking. Be prepared to engage in a thought-provoking discussion about the direction of the Court. Learn More

February 14, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

Introduction to Environmental Law: Avoid the Boom – 1.0 HR General

The vast majority of people in industry or real estate have potential environmental liability, but not all of them – maybe only a select few of them – know about it. Even fewer know how to protect themselves or the risks they might be taking on a daily basis. This program will provide an overview of the most common laws encountered by people not in the environmental business – and how to handle them. Join the ACBA Barristers and Environmental Law Sections for an educational romp designed to help attorneys of all practice areas identify the potential minefield of environmental laws, and options for avoiding them with the intent of preventing the “BOOM”. Learn More

February 15, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

E-Signatures in Real Estate Transactions – 1.0 HR General

It has become quite common for real estate professionals to obtain digital signatures on transaction approvals and agreements. But are these so-called e-signatures secure and legal in the same way as an original wet signature? This presentation will explain in detail how digital signatures work, why they are legal in real estate transactions, and what lawyers and their clients might need to worry about. Learn More

February 15, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Barristers Night Out: Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings – no CLE

Please join the ACBA Barristers for a Warriors game on February 15, 2017 and an exclusive pregame event. David Kelly, General Counsel for the Warriors, will be available to answer questions and speak with our group one-on-one in a private room. After meeting with Mr. Kelly, we will head to our seats to enjoy the game. This is a fantastic opportunity to socialize and network with your peers while enjoying some great basketball! Learn More

February 16, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Tax Issues for Family Law Attorneys – 1.0 HR General

Please join the ACBA Family Law Section, EACBA, and Leslie Dawson at the Hayward Courthouse for an overview of what family law attorneys need to know about tax returns. This program will cover what to look for in the common forms provided by the client and/or the opposing party, including how to understand revenue and income. Learn More

February 16, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Attacking and Defending Expert Testimony at Trial – 1.5 HR General

Please join the Trial Practice Section for this evening training on the ins and outs of expert testimony. Our expert panel members will discuss expert selection, pre-trial disclosure and discovery, in limine motions, presenting expert testimony at trial, and expert cross-examination. Learn More

February 21, 2017 from 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Trusts and Estates February 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

February 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

2017 Criminal Justice Propositions: Tools for Movement Building and Advocacy – 2.0 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

February 22, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Arbitration and Mediation in State and Federal Court – 1.0 HR General

Join the ACBA Barristers and ADR Sections for an overview of arbitration and mediation in State and Federal Court. Speaker Rachel Ehrlich has a diverse legal background that includes work as a casualty and coverage attorney, insurance claims person, underwriter, and executive. Come learn about how to use mediation as a tool to settle cases before or during litigation from someone who has worked as a decision maker, mediator, counsel, party representative, and an insurance executive with final settlement authority. This is sure to be a fascinating program! Learn More

February 28, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Elder Abuse: Prevention, Detection, and Correction – 1.0 HR General

Please join the Trusts & Estates and Trial Practice Sections for a program examining various forms of elder abuse, how to recognize warning signs, and resources for assistance. Speaker Cheryl Poncini from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Elder Prevention Unit will also discuss what the Unit is and its role in redressing cases of elder maltreatment. Come prepared with your questions, there will be a Q&A period at the end of the presentation. Learn More

Learn more about all these ACBA February CLE and events and register here: