Alameda County
Bar Association

March Upcoming Programs and Events 
Upcoming Programs and Events

ACBA March CLE and Events: 

Remember – FREE CLE for our members! 

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

Employment Law Update for Business Owners

Date/Time: March 8 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Sponsors: Business Section, Labor & Employment Section

This program will focus on recent developments in case law and the bills signed into law affecting California employers. Speaker Jenn Protas will share what business owners need to understand to comply with the changes and how to implement policies to satisfy new requirements. Register

March ACBA Side Bar at Lake Chalet

Date/Time: March 8 5:30PM – 7:00PM

Sponsors: ADR Section, Labor & Employment Section

Socialize and enjoy some light bites at Lake Chalet, located in the historic Oakland Boathouse. Lake Chalet offers classic dishes with stunning views of Lake Merritt and a full bar. Register


Recent Developments in Real Estate Law

Date/Time: March 15 12:00PM – 1:30PM
Sponsor: Real Estate Section
Please join us for an expert analysis of recent top real estate case decisions from 2016. Professor Roger Bernhardt and Christine Tour-Sarkissian will offer their expert analysis of the impact these case decisions have on California law. Register

Using Practice Guides for Initial Pleadings, Responsive Pleadings, and Motions

Date/Time: March 15 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Sponsor: Barrister Section
Join us to learn the best practices for utilizing civil practice guides for California State court pleadings. This program will focus on initial and responsive pleadings, utilizing guides to determine next steps and assist with thinking a few steps ahead in litigation. Register

Elder Mediation and Estate Planning: Dispute Resolution Before They Die

Date/Time: March 16 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Sponsors: ADR Section, Business Section, Real Estate Section, Trusts & Estates Section
The parties to a post-death dispute often settle in mediation, right before trial. Should attorneys consider mediation before pleadings have been filed? Or even during the estate planning process? Join us as we explore these questions and more. Engage in a dialogue between an optimist and a skeptic about the uses of facilitated conversations while estate planning clients are still alive. Register

Trusts and Estates March Study Group

Date/Time: March 21 11:45AM – 1:15PM
Sponsor: Trusts & Estates Section
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

Current Changes in the Landscape of Immigration

Date/Time: March 21 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Sponsors: ACBA, BALI, Social Justice Collaborative
Please join us for a discussion regarding current changes in the immigration landscape. Topics:  What laws/policies have changed? The changes predicted on the near horizon with the new administration; Changes in legal strategies and tactics; and how to retool and think creatively to best service clients in a changing administration. Register

Navigating the Requirements for Analyzing Climate Change Impacts Under CEQA

Date/Time: March 22 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Sponsors: Barrister Section, Environmental Section, Real Estate Section
Join us for a panel discussion exploring various approaches for evaluating greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and climate adaptation in this rapidly evolving area of the law. Register

Getting to Yes and Beyond: Best Practices in Settling Employment Claims

Date/Time: March 29 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Sponsor: Labor & Employment Section

How to Open a Successful Criminal Defense Practice

Date/Time: March 30 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Sponsor: Barrister Section, Criminal Section
Interested in opening a solo criminal defense practice? What are the pros and cons of going solo? This program will cover the basics, including: Business licenses; Finding and buying/leasing office space; Banking and financial management; and more! Register
Learn more about all these ACBA March CLE and events and register here: