Alameda County
Bar Association

ACBA August CLE and Events 
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August is heating up at the ACBA – Cool down with FREE CLE for our members! 

New ACBA programs and events are added daily! For more information about August CLE programs and events, 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 will be a $10 administrative fee if you cannot make the program, and do not cancel in advance. A $10 fee will also be assessed for day-of and walk-in registrations.

Learn more about the August CLE we offer and register here:

August 4, 2017
(Tilden Park Golf Course)
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ACBA Barristers Golf Classic

The ACBA Barristers Section will hold the 13th Annual Barristers Golf Classic at the Tilden Park Golf Course in Berkeley.

August 5, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CLASP Free Legal Drop-in Clinic

This is an excellent opportunity to make an outsized difference. You can sign up to volunteer every month, or just on Saturdays that work for you. If you are interested in volunteering with the clinic or would like more information, please contact Christina Wiellette at (510) 302-2216, or

August 5th and 12th, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Practical Skills New Attorney Boot Camp

The ACBA’s 2-day New Attorney Boot Camp is designed specifically to jump start your legal career. We will cover all those practical skills that you need to be a lawyer – but didn’t learn in law school.

August 9, 2017 – SOLD OUT
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
ACBA Tips From the Bench Series 
Best Practices in Criminal Court From Start to Finish

Please join us to hear from an esteemed panel of Judges on how to successfully achieve results in Criminal Court. The panel will discuss wide array of topics such as arraignments, flow of the case; law & motion and pretrial for both misdemeanors and felonies, discovery options, bail & motion hearings, civility and much more!  

August 15, 2017
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ACBA Trusts and Estates Section
Trusts and Estates August Study Group

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.

August 15, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Succession Planning Series
The Importance of Proper Beneficiary Designations

We know that you work hard every day to make a living, which normally includes working to achieve your client’s goals, and in doing so it’s easy to let your own personal business matters fall to the waste side. Don’t jeopardize all that you’ve worked so hard to achieve – we encourage you to attend this program to ensure that you are properly designating beneficiaries for you own personal affairs/estate. 

August 16, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Real Estate Section
Cannabis Law for Real Estate Attorneys

Please join us for a lunchtime seminar on current cannabis criminal laws and enforcement trends in California. We will also discuss where the black market may go next. 

August 17, 2017
(Doña Tomás)
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Dine Around for Justice: Doña Tomás

To participate, make a reservation, or just drop-in and dine. 15% of your meal will be donated to VLSC automatically. 

August 17, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
ACBA Labor and Employment Section
Elimination of Bias: The Bias Towards Explicit “No”

Many legal cases require a well-crafted response to the question, “Why didn’t they just say no?” This program uses the science of linguistic anthropology to demonstrate why, and explains the five main factors that can constrain someone from explicitly saying no. 

August 19, 2017
(Adventure Playground)
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Family Law Section
ACBA Family Picnic

The ACBA is hosting another family-friendly event! Join us for some fun in the sun at Berkeley Marina. Small bites and refreshments will be provided. We have reserved two hours at the Marina’s Adventure Playground, a kid-friendly outdoor facility where kids and adults can use tools to build or add on to structures. We hope to see you with the kids along!

August 22,2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA IP Section
Corporate Formation, Licensing, Patent, and Compliance Issues Facing Cannabis Entrepreneurs

Join the ACBA for this informative panel presentation with cannabis attorneys specializing in corporate formation, intellectual property, patents, and regulatory/compliance issues specific to the cannabis space.

August 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ethics, Law & Technology

In today’s world, every attorney should understand the dos and don’ts of using technology in the courtroom, the huge impact it can have on juries and the risks (including malpractice) of trying cases the old fashioned way. Join us to learn the most effective ways to engage jaded juries and judges and how to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to using courtroom technology. 

August 24, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ACBA Succession Planning Series
Law Practice Successorship

What does the practitioner do with a law practice when its time to retire or when incapacity unexpectedly strikes?

August 24, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Dine Around for Justice: Duende

To participate, make a reservation, or just drop-in and dine. 15% of your meal will be donated to VLSC automatically. 

August 31,2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ACBA ADR Section
Smart Conflict Resolution: Understanding Emotional Conflict Hooks

This workshop is specifically designed for conflict resolution professionals who regularly find themselves in the middle of difficult complex conversations. Participants will discover and explore their own triggers/hooks, and how they can anticipate others’ hooks. They will walk away with an action based tool that will change the way they understand and approach challenging conversations.

August 31, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
ACBA Barristers Section
How to Get a Legal Job

Find out how to re-tool your job search! This program will tackle the gritty details of job hunting for lawyers. Panelists will talk about what hiring managers are looking for, how to stand out, and how to emphasize your experience and strengths. There will be a Q&A session at the end, so come prepared with questions!

Learn more about the August CLE we offer and register here: