Alameda County
Bar Association

ACBA September CLE and Events 
March Programs and Events

Remember – CLE is FREE for ACBA members

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

September 5, 2017
12:00 p.n. – 1:30 p.m.
ACBA Immigration Section
Immigration Law for Nonspecialists

This program is designed to assist attorneys not familiar with the landscape of immigration law to identify and understand basic immigration legal issues. Come learn how to recognize and address immigration-related issues that might arise in your practice. Current awareness items will also be highlighted.

September 7, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Family Law Section
Evidence Issues in Domestic Violence Cases

This one-hour program will cover the evidence issues that commonly arise in domestic violence restraining order cases, and how to overcome those challenges in order to successfully present evidence to the court. 

September 7, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
ACBA Barristers Section
Annual Barristers Judges Social

Please join the ACBA Barristers Section for an evening with judges from the civil, criminal, family, juvenile and federal benches for a networking and mentorship cultivating experience. This event is an excellent opportunity meet members of the Federal and Alameda County Benches!

September 14, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ACBA ADR Section
Structured Negotiation as a Winning Alternative to Lawsuits

Please join the ACBA ADR Section for an informative program about a highly effective legal strategy that trades the stress and conflict of lawsuits for relationship-building and true problem solving. Structured Negotiation is a method with over twenty years of success in complex disability civil rights and technology access cases. Join us on the 14th to discuss how to apply it to other areas of law!

September 14, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
ACBA Trial Practice Section
The Case Management Cookbook

A panel of judges with substantial experience in the civil direct calendar and complex case departments of the Alameda County Superior Court will provide tangible guidance for effective approaches to civil case management during the life cycle of a variety of case types. The discussion will include their collective thoughts and insights on practical approaches to making the case management experience more efficient and productive for you, your clients and the Court. The panel will address such issues as best/worst practices with regard to the attorney’s role with and at Case Management Conferences, departmental practices and resources, and selective California Rule of Court and local rule provisions pertinent to case management. 

September 15, 2017
(Wendel Rosen)
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ACBA Bankruptcy Section
Third Annual East Bay Bankruptcy Symposium

The annual ACBA East Bay Bankruptcy Symposium is a half-day program designed for bankruptcy practitioners to keep up to date with the latest developments in the field.

September 19, 2017
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Trusts and Estates Section
September 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. A common question in these sessions is about estate planning software. The ACBA Trust and Estate Study Group will host a live video demonstration of WealthDocs, by Creighton Scott and Kristen Gann, Wealth Docx practice development consultants, at the September Study Group.

September 19, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Public Speaking for Lawyers

Clients and jurors expect lawyers to be skilled public speakers. Yet many have never had the opportunity to learn how to present effectively and with confidence. This practical CLE provides attorneys with an arsenal of techniques to enable them to address an audience with clarity and impact. It offers insightful instruction on preparation, organization and delivery, along with practical exercises that benefit the experienced as well as the novice speaker.

September 21, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Criminal Discovery with Emphasis on Ethical Obligations

Come learn about Criminal Discovery in Alameda County’s newest courthouse with experienced trial attorneys. In this brown bag lunch CLE, you will hear about criminal discovery from the perspective of a judge, a defense counsel and public defender, and a prosecutor. Learn about ethical obligations of discovery with specific emphasis on Brady and Pitchess.

September 26, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Barristers Section
Dine with a Judge: Jennifer Madden

“Dine with a Judge” lunches provide the unique chance to enjoy lunch and casual conversation with some of the Bay Area’s excellent judges. Reserve your spot today, as space is limited to 10. 

September 27, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Family Law Day of Court Volunteer Training

At the Family Law Day of Court Clinic (FLDOC), volunteers take referrals from the bench to assist self-represented litigants on the Request for Order (RFO) calendar. Volunteers prepare Findings and Order After Hearing and Reissuances, provide information and referrals to local resources, and explain court procedures such as service of process. The goal is for litigants to leave court with signed, enforceable orders in hand. Volunteers work closely with judicial officers and court staff at each clinic. This training will cover how to prepare Findings and Order After Hearing for common legal issues faced by litigants representing themselves in family law cases, including child custody and visitation, child support, and spousal support. We will also discuss reissuances and service of process, issues that come up frequently for pro per litigants on the RFO calendar.

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