Upcoming Programs and Events

Remember – CLE is FREE for ACBA members

Important DatesNew ACBA programs and events are added daily! For more information about January CLE programs and events, or to register, please call 510-302-2201, visit www.acbanet.org/calendar. 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 upcoming January CLE we offer and register here: www.acbanet.org/calendar/

January 9, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Immigration Section
Immigration Study Group

Members of the ACBA Immigration Section are invited to attend monthly meetings of our Immigration Study Group. The Study Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, but this month will meet on the second Tuesday to give everyone a chance to recoup from the holidays.

January 10, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ACBA Trial Practice Section
I Learned it at the Movies

Please join us as Tim Hallahan, former trial attorney, Director of Stanford Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop, Education Attorney with the Judicial Council of California, and long-time continuing education teacher uses clips from a variety of movies to illustrate valuable trial advocacy skills.

January 10, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
(Legal Ethics Specialty CLE)
ACBA
Keeping Your Client’s Trust Even When Things Go Wrong

Join us for a provocative (and sometimes humorous) presentation on what lawyers can do, beyond the bare minimum ethical requirements, to fulfill our higher ethical calling without making ourselves crazy. The discussion addresses how to stop client grumblings and complaints before they start by employing an effective advance warning system that actually works.

January 11, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(Competence Issues Specialty CLE)
Am I Drinking Too Much? Is that A Rhetorical Question?

Come hear J. Gary Gwilliam, the author of “Getting a Winning Verdict in My Personal Life: A Trial Lawyer Finds his Soul,” lead a discussion about when overworking, stress and alcohol begin to create problems in your life — both professionally and personally  and how to deal with these issues. 

Other Dates: This program will be offered twice to help you fulfill your competence issues specialty CLE requirement. If you can’t make it on the 11th, we will offer it again on the 23rd.

January 16, 2018
11:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Trusts and Estates Section
January 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.

January 16, 2018 
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ACBA
How to Convert Prospects Into Clients

Your communications skills work wonders when speaking about legal matters. But why does it seem difficult to convince prospective clients that you are their best choice as an attorney? Persuading prospects to see you as first choice in a competitive market requires a distinct set of communication skills. This interactive session will cover techniques for effective business development, by phone and in person.

January 17, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Elimination of Bias Specialty CLE)
ACBA Barristers Section
Racial Bias Obstacles in Selecting and Litigating Police Cases

This MCLE will cover racial and media bias associated with selecting and prosecuting police misconduct cases in federal court. The target audience includes attorneys who desire general knowledge about civil rights practice and high-profile police misconduct cases pursuant to section 1983. Attorneys who seek tips and tricks for federal court practice will also benefit. Speaker John Burris will spend a significant amount of time discussing racial bias in the media as well as his experience with bias in police practice. 

January 18, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Legal Ethics Specialty CLE)
ACBA Trial Practice Section
Ethics in the Courtroom: Current Issues for Trial Counsel

The program will cover a wide range of current ethical issues that practitioners in the courtroom must confront on a regular basis, from the perspectives of both practicing counsel and the bench. Among other issues, the panel will discuss topics such as the growing impact of social media and electronic communications, and the ethical implications of interactions with opposing counsel and court personnel. There will be a particular focus on the significantly updated Rules of Professional Conduct now under review by the California Supreme Court.

January 18, 2018 
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
ACBA Barrister Section
ACBA Barristers Game Night

Unleash your competitive side outside the courtroom at our game night hosted at Peterson Martin & Reynolds, LLP near Jack London Square at Harrison and 3rd Street in Oakland. We’ll bring the board games and snacks, you BYOB! All ACBA members are welcome.

January 23, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(Competence Issues Specialty CLE)
Am I Drinking Too Much? Is that A Rhetorical Question?

Come hear J. Gary Gwilliam, the author of “Getting a Winning Verdict in My Personal Life: A Trial Lawyer Finds his Soul,” lead a discussion about when overworking, stress and alcohol begin to create problems in your life — both professionally and personally  and how to deal with these issues. 

January 24, 2018 
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(Legal Ethics Specialty CLE)
ACBA ADR and Family Law Sections
Ethical Considerations for Family Law Attorneys Consulting With Mental Health Professionals

This presentation will examine the various roles mental health professionals play in the family law system, the various roles mental health consultants can play, and ethical issues raised when mental health professionals act as consultants for family law attorneys and litigants. 

January 24, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
ACBA
Intro to Legal Research with Fastcase

This presentation is designed especially for new Fastcase users! Mr. Hochman will cover basic Fastcase features with a focus on case law and statute searches. He will also cover some of the advantages that are inherent within the Fastcase system that save time and create more efficient and comprehensive legal research. The end of this training will feature a Q&A session. 

January 25, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ACBA IP Section
A Summary of Legal Issues for Startups

The program will discuss the most common legal issues that startup companies and their lawyers encounter on the way to starting and build a successful company. It will cover corporate, securities, tax, IP, employment and more with a deeper dive into common legal mistakes and market standards. The discussion will include choice of entity, employment law compliance issues, IP assignments, new securities laws including crowdfunding, equity comp., financings and positioning for M&A.

January 25, 2018
(Rotunda Building Oakland)
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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.

January 30, 2018 
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ADR Section
A Matter of Trust: The Challenges of Mediating Inheritance Disputes

It is not just the intensity of emotions that challenges the mediator in inheritance disputes! Challenges also arise from:

  • the range of interests that need to be considered, including some that might not be represented at the mediation,
  • trying to clarify what the real issues and sources of dispute,
  • meeting (or ignoring) Probate Code and Tax Code structures,
  • ethical dilemmas posed by attorney-client and multi-party tensions.

By discussing these and other challenges, the speaker will also elicit ideas for overcoming them, before, during, and after the mediation session.

Learn more about the CLE we offer and register here: www.acbanet.org/calendar/