Alameda County
Bar Association

February Upcoming Programs and Events 
Upcoming Programs and Events

Remember – CLE is FREE for ACBA members

Important DatesNew ACBA programs and events are added daily! For more information about February 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 upcoming February CLE we offer and register here:

February 5, 2018
5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
ACBA Book Club
Pick a workable and fun new year’s resolution – join the ACBA bookclub!  We read fiction, nonfiction or both; books relating to the law or those that have nothing at all to do with the law. 

February 6, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Immigration Section
Immigration Study Group

The study group is an opportunity for both new and experienced practitioners to ask practice questions, collaborate and learn. This meeting is not MCLE eligible.

February 7, 2018 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Bankruptcy Section
Changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure Affecting Chapter 13 Cases

This program will discuss changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that took effect on December 1, 2017, including proof of claim by secured creditors, claims bar dates, objection to claims and determination of value under 11 USC Section 506(a) and lien avoidance.

February 8, 2018 
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
VLSC Guardianship Pro Bono Training Series: The Basics

This program will prepare participants to volunteer for VLSC’s guardianship clinics. There is a special set of skills needed when dealing with pro pers Guardianship cases – learn how to best serve these people from the folks who are in the trenches every day!

February 8, 2018
(Oracle Arena)
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
ACBA Barristers Section
Barristers Night Out: Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks

Please join the ACBA Barristers for a Warriors game on February 8, 2018 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.
February 14 – 21, 2018
Cuba Trip
We’re Going Back to Cuba! Find the brochure with an itinerary and registration form here. Our journey will take us to Havana, the capital of the country and its commercial and cultural center since colonial times. Experience the wonderful rustic charm of a city that has remained largely unchanged for over 50 years. Meet the Cuban people and learn about daily life in this amazing, complex city.
February 14, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA and the ACBA Family Law Section
Understanding California’s New Gun Violence Restraining Order Law
This program will help attendees understand the key aspects of this groundbreaking law that went into effect on January 1, 2016, and how to identify the circumstances under which it should be utilized to help prevent suicides and other gun violence.

February 20, 2018
11:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Trusts and Estates Section
February 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.
February 21, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ACBA Real Estate Section
Recent Developments in Real Estate Law
Professors Christine Tour-Sarkissian and Roger Bernhardt join Professor Tim Iglesias to give their annual talk to the ACBA membership about the most recent developments in California real estate law from 2017. Attend to review recent important cases, and new laws now in effect relevant to real estate practice.

February 22, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACBA Trusts and Estates Section
Passing On: Addressing Issues of Fairness in Estate Planning

Estate planning attorneys often are asked by their clients whether their intended estate plan is fair.  But what is “fair” and from whose perspective is fairness to be judged? Presented by a sociologist and an attorney/mediator, this session addresses a series of themes relating to questions of fairness and social justice as they affect the attorney’s role in guiding clients through the decision-making process.

February 27, 2018 
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Meeting the Need – Legal Document Assistants

There is an unprecedented crisis in our legal system.  The California State Bar recently surveyed legal experts and concluded that 80% of the people are self-represented because they unable or unwilling to hire attorneys. This program will explore the new emerging roles for legal document assistants and attorneys to meet this growing need.

February 27, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
ACBA Trial Practice Section
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Insurance

As you prepare for your next trial, consider all of the important insurance issues. Will there be adequate insurance coverage to cover a judgment? Have necessary tenders been made? Are there Additional Insured issues and limitations? Do you have insurance for indemnification issues?

February 28, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
(Legal Ethics Specialty CLE)
The Importance of I.T. Hygiene for Attorneys

Tools like WiFi, smartphones, cloud computing, and other technologies that were non-existent twenty years ago are now indispensable to the modern practice of law. As attorneys, are we using these tools in a way that preserves our duty to our clients and to the public? Even the smartest and most diligent of attorneys can land herself in ethical hot water by being careless in her use of technology. In this CLE, we will explore what it means for an attorney to practice good IT hygiene and the potential ethical pitfalls of failing to do so.

Learn more about the CLE we offer and register here: