Bus./Bus. Lit & Estate Planning/Probate Sections – E-Filing in San Mateo County – August 16

Register for this event today! 

San Mateo County Superior Court
400 County Center, Dept. 2M
Redwood City, CA 94063

Join us to receive instructions and other useful information regarding the court’s new e-filing system.  The program is open to all members of the Business/Litigation and Probate Sections of the SMCBA.  You may bring support staff to the event, to educate them on this new process.

The Superior Court’s E-Filing Manager (EFM) vendor, Tyler Technologies, will be on-site to give an overview of the Efiling model used at the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo.  Electronic Filing Service Providers (EFSPs) are also invited to this event and will be available to discuss the services they provide to attorneys and litigants (if any) after the presentation.  Court personnel will explain Local Rules governing e-filing, “bookmarking” e-filed exhibits, e-mailing Proposed Orders, requirements for “hard copies,” in Probate and Complex Civil, and the schedule for permissive e-filing in Civil, Unlawful Detainer, and Family Law.

For more information about E-Filing in the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, please visit this web page:  http://www.sanmateocourt.org/online_services/efiling.php

To register for this event, please login to the SMCBA website at https://smcba.intouchondemand.com/barlanding.aspx?pg=ER&eventid=11933&cart=1

Your MCLE certificate will be available on your SMCBA profile after your attendance has been confirmed.

Family Law Section – DissoMaster Update – September 7

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1221 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404

Please join the Family Law Section on Friday, September 7, 2018 at noon, for a presentation on DissoMaster by Art Grater, featuring hot topics from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 such as the change in spousal support deductibility, corporate and individual tax changes, and the QBI deduction.

Art Grater co-created numerous family law calculation tools, including DissoMaster, with and under the guidance of Stephen Adams, CFLS. He consults for DissoMaster publisher Thomson Reuters. He also consults for law and accounting firms on case-related matters. In addition, he is a frequent presenter to law offices as well as bar and accounting associations including the State Bar, local bar associations, AAML, CalCPA and CFLR.

Mr. Grater studied engineering and math at the University of Minnesota; University of Hawaii; MIT; and California State University and is a licensed California Professional Engineer. He has studied business and accounting at U.C. Berkeley Extension and earned certificates in general business, accounting, publishing, and finance with a specialization in corporate finance

Cost: $45 for section members and $55 for non-section members. Please login on the SMCBA website to register for this event. If you wish to pay by check, please send your check payable to SMCBA, to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Barbara Guzman. *Please note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.

One hour of MCLE Credit will be provided for attendance. Please login on the SMCBA website to print out your MCLE certificate after the event.

Diversity Committee: 10th Annual Speakers Series – Oct. 4th (It’s not to early to register!)

Click here to register for the 10th Annual Speakers Series.

View the Diversity 10th Annual Speaker Series Flyer.

The Diversity Committee is proud to present its award-winning 10th Annual Speaker series.

When: October 4th, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where:  San Mateo County History Museum
“The Old Courthouse”
2200 Broadway
Redwood City, CA  94063

Speakers:
Ms. Nancy Appel, Anti-Defamation League
Ms. Heidi Beirich, Southern Poverty Law Center

Missed Funky Credit Day?–It’s not too late to get credits!

SMCBA now offers audio and video self-study MCLE programs!

If you still need more MCLE hours, consider this sweet MCLE deal. Members and Non-Members can purchase self-study  CD’s of Funky Credit Day 2018, and earn 6.25 hours of MCLE, including 4 hours of Legal Ethics1.25 hour of Elimination of Bias, and 1 hour of Substance Abuse Prevention/Detection.

The full video program is $150 for Members and $185 for Non-Members. Both Members and Non-Members also have the option of purchasing individual sessions; $30 per 1 hour of MCLE credit for Members, and $65 for Non-Members.  To facilitate your study, you will receive the CD audio files and handouts for the sessions you purchase all in one CD.

Everyone can use more credits! For more information, visit our Self-Study page.

To purchase the program today, click here or contact us at events@smcba.org or at 650.298.4030.

GROUP 1 (A-G)
Period: 2/1/16 – 1/31/19
Deadline: 2/1/2019

GROUP 2 (H-M)
Period: 2/1/15 -1/31/18
Deadline: 2/1/2018

GROUP 3 (N-Z)
Period: 2/1/17-1/31/20
Deadline: 2/1/2020

Attorneys are required to complete a total of 25 hours of approved credit every three years.

  • Maximum “self-study” hours: 12.5 hours
  • Members must fulfill at least one-half of their MCLE requirement with activities approved for “participatory” MCLE credit.
  • Special Requirements within the total hours required (may be taken as participatory or self-study):
    • Legal Ethics: 4 hours (required)
    • Competence Issues (formerly known as Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness): 1 hour (required)
    • Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society: 1 hour (required)