Fingerprinting Rules for California Attorneys

Fingerprinting Rules for California Attorneys

 

The San Mateo County Bar Association will have a “Fingerprinting Party” with Live Scan vendor Dante Zanassi. Fingerprinting services will be available to all attorneys for a low cost of $70. Payment is given to Dante Zanassi at the event.

The event will take place on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront Hotel
600 Airport Blvd.,
Burlingame, CA 94010

Registration is not required. Attorneys will be assisted on a first come, first serve basis.

 

 

 

California Rule of Court Rule 9.9.5 requires all active attorneys licensed in California and multijurisdictional practitioners to be re-fingerprinted by April 30, 2019.

Why is the State Bar requiring all active attorneys to be re-fingerprinted? The State Bar needs to be in compliance with Business & Professions Code 6054. This section requires the State Bar to receive notifications of attorney arrests and convictions from the California Department of Justice. This requirement has existed for the past 30 years. Until last year, the State Bar was out of compliance with this statutory mandate.

The only way for the State Bar to come fully into compliance is to re-fingerprint licensed attorneys.

Attorneys must submit their ATI number on the Proof of Live Scan Submission page on the State Bar website. This shall serve as proof of submission of fingerprints to a Live Scan vendor by April 30, 2019, before the penalty period begins.

The Bar has created detailed instructions for the following groups:

Please check the frequently asked questions page of the State Bar’s website for more information about this new requirement.

 

 

LE Section – Employment Law Updates Presentation – Jan. 24th

Mistral Restaurant
370 Bridge Pkwy #6
Redwood City, CA 94065

Please join the Labor & Employment Section on Thursday, January 24, 2019, for a presentation on Employment Law Updates by April Glatt and Thomas “TJ” Walsh.

Attorneys April Glatt and TJ Walsh of the law firm Chauvel & Glatt LLP in San Mateo will be providing an informative update of employment law changes that happened in 2018 and early 2019. Get useful and practical information on how to keep current with new requirements, as well as new developments in the law that may affect your cases.  April and TJ are active participants in our section and focus their practice on employer-only representation, from California Labor Code compliance, employer documentation and agreements, through litigation.

Cost: $55 for Labor/Employment section members and $65 for non-section members. Cost includes 1-hour MCLE credit and a delicious three-course lunch.

Registration: Please login to the SMCBA website to register for this event or RSVP to kdebski@bmdlegal.com by January 22, 2019. 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.

Please note that if you RSVP but do not show up to the luncheon or cancel 48 hours in advance, you will still be charged the full amount for attending the event. 

FL Section – Private Judging Panel – Feb. 8th

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1221 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404

Please join the Family Law Section on Friday, February 8, 2019, for a private judging panel with Madeleine B. Simborg and John P. McCall.

Madeleine Simborg has practiced family law since 1977 and has been a Certified Family Law Specialist since 1983. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois (summa cum laude), Northwestern University (master’s degree in counseling and guidance), and the University of Maryland School of Law.  Ms. Simborg now limits her practice to mediation, private judging, and consultations. She has been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” every year since 1991 and in Super Lawyers (Northern California) every year since the publication’s inception. She has been named one of the top 50 women attorneys in Northern California. Ms. Simborg was selected as the Bay Area Family Lawyer of the Year in 2016.  Ms. Simborg was President of the AAML, Northern California Chapter in 2000; served on the Board of Governors of AAML in 2003-2004; and served on the Board of Directors for the Family and Children’s Law Center, including as its President. She has been a lecturer for the CEB’s Recent Developments in Family Law (1986-2013) and has authored numerous publications.

John McCall is a 1965 graduate of Los Angeles State College and a 1968 graduate of University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Mr. McCall was admitted to the California Bar in January 1969. After three years in the United States Army (Captain ADA) including service in Vietnam, Mr. McCall has been in private practice in Marin County, California from 1972 until the present.  Since 1991, Mr. McCall has served as a Judge Pro Tem for all purposes in over one hundred cases in eleven bay area counties. Since 2004, Mr. McCall’s practice has been restricted to neutral work only.  In addition to private work, Mr. McCall has served as Judge Pro Tempore for the Marin County Superior Court from 1980 to the present.  Mr. McCall has been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” every year since 1989 and in Super Lawyers (Northern California) since 2006.  Mr. McCall was President of the AAML, Northern California Chapter in 1993 and 1994, Counsel to the President in 2005 through 2008, and in 2006 was selected as the AAML Northern California Chapter Fellow of the Year.

Cost: $45 for section members and $55 for non-section members.

Registration: Please login on the SMCBA website to register for this event.

If you wish to pay by check, please make check payable to SMCBA and send to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Barbara Guzman or bring a check with you to the event. *Please note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.

No refunds for cancellations less than 24 hours prior to event time.

One hour of MCLE Credit will be provided for attendance.

WL Section – Educational Foundation Fundraiser – Mar. 15th

Register for this event today!

Please join the Women Lawyers’ Section on Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Educational Foundation Fundraiser.

Location: Steelhead Brewery, 333 California Drive, Burlingame

There will be food, drinks, billiards, and live and silent auctions.

The proceeds from the auctions will fund the Spring 2019 scholarships.  Questions can be directed to Sandy McNabb at sandy@mcglashan.com.

Registration: Please login on the SMCBA website to register for this event.

EP Section – The Year In Review – Jan. 17th

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San Mateo Elks Lodge
229 W. 20th. Ave.
San Mateo, CA  94403

Please join the Estate Planning & Probate Section on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at The Year In Review: Trump Updated it All – What Can We Say? event. The Estate Planning & Probate Section is pleased to have Michael Desmarais, Dennis Leonard, and Robert E. Temmerman, Jr. to present the annual update. Join your friends and colleagues as our trio of well-respected experts in Trust and Estate law discuss the upcoming changes to the probate code, appellate decisions in the trust and estate area over the past year, and Federal tax law changes and cases.

***** Please note that this is a 90-minute presentation. Therefore, the speakers will begin promptly at 12:00pm. ******

We welcome Boston Private as sponsor of this Luncheon Seminar.

Cost: Cost is $40 per person for members of the SMCBA Estate Planning Section who inform us in advance that they will attend and $55 for non section members. Cost includes lunch and 1.5 hour MCLE.

Registration: Please login on the SMCBA website to register for this event or contact the program coordinator, Jim Griffiths at smcba@gryphonevents.com or fax (510) 588-4543.  For questions about this event, please email smcba@gryphonevents.com or fax (510) 588-4543.

If you wish to pay by check, please make check payable to SMCBA and send to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Barbara Guzman or bring a check with you to the event. Please note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.

Directions:
San Mateo Elks Lodge, 229 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

From Highway 92, Exit El Camino Real South. Turn right (west) at the first traffic light onto 20th Avenue. The Elks Lodge is three blocks west on 20th Avenue on your left.

Barristers Section – Working With Consultants To Prepare Your Clients For Mediation At Family Court Services – Jan. 10th

San Mateo Public Library
55 W. 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Join the Barristers Section on Thursday, January 10, 2019 and earn one hour of MCLE credit as Yvonne Seeley and Chuck Amital provide tips on preparing your clients for mediation at Family Court Services.

Yvonne Seeley is a Certified Family Law Legal Specialist with 30 years experience in civil litigation.  She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the San Mateo County Bar Association.  She additionally served as President of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association and served as a board member for CORA.

Chuck Amital is currently in private practice as a mediator and consultant.  He is a licensed attorney and a licensed marriage and family therapist.  He is the former Supervising Child Custody Recommending Counselor at Family Court Services, Superior Court of San Mateo County

Cost: $15 for Barristers and $25 for non-barristers.

Registration: Please login on the SMCBA website to register for this event or RSVP to Kenneth Linthicum at ken@lawofficekrl.com.

If you wish to pay by check, please make check payable to SMCBA and send to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063.
*Please note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.

WL Section – Annual Holiday Judges’ Luncheon – Dec. 13

Angelica’s
863 Main Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

Please join the Women Lawyers’ Section on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Annual Holiday Judges’ Luncheon.

Cost: $65 per person.

Registration: Please login on the SMCBA website to register for this event or RSVP by Friday, December 7, 2018 by contacting Lisa Schuster at lschuster@arcr.com or by calling her at 650-368-4662 with your entrée selection

Sponsorship: If you would like to sponsor this event, please select one of the following sponsorship opportunities:  $75 for bronze;  $150 for silver;  or $250 for gold.  Your sponsorship will be recognized in our lunch program.

Please send your check made payable to SMCBA to: Lisa Schuster, Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle, APC, at 900 Veterans Blvd., Ste. 600, Redwood City, CA 94063.

For those attending, we will be collecting donations of gently used business attire at the door for Life Moves, a nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for families and individuals in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

 

 

 

EP Section – Annual Holiday Party – Dec. 13

San Mateo Elks Lodge
229 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo CA, 94403

Please join the Estate Planning & Probate Section on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Annual Holiday Party ft. The Honorable Judge Miram.

Once again the Honorable George Miram, Probate Judge for the San Mateo County Superior Court, has accepted our invitation to join us at our annual holiday party. Judge Miram will speak to our section regarding this past year on the Probate Bench and what to expect in 2019. This is a program you will not want to miss. Please arrive early as we expect this event to be well attended.

If you have questions for Judge Miram, please email them to Jessica Rowe at jrowe@arcr.com, or to Jim Griffiths at jim@gryphonevents.com, and type “Judge Miram” in the subject line.

We welcome Engelman Accountancy Corporation as sponsor of this Luncheon Seminar.

Cost: Cost is $40 per person for members of the SMCBA Estate Planning Section who inform us in advance that they will attend and $55 for non section members. Cost includes lunch and 1 hour MCLE.

Registration: Please login on the SMCBA website to register for this event or contact the program coordinator, Jim Griffiths at smcba@gryphonevents.com or fax (510) 588-4543.  For questions about this event, please email smcba@gryphonevents.com or fax (510) 588-4543.

If you wish to pay by check, please make check payable to SMCBA and send to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Barbara Guzman or bring a check with you to the event. *Please note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.

Directions: San Mateo Elks Lodge, 229 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
From Highway 92, Exit El Camino Real South. Turn right (west) at the first traffic light onto 20th Avenue. The Elks Lodge is three blocks west on 20th Avenue on your left.

Please note that if you RSVP but do not show up to the luncheon or cancel in advance, you will still be charged the full amount for attending the event. 

LE Section – Intersection Between Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law Issues – Nov. 29th

Mistral Restaurant
370 Bridge Pkwy #6
Redwood City, CA 94065

Please join the Labor & Employment Section on Thursday, November 29, 2018, for a presentation on Intersections Between Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law Issues by Jerald Grainger.

Attorney Jerald Grainger is a Certified Specialist Certified Specialist in California Workers’ Compensation Law who practices in Hillsborough (www.gravigil.com) and will be leading an interactive discussion regarding “Intersection Between Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law Issues ” Jerry has particular expertise in the defense of complex workers’ compensation cases, including Labor Code §132a, Serious & Willful misconduct penalty and uninsured employer claims. Particular attention to issues of insurance coverage and employment will be given, including general and special employment,  as well as the California Employer Bill of Rights.

Cost: $55 for Labor/Employment section members and $65 for non-section members. Cost includes 1-hour MCLE credit and a delicious three-course lunch.

Registration: Please log in to the SMCBA website to register for this event or RSVP to kdebski@bmdlegal.com by November 27, 2018. 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.

Please note that if you RSVP but do not show up to the luncheon or cancel 48 hours in advance, you will still be charged the full amount for attending the event.