WLS – Book Discussion – June 17th

Hobee’s Restaurant
1101 Shoreway Road
Belmont, CA 94002

Being talented, hard-working, and capable aren’t enough. Women especially may not be taken seriously if they don’t project confidence and competence. Cara Hale Alter’s “The Credibility Code” breaks down into clear, simple, and specific, elements including posture, gesture, voice, and eye contact, the keys to presenting yourself effectively. Come join the Women Lawyer’s Section on June 17th for a discussion of how you present yourself affects how your message is received and how we can all improve how we present ourselves.

You can purchase the book at your local bookseller, or alternatively at one of the following websites:

Cost: $10 per person

 Registration: Please log-in on the SMCBA website to register for this event or RSVP by Wednesday, June 12, 2019 to the WLS treasurer Katie Debski by contacting her at kdebski@bmdlegal.com or calling her at 650-378-1472. 

RE Section – A Crash Course In Fair Housing – June 18th

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1221 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404

Join the Real Estate Section on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 for a Crash Course In Fair Housing. Associate Housing Discrimination Director Jaqueline Ramirez Rodriguez of Project Sentinel will present on issues and cases involving California’s Fair Housing Laws.  This seminar will provide use and guidance on compliance with California’s fair housing laws and how to effectively advise clients, whether property owners, tenants and the like of issues involving fair housing.

This seminar will provide attorneys with 1 hour of general MCLE credit and will be important for both attorneys and other professionals who routinely practice before the San Mateo County Superior Courts.

Cost: $50.00 for Real Estate section members and $60.00 for non-section members. Cost includes 1 hour of MCLE credit and lunch.

Registration: Please log-in on the SMCBA website to register for this event or contact Mark Watson at markw@markcwatson.com, or by telephone at (650) 692-4001 or Grant H. Baker at grant@mballenlaw.com or by telephone at (650)347-5000.

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.

EP Section – Lunch With The Probate Court Staff – June 20th

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

All are invited to lunch with Peter MacLaren, Research Attorney with the San Mateo County Superior Court, and the Probate Court staff on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12 noon. Pete will discuss the current topics of interest for the Probate Court and provide tips for working more effectively with the Probate Court Staff and the Court itself.

Registration and buffet service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Plan to arrive early.

Hawaiian shirt alert: Please also note that members are again encouraged (though of course not required) to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt in honor of the occasion.

We are pleased to have the Professional Fiduciary Association of California for this luncheon seminar.

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

Registration: Please log-in 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: Events or bring a check with you to the event.
*Please note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.

Directions: 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.

LE Section – Managing Employee Performance – June 27th

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

Please join the Labor & Employment Section on Thursday, June 27, 2019, for a presentation on Managing Employee Performances with Jeanine Debacker, Attorney at McPharlin, Sprinkles & Thomas, LLP.

Jeanine represents employers in all areas of employment and benefits law, including wage and hour claims, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, benefit plan corrections and other employment-related claims.

Jeanine assists clients in creating and implementing workplace policies and procedures, conducting harassment investigations, and counseling on employee performance management, including corrective actions and terminations. Jeanine often presents customized, on-site training programs for clients on a variety of human resources issues.

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 on the SMCBA website.  If you opt to pay by check, please register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: Events.
*Make sure to note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.
Please note, checks will not be accepted during the event.

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 even

MCLE Online Now Available!

San Mateo County Bar Association is pleased to announce the launch of our new innovative way to fulfill your California educational requirements. All the programs listed have been approved by the State Bar of California for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education and meet the participatory education standards.

How do I register for SMCBA Online CLE programs?

  1. Register or login to the platform if you have not yet done by clicking Add To Cart.
  2. Select Register if you have not done so or Login. (Online CLE is a separate platform and your SMCBA login will not work.)
  3. After registering or logging in, add to cart the courses you wish to purchase and then select View Cart.
  4. Enter your San Mateo County Bar Membership discount code upon check out by selecting Click here to enter your code if you are eligible and a Member. To obtain your discount code, contact us at events@smcba.org or call us at 650-298-4030.
  5. Complete your purchase with the correct billing information.
  6. An email confirming your registration will be sent to your email address once the payment process is complete.
  7. Next, go to My Courses or follow the link within the confirmation email to access your Online CLE course purchases.
  8. You must open and view the Resources first then click Next Section to view the online video.

How long do I have access to the purchased Online CLE program?

Your purchase provides up to 1-year access from the time of purchase to view and complete. Failure to complete the online course within 1-year will require you to re-enroll and purchase again in order to view and complete the education program.

How do I report my Online CLE credit?

Once you review the program in its entirety, you will be able to view/print your certificate.

What are the computer requirements to view SMCBA’s Online CLE programs?

SMCBA uses Vocalmeet to provide its Online MCLE. Vocalmeet supports all standard operating systems and works with all standard browsers. Accessing the platform with a browser that has been retired such as Internet Explorer 8 (No longer supported by Microsoft) will trigger a message to use an up-to-date browser.

*If you attended the live version of the program, you cannot receive credit for viewing the program again online.

 

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FL Section – Intimate Partner Abuse – June 14th

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1221 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404

Please join the Family Law Section on Friday, June 14, 2019, for a presentation on Intimate Partner Abuse by Melissa Gibbs of Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA).  Intimate partner violence cases can be some of the most difficult cases to litigate. Many victims require assistance with a constellation of related yet distinct issues. Dynamics of power and control can permeate the proceedings. Trauma responses of victims can be confusing or misunderstood. This program will demystify intimate partner abuse, discuss recent case law involving DVPA actions, and provide an overview of CORA’s services and other resources available to assist survivors, batterers, and families experiencing violence.

Melissa is the Manager of Legal Services at CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) where she started as a staff attorney litigating family law cases on behalf of survivors of domestic violence. Melissa’s interest is in the intersection of civil and criminal cases and is passionate about supporting survivors to navigate the criminal justice system as a victim-witness. Melissa regularly trains and mentors pro bono attorneys through a collaborative domestic violence pro bono project, is co-Chair of the Legal Process Committee (a subcommittee of the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council), and is active in state-wide public policy research and advocacy through the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. As a San Mateo County native Melissa enjoys supporting and giving back to her community.

One hour of MCLE Credit will be provided for attendance.

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

Registration: Please log-in 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: Events.

If you are sending a check, make sure to 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.

*Please note: Registration closes on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Bus. Lit. Section – Cannabis Law – June 12th

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1221 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404

Please join the Business Litigation Section on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, for a presentation on Cannabis Law: Representation of Business in the Marijuana Industry with  Burke J. Hansen.

Burke’s practice focuses on Cannabis Law, and associated compliance issues in California.  This is a hot new area involving new businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell cannabis products, that will need ongoing legal representation.

Cost: $50 for Business Section members and $60 for non-members.

Registration: Please log-in on the SMCBA website to register for this event.  If you opt to pay by check, please register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: Events.
*Make sure to note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.

One hour of General MCLE credit will be provided for attendance.