Barristers Section- The Business of Family Law- September 16th

Friday, September 16th

Via Zoom at 12:00pm

Description:

A panel discussion with attorneys Lydia Crandall, Nancy Encarnacion Mass, Kimberly Madigan, and Victoria Lewis moderated by Barristers Section President, Brooke Murphy, to cover topics including: financial models of law firms, management structure and decision making, remote work and other changes since the pandemic, technology, law firm culture and work-life balance.

Speaker: Lydia Carndall, Victoria Lewis, Nancy Encarnacion Mass and Kimberly  Madigan

Cost: Free all SMCBA members. Non-Members please pay a $10 fee. 1.0 hour of General Law MCLE credit.

Registration and Information: Please click on the button below to register for this event. If you wish to pay by check, please still register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 150, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Events. *Please note for which event you are paying and the name of the attendee.

Logistics: Your Zoom credentials will automatically be emailed to you shortly after you register online, as well as the day and hour before the event. Please note that you’ll need to be logged into a Zoom account to join the webinar. The written materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the morning of the event. 

Contact Info for this Event: For questions about this event, please email

Brook Murphy bmurphy@madiganlewis.com

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount.

Barristers Annual Judges’ Luncheon- September 28th

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Via Zoom at 12:15pm

The Luncheon will honor our esteemed San Mateo County bench officers and introduce the new members of the bar to the bench as well as to the experienced bar. We look forward to hearing from our keynote speaker, Mr. Joe
Goethals, who is a current Council Member for the City of San Mateo, as well as a roundtable of our bench officers, and recognizing our Barristers Award Recipient.

The Barristers Award Recipient this year is Joanna Wald.

Ms. Wald handles all aspects of family law matters, including complex divorce settlement negotiations, spousal and child support, property characterization and division, child custody disputes, pre-martial and post-marital agreements, as well as domestic violence matters.

Ms. Wald is proficient in Spanish. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the San Mateo County Bar Association (SMCBA), Co-Chair of the SMCBA committee on Professional Equality and Board Member of the Women Lawyers Educational Foundation. She was the SMCBA Barristers Section President in 2020, and Chair of the Diversity Committee for 2020 & 2021.

Ms. Wald earned a Juris Doctorate from San Francisco Law School in 2014, where she was awarded student of the year 2011, 2012 & 2013. She was recognized with the Witkin Award in Civil Procedure in 2012. Ms. Wald was awarded best oral argument, as well as best overall scores in Tyler Moot Court in 2013.

Prior to her legal career, Ms. Wald worked in the government and political sphere, including positions at UCSF Medical Center, interning for a San Francisco Board Supervisor, and interning at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Wald enjoys her time as a volunteer for San Mateo County Legal Aid, San Mateo Superior Court’s weekly Family Law Status Conference calendar and San Mateo County Lawyers in The Library. Ms. Wald is an avid San Francisco Giants baseball fan, fine pen collector, bird watcher and loves taking long hikes with her miniature Australian shepherd, Andi.

Registration: Please log in on the SMCBA website to register for this event. If you wish to pay by check, please still register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 150, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Events. *Please note for which event you are paying and the name of the attendee.

Logistics: Your Zoom credentials will automatically be emailed to you shortly after you register online, as well as the day and hour before the event. Please note that you’ll need to be logged into a Zoom account to join the meeting. The written materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the morning of the event. 

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount.

Please see sponsorship opportunities below.

Gold Sponsor: $500

  • Large color logo published in virtual background
  • Program and special mention recognition
  • Special thanks stickers on meals for judges
  • Sponsorship of meals for 3 judges

Silver Sponsor: $300

  • Firm logo published in virtual background
  • Program recognition
  • Sponsorship of meals for 2 judges

Bronze Sponsor: $100

  • Recognition in event promotion
  • Sponsorship of 1 judge

Barristers Section – Hike and Lunch with the Barristers at Pulgas Ridge in Redwood City – June 18

Barristers Section – Hike and Lunch with the Barristers at Pulgas Ridge in Redwood City
Saturday, June 18, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Pulgas Ridge Reserve
1000 Edmonds Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94062

Please join the Barristers Section on Saturday, June 18, 2022 for a hike and lunch at Pulgas Ridge. Children are welcome but the hiking trail is narrow and may be difficult to navigate with a stroller.  Dogs are allowed and must be on a leash except when in off-leash area.  We look forward to seeing you on the trail!

Directions:

Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve is located in the hills above the towns of San Carlos and Redwood City.  From Highway 280, exit Edgewood Road.  Travel 0.75 miles northeast on Edgewood Road toward Redwood City.  Turn left (north) on Crestview Drive, then immediately turn left on Edmonds Road.  Follow Edmonds Road to the preserve entrance on the right.

Cost: This event is free.

Registration: There is no registration!

Barristers Section – Smart Strategies for Managing Student Loan Debt – May 10

Barristers Section – Smart Strategies for Managing Student Loan Debt
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Please join the Barristers section on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 for a virtual presentation where Chris Welton and our partner Sarah Johnston from Gradfin will be discussing Federal and private student loan repayments options and up-to-date legislation along with ideas to help borrowers with forgiveness, refinancing, and monthly payment options. Feel free to pepper us with your questions – your situation may not be as unique as you think – we’ve seen them all!

Chris Welton is a Wealth Management Advisor & Managing Director, Silicon Valley office at Northwestern Mutual where he leads a team who work together with their clients to implement a financial plan that integrates risk management, wealth management, tax-efficient strategies, and estate planning. Chris earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College in Massachusetts, an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and holds both Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations. He and his wife Rosa live in San Mateo and love to cook, and are especially proud of all the vegetables they have grown in their garden during this pandemic!

Sarah Johnston leads the West Coast Business Development team for Gradfin based in Los Angeles. She focuses on the law community and has helped legal professionals save an average of $40K over the life of their loan. Sarah is a graduate from Arizona State University where she received a B.S. in Marketing.

Cost: free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Plus one hour of MCLE credit!

Consistent with our prior virtual presentations that have qualified for MCLE credit, all attendees must register online prior to the event. Online registration will close on the morning of the event.

Registration: Please log-in on the SMCBA website to register for this event. The Zoom invite and materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the day before and morning of the event.

Logistics: Your Zoom credentials will automatically be emailed to you shortly after you register online, as well as the day and hour before the event. The written materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the morning of the event. 

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount. You will receive 1 hour of General Law MCLE credit for attending this event. The MCLE certificates will be made available in the week following the event.

Barristers Section – What Keeps You Up All Night? A General Seminar for Business Owners – May 24

Barristers Section – What Keeps You Up All Night? A General Seminar for Business Owners
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Please join the barristers section on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 for a virtual presentation by Chris Welton on how to help small business owners and solo practitioners identify and prioritize risks, employee benefits, exit planning and personal financial security needs. 

Chris Welton is a Wealth Management Advisor & Managing Director, Silicon Valley office at Northwestern Mutual where he leads a team who work together with their clients to implement a financial plan that integrates risk management, wealth management, tax-efficient strategies, and estate planning. Chris earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College in Massachusetts, an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and holds both Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations. He and his wife Rosa live in San Mateo and love to cook, hike and hold dinner parties with interesting people!

Cost: free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Plus 1 hour of MCLE credit!

Consistent with our prior virtual presentations that have qualified for MCLE credit, all attendees must register online prior to the event. Online registration will close on the morning of the event.

Registration: Please log-in on the SMCBA website to register for this event. The Zoom invite and materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the day before and morning of the event.

Logistics: Your Zoom credentials will automatically be emailed to you shortly after you register online, as well as the day and hour before the event. The written materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the morning of the event. 

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount. You will receive 1 hour of General Law MCLE credit for attending this event. The MCLE certificates will be made available in the week following the event.

Barristers Section – Financial Basics (Financial Planning 201) – April 26

Barristers Section – Financial Basics (Financial Planning 201)
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Please join the Barristers Section on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 for an interactive 60-minute session with Chris Welton and his team to help answer all your questions and address your concerns. This is perfect for people who are feeling financially stressed because they’re worried about student debt and don’t have the time to manage their money properly, people who are overworked and need financial clarity, and people who wonder where all their money goes each month and they are unsure about their goals.

Cost: Free for members and $10 for nonmembers. You will also receive MCLE credit.

Consistent with our prior virtual presentations that have qualified for MCLE credit, all attendees must register online prior to the event. Online registration will close on the morning of the event.

Registration:  Please log-in on the SMCBA website to register for this event. The Zoom invite and materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the day before and morning of the event.

Logistics: Your Zoom credentials will automatically be emailed to you shortly after you register online, as well as the day and hour before the event. The written materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the morning of the event. 

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount. You will receive 1 hour of General Law MCLE credit for attending this event. The MCLE certificates will be made available in the week following the event.

Barristers Section – Financial Basics (Financial Planning 101) – April 12

Barristers Section – Financial Basics (Financial Planning 101)
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Please join the Barristers Section on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 for an interactive 60-minute session with Chris Welton and his team to help answer all your questions and address your concerns. This is perfect for people who are feeling financially stressed because they’re worried about student debt and don’t have the time to manage their money properly, people who are overworked and need financial clarity, and people who wonder where all their money goes each month and they are unsure about their goals.

Cost: Free for Barristers Section members and $10 for non-section members. You will also receive MCLE credit.

Consistent with our prior virtual presentations that have qualified for MCLE credit, all attendees must register online prior to the event. Online registration will close on the morning of the event.

Registration:  Please log-in on the SMCBA website to register for this event. The Zoom invite and materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the day before and morning of the event.

Logistics: Your Zoom credentials will automatically be emailed to you shortly after you register online, as well as the day and hour before the event. The written materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the morning of the event. 

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount. You will receive 1 hour of General Law MCLE credit for attending this event. The MCLE certificates will be made available in the week following the event.

Barristers Section – 2022 Meet and Greet – March 22

Barristers Section – 2022 Meet and Greet
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Please join SMCBA for our 2022 Meet and Greet on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. All attorneys new to the practice of law in San Mateo County are invited to attend the our annual Meet and Greet. Meet with judges, District Attorneys, local practitioners, and court staff. Learn about procedural “dos and dont’s”, hear a brief presentation by supervising judges and join in an informal question and answer. This is a great opportunity you do not want to miss!

We will have welcome remarks from the San Mateo County Bar Association, various bench officers, and local legal organizations, followed by a Q&A sessions with a judges panel.

Cost: No cost for members.

Consistent with our prior virtual presentations that have qualified for MCLE credit, all attendees must register online prior to this in person event. Online registration will close on the morning of the event.

Registration: To register, please log-in on the SMCBA website or complete the registration form and fax to 650.368.3892 or email to events@smcba.org.

Barristers Section – Brown Bag With Judge Grandsaert – March 16

Barristers Section – Brown Bag With Judge Grandsaert
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Please join the Barristers Section for this free, virtual bring-your-own lunch event on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 with Judge Grandsaert to get his insights on appearing for Probate matters.  MCLE credit will be provided for this event. Please contact the Barristers Executive Board with any questions.

Judge Grandsaert is a judge for the Superior Court of San Mateo County in California. He was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2004. His term expired in January 2019. Judge Grandsaert received his undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco and his J.D. from the University of California-Hastings College of the Law.

Cost: Free for members and nonmembers

Consistent with our prior virtual presentations that have qualified for MCLE credit, all attendees must register online prior to the event. Online registration will close on the morning of the event.

Registration: Register online through the SMCBA website to receive the Zoom link.  

Logistics: To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is
approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. SMCBA is a certified provider.