“Off the Clock: Professional Ethics on Personal Time”

When: September 3rd, 2021, from 12:00 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.

Where: Via Zoom

MCLE: 1 Hour Ethics (pending)

Speaker(s): Wendy L. Patrick is a past Chair and advisor to the California State Bar’s Ethics Committee. She is a Deputy District Attorney with over 165 trials, ranging from first-degree murder to domestic violence to stalking. She has been selected as one of the Top Ten criminal attorneys in San Diego and named the Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the year. Wendy is an author and media personality who has appeared multiple times on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and a variety of other national news programs.

About the Event: Most legal ethics programs focus on how applicable rules, laws, and related opinions govern a lawyer´s behavior when he or she is practicing law. But what rules apply to a lawyer´s behavior off the clock?

The answer is: ethically, a lawyer is never off the clock. This program will focus on the rules, statutes, case law, principles, and guidelines that govern a lawyer’s actions, conduct, and speech, during personal time. It will break down and analyze Professional Rule of Conduct 8.4, Misconduct, breaking down each subsection into informative, practical examples, and present practical illustrations and informative case examples from around the country of how off-the-clock behavior can have on the job consequences.

This engaging program will address, among other things:

  • Dishonesty
  • Drugs and alcohol, including legal marijuana
  • Violence
  • Freedom of speech
  • Social media use and abuse
  • Non-moral turpitude crime
  • Rule/policy violations
  • General “conduct unbecoming”

Price: Members $10/Non-Members $15

Please mail checks by Friday August 27th, 2021, payable to Santa Barbara Bar Association, 15 W. Carrillo Street Suite 106, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

You may also click the link here to pay via Venmo.

Contact Information/RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday August 27th, 2021, to: Mark Coffin, Esq. mtc@markcoffinlaw.com and Lida Sideris sblawdirector@gmail.com

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“Crimmigration Updates”

When: August 18th, 2021, from 12:00 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.

Where: Via Zoom

MCLE: 1 Hour General

Speaker(s): Abbe Alan Kingston

Abbe Kingston is the senior attorney in charge of overseeing all immigration matters for Kingston, Martinez & Hogan. He is a founding partner of the firm and has practiced immigration law in Santa Barbara for over 35 years. He has been certified by the California State Bar as an Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist since 1988. He was appointed as a Commissioner on the California State Bar Commission on Legal Specialization for a period of three years. Abbe earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his law degree from Loyola Law School. Abbe has published several law review articles, as well as appeared on local and national news as an immigration expert.

Tanya A. Ahlman

Tanya Ahlman is a Partner at Kingston, Martinez & Hogan LLP. She has been certified by the California State Bar as an Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist. Tanya specializes in employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including the transfer of personnel from multi-national companies. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and previously practiced law for the Office of the District Attorney of Santa Barbara County. She is admitted to practice law in California, New Jersey, New York, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Andrea M. Anaya

Andrea Anaya is a Junior Partner with Kingston, Martinez & Hogan LLP. She practices immigration law, specializing in family-based immigration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), deportation/removal defense, crimmigration and federal immigration litigation. Andrea received her B.A in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned her J.D. from the Santa Barbara College of Law.

Price: Members $10/Non-Members $15

Please mail checks by Friday August 13th, 2021, payable to Santa Barbara Bar Association, 15 W. Carrillo Street Suite 106, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

You may also click the link here to pay via Venmo.

Contact Information/RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday August 13th, 2021, to: Jeff Chambliss, Esq. jeff@chamblisslegal.com and Lida Sideris sblawdirector@gmail.com

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“Representing Incarcerated TGI People”

When: Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Where: Zoom

MCLE: 1.5 Hours Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society – MCLE Credit (pending)

Speaker: Alex Binsfeld (they/them) is a white non-binary queer person who is the Legal Director of the Transgender, Gender-Variant, and Intersex Justice Project (TGI Justice Project). They were born & raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of Law with a social justice concentration. They have engaged in transgender rights advocacy for nearly a decade as a student activist, law clerk and volunteer.

About the Event: The TGI Justice Project works in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen us for the fight against human rights abuses, imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures. The mission of TGIJP is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against Black, Black/Brown trans people inside of California prisons, jails, detention centers and beyond. This presentation covers basic skills to branch out into pro-bono support of TGI people and the TGI Representation Network where one can gain expert mentorship and entry-level non-litigation cases.

Price: $10 Members/$15 Non-Members

Please mail checks by Thursday June 10th , 2021 payable to Santa Barbara Bar Association, 15 W. Carrillo Street Suite 106, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

You may also click the link here to pay via Venmo.

Contact Information/RSVP: Please RSVP by Thursday, June 10th , 2021 to: Jeff Chambliss, Esq. jeff@chamblisslegal.com and Lida Sideris sblawdirector@gmail.com

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2021 Virtual Bench & Bar Conference

When: Friday, January 22, 2021

Where: Pheedloop – click the link here to register

MCLE: 6 Hours (including mandatory subject units)

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Erwin Chemerinsky

Join us as we explore emerging legal and social issues from 2020, including immigration, housing, employment and environmental law.

Registration is now open!

Click the link here to register

Cost: $25 for Members $35 for Non-Members

Online registration is encouraged. If registering by mailing a check, please email sblawdirector@gmail.com to confirm by January 15, 2021.

Click the link here to view the flyer/schedule.

SBCBA 2020 Annual Meeting

Theme: “Looking Forward”
Date: November 12th, 2020
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Where: Zoom – link to be provided at a later date
Featuring Keynote Speaker:
James Joyce III
Special Award:
Jamie Forrest Raney Mentorship Award
R.S.V.P: Please contact sblawdirector@gmail.com
Cost: $10 for Members/$15 for Non-Members
Mail checks, payable to SBCBA, 15 W. Carrillo Street #106 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 or call (805)569-5511 to pay via credit card (Visa/MC).
Click here to pay via Venmo.
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