General MCLE: “Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court: A Discussion of Cases Past, Present, and Future”

MCLE Bankruptcy Flyer

When: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018, at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Santa Barbara College of Law
20 E. Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

MCLE Credit: 1 hour (credit pending)

Please join our lunchtime panel for a discussion of bankruptcy-related decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States. The discussion will cover selected hidden treasures among the Supreme Court’s decisions from the 1800s, key practice pointers from cases decided between 2015-2018, and predictions about future issues that the Supreme Court will or should consider.

-Meghann A. Triplett, Margulies Faith, LLP

-Hon. Deborah J. Saltzman, United States Bankruptcy Judge
-Jerry Namba, Chapter 7 Trustee and Attorney from the Law Office of Jerry Namba
-Whitman L. Holt, Partner at Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP

SBCBA Members $25/ Non-Members $30. Includes lunch.

Contact Information/R.S.V.P.: Carissa Horowitz, Esq.

Carissa can be contacted at Checks should be made payable to the Santa Barbara County Bar Association. Checks should be mailed to Beall & Burkhardt, Attn: Carissa Horowitz, 317 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

Please RSVP by Monday, September 24, 2018

Ice Cream Social and Live Scan Fingerprinting

Ice cream provided by the SBCBA!

When: Thursday, October 11th from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: Santa Barbara County Courthouse’s Sunken Gardens
1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Per CA Rule of Court Rule 9.9.5, most attorneys licensed in CA must be re-fingerprinted, and those fingerprints must be submitted to the State Bar of CA by April 30, 2019.

Please log into your State Bar profile and print out your specific form to bring with you.

$49 charge from the FBI & DOJ plus a $20 fingerprinting fee to Law Copy. A total of $69 to be paid in advance to the SBCBA. Log into your State Bar profile, print out your form, and pre-fill because you MUST bring it with you. No printers on-site.

Pay/RSVP by Oct 5th:

By email:

By phone: 805 569-5511

Or mail to: 15 W. Carrillo St., #106, Santa Barbara CA 93101

Legal Ethics MCLE: A Reception with the Appellate Justices of Division Six “Taking the High Road”

When: Tuesday, October 30th, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Where: The Santa Barbara Club – 1105 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

MCLE Credit: 1 Hour Legal Ethics credit

SBCBA Members – $50 (After October 11th, $60)
Non-Members – $60 (After October 11th, $70)
Students/Paralegals – $20

Please call 805-569-5511 to pay via credit card or mail completed form along with your check payable to:

15 West Carrillo Street, Suite 106
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

General MCLE: “Cellphone Forensics: Applications in Discovery and Investigations”

Speaker: Thomas Plunkett

Thomas Plunkett is the Director of Digital Forensics at Califorensics, San Diego. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and EnCase Certified Forensic Examiner (EnCE) with over 20 years of experience in digital forensics, cybersecurity and counterintelligence. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems and is an adjunct professor, teaching cybersecurity and digital forensics topics at the University of San Diego. Mr. Plunkett has led investigations involving data breaches, computer hacking, theft of intellectual property, and foreign intelligence operations. His clients have included all levels of government, law firms, casinos, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, technology companies and celebrities.

About the Event: Cellphones represent one of the fastest-changing areas of legal practice. Mobile device evidence is more important than ever, thanks to the rapid evolution of the technology and the way this evidence is treated by the courts. Touching on important recent cases, technology developments, and Califorensics’ direct experience advising attorneys, this presentation provides up-to-date guidance on the application of cellphone forensics in litigation, investigations, and other legal matters.

When: November 15, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: Santa Maria Inn at 801 S. Broadway, Santa Maria

MCLE Credit: 1 Hour General MCLE Credit

Price: Bar Association/non-attorney Staff & LPA Members $25/Non-Members $35

Contact Information/RSVP: Please RSVP with lunch choice [tri-tip sandwich or veggie wrap] by November 13th, to Northern Santa Barbara County Bar Association at

The Superior Court, County of Santa Barbara intends to adopt the following forms for mandatory use in criminal cases:

CR-101 – Plea Form, with Explanations and Waiver of Rights – Felony

SC-3085 – Advisement of Rights, Waiver and Pela Form – Misdemeanor

SC-3001 – Addendum to Adivsement of Rights, Waver and Plea Form


See Attachment for full annoucement, and forms.

E-Filing, E-Discovery, and E-Presentations

The handouts for Judge Herman's presentation at the 2016 SBCBA Bench and Bar Conference are available!

Proposed Local Court Rules

Please Take Notice that the Superior Court, County of Santa Barbara intends to adopt new rules adn amend current rules regarding traffic cases. Pursuant to CRC 10.613(g)(3)(b), the court has posted the new and amended rules which will go into effect on January 1, 2016. Hard copies of the local rules are available upon request.

Commission on Judicial Performance – Annual Report

The Commission on Judicial Performance will be publishing its Annual Report.  The report provides comprehensive information on the Commission's authority and procedures and contains statistical data on Commission cases and summaries of disciplinary action.


The full Annual Report is available for and can be found at:


If you are interested in beginning your training and/or registering, please visit (or ask your firm administrator to go) (If you have trouble with the website, please call 1-800-297-5377 to speak with a live, US-based Trained Support Specialist, who will help you register and/or train either via webinar or one of the online training programs.)


The court will be holding a training session some time in the last two weeks of August.


The proposed Local Rule on eFiling has just been posted on the website.  See also CRC 2.250-2.261 re electronic filing.

Feeling the effects of court budget cutbacks? Voice your concern!


The California courts have been experiencing drastic budget cuts over the past few years. Since 2010, the courts have been faced with a one-third cut in operational funding, a majority of this absorbed at the trial court level. Results have included massive court closures and lengthy delays in hearings that require immediate action.


It is imperative that we continue to raise awareness of the negative consequences these cutbacks are creating. To make your concerns heard, please use the attached template and send the completed letter to your Senator and Assemblymember.