The SBCBA Estate Planning/Probate Section Presents: Making Sustainable Budgets and Monitoring Prudent Investments in a Special Needs Trust

About the Event: The Special Needs Team is a deeply experienced group of financial advisers and client associates. They are dedicated to helping improve the long-term well-being of individuals who are unable to care for themselves by offering financial advice and guidance. Located in multiple offices throughout California, they work closely with estate planning attorneys and family members to provide budgeting, wealth planning and investing designed to assist those who are integral to the care of society’s most vulnerable: people with disabilities, elderly individuals with dementia, accident victims, and other special-needs populations.

MCLE: 1 Hour General Credit

Lunch will be provided from South Coast Deli

The SBCBA Family Law Section Presents: Brown Bag Lunch with Commissioner Stephen Foley

Speaker(s): Commissioner Stephen Foley
About the Event: Join the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Family Law Section, for a brown bag lunch with Commissioner Stephen Foley, who hears domestic violence restraining orders and child support services matters. Learn about Commissioner Foley’s policies and procedures in his courtroom.
Contact Information/R.S.V.P.:
Please provide your RSVP to Renee M. Fairbanks, CFLS at:
renee@reneemfairbanks.com by March 12, 2019.

The SBCBA Employment Law Section Presents MCLE: “Mediating the Employment Law Dispute”

The SBCBA Employment Law Section Presents:“Mediating the Employment Law Dispute”

When: January 30, 2019, 12:00 noon

Where: Santa Barbara College of Law, Room 1, 20 E. Victoria Street

MCLE:  1 Hour MCLE Type (General)

Speaker(s): Henry Bongiovi, Esq., Bongiovi Mediation. Mr. Bongiovi is an AV-Rated attorney and mediator in Santa Barbara operating a business law and civil litigation practice, including personal injury and medical malpractice, with an emphasis on employment and labor law, which includes representation of both management and employees.

About the Event: There is no question employment-related litigation is on the rise. Mediation has been shown to be an effective means of dispute resolution. It provides a forum and an atmosphere in which parties gain understanding, are heard, become understood and work together to explore options for resolution. By resolving disputes in mediation, parties determine for themselves what is important and, ultimately the outcome of the situation. Employment disputes present peculiar challenges for the mediation process. Not only is the law complex and sometimes surprising for the parties, particularly employers, but the disputes often relate to interpersonal relationships and communications that must be considered if a resolution will be reached.

In this 1 hour MCLE presentation, Henry Bongiovi, a highly-regarded employment lawyer and ADR neutral, brings his wealth of experience from both fields together to help us better understand these unique challenges of mediating an employment dispute, as well as providing the best practices for participating in this process with an aim to make it as productive as possible.

Price: $35.00 SBCBA Members/$40.00 Nonmembers. Lunch will be included.

Contact Information/R.S.V.P.: Alex Craigie, Esq., the Law Offices of Alex Craigie. Alex@Craigielawfirm; (805) 845-1752. Please RSVP by January 28th, if lunch is desired.

Click here to see the flyer and here for the presentation materials.

MCLE: “Dissomaster™ and the Qualified Business Income Deduction”

The Santa Barbara County Bar Association- Family Law Section Presents:
 

“Dissomaster™ and the Qualified Business Income Deduction”

When: February 28, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Santa Barbara College of Law

MCLE: 1 Hour of General MCLE

Speaker(s): Kimberly M. Alvarado, CPA, ABV, CFF

About the Event: Ms. Alvarado, a forensic accountant with CBIZ MHM, LLC, will present on Dissomaster™, including how to calculate the Qualified Business Income Deduction, for purposes of determining child support and temporary spousal support.

Price: $35 with lunch provided.
Contact Information/R.S.V.P.: Please provide your RSVP and payment to Renee M. Fairbanks, CFLS, Law Office of Renee M. Fairbanks, 226 E. Canon Perdido Street, Ste. F, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 no later than February 25, 2019.
Click here to see the flyer.

SBCBA Annual Dinner

Santa Barbara County Bar Association Presents the: 
2018 Annual Dinner
When: Friday, November 30th

            Starting at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm

Where: Wine Cask Restaurant
              813 Anacapa Street
Cost/Payment:
 
Members- $125
Non-Members- $145
Group of 10 Members- $1100
Group of 10 Non-Members- $1300
New Attorneys (0-3 yrs)/Law Students/Public Interest Attorneys- $100
Featuring Award Presentations:
– Richard Abbe Humanitarian Award to:
                    Allan  Ghitterman
– Pro Bono Awards to:
                   Jessica Diaz
                   Kenneth Falstrom
                   Lynn Goebel
-Special Recognition to Robert Sanger
Special Guest Speaker: Associate Justice Martin Tangeman, Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, Division 6 on California Courts & The Rule of Law 
Please complete the form attached below and make checks payable to SBCBA: 15 W. Carrillo Street Ste. 106 Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Click here to see the flyer.

Santa Barbara County Bar Association Annual Bench and Bar Conference

Santa Barbara County Bar Association Annual Bench and Bar Conference Presents:

Legal Haze: Cannabis in California

Keynote Speaker: Das Williams

Featuring: Tava Ostrenger, Esq.
 Bill Makler, Esq.
 Jennifer Duffy, Esq. and
 David Secrest, Esq.
 Hilary Bricken, Esq.
 Amy Steinfield, Esq.
 Brian Marblestone
 Renee Fairbanks, Esq.
 P. Joseph Frawley, MD
Sherif Elasyouty, MD
 Distinguished panel of Santa Barbara Superior Court Judges

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Where: The Santa Barbara Club

1105 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara

MCLE Credit: up to 6 hours General credit, including mandatory subject credits; The judges’ panel will offer an ethics credit (pending approval).
Click here to see the flyer.
The registration form can be found here and the schedule here.
Attached below are all materials for the event:
Santa Barbara County Supervisor, 1st District, Das WilliamsKeynote Speaker
Tava Ostrenger at the City Attorney’s Office – Implementation of the state law at city level, compliance, permitting, etc.
Renee FairbanksFamily Law
Brian MarblestoneInsurance Perspective
Jennifer Duffy and David SecrestEmployment law
Hilary BrickenRegulations, Business, Mergers and Acquisitions
Amy SteinfeldLand use permitting and how the new industry will impact our landscape

SBCBA’s Annual Dinner

When: Friday, November 30th

            Starting at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm

Where: Wine Cask Restaurant
              813 Anacapa Street
Cost/Payment: 
Members- $115 (After Nov. 16th- $125)
Non-Members- $135 (After Nov. 16th- $145)
Group of 10 Members- $1000 (After Nov. 16th- $1100)
Group of 10 Non-Members- $1200 (After Nov. 16th- $1300)
New Attorneys (0-3 yrs)/Law Students/Public Interest Attorneys- $90 (After Nov. 16th- $100)
Featuring Award Presentations:
– Richard Abbe Humanitarian Award to:
                    Allan  Ghitterman
– Pro Bono Awards to:
                   Jessica Diaz
                   Kenneth Falstrom
                   Lynn Goebel
Special Guest Speaker: Associate Justice Martin Tangeman, Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, Division 6
Please complete the form attached below and make checks payable to SBCBA: 15 W. Carrillo Street Ste. 106 Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Click  here to see the flyer.

MCLE: Taking and Defending an Accountant’s Deposition

Speaker Thomas Neches, CPA shares lessons learned from being deposed more than 100 times as an expert. These lessons include: important steps to prepare the attorney and the expert for the deposition; fundamental questions to ask; simple questions that can be hard to answer and important the expert answers correctly; issues unique to CPAs; and professional standards for CPAs who act as experts. The course provides deposition tips and tricks of interest to both novice and experienced litigators.

Speaker: Thomas M. Neches, CPA, ABV, CFE, CVA, CFF
During the past 28 years, Mr. Neches has provided expert testimony on business damages on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in more then fifty cases, most notably Image Technical Service, Inc., et al. v. Eastman Kodak Company, in which the jury awarded ten plaintiffs $23,948,300, trebled under antitrust law to $71,844,900. He regularly provides MCLE courses on topics relating to forensic accounting. From 2003 to 2013, Mr. Neches was an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School.
Reservations: Via email to Mark Coffin, Litigation Section Chair, by Wednesday, August 29th, at mtc@markcoffinlaw.com
Please mail checks by Wednesday, August 29th payable to Santa Barbara Bar Association, to:
LAW OFFICE OF MARK T. COFFIN, P.C.
21 E. Carrillo Street, Suite 240, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Questions: Tel: 805-248-7118

MCLE Credit: 1 hour general credit applied for.

Click here for more information or click here to see the presentation’s materials.

Ice Cream Social and Live Scan Fingerprinting

Ice cream provided by the SBCBA!

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: sblawdirector@gmail.com

By phone: 805 569-5511

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

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

Speaker: Thomas Plunkett

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.

Please RSVP with lunch choice [tri-tip sandwich or veggie wrap] by November 13th