“Ethical Legal Marketing in the Digital Age”

MCLE: 1.0 Ethics

Speaker: Kevin W. Brown, Supreme Marketing for Attorneys

Kevin W. Brown, M.B.A. is President of “The Specialist in Law Firm Marketing,” providing full-service marketing support for law firms. Since founding the firm in 1991, he has worked with hundreds of firms, from the nation’s largest firms to small local practices, in designing and implementing effective marketing programs. He has an M.B.A. degree in marketing and a B.S. in economics and management. Mr. Brown has a unique perspective on business management and the marketing process. Mr. Brown is author of over 200 articles and speaks statewide at Bar events and nationally at conferences.

About the Event: In a post-Coronavirus world, online advertising and marketing for attorneys are more important than ever. Attend this MCLE and ensure compliance with California’s current requirements for ethical attorney advertising!

R.S.V.P.: Please reserve via email to Mark Coffin, Litigation Section Chair, at mtc@markcoffinlaw.com

“So Long Stretch! Retirement Account Beneficiary Designations After the SECURE Act”

MCLE: 1.0 Hour General

Speaker: Christine Roberts

About the Event: Christine P. Roberts is a partner in the Santa Barbara law firm of Mullen & Henzell
L.L.P. She will discuss the SECURE ACT and the effects on retirement assets, IRAs, and contract assets in

Lunch will be provided from South Coast Deli!

R.S.V.P.: Please email Connor@jfcotelaw.com

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Protecting the Privacy of a Public Figure/Celebrity During Divorce

MCLE: 1.0 Hour General

Speaker(s): Christopher C. Melcher, CFLS and Anthony D. Storm

About the Event: This program will delve into crucial considerations an attorney should be aware of when representing individuals of notoriety, including practice tips on keeping confidential information out-of-the-public-stream, ensuring there is limited access to the client information, alternatives to litigation, security measures, inter-office policies, what to do if information leaks into the public realm, controlling the narrative, strategies to keep the press at bay, and advising your client, security personnel, and their family office.

R.S.V.P.: Mail checks payable to the Santa Barbara County Bar Association c/o Renee M. Fairbanks, CFLS, 226 E. Canon Perdido Street, Ste. F, Santa Barbara, California 93101.

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2020 Bench and Bar Conference

Please Join Us for the Crown Jewel of Local MCLE:

The Annual Bench and Bar Conference

If you are an attorney whose last name begins
with N-Z, the deadline to report is February 1, 2020.

Samantha Baldwin, Esq.
Jennifer G. Duffy, Esq.
Daniel Hentschke, Esq.
Abbe Kingston, Esq.
Victoria Lindenauer, Esq.
Tyrone Maho, Esq.
Doug Ridley, Esq.
David Secrest, Esq.
Cristi Michelon Vasquez, Esq.
Distinguished panel of Santa Barbara
Superior Court Judges

MCLE Credit: Up to 6 hours of MCLE Credit including Competence and Elimination of Bias!

Doug RidleyLawyers & Substance Abuse

Dan HentschkeCommunity Enhancement Through the Eyes of the City Attorney’s Office

Tyrone MahoMock Jury Trial

Cristi Michelon Vasquez & Courtney DeSotoEstate Litigation and Working with Private Professional Fiduciaries

Abbe A. KingstonImmigration Law

Monique LimonKeynote Speaker: Legal and Policy Issues in Small-dollar Lending

Jennifer Duffy & David SecrestImplicit Bias in the Legal Profession and How to Eliminate that Bias 

Victoria Lindenauer & R.A. CarringtonMeeting the Challenges in Modern Personal Injury Mediations

Hon. Michael Carrozzo and Hon. Thomas AnderleTips for Effective Civil and Criminal Litigation: From the Judge’s Perspective

R.S.V.P.: Call SBCBA at (805)569-5511 for more information, to reserve tickets, and for sponsorship opportunities!

Click here to view the registration form and here for the schedule.

Tracing Issues and Marriage of Ciprari

MCLE: 1.0 General MCLE

Speaker: Ron J. Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFA

About the Event: Ron Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFA provides expert forensic accounting services in marital dissolution cases. His tracing in the recently published decision, Marriage of Ciprari, met the burden of proof at the trial court level and was upheld on appeal. Mr. Anfuso will discuss tracing issues in dissolution of marriage cases in the wake of Marriage of Ciprari. This promises to be a fascinating discussion on whether Marriage of Ciprari really does loosen the standards for overcoming the Family Code section 760 presumption.

Contact Information/R.S.V.P.: Mail checks payable to the Santa Barbara County Bar Association c/o Renee M. Fairbanks, CFLS 226 E. Canon Perdido Street, Ste. F, Santa Barbara, California 93101 no later than October 21, 2019.

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Trade Secrets: Why They Matter and How to Protect Them

MCLE: 1.0 General MCLE

Speaker: James Pooley

James Pooley is an internationally recognized expert in trade secret law. He is the author of the treatise Trade Secret Law and of Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee relied on Mr. Pooley for expert testimony and advice during consideration of the landmark 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act. In 2014, he completed a five-year term as Deputy Director General at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. He is a past president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and currently serves as co-chair of the Trade Secret Task Force of the International Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Pooley has an active law practice in Silicon Valley representing clients in trade secret, patent, and technology-related commercial disputes, and provides advice on IP strategy and data security management. He also serves as a special master, expert, and arbitrator, and teaches trade secret law at the UC Berkeley School of Law.

About the Event:Trade secrets encompass confidential business information and data with competitive value, ranging from customer lists to strategic plans, research, and secret proprietary formulas. How can businesses protect these important assets? This program will explore the practical issues involved in counseling clients to manage their data assets in order to avoid loss and contamination in our high-velocity global digital environment.

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Utilizing Private Placement Life Insurance For Income, Capital Gains, and Estate Tax Planning

MCLE: 1.0 General MCLE

Speakers: Professor Steven Horowitz and Bradley Barros

About the Event: Join Prof. Horowitz and Bradley Barros who will provide a review of Private Placement Life Insurance (“PPLI”) and its application to advanced income, capital gains, and estate planning initiatives.

The program will begin with a review and history of PPLI, and its background in the tax code.  It will also cover recent jurisdiction and best practices, including the proper application of the investor control doctrine.

You will learn where and how PPLI can provide substantial benefits and costs savings that may otherwise be unattainable through traditional planning and life insurance.  This program will include an introduction into advanced PPLI planning strategies.

We will conclude with a Q & A segment in which you may bring up case specific scenarios.

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2019 Annual Dinner

Join the Santa Barbara County Bar Association for the 2019 Annual Dinner!


Special Guest of Honor:

Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra

To be introduced by Santa Barbara County Superior Court Presiding Judge Michael Carrozzo


A Tribute to Bill Duval by the Honorable James Herman



Please call 805-569-5511 for more information, to reserve tickets, and for sponsorship opportunities!

**Seating is limited**


Call 805-569-5511 to pay via credit card or mail your check payable to:

Santa Barbara County Bar Association
15 West Carrillo Street, Suite 106
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Click here to pay via Venmo!

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Reception with the Appellate Justices of Division Six

MCLE Credit:

1 Hour General credit


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

Santa Barbara County Bar Association
15 West Carrillo Street, Suite 106
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Click here to read the article by Justice Martin Tangeman.

Click here to view the Samplings of Cases.

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SBCBA 2019 Golf & Tennis Tournament

2019 Golf and Tennis Flyer


So as to provide opportunity for the victors to boast of their athletic conquests, a post golf and tennis reception will begin at 5:00 PM at the Mulligan’s Cafe & Bar, to be followed by dinner starting at 5:30 PM.

Dinner is $50 per SBCBA Member/$60 per non-SBCBA Member ($60/$70 after September 10th)


Meet at the Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course at 12:30 AM. Shotgun starts at 1:00 AM. Team prizes for 1st and 2nd places. Individual prizes for Longest Drive and Closest to Pin! Players must give some estimate of his/her handicap. You will be contacted regarding team assignments. We strongly encourage to register by September 10th, after that date we cannot guarantee participation.

$105 to Play for SBCBA Members/$115 for Non- Members – Includes green fees & cart ($115/$125 after September 10th)

$150 for BOTH Golf & Dinner for SBCBA Members/ $160 for Non- Members ($160/$170 after September 10th)

LIMITED NUMBER OF TEE SPONSORSHIPS!Tee sign on course with your company name. $100. Contact sblawdirector@gmail.com


Meet at the tennis courts at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club at 1:00 pm for warm-up with round robin play starting at 1:30 pm. A committee will form teams, reserving the right to make equitable adjustments in all levels. Men and women will participate in the tournament in all levels.

Prizes to tournament winners!

$30 to Play per SBCBA Members/$40 for Non- Members – Includes court fees & balls ($40/$50 after September 10th)

$75 for BOTH Tennis & Dinner for SBCBA Members/$85 for Non-Members ($85/$95 after September 10th)

RSVP/Payment: To register, please fill out the bottom portion of the attached flyer and mail, with check, to: SBCBA 15 West Carrillo Street, Ste. 106, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Please clearly specify GOLF HANDICAP or TENNIS RATING.

Questions? Call the SBCBA at (805)569-5511