Section Roundtable Meeting: “Common Mistakes Made in Mediation”

MCLE Credit: 1/2 Legal Ethics, 1/2 General

Speaker: David V. Peterson

Learn valuable lessons from seasoned and experienced mediators who take part in the presentation. Avoid mistakes commonly made by attorneys and mediators, and learn ways to achieve better settlements as attorneys and mediators. Moderated by David Peterson, Mediator and Adjunct Professor of Mediation Theory and Practice at Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (2009 through Fall 2016/17). Mediators and attendees will participate to widen the spectrum of information presented. Program is guaranteed to be useful for attorneys and mediators seeking success in mediation. Materials Packet will be included.

Cost/Payment: $20.00 for SBCBA members. Checks Payable to “SB County Bar Association”, and Mail to Bar Office: 15 West Carrillo Street, #106, Santa Barbara, California 93101

RSVP: RSVP is a must as SEATING IS LIMITED – RSVP to or (805) 441-5884, or Lida Sideris at

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The Impact of SB 1069 and AB 2299 on Residential Accessory Dwelling Units: “Granny Flats” Go Millennial

MCLE Credit: 1.0 Hour (General)

Speaker: Ariel Calonne, Santa Barbara City Attorney

This presentation will review major 2016 CA legislation that significantly expanded the rights of residential property owners to develop accessory (second) dwelling units. The presentation will review decades of CA legislative history in order to place the new legislation into an understandable framework.

Cost and Payment: $25.00 for SBCBA members- $30.00 for Non-members. Please make checks payable to:

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

Contact Information/RSVP:
Bret A. Stone, Paladin Law Group® LLP

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The SBCBA Criminal Law Section Presents: “Advising Non-US Citizens and Post-Conviction Relief”

MCLE Credit: 1 hour General (pending)
Speaker(s): Abbe Kingston
Abbe Allen Kingston has practiced immigration law in Santa Barbara for 25 years. He has been certified by the California State Bar as an Immigration Law Specialist. A substantial part of his practice focuses on the transfer of international personnel.
About the Event: Mr. Kingston will be discussing recent changes to immigration laws including Penal Code Sections 1203.43; 1473.7 and 18.5 that allow for post-conviction relief for non-U.S. Citizens.
Cost/Payment: $10.00. Free for Public Defenders, government attorneys and Legal Aid staff. Please make checks payable to:
Santa Barbara County Bar Association
15 West Carrillo Street, Suite 106
Santa Barbara CA 93101

Lunch: Brown bag lunch

RSVP Deadline: June 14th
Contact Information/RSVP:

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MCLE Presentation: IP/Tech Business and In-House & Corp Law Sections

Cybersecurity 2017:  Or, You’ve Been Hacked
and You Don’t Know It!

What security threats are lurking in cyberspace for your firm and your clients? How can you protect your own data and that of your clients? What steps can you take to avoid a security breach, and to reduce liability if a breach happens? Join us to discuss digital vulnerabilities you know about, and to learn about those you and your clients may not have considered.

Speaker: Kenneth May, CEO of Swift Chip and
Certified Ethical Hacker

Ken May is founder and CEO of Swift Chip, Inc., a managed information technology services provider with offices in Santa Monica and Ventura. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker and an Information Security and Compliance Auditor, qualified to assess the security of computer systems. Ken has been honored with the SMB 150 Award, given to the most influential information technology professionals worldwide. He holds numerous certifications from HP, Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, Symantec, Dell, and other tech companies. Ken brings an interesting background to his work:
he earned his bachelor’s degree at Thomas Aquinas College and a master’s degree at Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine.

Mail checks by Friday, April 14,

payable to Betty Jeppesen, Chair of In-House Counsel & Corporate Law Section,

2000 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Kick off the start of summer with the SBCBA! Join us at Manning Park’s beautiful Montecito creek-side environment; the ideal location to mingle with fellow attorneys and judiciary while enjoying delicious BBQ. We are so fortunate again to have Master chef-attorneys Rusty Brace and Mack Staton helming the grill, drinks poured by expert mixologist Will Beall, and a fabulous wine selection generously provided by Joe Liebman.

Bench & Bar Conference 2017


– Keynote presentation and panel discussion with the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of BlackBerry Ltd. on Individual Privacy vs. Collective Security: The Encryption Wars and Corporate America;
– Judges’ Panel led by Presiding Judge James Herman addressing bias in the legal profession from the Judicial perspective;
– Courses include Ethics, Elimination of Bias, Competence, Developments in Family Law, Land Use Law, Corporate Law and Trusts & Estates Law.

On/before 1.6.17: Members $110/Non-members $130
After 1.6.17:: Members $130/Non-members $150
New Admittee/Public Interest Attorneys: $90
Three or more attending from Same Firm or Organization: $90
Please contact the SBCBA to reserve: 805-569-5511/ For details, please view the attached flyers.

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