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 […]

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 […]

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 Cost/Payment: 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 […]

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, […]

Family Law Basics

Family law can be a stressful and emotional time for those going through a divorce or separation. Most importantly, parents who have minor children together are often required to undergo the ordeal of deciding on custody rights, visitation rights, and child support, making the process taxing for both parties. Here is some of the basic […]

Local Family Law Resources

If you are getting a divorce, filing for custody, or involved in another family law issue, there are several options that may be available to you.

When Do You Need a Lawyer?

As an individual facing a legal issue, your first thought might be to immediately consult with an attorney. While in many circumstances this is in fact the best option, attorney fees can be costly and add up quickly, and some legal issues can be resolved without needing representation.

Local Resources – Part 2

Discrimination/Civil Rights California Rural Legal Assistance, mentioned in part 1 of this blog post, also assists individuals with civil rights issues. They are located in Santa Maria and can be reached at (805) 922-4563. The American Civil Liberties Union is a nationwide nonprofit organization that assists individuals in legal matters such as first amendment rights, […]