February 2021 CLE Bulletin and Webcast Replay

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February 2021 CLE Bulletin and Webcast Replay

February 2021 CLE Bulletin

Upcoming Conferences and Events from the Bar Association of San Francisco


The Bar Association of San Francisco presents

Streamlining Flat-Fee Projects: Increasing Profitability for Solo and Small Firms 

This is a Post-Conference Workshop for the Solo and Small Firm Annual Conference on January 28, 2021.

 

Date Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Program 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
MCLE No MCLE provided.

Speakers

Andreas Becker, Lawyaw

 

Topics

  • An overview of the opportunities, benefits and value of flat-fee projects for small firms and their clients
  • The role technology like document automation can deliver for small and solo firms as they optimize flat-fee products
  • Best practices (and worst practices to avoid) for small firms considering implementing flat-fee
  • A framework for starting to offer flat-fee at firms that haven’t done so previously

 

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The Arbitration Section presents

Mediation, Settlement Conferences and Negotiation Tactics

 

Date Thursday, February 4, 2021
Program 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour

Speakers

John Worden, Venable

Mark LeHocky, ADR Services, Inc.

 

Trial lawyer John Worden and mediator Mark LeHocky — co-chairs of BASF’s ADR/Arbitration Section — will discuss the nuts and bolts of how mediations and settlement conferences work, with particular emphasis on prepping clients and yourselves to improve everyone’s negotiating prospects. This interactive program will explore critical pre-work as well as timing issues, “bottom lines,” “high-lows,” “night baseball,“ offers of judgment and many other negotiating tools, how they work, as well as what to avoid.

 

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The Arbitration Section presents

Significant Arbitration Cases in 2020/2021 

 

Date Tuesday, February 9, 2020
Program 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour

 

Speakers

James R. Madison, Arbitrator, Mediator, Referee, Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators

Paul Dubow, Arbitrator & Mediator, Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators

 

Popular Annual Review of all significant Federal and California cases involving arbitration.

 

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The Insurance Section presents

COVID-19 and the Insurance Industry

 

Date Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Program 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour

 

Speakers

Monica Slakey, Partner, Tittman Weix

Rani Gupta, Partner, Covington

Rod Sockolov, Executive Vice President, ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.

Moderator

Tamiko Dunham, Partner, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP

 

Topics

  • Survey of COVID-19 claims and insurance coverages
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the insurance market
  • Policyholder-side perspective on emerging COVID-19 coverage issues and market impact
  • Insurer-side perspective on emerging COVID-19 coverage issues and market impact

 

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The Bar Association of San Francisco presents

WOMEN IN TRIAL: Shatter the Glass Ceiling in the Courtroom – Two-Day Intensive Trial Advocacy Training for Women

 

Dates February 18-19, 2021
2/18/21 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2/19/21 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
MCLE 10 Hours

MODERATOR

Doris Cheng, Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger

 

TEACHING FACULTY

will include Master Trial Lawyers and active Judges

 

TOPICS

Back by popular demand, Women in Trial returns this year by Zoom. Join us in improving the diversity of trial lawyers in our courtrooms. If you want to improve your trial skills or if you have never tried a case and want to learn how to try a case, take this program. Learn advocacy techniques from our seasoned trial lawyers and get into court through our BASF and JDC pro bono programs.

  • Develop trial skills in an experiential learning environment
  • Learn from trial masters and judges about effective presentation skills
  • Practice opening statements, closing arguments, direct and cross examinations
  • Receive coaching and critiques to enhance your performanceExperience immediate improvement in two days

For full conference details, visit the event page. 

 

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The Real Property Section presents

Annual Seminar on Recent Developments and Hot Topics in San Francisco Landlord-Tenant Practice – 2021

Date Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Program 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
MCLE 1.5 Hours

 

Speakers

Ora Prochovnick, Eviction Defense Collaborative

Nils Rosenquest, Rosenquest & Associates

David Wasserman, Rent Board Landlord Commissioner

Andrew Westley, Law Offices of Andrew Westley

Moderator

Kavita Sharma, Sharma Law Group

 

Topics

  • New and proposed amendments to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance including limitations of non-tenant uses of rental units, eviction moratorium for most evictions, creation of rent registry and licensing requirements
  • Update on State and Federal Eviction Moratoriums (including AB3088 and AB15)
  • Intermediate Length Occupancy Limitations
  • Update on AB 1482 (Statewide rent control)
  • Important 2020 Landlord/Tenant Cases

 

Thank You to Our Supporting Sponsor

 

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The Family Law Section presents 

Tips from the Bench and Family Law Updates 

 

Date   Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Event

 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. 

 

Speakers

Judge Victor Hwang 

Judge Maria Evangelista 

Judge Roger Chan 

Judge Daniel Flores 

Judge Sharon Reardon

Commissioner Rebecca Wightman

Eileen Eib, Staff Attorney 

Moderator

 Judge Monica F. Wiley 

 

Topics

  • Do’s and Don’ts in Family Court
  • Ethics, Civility, and Professionalism- Best Practices 
  • Family Law Updates 
  • Question and Answer Session 

 

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The Bar Association of San Francisco presents

Legal Careers: Everything You Always Wanted to Know – Part 2

 

Date   Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Event  4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This event is Part 2 of a 3-part series.

 

SESSION I: Careers in Appellate Law

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Interested in a career in appellate law? There’s no one path to a successful career. Come listen to panelists whose appellate practices run the gamut from Solo practice to BigLaw and everything in between.

Speakers

David de Jesus, Reed Smith

Paul Katz, Katz Appellate Law PC

Leah Spero, Spero Law Office

Moderator

Anne Voigts, King & Spalding

 

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The Antitrust & Business Regulation Section presents

Big Tech’s Reckoning With Antitrust Has Arrived

 

Date Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Program 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour

 

Speakers

Randal C. Picker, University of Chicago Law School

Paula Blizzard, California Attorney General’s Office

Megan Jones, Hausfeld

Sonal Mehta, WilmerHale

Moderator

Katherine Lubin Benson, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

 

Topics

  • Overview of current government lawsuits against Big Tech
  • Overview of current competitor and consumer cases
  • Theories of liability and damages
  • Cases to watch in 2021

 

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The Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Section presents

Biometric Privacy: Regulatory Compliance and the State of Litigation in 2021

 

Date Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Program 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour

 

Speakers

Eli Wade-Scott, Edelson PC

Kelsey Harclerode, ZwillGen PLLC

 

Topics

  • Increases in the use of Biometric Technology Across Various
    Industries
  • Overview of Present and Evolving Regulatory Framework and How Companies Can Comply
  • The State of Litigation and Key Issues to Watch on Appeal
  • Noteworthy Settlements
  • The Future of Biometric Regulation and Litigation

 

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The Barristers Club Racial Justice Initiative and Solo and Small Firm Section along with The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area and Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California present

Women & Minority Owned Law Firms – Addressing Intersectionality in Law Practice and Ownership of Law Firms

 

Date Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Program 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour in Recognition and Elimination of Bias

 

Speakers

Natasha Allen, Allen & Hatcher

Ann Cun, Accel Visa Attorneys

Aravinda Sheshadri, Venturous Counsel

Nnena Ukuku, Venture Gained Legal

Moderator

Lindsey Mignano, Smith Shapourian Mignano

 

Topics

  • Dealing with implicit gender and racial bias from clients, opposing counsel, referral sources, etc.;
  • How women- and minority-owned law firms can commit to increasing visibility of racial and gender discrimination in 2021; and
  • The role small firms, especially those owned by women and minorities, can play in recruiting, hiring, and advancing the potential of intersectional individuals in law in the future.

 

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The Labor & Employment Law Section presents

Annual Labor and Employment Conference – 2021

Date February 25 – 26, 2021
MCLE 4 Hours

 

The year 2020 has been a trying and dynamic one for us all, for a number of reasons. Our Section members have seen the impact of a pandemic in their practice areas from all angles; a social movement that has called for reform of certain organized employment sectors, and/or; the eve of a new administration that will no doubt bring its own set of ramifications to our respective areas of expertise. Our committee has worked diligently to organize a conference that touches on all of these issues and more, and to do it virtually, for this one year.

We look forward to seeing you all at Yosemite in 2022. In the meantime, we will strive to maintain our tradition of presenting timely topics that are of utmost interest to our Section members. See you February 25 & 26, 2021, at our Annual (Yosemite) Conference!

 

Visit the event page for full details and speaker bios.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

(as of 1/19/21)

 

Silver

 

 

Bronze

Daniel N. Furhman, CFP®, Vice President, Wealth Advisor
William Blair

 

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The Arbitration Section presents

FinTech 101: Regulatory, Privacy and Corporate Considerations for FinTechs

 

Date Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Program 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour

Speakers

Ellen T. Berge, Venable LLP, Washington DC

Andrew E. Bigart, Venable LLP, Washington DC

D. Reed Freeman, Venable LLP, Washington DC

James E. Nelson, Venable LLP, San Francisco

 

The goal of the program is to provide an overview of:

  • The regulatory framework FinTechs should be aware of when operating in the space
  • Privacy considerations since data and the treatment of data are often at the center of a FinTech’s business model
  • General corporate considerations to keep in mind for any emerging growth FinTech company

 

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Presented by the Probate Litigation Subcommittee of the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section

Now What? Enforcement and Collection of a Surcharge Order

 

Date Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Program 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Specialization Law

 

Speakers

Scott A. Fraser, Crist, Biorn, Shepherd & Roskoph

Ryan D. Cunningham, Hopkins & Carley, A Law Corporation

 

Topics

  • Enforcement of Fiduciary Surcharge in Probate
  • Specific Enforcement Procedures for Trusts and Estates
  • When a Surcharge Order is Non-Dischargeable in Bankruptcy as a “Defalcation of Trust” and Key Procedural Issues

 

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The Litigation Section presents

Trial by Zoom: The Challenges and Opportunities of Virtual Trials and Arbitrations During and After COVID-19

This is a re-broadcasted program from January 20, 2021.

 

Date Friday, March 5, 2021
Program 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour in Legal Ethics

 

Speakers

Honorable Anne-Christine Massullo, San Francisco Superior Court

Honorable Brad Seligman, Alameda County Superior Court

Zela “Zee” G. Claiborne, Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS

Claude M. Stern, Quinn Emanuel

Moderator

Ellen Medlin Richmond

 

Topics

  • Practical and logistical advice for practitioners headed into virtual trials and arbitrations, including camera positioning and the use of documents and demonstratives
  • Holding the attention of a remote audience
  • Virtual witness handling
  • Reflections on whether and how the pandemic will alter trials and arbitrations for years to come

 

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The Arbitration Section presents

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Insurance Coverage

 

Date Thursday, March 11, 2021
Program 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour

 

Speakers

John Worden, Venable LLP

Nicole King, Venable LLP

 

All lawyers need a basic understanding of how insurance works in order to protect their clients, their company, and their reputation. Whether outside counsel, in-house, litigation, transactional, or otherwise, there is almost no legal practice that does not in some way involve some aspect of insurance. This one-hour program touches on the key points every lawyer should know.

 

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Bay Area Mediation Services presents

Arbitrator Certificate Training

 

Date Saturdays
March 13, 20 and 27, 2021
Program 8:30 – 4:30 p.m.
MCLE 20 Hours, including 2 hours of Legal Ethics

 

Learn

  • The solid legal basis for your broad arbitral powers and immunity from liability
  • How to handle and rule on procedural and pre-hearing issues, including unwilling parties, disputed discovery, and issuing subpoenas
  • How to manage the formal hearings, including how to effectively handle belligerent participants and evidentiary challenges
  • The essential elements of writing binding awards settling all issues, including different award formats
  • How to maintain ongoing jurisdiction where necessary
  • The many opportunities to gain real world experience as an arbitrator

Faculty

Ron Kelly is one of the principal architects of California ADR law. Mr. Kelly has trained thousands of lawyers, judges, government officials, and business professionals on four continents, and his training materials are licensed and used around the world in numerous languages. Judges in every superior court in the Bay Area have chosen to enroll in his trainings.

 

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The Bar Association of San Francisco presents

Legal Careers: Part 3 Everything You Always Wanted to Know

 

Date   Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Event  4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

SESSION I: Careers in Family Law

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Moderator

Emily Levitan, Emley Family Law

 

SESSION II: Careers in Cybersecurity & Privacy Law

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Speakers

Abbey Barrera, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Jennifer Lynch, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Eve-Lynn Rapp, Edelson

Michael Rubin, Latham & Watkins

 

SESSION III: Careers in Solo & Small Firm Law Practice

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Speakers

Kirsten Scott, Renaker Hasselman Scott

Mark Seifert, Seifert Law Firm

Moderator

Peter Roldan, Emergent

 

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Stay Connected – February 2021 

Upcoming Mixers and Networking Events from the Bar Association of San Francisco

 

The In-House Counsel Section presents

In-House Section Mixer

 

Date  Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Event  5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

FREE for BASF In-House Section Members and JDC Volunteers from In-House Departments

For more information and RSVP (required) email events@sfbar.org 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR

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The Barristers Club presents

Drag Queen Happy Hour

 

Date   Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Event  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 

Hosts

Juicy Liu

Baby Shaques Munro

 

Join us for all the glitz, sparkles and glamour at this unique digital cocktail class hosted by our favorite Drag Queens, Juicy Liu and Baby Shaques Munro. The queens will teach us how to make special Lunar New Year and Mardi Gras themed drinks and provide us with an epic interactive performance you won’t forget.

 

Thank you to our sponsor

 

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Solo & Small Firm Section Roundtable Discussions

Monday, February 8, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

Monday, March 8, 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021


Appellate Law Section Roundtable Discussions

Monday, February 1, 2021 (Q&A with Justice Jackson)

Monday, March 1, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021 (Q&A with Associate Justice Tracie L. Brown)

Monday, May 3, 2021

Monday, June 7, 2020

Monday, August 2, 2020

Monday, October 4, 2020

Monday, December 6, 2020


Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Roundtable Discussions

TBD


February 2021 Webcast Replay 

Upcoming Online Learning Opportunites from the Bar Association of San Francisco

 

Labor and Employment Bundle
MCLE: Up to 4 Hours

Programs

  • Discovery and the Data Revolution
  • Employment in the Time of Coronavirus: Addressing Key Employment Law Questions for Employers and Workers During—and After—Shelter-In-Place
  • “Return to Work” Discrimination Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Workers’ Compensation: Basics for Small Businesses

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Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Bundle
MCLE: Up to 4 Hours of which 1 Hour is in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Specialization

Programs

  • Caregivers: The Essential Worker – Protect the Elder Before, During, and After Services are Rendered
  • A Trustee’s Tale: What Corporate Fiduciaries Wish Drafting Attorneys Would Consider and Discuss with Their Clients
  • Annual Luncheon to Honor the San Francisco Probate Court – 2020
  • Unpacking the Election Results: A Review of the New President’s Tax Plan, and the Status of Proposals in California to Impose a Wealth Tax, Increase Income Taxes and Overhaul Proposition 13

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Appellate Bundle
MCLE: Up to 4.5 Hours of which 3.5 Hours is in Appellate Specialization

Programs

  • The Impact of Justice John Paul Stevens (C-SPAN Spotlight)
  • COVID and the Constitution: Renowned constitutional law experts will discuss issues involving constitutional law and the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Discrimination Decisions, Hot off the Press
  • State of the Appellate Courts: Latest updates from the California Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and California Supreme Court on the “new normal”

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2020 Paralegal Conference: Ethics & Wellness
MCLE: Up to 5 Hours of which 4 Hours is in Legal Ethics

Programs

  • California Rules of Professional Conduct and Ethical Implications During the Pandemic
  • Mind Your Ethics and Make Your Best Record
  • Ethics in Everyday Practice
  • The Ethical Retrieval of Records
  • From Frazzled to Focused

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Real Property Bundle
MCLE: Up to 5 Hours

Programs

  • New and Proposed COVID-19 Tenant Protections
  • Hot Topics for the Real Estate and Small Firm Practitioner: Rent Ordinance Amendments, AB 1482, Entity Structure, and AB 5
  • State of the Real Property Courts: Judge Haines and Olga Grecova of San Francisco Real Property Q&A Presentation in the Era of COVID-19
  • Real Estate Brokerage During These Extraordinary Times

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Cannabis Bundle

MCLE: Up to 4 Hours

Programs

  • The Intersection of CEQA & the Cannabis Industry How the California Environmental Quality Act Can Mitigate the Environmental Impacts of Legal Cannabis in California
  • Advising California Cannabis Companies: History of Cannabis Regulations and Current State of Industry in 2020
  • What Could Go Wrong? Navigating the New Ethics Guidelines for Advising Cannabis Clients
  • Cannabis Harvest Contracts: Best Practices and What to Watch Out For

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Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Bundle
MCLE: Up to 4 Hours of which 2 are in Bankruptcy Specialization

Programs

  • How Did We Get Here? Mass Torts and Bankruptcy
  • Walks, Talks, and Smells Like Fraud: Ponzi Schemes in Bankruptcy
  • Recent Developments in Business Bankruptcy – 2020

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Tax Bundle
MCLE: Up to 4 Hours

Programs

  • Beware the BOE-100-B Filing Requirement
  • Navigating the Tax Implications of COVID-19: A review of the CARES Act and other taxpayer relief announced by the IRS
  • COVID-19 Tax Relief: What Every Business Owner Should Know
  • Mobilizing Charitable Funds When Disaster Strikes: Federal Tax Law Issues

View


Family Law Bundle
MCLE: Up to 4 Hours

Programs

  • QDROs in Volatile Markets
  • Virtual Hearings: Making It Real
  • Navigating a Complex Divorce: Financial Planning with Complicated Assets
  • Consensual Dispute Resolution in Family Law Matters: Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, & Private Judging

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Environmental Law Bundle
MCLE: Up to 4 Hours

Programs

  • Environmental Crisis Management & Incident Response
  • Greenhouse Gas Emission Impacts in CEQA & NEPA Environmental Review: Recent developments and a look ahead
  • The Supreme Court’s County of Maui Decision: What It Means and What’s Next
  • What Environmental Attorneys Should Know About Bankruptcy Law

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All information accurate as of the publication date. 

Prices increase $10 the day of an in-person CLE seminar

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