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  • 11/18/2019 6:00 AM | Deleted user

    California Lawyers Association

    November 20, 2019

    Property characterization is frequently among the most hotly contested issues when a marriage ends in divorce. However, it is often glossed over when a marriage is instead ended by death. This program examines the authority relating to property characterization in the postmortem setting, including legislative history which reveals that the rules are not as clear-cut as some would believe.

  • 11/14/2019 5:45 AM | Deleted user

    California Courts Newsroom

    November 13, 2019

    Aranda Access to Justice Award

    Alameda County Superior Court

    Judge Carol S. Brosnahan

    In partnership with the Judicial Council and the California Judges Association, the California Lawyers Association announced that Judge Carol S. Brosnahan of the Alameda County Superior Court is the recipient of its 2019 Aranda Access to Justice Award. The award honors a judge demonstrating a long-term, tireless commitment to improving, and promoting fairness and access to, the courts, especially for low-and moderate-income Californians.

    Judge Brosnahan is celebrating her 40th year on the Alameda County bench, where she operates the county's behavioral health court and has been referred to as a "grass-roots" judge, who renders fair rulings with integrity, and without bias based upon socio-economic status or any other non-relevant factors.

    An article in the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this year quoted Jeff Chorney, an Alameda County public defender who often represents mentally ill clients. "She seems to be driven by a real desire to make the world a better place…I think people in Alameda County might not know who she is, but a lot of people have felt the effect of what she has done."

    She will be honored on Nov. 14, 2019, in a presentation that will be live-streamed at 4PM.

  • 11/10/2019 6:04 AM | Deleted user

    Alameda County Bar Association

    11/21/2019 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Speaker: Christopher Nguyen, Assessment Supervisor II, Alameda County Assessor's Office

    Discussion topics will include:

    • Methods of holding title

    • Changes in ownership

    • Common exclusions from reassessment - focusing on Parent/Child Exclusions

  • 11/10/2019 6:02 AM | Deleted user

    Alameda County Bar Association

    11/20/2019 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    With the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 now signed, California has become just the second state in the nation to pass statewide rent control and just cause for eviction protections. While rent control and eviction protections are nothing new for landlords in large cities, much of the state has never faced anything like it. Even the cities that have had existing local ordinances in place will be impacted by the new law. Join us for this 90-minute CLE offered by Steve Edrington, CCIM, CPM of Edrington and Associates who will cover the ins and outs of the new law, who it covers, and how to comply. Q&A to follow with a panel of landlord-tenant attorneys.

  • 11/10/2019 6:00 AM | Deleted user

    Alameda County Bar Association

    11/19/2019 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    As an attorney, you are responsible for client trust accounting. By holding money in trust, an attorney takes on personal fiduciary responsibility for accounting for those funds. During this presentation, we will cover the importance of client trust accounting, how to open a trust account, depositing money and paying money out of the account, and record keeping and reconciliation.

  • 11/09/2019 6:00 AM | Deleted user

    Alameda County Bar Association


    11:30 AM - 04:30 PM

    ACBA Bankruptcy Symposium

    Sponsored by the ACBA Bankruptcy Section

    The annual ACBA East Bay Bankruptcy Symposium is a half-day program designed for bankruptcy practitioners to keep up to date with the latest developments in the field.

  • 11/06/2019 5:21 AM | Deleted user

    Bar Association San Francisco

    November 12, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    This panel discusses the shifting legal issues and landscape surrounding AirBnB and other short-term rental hosting platforms.

    • Current short-term rental laws in San Francisco and around;
    • City enforcement of those laws / how other municipalities are dealing with these developing issues;
    • How are short term rentals and AirBnB impacting the housing stock for owners, would-be purchasers and tenants;
    • How AirBnB Hosts and Landlords can protect themselves and their assets

  • 11/06/2019 5:19 AM | Deleted user

    Bar Association San Francisco

    November 11, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Clients continue to be focused on ways to minimize or eliminate California income tax • both personally and for irrevocable trusts. Through the use of case studies, we will review a number of recurring scenarios.

    • Domicile and how to respond to the client who asks: “Can I move out of CA?”
    • Structuring non-grantor irrevocable trusts to defer or eliminate CA tax
    • Modifying existing out-of-state irrevocable trusts
    • CRTs as a state income tax minimization technique
    • ING trusts
    • The importance of timing

  • 11/06/2019 5:17 AM | Deleted user

    Beginning DissoMaster

    Thursday, November 14

    3:00 to 4:15

    1.25 hours of participatory MCLE credit

    $35 advance registration, $45 day of event

    Speaker: Art Grater

    DissoMaster Child and Spousal Support Calculation Software

    • Converts gross income to guideline net income
    • Calculates guideline child and spousal support
    • Displays alternate settlements meeting user-specified goals
    • DissoMaster Suite includes Executioner and Propertizer
    • Executioner calculates arrearages
    • Propertizer splits community property

    DissoMaster is available at the public computers in the Alameda County Law Library.

    To prepare for the beginning class, you might review the tutorials at

    About the speaker: Art Grater co-created DissoMaster and consults on case-related matters.

    Online registration HERE

    Download a program flyer 2019_11_14_1Dissomaster_flyer.pdf

    The Alameda County Law Library is a multiple activity provider approved by the State Bar of California.

  • 11/06/2019 5:15 AM | Deleted user

    Cannabis Law: Present & Future

    Thursday, November 14

    Noon to 1:00

    1 hour of participatory MCLE credit

    $35 advance registration, $45 day of event

    Speaker: Matt Kumin

    • Learn the new cannabis laws in California.
    • Find out where the clients are and how to get to them.
    • Hear about cutting edge litigation, in state and federal courts, related to cannabis and hemp. 
    • Get updates on federal legalization efforts.
    • Find out about new social equity programs emerging statewide and in certain cities.

    About the Speaker: Matt Kumin began his career working primarily as a civil rights attorney representing plaintiffs in police misconduct and employment cases.  As cannabis issues and specifically, cannabis business operations emerged after 1996 in San Francisco, birthplace of the first community-based cannabis operations, Matt, also maintaining a small business practice, began to advise these "clubs."  In the intervening 23 years, Matt tackled as many legal issues as he could, protecting medical cannabis patients and the "industry", despite little or no precedent to guide his counseling and without the support of the organized Bar.  Finding some allies to help, he was the architect of the first US Tax Court case addressing federal taxation of medical cannabis (CHAMP v. Com'r of the IRS), successfully obtained injunctions against the City of Los Angeles and Sonoma County, and guided hundreds of businesses through the minefields of Prohibition-powered legal ambiguity.  Minesweeping operations also necessarily brought Matt deeper into political advocacy and to that end, Matt co-founded a PAC to educate policy and lawmakers and to organize Legalization initiatives.  Establishing the first multi-state law practice devoted to cannabis in 2009 (opening offices in Denver and Los Angeles), Matt has continued to work nationally and internationally to both serve the expanding industry and to end cannabis Prohibition. 

    Online registration HERE

    Download a flyer 2019_1114_Cannabis_Flyer.pdf

    The Alameda County Law Library is a multiple activity provider approved by the State Bar of California.

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