Jul
10
12:00 PM12:00

July 2018: Personal Wellness/Stress Management

Women Lawyers Association
Presents

Personal Wellness/Stress Management

Stress is unavoidable in our lives. However, there are specific steps we can take to reduce its effects. In this talk, you will learn the most common causes of stress, how stress manifests in the body, natural stress reduction techniques, and how to adopt stress reduction techniques in your workplace.

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Please join us!

OUR SPEAKER:  Jill Stollmeyer

Jill Stollmeyer is the owner of East Wellbeing & Tea Spa.  She was a manager at MINDBODY prior to starting her career in the healing arts. She was certified as a Massage Practitioner after completing training at California Holistic Institute.  She has also trained at Harbin Healing Arts Center, Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute, and the College of Ayurveda. She practices Acupressure, Shitasu, Reflexology, Reiki, Thai Massage, Ayurvedic Massage, Shirodhara and other styles of massage. Jill's fascination with stress reduction lead her to study meditation at the Chopra Center and to take Google's Search Inside Yourself program.  She has since interviewed Oncologists, Acupuncturists, Osteopaths, Gynecologists, Women's Health Practitioners, clinical researchers, and local medical professionals for her blog and is deeply committed to helping people understand the many natural alternatives for stress reduction. Her next project is a podcast for professionals that are committed to ramping up their wellness lifestyle.

 


Note: This does not qualify for MCLE credit

Payment Information:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $21.50*
Non-Members - $31.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-3918: Students: $15, Members: $20, Non-Members: $30

** If you are paying by mail, please email Kara Stein-Conaway at karawlaslo@gmail.com stating that you've mailed your check and the names of those who will be attending. 

Since lunch will be catered by Bliss Cafe, you will need to make payment to reserve your spot by 7/6/18, so that we order the correct amount of food. Lunch will include your choice of an entree, salad, dessert and tea. 

Sorry, but we cannot accommodate refund requests.

We hope you can join us for this special event.

This activity does not qualify for MCLE credit. 


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Jun
6
12:00 PM12:00

June 2018 MCLE: Highlights of the 2017 Tax Act signed into law December 22, 2018

Women Lawyers Association
Presents
Highlights of the 2017 Tax Act signed into law on December 22, 2018

  

June MCLE: Scott Wall and David Merlo will provide a brief overview of highlights of the 2017 Tax Act signed into law on December 22, 2018.  The Act has been called the most significant overhaul of the US tax code since 1986.  It generally applies to taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2018, and the changes will have a profound impact on individuals, businesses, trusts, and estates in a variety of ways.

Please join us!
 
OUR SPEAKERS:  Scott Wall and David Merlo

 Scott Wall

Scott Wall

 
 David Merlo

David Merlo

Scott Wall is a Partner at Andre, Morris & Buttery.  Scott is the Chairman of the Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Practice Group and is a member of the Business and Real Estate Transactions Practice Group. He is certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in estate planning, trust, and probate law. Before starting his law practice, he was a Certified Public Accountant.

Scott received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1986.

Scott concentrates his practice in estate planning and administration and business and real estate transactions. Because of his background as a CPA, Scott brings both income and estate tax expertise to his practice. He has handled a broad range of estate, business, and real estate matters, from the ordinary to the extremely complex. He is frequently consulted by other attorneys and CPAs to assist in structuring complicated estate planning, business, and real estate transactions and in resolving complex estate administration matters.

 

David is currently Tax Principal with Glenn Burdette.  He has been a Principal since 2008.  Since joining the Glenn Burdette team in 2003 he has specialized in advising and servicing corporate, partnership and limited liability entities and planning with the related business owners.  David is known for providing technically sound advice in the areas of taxation and business consulting.  He has extensive experience with industries including professional service companies, agriculture, and hospitality.  David has also advised on several business mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the Glenn Burdette team, David resided in San Diego where he graduated from the University of San Diego and practiced accounting with the national firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.  David is a native to the Central Coast where his family has resided for over the last 50 years.  While growing up on the Central Coast David learned a lot about the business community and the dedication and hard work it takes to be successful while working in the family business.

David is most proud of his family.  He and his wife Katie can be found enjoying several sporting events, whether participating or watching, with their 3 children.  David also enjoys giving back to the community and has been an active member of the Pacific Central Coast Health Center and chair of the board (a Dignity Health Member), Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum and Central Coast Cal CPA society.

 

 

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

Payment Information:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

** If you are paying by mail, please email Kara Stein-Conaway at karawlaslo@gmail.com stating that you've mailed your check and the names of those who will be attending. 

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come/first served basis, however, it really helps us to plan and Upper Crust to set up properly if you reserve ahead of time.  

We look forward to your participation!
Sorry, but we cannot accommodate refund requests.

This activity is approved for 1 general MCLE credit. 

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May
8
12:00 PM12:00

WLA Social Lunch Today!

WLA SOCIAL/NETWORKING LUNCH!

If you're interested in a casual and social lunch with other WLA members, please join us today at noon!  All the details are below.  There is no need to register or RSVP.  Just show up and join the group!  We hope to see you there!

WHAT: SOCIAL WLA SLO LUNCH
WHERE: URBANE CAFE at 952 Higuera Street in downtown SLO
WHEN: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 12 pm
WHO: All WLA SLO members and guests

If you can't join us today, we meet for lunch the second Tuesday of every month.

 

 

 

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May
2
12:00 PM12:00

May 2018 MCLE: Marijuana Law

Women Lawyers Association
Presents
Marijuana Law

  

May MCLE: Will discuss the evolution from the “collective model” to “licensing” in marijuana law, which has rocked the entire commercial cannabis industry. Businesses have been operating in the gray area for over 20 years and are now being forced either into the regulated market or the black market. Ms. Manzuri's presentation will address these questions: 
1.    Practically speaking, what does business look like for these two different groups? 
2.    What are the consequences of operating in the black market? 
3.    What are the challenges facing the regulated market? 
4.    How does federal law fit into all of this? 

Please join us!
 
OUR SPEAKER:  Meital Manzuri

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Meital Manzuri is the managing partner for Manzuri Law - a fast-growing all-female law firm focused on cannabis law and criminal defense. 

Meital started her legal career in criminal defense - representing some of the most iconic federal defendants in cannabis. Thereafter her practice evolved alongside her clients’ needs to include transactional law, licensing, and compliance for commercial cannabis businesses.  


1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

Payment Information:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

** If you are paying by mail, please email Kara Stein-Conaway at karawlaslo@gmail.com stating that you've mailed your check and the names of those who will be attending. 

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come/first served basis, however, it really helps us to plan and Upper Crust to set up properly if you reserve ahead of time.  

We look forward to your participation!
Sorry, but we cannot accommodate refund requests.

This activity is approved for 1 general MCLE credit. 


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Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

April 2018 MCLE: Disruptive Innovation

Women Lawyers Association
Presents
Disruptive Innovation

  

April MCLE: As the center of gravity in American business is shifting, so too is the legal profession. New ventures in legal entrepreneurship or "New Law” challenge the traditional law firm model.  Janet and Courtney will discuss the disruptive innovation that is occurring in the profession. They will look at a variety of New Law models and also discuss the ways that these models are reducing costs, changing the nature of fee arrangements, and increasing efficiency through technology and business structure.  As disruptors in the profession, Janet and Courtney will share their personal challenges and successes.  

Please join us!
 
OUR SPEAKERS:  Janet Wallace and Courtney Taylor

 Janet Wallace

Janet Wallace

 Courtney Taylor

Courtney Taylor

Janet Wallace practices in the areas of wills, trusts, and estates. After graduating from UC Davis School of Law in 2010, Janet moved to the Central Coast and was an associate with two local law firms. In 2017, she founded O'Leary Wallace LLP with Matthew O'Leary. In addition to practicing law, Janet teaches at Cuesta Community College and serves on the boards of the Studios on the Park and the SLO Library Foundation. She is a Ms. JD director emeritus and, in that role, brings light to issues concerning women and law.

 

Courtney Taylor serves as counsel to a diverse range of business clientele, including numerous alcohol beverage and agribusiness enterprises, with an emphasis on alcohol beverage industry trademarks and branding, business and real estate transactions, and land use.

Prior to obtaining her law degree, Courtney acquired extensive business expertise as a management consultant with the global management consulting firm, Accenture, in San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles. During her four years at Accenture, Courtney provided consulting oversight to Fortune 100 companies throughout the country in the financial services industry to successfully transition clients to new business models resulting from large commercial insurance and bank mergers, and other large-scale corporate initiatives.

In addition to her law practice, Courtney is currently a Lecturer in the Wine and Viticulture Department at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she teaches an upper division course in wine law and compliance.

A native of San Luis Obispo, Courtney lives in the Avila Valley on her family vineyard and cider apple orchard with her husband, Ben, and two sons. 

 

 

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

Payment Information:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

** If you are paying by mail, please email Kara Stein-Conaway at karawlaslo@gmail.com stating that you've mailed your check and the names of those who will be attending. 

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come/first served basis, however, it really helps us to plan and Upper Crust to set up properly if you reserve ahead of time.  

We look forward to your participation!
Sorry, but we cannot accommodate refund requests.

This activity is approved for 1 general MCLE credit. 


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Mar
7
12:00 PM12:00

March MCLE: A program about civil lawsuits for sexual harassment or misconduct in the workplace or outside the workplace and criminal prosecutions for sexual misconduct crimes.

Woman Lawyers Association

Presents
 

March MCLE: A program about civil lawsuits for sexual harassment or misconduct in the workplace or outside the workplace and criminal prosecutions for sexual misconduct crimes.

WLA will also be presenting our annual awards for the Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award and The Rising Star Award. 
 

Please join us!

Note that this month's presentation qualifies for an hour of the MCLE credit in recognition and elimination of bias

OUR SPEAKERS:

Julie Antos

Julie Antos became licensed to practice law in 2007 and has spent her entire career as a prosecutor.  She is presently employed at the SLO County District Attorney's Office as a Deputy District Attorney and has been prosecuting sexual assault cases for approximately the last 4 years.   

Lisa Lazzara

Lisa Boutelle Lazzara is a 1985 graduate of Campbell University School of Law in Buies Creek, North Carolina, and became licensed to practice in North Carolina in 1985. First practicing law in North Carolina for two years, Ms. Lazzara relocated to San Diego, California in October of 1987. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1988 and has since practiced in San Diego, Orange County and most recently, in San Luis Obispo. After moving to San Luis Obispo in 1995, Ms. Lazzara worked as an associate at two local law firms as a civil litigator with a focus on employment litigation. In 2002, she became a sole practitioner, with a practice limited to civil litigation, and employment litigation, in particular. Ms. Lazzara is a past president of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association and currently serves on the Board of Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association.

Payment Information:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come/first served basis, however, it really helps us to plan and Upper Crust to set up properly if you reserve ahead of time.  

We look forward to your participation!
Sorry, but we cannot accommodate refund requests.

This activity is approved for 1 credit of recognition and elimination of bias.

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Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

WLA Social Lunch

Come join WLA for a social/networking lunch tomorrow!

If you're interested in a casual and social lunch with other WLA members, please join us tomorrow!  All the details are below.  There is no need to register or RSVP.  Just show up and join the group!  We hope to see you there!

WHAT: SOCIAL WLA SLO LUNCH
WHERE: THE NATURAL CAFE at 698 Higuera Street in downtown SLO
WHEN: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 12pm
WHO: All WLA SLO members and guests

If you can't make it tomorrow, we meet the second Tuesday of every month at The Natural Cafe from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. so mark your calendars for 2018.

 

 

 

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Feb
7
12:00 PM12:00

February 2018 MCLE: New Laws, Vetoes & Trends: Employment Issues for 2018 & Beyond

Women Lawyers Association with the Mattison Law Firm
Presents
New Laws, Vetoes & Trends: Employment Issues for 2018 & Beyond

  
Whether you are an employer or an employee, the newly enacted employment laws will impact you.  Come learn about the labor and employment initiatives that made it into the codes for 2018 and those that are still in the pipeline. You will learn about the current legislative trends and how these laws and trends impact you and your clients.

Please join us!
 
OUR SPEAKERS:  Jane Heath and Christopher Cobey

 Jane Heath

Jane Heath

 Christopher Cobey

Christopher Cobey

Jane Heath graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University.  After 20 years as a litigation paralegal, she attended the University of San Francisco's School of Law, graduating with honors in 2005.  She returned to San Luis Obispo and practiced with Duggan Smith & Heath for 10 years before opening a solo practice in Morro Bay.  In addition to handling business disputes and real property issues, Jane represents and counsels local employers in all aspects of employment law and conducts independent workplace investigations.  She is the current president of the Labor & Employment section of the SLO Bar.

 

 

Recently relocated to the Central Coast from the Bay Area, Christopher Cobey has practiced employment litigation and counseling for most of his career.  He has practiced in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies.  He has presented and written on employment law topics for bar associations, companies, and legal and general circulation newspapers. Mr. Cobey attended Pomona College and  Stanford Law School, and law school at UC Davis King Hall.  He is a past member of the Ingram American Inn of Court.  

 

 

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

Payment Information:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

** If you are paying by mail, please email Kara Stein-Conaway at karawlaslo@gmail.com stating that you've mailed your check and the names of those who will be attending. 

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come/first served basis, however, it really helps us to plan and Upper Crust to set up properly if you reserve ahead of time.  

We look forward to your participation!
Sorry, but we cannot accommodate refund requests.

This activity is approved for 1 general credit and is sponsored by the Mattison Law Firm multi-activity provider #16582.


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Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

DECEMBER 2017 MCLE: Annual Ethics Update

Together, the WLA and the Mattison Law Firm Present:
"Annual Ethics Update: When Common Sense is Lacking"

PLEASE NOTE! THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTRY CLUB.

Our Moderator: Hon. Rita Federman
Our Panelists: Elizabeth Culley, Skye Christakos and Krista Sabin
 

Elizabeth Culley is a senior litigation associate at Andre, Morris & Buttery, specializing in land use and business litigation.  Elizabeth spent the first seven years of her legal career in Los Angeles, working for Latham & Watkins LLP and Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.  Having grown up on the Central Coast, Elizabeth returned in 2015 and joined Andre, Morris & Buttery.  Elizabeth serves on the Board for the WLA and will serve as the WLA’s Treasurer beginning January 2018.  

Skye Christakos is a shareholder at George, Cyr & Christakos, and focuses her practice on trusts and estates planning and administration, and taxation.  She obtained her LLM in Taxation from NYU in 2017. She is a San Luis Obispo native who returned to the area in 2011, after many years away. 

Krista Sabin is a senior associate at Ogden & Fricks, LLP, where she began her legal career 12 years ago.  While her early legal career focused on business and real estate litigation and transactions, today her practice focuses on corporate law, estate planning, and business succession planning.  Before becoming an attorney, she was a commercial and agriculture lender for 10 years.  She previously served on the WLA Board as Secretary.

1 Hour MCLE Ethics Credit Offered

Payment Information:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come/first served basis, however, it really helps us to plan and the Country Club to set up properly if you reserve ahead of time.  

We look forward to your participation!
Sorry, but we cannot accommodate refund requests.

This activity is approved for 1 credit of ethics and is sponsored by the Mattison Law Firm multi-activity provider #16582.

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Nov
1
12:00 PM12:00

NOVEMBER 2017 MCLE: The Changing Tide in Criminal Law

Our Speakers: Sheryl Wolcott Esq. and Kara Stein-Conaway Esq.
 

Since 2011 the criminal justice system has undergone a sea change, including redefining crimes and restructuring sentencing and correctional systems.  This presentation will  include an overview of these significant changes.

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Sheryl Wolcott is a Chief Deputy District Attorney at the San Luis Obispo District Attorney's Office.  She has a law degree from UC Hastings, and has been a prosecutor for 20 years.  Sheryl has been a trial attorney and a supervisor in both the San Mateo and the San Luis Obispo District Attorney's Offices, spending several years focusing on domestic violence cases.  Sheryl currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Women's Shelter Program, the Board of Directors of WLA, and the California Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Criminal History Record Improvement.  She is also the Vice President of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association. 

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Kara Stein-Conaway is an attorney exclusively practicing criminal defense since 2008. In January 2017, she and her father, attorney Jeff Stein, opened the Stein-Conaway Law Firm.  Ms. Stein-Conaway is fluent in Spanish and represents both English and Spanish-speaking clients in all criminal matters. She works closely with family law, immigration law, and professional licensing attorneys, tailoring her criminal representation by taking into account each client’s unique personal life circumstances and concerns.  Before opening the Stein-Conaway Law Firm, she was an associate attorney at the previous San Luis Obispo firm of Stein, Casciola & Galambos, LLP, and had extensive jury trial experience as a public defender at the LA County Public Defender’s Office.

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

Payment Information:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come/first served basis, however, it really helps us to plan and Upper Crust to set up properly if you reserve ahead of time.  

We look forward to your participation!
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Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Annual Judicial Reception 2017

Please join us in honoring the San Luis Obispo County judiciary at our annual Judicial Reception. 

You will have a chance to mingle with the local judges and magistrates while enjoying great food and wine. 

We will also be swearing in the 2018 WLASLO Board of Directors.

You do not want to miss this event!

Payment Information:

Students - $37.50*
Members - $43.00*
Non-Members - $48.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-3918: Students: $35, Members: $40, Non-Members: $45

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017.

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Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

SEPTEMBER 2017 MCLE: Top Ten Tax Traps for Small Businesses and an IRS Update

Our Speaker: Lisa Sperow, Esq.
 

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Lisa Sperow is the Executive Director of the Cal Poly Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.  Lisa graduated with Honors from the University of California, Davis with a degree in International Relations and first in her class from The University of Oklahoma College of Law.  After law school, Lisa clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  She then entered the Honors Program for the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where she served as a trial lawyer in the Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch for five years.  She then joined the Accounting and Law Area at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  Lisa has taught courses in International Law, Business Law, Constitutional Law, Business Ethics, Torts, Legal Research and Writing, Applied Accounting Auditing and Tax Research, and Employment Law.  She serves as a consultant for the Small Business Development Center and as a Judge Pro Tem for the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court.  She is also a Fellow to the American Bar Foundation, the Legal Advisor for Community Action Partnership-SLO, a Board Member of the San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyers Association, an Attorney Coach for the Arroyo Grande High School and Paulding Middle School Mock Trial Teams and the mother of two busy teenagers. 

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

Payment Information:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come/first served basis, however, it really helps us to plan and Upper Crust to set up properly if you reserve ahead of time.  

We look forward to your participation!
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Aug
2
12:00 PM12:00

AUGUST 2017 MCLE: All About County Counsel and Legal Issues in SLO County

Our Speaker: Rita L. Neal, County Counsel
 

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Rita Neal has been County Counsel for the County of San Luis Obispo since October of 2012.  She oversees an office of 13 attorneys and seven support staff.  The Office of County Counsel provides legal advice and litigation representation to the Board of Supervisors, all County elected officials and over 70 County boards, commissions, departments, agencies and special districts.  Ms. Neal obtained her Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly and her law degree from Santa Clara University. 

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

Payment Information:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come/first served basis, however, it really helps us to plan and Upper Crust to set up properly if you reserve ahead of time.  

We look forward to your participation!
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Jun
7
12:00 PM12:00

JUNE 2017 MCLE: Interrupting Bias in the Legal Profession

Our Speaker: Chris Chambers Goodman, Esq.,
 

Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law and President of California Women Lawyers


Professor Goodman joined the Pepperdine faculty in 2001 after being an associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and Gipson, Hoffman & Pancione, and then teaching at UCLA School of Law.  Currently she teaches Evidence, Trial Practice, and a Seminar on Comparative Anti-Discrimination Law. Professor Goodman also has taught Criminal Law, Trial Preparation and Settlement, Constitutional Law, and Community Outreach: Youth Mentoring. She serves as an advisor to the Black Law Students' Association and the Women's Legal Association, and has been a mock trial team coach.

Professor Goodman writes on equal protection topics, including affirmative action, preferences, diversity and racial privacy, as well as evidentiary issues. The second edition of her book, California Evidence, was published in Aspen's Examples and Explanations series. Professor Goodman was an officer of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and served for several years as chair of its Diversity in the Profession Committee. She was also a member of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Board for many years, and now serves as President of California Women Lawyers. As a law student, she served on the board for the Annual Women of Color and the Law Conference. 

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

PAY NOW:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come/first served basis, however, it really helps us to plan and Upper Crust to set up properly if you reserve ahead of time.  

We look forward to your participation!
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May
3
12:00 PM12:00

MAY 2017 MCLE: The Judicial Appointment Process

Our Speakers: Judge Federman, Judge Harman, Judge Peron, Judge Crandall
 

WLA is honored and excited to have four judges from the San Luis Obispo Superior Court speaking at the May meeting regarding the judicial appointment process.
 

OUR SPEAKERS:
 

Judge Federman was appointed to the Superior Court in 2012 and currently is assigned to the Family Law Division in Paso Robles.  Prior to becoming a Superior Court Judge, she served as a United States Magistrate Judge and as a Staff Attorney in both the state and federal courts.

Judge Harman was appointed to the bench in 2002 and currently is assigned to the Criminal Division.  She has served two years as Assistant Presiding Judge followed by two years as Presiding Judge.  Prior to her appointment to the bench she was a Deputy District Attorney for over 18 years in San Luis Obispo and Riverside Counties.  She also practiced in the area of corporate and commercial law with the firm of Graham & James. 

Judge Peron has been a bench officer with San Luis Obispo Superior Court since 2006, first as a commissioner handing family law cases, and then as a judge assigned to the Criminal Division.  Previously, she served as the Court’s Family Law Facilitator and operated a private practice in San Luis Obispo. 

Judge Crandall was appointed to the Superior Court in 2003.  He currently is assigned to the Civil Division.  He served as Assistant Presiding Judge and Presiding Judge from 2008-2011.  Prior to his appointment, he clerked in the federal court, served as an Assistant United States Attorney for more than ten years, and litigated public interest and class action cases in private practice with firms in San Diego and San Luis Obispo.

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

PAY NOW:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come/first served basis, however, it really helps us to plan and for the Country Club to set up properly if you reserve ahead of time.  

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Apr
5
12:00 PM12:00

APRIL 2017 MCLE: Legal Issues Surrounding Elder Care and Care Giving

Our Speaker: Linda R. Beck, Esq.

After 25+ years of practicing construction law, Linda has redirected her work into elder care and health care advocacy.  Linda started caregiving for her parents with a crisis that disrupted her law practice and her life.  After encountering many people struggling with unexpected caregiving responsibilities, Linda resolved to help others manage elder care with less drama and disruption by teaching caregivers and likely caregivers the essentials of elder- and health care advocacy.  Linda’s experience includes her service as an Ombudsman with the San Luis Obispo County Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman and as a member of the Leadership Council for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. She holds a certificate in Patient Advocacy from UCLA Extension, and earned her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law.  Linda continues to work part-time as a construction lawyer with Best Best & Krieger.

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

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Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, April 4, 2017.

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Mar
1
12:00 PM12:00

MARCH 2017 MCLE: Employment Law and Gender Bias

Our Speakers: Kathy Eppright and Lisa Boutelle Lazzara

 

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Kathy is the Managing Partner of Andre, Morris & Buttery and has been practicing 25 years, representing many of the Central Coast’s employers.  Specializing in employment law, Kathy’s practice ranges from employment litigation to providing employment counseling, training and workplace investigations.   

 

Lisa is a 1985 graduate of Campbell University School of Law in Buies Creek, North Carolina.  After moving to San Luis Obispo in 1995, Ms. Lazzara worked as an associate at two local law firms as a civil litigator with a focus on employment litigation.  In 2002, she became a sole practitioner, with her practice limited to civil litigation, and employment litigation, in particular.   Ms. Lazzara was the president of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association in 2005 and currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Stampede Club at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.   

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

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Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, February 28, 2017.

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Feb
1
12:00 PM12:00

FEBRUARY 2017 MCLE: Immigration Law, What You Should Know

Our Speaker: Kevin C. Gregg, attorney at the Law Offices of Kevin C. Gregg, will provide an overview of the dynamic field of immigration law and its intersection with other practice areas.

Kevin C. Gregg is an immigration attorney based in Paso Robles, California. He provides immigration services to families and businesses on the Central Coast and around the world. Kevin is a graduate of Boston College and the University of San Diego School of Law. 
Kevin lives in Paso Robles with his wife and two sons.

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

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Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, January 31, 2017.

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Jan
4
12:00 PM12:00

JANUARY 2017 MCLE: California Rural Legal Assistance and Fair Housing Law

Our Speaker: Patrick Saldaña, Directing Attorney of California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.’s San Luis Obispo office.

He will speak about CRLA and its local services, followed by an overview of state and federal fair housing law, including the rights and responsibilities of tenants and housing providers.  He will discuss reasonable accommodations in housing, which is a common area of confusion for both landlords and tenants.

Patrick Saldaña is the Directing Attorney of California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.’s San Luis Obispo office and was previously the Directing Attorney in CRLA’s El Centro office. He has been in the San Luis Obispo office since May 2016, and was in CRLA’s El Centro office from January 2013 through May 2016.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona and graduated from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.  He has been licensed to practice law in California since December 2012 and in the Quechan Tribal Court since November 2014.  He handles housing, education, and labor cases, and is the co-chair of CRLA’s statewide Housing Task Force.  

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

PAY NOW:

Students - $16.50*
Members - $26.50*
Non-Members - $37.50*

*Discounted pricing is available for cash or checks mailed to WLASLO, P.O. Box 3918, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-3918: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-Members: $35

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, WLA MUST RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, January 31, 2017.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come/first served basis, however, it really helps us to plan and Upper Crust to set up properly if you reserve ahead of time.  

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