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.  

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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.  

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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

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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, MAY 2, 2017.

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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.

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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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

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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.

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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