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February: California Legislative Update: Overview of  New Civil and Criminal laws for 2019

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Women Lawyers Association

California Legislative Update: An Overview of New Civil and Criminal laws for 2019

February MCLE: In 2018, the California Legislature passed numerous civil and criminal bills that became effective on January 1, 2019. This presentation will highlight some of the legislative changes to the civil and criminal code in California that will impact everyday practice. 

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Cheryll Manley

Ms. Manley is a Deputy District Attorney for the San Luis Obispo District Attorney's Office. She has been an attorney and Deputy District Attorney since 1995. Ms. Manley worked in the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office for 3 years, and has been with the San Luis Obispo District Attorney's Office for 20 years. Ms. Manley has prosecuted sex crimes, domestic violence, narcotics, gangs, general misdemeanors and felonies, and juveniles. Her current assignment is felony and misdemeanor charging and search warrant review.  Ms. Manley  also leads monthly training with law enforcement, instructing in the Crisis Intervention Mental Health subjects of Weapons Forfeiture and Gun Violence Restraining Orders, and serves as the office liaison to the San Luis Obispo Probation Department. Ms. Manley graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism. She graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. 

Jay Raftery

Mr. Raftery is an attorney with Andre, Morris & Buttery ("AMB") where his practice focuses on commercial clients in diverse industries including public entities (land use, zoning and school district litigation); health care (medical practice governance and compliance); intellectual property and entertainment law (trademark and copyright); and manufacturing. Prior to joining with AMB, Mr. Raftery was a litigation attorney for Beach, Cowdrey, Jenkins LLP of Oxnard.  Mr. Raftery has advised and defended clients in connection with a range of highly complex regulatory issues such as those involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Affordable Care Act, and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Mr. Raftery is an SLO Native and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Fleet Submarine Force as a sonar technician and diver.  He received his B.S. degree in business administration from the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in finance. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Denver, where he was staff editor of the “Transportation Law Journal,” graduate assistant to the dean of students, and served on the Moot Court.

1 Hour MCLE Credit Offered

Payment Information:

Students - $16.50*
SLO Bar or WLA 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 Meghann Triplett at stating that you've mailed your check and the names of those who will be attending.   


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

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This program qualifies for: 1 Hour of MCLE credit.