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Future Berkeley-Albany Bar Association meetings






Until further notice, all meetings will be on TUESDAYS at Berkeley City Club, Durant & Ellsworth


Future 2019 Meetings:





Past 2013-2018 Speakers




January 28, 2013
James Brosnahan: The U.S. Supreme Court in Review


February 25, 2013
Zachary Epstein, Esq., JD, CPA
Annual Tax Law Update


March 18, 2013
Erika Wodinsky of the

Federal Trade Comm'n

"Consumer Protection, Identity Theft and Data Security"


April 15, 2013
Dr. Thomas Brady
Mental illness/substance abuse


May 20, 2013

Jessica Notini, Esq.



June 17, 2013

Dawn Newton, Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley
"Intellectual Property: Trademark and Copyright Ideas for You and Your Client"


September 16, 2013

Jennifer Becker (Long & Levit, SF) and Alison Buchanan (Hoge Fenton) of the State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC):

"Legal Ethics"


October 21, 2013
Judge Donald Clay: “State of the Superior Court”


November 18, 2013
Judge William Fletcher, “The Supreme Court, One Man-One Vote, and Campaign Financing”




January 21, 2014
James Brosnahan: "The U.S. Supreme Court in Review"


February 18, 2014
Zach Epstein: "2014 Tax Update"


March 18, 2014:

Mark Estes: Alameda County Law Library


April 15, 2014:

Paul Glusman, Employment Law


May 20, 2014:

John McDougall, Criminal Law


June 17, 2014:

David Carillo, California Supreme Court


September 16, 2014

June Hickman, Alameda County Assessor's Office, on
Changes in Ownership and Other Real Property Assessment Issues


October 14, 2014:

Judge William Fletcher,

Campaign finance


November 18, 2014

Elva Harding, Esq., on
Transitions: Issues encountered in closing and/or selling a law practice




January 20, 2015
James Brosnahan: "The U.S. Supreme Court in Review"


February 17, 2015
Zach Epstein: "2015 Tax Update"


March 17, 2015

Darya Druch: "Bankruptcy for the General Practitioner"


April 21, 2015

Tirien Steinbach --  Mindfulness in the Practice of Law.


May 19, 2015

Myron Moskovitz

California Appellate Law


June 16, 2015

Prof. David Carillo

Update on the California Supreme Court


September 22, 2015: William Fletcher  -- Update on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


October 20, 2015: Jeffrey Carter, "Unlawful Detainer Issues"


November 17th: Jamie Elmer and Carol Amyx on Family Law Issues




January 19, 2016
James Brosnahan:
The U.S. Supreme Court in Review


February 16, 2016
Zach Epstein: "2016 Tax Update"


March 15, 2016
Hon. Morris Jacobson, Presiding Judge, Alameda County Superior Ct.
"State of the Alameda County Superior Court"


April 19, 2016
Rachel Ehrlich, Esq., on "Ethics and Negotiations"
(special MCLE ethics credit)


May 17, 2016
Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations
"Islamaphobia and elimination of bias" (special 'elimination of bias' MCLE credit)"


June 21st, 2016
Marshall Krause, Esq., on "Civil Liberties at the Supreme Court, Present and Past"


September 20, 2016
Hon. William Fletcher, Concealed Weapons Carry


October 18, 2016 
Bruce Budner, Are You a Happy Lawyer? (special MCLE substance abuse credit)


November 15, 2016    
Professor Christopher Kutz on "Democracy and the Death of Norms"




January 17, 2017
Zachary Epstein, Tax Update


February 21, 2017
James Brosnahan:
The U.S. Supreme Court in Review"


March 21, 2017
Rochelle Fortier Nwadibia: "Developments in Immigration Law.


April 18, 2017
Gregory Wilcox, Esq
"Benefits Administered by the Social Security Administration: Rules and Strategies"


May 16, 2017
Robert A. Raich, Esq., Developments in Marijuana Law.


June 21, 2017
Larissa Koehler, Environmental Defense Fund,
Key Issues in Environmental Law


September 19, 2017

Alex Witkowski, Esq.
“Intellectual Property Law


October 19, 2017
Leslie Levy, Esq.
"Property sharing agreements in their various forms"


November 21, 2017
Judge William Fletcher, Gerrymandering




January 23, 2018
James Brosnahan:
The U.S. Supreme Court in Review


February 20, 2018
Zachary Epstein, Annual Tax Update


March 20, 2018
Joseph Salama, Esq. and Nicole Tate-Naghi
"Stop the Tiptoe Around the Crypto: Understanding
Cryptocurrency and Advising Clients with Confidence


April 17th, 2018
Berkeley City Attorney Farimah Brown


May 15, 2018
Summer Nastich, Esq.
"California Water Law!"


June 19, 2018
Judge Charles Smiley, Alameda County Superior Court
"California, A History of Two Bars"


September 18, 2018:
Hon. William Fletcher,
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

"The Kavanaugh Nomination"


October 16, 2018
Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky on "Berkeley Law: Its Resources and its Future"


November 20, 2018
Dr. Kathleen Clanon, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, on Legal and Other Issues Surrounding the Opioid Crisis"




January 15, 2019
James Brosnahan: The U.S. Supreme Court in Review


February 19, 2019
Zachary Epstein, Annual Tax Update


March 19, 2019

John Wierzbicki, Co-Director of the Witkin Legal Institute
"Key Recent California Supreme Court Rulings"








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