Upcoming events

    • 5 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Bench Bar Meeting

    Fellow SCCBA Members:

    Santa Cruz Superior Court Administration is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    The bench has expressed interest in finding the best ways to support our legal community.

    As we continue with this and future bench-bar meetings, both the bar association and the bench officers will propose topics for discussion. If you have a specific topic you would like to discuss at any of these meetings, please send your emails to lori@santacruzbar.org.

    We need to inform the bench officers about the topic on the Friday prior to the specific meeting.

    Feel free to ask any questions anonymously by sending them to lori@santacruzbar.org before the meeting. Your questions will be shared with the bench officers. Additionally, participants will be able to ask questions during the meeting as well.

    Thank you all for your participation in these meetings. Your Zoom link will be in your confirmation e-mail.

    Please send any questions in advance to lori@santacruzbar.org


    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    MCLE  6.13.2024 12:00-1:00PM

    "A Review of Current IRS Audit and Collection Activities, Including Key Legal Considerations for Attorneys" 

    Presented by; Jane Becker, Attorney


    Jane Becker has practiced in Santa Cruz since 1986. she represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and California taxing authorities (EDD, FTB and State BOE). She presently represents taxpayers in the IRS OVDI Program (Overseas Voluntary Disclosure) and FBAR audits and appeals (foreign bank accounts/failure to disclose the existence of foreign assets). Ms. Becker has served as secretary of the Tax Procedure and Litigation Committee of the Taxation Section of the California State Bar and as editor of the committee’s quarterly newsletter. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Taxation Section. Ms. Becker has lectured on state and federal tax issues to various attorney and CPA groups (the Santa Cruz County Bar Association, the Monterey County Bar Association, CalCPA, and the California State Bar Annual Convention).

    One MCLE  credit for One (1) Hour of Attendance

    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Delaveaga Park 855 Branciforte Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
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    Summer Celebration

    When

    Thursday, June 13, 2024

    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Where

    Delaveaga Park, Lonetree section

    855 Branciforte Drive

    Santa Cruz, CA 95065

    What

    Tacos of all types!

    Beer, Wine, and other refreshments.

    Price

    Members: $30 / Non-members: $50 / Supporters: $100

    Kids and pets are free!

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    June 7, 2024



    Summertime fun time

    You are invited to join us for our annual Summer Celebration, on June 13, 2023.

    The SCCBA is hosting a family-friendly outdoor get-together (pet-friendly too!).

    Take some time to relax at this informal event, and bring the kids, for a summer celebration. 


    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    MCLE 6.20.24

    Presented by: Jay A. Tufano, Ring/Bender LLP:

        California Environmental Laws and Their Impacts on

    Real Estate Acquisitions and Development 


    California remains at the forefront of developing environmental laws and regulations. These laws and regulations, which have become much more stringent over the past few years, can have significant impacts on real estate transactions and acquiring property by other means such as by inheritance. The presentation will detail these requirements and address how attorneys may best plan to deal with them.


    One (1) MCLE  credit for   (1) Hour of Attendance

    • 11 Sep 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Bench Bar Meeting

    Please Save the Date for this up-coming Bench Bar Meeting.

    Fellow SCCBA Members:

    Santa Cruz Superior Court Administration is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    The bench has indicated that they would like to know how best to help our legal community.

    As we move forward with this and subsequent bench-bar meetings, both the bar association and the bench officers will come up with topics for discussion. If you have a particular topic you would like to discuss at any of these meetings, please send your e-mails to sccbar@sbcglobal.net. We need to let the bench officers know the topic the Friday before the particular meeting.

    Also, if you have any questions at all that you would like to ask, you can do so anonymously by sending the questions to lori@santacruzbar.org to be shared with the bench officers before the meeting. As usual, participants will also be able to ask questions (on a topic or not) at the meeting.

    Thank you all for your participation in these meetings. Your Zoom link will be in your confirmation e-mail.

    Please send any questions in advance to lori@santacruzbar.org


    • 9 Oct 2024
    • 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom


    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL

    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL

    October Webinar


    MCLE credits The Santa Cruz County Bar Association has certified that this activity has been approved by the State Bar of California for one hour of MCLE credit.

    Thank you to the Santa Cruz Estate Planning Council.
    • 13 Nov 2024
    • 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom


    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL

    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL

    November Webinar


    MCLE credits The Santa Cruz County Bar Association has certified that this activity has been approved by the State Bar of California for one hour of MCLE credit.

    Thank you to the Santa Cruz Estate Planning Council.
    • 4 Dec 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Bench Bar Meeting

    Please Save the Date for this up-coming Bench Bar Meeting.

    Fellow SCCBA Members:

    Santa Cruz Superior Court Administration is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    The bench has indicated that they would like to know how best to help our legal community.

    As we move forward with this and subsequent bench-bar meetings, both the bar association and the bench officers will come up with topics for discussion. If you have a particular topic you would like to discuss at any of these meetings, please send your e-mails to sccbar@sbcglobal.net. We need to let the bench officers know the topic the Friday before the particular meeting.

    Also, if you have any questions at all that you would like to ask, you can do so anonymously by sending the questions to lori@santacruzbar.org to be shared with the bench officers before the meeting. As usual, participants will also be able to ask questions (on a topic or not) at the meeting.

    Thank you all for your participation in these meetings. Your Zoom link will be in your confirmation e-mail.

    Please send any questions in advance to lori@santacruzbar.org


    • 11 Dec 2024
    • 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom


    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL

    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL

    December Year in Review


    MCLE credits The Santa Cruz County Bar Association has certified that this activity has been approved by the State Bar of California for one hour of MCLE credit.

    Thank you to the Santa Cruz Estate Planning Council.

Past events

14 May 2024 05.14.2024 MCLE Ethical issues in the Representation of Tax-Exempt Organizations and Board Service
8 May 2024 05.08.24 In-Person MCLE SCEPC | Real Property Problems and Solutions for Estate Planning Attorneys
7 May 2024 05.07.24 MCLE: Breaking Down Barriers: 5 Strategies for Fostering Communication amidst Generational Differences and Implicit Bias
10 Apr 2024 4.10.2024 MCLE SC Estate Planning Council "Tales from the Dark Side"
21 Mar 2024 3.21.24 SCCBA Spring Fling. Registration is Open!
13 Mar 2024 3.13.24 MCLE SC Estate Planning Council "Estate Planning Tips and Pitfalls"
6 Mar 2024 3.6.2024 Bench Bar Meeting
5 Mar 2024 3.5.2024 MCLE Billing Effectively - 5 Ways to stay Ethical when Tracking Billing Time to Clients
22 Feb 2024 02.22.2024 "Can You Read It Back - Tackling Court Reporter Scarcity in CA"
14 Feb 2024 02.14.24 MCLE SC Estate Planning Council presents: New Medi-Cal Update
8 Feb 2024 2.8.2024 MCLE "Legislative Tools - Conducting CA Legislative Research Basics"
30 Jan 2024 01.30.2024 MCLE In-Person Presenter: Judge Cogliati and Siobhan Kelley
30 Jan 2024 1.30.24 ZOOM MCLE "Legal Writing" with Judge Cogliati and Siobhan Kelley
10 Jan 2024 1.10.24 MCLE SC Estate Planning Council "What your clients need to know about Secure and Secure 2.0"
13 Dec 2023 12.13.23 MCLE Santa Cruz Estate Planning Council Presents In-Person only: "The Year in Review"
12 Dec 2023 12.12.23 MCLE "Breakthroughs in AI-An introduction to Intelligent Legal Research"
6 Dec 2023 12.06.2023 Bench-Bar Meeting
1 Dec 2023 Holiday Open House
16 Nov 2023 11.16.23 MCLE Estate Planning Crossover Between Partition Actions
8 Nov 2023 11.8.23 MCLE Santa Cruz Estate Planning Council Presents: Reducing Income Tax Burdens on Non-Grantor Trusts
18 Oct 2023 10.18.23 Roland K. Hall and Access to Justice Awards
11 Oct 2023 10.11.23 MCLE "Deep Dive into Probate Code Section 15800 and AB 1079
5 Oct 2023 10.5.23 MCLE Victims' Rights & Trauma-Informed Representation
23 Aug 2023 8.23.23 MCLE "Motions 101: Civil Motions to Advance and Resolve your Case"
16 Aug 2023 8.16.2023 Bench-Bar Meeting
27 Jul 2023 7.27.23 MCLE "Understanding the Anti-slapp Statute" with speaker Josh Borger of Berliner Cohen
29 Jun 2023 6.29.23 MCLE Judge Volkmann via Zoom State of the Courts and the Practice of Law in Santa Cruz County
29 Jun 2023 6.29.23 IN-PERSON MCLE with Judge Volkmann "State of the Courts and the Practice of Law in SC County"
28 Jun 2023 6.28.23 MCLE 2023 Employment Law Update
13 Jun 2023 6.13.23 MCLE "An Overview of the Discipline Process of the State Bar of California"
8 Jun 2023 It's the Annual Summer Celebration! Join us 6.8.2023 the fun starts at 5:00PM
24 May 2023 5.24.23 NEW DATE; MCLE from Superior Court of SCC "Pride & Pronouns
17 May 2023 5.17.23 Quarterly Bench Bar Meeting
28 Apr 2023 4.28.2023 Celebration of New Beginnings Judge Hansen's Investiture and Judge Burdick's Retirement
13 Apr 2023 4.13.2023 MCLE Effective use of Paralegals in Litigation
12 Apr 2023 4.12.23 MCLE Subtrust Allocation for Litigation Attorneys
3 Apr 2023 Becoming a Judge in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties
23 Mar 2023 SCCBA Spring Fling
14 Mar 2023 3.14.2023 MCLE "Ethical Issues with Virtual Remote Work."
8 Mar 2023 MCLE 03.08.2023 A Litigator's Evaluation of Prospective Will/Trust Contests
28 Feb 2023 02.28.2023 In-Person MCLE "Calculating Damages in Plaintiff's Personal Injury"
8 Feb 2023 02.08.2023 SCEPC AB 133 Exploring Medi-Cal's New rules and planning
1 Feb 2023 2.1.2023 Bench-Bar Meeting
12 Jan 2023 1.12.22 MCLE Recognition of the Negative Effect of Implicit Bias in Plaintiff's Case
11 Jan 2023 1.11.23 MCLE: EPC Overview of Senate Bill 9
14 Dec 2022 MCLE: Estate Planning Council 2022 Annual Updates 12.14.22
7 Dec 2022 SCCBA Annual Meeting
7 Dec 2022 End-of-year Bench-Bar Meeting
6 Dec 2022 12.6.23 MCLE Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession with Presenter David Mann
2 Dec 2022 Holiday Open House
29 Nov 2022 11.29.22 Regulatory changes underway at the state bar; civility and client trust account reporting.
9 Nov 2022 11/9/2022 MCLE: Estate Planning Council Speaker Yvonne Ascher, Esq.
20 Oct 2022 10.20.22 SCCBA Annual Awards Event
13 Oct 2022 10.13.22 MCLE Mindfulness for the Legal Profession - Competency MCLE Credit
12 Oct 2022 10.12.22 MCLE "Death and Taxes" Speaker: Jane Becker
5 Oct 2022 10.5.22 MCLE: "Disability Inclusion and Accessibility in Court"
13 Sep 2022 9.13.22 MCLE: “Legal Capacity: Understanding and Advocating for Our Clients” by Teri Scarlett and Nancy Hoffman
30 Aug 2022 MCLE Social Media and Online Ethics (Ethics Credit)
24 Aug 2022 8.24 Bench-Bar Meeting
16 Jun 2022 Summer Celebration 2022
16 Jun 2022 6.16.22 MCLE "Current Developments in Ethics and the State Bar"
11 May 2022 5.11.22 MCLE Estate Planning "What's the Plan?" Handling Special but common situations of US persons with foreign assets or spouses."
26 Apr 2022 4.26.22 MCLE What Civil and Criminal Attorneys need to know about Immigration
21 Apr 2022 4.21 MCLE Real Property review of updated Realtors Residential Purchase Agreement
20 Apr 2022 Bench-Bar Meeting: A note from SCCBA Board President
13 Apr 2022 Estate Planning Council MCLE “Proposition 19 Update”
24 Mar 2022 SCCBA Spring Fling
22 Mar 2022 MCLE: Storytelling as a Litigation Tactic -IN-PERSON
16 Mar 2022 COVID, the CARES Act and Increased Foreclosure Activity
9 Mar 2022 Everything you have Always wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask about Probate
16 Feb 2022 Real Property Law Update - Part 2
10 Feb 2022 AB1185 and the Sheriff's Oversight - A Closer Look for Santa Cruz
9 Feb 2022 Estate Planning for the Modern Family l MCLE
26 Jan 2022 Bench Bar Meeting and Court Update
19 Jan 2022 Real Property Law Update - Part 1
12 Jan 2022 Can You "Just Do the Deal?" - Ethics in Negotiations and Transactions