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San Mateo County Bar Association Course Catalogue

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Caring for Yourself – Secondary Trauma and Burnout Among Attorneys

Presented by Ronald Tyler


1.00 hour
Professor Ronald Tyler will discuss the concept of secondary trauma and burnout, which he describes as being a type of prolonged response to chronic work-related stressors.  He will discuss READ MORE

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Professor Ronald Tyler will discuss the concept of secondary trauma and burnout, which he describes as being a type of prolonged response to chronic work-related stressors.  He will discuss concepts of identifying and dealing with secondary trauma and burnout through self-care.  He will speak about this through the lens of being a clinical director of a criminal defense clinic at Stanford Law School.
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E-Filing in San Mateo County Superior Court

E-Filing in San Mateo County Superior Court

Presented by The Hon. Marie Weiner; Karen Wilmes; Dennis Dauenhauer; Padmani Singh


1.00 hour
Hon. Marie Weiner, representatives from the Clerk’s Offices, and a representative from the Superior Court’s E-Filing manager, Tyler Technologies, will provide an overview of E-Filing in READ MORE

1.00 hour
Hon. Marie Weiner, representatives from the Clerk’s Offices, and a representative from the Superior Court’s E-Filing manager, Tyler Technologies, will provide an overview of E-Filing in Civil Cases in preparation for the court’s permissive E-Filing in Civil launch June 10, 2019. The Superior Court’s E-Filing Manager (EFM) vendor, Tyler Technologies, will be on-site to explain the E-filing model used at the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo. Court personnel will explain Local Rules governing e-filing, “bookmarking” electronically filed exhibits, E-mailing Proposed Orders, requirements for “hard copies,” in Civil, and the roadmap for permissive E-Filing in Criminal (Subsequent filings) and Juvenile. Court personnel will explain Local Rules governing e-filing, “bookmarking” electronically filed exhibits, E-mailing Proposed Orders, requirements for “hard copies,” in Civil, and the roadmap for permissive E-Filing in Criminal (Subsequent filings) and Juvenile.
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ABOTA – Civility Matters

Presented by The Hon. Nancy Fineman; R.J. Waldsmith, Esq.; Joshua Bentley, Esq.


1.50 hours
ABOTA created Civility Matters with the hope that the program would be presented at ABOTA educational activities, other bar and professional programs, and, especially, in every law school in READ MORE

1.50 hours
ABOTA created Civility Matters with the hope that the program would be presented at ABOTA educational activities, other bar and professional programs, and, especially, in every law school in the country. The programs feature first- hand lessons and experience from ABOTA members and are intended to instill values and standards that promote high regard for the legal profession.
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An Attorney’s Adventures in Returning to Sanity

Presented by Paula K. Canny, Esq.


1.00 hour
Warning: This video contains strong language and profanity. May not be suitable for children and sensitive adults. Learn about an attorney’s journey of having substance abuse issues and how READ MORE

1.00 hour
Warning: This video contains strong language and profanity. May not be suitable for children and sensitive adults. Learn about an attorney’s journey of having substance abuse issues and how to cope with it.
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San Mateo County Superior Court Processes

Presented by The Hon. Jonathan Karesh, Presiding Judge; The Honorable Susan Greenberg


1.00 hour
Understand the San Mateo County Superior Court Processes and learn what is new. READ MORE

1.00 hour
Understand the San Mateo County Superior Court Processes and learn what is new.
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Recent Developments Legal Ethics

Presented by Amy Bomse, Esq.


1.25 hours
Become familiar with the NEW California Rules of Professional Conduct. Effective November 1, 2018, 27 new rules have been added and 42 rules were modified. READ MORE

1.25 hours
Become familiar with the NEW California Rules of Professional Conduct. Effective November 1, 2018, 27 new rules have been added and 42 rules were modified.
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How to Avoid Payment Problems

Presented by Leonard Sklar


1.25 hours
If you don’t have enough time for collection work, where do you spend your time? Time spent in accounts up to 4 months old will produce results 4 times greater than spending the same amount READ MORE

1.25 hours
If you don’t have enough time for collection work, where do you spend your time? Time spent in accounts up to 4 months old will produce results 4 times greater than spending the same amount of time on accounts averaging 4-12 months old. Even though it hurts to turn over accounts at around 4 months, you must do it to maximize your income.
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Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

Presented by The Hon. Donald J. Ayoob; James Kevin Allen, Esq.; Michele Bissada, Esq.; Amanda Riddle, Esq.


1.00 hour
Despite efforts to reverse the trend, a recent study by the ABA confirms widespread gender and racial bias permeates hiring, promotion, assignments and compensation in the legal industry.  READ MORE

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Despite efforts to reverse the trend, a recent study by the ABA confirms widespread gender and racial bias permeates hiring, promotion, assignments and compensation in the legal industry.  One of the greatest barriers to inclusion and equality is our own implicit bias.  We must recognize and address bias in our own language and behavior.  We must also speak up when we see others acting or speaking in a biased manner.
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