Upcoming Events


When A Bankruptcy Invades Your Family Law Case: Practical Tips for Avoiding Creditor Issues in the Aftermath of a Divorce
Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

When A Bankruptcy Invades Your Family Law Case: Practical Tips for Avoiding Creditor Issues in the Aftermath of a Divorce

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This 60-minute MCLE will cover the intersection of bankruptcy and family law. Topics include:

- Anticipating bankruptcy when drafting settlement agreements,

- Offsets and judgments that protect a family law judgment from future discharge,

- Differentiating between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 with regard to family law judgments, and

- Counseling family law clients on bankruptcy risk.

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Appellate Justice Reception
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

Appellate Justice Reception

This biennial event convenes the appellate justices of the California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Six, for a unique opportunity to engage in conversation directly with the Court on important legal topics relevant to your practice and the broader legal community. This event includes a panel discussion, followed by a question and answer session open to audience members. The panel discussion will address such topics as: the state of legal practice in Ventura County, guidance from the justices to improve your appellate strategy and presentation, insights on how the justices think about the cases that come before the Court and what they look for from the attorneys presenting them, the Court’s perspective on the most pressing legal issues facing Ventura’s legal community and the community at large, and other trends and topics in the law as observed at the appellate level.

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Women in Office: Insights on Running for Elected Office and Serving Your Community at the State and Local Level
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Women in Office: Insights on Running for Elected Office and Serving Your Community at the State and Local Level

2018 is being called the "year of the women," with record-breaking numbers of women deciding to run for office. This panel presentation brings together four local elected officials to discuss why they decided to run for office, how to run a successful campaign, the importance of representation by women in politics, and the challenges or biases that women may face when running for election and serving in office. Panelists will also answer audience questions in a brief Q&A following the panel discussion. 

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The Changing Landscape of Sexual Harassment Claims: The Impact of the #MeToo Movement
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

The Changing Landscape of Sexual Harassment Claims: The Impact of the #MeToo Movement

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This 60-minute MCLE will provide a brief overview of the basics of litigating sexual harassment and discrimination claims. The program will then provide insight into how the #MeToo Movement and similar movements such as #WeSaidEnough have changed the traditional framework in which sexual harassment claims are brought, litigated and resolved. Finally, the program will discuss the impact that the #MeToo movement and similar movements have had on the legal profession.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Amber Phillips is a civil rights and employment litigator and trial attorney at Genie Harrison Law Firm, APC. Ms. Phillips specializes in discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases, including discrimination and harassment based on sex. Ms. Phillips has secured multimillion dollar settlements on behalf of her clients and endeavors daily to fulfill the mantra of her firm: to help victims recover. Ms. Phillips graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, summa cum laude, with a degree in Psychology and received her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

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Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Immigration Law

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Renowned immigration attorney Vanessa Frank will present on the following :
* What are the rights available to undocumented, permanent residents and US citizens?
* What can lawyers do to better inform themselves and advocate on behalf of their clients?
* TPS, DACA, LPR - what is this alphabet soup?
* Power of Attorney forms for Ventura County


ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Vanessa earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University in Public Policy and returned, after two years working in immigrant-serving Bay Area public schools through AmeriCorps, for her law degree there. Vanessa focused her legal studies on immigration law and international human rights and development. Following two years with a major international law firm in the Bay Area, Vanessa joined California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA), a legendary civil rights firm, in their Oxnard Migrant Office. In 2009, Vanessa opened her own law firm, dedicated to providing high quality legal services to immigrants and their families and also to engage immigrants and US citizens in the struggle for humane and sensible immigration policies at the local, state and national level.

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