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Free Estate Planning Seminar July 11

Thursday, July 11, 2019, Noon to 1:00pm
Free Estate Planning Seminar
Presented by Attorney Alan Khalfin
Vaksman & Khalfin
***Download Flyer Here***

  • What is Estate Planning?
  • Will v. Revocable Living Trust
  • How to Avoid Probate and Plan for Incapacity
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Free MCLE June 26 – Ca. Supreme Court Update

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Noon to 1:00
California Supreme Court: Significant 2018-2019 Civil Cases
1 Hour of free General Participatory MCLE Credit
Presented by John Wierzbicki
Director, Witkin Legal Institute 
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John Wierzbicki, a California lawyer and Witkin Legal Institute director, will present on the most significant civil cases decided by the California Supreme Court over the past year, as selected by the Institute’s legal editors. He will discuss the cases’ impact on such topics as independent contractors, local permits and zoning, contracts, insurance, SLAPP suits, local taxes and utility fees, torts and workers’ compensation.

John heads up the legal educational activities of the Institute, which creates and sponsors legal programs and professional activities throughout California. He also manages a team of attorneys and other professionals responsible for the writing and publication of Witkin’s California Library: Summary of California Law, 11th ed., California Procedure, 5th ed., California Evidence, 5th ed., and California Criminal Law, 4th ed. John is responsible for, and writes on, constitutional law, contracts, civil trials and taxation.

Before his appointment with the Institute, John was editorial director for some of Thomson Reuters’ most prestigious U.S. legal publications, including Black’s Law Dictionary, American Law Reports (ALR), American Jurisprudence, and Corpus Juris Secundum. He also managed its author contracts and relationships group. Prior to that, John was an associate with Berliner Cohen in San Jose. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley (B.A.), Georgetown University (J.D.), and the University of Virginia (M.A.).

The Witkin Legal Institute was founded by Bernie E. Witkin before his death to carry forward his legacy of outstanding scholarship and service to the California bench and bar. It is dedicated to helping make the law understandable for lawyers and those whom they serve.

The materials accompanying the program contain case analysis created by the Institute’s editors, which has been schemed according to the Witkin publications’ taxonomy for ease of reference.


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Free MCLE Wednesday April 3rd

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Noon to 1:00pm
​ERISA Fiduciary Responsibilities
Presented by Cristina A. Collazo
Senior Benefits Advisor, United States Department of Labor
1 Hour free participatory MCLE Credit
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The U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), developed this presentation to assist attendees in understanding their role and responsibilities in protecting employees’ retirement benefits and to avoid problems in managing retirement plans. In addition, the presentation provides information on EBSA’s voluntary compliance programs which allow self-correction of certain violations of the law.

This is the first in a series on employment benefits presented by The U.S. Department of Labor and the San Francisco Law Library

Apr 3 2019 ERISA Fiduc MCLE Flyer


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Library Closed MLK Day 1/21

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We will be closed Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will be open our regular hours of 10-4 on Saturday, January 19th (the day of the Women’s March in San Francisco), and will reopen on Tuesday, January 22nd for our regular hours.


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Free Family Law MCLE Jan 30

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Noon to 1:00pm
Family Law 101: Considerations in Working with Families
Presented by Katie Burke, Esq., Burke Family Law
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit
***Download Flyer Here***

Whether seeking a divorce, child custody orders, a domestic violence Restraining Order, or an airtight Premarital Agreement, people working with the family law system need confidence that they’re handling procedures correctly and making their best substantive case. This program will cover several family law basics, to give attorneys an overview of the family law system from a procedural and substantive law perspective.

January 30 2019 Family Law MCLE Flyer


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Free MCLE Marathon Jan. 24

Free MCLE Marathon, Thursday, January 24, 2019
Free Participatory MCLE for those attending at the
San Francisco Law Library
Co-Sponsored with 
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Come for one or come for all. Seating is on a
Per-program, first-come, first-served basis.

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9:00am to 11:00am
Key Developments in Legal Ethics 2018
2 Hours free Participatory MCLE Credit in Ethics to those attending at the San Francisco Law Library
Catch up on the most important changes in legal ethics over the last year. Join ethics expert Mark Tuft for his take on 2018’s key developments in ethics.

11:30am to 12:30pm 
Attorney Wellness
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit in Competence to those attending at the San Francisco Law Library
To maintain competence, it is crucial for attorneys to identify, manage, and reduce stress in a healthy manner. In this seminar, wellness consultant Jonathan Jordan will examine the effects that chronic stress can have on your law practice, your health, and your life, and discuss ten simple and practical approaches to help deal with that stress.

1:30pm to 3:00pm
Key Developments in Personal Injury 2018
1.5 Hours free Participatory MCLE Credit to those attending at the San Francisco Law Library
This program, focused on the significant developments from 2018, is designed for plaintiff and defense attorneys who practice personal injury law. Nationally recognized trial attorney, Debra Bogaards summarizes and discusses the key tort cases critical to your practice.

4:00pm to 5:30pm
Key Developments in Insurance law 2018
1.5 Hours free Participatory MCLE Credit to those attending at the San Francisco Law Library
Join insurance law experts Renee Callantine and Ethan Seibert as they discuss the most significant developments from 2018 in insurance law practice. Get up to date and pick up practice pointers in this new program focused on insurance law.

January 24 2019 MCLE Marathon Flyer