Barristers – Second Harvest Volunteer Opportunity – November 15, 2018

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The San Mateo County Bar Association Barristers are looking for volunteers to join them as they sort food at the warehouse of Second Harvest Food Bank, the evening of November 14, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Second Harvest Food Bank provides free food for people in need in the counties of Santa Clara and San Mateo. Sorting food helps the food bank keep track of food donated, organize the food for quick distribution, ensure the food being distributed is healthy and nutritious and helps more people access the food bank. Volunteers will sort food, organize food for distribution, check food for safety issues and help with inventory and storage tasks. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Kenneth Linthicum at or (650) 355-8834.




Estate Planning: Expert Witness Testimony: Hear From Experts on Trustee Breach of Fiduciary Duties & Professional Negligence for Trusts & Estates – November 15, 2018

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Robert E. Temmerman, Jr., and John A. Hartog frequently serve as opposing expert witnesses in major California trust and estate cases. They will present an in-depth analysis on the kinds of expert witness testimony that trust and estate attorneys frequently require in contested matters. Beginning with an overview of California case law and statutes that govern expert witness testimony, the speakers will discuss how these rules relate to expert witness testimony in connection with applicable standards of care for both trustee breach of fiduciary duty and professional negligence cases for trust and estate lawyers. The speakers will also draw on their own extensive experience (often on opposing sides) to discuss the techniques and strategies of utilizing an effective expert witness in a contested trust and estate matter.

Cost: $40 per person for members of the SMCBA Estate Planning Section who inform us in advance that they will attend and $55 for others. Cost includes lunch and 1 hour MCLE.

Registration and Information:Please login on the SMCBA website to register for this event or contact the program coordinator, Jim Griffiths at or fax (510) 588-4543.  For questions about this event, please email or fax (510) 588-4543.

If you wish to pay by check, please make check payable to SMCBA and send to 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Barbara Guzman or bring a check with you to the event. *Please note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.

San Mateo Elks Lodge, 229 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

From Highway 92, Exit El Camino Real South. Turn right (west) at the first traffic light onto 20th Avenue. The Elks Lodge is three blocks west on 20th Avenue on your left.


Funky Credit Day XXIV – January 25, 2019

Funky Credit Day XXIV – January 25, 2019

The Funky Credit Day Program is held each year for members of The State Bar of California who are actively practicing law. Attorneys are required to complete a total of 25 hours of approved credit every three years, which include credits on ethics as well as competence issues, such as substance abuse and mental health.

Although everyone is welcome to attend this program, we would like to remind you that MCLE Group 1 (A-G) has a deadline of 2/1/2019 to report their MCLE to the State Bar. MCLE Group 3 (N-Z) must report their credits by 2/1/20, and MCLE Group 2 (H-M) has a deadline of 2/1/2021.

This upcoming year, the Funky Credit Day event will offer 7 hours of MCLE (4 hours of Legal Ethics, 1 hour of Substance/Competence Issues, 1 hour of Elimination of Bias, and 1 hour of General Law). You are welcome to register now!

It’s never too early to start accumulating your MCLE credits!