Continuing Legal Education
The Bar of San Francisco
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

MCLE Registration: 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

MCLE Program: 2:00 –3:15 p.m.

 

Speakers:

 

• Carl W. Chamberlin, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
• Dianne Jackson McLean, Goldfarb & Lipman
• Joanna L. Storey, Hinshaw & Culbertson

 

All members of the California State Bar must heed the Rules of Professional Conduct as they represent clients through video conferences, Zoom depositions, online court hearings, and other remote means. Even as courts reopen and attorneys return to the office, remote representation and advocacy will continue to some degree due to their practicalities and efficiencies. This program addresses legal ethics as applied to remote representation, including duties of diligence and competence, matters to consider when advising clients and protecting their interests, ways to keep clients adequately informed and their confidences secure, and the impact of obligations to the court, opposing counsel, and unrepresented parties.

 

Topics include:

 

• Fulfilling duties of diligence and competence in remote representation
• Protecting client interests in remote hearings and depositions
• Keeping clients informed and information secure working from home
• Meeting obligations to court, opposing party and counsel

 

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San Diego Housing Federation Annual Conference and Pre-Conference Institutes 2020

October 5 – 9, 2020

Virtual Conference

 

“Construction in the Time of COVID”

October 5, 2020

12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

 

Speakers:

Isabel Brown, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

William DiCamillo, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

Eve Stewart, Vice President of Real Estate Development, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

Scott Smith, President, James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp.

 

Construction has never been easy. And construction in the time of COVID is a brand new challenge filled with all sorts of uncertainties. With potential government-ordered shutdowns, and global supply chains in disarray, to real-world health and safety concerns for both residents and workers, how can a contractor possibly commit to an owner to finish on time and on budget and, in turn, how can a developer make the same promises to a funder? We don’t know either! But, we can guaranty your construction contract will need some serious review and consideration before work begins.

 

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WHEN: Friday, September 25, 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: NPH of Northern California 2020 Conference (virtual)

 

Race-neutrality in a racialized society such as the United States is a myth, including in the realm of affordable housing. To assume otherwise is to ignore the fact that intergenerational impacts of structural and cultural housing discrimination still exists. To ignore the intergenerational impacts of structural and cultural housing discrimination is to disregard the root of racial inequity in housing accessibility, undermining the potential success of housing equity policies. In this workshop, panelists will discuss the existence, or lack thereof, of race consciousness in rural and urban housing policies that shape their work. Speakers will address both the limitations and potential of creating and advancing race-conscious solutions.

 

Moderator: Erin Lapeyrolerie, Attorney, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

 

Panelists:

 

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The pandemic has brought increased scrutiny to the business interruption and civil authority coverages in the property policies of many businesses, public entities and nonprofits. Click here to read more.

On March 27, 2020, the Governor of California issued an order allowing the state Judicial Council to adopt emergency procedural rules for courts statewide, and on April 6, 2020 and April 17, 2020, the Judicial Council did so. Click here to read more.

Goldfarb & Lipman attorney Barbara Kautz presents “Evolving State and Local Roles in Housing: Recent Legislation and Some Predictions for the Future” at Sonoma State University’s 36th Annual Planning Commissioners Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Sonoma State University Student Center, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park.

“What You Need to Know about California’s New Fair Housing Laws (AB 686)” will be presented by Barbara Kautz at the Federal Reserve Bank, 101 Market Street, San Francisco, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attorney Barbara Kautz will be presenting “State and Local Control: California’s Battle Over Housing” from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. at UC Hastings, 200 McAllister Street, Alumni Reception Center, San Francisco.

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019, which included a tax extension package for several federal tax programs. Click here to read more.

Four bills passed this year affecting the disposition of surplus lands for affordable housing and other purposes that will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Click here to read more.