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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Goldfarb & Lipman proudly continues our support of Housing California’s annual conference focused on creating a future California where no one is homeless and everyone can afford a safe, stable place to call home. Stop by our virtual booth during the 10:15 am, 2:15 pm exhibit hall breaks, or the 12:00pm lunch hour throughout the conference to discuss with attorneys from the firm the various ways our firm is helping public and private entities to develop safe and equitable housing in our state.

HUD is funding up to $224 million in COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSPs) for Properties Receiving Project-Based Rental Assistance under the Section 8, Section 202, or Section 811 Programs that have incurred eligible costs between March 27, 2020 and July 31, 2020. Click here to read more.

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On July 15, 2020, the United States Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (“CDFI Fund”) announced the awardees of New Markets Tax Credits (“NMTC”) for the 2019 round of the NMTC program. Click here to read more.Click here to read more.

 

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.

We value our partnership with you, along with the safety and health of the Goldfarb & Lipman team and our local community. During this COVID-19 pandemic, our attorneys and staff are working remotely to serve your needs. While our Northern California physical office is closed until local governmental shelter-in-place orders are lifted (currently projected for April 7th), we are open in the virtual sense and equipped technologically to remain productive and responsive. In this moment which requires social distance, we intend to maintain our close relationship and dedication to providing you with high quality legal work despite the challenging times. We believe there is immense power when a community comes together to work through adversity, and we will do all we can to ensure a thriving community emerges from the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you.