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Lawyers and Local Government: Public Service and Advocacy

The SCCBA Civil Practice Committee presents a MCLE Brown Bag:

When: May 20, 2016
Where: SCCBA Seminar & Conference Center
31 North Second Street, 4th Floor
San Jose, California  95113
United States
Presenter: Civil Practice
Contact: SCCBA

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Review of public boards and commissions available for volunteers  - opportunities for: 

  • Skill development 
  • Pursuing personal interests  
  • Business development 

Advocacy before public boards and commissions:

  • What's effective before a legislative body (written communications; oral communications; time limits; making a record; etc.) 
  • What is it like to be a member of a legislative body (elective vs. appointed; time investment; meeting preparation; etc.)
  • Quasi-judicial actions by legislative bodies (legal considerations, standards, how counsel provide advice; etc.)
  • Adjudicatory hearings before boards and commissions (relaxed evidentiary standards; how to protect the record and ensure a fair hearing; the view from the hearing officer/panel; advocacy tips; what is effective advocacy and what isn't; etc.) 



SCCBA Member: $35
Non-Member: $55


Registration: 11:30 AM
Program: 12:00PM-1:30PM

1.5 General Substantive Law


Rob Coelho, Assistant County Counsel
Office of the County Counsel, County of Santa Clara

Sharon Hightower, Partner
Ericksen Arbuthnot, Attorneys at Law

William Seligmann, Esq.
City Attorney of Campbell,
Atchison, Barisone, Condotti & Kovacevich, Of Counsel
Barbara Spector, Esq.
Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel


Hon. Lori Pegg,Judge
Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara 


Parking is available just across the street from the SCCBA at the 3rd Street Parking Garage located between E. Santa Clara Street and St. John Street (SCCBA does not validate). 

Cancellations and refunds will be accepted only 48 hours prior to the event.  

 PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees must be paid prior to the program, or at the program check in. SCCBA will no longer invoice attendees for payment subsequent to the program. Cash, Credit Card, and Check accepted. 

*State Bar of California Approved MCLE: The Santa Clara County Bar Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.   This program is approved for California MCLE credit.

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