Wednesday, 28 September 2022

MCLE: Fall Diversity Series

  • Event Date
    09-28-2022 12:15 pm
  • Event End Date
    09-28-2022 1:15 pm
  • Registration Start Date
  • Event Type
  • Capacity
  • Registered
  • Cut off date
    09-28-2022 11:15 am
  • Individual Price
  • Attachment
    MCLE Fall Diversity Series 2022 1.pdf

The SJCBA Justice William J. Murray, Jr. Unity Bar Section presents the MCLE: 2022 Fall Diversity Series, with three programs happening Wednesdays in September via Zoom from 12:15pm - 1:15pm.  All attendees must be registered one hour in advance. Each program qualifies for 1.0 hour of MCLE Credit as noted in the description.  All attendees must be registered one hour in advance.

MCLE Fall Diversity Series:

  1. Coping with Depression & Anxiety as an Elected Official | September 14, 2022 (PROGRAM COMPLETE - REGISTRATION NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
  2. Veterans in the Law | September 21, 2022 (PROGRAM COMPLETE - REGISTRATION NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
  3. Legal Practice with a Disability | September 28, 2022

Fall Series Pricing (includes all three programs | must be a 2022 SJCBA member for discount pricing)

  • SJCBA Unity Bar Section Members: $0
  • SJCBA Members: $20
  • Non-Members: $30
  • MCLE Fall Diversity Series #1 - Coping with Depression & Anxiety as an Elected Official [1.0 hour of Competency*]
    Program Description:  Judge Timothy Fall will discuss serving on the bench in Yolo County while being open about living with mental illness. Fall says, “I thought somebody should speak up about this in a way that starts to remove the stigma, that says this is just part of being in our culture, that anxiety and depression are real medical issues.”

Honorable Timothy Fall
is a California native who changed his major three times, colleges four times, and took six years to get his Bachelor’s degree in a subject he’s never had to use professionally. He’s been on the bench since 1995, has taught judicial ethics and other topics for 20 years, and has served on various California Judges Associations and Judicial Council committees. Tim was in private practice before taking the bench, and had not seen the penal code since law school. He’s a quick study though (see the above comment about taking six years to get a four year degree), and has now handled every calendar in the courthouse including felony trials.

  • MCLE Fall Diversity Series #2 - Veterans in the Law [1.0 hour of Elimination of Bias*]
    Program Description:  This program consists of a panel of two veterans - a local civil practitioner and an Associate Justice on the California Court of Appeal. Judge Barbara Kronlund, who founded the Veterans' Treatment Court in San Joaquin County, will moderate a discussion of the biases and other unique obstacles facing veterans in the practice of law as well as those who encounter veterans who become litigants.

Joshua Hunsucker
is a principal attorney with Neumiller & Beardslee and is a member of the firm's Litigation Department. He joined the firm in 2014 upon gradution, with distinction, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Prior to attentind law school, Mr. Hunsucker served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry officer and served in Iraq from 2007-2008.

Justice Eileen C. Moore received her JD from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1978. In May 2004, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a Master of Laws in the Judicial Process. She has lectured extensively at education programs for lawyers and judges. Justice Moore spent her nonjudicial legal career in private practice in Newport Beach. From 1965 until 1972 she practiced as a registered nurse, including service as a combat nurse in Vietnam. She is a member of Vietnam Veterans of America.

Judge Barbara Kronlund (Moderator) graduated from McGeorge School of Law with Distinction in 1989. Judge Kronlund was appointed as Superior Court Judge in San Joaquin County in 2005, becoming the first South Asian American female judge in California (state or federal bench). Prior to becoming a judge, she served as San Joaquin County Court Commissioner from 1995-2005.

Judge Kronlund resurrected the Women Lawyers Section of the County Bar Association; founded Judge Consuelo M. Callahan Inn of Court and served as first president from 2006-2008; started Homeless Court for San Joaquin County in 2006; founded Homeless Veteran Stand Down for San Joaquin County in 2007; and started Veterans Treatment Court for San Joaquin County in 2015. She also started the “Just the Girls” outreach program for Migrant Camp girls.

  • MCLE Fall Diversity Series #3 - Legal Practice with a Disability [1.0 hour of Elimination of Bias*]
    Program Description:  This program consists of a panel of three members of the bench and bar with a disability. They will engage in a thought-provoking discussion of their experiences as active practitioners with a disability.

Hon. Roger Ross
(Ret.), San Joaquin County Superior Court - Judge Roger Ross was appointed to the Superior Court bench in June of 2007. He retired in June of 2021. He served as the Supervising Civil Judge in Department 11 B of the San Joaquin County Superior Court handling a daily law and motion calendar and civil trials. He has presided over dozens of felony and civil jury trials. He previously served as a felony Home Court judge in 2008-2009 and he has served assignments in Tracy and Manteca. He sat on the Executive Committee of the Superior Court.

Kevin Hicks, San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office - Mr. Hicks has been a Deputy District Attorney in the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office since 1991. He received his Juris Doctorate from U.C. Hastings and his undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley where he was a student working in the stadium during "The Play" in 1982. He attended 14 different schools through the 12th grade.

Alicia Dearn, Esq. - Ms. Dearn is a top-rated trial attorney practicing employment, real estate, and business litigation in the San Diego area. She earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2004 and she was admitted to practice law in California that year.

Lisa Blanco Jimenez, Esq. (Moderator) - A shareholder and principal attorney at Neumiller & Beardslee, she is the chair of the firm's Employment Law Group. Ms. Jimenez represents individuals, private businesses, and public agencies in labor and employment matters, including disputes arising under federal and state anti-discrimination laws, anti-retaliation laws, and leave laws. 

*Programs are approved for the MCLE credit hours listed above by the State Bar of California.

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