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UPCOMING EVENTS  


July 2017
Date Event  
July 27 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Environmental Law Section Luncheon
August 2017
Date Event  
August 3 
12:00PM - 12:15PM
MCLE Committee Meeting
August 7 
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Business Law Section & Intellectual Property Law Section MCLE
August 8 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
SCBA SOLO/Small Practice Division
August 9 
3:45PM - 5:00PM
SCBA Barristers' Annual Law and Motion Seminar
August 10 
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Sacramento Region Community Foundation
August 15 
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Jean McEvoy Award Reception
August 16 
11:30AM - 1:00PM
SCBA Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section MCLE
August 18 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
CCTLA Luncheon
August 23 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Health Care Law Section MIXER
September 2017
Date Event  
September 5 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Family Law Luncheon
September 7 
12:00PM - 12:15PM
MCLE Committee Meeting
September 7 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
SVPA Luncheon
September 9 
1:00PM - 4:00PM
SABA of Sacramento's 10th Annual Diversity Law Student Reception
September 11 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Real Property Law Section Luncheon
September 13 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA MCLE Luncheon E-Discovery for the Modern Litigator
September 14 
8:30AM - 5:30PM
Anthony Kennedy Inn of Court 30th Anniversary Celebration
September 17 
8:30AM - 5:30PM
ABAS 29th Annual Invitational
September 19 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Probate and Estate Planning Law Section Luncheon
September 19 
5:00PM - 6:00PM
WLS ArtFest
September 20 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bankruptcy Law Section Luncheon
September 20 
5:15PM - 7:30PM
SCBA Board Meeting
September 22 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
CCTLA Luncheon
September 27 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Business Law Section
September 28 
12:00PM - 1:15PM
WLS Luncheon
September 28 
6:00PM - 9:00PM
SCBA Bench Bar Reception 2017
October 2017
Date Event  
October 2 
5:30PM - 6:30PM
ABAS Annual Gala
October 3 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Family Law Luncheon
October 3 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
SCBA SOLO/Small Practice Division
October 5 
12:00PM - 12:15PM
MCLE Committee Meeting
October 10 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
SVPA Sacramento Valley Paralegal Association
October 16 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Real Property Law Section Luncheon
October 17 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Probate and Estate Planning Law Section Luncheon
October 18 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bankruptcy Law Section Luncheon
October 18 
5:15PM - 7:30PM
SCBA Board Meeting
October 25 
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Pro Bono Award Reception
October 26 
12:00PM - 1:15PM
WLS Luncheon
October 27 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
CCTLA Luncheon
November 2017
Date Event  
November 2 
12:00PM - 12:15PM
MCLE Committee Meeting
November 3 
8:30AM - 4:30PM
Family Law Section Beyond the Basics: Domestic Violence Trial Advocacy Workshop
November 7 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Family Law Luncheon
November 7 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
SCBA SOLO/Small Practice Division
November 8 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Workers' Compensation Law Section Luncheon
November 9 
8:15AM - 11:30AM
SCBA Breakfast Series
November 13 
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Unity Bar Dinner 2017
November 13 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Real Property Law Section Luncheon
November 15 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bankruptcy Law Section Luncheon
November 15 
5:15PM - 7:30PM
SCBA Board Meeting
November 16 
12:00PM - 1:15PM
WLS Luncheon
November 17 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
CCTLA Luncheon
November 21 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Probate and Estate Planning Law Section Luncheon
December 2017
Date Event  
December 4 
10:30AM - 1:30PM
SCBA Annual Meeting
December 7 
12:00PM - 12:15PM
MCLE Committee Meeting

CLASSIFIEDS

Litigation Associate

Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP is looking for an attorney with 4 to 6 years of civil litigation experience to join our collegial and team oriented practice. Construction law experience is desired but is not essential. Who is Murphy Austin? We are a mid-sized firm that strives to build meaningful and lasting relationships with our clients and their businesses. In order to further this goal, we hire attorneys who have a passion for what they do and who are driven to be of service to others, including their clients, their community, and other members of the firm. Many of our attorneys started at large firms but eventually realized that bigger isn’t always better and that there are significant advantages to practicing at a smaller firm that can be nimble and not get bogged down in bureaucracy. Murphy Austin’s attorneys are highly respected and sought after by the region’s top businesses.

We believe that associates excel when they are involved in cases in a meaningful way from beginning to end. The successful candidate will practice in a collaborative environment where an associate/partner team approach allows the associate to be given substantial responsibility and to provide input on all aspects of the case. We seek an associate who shares our goals and has a talent and passion for zealous advocacy in our clients’ interests. This includes strong persuasive writing skills and the ability to speak on their feet, both when fully prepared and also when the unexpected occurs. Murphy Austin offers a competitive salary and benefit package as well as an associate bonus program. Qualified candidates should send a resume and writing sample to Joelle Stone at jstone@murphyaustin.com or to 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 850, Sacramento, CA 95814.


Transactional Real Estate Associate

The Real Estate Team at Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP, located in Sacramento and one of the premier Real Estate practices in California, works on significant and complex commercial real estate and business transactions throughout California. We are looking for an associate attorney to join our group. The successful candidate will have 1 - 4 years of transactional legal experience in real estate or business and a proven record of high academic achievement. He or she will also have a strong understanding of client customer service and commitment to meeting client expectations and deadlines with high-quality work product. This person will have the skills to determine the steps necessary to complete a project, and follow through on completing those steps. This person will move quickly and efficiently between multiple projects, and enjoy working in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding writing and analytical skills are required for this position.

Murphy Austin offers a competitive salary and benefits package, an associate bonus package, a professional development program, and a mentoring program. We request that exceptionally well-qualified candidates send a resume, a law school transcript, and writing sample(s) that demonstrate your writing from a transaction, not to exceed 5 pages each (suggested writing samples: a contract, letter, email, client-advisory, or a redline showing the changes made to a contract provision) to:  realestate@murphyaustin.com.


An AmLaw 200 firm, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani (“GRSM”) is recognized as one of the five fastest-growing firms in the country. Currently with over 700 attorneys in 43 locations, GRSM is seeking employment litigation attorneys (and lateral partner candidates with a portable book of business) for its Sacramento office. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of litigation experience or three years of employment litigation experience. Candidates must be able to work independently on pleadings, discovery, case management, research and trial preparation. Attention to detail and excellent writing skills required.

GRSM is actively growing its Sacramento office and you can be part of an exciting time in the office, and at the firm. We offer a friendly, business casual environment with the salary and benefit packages of a large national law firm. Please submit cover letter and resume by email to Mark Posard at mposard@gordonrees.com.

GRSM is an equal opportunity employer.


Office buildings for sale/lease; Easy access to courts;
5959 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights, CA; 6,440 sf office building for sale, about half leased to credit tenant, with remaining space available for owner-user/investor; $ 1,450,000.00
9700 Business Park Drive, Sacramento, CA; NEWLY RENOVATED :1,200 sf office condominium lease/sale; Lease $1.45 per sf/Sale $ 210,000 (price reduced!)
SIX MONTHS' FREE RENT; 2260 Park Towne Circle, Sacramento CA:18,354 sf partially leased building with 5,848 sf lobby space for lease/owner-user, Lease $ 1.45 per sf full service; . Multiple private offices, Open Office area, Executive Office suite and large Conference Center.
3089 Del Paso Boulevard, Sacramento, CA: 1,719 sf Existing Law Office and Residence for $ 280,000; Two adjacent land parcels for $ 60,000 and $ 40,000.
Contact Ranga Pathak; BRE Lic. 01364897; Broker, RE/MAX Gold, (916)201-9247 or ranga.pathak@norcalgold.com


Legal Secretary
Location: Sacramento, CA
Beach Cowdrey Owen is a fast-paced civil litigation defense firm specializing in elder/healthcare defense is seeking an experienced legal secretary. An ideal applicant will have five years civil litigation and trial experience along with excellent calendaring, grammar and proofreading skills. Must be able to work independently. Knowledge of Word and Abacus helpful. We have a great team environment and offer excellent benefits.

Litigation Attorney
Beach | Cowdrey | Owen, LLP, a Ventura County-based statewide civil litigation firm, seeks an experienced litigation attorney with a focus on defending healthcare and human services providers. Applicants must have case-handling experience from start to finish, substantial experience taking and defending depositions, handling document-intensive discovery, dispositive motions, and trial preparation. Excellent legal analysis and writing skills are required to succeed. Opportunity exists for trial experience. E-mail résumé/writing sample to Wendy@beachcowdrey.com.

Furnished window offices across the street from the Family Law courthouse. Amenities available: receptionist, conference room, free parking, kitchen, wi-fi, etc. Bring your own computer and go to work. Referral work possible. Call Chris at 916-454-4900 or come in at Help-U-File, 3600 Power Inn Road, Sacramento.


Office Space for Rent with one or two private offices including space for paralegal with Shared conference room, kitchen and reception area.
Great quiet convenient central location in a well maintained building. Family Law Center, 1722 Professional Drive, Sacramento 95825 (off Arden Near Watt Avenue) or contact Carol Delzer 916.488.5088 carol@FamilyLawCenter.US.


Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard is currently seeking an Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of business litigation and transactional experience to join its Business Services Practice Group. Banking and Bankruptcy experience would be a plus. Candidate must be highly motivated, self-sufficient and have a high level of dedication and discipline.
Primary responsibilities involve working on a daily basis with clients, providing them with guidance and representation regarding business litigation and transactional issues. Duties will include, but not be limited to:
· Preparation of pleadings and written discovery documents
· Taking and defending depositions
· Representing clients in evidentiary hearings and law and motion proceedings
· Review and interpret contracts
· Drafting commercial contracts and/or real estate contracts
· Researching and advising clients about a variety of legal issues
· Developing case strategies

Qualification Requirements
· 3-5 years of business litigation and transactional experience
· Exceptional writing skills and a strong academic background
· Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents, including contracts
· Ability to effectively work with people, exercise sound judgment, and establish and maintain professional relationships with clients and colleagues
· Interest in both business litigation and transactions
· Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and bring projects to completion

To Apply
This position offers a generous benefits package, a prestigious downtown location, and an opportunity to join a well-established firm in the Sacramento Area. To be considered for this opening, please submit: a cover letter; your resume; a research based writing sample (such as a research memo); and a persuasive writing sample to :
KMTG Recruitment Department
Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard
400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Email: kmtgcareers@kmtg.com
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard is an equal opportunity employer.


2620 J. Street- Sacramento, CA 95816
CHARMING OFFICES in a Victorian home style building available on "J" Street in mid-town Sacramento. Located less than a mile away from the State Capitol in a growing area surrounded by convenient amenities such as eclectic shops, unique restaurants, banking/medical institutions and other professional and government buildings.

We have two offices available on the 1st floor and includes a restroom, waiting room & kitchenette. Immediately available! IDEAL FOR LAW/CPA PROFESSIONALS.

- Office "E"-110 sqft, $385/month
- Office "D"- 158 sqft, $550/month

Email/call Cindy Bennett @ cbennett@kringandchung.com or 949.261.7700 ext. 240.


Capitol Mall Office Space for Lease.
Enjoy working in the newest building on Capitol Mall with sweeping views of the Downtown Arena and Sacramento River. Watch and be part of the Downtown Core revitalization as it happens. Relish all the amenities a Class A building has to offer -onsite dining (Morton's Steak House & Ambrosia), gym, high security, and chauffeured town car on demand, utilities and wi-fi included. Well-appointed space with high-end finishes, custom art and lighting, all self-contained in a generously sized suite worthy of any high caliber professional. Monthly lease rate negotiable. Call Tim at (916)
607-8493.


Roseville Firm seeks estate planning/business attorney to work directly with clients for estate planning, probate, transactional business, tax planning and asset protection. Must be willing to participate or lead seminars and be a team player. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Jessica Smith jessica@duncanlawcorp.com


Experienced Family Law Associate (Sacramento)
Compensation: Inquire within
Well established law firm is seeking an experienced Family Law Attorney to join its professional team.

Position requires the following MINIMUM qualifications:
- 5 years of experience as an attorney practicing California family law
- Extensive law and motion practice experience
- Trial (including evidentiary hearing) experience
- Extremely proficient with the use of technology
- Professionalism & a positive attitude

Sandra K. Popp 
spopp@schankfamilylaw.com
Family Law Operations Manager- Family Law Paralegal
Law Offices of Christian Schank and Associates


Please contact Deb Roberts at 916.564.3780 or deb.roberts@sacbar.org for advertising opportunities.


SACRAMENTO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
425 University Ave., Suite 120, Sacramento, CA 95825
Mary J. Burroughs – Executive Director • Phone: (916) 564-3780 x210 • Email: mburroughs@sacbar.org

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