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                             December 2004                                                                               Volume 34 Issue 12
                              M O N T H LY M E M B E R S H I P N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E   S A N M AT E O C O U N T Y B A R A S S O C I AT I O N
2004 OFFICERS            It is that happy time of year again when the SMCBA solicits nominations for its James M. Dennis Award
                         Memorial Award and William Nagle, Jr. Memorial Award. Our Bar Association is blessed by its many
William R. Rapoport      talented, energetic and selfless members who have contributed so much to our legal community and the
President                community at large.

Vivian L. Kral           The James M. Dennis Memorial Award was established to recognize the attorney whose tireless courage and
                         determination, even in the face of adversity, contributes significantly to justice and raises the ethical standards
Vice President
                         of the Bar. Past recipients of the Award include Joseph Cotchett 1992; Douglas J. Gray 1993; Jack Robertson
William R. Johnston      1994; Peter H. Reid 1995; Eugene Majeski, 1996; George Corey 1997; James P. Fox, 2000; Board of
                         Directors of the San Mateo County Legal Aid in 2001; and Charles M. Riffle 2003.
                         The William Nagle, Jr. Memorial Award was established to recognize the attorney whose successful
Adam C. Kent             innovations and selfless commitment of time and energy advanced the professionalism of the San Mateo
Secretary                County Bar Association. Past recipients include Dorothy Wolfe 1992; Melvin E. Cohn 1993; William L.
                         Nagle 1994; P. Terry Anderlini 1995; William F. Lanam; Robert L. DuRard 1997; Carol L. Mittlesteadt 1998;

2004 DIRECTORS                                                                                                         See Nominations on page 7
John S. Blackman
                       BAR SERVICES NEWS
Jeffrey L. Boyarsky
Nancy L. de Ita        2005 INSTALLATION RECEPTION
                                                                                        ✁ ASSOCIATION CONTACT INFORMATION
                                                                                                                 CLIP AND SAVE

Richard Halpern          The 2005 Installation of Officers, Presentation
Lori A. Lutzker          of Awards and General Meeting will be held on                    Email Address: . . . . . .
                         Friday, January 21, 2005, at the Sharon Heights
Colleen McAvoy
                         Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park. Mark                          Website: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bonnie L. Miller         your calendars now to attend this annual event.
Joel K. Straus           Invitations will mailed during mid-December.                     SMCBA Main Phone Number:. . . 650.298.4030
John Till
                       2005 FUNKY CREDIT DAY                                                                                (automated attendant)
W. George Wailes         Attention MCLE Compliance Group 3 (N-Z,
                         2/1/02-1/31/05) and all others seeking those hard                Private Defender Phone Number: 650.298.4000
SAN MATEO COUNTY         to find “funky” MCLE credits! This year’s Funky                                                    (automated attendant)
  BAR ASSOCIATION        Credit Day is Friday, January 28, 2005 and offers
  LIFE MEMBERS           3.5 hours in Legal Ethics, 1.0 hour of Elimination               NAME                                       DIRECT DIAL
                         of Bias and 1.0 of Substance Abuse. Register
Joshua M. Bentley                                                                         John Digiacinto, Executive Director: 298.4003
                         early for a $20 savings over the pre-registration
Martha G. Bronitsky      cost and a $40 savings over the “at the door” cost.
                                                                                          Charles Robinson,
Joseph W. Cotchett       Registration is limited, so look for the pink flyer in
                         this issue of the Here-Say for program specifics, cost            Assist. Executive Director:                   298.4006
Lorelei Komm
                         and registration information.
Vivian L. Kral                                                                            Mary Basco , PDP Office Manager:               298.4004
Michael D. Liberty     VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
                         The Barristers will be hosting a Holiday Party for               John Hopkirk, Controller:                      298.4009
Niall P. McCarthy
                         the residents of First Step for Families, part of the
Mark C. Molumphy         Shelter Network organization, on December 15,                    Vicki Robinson, Bar Services Manager:298.4018
William L. Nagle         2004, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Barristers are
                         looking for 10 volunteers to with the party. To                  Paula, Bar Assistant                           298.4017
Frank M. Pitre
                         volunteer, for more information, or to share your
Bruce L. Simon           planning ideas, please contact Amanda Riddle at                  Lawyer Referral Service:
John A. Skelton, Jr.
                                                                                          Jovita                                         298.4013
Mark C. Watson                                       See Bar Services on page 7
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                                                     NEW MEMBERS
 The Here-Say is the monthly newsletter                The SMCBA is pleased to welcome the                 Robin Myren
 of the San Mateo County Bar                                                                               P.O. Box 3666
                                                       following 7 new members:
 Association.                                                                                              Half Moon Bay CA 94019-3666
                                                       Deborah Boswell
                                                       McGlashan & Sarrail                                 Ellen Park
 The purpose of the Bar Association is to                                                                  Jorgenson, Siegel, Et Al
                                                       177 Bovet Rd., Ste 600
 advance jurisprudence; to improve the                                                                     1100 Alma St., Ste. 210
                                                       San Mateo CA 94402-3122
 education and proficiency of its members;                                                                 Menlo Park CA 94025-3392
 to foster the understanding of the legal              Judith Friederici
                                                       Branson, Brinkop, Et Al                             The SMCBA is also pleased to welcome back
 profession by the public; to encourage
                                                       643 Bair Island Rd., Suite 400                      the following 3 members:
 cordial relations among its members; and to
                                                       Redwood City CA 94063                               Michael Adams
 maintain the honor and dignity of the Bar.
                                                       Steven Kremer                                       702 Marshall St., Ste 300
                                                       1840 Gateway Dr. # 200                              Redwood City CA 94063
 Life Members of the San Mateo County
                                                       San Mateo CA 94404-4027                             Irene Barrese
 Bar Association have made significant
 financial commitments to the Bar                      May Mar                                             1109 Vicente Street, Ste. 102
                                                       1227 Arguello Street                                San Francisco CA 94116-3084
 Association, for which the SMCBA is
                                                       Redwood City CA 94063-1207                          Brian Mc Millan
 especially grateful.
                                                       Michael Mengarelli                                  Littler Mendelson
 Advertising and content are due no later              204 E. 2nd Ave #703                                 50 W. San Fernando Street, Ste. 1400
                                                       San Mateo CA 94401-3904                             San Jose CA 95113-2429
 than the 15th of the month preceding
 publication (e.g., May 15th for the June
 issue). All content is subject to editing.          LAW LIBRARY NEWS
 SMCBA events are also published in the
                                                     NEW LAW LIBRARY HOURS!
 San Francisco Daily Journal and the San
                                                       Effective October 1, 2004, San Mateo County Law Library hours are
 Francisco Recorder.
                                                       Monday-Thursday, 8am to 8pm
 SMCBA Member Ads Rates
                                                       Friday, 8am to 5pm; Saturday, 12pm to 4pm
 Classified Ads:
   Up to 40 words ......................... $40        CLOSED Sunday
   Up to 20 additional words ........ $55
   Words after 60,.................... $1 each       HOLIDAY GIFTS AND YEAR END TAX PLANNING!
                                                       The San Mateo County Law Library is pleased to offer gift-giving programs to remember loved
                                                       ones or honor colleagues. Your gift is a lasting tribute and directly benefits the Law Library.
 Display Ad: 2" h x 2 1/2":
                                                       Donations to the Law Library are tax deductible under IRS Code 170(c)(1). Please call Karen
   1 Month .................................. $100     M. Lutke, 650.363.4913, for further details.
   2 Months ................................ $180
   3 Months ................................ $250

 Display Ad 3 1/2" h x 2 1/2":
   1 Month .................................. $125
   2 Months ................................ $230
   3 Months ................................ $325

 Non-Member Ad rates available on request.

 San Mateo County Bar Association                                    of Personal Injury & Business Litigation by an
 303 Bradford Street, Suite B                                        Experienced Mediator/26 year Trial Attorney.
 Redwood City, CA 94063

 Phone:      650.298.4030
 Fax:        650.368.3892
Here-Say                                                                                                                                  November 2004

  Tuesday, December 2, 2004                            Tuesday, December 14, 2004, 7:30–8:30 am
  Redwood City Law Library, 12:15 pm                    Doubletree, Burlingame
BARRISTERS                                              The Estate Planners’ Round Table meets the
  Monday, December 6, 2004, Noon                        second Tuesday of each month. For more
                                                        information, contact James D. Palmer, Esq.
  Fox Shjeflo Wohl & Hartley LLP, 2000                  650.367.1771
  Alameda De Las Pulgas, Suite 250 San
  Mateo. At this brown bag, noon lunch               SAN MATEO COUNTY LEGAL SECRETARIES
  meeting, the Barristers will hold elections          December 14, 2004, No Host Cocktails 6
  for next year’s board and lay out our plan           pm, Dinner 6:30 pm
  for the Barristers for 2005. We encourage
  anyone who is interested in participating in          Arrivederci Restaurant, 487 Seaport Court,
  Barristers’ planning to join us.                      Redwood City

  The first Barrister’s meeting of 2005 will            The SMCLSA’s December meeting will be
  be on January 10 at Fox Shjeflo Wohl &                the Associations’ annual Holiday celebration,
  Hartley LLP.                                          and “King Boss” the Hon. Quentin Kopp
                                                        will serve as master of ceremonies.
  Save The Date! The Barristers’ Annual
  Meet and Greet, will be held on February              The Association has chosen The San Mateo
  3, 2005. This is a great opportunity for new          County “Children’s Fund Advisory Council”
  and existing members of the Bar to tour the           for its annual charitable donation. The
  Courthouse and Meet the Judges of the San             Association will make a monetary donation
  Mateo County Superior Court. Additional               and the members and guests will be bringing
  information will be provided in the January           unwrapped toys for the children. Mr. Al
  Here-Say.                                             Teglia of the Children’s Fund will be on
                                                        hand to receive the gifts.
  Friday, December 10, 2004, Noon                       There will also be an ornament exchange.
                                                        Each attendee is asked to bring a wrapped
  San Mateo Marriott                                    ornament and Judge Kopp will act as Santa
                                                        to distribute the ornaments.
  The Family Law Section Annual Holiday
  Luncheon Friday December 10th at the San              The restaurant is offering 4 entrees for
  Mateo Marriot from noon to 1:30. Please               this event and the price is $42 per person,
  contact Colleen Passmore at cpassmore@nor             tax and tip included. Prepaid reservations for details or invitation.
                                                                                 See Events on page 4

                   TAKE NOTICE!
                   John Golden will relocate his offices effective December 1st to the Borel Bank Building in San Mateo. The new address and
                   telephone number will be Basye & Golden, 160 Bovet Road, Suite 305, San Mateo, CA 94402. Telephone: 650.345.3650;
                   Facsimile: 650.345.3656.
                  Larry Langley has moved to Arizona and established a new office in Scottsdale under the name Law Offices of Larry D.
  Langley. The firm is located at 8179 N. 86th Place, Suite 202, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Telephone number 480 609-9616; Fax 480.609.9620; cell
  480.239.1679; email
  Christopher J. Shenfield is pleased to announce the opening of his law office, specializing in real estate, litigation, collections and personal injury.
  His new office is located at 500 Airport Boulevard, Suite 100, Burlingame, CA 94010. Telephone number 650.579.6674; Fax 650.579-0650;
  Kristi Cotton Spence is pleased to announce the opening of her Family Law Office specializing in mediations and negotiated settlements. Her new
  office is located at 1777 Borel Place, Suite 204, San Mateo. Telephone number 650.350.1110; Fax 650.350.1116.

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Events from page 3                               excellent speaker in Kristine Cazzad,                          Cost: Do not prepay! Bring payment to
                                                 Assistant Chief Counsel, Property Tax                          meeting! $25 for SMCBA. Includes 1.5
                                                 Division, California Board of Equalization.                    Hours Substantive Law MCLE Credit.
  required, and the deadline for receipt of
                                                 Kristine may be joined that day by Betty                       Call or email or write Walt Shjeflo at
  reservations is December 7, 2004. Contact
                                                 Yee who is either now nominated or about                       650-341-2900 or or
  Tanya Tate at 650.596.8804 for further
                                                 to be appointed or something close to that                     2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 250, San
                                                 to the Board of Equalization as the Member                     Mateo, 94403. To reach the Elks Lodge
WOMEN LAWYERS’ HOLIDAY LUNCHEON                  for our district. Betty Yee is to replace                      from Highway 92, take the exit for El
 December 13, 2004, Noon                         Carole Migden who was recently elected to                      Camino Real South, turn right (west) off of
                                                 the Senate.                                                    El Camino Real onto 20th Avenue and it is
  John Bentley’s, 2915 El Camino Real,                                                                          on the third block on your left.
  Redwood City                                   This will also be our section Holiday Party so
                                                 come and have some fun with your colleagues.                                                     See Events on page 5
  Make your reservations NOW for a very
  special holiday party hosted by the Women
  Lawyers’ Section. We’ll have many exciting
  raffle and door prizes to benefit the Women
  Lawyers’ Educational Foundation. Good
  food, great fun, and a worthy cause.
  Reserve now by mailing your checks payable
  to “SMCBA” for $35 per person to Linda
  Noeske, Co-Chair Women Lawyers’ Section,
  939 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070.
  Indicate your choice of Wild salmon, Angus
  Hamburger or Cheeseburger, or Chinese
  Chicken Salad on your checks. Limited
  seating available so reserve now. Deadline
  is December 8th. Call Linda or Marie at
  650.593.3117 for more information.                                        Welcome SMCBA members
  Thursday, December 16, 2004, Noon
  Foster City
  The Peninsula La Raza Lawyers Association                                       Mention your membership and
  Christmas Party will be at the home of                                            receive a 15% discount
  Cathy Rincon, 141 Shooting Star Isle in
  Foster City on Thursday, December 16th                                   Offset Printing                           Business cards
  at noon. For more information please call
  Chris Morales at 650.366.6789.                                            Digital Color                               Letterhead
EST PLNG/PROBATE MEETING & PARTY                                            Digital B/W                                 Envelopes
  Friday, December 17, 2004, Noon
  Elk’s Lodge, 229 West 20th Ave., San Mateo                           High speed duplicating                      Mailing services
  Property Tax and Decedents and                                                            Layout and design
  Conservatees - Like the title subject in
  the Star Trek episode, “The Trouble with
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Events from page 4                                     cases and laws of 2004 brought to us by         1 Hour Substantive Law MCLE Credit.
                                                       Keith Bartel of Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll,     Call or email or write Walt Shjeflo at 650-
2005 INSTALLATION RECEPTION                            Thompson and Horn. Keith has been               341-2900 or or 2000
  Friday, January 21, 2005                             giving variations of this program for years     Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 250, San
                                                       and it is polished and information rich.        Mateo, 94403. To reach the Elks Lodge
  Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club
                                                                                                       from Highway 92, take the exit for El
                                                       This is one not to be missed as it is a         Camino Real South, turn right (west) off of
  Details coming soon.
                                                       painless method of staying up to date.          El Camino Real onto 20th Avenue and it is
EST PLNG/PROBATE SECTION                                                                               on the third block on your left.
                                                       We will meet at the Elk’s Lodge, 229 West
  Thursday, January 13, 2005, Noon
                                                       20th Avenue in San Mateo. Cost: Do not        FUNKY CREDIT DAY X
  Elks Lodge, 229 West 20th Ave., San Mateo            prepay! Bring payment to meeting! $25 for       Friday, January 28, 2005
                                                       SMCBA .
  Secrets From The Vault - The significant                                                             Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Burlingame,
                                                                                                       9 am – 4:45 pm
                                                                                                       Attention MCLE Compliance Group 3
                                                                                                       (N-Z, /1/02-1/31/05) and all others seeking
                                                                                                       those hard to find “funky” MCLE credits!
                                                                                                       This year’s Funky Credit Day is Friday,
                                A    FRA
                                AUTO FRAUD                                                             January 28, 2005 and offers 3.5 hours in
                                                                                                       Legal Ethics, 1.0 hour of Elimination of
                                                                                                       Bias and 1.0 of Substance Abuse. Register
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                     *Lemon Law
                     *Repossession/Late Payments
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           against the dealer and/or lender.

           Our experience has shown that when we get a client complaining about a
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           car, if purchased from a dealer within the last 3 years, many times we get a
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              21ST ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL
                      We’re thrilled to have the following 13 High Schools
                            participating in this year’s competition:
                                          NORTH COUNTY SCHOOLS:
                  Burlingame, El Camino, Mills, South San Francisco, Terra Nova, and Westmoor.
                                            SOUTH COUNTY SCHOOLS:
              Aragon, Carlmont, Eastside Prep, Hillsdale, Menlo School, Sacred Heart, and San Mateo.

                With so many schools participating, we need between 75 and
                       100 participants to judge and score the trials!
 This program cannot not happen without your participation - please help keep this important Mock Trial tradition
alive and well! Gourmet box lunches will be provided. Contact Karen Gotelli at 650.802.3115 or karen.gotelli@weil.
  com to sign up to participate. If you have any questions about the program, you may contact John Heron (Mock
 Trial Coordinator) at 408.836.8424 or email at” All participants will be recognized in the
                                       Here-Say and in the Law Day Program.

                                           Competition Schedule
                          ROUND ONE, TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2005, 5:30 AND 7:30 P.M.
                     (6 attorneys at 5:30, 6 attorneys at 7:30; 3 judges at 5:30, 3 judges at 7:30)
                          ROUND TWO, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005, 5:30 AND 7:30 P.M.
                     (6 attorneys at 5:30, 6 attorneys at 7:30; 3 judges at 5:30, 3 judges at 7:30)
                            ROUND THREE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 5:30 AND 7:30 P.M.
                     (6 attorneys at 5:30, 6 attorneys at 7:30; 3 judges at 5:30, 3 judges at 7:30)
                               SEMI FINALS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2005, 5:30 P.M.
                                                (12 attorneys, 4 judges)
                            SOUTH COUNTY COURTHOUSE (REDWOOD CITY)
                         ROUND ONE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2005, 5:30 AND 7:30 P.M.
                     (8 attorneys at 5:30, 6 attorneys at 7:30; 4 judges at 5:30, 3 judges at 7:30)
                         ROUND TWO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005, 5:30 AND 7:30 P.M.
                     (8 attorneys at 5:30, 6 attorneys at 7:30; 4 judges at 5:30, 3 judges at 7:30)
                       ROUND THREE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2005, 5:30 AND 7:30 P.M.
                     (8 attorneys at 5:30, 6 attorneys at 7:30; 4 judges at 5:30, 3 judges at 7:30)
                                 FINALS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005, 5:30 P.M.
                                                 (8 attorneys, 2 judges)
  On behalf of the San Mateo County Bar Association, the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers and our Bench, thank you in
                        advance for your assistance in continuing to make this program a success.

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Nominations from page 1                           Bar Services from page 1
                                                                                                               REFERRAL FEE$
 Peter G. Riechert in 2002; and Bernard T.        Good Guys is again offering up to a 10%
 Cotter in 2003.                                    discount on selected merchandise. See the
                                                    flyer enclosed with this issue of the Here-Say.
 If there is an individual that you deem
 worthy for either of the Memorial Awards         AAA Holiday Gift Memberships! Looking for
 please submit your nomination to me                a cool holiday gift? All SMCBA members
 either via e-mail at or        can give a membership in California State
 at my office P.O. Box 5787, 900 Veterans           Automobile Association and AAA will
 Blvd, Suite 600 Redwood City, CA 94063.            waive the $17 enrollment fee! For more
 You can also call me at 368-4662. To               information, or to take advantage of this
 facilitate the Award’s Committee review of         offer, which is good only until December
 the nominees a summary of the nominee’s            31, 2004, call Mike Talcott at AAA,
 accomplishments that you believe merit             650.572.5632
 the award would be appreciated. All
                                                  Hertz Corporation offers a 10% discount on
 of the nominees will be given careful
                                                    Standard Daily, Weekend and Weekly
 consideration by the Awards Committee
                                                    rates - and more! Call 640.298.4017 for a
 and the information submitted with
                                                    membership card.
 respect to a nominee shall be retained by
 the Awards Committee for consideration           Provident Central Credit offers free membership!
 in future years.                                   When you become a credit union member,
                                                    you’re really joining a financial cooperative.
 Please submit your nominations by no
                                                    Together, you and your fellow members pool
 later than Friday, December 10 and
                                                    your savings (called “shares”) in order to offer
 thank you in advance for taking the
                                                    loans, savings dividends and financial services
 time to consider our members whose
                                                    to other members. Unlike banks, where
 accomplishments merit special recognition.
                                                    profits are paid to stockholders, your credit
 Peter G. Riechert                                  union’s “profits” are returned to you, and to
                                                    your fellow members, in the form of better
 Chairman Awards Committee                          rates, lower fees and superior service. For a
                                                    membership application call 640.298.4017
                                                    for a membership application.
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                                                    Burlingame offers a 15% discount upon
                                                    mention of your SMCBA membership!
                                                    Contact Mark Jaffe at ColorPrint,
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LOOKING FOR A RADIO CAREER???                        If you would like to volunteer to be            If your firm qualifies and you’d like to be
  Chuck Finney, San Mateo Deputy                     on either phone bank call Georgia               listed on our website as an SMCBA sponsor,
  District Attorney, Consumer Protection             at 650.696.2516 or Nancy de Ita at              send an email to SMCountyBar@smcba.
  Division, produces a Legal Talk Show every         650.347.0132 for directions and to give us      org or call Vicki Robinson at 650.298.4018
  Wednesday night on KALW, a non-profit              the dates convenient for you over the next      with the number of attorneys in your
  radio station on FM 91.7 at 7:00 pm. This          few months. Your name will be mentioned         firm and your firm’s website. To date, the
  is great advertising opportunity for our           on the air several times during the day you     following firms are listed on our website as
  volunteers as well as a great pro bono service     will be answering phones.                       sponsors:
  to the community.
                                                     Priority for panelists will be given to       • Aaronson, Dickerson, Cohn & Lanzone
  The second Wednesday evening of each               attorneys who are regular volunteers on
                                                     the phone bank. If you have an idea           • Anderlini, Finkelstein, Emerick & Smoot
  month features three panelists who are
  certified legal specialists. Mr. Finney also       for a program, contact Chuck Finney at        • Branson, Brinkop, Griffith & Strong, LLP
  needs four attorneys who are certified legal       650.363.4097.
  specialists in any subject to answer calls                                                       • Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson &
                                                   BE AN SMCBA SPONSOR!                              Horn
  from the public simultaneously from 6:45
                                                     If your law firm has five or more attorneys
  pm to 8:30 pm the second Wednesday of                                                            • Corey, Luzaich, Pliska, de Ghetaldi &
                                                     and your firm has 100% membership in the
  each month.                                                                                        Nastari, LLP
                                                     SMCBA, your firm is entitled to be listed
  The fourth Wednesday evening of each               on our website as an SMCBA Sponsor!           • Cotchett, Pitre, Simon & McCarthy
  month Mr. Finney moderates a program on            As a “thank you” for your support of the
  various legal subjects and needs four San          SMCBA through your membership dues, we        • Farbstein & Blackman
  Mateo County Bar attorneys who practice            will list your firm name - and link to your
  any area of law (specialization not required)      firm’s website if you have one.
  to answer phones from the public.                                                                                         See Sponsor on page 9

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Sponsor from page 8                                2005 COURT AND SMCBA HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

• Flicker & Kerrin, LLP                             Monday, Jan. 17 .....Martin Luther King, Jr.        Monday, Sept. 5 ......................... Labor Day
• Fox, Shjeflo, Wohl, Newkold & Hartley,            Friday, Feb. 11.........Lincoln’s Birthday Day      Monday, Oct. 10 .................Columbus Day
                                                    Monday, Feb. 21 ................. President’s Day   Friday, Nov. 11 ....................... Veterans Day
• The Hannig Law Firm, LLP
                                                    Thursday, March 31 ....... Cesar Chavez Day         Thursday, Nov.24 ........... Thanksgiving Day
• The Hanson Family Law Group, LLP
                                                    Monday, May 30 ..................Memorial Day       Friday, Nov. 25 ...... Day After Thanksgiving
• Howard, Rome, Martin & Ridley
                                                    Monday, July 4 .............. Independence Day      Monday, Dec. 26................. Christmas Day
• McDowall, Cotter, Vale, Bracco & Kelly,
• McGlashan & Sarrail
• Ropers, Majeski, Kohn& Bentley
• Ross, Hackett, Dowling, Valencia & Walti
  Remember, new SMCBA members pay
  no dues for the first 12 months and the
  application is available on our website at
  So sign up those non-members now and
  become a Sponsor!

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                             What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2004 in Review
           A Program you must attend to practice successfully in the New Year! If your practice includes any
          civil cases, you need to know about the 2004 judicial decisions and statutes that affect tort liability and
           civil procedure, as well as cases pending in the California Supreme Court. Our panelists will include
                                    Craig Needham, Jeanine Strong and Sharon Arkin.

Date:     Thursday, January 20, 2005                                This activity has been approved for Minimum
                                                                    Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of
Time:     5:30 p.m. - Registration                                  California in the amount of 3.5 hours of which 1.0 hours
          6:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Program                          will apply to legal ethics. SMCBA certifies that this
Place:    The Westin – San Francisco Airport                        activity conforms to the standards for approved education
          1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, CA                      activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the
                                                                    State Bar of California governing minimum continuing
MCLE: 3.5 Hours, of which 1.0 will apply to legal                   legal education. SMCBA will retain your records for this
      ethics                                                        activity.
Price*:   $ 90.00 - SMCTLA/SMCBA Members
                                                                    All Attorneys Welcome! For Further Details call Sally
          $110.00 - Non-Members
                                                                    Milnor at 408.984.7179 or email
*(Price includes: Buffet Dinner & comprehensive syllabus)

                                                     Registration Form

Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SBN # ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Firm Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Telephone # ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                   Please send check, payable to:
                                                         c/o Sally Milnor
                                                        2935 Aspen Drive
                                                  Santa Clara, CA 95051-6101

Here-Say                                                                                                                                             December 2004

                                                                                                              “No shows” and cancellations without 48 hours notice
                                                                                                              will be charged for any luncheon costs.

• Event details are also published on SMCBA website http://www.smcba.

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• To include your event on this calendar, email no                            LIBRARY TRUSTEES
  later than the 15th of the month preceding month of publication.                                  RWC Law Library
• SMCBA events notices are sent to the Daily Journal and Recorder,                                  12:15 pm
  published as space permits.

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                         BARRISTERS                                                                                         FAMILY LAW
                         Fox, Shjeflo                                                                                       Radisson Villa Hotel
                         Noon                                                                                               Noon

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                                                  ESTATE PLANNERS’ RT
                                                  Doubletree, Burlingame                            PEN LA RAZA             EST PNG
                         WOMEN LAWYERS
                                                  7:30 – 8:30 am                                    Foster City             Elks Lodge
                                                  SMCLSA                                            Noon                    Noon
                                                  Arrivederci, RWC
                                                  6 pm

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                                                                                                                             Courts & SMCBA Closed

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                                                                                                                             Courts & SMCBA Closed

  BARRISTERS CORNER                                           who is interested in participating in Barristers’
                                                              planning to join us.
                                                                                                                         of the San Mateo County Superior Court.
                                                                                                                         Additional information will be provided in
                                                                                                                         the January Here-Say.
                                                              Our first meeting of 2005 will be on
                                                              January 10 at Fox Shjeflo Wohl & Hartley                 ABOUT THE BARRISTERS
                                                              LLP.                                                       Membership is open to SMCBA members
                                                                                                                         36 years old and younger OR who have been
                                                              The Barristers will be hosting a Holiday                   in practice for 10 years or less. As of this
                                                              Party for the residents of First Step for                  calendar year, all new members meeting these
                                                              Families, part of the Shelter Network
THE BARRISTERS 2004 OFFICERS:                                                                                            criteria are automatically Barrister members.
                                                              organization, on December 15, 2004, from                   The group has traditionally performed
  President - Scott MacInnes
                                                              6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We are looking for 10                     philanthropic services for the community;
  Vice President - Melissa Holmes
                                                              volunteers to help us out with the party.                  provided a support network for new attorneys;
  Secretary - Amanda Riddle
                                                              To volunteer, for more information, or to                  sponsored special events for new admittees,
  Treasurer - Melissa Karlsten
                                                              share your planning ideas, please contact                  community toy drives, volunteer services for
  The next Barristers meeting will be on Monday               Amanda Riddle at                          the Special Olympics. We encourage all new
  December 6 at Fox Shjeflo Wohl & Hartley                                                                               attorneys to join us and reap the rewards of
                                                              Save The Date! The Barristers’ Annual
  LLP 2000 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Suite 250                                                                              being part of this exciting organization. For
                                                              Meet and Greet, will be held on February
  San Mateo. At this brown bag, noon lunch                                                                               more information on the Barristers contact
                                                              3, 2005. This is a great opportunity for
  meeting, the Barristers will hold elections for                                                                        Scott MacInnes at 650.343.6400, or e-mail
                                                              new and existing members of the Bar to
  next year’s board and lay out our plan for the                                                               
                                                              tour the Courthouse and Meet the Judges
  Barristers for 2005. We encourage anyone

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303 Bradford Street, Suite B
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-4230 / Fax (650) 368-3892

December 2004 Here-Say Newsletter

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