Upcoming Events

IP for Non-IP Lawyers

Why IP? Critical Copyright, Trademark & Patent Law!

Finally, a Seminar for Non-Intellectual Property Lawyers.

1 Hour MCLE Credit

March 28, 2019

Lunch 12:00-12:30 p.m. / Presentation 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Community Justice Center

2620 Col. Durham St., Seaside, CA

MCWLA Members & Law Students: $30.00

Not-Yet-Members: $45.00

Lunch included in price

Stop overlooking critical deal-making intellectual property law – and gain California CLE Credit – with this presentation by Dana Brody-Brown of Hoge Fenton on the topic of IP law for non-IP Lawyers. How often do we use intellectual property language without understanding how it impacts us, especially given the uncertainties of this specialized area? Every employment contract, settlement agreement, & basic business/non-profit/government agency use this language without a strong understanding of its long-lasting impact. Jaachynma N.E. Agu said: “Knowledge is very vital in life`s transformation and transition.”

In this seminar, we will discuss the basic principle of copyright and trademark law – and even sprinkle in critical patent law concepts: the basics of the right to be attributed, the value of nonsensical representations, and the idea of being first. Specific techniques to protect your client – whether a business owner, an employer, or a party to a settlement – will be provided.

Register via email to KBrown@kaglaw.net and mail your payment (checks payable to MCWLA) to Kari Brown at 24591 Silver Cloud Court, Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940.

Payment must be received prior to event. No cancellations.

Space is limited. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

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Presented in conjunction with the Monterey County Bar Association, a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

For more information, please email MCWLA at admin@mcwla.org or call call Crystal Gaudette at (831) 373-7500


Effectively Using Social Media in Investigations

Presentation by Rebecca Stuart, WSGR

1 Hour MCLE Credit

April 25, 2019

Community Justice Center

2620 Col. Durham St., Seaside, CA

Lunch 12:00-12:30 p.m. / Presentation 12:30-1:30 p.m.

MCWLA Members & Law Students: $30.00

Not-Yet-Members: $45.00

Lunch included in price

Register via email to KBrown@kaglaw.net and mail your payment (checks payable to MCWLA) to Kari Brown at 24591 Silver Cloud Court, Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940.

Payment must be received prior to event. No cancellations.

Space is limited. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

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Presented in conjunction with the Monterey County Bar Association, a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

For more information, please email MCWLA at admin@mcwla.org or call call Crystal Gaudette at (831) 373-7500


How to Become a Judge: A Panel Discussion by Monterey County Superior Court Judges

1 Hour MCLE Credit

May 23, 2019

Join MCWLA for an afternoon discussion with a panel of local judges, tentatively to include: The Honorable Marla Anderson, the Honorable Andrew Liu, the Honorable Susan Matcham, and The Honorable Mark Hood, who will share their respective experiences in becoming Monterey County Superior Court judges.

This panel discussion will cover the judges' unique backgrounds that got them to where they are today; items to consider when thinking about a career on the bench; tips for taking the next step to pursuing a judicial career - either by election or appointment; and more.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to interact with our local bench!

Community Justice Center

2620 Col. Durham St., Seaside, CA

Lunch 12:00-12:30 p.m. / Presentation 12:30-1:30 p.m.

MCWLA Members & Law Students: $30.00

Not-Yet-Members: $45.00

Lunch included in price

Register via email to KBrown@kaglaw.net and mail your payment (checks payable to MCWLA) to Kari Brown at 24591 Silver Cloud Court, Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940.

Payment must be received prior to event. No cancellations.

Space is limited. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

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Presented in conjunction with the Monterey County Bar Association, a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

For more information, please email MCWLA at admin@mcwla.org or call call Crystal Gaudette at (831) 373-7500


MCWLA's Third Annual Family-Friendly Mixer

Summer 2019 (Date TBA)

At My Museum

425 Washington Street, Monterey, CA

5:30 - 7:30 pm

All legal community members & their families are welcome!

Pizza, snacks, wine, and other drinks included


Continuing Education Opportunity (Topic TBA)

1 Hour MCLE Credit

August 22, 2019

Community Justice Center

2620 Col. Durham St., Seaside, CA

Lunch 12:00-12:30 p.m. / Presentation 12:30-1:30 p.m.

MCWLA Members & Law Students: $30.00

Not-Yet-Members: $45.00

Lunch included in price

Register via email to KBrown@kaglaw.net and mail your payment (checks payable to MCWLA) to Kari Brown at 24591 Silver Cloud Court, Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940.

Payment must be received prior to event. No cancellations.

Space is limited. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

* * *

Presented in conjunction with the Monterey County Bar Association, a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

For more information, please email MCWLA at admin@mcwla.org or call call Crystal Gaudette at (831) 373-7500


Continuing Education Opportunity (Topic TBA)

1 Hour MCLE Credit

September 26, 2019

Community Justice Center

2620 Col. Durham St., Seaside, CA

Lunch 12:00-12:30 p.m. / Presentation 12:30-1:30 p.m.

MCWLA Members & Law Students: $30.00

Not-Yet-Members: $45.00

Lunch included in price

Register via email to KBrown@kaglaw.net and mail your payment (checks payable to MCWLA) to Kari Brown at 24591 Silver Cloud Court, Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940.

Payment must be received prior to event. No cancellations.

Space is limited. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

* * *

Presented in conjunction with the Monterey County Bar Association, a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

For more information, please email MCWLA at admin@mcwla.org or call call Crystal Gaudette at (831) 373-7500


Continuing Education Opportunity (Topic TBA)

1 Hour MCLE Credit

October 24, 2019

Community Justice Center

2620 Col. Durham St., Seaside, CA

Lunch 12:00-12:30 p.m. / Presentation 12:30-1:30 p.m.

MCWLA Members & Law Students: $30.00

Not-Yet-Members: $45.00

Lunch included in price

Register via email to KBrown@kaglaw.net and mail your payment (checks payable to MCWLA) to Kari Brown at 24591 Silver Cloud Court, Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940.

Payment must be received prior to event. No cancellations.

Space is limited. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

* * *

Presented in conjunction with the Monterey County Bar Association, a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

For more information, please email MCWLA at admin@mcwla.org or call call Crystal Gaudette at (831) 373-7500


Continuing Education Opportunity (Topic TBA)

1 Hour MCLE Credit

November 14, 2019

Community Justice Center

2620 Col. Durham St., Seaside, CA

Lunch 12:00-12:30 p.m. / Presentation 12:30-1:30 p.m.

MCWLA Members & Law Students: $30.00

Not-Yet-Members: $45.00

Lunch included in price

Register via email to KBrown@kaglaw.net and mail your payment (checks payable to MCWLA) to Kari Brown at 24591 Silver Cloud Court, Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940.

Payment must be received prior to event. No cancellations.

Space is limited. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

* * *

Presented in conjunction with the Monterey County Bar Association, a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

For more information, please email MCWLA at admin@mcwla.org or call call Crystal Gaudette at (831) 373-7500


Lady Justice Award Dinner

December 2019

Additional Details TBA

Please see MCWLA's Lady Justice Award page for information regarding award recipient selection criteria and past recipients.

To inquire about submitting an early nomination for the 2019 Lady Justice Lifetime Achievement Award for Legal Advocacy and Community Service, please email MCWLA at admin@mcwla.org.