Jan 26, 2023
2022 Bay Area MCLE Conference a Resounding Success
Jan 26, 2023
By Mee Mee Wong
In November, MCBA hosted the third annual virtual Bay Area MCLE Conference in partnership with the Alameda County Bar Association, California Women Lawyers, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Sonoma County Bar Association, Marin County Women Lawyers and the Bar Association of San Francisco. The conference presented 15 programs, which provided over 920 collective hours of CLE credit to the attendees, who overwhelmingly rated the speakers and program content as outstanding. As always, the conference covered a diverse array of topics, which together provided nearly all the specialty CLE credits the State Bar requires.
We were honored to have four stellar keynote speakers:
- On day one, popular SCOTUS legal analyst Professor Rory Little joined Professor Radhika Rao to discuss the history of reproductive rights, the background leading to the controversial Dobbs decision, and its implications for the future.
- On day two, Professor of Law and Anthropology Arzoo Osanloo spoke on The Crisis in Iran: The Neglected Relationship Between Culture and Rights. She traced the civil laws in Iran to origins in Europe and discussed the parallels between the Iranian legal system and the American legal system. She also discussed why the international legal response to the current protests in Iran has been so muted relative to other international crises.
- On day three, Kim Brown, President of Brady United, discussed gun control in the United States, the challenges it faces, particularly in light of the Supreme Court’s Bruen decision last year, including legislative activity around the country.
Our remaining programs offered many more fascinating topics and speakers:
Thank you to the extraordinary MCLE conference committee, Tiela Chalmers, Sherry Diamond, Morgan Daly, Ahtossa Fullerton, Robert Rosborough, Nestor Schnasse, and Alex Vahdat, for putting on a truly interesting and informative conference.
We also express special appreciation to our conference sponsors, without whom the conference would not have been such a success:
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Liuzzi Murphy Solomon Churton Hale & Winnett
Tyson & Mendes
Prince Law & Mediation
MCBA has recordings of these programs for viewing with no CLE provided. Contact Mee Mee Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.