ACLL Events & News - January 12, 2022

Bernard E. Witkin Law Library Alameda County

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ACLL Events & News

January 12, 2022


legal evolution

Legal Evolution: Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in the Law

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

12 - 1

1 hour MCLE

Virtual program, no cost

Program description

In the words of former GE CEO, Jack Welch, “If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.”  This CLE covers how technology has changed the practice of law and how we can (and should) use analytics to our transactional and litigation advantage.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Review the ethical rules pertaining to legal research.

• Examine how analytics have changed our application of model rules of professional responsibility.

• Understand new technology “buzzwords”.

• Understand how analytics and artificial intelligence are applied in both professional and legal worlds.

• Examine how to use and apply analytics in a legal case.

About the Speaker

Stephan Shields graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 2016 with his Juris Doctorate, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies and Philosophy from the University of Toledo. He joined LexisNexis in 2018, where he provides training, research assistance, and CLE classes to the west coast and Pacific territories.

Offered by LexisNexis

Program flyer available HERE

Advance registration required: register via Eventbrite by noon the day before the program to receive a link.

*CLE is approved or in the process of approval for 60 minutes of CLE credit. The type of credit allowed will be determined by the state governing MCLE Board.


bay area legal aid

Tenants’ Rights, Eviction Moratorium, and COVID-19 Rental Assistance

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 

12 - 1

Virtual event

No cost, No MCLE credit

Program Description

An attorney from Bay Area Legal Aid will present legal information on the following topics:

  • Tenants’ rights under the Alameda County Eviction Moratorium
  • Eviction rights and procedures
  • COVID-19 rental assistance

About the Speaker

Lisa Greif is a Supervising Attorney with Bay Area Legal Aid's Alameda County Housing Unit. She has over 17 years of experience in affordable housing preservation and she has represented individuals and tenant associations in numerous cases, including eviction defense, Section 8 termination hearings, and fair housing enforcement.

About Bay Area Legal Aid

Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal assistance to low-income tenants only. They cannot guarantee that an attorney will represent you in your case, but they will provide advice and referrals to those who qualify for their services. Free legal advice, referrals, and representation available at:

Bay Area Legal Aid

Program flyer available HERE

Advance registration required: register via Eventbrite by noon the day before the program to receive a program link.


Estate Planning 101

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
12 – 1

1 hour MCLE

Virtual program, No cost

Program Description
HERA (Housing & Economic Rights Advocates) staff attorneys will explain key concerns and key documents that will help you address handling your belongings and your health the way you want to. 

Those documents include:

  •  Living trust
  •  Will
  •  Power of attorney
  •  Advance health care directive
  • Transfer on death documents for certain kinds of accounts

About the Speakers

Irene Zhu is a Staff Attorney at HERA, focusing on estate planning and educational workshops. Prior to joining HERA, Ms. Zhu worked with clients of diverse backgrounds in estate planning and immigration law at private firms. Her most recent experience at the US Attorney’s Office ignited her passion for serving the public. An immigrant herself, she is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and is familiar with obstacles faced by first-generation immigrants.

Kendra Bowen is a Senior Attorney at HERA, focusing her practice solely on estate planning - the legal work necessary to prevent probate. As a California native, Kendra receives great satisfaction in using the law to help other California residents avoid the time consuming, costly, and disruptive probate process. Ms. Bowen guides her clients through the estate planning process in a fun and efficient way, and her positive approach and knowledge of estate planning law ensures that each client makes the right decisions for their estate and family. Having completed thousands of estate plans, Ms. Bowen feels as if she has worked through nearly every possible family and estate situation, including her own journey with now two deceased parents. Ms. Bowen has been with HERA since 2017 and maintained her own private practice prior to joining HERA.

Program flyer available HERE

Advance registration required: register via Eventbrite by noon the day before the program to receive a program link.


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