2016 CABL Conference Agenda

Thursday - April 28

4:00 pm - 6:00pm
Registration - 14th Floor, Placer Foyer

4:30 pm - 6:30pm
2015-2016 Board of Governors Meeting - CABL Suite, Room 1211

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Welcome Reception
Picán, 2295 Broadway at 23rd, Oakland CA
Co-sponsored by the Charles Houston Bar Association and Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California

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Friday - April 29

8:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 10:30am
Seminar 1: Race and the Criminal Justice System: Vision for Tomorrow Placer Room, 14th Floor
Moderator: Deborah Moss-West, Executive Director, Alexander Community Law Center/Santa Clara Law
Aundrea Brown, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County Public Defender's Office
Jennifer Madden, Assistant District Attorney, Alameda County District Attorney's Office
Kwixuan H. Maloof, Deputy Public Defender, Office of the San Francisco Public Defender
Darryl A. Stallworth, The Law Office of Darryl A. Stallworth

10:30am - 12:00pm
Seminar 2: How to Spot a Cover Up – Employment Law
Placer Room, 14th Floor

Sponsor: Miller Law Group
Moderator: Aileen Casanave, Deputy General Counsel, Jiff, Inc.
Achia Swift, Assistant General Counsel - Employment - Sun Edison
April Madison-Ramsey, Senior Counsel - Labor and Employment - Dignity Health

11:30am - 2:00pm
Judicial Luncheon: Legendary Champions of Justice
Dock of the Bay, 1st Floor
Mistress of Ceremony: Justice William Murphy, Jr., California Court of Appeals, 3rd Appellate District
Marla Anderson, Monterey County Superior Court
John Meigs (Ret'd), Los Angeles County Superior Court
Judy Ford (Ret'd), Alameda County Superior Court
Gordon Baranco, Alameda County Superior Court
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2:00pm - 3:30pm
Judicial Section Meeting - CABL Suite, Room 1211

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Seminar 3: 411: Top Legal Cyber Preparedness and Privacy Compliance Tips for California
Lawyers in 2016
Placer Room, 14th Floor

Sponsor: Alston & Bird
Moderator: Jay Ward
Dominique Shelton, Partner, Alston & Bird
Janille C. Corbet, Associate, Alston & Bird
Brianna Kadjo, Associate, Alston & Bird

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Get Your Professional Photo Taken with Photographers @ Large
14th Floor Board Room

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Seminar 4: Strategic Thinking for Advancing your Career
Placer Room, 14th Floor

Sponsor: Major Lindsey Africa Recruiting Firm
Moderator: Kevin L. Nichols, Business Development Executive, RVM Enterprises, Inc.
Merle Vaughn, Partner Recruiter & MLA's Law Firm Diversity Practice Leader, Major Lindsey & Africa
Katharina Wohl, Managing Director of Practice Events- In House Practice Group, Major Lindsey & Africa
Jolen Anderson, SVP Chief Privacy Officer, Visa
Tasha Brown, Executive Director, Business Development, DLA Piper

6:30pm - 9:00pm
CABL President’s Reception
Top of the Bay West, 14th Floor
Honoring all African American Partners, General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel
CABL Past Presidents and the 2015-2016 CABL Board of Directors

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Saturday – April 30

9:00am - 1:00pm
Registration - 14th Floor, Placer Foyer

9:30am - 10:30am
General Membership Meeting and Elections - 14th Floor, Placer Foyer

10:30am - 12:00pm
Seminar 5: Starting and Managing Your Law Firm
Placer Room, 14th Floor

Sponsor: Vernon C. Goins, Shareholder, Goins & Associates, PLC
Moderator: Jason J.M. Ross, Founder and Partner, Knox & Ross Law Group
Verleana D. Green, Founder and Partner, The Law Offices of Verleana D. Green
Zachary Knox, Founder and Partner, Knox & Ross Law Group
Charlene L. Usher, Principal & Managing Attorney, Usher Law Group
Justin L. Ward, The Ward Firm
Asha B. Wilkerson, Founder, The Wilkerson Law Office
Linnea N. Willis, CABL President and Law Office of Linnea N. Willis

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Seminar 6: How to Apply for Non-Judicial Administrative Appointments: A Conversation with Governor's Appointments Secretary, Mona Pasquil, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Placer Room, 14th Floor

Moderator: Linnea N. Willis, President, CABL

6:00pm - 11:00pm
CABL Installation and Awards Gala
Adante Pointer, Emcee
Champagne, Diamonds and Art Reception from 6pm - 7pm with a silent auction
Top of the Bay, 14th Floor
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Congresswoman Barbara Lee
CABL Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr. Robert L. Harris, Former Vice President, PG&E
CABL Hall of Fame

Hon. Diana Becton, Contra Costa County Superior Court
Bernard S. Jefferson Judge of the Year Award

David Kelly, General Counsel, Golden State Warriors
David Cunningham Corporate Community Service Award

100 Black Men of Bay Area, Inc.
David Cunningham Non-profit Community Service Award

Paul Henderson, Legal Analysist and Deputy Chief of Staff & Director of Public Safety, SF Mayor’s Office
Loren D. Miller Lawyer of the Year Award

Margalynne Armstrong & Deborah Moss-West, Santa Clara University School of Law, Center for Social Justice and Public Service
CABL Public Interest Award

Sunday - May 1

Prayer Breakfast - Pavillion Lounge, 1st Floor
Officiant: Honorable Adrionne Beasley

2016-2017 Board of Governors Meeting - CABL Suite, Room 1211
Host: Camille Townsend

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