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Recap: Spring Fling 2023

Community. Camaraderie. Commitment. The SCCBA Spring Fling, held on March 23 was a heartfelt evening filled with bright moments of conversation and laughter. Members and guests were welcomed with blue skies and warm sun at the Paradox Hotel in downtown Santa Cruz. Board President Aaron Mohamed...
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MCLE Speaker Spotlight: Alison Buchanan

03/14/2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. "Ethical Issues with Virtual Remote Work" presented by Alison Buchanan via Zoom. Alison Buchanan is a shareholder with Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc., in San Jose, California, where she serves as the firm’s General Counsel and chairs the firm’s...
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Bench Bar Meeting: February 1, 2023

Rick Gazipura, SCCBA Director at Large and Bench Bar Liaison, submits his report from the Bench Bar meeting. 2/1/2023 Bench Bar Meeting Notes: Assignments starting March 13, 2022 Judge Guy will be moving to felonies in Dept 3 Judge Vinluan will be moving to Juvenile Court Judge Cogliati in Dept...
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President’s Message: Aaron Mohamed, January 2023

By Aaron Mohamed Dear Fellow Bar Members: Welcome to the practice of law in Santa Cruz County, in 2023. I am happy to be serving as this year's President of the Bar Association.  This brief message is meant to provide an update as to what the Bar Association...
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MCLE Speaker Spotlight: Dana Scruggs

02/28/2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. "Calculating Damages in Plaintiff's Personal Injury" presented by Dana Scruggs at El Palomar Restaurant, 1336 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz. This will be our first in-person MCLE luncheon in approximately three years! Dana Scruggs is recognized by associates and opposing attorneys, as...
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President’s Message: Mark Johannessen, December 2022

By Mark Johannessen These last few years have been challenging for the bar association. I started my Presidency entering the second year of the pandemic. Under the leadership of past President Eric Nelson, we made the necessary organizational cuts to allow the association to survive financially,...
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