The Appellate Law Section has monthly meetings. Most meetings take place in the John Gabbert Gallery at the RCBA building. During the meetings we matters of interest to the appellate bar, including proposed rule changes, trends in the Supreme Courts (of both California and the United States), appellate procedures, and other matters of interest to local practitioners.
The Business Law Section provides valuable information regarding the practice of both transactional business law and business law litigation. Upcoming programs we are considering include marketing (the business side of law), Obamacare, managing an online reputation, and employment law for the small to mid-size business.
The Civil Litigation Section meets at noon on the first Tuesday of each month in the John Gabbert Gallery of the RCBA Building for a brown-bag lunch. Programs feature a bench-and-bar format, aimed at providing our local practitioners with helpful tips and guidance regarding everyday litigation topics.
The Criminal Law Section is for lawyers interested in the practice of criminal law. The section meets quarterly to sponsor meetings with speakers relevant to criminal law practitioners.
The Environmental Law Sections of the Riverside and San Bernardino County Bar Associations provide local-area attorneys with both MCLE and a forum for discussion of topical issues related to the environment.
The Estate Planning, Probate, and Elder Law Section provides topical presentations, usually on the third Wednesday of each month (excepting summer months).
Family Law section meetings are usually on the third Tuesday of the month. Attorneys who practice family law and the judicial officers from the Riverside Family Law Court are often guest speakers.
The goal of the Human Rights Section is to educate lawyers and others about such matters as human trafficking, child slavery, civil rights, political incarceration, and related topics and to provide an opportunity for attorneys to become involved.
The goal of the Immigration Section is to supply practical information and to develop agency contacts so that the practitioner will not only know how to solve a client’s problem, but have the contacts to make the solution happen quickly.
The Landlord/Tenant Section of the RCBA meets eight times a year jointly with the San Bernardino County Bar Association section. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month in January through May and September through November.
The Solo/Small Firm Section focuses on topics and speakers that cater to the unique needs and interests of the solo practitioner and those in small firms. The section meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month.