Thursday, April 28, 2016
The State Bar of California
845 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Earn up to 4.75 hours participatory MCLE credit.
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Program Schedule | Essential Information | Printable Brochure
| Mail/Fax Reg. Form
Registration and Continental Breakfast
|8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Speaker: Jon Ichinaga, DFEH Chief Counsel, Los Angeles
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Emotional Support Animals-Reasonable Accommodations; Best Practices and Challenges
- Domini Pham, DFEH Senior Staff Counsel, Los Angeles
- Servando Sandoval, Partner, Pahl & McKay, San Jose
Moderator: Heidi Palutke, Legal Counsel at California Apartment Association, Sacramento
This panel will addressed a myriad of legal issues, starting with What an Emotional Support
Animal Is? And what the respective legal rights and responsibilities are for a landlord and
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Introduction: Roya S. Ladan, Staff Councel, CA Department of Fair Employment
and Housing, Los Angeles
Keynote Speaker: Tim Iglesias, Fair Employment and Housing,
Residential occupancy standards have been and continue to be an important, complex
and controversial issue for landlords, tenants, their attorneys, legislative bodies, regulatory
agencies and courts, After providing legal and historical background and cultural
context to the residential occupancy standards issue, the presentation will explore
attempts to resolve the controversy.
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
|11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Zoning and Land Use Fair Housing Issues
- T. Peter Pierce, Shareholder Richards, Watson, Gershon, Los Angeles
- Andrea Steinacker, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division,
Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
- Barbara Kautz, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP, Oakland
Moderator: Chris Brancart, Partner, Brancart & Brancart, Loma Mar, CA
This panel will discuss recent developments in Fair Housing cases challenging municipal
zoning and land-use ordinances. It aims to explore the complexity arising out of the
intersection (collision) of local, state and federal laws governing municipal zoning powers.
It is intended for attorneys with some knowledge in field; however, basic concepts will be
introduced at the start of the panel so that all audiences could benefit.
1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
|2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Disparate Impact Discrimination: Criminal Background, Insurance/Housing Choice Vouchers, Credit, Domestic Violence
- Teri Yin, Staff Attorney, Housing Rights Center, Los Angeles
- Chris Brancart, Partner, Brancart & Brancart, Loma Mar, CA
- Paula Pearlman, DFEH Assistant Chief Counsel, Los Angeles
- Chancela Al-Mansour, Executive Director, Housing Rights Center,
- David Elder, Litigation Director, Housing Rights Center, Los Angeles
This panel will provide examples, case studies and scenarios where the use of certain
criteria was argued or could be argued to constitute a fair housing law violation
because of the disparate impact upon people of color, persons with disabilities, women
and women of color. There will be also be a brief hands-on disparate impact training
designed to give advocates a step by step approach to compiling and analyzing data
to build a disparate impact case. It is intended for attorneys and advocates with some
fair housing knowledge but all audiences could benefit from and contribute to the
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
|4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For your convenience, we've provided a printable version of the program brochure, which replicates the information on this web page.
Click here to register online. Please note that online registration will close after April 21, 2016.
Due by April 21, 2016.
- $120 Real Property Law Section Members
- $215 Non-Section Members (includes enrollment in the Real Property Law Section for 2016)
- $55 Government/Non-Profit
- $25 Law Students
In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to The State Bar of California, or credit card information, must be received by Thursday, April 21, 2016.
Click here for the registration form. To register by mail, send to: Program Registration, The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. To register by fax, send form to: Program Registration at 415-538-2368. In order to fax your
registration, credit card information is MANDATORY.
(Photocopies of checks will NOT be accepted.)
Requests must be received in writing by Thursday, April 21, 2016. A $25
processing fee will be charged. Refunds will not be available after
Apirl 21, 2016.
For registration information call 415-538-2508. For information regarding
the program and/or section information call (415) 538-2564. Telephone
registrations will not be accepted.
For special assistance, please call 415-538-2564.
On-site registration is subject to availability. Call to confirm space availability.
The State Bar of California and the Real Property Law Section are approved State Bar of California MCLE providers.