Spring Symposium

Spring Symposium

Tenth Annual Spring Symposium

Preservation Park  |  Niles Room  |  668 13th Street, Oakland  |  THURSDAY, May 9, 2019

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12:00 p.m. Sign In and Boxed Lunches

1:00 p.m.


Carolyn West, Esq., Partner, Horton West & Bowman LLP, Oakland, CA

James A. Mittelberger, MD, Chair, California POLST Taskforce

Russ D. Granich, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Hospice of the East Bay, Oakland, CA

Use of the POLST in advance care planning

The panel will discuss the purpose and use of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form in advance health care planning, and how estate planning attorneys can help clients explore and express their wishes for end-of -life care.

2:00 p.m.





Patrick A. Kohlmann, Esq., Partner, Temmerman Cilley & Kohlmann, San Jose, CA

California’s New Decanting Act – Wine or Vinegar?

This program will review California’s recently enacted version of the Uniform Trust Decanting Act.  Effective January 1, 2019, California will permit “decanting”. Decanting refers to the power to modify an existing trust, either by changing the terms of that trust or by distributing property from that trust to a second trust. The speaker will discuss when and how to decant and the benefits of decanting.  This program will also include a discussion of the risks and pitfalls practitioners may experience when using decanting in their practice, and how to oppose a proposal to decant.

3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.

Emily Doskow, Esq., Attorney, Oakland, CA

Mindfulness for the Legal Mind: Tools to Increase Competence and Wellbeing

Emily Doskow, East Bay family law attorney, author and mindfulness teacher with Warrior One and Mindfulness Over Matters, will lead this interactive program that will provide you with an understanding of mindfulness, instruction in mindfulness meditation, practical mindfulness exercises, and ways to apply mindfulness to your law practice.  This presentation qualifies for one hour of MCLE in Competence Issues.

3 hours of MCLE and Specialization Credit Approved, Including 1 Hour of Competence Issues

Please complete the registration form and mail it with your check payable to EBTEL no later than April 27, 2019 to:

EBTEL, P.O. Box 29321, Oakland, CA 94604-9321 or register below now.

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