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October 2020

ACCTLA Minority Bar Coalition Virtual Mixer

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Featuring: Live DJ - Erika Jacobsen White, ACCTLA Past-President
Mix a cocktail and log in to listen to live house music via Twitch and happy hour mingling via Zoom.
Sponsored by Torres Law Group, Inc. and JAMS our Diversity Sponsor.

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Extraordinary Wealth, Extraordinary Needs? Or Gold-Plated Diapers? Equity Compensation and Child Support

October 8 @ 12:00 pm PDT

Child support is driven by a rigid guideline formula. We all know that. But do minor children ever really need six figures? This question is particularly relevant in the Bay Area, where employees of startups and publicly traded companies in the bio and tech spaces earn extraordinary wealth through equity compensation (stock options, restricted stock, ESOPs, and the like). Under a strict application of the child support guideline formula, this wealth sometimes yields a dazzling amount of child support. This can result in unfairness, especially where rules promulgated by the employer or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) limit the employee’s ability to “cash out” equity compensation.

Scott Lantry will explore also how Courts treat equity compensation when calculating child support, and examine the evidentiary showing required to persuade the Family Court to issue a below-guideline child support award.

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November 2020

Art and Social Justice with Prof Jennie Hirsh

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST

This Conversation will explore art that promotes social justice. Focused on examples drawn from the past 40 years, we will discuss public art commissions, including murals, sculpture, and performance in cities including Philadelphia, New York, and Santa Fe, in the US, as well as selected cities abroad, such as Rio de Janeiro, London, and more. Specifically, we will examine how artists have transformed urban landscapes through programs like Philadelphia's Mural Arts and organizations such as New York City's Creative Time, considering how artists have confronted discrimination based on race, class, and gender orientation.
Led by an expert on modern and contemporary art, Jennie Hirsh, this interactive seminar will highlight how artists have used their vision to raise awareness about social injustices and prejudice through specific art objects, installations, and performative events that combine art and politics with an aim toward effecting change. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of how art can help the viewer understand historical challenges of the past as well as those that continue to undermine justice in the present.

Jennie Hirsh (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College) is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton and Columbia Universities, as well as pre-doctoral fellowships from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Wolfsonian FIU. Hirsh has authored essays on artists including Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Yinka Shonibare, and Regina Silveira, and is co-editor, with Isabelle Wallace, of Contemporary Art and Classical Myth (Ashgate 2011)

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January 2021

Judges’ Night Gala

January 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Rotunda Oakland, 300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA United States
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Sponsorship opportunities available
Contact Mariana Harris at 925-257-4214 or acctriallawyers@gmail.com

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