About the Bar Association
Our purpose is to provide local attorneys the opportunity to meet and discuss topics relevant to the practice of criminal law.
The Criminal Law Section of the Napa County Bar Association conducts monthly lunch meetings. Each meeting includes a speaker on a topic involving criminal or juvenile law with an attendant one hour MCLE credit. Meeting topics are typically selected with a thought to the interests of all Section members, and have recently included matters such as juvenile dependency law, forensic video analysis, and investigative techniques. All NCBA members are invited to Section meetings which are noticed on the NCBA calendar and by email.
Our purpose is to provide local attorneys the opportunity to meet and discuss topics relevant to the practice of labor and employment law.
The Employment Law Section of the Napa County Bar Association conducts quarterly lunch meetings. Each meeting includes a speaker on a topic involving labor and employment with an attendant one hour MCLE credit. Meeting topics are typically selected with a thought to the interests of all Section members. All NCBA members are invited to Section meetings which are noticed on the NCBA calendar and by email.
Our purpose is to provide local attorneys the opportunity to meet and discuss topics relevant to the practice of Family Law.
The Family Law Section of the Napa County Bar Association has regular meetings four times per year at 6:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of September, November, January and March. Three meetings during the year include a presentation from one of our own members on a relevant topic or an outside expert such as a vocational examiner, a child custody evaluator or a forensic accountant speaking on their area of expertise. The January meeting generally consists of an update from the bench and an opportunity for family law practitioners to discuss current procedures and policies with the presiding family law judge and commissioners. We purposely include social time at the beginning of our meetings to encourage collegiality among our members. Any attorney practicing family law is encouraged to attend our meetings and MCLE credit is given for attendance at the meetings. A sub-section of the Family Law Section is in the process of putting together a collaborative group practice for Napa County.
Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for real estate practitioners to meet and discuss topics relevant to the practice of real estate law.
The Real Estate Section of the Napa County Bar Association meets once every other month for lunch. (Specific meeting dates and places will be listed periodically on the NCBA calendar page.) Each meeting includes a speaker on a topic involving real estate law. Meeting topics are typically selected with input from all section members. Examples of topics include: landlocked parcels; surveying issues and how they can affect legal interests; options and how to deal with an imperfect exercise; SB 800, the "fix-it" statute for new construction, what it is and how it works; title insurance, new products and policy provisions; erosion control and storm water drainage issues; and, agreed boundaries. Members and non-members are welcome at all section meetings.
Trusts & Estates
Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for trusts and estates practitioners, and practitioners in related areas of practice, to enhance their knowledge of issues relevant to their various practices.
The Trusts & Estates Section of the Napa County Bar Association generally meets quarterly for lunch, with dates and venues varying. At each meeting, the section provides a speaker on a topic of interest to lawyers who practice in this area. Our speakers cover a wide variety of issues in the trusts and estates area, including issues in estate planning, probate, trust administration, charitable giving, federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes and transfer tax issues, valuation, ethics, and current developments. All members of the bar are welcome to attend; there is no specific membership requirement. Announcements of meetings are sent via e-mail to all Napa County Bar Association members.
Napa County Women Lawyers is a legal association, founded in 1982, which welcomes men and women attorneys from all backgrounds. We are a California Women Lawyers' affiliate.
NCWL's purpose is to advance the interests of women in the legal profession and in society at large. Luncheon meetings are held monthly.
As a State Bar approved MCLE provider, most of our meetings provide MCLE credit. Our programs consist of insightful and evocative speakers. Meetings last approximately one hour where members will have the opportunity to meet and network with Napa Valley attorneys and judges.
Dues are $40.00 per year, to defray the cost of meetings, to fund donations to Legal Aid of Napa Valley and, in the past, to support local mock-trial teams from Napa, Vintage and Justin-Siena high schools.
For a schedule of our meetings, please view the calendar.
Please visit our website www.napacountywomenlawyers.com
Or contact us at:
Napa County Women Lawyers
P.O. BOX 10034
Napa, California 94581