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  • 20 Dec 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Zibibbo Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA


  • Special price for members

Registration is closed

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Zibibbo Restaurant
430 Kipling Street, Palo Alto 

6:00-7:00 p.m. - Registration/cocktails

7:00 p.m. - Dinner and program


Join us for SVIPLA's holiday dinner  and program at Zibibbo's in Palo Alto - time to visit with your colleagues, earn CLE credit for that hard to get "substance abuse" topic, and maybe win a prize!

$40 - Member; $75 - Non-member; $25 - Student


"Sex, Drugs and Rock-and-Roll - Substance Abuse
and the California Lawyer"


Adjunct Professor Carol M. Langford, USF School of Law, will discuss one of the most sensitive problems troubling legal professionals today – addiction by reviewing the common causes of addiction and contributing factors in addictive behavior, including: the types of  controlled substances and symptoms of abuse; the effects on work and clients; the attorney’s legal obligations when suspecting substance abuse; and treatment resources.


Professor Langford specializes in legal ethics and State Bar disciplinary and admissions matters.  She is also an adjunct professor of legal ethics at U.C. Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.  She provides advice to attorneys, judges, law firms, and corporations. She also serves as a national for the State Bar of California and served as Chair of the California Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, the Law Practice Management and Technology Committee and the Council of Section Chairs. She was also Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association. She was formerly a partner at Carroll, Burdick & McDonough in Walnut Creek, where she was the ethics advisor to the firm and a member of the New Business Committee. She is the co-author of the nationally adopted textbook “Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law” and “The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer: Truth, Justice, Power & Greed.”


If you have problems registering for the December meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at svipla@yahoo.com.


Tuesday, noon, December 18, 2012.  Online registration automatically closes at that time - please make your reservation online by the deadline as there are only a few extra spaces allotted at the meeting for walk-ins. The venue may not be able to serve meals beyond the guaranteed number expected for the meeting.

SVIPLA Tax ID#-77-0491659

MCLE: This event will qualify for 1 hour of CLE credit. The Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

SVIPLA MEMBERSHIP YEAR - September 2012 - June 2013

If you have not renewed your SVIPLA membership, you can do so by clicking: Join SVIPLA .

SVIPLA's membership year is from September 2012 through June 2013. As a SVIPLA member you will be able to enter the Members Only site for information on current job postings and the membership directory. In addition, you will receive a discounted dinner fee of $60 rather than the $85 non-member dinner fee. We hope you will join SVIPLA and attend the monthly dinner meetings.

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