Konstantine “Kosta” Demiris to speak at NAELA Conference

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, Konstantine “Kosta” Demiris will speak at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”) Chapter California Summit in Oakland, CA.  His topic will be “Drafting Trusts to Avoid Litigation.”

 

Some of the other topics and speakers include:

 

·         Ruth Phelps, who will be presenting, "Trust Protectors: Bodyguard or Bully?– an overview of when and how to utilize them.”

 

·         Kevin Urbatsch, who will be presenting, “Top Mistakes to Avoid When Drafting and Administering Special Needs Trusts.”

 

Other topics include: "How to get your client into a SNF", "Working Backwards: How to Avoid a Malpractice Claim", "Getting the Most Out of IHSS," and "What Effect will the New Administration have on Medicare and Medi-Cal."

 

Other speakers will include Kathleen Day-Seiter, Jim Hyuck, Kevin Prindiville and more.

Konstantine "Kosta" Demiris to speak about Probate Law at CCCBA MCLE Event December 8, 2015

The Contra Costa County Barristers Section is sponsoring an

Introduction to Probate 101
Tuesday, December 8, 2015; 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
 

The location for the event will be at the CCCBA Office's - 5th floor conference room
2300 Clayton Rd
Concord CA 94520

The event is being provided by Contra Costa County Bar Association ("CCCBA").

Konstantine "Kosta" Demiris from Demiris and Moore in Walnut Creek will be one of the featured speakers at the event along with Matthew B. Talbot.  Kosta Demiris is the President of the CCCBA Barristers Section and Member of the Elder Law Board.  Mr. Talbot is a board member of the Barristers Section.

The event is open to everyone include non-members of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.  See the link below for more information and to sign up.

http://www.cccba.org/attorney/calendar/event.php?id=7003

 

Konstantine "Kosta" Demiris speaks at CCCBA Law Student Mixer at John F. Kennedy University College of Law

On August 20, 2015, Konstantine "Kosta" Demiris was invited by Eliza Gryko to speak at the Contra Costa County Bar Association ("CCCBA") Law Student Mixer at John F. Kennedy University College of Law in Pleasant Hill, CA.  Eliza Gryko is the co-section leader of the CCCBA's Student Section, in addition to being a registered nurse, professionally licensed California fiduciary, and 2016 JD candidate.

The topics discussed were networking and mentoring.  Kosta's speech focused on how networking and mentoring are necessary elements in the development of a lawyer.  He used real-life examples involving sports and, amongst other things, Steve Urkel and Laura Winslow.   Kosta discussed the need for law students who are aspiring lawyers to adapt to the legal world and reach out to fellow students, lawyers, and other professionals in all arenas.  He stressed the need to sacrifice and be willing to give, even when there doesn't appear to be any immediate reward in sight.  

Kosta's speech was part autobiographical, discussing his travails from working as a deputy county counsel and practicing an array of legal areas, to finding his niche and becoming a recognized member of the Contra Costa County legal community; a business partner of a Bay Area litigation firm handling will, trust, conservatorship and general civil litigation; and his service on various prestigious boards including the Elder Law Section, as President of the Barristers Section, and as a delegate representing the CCCBA in the Conference of California Bar Associations.

Kosta discussed his fortune to work along some of the great attorneys and Judges in Contra Costa County, well-respected members of the community, and hard-working people who have helped him by sharing something incredibly valuable and priceless - their own personal experiences.  Kosta's speech concluded with an acknowledgment of the wisdom of the famous Greek storyteller, fabulist, and slave, Aesop, who many revere today and hold in high esteem.  Kosta's speech followed that of Cole Peters, Esq., a personal injury and worker's compensation attorney who shared his personal experiences in transitioning from being a law student to a lawyer in private practice.