Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit; 1 legal specialization in Family Law. You must register in advance to participate.
The focus of our class is the style and strategy of how to approach defending a deposition, much of this is done in the practice of defending your client, knowing when to object, the privileges to assert and when it is appropriate to end a deposition and seek a protective order.
Moderator: Kelly Robbins
Speaker: Megan Green and Alphonse Provinziano
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit; 1 legal specialization in Family Law. You must register in advance to participate.
A general substantive and procedural look at The Hague Treaty and UCCJEA in International Custody cases.
Moderator: Kelly Robbins
Speakers: B J Fadem, Nicole Ford, and Debb Reece
The Rule of Three
Most of you are aware of the rule of three, or “Omne Trium Perfectum” in Latin. Loosely translated, it means everything that comes in three is perfect. In litigation, it embodies the principle that when we communicate information to the Court, we should not give 57 examples in support of our request for a particular order. Instead, limit your presentation to the three facts or pieces of evidence that most convincingly support the position you are to make.
The Court Staff Award is to honor and recognize sustained superior performance and extraordinary efforts in the recipient's performance of his or her work with the Family Law courts. A nominee can only be considered upon nomination by a judicial officer. This term we are please to confer this prestigious award on 2 nominees: Cathy Green, nominated by Contra Costa Supervising Family Law, Honorable Judge Terri Mockler and Emina Abrams, nominated by Supervising Judge of the Unified Family Court of San Francisco, Honorable Judge Monica F. Wiley.
Recent 2018 Family Law Case Law (current through 10/16/18)
[Opinions available at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions-slip.htm]
Chair’s note from Stephen D. Hamilton: I have the unenviable task of following in the daunting footsteps of former FLEXCOM member Dawn Gray in preparing these summaries. Any constructive criticism would be appreciated to help improve the summaries in future editions. The formatting is from my personal case database and uses shorthand for brevity.
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