Candid Discussions Between Bench and Bar Regarding Custody in Today's Courts
6 Hours of MCLE & Legal Specialization Credit
Monday, September 24th
1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA, 94612
Monday, October 22nd
The State Bar of California
845 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Thursday, June 14, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit and 1 hour legal specialization
credit in Family Law. You must
register in advance to participate.
Elkins v. Superior Court (2007) confirmed that the same general rules that govern other civil trials apply in full force in family law trials, including the hearsay rule. That holding did not explicitly encompass family law and motion hearings.
Elkins gave rise to Family Code § 217, setting in place obligations for practitioners and the Court for the receipt of live testimony in family court law and motion hearings and trials. In March 2018, the Court of Appeal confirmed in Marriage of Swain that parties have a right to confront and cross-examine witnesses during family court law and motion hearings.
We will teach you the procedural rules that practitioners and the Court must know in order to ensure that we comply with dictates of Elkins and its progeny.
Moderator: Kelly Robbins. Speakers: Jackie Flynn and Liat Sadler
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
A demo of coParenter, which is an online dispute resolution tool that helps separating, divorced and never-married parents communicate, stay organized and have access to an on-demand Professional to help them negotiate agreements on parenting issues.
Speakers: Hon. Sherrill Ellsworth and Jonathan Verk
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit and 1 hour legal specialization credit in Family Law. You must
register in advance to participate.
The speakers will discuss the purpose of making motions in limine and when to use them in the context of family law proceedings.
Moderator: Leena S. Hingnikar. Speakers: Stephen Hamilton and Lisa McCall
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The Family Law Section is a sponsor of the radio program “Know Your Legal Rights” hosted in the Bay Area by San Mateo Deputy District Attorney Chuck Finney. Mr. Finney welcomes attorneys and other professionals to talk about hot legal topics on a weekly basis. He routinely hosts members of FlexCom and other family law attorneys to educate the public on burgeoning issues important to our practice. FlexCom thanks Mr. Finney for providing our Section with this forum over the years.
If you are interested in listening to prior broadcasts focused on family law issues, the State Bar website now has a list that dates all the way back to when the Section first started sponsoring the program. Visit the our Your Legal Rights page for additional details. For an entire list of podcasts hosted by Mr. Finney, please see HERE.
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