6 Hours of MCLE & Legal Specialization Credit
Monday, October 22nd
The State Bar of California
845 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Online Registration is Now CLOSED - Onsite Registration Available
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This program includes lively discussion and real world analysis between prominent family law bench officers and certified family law specialists as they address the paramount custody issues of today. Topics will include factors influencing a court’s decision when fashioning parenting plans, the effective use of custody evaluations, how the family law court system is integrating the changing views, attitudes, and law towards substance use with families today, approaches and strategies related to move away requests, practical approaches to child support related issues, and the nuances and hard facts of dealing with domestic violence issues when children are involved.
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
There are many issues that arise when parties are litigating custody and visitation matters. This panel takes an in-depth look at the different factors that influence a court’s decision in fashioning an appropriate parenting plan, as well as providing useful commentary and materials on child preference, age appropriate considerations, and effective advocacy techniques.
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Consideration of when to engage in a custody evaluation with specific emphasis on the effectiveness and use of custody evaluations, potential procedural and evidentiary issues that may arise at trial will be addressed. Discussion will also include the tools available to both bench and bar when faced with relocation cases including specifics when advocating for or against a relocation request.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Attitudes and laws continue to change with respect to domestic violence and substance abuse, but has the landscape of family law changed along with it? Enjoy a lively discussion and learn practical pointers on how to navigate and defend Family Code section 3044 findings, the new marijuana laws, and substance abuse issues including dependency on prescription medications and how they relate to custody issues in today’s family law courts.
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
An in-depth look at how to approach child support related issues beyond mere number crunching. Learn how to strategically prepare your pleadings as well as practical approaches regarding child support add-ons, the bonus table, imputation of income, and seek work orders.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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$350 Family Law Section Members
$445 Non-Section Members (includes enrollment in the Family Law Section for 2018)
**onsite registration for section members is $400 and non section members $495
In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to California Lawyers Association, or credit card information, must be received 5 working days prior to the program.
Use the form and mail To: Program Registrations, California Lawyers Association, 180 Howard Street, Suite 410, San Francisco, CA 94105.
On-site registration opens at 8 a.m. and is subject to space availability.
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than 5 working days prior to the program and are subject to a $50.00 service charge. Refunds will not be available after this date.
Please call 415-795-7102.
For registration information, please call 415-795-7025. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. For program content and section information, please call 415-795-7102.