Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Third Party: Family Law from the Experts: The Evidence Rules Are the Pieces But it’s the Moves That Matter The Practical Aspects of Family Law Evidence

Please share:

June 15 @ 8:30 am 4:00 pm

Hosted by the California Family Law Report.

Success in family law litigation hinges on a deep understanding of the rules and the ability to strategically apply them to your clients’ advantage. But let’s face it, the rules of evidence can be confusing! And without core competence in those rules, you risk entering your next evidentiary hearing not fully armed.

This program is not a dry academic review of Dean Wigmore’s Evidence Lectures. Instead, it is laser-focused on the practical application of the rules of evidence to your family law cases, including support, custody, property, domestic violence, and attorneys’ fees. Effective advocacy requires attorneys to: 1) Identify in advance the testimony and documents needed as evidence; 2) Successfully get that evidence admitted, often over vigorous objections; and 3) Exclude unhelpful evidence from the other side via timely and well-founded objections.

Judge Riff and Judge Kiley, both veteran trial practitioners before taking the bench, present real-life courtroom family law evidentiary issues in an engaging and entertaining format – far beyond two talking heads and a PowerPoint. Whether you’ve been practicing family law for a month, a year, or several decades, our program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and insight you need to achieve better outcomes and bring your litigation practice to the next level.

Scholarship Opportunity Available!

The California Lawyers Association Family Law Executive Committee is happy to announce that in partnership with the California Family Law Report (CFLR) we will be offering several scholarships this year and next for licensed attorneys and current Family Law Section members who are experiencing financial difficulties and would be able to better their Family Law practice by attending a designated CFLR family law program. Learn more and apply today!

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


View all CLA events

Forgot Password

Enter the email associated with you account. You will then receive a link in your inbox to reset your password.

Personal Information

Select Section(s)

CLA Membership is $99 and includes one section. Additional sections are $99 each.