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One Fell Swoop: All 6.0 Hours of Specialty Credits

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Earn 6.0 Hours of MCLE
4.0 Hours of Legal Ethics
1.0 Hour of Competence Issues
1.0 Hour of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society

3 locations remain!

Friday, September 6
State Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Friday, October 18
Center at Cathedral Plaza
555 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
REGISTER HERE
Friday, October 25
Vineyard Training Center
9650 E 9th Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
REGISTER HERE
Friday, November 15 (note: new date!)
California Lawyers Association
400 Capitol Mall, 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
REGISTER HERE

Schedule | Essential Info | PDF Brochure | Registration Form

Presenters

  • Honorable Mark Juhas
  • Honorable Sue Alexander
  • David Lederman, CFLS
  • Sherry Peterson, CFLS

Speakers

  • Oakland—Honorable Monica F. Wiley
  • Los Angeles—Honorable Julie Ann Palafox
  • Rancho Cucamonga—Honorable Michael Gassner
  • Sacramento—Honorable Bunmi Awoniyi

Sponsors

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Schedule

7:30 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. | Registration

Registration is open all day.

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast

Enjoy a continental breakfast.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Ethics of Money (1.0 Hour of Legal Ethics)

What are the best practices with client trust accounts, attorneys as fiduciaries, use of credit cards, privacy and collection? Maximize your practice while satisfying the California State Bar regulations.

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. | Break

Break

9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. | Self-Represented Litigants and Unbundling (1.0 Hour of Legal Ethics)

Discussions involving the strategies when dealing with self-represented litigants, judicial ethics surrounding self-represented litigants, market opportunities for unbundling services, improved ability to get of out an unbundled case, and coaching as distinguished from unbundling.

10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Break

Break

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | Ethics of Experts (1.0 Hour of Legal Ethics)

What are the ethics of experts? When is it proper to disclose? What is protected? Due process issues related to experts, and the evolution of case law as it relates to the confidentiality of custody evaluations from Winternitz to Sanchez/Acuna continuing through Anka.

11:50 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Lunch Break

Lunch break

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Ethics and Technology (1.0 Hour of Legal Ethics)

Navigating the mine field. Learn what your duty to protect really entails in regards to encryption, cloud based solutions, PDF’s (an illusion of security?), stray email syndrome, is there an app for that?, gathering and storing electronic evidence, maintaining privilege, inadvertent disclosure, artificial intelligence and where we are headed.

2 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. | Break

Break

2:10 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. | Attorney Competence (1.0 Hour of Competence Issues)

Learn the distinctions between client-based issues and State Bar based issues and simple things you can do to avoid either. The unique challenges from this profession, especially in this area of law, give higher than average rates of mental and physical health issues. Recognizing, avoiding, and assessing your health is critical to your practice of law. Learn how to “stay in touch” and maintain control over your career rather than having it taken away from you.

3:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. | Break

Break

3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. | Bias in Family Law (1.0 Hour of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society)

Hear about the differences between implicit and explicit biases and learn how to identify and become aware of biases as well as strategies and approaches to reduce the impact of bias in our practices today.

Essential Info

How to Register

Register Online

Friday, September 6
State Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Friday, October 18
Center at Cathedral Plaza
555 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
REGISTER HERE
Friday, October 25
Vineyard Training Center
9650 E 9th Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
REGISTER HERE
Friday, November 15 (note: new date!)
California Lawyers Association
400 Capitol Mall, 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
REGISTER HERE

Or mail the registration form to: Program Registrations, California Lawyers Association, 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650, Sacramento, CA 95814

Or email: Program Registrations at ProgramRegistrations@CAlawyers.org. In order to email your registration, credit card information is MANDATORY. (Photocopies of checks will NOT be accepted.)

In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to California Lawyers Association, or credit card information, must be received no later than 5 working days prior to the program.

Onsite Registration

Onsite registration will be on a space available basis. Call to confirm space availability.

Registration Fees

  • $350 – Member of the Family Law Section
  • $445 – Non-Section Members (Includes enrollment in the Family Law Section for 2019)
  • $265 – CYLA–California Young Lawyers Association, Government Employees, and Non-Profit Employees (Members of the Family Law Section)
  • $360 – CYLA–California Young Lawyers Association, Government Employees, and Non-Profit Employees (Includes enrollment in the Family Law Section for 2019)

Cancellations/Refund Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than 5 working days in advance of the selected program location as noted below. These are subject to a $50 service charge. Refunds will not be available after this date.

Questions

For registration information call 916-516-1757. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. For program content and/or Section information call 916-516-1745.

Special Assistance

For special assistance, please call 916-516-1745.

Program Materials

Registrants will receive a USB storage device with an electronic version of all program materials the day of the conference. Before the Conference, Registrants will receive a link with information on how to review and download the program materials. Wi-Fi will not be made available inside the conference rooms. It may be helpful to review a program’s reference material before the class. This website is not available to the public, and access is given only to Conference registrants. Late-breaking supplemental materials not available before the Conference will be added at a later date. No printed materials will be provided at the conference.

The California Lawyers Association is an approved State Bar of California MCLE provider.

This event may be recorded. By attending this event, you consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded, and to any use, by the CLA, of your likeness, voice, and name in any and all media including social media. If you do not want your name or photo to be used, please let us know in advance. We cannot, however, honor requests to opt out of the use of your image or voice if you choose to ask a question during one of the event sessions.

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