Family Law

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Welcome to the Family Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. The Family Law Section furthers knowledge of our members in all matters relating to family law including, but not limited to, marriage, dissolution, custody and support, community property, adoptions, matrimonial mediation and other matters affecting the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities to the members of the family. The Section was organized in 1978.

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September 2019

One Fell Swoop: All 6.0 Hours of Specialty Credits

September 6, 2019
state building, 1515 Clay Street
Oakland, Ca 94612
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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 In 4 locations! Friday, September 6 State Building 1515 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612 Onsite Registration Available! 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 8 California Lawyers Association…

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Webinar: Too Sick to Work? Aspects of Medical Issues in a Vocational Evaluation

September 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit plus legal specialization in Family Law. You must register in advance to participate. In this presentation, Marlis Bruns will discuss various aspects of medical issues in the vocational evaluation process, including how health information is gathered in the context of the evaluation, the integration of medical and health information into a written report, and how to identify red flags in an evaluation where medical issues are considered. Moderator: Roz Bateman Smith. Speaker: Marlis…

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Webinar: Ten Things Every Family Lawyer Should Know about Litigating Child Sexual Abuse in Child Custody Cases

September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 This webinar will provide insights into ways to assess and litigate allegations of child sexual abuse arising in the context of child custody matters.

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October 2019

2019 Annual Meeting

October 10, 2019 - October 12, 2019
Monterey Conference Center, Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940 United States

The California Lawyers Association will be hosting its 2nd Annual Meeting on October 10th through the 12th, 2019 at Monterey Conference Center, Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940.

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One Fell Swoop: All 6.0 Hours of Specialty Credits

October 18, 2019
Center at Cathedral Plaza, 555 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, Ca 90012
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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 In 3 locations! 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 California Lawyers Association 400 Capitol Mall, 6th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 REGISTER HERE Schedule | Essential Info | PDF Brochure | Registration…

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One Fell Swoop: All 6.0 Hours of Specialty Credits

October 25, 2019

Only two locations remaining! The October 25 One Fell Swoop is scheduled to be held at the University of La Verne. We'll see you there!

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November 2019

Webinar: Solving the Parentage Puzzle

November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

California parentage law keeps changing, and there are very significant changes set to go into effect on January 1, 2020. Join Deborah Wald, CFLS, as she reviews the legal principles governing parentage law, with a focus on multi-parent families and on the changes coming with regard to Voluntary Declarations of Parentage.

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Webinar: When Family Law and Corporate Law Collide: Complex Issues in Equity Compensation and Other Securities Matters

November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What information exists in corporate compensation cases (including equity grants and bonuses) and how can you get it? Kate Merrill, a corporate lawyer-turned family lawyer, will address this, and strategies to overcome corporate confidentiality restrictions; necessary post-judgment monitoring; and why forensic accountants aren’t the answer.

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One Fell Swoop: All 6.0 Hours of Specialty Credits

November 15, 2019
California Lawyers Association, 400 Capitol Mall, 6th Floor
Sacramento, Ca 95814
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Join us on November 15 at Sacramento for One Fell Swoop: All 6.0 Hours of Specialty Credits. Earn 6.0 hours of MCLE including 4.0 hours of legal ethics, 1.0 hour of Competence Issues, and 1.0 hour of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society.

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February 2020

Fourth Annual San Luis Obispo County Minor’s Counsel Training

February 8 - February 9
The Cliffs Hotel & Spa, 2757 Shell Beach Road
Pismo Beach, California
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The Family Law Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association (FLEXCOM) is pleased to announce it will be hosting the Fourth Annual San Luis Obispo County Minor’s Counsel Training Symposium, in Pismo Beach, California on February 8 and 9, 2020. The program will provide a total of 12 hours MCLE credit, including at least 6 hours of Legal Specialization in Family Law. The symposium will satisfy the annual 8-hour training requirement of Rule 5.242 of the California Rules of Court. Those attorneys needing to satisfy the 12-hour initial training requirement will be able to attend a morning session on February 9 to obtain the additional 4 hours.

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Family Law Section
California Lawyers Association
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650
Sacramento, CA 95814
FamilyLaw@calawyers.org

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