CLE Courses

MCLE course credit not available for courses more than 5 years old, even if a certificate is generated.

Final Declarations of Disclosure; Do it Right and Avoid the Set Aside

ACFLS Hall of Fame Award Recipient Stephen J. Wagner will provide tips on how to prepare a Final Declaration of Disclosure that settles cases, sets up easy trial preparation, and secures judgments that withstand set aside motions. With California’s relatively liberal set aside provisions found in Family Code sections 2120 et seq preparing a proper Final Declaration of Disclosure is critically important.  This course will address practical ways to honor your clients postseparation disclosure obligations and provide game plans that will assist you and your client in accomplishing this critical task.  The game plan includes the involvement of the client, expert witnesses (with emphasis on forensic accountants) and your office.


Is there domestic violence? Looking beyond your client

This presentation is designed to provide constructive information on the nuances of domestic violence in family law cases and how a domestic violence consultant/advocate could be beneficial.  This presentation will cover topics such as strangulation, traumatic brain injury, coercive control, economic abuse, animal abuse to name a few.


ELIMINATING BIAS IN FAMILY LAW, Part 2: An Overview of Implicit Bias and Decision-making

Over the last decade, research in social psychology and brain science has enabled scientists to better understand how humans make decisions and what influences or shapes human decision-making and interactions. This highly interactive session explores what has been learned from implicit bias research and how our biases contribute to systemic and persistent racial and ethnic disparities.


Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Mistakes, Malpractice Claims, and What to Do When One Happens to You

Unfortunately, most lawyers will experience a malpractice claim (or the threat of a claim) at least once in their career.  For most, this is unsettling and daunting.  This program is designed to familiarize participants with the anatomy of a claim and will address what happens when someone makes (or threatens) a claim against you, what not to do, what your insurance carrier will expect, and what happens when the State Bar is involved.  While hopefully you’ll never need this information, you’ll be glad you have it in your back pocket, just in case.