CLE Courses

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

Parenting Coordination: The Swiss Army Knife of Custody Tools

This presentation addresses specific issues and approaches for the use of a Parenting Plan Coordinator (PPC) in cases of high conflict custody and parenting. The use and concept for a Parenting Coordinator or a Special Master varies county by county throughout the State. This presentation addresses the application of a “referee” to cases with a single problem or multiple problems. Each case must consider the grounds for appointment; authority of the PPC (Parenting Plan Coordinator) to make decisions and orders; Court orders from recommendations: specific procedures; and fees. The views of a family law attorney and then Commissioner contrasted with an experienced psychologist give balance to the potential uses for a PPC. The materials contain examples of extensive Stipulations and Orders from 3 Northern California counties. Spend one hour and get a refreshed view of another tool for your toolbox.


Representing the Business Owner Spouse

This presentation addresses specific issues that arise in representation of a business owner in the dissolution, including: 1. The recent case of IRMO Brooks (decided 3/27/19) and IRMO Brandes on characterization 2. Valuation criteria (Rev. Rul. 59-60, IRMO Hewitson, IRMO Honer) 3. Selection of valuation experts and maximizing the expert’s credibility 4. Miscellaneous tips: joint or separate valuation experts, sharing of documents with the other side (see Davenport), strategic concessions).


From Consult to Trial: Demystifying the Preservation, Collection and Presentation of ESI in Family Law (Part 4)

Ten presenters provide perspectives from Family Law judicial officers, Family Law attorneys, a professor of social media and a family law forensic CPA. These experts provide you with innovations in the area of social media, advances in technology, recent developments, and ethics opinions that require you to have knowledge and training in ESI. Demonstrations throughout the program illustrate the feasibility and process of forensic analysis. The presentation of electronic evidence includes how to admit an email, a text message or a digital photo. California attorneys face a new frontier of E-discovery and E-disclosure obligations including how to obtain data by formal discovery, preserve the data, and protect yourself and your client. Knowledge, tips, and techniques follow a single fact-pattern of a dissolution matter including domestic violence, child custody, child and spousal support, division of property, attorney’s fees and fiduciary duties. Completion of this program will give you the knowledge and comfort level for the presentation of digital evidence and a specific understanding of applying the Rules of Evidence to obtain the desired result.