Comm. Glenn Oleon

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.


Trial Briefs

This presentation begins the 2019 program series on family law trials. The first installment is “Trial Briefs” presented by Hon. Garen Horst (Placer County) and retired Commissioner Glenn P. Oleon (Alameda County) and moderated by Fredrick S. (Rick) Cohen. This free-flowing “round table” covers whether judges want trial briefs, are they helpful, how attorneys should focus their briefs, whether attorneys should include requested or proposed statements of decision, what makes for a good trial brief, what is unhelpful in a trial brief, and how to organize a trial brief for success. This program will leave every attorney with key takeaways to consider for their next trial brief. Presenters: Judge Garen Horst and Commissioner Glenn P. Oleon This presentation is approved for 1.5 hours of specialization and recertification credit in family law and MCLE credit. January 22, 2019 105 minutes