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EventTips & Tricks for Getting More Out of WestlawNext
MCLE Credits1
Date02/10/2015
Start Time12:00 PM
End Time1:00 PM
Registration Fee$15.00

This advanced WestlawNext research class will cover:  (1) How to use Boolean Searching when you need the needle in the haystack. (2) Words & Phrases field, which allows you to see every time a judge has defined a legal word or phrase in your jurisdiction. (3)  How to use KeyNumbers to get every published case in your jurisdiction for any area of law. (4) Cite Reference (5) Highlighting and Note-taking, and more.

 



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EventWhat Insurance Do Lawyers Need?
MCLE Credits1.5
Date02/13/2015
Start Time2:00 PM
End Time3:30 PM
Registration Fee$45.00

Insurance. What kind, how much? Being a defendant in a lawsuit is a great way to build empathy for your clients if you are a trial lawyer, but otherwise it has nothing to commend it. Accidents happen; humans make mistakes; and lately cyber security has become quite scary. In this presentation you will learn about the insurance you and your law firm need to protect against the many risks that threaten your success.



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EventCivil Discovery and Motion Calendar Procedures
MCLE Credits2
Date02/19/2015
Start Time2:00 PM
End Time4:00 PM
Registration Fee$55.00

Listen to Brenda Thomas Wilson, J.D., of ThomasBooks LLC, give tips and point out traps on discovery and motion calendaring for California superior court civil litigation cases. Topics include general calendaring considerations, discovery and motion timelines, and calendaring a motion to compel.

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EventTechniques for Short, Clear & Organized Legal Writing
MCLE Credits2
Date02/19/2015
Start Time9:30 AM
End Time11:30 AM
Registration Fee$55.00

In the legal profession, no one wants to read what we write. What we write may be important, but it is not popular fiction; motions are not read for pleasure.

This presentation will cover how to fix word-wasting habits that needlessly lengthen your writing and how to develop sentence and paragraph construction techniques that improve readability in legal documents.



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EventImplementing Proposition 47 at Sacramento Superior Court
MCLE Credits1
Date02/20/2015
Start Time12:15 PM
End Time1:15 PM
Registration Fee$15.00

In this presentation, Sacramento Superior Court personnel will cover the procedures and protocols for how a person who is currently serving a felony sentence, or has completed a sentence, may be eligible for redesignation as a misdemeanor and/or resentencing as a misdemeanor under Proposition 47.

Topics will include: (1) Who is eligible for redesignation and/or resentencing, and who is not? (2) How petitioners file a case in Sacramento. (3) Deadline for filing a petition. (4) Denial of petition by the court. (5) How Prop. 47 changes theft and drug offenses. (6)  The application of Prop. 47 to the "Three Strikes" law and Proposition 36. (7)  What if the petition is granted i.e., release from custody, supervision status, etc.

 

 

 



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EventGoing Solo: All of the Basics i.e., Excel Spreadsheets Needed to Run Your Practice & Keep the IRS Off Your Back!
MCLE Credits1.5
Date02/27/2015
Start Time10:00 AM
End Time11:30 AM
Registration Fee$45.00

Created by a solo practitioner, this class will instruct you on the use of Excel 2010 spreadsheets designed to help you stay out of trouble with the tax authorities. Samples: a 365 day spreadsheet of expenses that summarize all transactions for doing your tax return at the end of the year, a spreadsheet for calculating your time, another for deposits, checkbook, projected income for the year, list of clients and income generated from day one of your law firm, wages and taxes summary for employees, etc.

 

A CD with spreadsheet samples will be provides to class attendees.

 

 



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