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EventHow to Make Ethical & Winning Use of California Legislative History
MCLE Credits1
Date01/05/2015
Start Time3:00 PM
End Time4:00 PM
Registration Fee$45.00

PLEASE NOTE: This presentation qualifies for 1-hour of "Legal Ethics" MCLE credit.

The California courts regularly look to legislative history records to construe and apply the intent of the Legislature. In this seminar, you will learn how to use California legislative history to present potent legal arguments in an ethical manner. In particular, you will learn (1) how to recognize potential misuse of legislative history records by opposing counsel; (2) how to avoid your own unintentional misuse of the records; and (3) you will also learn about the legislative process and the key historical documents generated along the way that the courts rely upon the most. A hypothetical case is employed – breathing life and interest into the session.



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EventMicrosoft® WORD 2010 for Legal Professionals: Part A: Using the “Ribbon,” Tools, & More for Legal Documents & Forms
MCLE Credits0
Date01/05/2015
Start Time9:30 AM
End Time12:30 PM
Registration Fee$75.00

This course addresses the new features found in Microsoft Word 2010. You will learn how to create a document, manage files, format text and use text enhancements, use document layout features, insert graphic elements, add headers and footers, insert dates and numbering, apply styles, search and replace within a document, and more for legal documents and forms.



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EventMicrosoft® WORD 2010 for Legal Professionals: Part B: Creating Tables, Incorporating Citations and Captions, Mail Merge, Track Changes, and Applying Collaborative Tools
MCLE Credits0
Date01/06/2015
Start Time9:30 AM
End Time12:30 PM
Registration Fee$75.00

This course covers how to create, manage, revise, and distribute documents of all lengths. Among the topics are: performing mail merges; using Word 2010 with other programs; adding reference marks and notes; adding footnotes and endnotes; using compare documents functions; tracking changes and the new collaboration feature called co-authoring.



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EventMicrosoft® WORD 2010 for Legal Professionals: Part C: Advanced Tools
MCLE Credits0
Date01/07/2015
Start Time9:30 AM
End Time12:30 PM
Registration Fee$75.00

 This course covers how to work with advanced tools. Among the topics are Macros, Blacklining documents, AutoCorrect. Find out what meta data is, and why you might want to remove it, and how to remove it, using the document inspector and other tools. We will look at what a template is and why you should use them.



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EventDiscovering & Recovering from Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
MCLE Credits1
Date01/09/2015
Start Time2:00 PM
End Time3:00 PM
Registration Fee$30.00

PLEASE NOTE: This presentation qualifies for 1-hour of "Competence Issues" MCLE credit.

The legal profession revolves around demands, acumen, and ego. This seminar will educate lawyers on substance abuse warning signs, abuse triggers, and treatment options.

 



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EventLegal Research on WestlawNext
MCLE Credits1
Date01/13/2015
Start Time12:00 PM
End Time1:00 PM
Registration Fee$15.00

In this course you will learn about the latest tools and resources available on WestlawNext. You will learn how to find the correct form, whether it is for a business or a lawsuit, and how to use research strategies to find the information you need in some of the more important California resources, such as Witkin's Summary, Dockets, and Miller & Starr.

 

 



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EventEconomic Analysis in Personal Injury and Employment Cases
MCLE Credits2
Date01/14/2015
Start Time2:00 PM
End Time4:00 PM
Registration Fee$55.00

Did you know including Social Security as a loss in your case is not supported by federal and California case law or by forensic economics literature?

George Jouganatos, PhD., will cover the appropriate benefits to include in loss calculations such as discount rate, wage growth rate, earnings basis, impaired earnings capacity, present value calculations, mitigation issues, and methods of computing loss of benefits.  



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EventGoing Solo: Don’t Think Like a Lawyer!
MCLE Credits1.5
Date01/16/2015
Start Time2:00 PM
End Time3:30 PM
Registration Fee$45.00

For some, a solo practice means a welcome change from life in big law firms. For others, going solo is an economic necessity. Whatever their reasons, increasing numbers of attorneys are launching one-person practices.

David Graulich is a solo practitioner who specializes in plaintiff’s employment litigation. Prior to law school, he operated a successful public relations consulting practice in the Bay Area. David will draw from both professional service experiences to help you plan and develop your solo practice, including marketing, operations and time management. David’s basic theme is this: In law school you were taught how to think like a lawyer. Now the challenge is different – you must think like an entrepreneur who has a license to practice law.



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EventAppellate Law: Don’t Defeat Your Appeal Before It Starts
MCLE Credits2
Date01/21/2015
Start Time2:00 PM
End Time4:00 PM
Registration Fee$55.00

This presentation will cover many of the errors and oversights that frequently occur in an appellate case and how these pitfalls can ruin otherwise meritorious arguments, and how trial counsel can avoid them in the event a judgment may be appealed.

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EventWelcome to La-La Land! A Guide to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Proceedings
MCLE Credits2
Date01/23/2015
Start Time2:00 PM
End Time4:00 PM
Registration Fee$55.00

Designed primarily for attorneys, this presentation will focus on the major concerns of representing a Debtor in Chapter 7 and include discussions of necessary software, forms and general filing procedures as well as ways in which the perspectives of Bankruptcy law can be used in other fields of law.

 



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EventStarting Your Own Business: Requirements, Resources and Realities
MCLE Credits0
Date01/27/2015
Start Time2:00 PM
End Time3:30 PM
Registration Fee$30.00

David Castaneda, Economic Development Specialist, with the U.S. Small Business Administration - Sacramento District Office will present how to prepare a business plan, with a clear understanding of the requirements, resources and realities of starting and running a business. If you are thinking of starting your own law practice or contemplating a merger with an existing law firm this is the class for you! 



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EventLitigation Holds for Electronically Stored Evidence: Pitfalls and Strategies for Success
MCLE Credits2
Date01/28/2015
Start Time2:00 PM
End Time4:00 PM
Registration Fee$55.00

Don Vilfer, JD is the founder of Califorensics, now part of Capitol Digital, the area's top eDiscovery provider. Don will discuss strategies to successfully identify and preserve electronic information in your cases and the consequences of botched preservation. As always, Don will have many stories to tell that illustrate the important points of this evolving area.

 

 



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EventCivil Discovery and Motion Calendar Procedures
MCLE Credits2
Date01/29/2015
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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Event2015 Employment Law Update
MCLE Credits1
Date01/30/2015
Start Time2:00 PM
End Time3:00 PM
Registration Fee$45.00

Cassandra Ferrannini, Partner, with Downey Brand will cover new employment laws taking effect in 2015 and important cases from 2014, including new trends regarding an employer's obligations with respect to cell phones and social media. 

 



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