MCLE Class List


September Series

Title: LITIGATION HOLDS FOR ELECTRONICALLY STORED EVIDENCE
Date: 9/24/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Don Vilfer

Don Vilfer, JD president of Digital Evidence Ventures, will discuss strategies to successfully identify and preserve electronic information in your cases and the consequences of botched preservation. Don will also detail recent developments in litigation hold collection methods and ways to streamline processing and review of data. As always, Don will have many stories to tell that illustrate the important points of this evolving area.

Title: MICROSOFT® EXCEL 2016: PART C – TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF CHARTS, PIVOT TABLES & MACROS
Date: 9/25/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$75.00

Instructor: Cheri Boyer

This advanced hands-on computer course will cover the more sophisticated features found in Excel 2016. You will learn how to create a macro. Macros are great for repetitive and time-consuming tasks. You will create pivot tables and pivot charts. With the introduction of Excel 2016 pivot tables are more intuitive and more powerful than ever. Charts have been enhanced and made easier than ever to use. Advanced functions such as vlookup will be covered as well as other time saving features.

Title: PROBATE REFEREES AND THE PROBATES PROCESS
Date: 9/27/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

James R. Tucker, Probate Referee for Sacramento County and Kevin P. Eckard, Probate Referee for Placer County, will give an overview of the role a probate referee plays in the probate process, give some examples of problems or difficulties that can arise (procedural or specific kinds of property), and explain some things lawyers can do to make the process easier for the referees and more expedient for counsel.

October Series

Title: LEGAL RESEARCH: PART A – CALIFORNIA STATUTES
Date: 10/2/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2.5
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructor: SCPLL Law Librarians

Learn how to recognize and locate California laws, in print and on-line, and how to use the Annotated Codes. This class will also cover secondary sources, which provide interpretation and context, and are often used as “side doors” into the official statutes.

Title: REGULATIONS: AN INTRODUCTION AND OUTLINE OF THE RULEMAKING PROCESS IN CALIFORNIA
Date: 10/4/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Kent Gray

The goal of this class is to provide a foundation of what the California rulemaking process is, including a look at the different documents and steps in the regular rulemaking process, a quick introduction into other rulemaking processes (i.e. emergency and section 100), and tips for rule-makers, commenters, and everyone who has to work with regulations generally. Additionally, we will also look at underground regulations to try and better understand this elusive entity. Overall, you should leave with an understanding of what the different parts of a rulemaking and the overall process. This class is designed for everyone, whether you work for the state or not. And be prepared to take notes.

Title: LEGAL RESEARCH: PART B- CALIFORNIA CASES
Date: 10/9/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2.5
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructor: SCPLL Law Librarians

This class covers how California case law is developed and organized. You will learn how to locate cases in printed resources and on-line. Secondary sources will be included in the demonstration of methods researchers use to find relevant judicial opinions.

Title: MICROSOFT® WORD 2016: PART A -AUTOMATING WORD TO GET IT TO DO THE WORK FOR YOU
Date: 10/16/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$75.00

Instructor: Cheri Boyer

In this hands-on computer class, you will learn how to use keyboard shortcuts to automate and produce finely detailed and formatted legal documents. Boost your productivity by learning what Styles are and how to create your own. Get comfortable with Formatting by setting up your margins, bullets and numbering, page breaks, headers and footers, and streamline proofing by using easy access editing tools. Quick Parts will aid in creating, storing and reusing blocks of content from one Word document to the next. Finally, you will learn how to create templates and how to update those templates for future use.

Title: MICROSOFT® WORD 2016: PART B—APPLYING TOOLS FROM PART A FOR PLEADINGS AND AGREEMENTS
Date: 10/23/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$75.00

Instructor: Cheri Boyer

Please Note: Part A class 101619 is required to take Part B.

Now that you have attended our MS Word 2016-Part A class, and are familiar with Templates, this intermediate hands-on class will cover how to create professional-quality legal documents such as pleadings and agreements. You will learn how to work with tables and table tools, how to create your own custom table styles necessary for Tables of Content and Tables of Authorities. You will learn to finesse line numbering, comparing documents using legal blacklining, adding comments, track changes, search and highlight, create a pleading index, and more.

Title: UNDERSTANDING THE LOCAL CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY (LCSA)
Date: 10/25/2019
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructor: Mary Clemente

Pursuant to CA Family Code § 17400, the local child support agency (LCSA) shall have the responsibility for promptly and effectively establishing, modifying, and enforcing child support obligations, including medical support, enforcing spousal support orders established by a court of competent jurisdiction, and determining paternity in the case of a child born out of wedlock.  The LCSA shall take appropriate action to establish, modify, and enforce child support and, if appropriate, enforce spousal support orders if the child is receiving public assistance. Attorneys employed within the LCSA may direct, control, and prosecute civil actions and proceedings in the name of the county in support of child support activities of the Department of Child Support Services and the LCSA.

In this presentation, you will hear from Mary Clemente, Principal Attorney with Sacramento County Child Support Services www.dcss.saccounty.net, address how Sacramento County meets the requirements of the CA Family Code § 17400. Mary will discuss the tools available to the LCSA office to enforce a child support and medical support order, such as license suspensions, bank levy, intercepts, etc. Mary will also discuss the         suspension of child support orders, modifications, and registering other states’ orders. This course should give you a clear understanding of the functions of the Local Child Support Agency.

Title: MICROSOFT® WORD 2016: PART C – ADVANCED TOOLS
Date: 10/30/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$75.00

Instructor: Cheri Boyer

This hands-on computer class will cover the advanced tools in Word 2016, focusing on Macros, AutoCorrect, creating a “Custom” DictionaryCollaborative Tools, and using Permissions to restrict and/or encrypt access to your legal documents. You will learn what Meta Data is, and why you might want to remove it, and how to remove it, using the Document Inspector. In addition, Ms. Boyer will demonstrate how to share large files using Microsoft ® One Drive.