MCLE Class List

September Series

Title: California Administrative Law: Part 1- Demystifying the Regulatory Process
Date:9/14/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Heather Cline Hoganson
In this basics course Heather Cline Hoganson, a 20-year state of California attorney, will cover California’s Administrative Procedures Act, Regulations. Participants will come away with answers to these questions:
• What is the Administrative Procedure Act?
• What is a regulation and where does it fit in the category of things called “law?”
• Where do I find regulations and why does “Title 24” seem to be missing?
• What the heck is “promulgating regulations” and how does an agency do that?
• What does “notice and comment” mean?
• Why isn’t a disapproval the end of the world?
• How can agencies use “precedential decisions” instead of rulemaking?
• What is “authority” and how can I get some?
• What is an “emergency regulation” and how can I get one?
• What is an “underground regulation” and what happens if I get called on it?

Title: Techniques for Short, Clear and Organized Legal Writing
Date:9/19/2018
Start Time: 9:30 AM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: J. Angelo DeSantis
In the legal profession, no one wants to read what we write. While what we write may be important, 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 your legal documents.

Title: Presenting Electronic Data as Evidence
Date: 9/19/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Don Vilfer
Learn from the experts on how to deal with ever-present digital evidence from beginning to end in your case. Data is relevant in almost every matter and attorneys often struggle with how to review and present the data as evidence. In this class, you will learn tools on how to collect and review data and how to present that data to your audience. We will cover each step of presentation of data, including review with a client, discovery to opposing counsel and presentation at trial. Don Vilfer, Director of Digital Forensics and Greg Nelson, Director of eDiscovery, both partners at VAND Group, will share what they have learned from their combined over 50 years of experience dealing with electronic evidence.

Title: Basics of Terminating Residential Tenancies-The Perspective of a Landlord Attorney
Date:9/21/2018
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 3
Registration Fee:$65.00

Instructor: Gary Link
This presentation by Gary Link will cover the many details and information needed by the Landlord’s attorney to properly process termination of a residential tenancy, beginning with the initial client interview, and continuing through the Sheriff lockout and beyond. Mr. Link will provide an abundance of information on the initiation, enforcement and completion of the termination of tenancy process.

Title: California Administrative Law: Part 2- Rulemaking Nuts & Bolts
Date:9/28/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Heather Cline Hoganson
Rulemaking Nuts and Bolts for the Non-Mechanic: Some practical pointers for developing (or amending) regulations under California’s Administrative Procedure Act.
In this secondary level course Heather Cline Hoganson, a 20-year State of California attorney, will cover the steps on how to put together a regulatory package.

Title: Impact of the New IRS Centeralized Partnership Audit Regime
Date:9/28/2018
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Duration: 1 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1
Registration Fee:$45.00

Instructor: Brian P. Bowen Johnathan E. Christianson
The new IRS centralized partnership audit regime rules (“New Rules”) apply to audits of partnership tax years beginning on January 1, 2018 or later. Under the New Rules, additional tax resulting from audit adjustments will be assessed and collected at the partnership entity level and, with certain exceptions, the partnership entity will be responsible for payment of any taxes and penalties that are assessed or will receive any refund that may be allowed. As a result, the tax burden or refund benefit from a prior tax year may be shifted from former partners, who were partners in the year under review, to the partners at the time of the audit adjustment. This presentation will identify issues arising in a partnership audit under the New Rules, suggest revisions to a partnership entity’s governing documents to conform to the New Rules and discuss implications for investors and partners who may sell a partnership.

October Series

Title: Advanced Tips & Tricks for Getting More Out of Westlaw
Date:10/09/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 1 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructor: Jessica Greathouse
This advanced legal research class will cover: (1) Boolean Searching (2) Words & Phrases (3) KeyNumbers (4) Cite Reference (5) Highlighting and Note-taking. It will also cover West Email Alerts for certain topics or publications that your practice is centered around and how to access Westlaw Bulletins and Topical Highlights to scan for emerging and developing issues that the West Attorney Editors have highlighted.

Title: Legal Research: Part A – California Statutes
Date:10/10/2018
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: Civil Litigation Strategies: How to Win Your Case Before Trial
Date:10/12/2018
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 1.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1.5
Registration Fee:$50.00

Instructor: Bruce Timm
In this presentation, Bruce Timm, a shareholder of Boutin Jones Inc., will reveal litigation strategies, tactics, and common pitfalls learned over two decades of litigation experience.
Topics will cover:
• How to develop a litigation strategy unique to the facts and circumstances of each case
• How to take effective depositions
• How to prepare and defend your client(s) for deposition
• How to prevail on a motion for summary judgment, and how to defeat a motion for summary judgment
• How to successfully mediate your case

Title: Microsoft® Word 2016: PART A -Automating Word to Get it to Do the Work for You
Date:10/16/2018
Start Time: 9:30 AM
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 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:10/23/2018
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$75.00

Instructor: Cheri Boyer
Please Note: Part A class 101518 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: Legal Research: Part B- California Cases
Date:10/24/2018
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 C – Advanced Tools
Date:10/30/2018
Start Time: 9:30 AM
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” Dictionary, Collaborative 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.

Title: Accounting for Litigators
Date:10/30/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Jolene Fraser
Attorneys often tackle issues related to accounting but don’t always have the tools to fully understand the underlying accounting concepts or how the financial statements work. This presentation will provide a basic understanding of fundamental accounting concepts, an overview of the components of a set of financial statements and key financial metrics analyzed by readers of financial statements, and the use of financial statements in both litigated and non-litigated matters.