MCLE Class List

February Series

Title: Ethics of Lawyers in the Cloud
Date:2/16/2018
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 1.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1.5
Registration Fee:$50.00

Instructor: Tyler Q. Dahl
Are you wondering how to avoid ethical violations when using technology in your law firm? Mr. Dahl will discuss what the ethics rules say about using email, cloud-based storage, case management software, and other technology in your law firm. He will also introduce some of the more popular technology vendors that help solo and small law firms maximize revenue and streamline operations.

Title: Computer and Cell Phone Forensics: Follow the Digital Trail
Date:2/20/2018
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 3
Registration Fee:$65.00

Instructor: Don Vilfer
Everyone leaves digital evidence as they go about their lives. These digital trails are often overlooked as sources of evidence for investigations and litigation. Courts are catching up to the existence of digital evidence and are beginning to require that it be considered or made part of a case. Learn key legal and practical aspects of obtaining and incorporating digital evidence into your cases. Review recent legal developments and hear about illustrative issues ranging from theft of trade secrets to workplace misconduct. Don Vilfer is a non-practicing attorney, former FBI Special Agent and one of the partners at VAND Group in the Sacramento area. His classes on Cell Phone Forensics and Computer Forensics have always been popular and we are now combining the two into this one three-hour session.

Title: Cal/OSHA 2018: Updates, Insights and Strategies
Date:2/23/2018
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$70.00

Instructor: Fred Walter, Len Welsh, Lisa Baiocchi
Fred Walter, Partner and Lisa Baiocchi, Associate, from the law firm of Walter & Prince LLP in Healdsburg, CA will discuss the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board’s changes to appellate procedures. The discussion will include the new rules being enforced by Cal/OSHA, new penalties for willful and repeat violations, the new definition of a repeat violation, new industries added to the High Hazard list, and the Standards Board’s agenda for regulatory development in 2017. The emphasis will be on how to assist your clients before an inspection and, following an inspection, what factors should be considered in deciding whether to appeal or not.

In addition, Len Welsh, former Chief of Cal/OSHA, will add his insights based on his experience as a Cal/OSHA insider.

Title: Maximizing Recover in a Personal Injury/Workers’ Compensation Combination Case
Date:2/28/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Kyle K. Tambornini Esq.
This presentation will cover how a workers compensation case can help and hurt your personal injury case. What happens when work comp carrier denies medical care for the client, and what is UR/IMR? Does the client have to file a work comp case? What are the risks to the client and to the PI attorney if the client does not file a comp case? In addition how to deal with the work comp lien or subrogation rights?

March Series

Title: Going Solo: All of the Basics i.e., EXCEL Spreadsheets Needed to Run Your Practice & Keep the IRS off Your Back!
Date:3/14/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Rex Halverson
Created by a solo practitioner, this class will instruct you on the use of Excel 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 provided to class attendees.

Title: Microsoft® Excel 2016: Part A – Workbooks, Data Lists, Formulas and Tips & Tricks
Date:3/21//2018
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$75.00

Instructor: Cheri Boyer
This beginning hands-on computer course will help take the mystery out of Excel. You will learn how to create your own spreadsheet from scratch. This course will provide many tips and tricks for working smarter and faster in Excel 2016. You will learn how to perform basic calculations, manage data lists, format cells, insert and delete rows and columns, and create simple formulas. If you are taking the Part B class do not miss Part A.

Title: Valuation of Assets in a Divorce Proceeding
Date:3/23/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Michelle L. Stowell
This training provided by Michelle L. Stowell and Tara M. Rojas, both Sacramento family law attorneys, will highlight the methods for valuing assets in dissolution of marriage cases. It will specifically touch upon different methods of valuation associated with the various assets one may have at the time of dissolution of marriage and particular traps to watch for in determining the value and character of different types of assets.

Title: Microsoft® Excel 2016: Part B – Large Worksheets and Advanced Formulas & Functions
Date:3/28/2018
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$75.00

Instructor: Cheri Boyer
This intermediate hands-on computer course will cover how to link pages in worksheets, and how to work with advanced functions and formulas to help calculate values for settlement offers, outline damages, and even generate potential business deals.

Title: Economic Analysis in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
Date:3/29/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

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