MCLE Class List

November Series

Title: LexisNexis – Training 1: California Forms of Pleading & Practice
Date:11/13/2018
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Duration: 1 hrs
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$20.00

Instructor: Sue Reed
In this presentation, Sue Reed a State & Local Government Legal Solutions Consultant for LexisNexis will provide instruction on how to access Matthew Bender forms, transactional or litigation, using LexisNexis. Sue will provide: 1) general training on California Forms of Pleading & Practice via live webinar training; 2) answer content questions; and provide 3) research assistance. Attendees will participate in the step-by-step instruction from individual computer workstations located in the Law Library’s second floor Training Center.

Title: May the FEHA Be with You: Tips for Winning a Workplace Discrimination Lawsuit
Date:11/15/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: David Graulich Esq.
Even if you have the wisdom of Yoda, it’s a formidable challenge to win a lawsuit based on workplace discrimination. However, the odds of winning become far better with California’s Fair Housing and Employment Act — widely known as FEHA (FEE-hah). The provisions and nuances of FEHA make it the most pro-employee legislation in the U.S. — even more favorable than Federal statutes. There’s also ample case law that has altered and shaped the FEHA landscape. In this class, attorney David Graulich, who represents employees in workplace disputes, will explain the origins of FEHA and how California courts apply the laws today. FEHA pertains to unlawful discrimination on the job, whether based on personal characteristics or protected conduct. The class is intended for attorneys, non-attorneys and all Jedi warriors with an interest in employment law.

Title: Using Media in Your Practice – Strategies and Pitfalls
Date:11/16/2018
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Duration: 1.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1.5
Registration Fee:$25.00

Instructor: Stewart Katz
Civil Rights attorney Stewart Katz and Cres Vellucci, media consultant and founding member of Sacramento ACLU and the National Lawyers Guild, Sacramento Chapter will talk about litigating high profile cases, avoiding the pitfalls of talking to the press, and using the media to the best advantage of your clients. This MCLE event is presented in collaboration with the National Lawyers Guild, Sacramento Chapter.

December Series

Title: Don’t Forget the Phones– Integrating Cell Phones Into Your E-Discovery
Date:12/4/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Don Vilfer
Today’s smart phones should be considered part of your e-Discovery or forensic examination plan in investigating and litigating a case. Listen to forensic expert Don Vilfer discuss types of data on smart phones, techniques for recovering and preserving data, and the challenges and duties to preserve the information.

Title: Civil Litigation Strategies: Appellate Considerations While You’re Litigating in the Trial Court
Date:12/6/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 1.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1.5
Registration Fee:$50.00

Instructor: Michael Chase
In this presentation, Michael Chase, a shareholder of Boutin Jones Inc., will discuss substantive and procedural appellate laws and rules that come into play while you are litigating a case in the trial court. Among the topics that will be covered are interlocutory appeals and writ petitions, appealable and non-appealable orders and judgments, properly preserving evidentiary objections, appeal and writ petition deadlines, and preparing for the various standards of review and the harmless error doctrine. The presentation will include both California and federal court appellate statutes, rules and cases, and will underscore differences between them.