MCLE Class List

October Series

Title: ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN CO-COUNSEL REPRESENTATION
Date:10/20/2017
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 1 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1 (1 “Legal Ethics” credit)
Registration Fee:$45.00

Instructors: Dan L. Carroll, Partner Downey Brand LLP and Steven A. Lewis, Attorney at Law
Co-counsel relationships can exist in a variety of circumstances and can pose ethical challenges. Two Sacramento attorneys, both former members of the State Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, will identify some common situations in which co-counsel relationships can arise, examine ethical obligations and pitfalls that can arise with them, and describe actions that can be taken to avoid the pitfalls. Topics of discussion will include client consent, division of responsibility, accountability, and competence.

Title: MICROSOFT® EXCEL 2016: PART C -TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF PIVOT TABLES & MACROS
Date:10/23/2017
Start Time: 9:30 AM
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: USING CONTENTION INTERROGATORIES IN CIVIL ACTIONS
Date:10/24/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Eli Roth, JD
This presentation will cover how and when to use “contention” interrogatories for effective discovery in civil actions. It will include the fundamentals of how to construct contention interrogatories, when to use them, advantages of contention interrogatories over depositions, and how to coordinate their use with requests for admissions and form interrogatories.

Title: REVOCABLE TRUSTS
Date:10/25/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Jack S. Johal, JD, LL.M
In this presentation, Jack S. Johl, J.D., LL.M. will discuss the different types of revocable trusts as well as the different types of provisions that can be included in revocable trusts.
Topic will include:
• The role of the Grantor
• Revocable Living Trusts v Irrevocable Living Trust
• Avoiding Probate
• Ease of Management
• Stewardship of Resources after Death
• Tax Advantages
Developing a balanced strategy is critical in assisting your client with the appropriate trust to fit their specific needs.

November Series

Title: LEXIS: COURTLINK® SERVICE
Date:11/7/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 1 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructor: Hillary Lee, Solutions Consultant, LexisNexis
Come see how you can access the largest and most detailed collection of U.S. federal and state court dockets and documents available anywhere … plus dynamic technology that helps you excel and make your case!

Only the CourtLink® Service lets users search more than 178 million U.S. federal and state court dockets and documents in a single click. Then, use post-search filters to find the information you need for:
• Conducting due diligence
• Assessing parties that impact your case
• Referencing documents for drafting
• Developing case strategy

Title: LEGAL RESEARCH: PART A – CALIFORNIA STATUTES, REGULATIONS & SECONDARY SOURCES
Date:11/8/2017
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2.5
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructors: 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: PUBLIC RECORDS ACT IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Date:11/9/2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Don Vilfer, VAND Group, LLC
Technology and the methods for storing public records has changed dramatically in the last several years. The law is catching up with these changes, along with the techniques for complying with requests and reviewing data. Don Vilfer, JD, Founder of VAND Group LLC, will cover the recent legal developments regarding Public Records Act requests and cost-effective methods to produce or review produced documents. Recent cases regarding personal devices and cell phones and their relevance to Public Records Act requests will also be discussed along with efficient high-tech techniques for collecting and culling large data sets.

Title: WESTLAW: PRACTICAL LAW MATERIALS, I.E. RUTTER ON STEROIDS
Date:11/14/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 1 hr
MCLE Credit: 1
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructor: Jessica Greathouse, Client Manager, Government, Thomson Reuters
Come and be introduced to Practical Law, a new type of legal material available on Westlaw. Practical Law provides practitioners with immediate know-how to tackle numerous areas of law with years of experience the first time around. The collection is made up of:

• Practice Notes, or comprehensive overviews to get you up to speed quickly
• Standard documents and clauses that can be tailored to fit your needs
• Checklists and flowcharts
• Articles and legal updates to stay current on trends and changes
• The ability to compare law among states and/or countries

Title: LEGAL RESEARCH: PART B— CALIFORNIA CASES & FINDING AIDS
Date:11/15/2017
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2.5
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructors: SCPLL Law Librarians
Case law is judge-made law that interprets prior case law, statutes, and other legal authority. You will learn how California case law is developed and organized and how to locate cases in printed reporters and online at the Sacramento County Public Law Library.

Title: USER FRIENDLY LEGAL WRITING
Date:11/16/2017
Start Time: 9:30 AM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: J. Angelo DeSantis, JD
This is a companion class to “Short, Clear, and Organized Legal Writing” offered at the Sacramento County Public Law Library.

Writing is a tool for communication. When we write, we communicate in ways that go beyond mere substance. Where we split paragraphs and sections, how we create and nest headings, how we start paragraphs, communicates to our reader. By understanding the many ways our writing communicates beyond the substance, we can make our writing easier to absorb and comprehend.

This class explores this concept through topics including structuring discussions of law and cases, signaling direction changes to the reader, knowing when to split paragraphs, creating helpful introductions, placing rebuttals and counterarguments, creating meaningful headings, building useful string cites with parentheticals, transitioning between paragraphs, organizing facts, and more.