MCLE Webinars List

October Series

LOCATING STATUTES AND LEGISLATIVE HISTORY USING WESTLAW (WEBINAR)

  • Start Time: 1:30 PM
  • End Time: 2:30 PM
  • Date: October 4, 2021
  • Location: Online Webinar
  • MCLE Credits: 1
  • Instructor: Jessica Greathouse

Learn how to use Westlaw to locate cases that cite to a statute via notes of decisions or citing references, how to find proposed and enacted legislation v locating historical bills, how to trace administrative decisions and guidance.

Topic will include:

Locating statutes via citation, popular name table, plain language searchTools within a statute (Notes of Decisions, Citing References, History, & Context & Analysis)

Deep Dive into History, Versions, & Leg History

Locating Historical Codes (back to 1987) & Regulations on Westlaw (Back to 2003)

Setting up Alerts

ADVANCED TIPS & TRICKS FOR GETTING MORE OUT OF WESTLAW (WEBINAR)

  • Start Time: 1:30 PM
  • End Time: 2:30 PM
  • Date: October 6, 2021
  • Location: Online Webinar
  • MCLE Credits: 1
  • 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.

NAVIGATING THE NEW TOWN SQUARE – CULTIVATING COMPETENCY IN BASIC ONLINE LEGAL RESEARCH (WEBINAR)

  • Start Time: 1:30 PM
  • End Time: 2:30 PM
  • Date: October 14, 2021
  • Location: Online Webinar
  • MCLE Credits: 1
  • Instructor: Stephan Shields, JD

The goal of this course is to assist attorneys in navigating online legal research so they feel more confident and competent when researching subjects important to their work.

After completing the course you will be able to:

Find out methods for conducting research with different full citations, and names of statutes.

Gain an understanding of how online platforms have been enhanced to predict what your looking for.

Ascertain the multiple ways to filter your searches before and after searching for specific terms.

Discover different search term approaches: natural language and terms and connectors.

Realize the many different ways you can analyze your search results list.

Understand citator services in which cases and statutes can be validated.

Organize and save items found conducting online legal research.

PERSONAL INJURY CASE: THROWING OUT THE ADJUSTER MINDSET-ADAPTING CASE STRATEGY TO YOUR CLIENT’S INJURIES (WEBINAR)

  • Start Time: 1:30 PM
  • End Time: 2:30 PM
  • Date: October 26, 2021
  • Location: Online Webinar
  • MCLE Credits: 1
  • Instructor: J. Paul Hoybjerg

In this webinar, Attorney Paul Hoybjerg will provide expertise on how to scrutinize all factors in a client’s car accident case. California Civil Jury Instruction 400 and 3929 provides that a Plaintiff be entitled to receive compensation for all injuries they sustain. This includes any pain and suffering they sustain from treatment of injuries suffered in the car accident. By establishing a baseline of injuries and symptoms, immediately after the crash, Paul will detail how to effectively monitor the client and observe if there have been additional complications or required procedures. Initial case classifications must be thrown out and case strategy must adapt and mold to the injuries the client has suffered, even if those injuries are not readily apparent in the intake interview. Learn how to recognize the changes in your case, challenge the adjuster’s initial rational for damages, and achieve high settlements for your clients.

DIVING DEEPER INTO LEGAL RESEARCH POTENTIAL-ADVANCED ONLINE LEGAL RESEARCH CONCEPTS (WEBINAR)

  • Start Time: 1:30 PM
  • End Time: 2:30 PM
  • Date: October 28, 2021
  • Location: Online Webinar
  • MCLE Credits: 1
  • Instructor: Stephan Shields, JD

This course is going to be a deeper dive into online legal research. According to the model rules of professional conduct, attorneys need to maintain competency, and a component of maintaining competency is to keep abreast of the benefits and risks of relevant technology. By the end of this course you all will be made aware of advanced online legal research methods to harness your potential as a researcher and to maintain a standard of competency in the legal profession.

Discover how online legal research can assist you in search methodology

Leverage provided connecting common terms, and formatting of content.

Obtain visual representation of the validity of cases and statutes.

Learn how online legal research platforms provide organization methods, delivery methods, and recovery methods so you can better maintain your research.

Gather information by practice area, topic, jurisdiction or publisher.

Realize alternative and advanced ways to begin research with statutes.

Acquire archived materials in multiple ways.

Find connection between results of separate searches.

November Series

PLANNING FOR TAX LAW CHANGES (WEBINAR)

  • Start Time: 1:30 PM
  • End Time: 2:30 PM
  • Date: November 17, 2021
  • Location: Online Webinar
  • MCLE Credits: 1
  • Instructor: Jack S. Johal

This webinar featuring attorney Jack S. Johal will discuss changes in: (i) property tax created by Proposition 19; (ii) federal estate and gift tax law changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017; and (iii) proposed tax law changes and how to plan for them.

CYBERSECURITY & COMPLIANCE UNDER THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT (WEBINAR)

  • Start Time: 1:30 PM
  • End Time: 3:30 PM
  • Date: November 19, 2021
  • Location: Online Webinar
  • MCLE Credits: 2
  • Instructor: Don Vilfer

Don Vilfer, JD, President of Digital Evidence Ventures, will unpack the requirements and pitfalls of the California Consumer Privacy Act, both as it relates to Cybersecurity and Compliance. Enforcement began on July 1 and heavy fines and lawsuits are authorized under the statute. We will cover tips to comply with the CCPA and to help protect you and your clients.

LOCATING STATUTES AND LEGISLATIVE HISTORY USING WESTLAW (WEBINAR)

  • Start Time: 1:30 PM
  • End Time: 2:30 PM
  • Date: November 23, 2021
  • Location: Online Webinar
  • MCLE Credits: 1
  • Instructor: Jessica Greathouse

Learn how to use Westlaw to locate cases that cite to a statute via notes of decisions or citing references, how to find proposed and enacted legislation v locating historical bills, how to trace administrative decisions and guidance.

Topic will include:

Locating statutes via citation, popular name table, plain language search

Tools within a statute (Notes of Decisions, Citing References, History, & Context & Analysis)

Deep Dive into History, Versions, & Leg History

Locating Historical Codes (back to 1987) & Regulations on Westlaw (Back to 2003)

Setting up Alerts

Computers available by appointment only. Call 916-874-8541 to schedule.