MCLE Class List

January Series

Title: TYPOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF CREATING EFFECTIVE LEGAL DOCUMENTS
Date:1/9/2019
Start Time: 9:30 AM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: J. Angelo DeSantis
This class will explore typographical techniques to improve the appearance of legal documents, including briefs, motions, memos, letters, and resumes. The techniques are grounded in Matthew Butterick’s groundbreaking book Typography for Lawyers. The techniques are practical, surprisingly interesting, and occasionally controversial (Is it one or two spaces after a sentence? Is Courier a good choice?).

Title: KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN PERSONAL INJURY 2018
Date:1/16/2019
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Duration: 1.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1.5
Registration Fee:$50.00

Instructor: Debra Bogaards
In collaboration with CEB.  This program, focused on the significant developments from 2018, is designed for plaintiff and defense attorneys who practice personal injury law. Nationally recognized trial attorneys summarize and discuss the key tort cases critical to your practice.

Title: COMPETENCE & ADDICTION
Date:1/16/2019
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 1 hr
MCLE Credit: 1
Registration Fee:$45.00

Instructor: David Mann
This event qualifies for 1-hour “Competence Issues” credit.
In collaboration with CEB. Attorneys are more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicide than the general population. Join us for a discussion of brain chemistry, personality traits of attorneys, and characteristics of the legal profession that put attorneys at high risk of burnout and addiction. Strategies to cope with the stress of law practice and resources get help for yourself or your colleagues will be shared.

Title: KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN CIVIL PROCEDURE 2018
Date:1/16/2019
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 1.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1.5
Registration Fee:$50.00

Instructor: Cassandra Ferrannini Elizabeth B. Stallard
In collaboration with CEB. This presentation is a discussion of the key civil procedure cases and statutory developments of the last year. Our speakers, Cassandra M. Ferrannini and Elizabeth B Stallard, Partners, with Downey Brand, LLP analyze and discuss select developments that will significantly impact litigation practice and give you insight into how these changes might affect your litigation practice going forward.

Title: TRANSFORMING WORKPLACE CULTURE IN THE ERA OF #METOO, #BLACKLIVESMATTER, AND MORE
Date:1/16/2019
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 1 hr
MCLE Credit: 1
Registration Fee:$45.00

Instructor: Julie G. Yap Tiffany Tran
In collaboration with CEB. In this presentation, we will focus on what new approaches might be warranted in order to deal effectively with sexual and other workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We will suggest and begin exploring possibilities through this presentation, with the intention of inspiring subsequent explorations of solutions. Co-sponsored by the California Minority Counsel Program.

In the wake of the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements, there has been considerable scrutiny of workplace culture. Indeed, whether justified or not, employer representatives —including in-house and outside counsel and human resources professionals—have been decried as ineffective in dealing with sexual and other workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. For many employers, simply satisfying basic legal requirements is a thing of the past.