MCLE Class List

March Series

Title: MICROSOFT® WORD 2016: PART A -AUTOMATING WORD TO GET IT TO DO THE WORK FOR YOU
Date:3/26/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$75.00

Instructor: Cheri Boyer
In this hands-on computer class, you will learn how to use keyboard shortcuts to automate and produce finely detailed and formatted legal documents. Boost your productivity by learning what Styles are and how to create your own. Get comfortable with Formatting by setting up your margins, bullets and numbering, page breaks, headers and footers, and streamline proofing by using easy access editing tools. Quick Parts will aid in creating, storing and reusing blocks of content from one Word document to the next. Finally, you will learn how to create templates and how to update those templates for future use.

Title: COMPUTER AND CELL PHONE FORENSICS: FOLLOW THE DIGITAL TRAIL
Date:3/27/2019
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 President of Digital Evidence Ventures in the Sacramento area.

April Series

Title: MICROSOFT® WORD 2016: PART B—APPLYING TOOLS FROM PART A FOR PLEADINGS AND AGREEMENTS
Date:4/9/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$75.00

Instructor: Cheri Boyer
Please Note: Part A class 032619 is required to take Part B.

Now that you have attended our MS Word 2016-Part A class, and are familiar with Templates, this intermediate hands-on class will cover how to create professional-quality legal documents such as pleadings and agreements. You will learn how to work with tables and table tools, how to create your own custom table styles necessary for Tables of Content and Tables of Authorities. You will learn to finesse line numbering, comparing documents using legal blacklining, adding comments, track changes, search and highlight, create a pleading index, and more.

Title: TECHNIQUES FOR SHORT, CLEAR AND ORGANIZED LEGAL WRITING
Date:4/11/2019
Start Time: 9:30 AM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: J. Angelo DeSantis
In the legal profession, no one wants to read what we write. While what we write may be important, it is not popular fiction; motions are not read for pleasure. This presentation will cover how to fix word wasting habits that needlessly lengthen your writing and how to develop sentence and paragraph construction techniques that improve readability in your legal documents.

Title: MICROSOFT® WORD 2016: PART C – ADVANCED TOOLS
Date:4/16/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$75.00

Instructor: Cheri Boyer
This hands-on computer class will cover the advanced tools in Word 2016, focusing on Macros, AutoCorrect, creating a “Custom” Dictionary, Collaborative Tools, and using Permissions to restrict and/or encrypt access to your legal documents. You will learn what Meta Data is, and why you might want to remove it, and how to remove it, using the Document Inspector. In addition, Ms. Boyer will demonstrate how to share large files using Microsoft ® One Drive.

Title: ADVANCED TIPS & TRICKS FOR GETTING MORE OUT OF WESTLAW
Date:4/17/2019
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 1 hr
MCLE Credit: 1
Registration Fee:$30.00

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.

Title: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS IN PERSONAL INJURY AND EMPLOYMENT CASES
Date:4/24/2019
Start Time: 1:30 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.

May Series

Title: LEGAL RESEARCH: PART A – CALIFORNIA STATUTES
Date:5/1/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2.5
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructor: SCPLL Law Librarians
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…..

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: LEGAL RESEARCH: PART B- CALIFORNIA CASES
Date:5/8/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2.5
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructor: SCPLL Law Librarians
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…..

This class covers how California case law is developed and organized. You will learn how to locate cases in printed resources and on-line. Secondary sources will be included in the demonstration of methods researchers use to find relevant judicial opinions.