MCLE Webinars List:

Title: CALIFORNIA APA RULEMAKING: A FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTS INCLUDING EMERGENCY REGULATIONS AND SECTION 100 (WEBINAR)

  • Start Time: 1:30 PM
  • End Time: 3:30 PM
  • Date: August 25, 2022
  • Location: Online Webinar
  • MCLE Credits: 2

Instructor: Kent Gray

This webinar examines the California regulations and the “how-to” of the regular rulemaking process. It also looks at other rulemaking processes i.e. emergency regulations and Section 100. The webinar provides a foundational understanding of the process as well as the nuts and bolts of the rulemaking process so you will be sure to dot your “i”s and cross your “t”s in meeting the basic minimum requirements that the Office of Administrative Law requires as part of the California Administrative Procedure Act (APA). It will also offer a few tips and dispel some common myths about the rulemaking process.  Come prepared to take notes and ask questions as we explore exactly what it is to promulgate regulations in the State of California.

Title: BEST PRACTICES WHEN TAKING A DEPOSITION (WEBINAR)

  • Start Time: 1:30 PM
  • End Time: 3:00 PM
  • Date: September 15, 2022
  • Location: Online Webinar
  • MCLE Credits: 1.5

Instructor: David Graulich Esq.

Experienced civil litigators know that depositions are a dynamic arena where many cases are won or lost. The techniques of effective deposition taking – including the basic decision as to who should be deposed – are utilized hundreds of times during the career of an astute litigator, whether you are on the plaintiff or defense side of the table.

Like jazz, skillful depositions are an artistic blend of rigorous preparation and inspired improvisation. Depositions are a creative exercise, and each lawyer can develop a personal style of conducting a deposition that is consistent with personality traits and emotional intelligence. This class will cover aspects of deposition preparation; integration of the deposition with written discovery; dealing with opposing counsel who are disruptive or argumentative; dealing with evasive and combative deponents; psychological aspects on the deposition process; adapting to the virtual era of ZOOM depositions, and a review of case law pertaining to ethics and professional conduct during depositions.