MCLE Class List

December Series

Title: Drafting Demurrer-Proof and Sanction-Proof Complaints
Date:12/13/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Eli Roth, J.D.
This presentation will cover the essential elements of a Complaint, i.e., identification of the parties, factual allegations, all relevant Causes of Action, Demand for Judgment and verification. It will comprise foundational and drafting considerations, “Special Demurrers,” surviving a Sanction Motion, and using resources.

Title: TYPOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF CREATING EFFECTIVE LEGAL DOCUMENTS
Date:12/14/2017
Start Time: 9:30 AM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: J. Angelo deSantis, J.D.
This class will explore typographical techniques to improve the appearance of legal documents, including briefs, motions, memos, letters, and resumes. The techniques are foundational 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: Microsoft® Word 2016: PART C – Advanced Tools
Date:12/18/2017
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hrs
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$75.00

Instructor: Cheri Boyer
This hands-on computer course covers how to work with advanced tools. Topics will include:: Macros, AutoCorrect, and collaborating with MS Word and Skype. You will learn what meta data is, and why you might want to remove it, and how to remove it, using the Document Inspector and other tools. We will look at what a template is and why you should use them.

In addition, Ms. Boyer will demonstrate how to share large files using Microsoft® One Drive.

January Series

Title: WESTLAW – How to Access Jury Verdicts/Settlements and Expert Materials
Date:1/9/2018
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Duration: 1 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructor: Jessica Greathouse
This one-hour hands-on training will cover:
Jury Verdicts and Settlements
– How to access Jury Verdicts and Settlements from across the country or a specific state
– Use Case Evaluator to compare Verdicts/Settlements by Case Type, Injury, Amount, etc
– Resource the Personal Injury Valuation Handbook
Expert Materials
– Access CV’s of Experts associated with cases on Westlaw
– Search by topic or specific expert name
– Review Expert Challenge Reports

Title: Computer and Cell Phone Forensics: Follow the Digital Trail
Date:1/10/2018
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 one of the partners at VAND Group in the Sacramento area. His classes on Cell Phone Forensics and Computer Forensics have always been popular and we are now combining the two into this one three-hour session.

Title: Age Bias at Work: Scary, Pervasive and Looking for You
Date:1/18/2018
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 1.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1.5
Registration Fee:$50.00

Instructor: David Graulich, Esq.
Regrettably, the legal industry itself is rife with age bias. Legal professionals endure constant anxiety that they are “too old,” as law firms award jobs and promotions to younger candidates at lower pay. The careers of attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries are all impacted by age discrimination.
Attorney David Graulich will describe the multiple ways that employers practice age bias while they strive to subvert federal and California law. He’ll explain what actions you can take to protect yourself, whether you are currently employed, seeking a job or planning a career transition.

Title: #ME TOO and the Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession
Date:1/19/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Jennifer Shaw
Join Jennifer Shaw, a well-respected local employment attorney, for this timely and engaging MCLE session. Ms. Shaw will address the recent developments in reporting workplace harassment, the steps law firms should take to avoid such claims, and the ethical obligation to behave appropriately at work. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Title: Legal Research: Part A – California Statutes
Date:1/23/2018
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2.5
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructor: 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: Legal Research: Part B- California Cases
Date:1/24/2018
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2.5
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructor: SCPLL Law Librarians
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.

Title: Practice Pointers for New Attorneys from the Court and Family Law Facilitator’s Perspective
Date:1/25/2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Duration: 1 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1
Registration Fee:$30.00

Instructor: Lollie Roberts
This training provided by Lollie Roberts, Supervising Family Law Facilitator with Sacramento Superior Court, will highlight some of the common mistakes made by new attorneys and how to avoid them. Both filing and appearance issues will be included. Specific examples from Superior Court judges will be shared for the benefit of attendees, but not to worry, because all names will be changed.

Title: California Administrative Law: Part 1- Demystifying the Regulatory Process
Date:1/26/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Heather Cline Hoganson
In this basics course Heather Cline Hoganson, a 20-year state of California attorney, will cover California’s Administrative Procedures Act, Regulations. Participants will come away with answers to these questions:
• What is the Administrative Procedure Act?
• What is a regulation and where does it fit in the category of things called “law?”
• Where do I find regulations and why does “Title 24” seem to be missing?
• What the heck is “promulgating regulations” and how does an agency do that?
• What does “notice and comment” mean?
• Why isn’t a disapproval the end of the world?
• How can agencies use “precedential decisions” instead of rulemaking?
• What is “authority” and how can I get some?
• What is an “emergency regulation” and how can I get one?
• What is an “underground regulation” and what happens if I get called on it?