MCLE Class List


November Series

Title: TRUST AND ESTATE ACCOUNTINGS
Date: 11/19/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Jennifer S. Rouse Esq.

Almost all fiduciaries – trustees, executors, administrators, conservators of the estate and guardians of the estate – must provide accountings either to the court or to beneficiaries. Certain information must be included in the accountings in order to get the best protection for the fiduciary and to have them approved by the court. This presentation will give you the basics to prepare and file those accountings.

Title: ADVANCED TIPS & TRICKS FOR GETTING MORE OUT OF WESTLAW
Date: 11/20/2019
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.

December Series

Title: REDUCING THE EFFECT OF A CRIMINAL CONVICTION
Date: 12/6/2019
Start Time: 12:15 PM
Duration: 1 hr
MCLE Credit: 0
Registration Fee:$15.00

Instructor: Hon. Jaime R. Roman

PLEASE NOTE THIS PRESENTATION IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Although a criminal record can never be completely eliminated, the consequences of criminal convictions as it may pertain to occupational or professional licensing or immigration may be reduced by postconviction petitions that include early termination of probation, reducing certain felonies to misdemeanors, and/or vacating convictions. This class will focus on particular Penal Code sections that provide some relief.

Sections to be covered:
Penal Code section 17: Post-conviction reduction of a felony to a misdemeanor
Penal Code section 1203.3: Early termination of probation
Penal Code section 1203.4: Dismissal of felony or misdemeanor conviction after probation
Penal Code section 1203.41: Dismissal of felony conviction after completion of a county jail felony sentence
Penal Code section 1170.18; 667(e)(2)(C)(iv): Recall, resentence and redesignation of on certain felony convictions for drug possession, shoplifting, petty theft, insufficient funds and forgeries that were made misdemeanors pursuant to Proposition 47 (2014).
Proposition 64 (2016): Reduced particular felony cannabis offenses to misdemeanors, or misdemeanor cannabis offenses to infractions, or repealed them entirely.

Title: DON’T FORGET THE PHONES– INTEGRATING CELL PHONES INTO YOUR E-DISCOVERY
Date: 12/10/2019
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Don Vilfer

Today’s smart phones should be considered part of your e-Discovery or forensic examination plan in investigating and litigating a case. Listen to forensic expert Don Vilfer discuss types of data on smart phones, techniques for recovering and preserving data, and the challenges and duties to preserve the information.

Title: TYPOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF CREATING EFFECTIVE LEGAL DOCUMENTS
Date: 12/12/2019
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?).