MCLE Class List


January Series

Title: WRITING YOUR FIRST COMPLAINT WITH THE KISS METHOD (KEEP IT SHORT AND SIMPLE)
Date: 1/21/2020
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: David Graulich Esq.

The Complaint is the most important document of a civil lawsuit. Everything that happens on the long and winding road of litigation derives from the Complaint. Writing a Complaint can be a daunting challenge for a new attorney. It can seem overwhelming if you are a non-lawyer who seeks to represent yourself. This class will offer a basic, practical plan for writing and filing a Complaint in one of California’s Superior Courts. The approach is called KISS — Keep It Short and Simple.

The class will cover both the content you need and the formatting elements that are required by the Court. The content includes a factual background, jurisdictional basis and one or more causes of action. The formatting elements pertain to paper, font, spacing, margins and other specifications. We’ll also discuss strategic factors that need to be weighed when putting together a winning Complaint.

Title: JURY VOIR DIRE 101
Date: 1/24/2020
Start Time: 12:15 PM
Duration: 1 hr
MCLE Credit: 1
Registration Fee:$45.00

Instructor: Hon. David F. DeAlba

This one-hour presentation is intended to familiarize lawyers with little or no experience with jury selection in criminal or civil trials.  Selection of a jury is one of the most important stages of a trial proceeding.  Cases can be won or lost during jury selection.  Come listen and learn about the art of jury selection from an experienced judge.

Judge De Alba has presided over dozens of civil and criminal cases during his tenure on the bench as well as having tried many civil and criminal cases as a lawyer.  The judge is one of the few jurist in the state who is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  The discussion will offer helpful insights about selecting a jury.  The program will include opportunity for questions from the attendees.

Title: CONSERVATORSHIP BASICS: FILING FOR APPOINTMENT OF A CONSERVATOR
Date: 1/31/2020
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 1.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1.5
Registration Fee:$50.00

Instructor: Susan C. Hill

In this presentation, Susan C. Hill, President and principal attorney of Hill Law Office, PC will explore fundamental considerations in deciding when a conservatorship is a good path forward, including alternatives to conservatorship; grounds for appointing a conservator; standing, jurisdiction and venue; and, various types of conservatorships. This class will also provide an overview of procedures and forms required for filing a general conservatorship of the person and the estate, as well as some common issues that arise, and tips for a successful appointment.