October MCLE Classes Available Now

October’s classes are now available for registration. There are still some spaces left in September’s classes as well.  Visit our Class List page (saclaw.org/mcle-class-list-page) to register.  

Advanced Tips & Tricks for Getting More Out of Westlaw

Date:10/09/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 1 hrs
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.

Legal Research: Part A – California Statutes

Date:10/10/2018
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.

Civil Litigation Strategies: How to Win Your Case Before Trial

Date:10/12/2018
Start Time: 1:30 PM
Duration: 1.5 hrs
MCLE Credit: 1.5
Registration Fee:$50.00

Instructor: Bruce Timm
In this presentation, Bruce Timm, a shareholder of Boutin Jones Inc., will reveal litigation strategies, tactics, and common pitfalls learned over two decades of litigation experience. Topics will cover:

  • How to develop a litigation strategy unique to the facts and circumstances of each case
  • How to take effective depositions
  • How to prepare and defend your client(s) for deposition
  • How to prevail on a motion for summary judgment, and how to defeat a motion for summary judgment
  • How to successfully mediate your case

Legal Research: Part B- California Cases

Date:10/24/2018
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.

Accounting for Litigators

Date:10/30/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hrs
MCLE Credit: 2
Registration Fee:$55.00

Instructor: Jolene Fraser
Attorneys often tackle issues related to accounting but don’t always have the tools to fully understand the underlying accounting concepts or how the financial statements work. This presentation will provide a basic understanding of fundamental accounting concepts, an overview of the components of a set of financial statements and key financial metrics analyzed by readers of financial statements, and the use of financial statements in both litigated and non-litigated matters.