Apr 23rd 2021
How to plan and prepare your contempt proceeding for maximum success before you file with the court.
Apr 12th 2021
Discussing detailed approaches to cross-examination on issues found in custody hearings and how to approach the case with and without an expert. This seminar will touch on the type of custody assessments, i.e. Emergency Investigations, Child Custody Investigations, or private Child Custody Evaluations and focus on how to cross-exam when there are i
Apr 9th 2021
Mar 29th 2021
This seminar will be a one-hour presentation covering a behind-the-scenes look at preparation for cross-examination (what really goes into preparing for cross examination of an expert) and specific steps and recommendations on how to make your case, identify weaknesses and prepare cross-examination to ensure the best results at trial.
Feb 19th 2021
Too often misconceptions about the nature of abuse in the context of Family Law child custody cases produce orders that fail to protect the children. Both parents and the child often do things that are counterintuitive making it difficult to determine what actually happened. Hidden biases and/or knowledge deficits distort perceptions of the complai
Feb 10th 2021
Privileges protect certain communications and other information from disclosure, and are a fundamental part of our justice system. This program will cover the most commonly used privileges -- including the attorney-client privilege, the marital/spousal privilege, the physician-patient privilege, and the psychotherapist-patient privilege -- an
Jan 22nd 2021
Family law attorneys are often unaware of the civil remedies available to their domestic violence clients beyond the restraining order. The unwary family law attorney may waive their client's potential claims in a Marital Settlement Agreement before even advising the victim on their options. Victims of domestic violence could have remedies in civil
Jan 8th 2021
Child support is driven by a rigid guideline formula. We all know that. But do minor children ever really need six figures? Can too much child support be harmful to children? These questions are particularly relevant in California, where employees of startups and publicly traded companies in the bio and tech spaces earn extraordinary wealth through
Nov 18th 2020
ACFLS Hall of Fame Award Recipient Stephen J. Wagner will provide tips on how to prepare a Final Declaration of Disclosure that settles cases, sets up easy trial preparation, and secures judgments that withstand set aside motions. With California's relatively liberal set aside provisions found in Family Code sections 2120 et seq preparing a proper
Nov 13th 2020
Nov 6th 2020
This presentation is designed to provide constructive information on the nuances of domestic violence in family law cases and how a domestic violence consultant/advocate could be beneficial. This presentation will cover topics such as strangulation, traumatic brain injury, coercive control, economic abuse, animal abuse to name a few.
Oct 29th 2020
Oct 16th 2020
Over the last decade, research in social psychology and brain science has enabled scientists to better understand how humans make decisions and what influences or shapes human decision-making and interactions. This highly interactive session explores what has been learned from implicit bias research and how our biases contribute to systemic an
Oct 2nd 2020
United States history is founded in the bedrock of white supremacy and racism. From the Colonial Era to the present, race and indigeneity have shaped the lived experiences of all people within the nation. Sadly, across the centuries, the legal system has protected and legitimized structural racism rather than eliminating or meaningfully challe
Sep 10th 2020
This program provides an overview of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and how PPP funds affect support: Is it cash flow or income available for support?