CLE Courses

May 22nd 2018
An exploration of issues that impact attorney competency, including, common impairments, as well as how to protect clients when competency or capacity issues develop. Among the topics discussed: addiction, physical and mental disabilities, incapacity, what can happen to a practice / clients when competency and incapacity occur. Dealing with the impaired lawyer and related ethical responsibilities, creating a succession plan for sudden incapacity or disability.

Apr 24th 2018
A knowledge of Rate of Return theory and application is important when you have issues to: 1. Impute income to investment assets to determine support; 2. Apply a discount rate for lump-sum buy outs of spousal support or assets; 3. Determine amount of life insurance as secutity for support; 4. Determine whether a party can maintain Marital Standard of Living from their assets. The program provides a general overview of investment concepts, the factors considered and case authority. With this understanding follows the different approaches for determining rates of return. Visual charts and examples of the different methods are provided to supplement the written materials. The pros and cons of the concepts and approaches are shown is various case studies. Invest an hour to enhance your ability to negotiate your case or examine the experts.

Mar 27th 2018
Robert A. Simon,Ph.D. is an expert witness, child custody evaluator, child custody consultant, and custody mediator with over 30 years of experience in custody forensic psychology. This presentation is provides the attorney with an understanding of the role of "attachment" in the custody decision. Dr. Simon addresses the weight of attachment at the various ages of development of the child. Consider the factor of attachment in the determination of best interests. This presentation will give you some familiarity with the literature on attachment for psychological use in forensic psychology.Attachment is best described and cannot be measured. Consider the age of the child and the value of home observations in an evaluation. The recognition of attachment plays a role in the approach to reunions of parent and child. If you litigate or mediate custody, the knowledge from this presentation by Dr. Simon is a must.

Mar 4th 2018
Does Your custody Evaluator Know the Truth? Hon Gale Hickman and Marc Tovstein To Depose or Not to Depose: That is the question - The Ins and Outs of Depositions Re Complex Custody Issues - Larry Ginsberg and Raquel Sefton Sanchez Substance Abuse and the Family Code 3044 Presumption: Get Thee Back to the Fundamentals of Lawyering - Hon. Mark Juhas and Andrea Palash Beyond the Case Law: Successful Litigation of Relocation and Abduction Issues - Hon. Dianna Gould Saltman and Hon. Erick Larsh A Strategic Approach to Direct Examination - Hon. Michael Convey and Glen Schwartz Cross Examination Tips, Strategies, and Pitfalls - Hon. Sharon Kalemkiarian and Michele Brown

Jan 23rd 2018
"Evidence 101: Cyberstalking and Hacking" by Benjamin Rose 1/23/18 1 Hour MCLE Has your client been hacked? Is cyberstalking suspected? Benjamin Rose will describe how it's done, how it's detected, how to prove it in court, and how to prevent it going forward. In the process, he will teach you about the current technologies and resources available in pursuing and proving stalking and hacking claims and what the right expert can do for your cases. This 68 minute presentation will provide a comprehensive knowledge of the right of privacy and its application to electronic evidence in the context of family law.

Aug 22nd 2017
Over the past 3 years the Appellate Courts have addressed and expandedemotional and psychological abuse within the realm of Domestic Violence. If you have not been following this trend, here is a concise one hour presentation by a Judge and an attorney with unique qualifications to assist you in "knowing it when you hear about it". These remedies now put some risk to actions a person thinks they can get away with! The program shows by example how to determine if such "actionsby words or deeds" are DV, such as disseminating private or intimateinformation. How to address the conflict with the 1st Amendment. The presentation will help you be aware of how the Courts' address our changing social trends and explosive media.
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