[12/17/20 Zoom Meeting] Essential Roadmap to Divorce

Essential Roadmap to Divorce

Speakers:
Amanda Keith, Home Equity Retirement Specialist
Patricia De Fonte, Estate Planning Attorney @pdefonte
Alice Shikina, Mediator @ashikina
Karen D. Sparks, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

While a qualified family law attorney can help you with foundational asset division and custody, there are other crucial factors to consider when contemplating divorce. Factors include:

• How can you ensure your assets are divided in a way that benefits you in the long term?
• How can you revoke your former spouse’s rights to make medical and other important decisions
for you if you become incapacitated and cannot speak for yourself?
• How can you rearrange your finances to stay in your home after the divorce?
• How can you calmly discuss these issues with your spouse in order to establish a mutual resolution?

Whether you are contemplating divorce, or you have clients who look to you for guidance and support, this workshop will introduce you to trusted professionals who collaborate with family law attorneys and divorcing clients to ease the transition for better financial and emotional outcomes.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[10/1/20 Zoom Meeting] Domestic Violence in Close QuartersDuring COVID-19 – Resources for Victims and Wrongfully Accused

Domestic Violence in Close Quarters During COVID-19 – Resources for Victims and Wrongfully Accused

Speaker: Tracy C. Miller, Esq., Domestic Violence Legal Center

This presentation focuses on properly handling domestic violence issues and safety plans for victims in our brave new world, with discussion of “shelter in place orders,” exceptions and safety plans for victims of domestic violence. The program also includes the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the wrongfully accused, and practical pointers for successful virtual domestic violence litigation.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[9/3/20 Zoom Meeting] Deposition Practice: Tips and tricks to help you win your client’s case

The “Deposition Practice: Tips and tricks to help you win your client’s case” talk was presented by Marc R. Stimpert.

Taking or defending a deposition can be one of the most important yet stressful experiences for any litigation attorney. An artfully extracted admission here or a carelessly answered question there can make or break a case. In this presentation, Marc will provide tips and tricks which can help new attorneys and seasoned veterans alike in taking or defending a deposition.

Topics will include:

  • Deposition timing and strategy
  • How to deal with difficult deponents and their attorneys
  • How to prepare your client for the worst while hoping for the best, and
  • How to leverage your deposition transcript to achieve a favorable outcome for your client.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[8/20/20 Zoom Meeting] Blockchain for Lawyers

Blockchain for Lawyers talk was presented by Peter Roldan.

The talk will cover the following topics:

  • Basics of blockchain technology and distributed ledgers
  • What makes blockchain secure?
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency
  • Applications of blockchain technology in the legal industry

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[8/6/20 Zoom Meeting] Legal Malpractice: What You Need to Know About to Avoid Being Sued

Legal Malpractice: What You Need to Know About to Avoid Being Sued by Kevin M. Sullivan, Esq. J.D. CSLM

Today’s busy attorney typically works under time pressure, and on a number of matters simultaneously. During her working week, she may handle multiple cases involving different clients, evidence issues and deadlines. Litigation is becoming more complex – both in terms of cases and legal issues, – the small simple quickly handled personal injury case is becoming an anachronism.

  • We will discuss what the law of legal malpractice is, how to recognize it, how to avoid committing it.
  • We will touch on common situations that are ripe with risk, and what to do if you come across one.

Attendees will walk away with a better knowledge of practical things that they can do to protect themselves.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[7/16/20 Zoom Meeting] Female Founded Law Firms: Confronting Bias in the Legal Industry

Female Founded Law Firms: Confronting Bias in the Legal Industry talk was presented by Lindsey S. Mignano, Amber L. Bissell, and Maria Belyi

Gender bias is an important issue in the practice of law, affecting people of all genders in many different ways. Each of the program panelists have built successful, thriving law firms while dealing with and overcoming gender bias. We will have an inclusive discussion about the full scope of this important issue, as well as how to overcome it.

The presenters will talked about:

  • Recognizing gender bias as an attorney
  • How gender bias and intersectionality affects your practice
  • Tips to overcome gender bias when it affects your practice
  • How to build a thriving practice despite gender (or other) bias

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[6/18/20 Zoom Meeting] Of Course, You’re Stressed and Anxious Right Now!

 

Of Course, You’re Stressed and Anxious Right Now! Presented by Stacey Dana

Learn How to Manage Stress and Anxiety from a Former Lawyer/Current Psychotherapist

Stacey Dana will talk about:

  • Understand more about stress and anxiety and how they affect physical and mental well-being (particularly in these very challenging times)
  • Learn when “healthy” stress and anxiety become problematic
  • Learn how to identify early signs of stress and anxiety so they do not spiral out of control
  • Learn techniques to manage stress and anxiety more effectively

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[6/4/20 Zoom Meeting] California’s Cutting-Edge Privacy Law: What You Need to Know Before the Enforcement Deadline

 

California’s Cutting-Edge Privacy Law: What You Need to Know Before the Enforcement Deadline

presented by Daniel Zarchy

The talk will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the California Consumer Privacy Act, a watershed law for privacy in the United States
  • Who the law covers and how it affects what they can do with customer data
  • What to watch out for and how to become compliant

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[5/28/20 Zoom Meeting] History of Cannabis Regulations and Current State of the Industry in 2020

History of Cannabis Regulations and Current State of the Industry in 2020 was presented by Neda Shapourian and Katy Young of Ad Astra LLP, and Michelle Dylan of The Law Offices of Michelle Dylan.

The legal cannabis landscape in California is growing but still in flux. Clients can be wooed by the perceived opportunity to make money in the cannabis industry and need lawyers who understand what to watch out for in this brand new world.

The speakers will talk about:

  • Cannabis landscape in light of Covid-19
  • Practical considerations for drafting documents, including formation documents and leases
  • Persisting criminal prosecution concerns
  • Highlights of the changing regulations
  • Litigation risks to watch out for

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.