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The practical skills required for running and growing your practice are covered in titles California Basic Practice Handbook, California Client Communications Manual, and Fee Agreement Forms Manual, among other valuable resources. These publications are also available in OnLAW, which gives you the added advantages of the web: speed, search capabilities, portability, and links to cited cases and codes. We have many CLE webinars and On Demand programs that address Law Practice Skills as well.

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The New Rules of Professional Conduct: What All Attorneys Need to Know

Comprehensive changes to the California Rules of Professional Conduct took effect on November 1, 2018. This program reviews the changes that attorneys need to be aware of as they go about their everyday practice. Ensure you are complying with the new Rules of Professional Conduct and avoid run-ins with the State Bar.

 

1.5 Hours MCLE Credit including 1.5 Hours in Legal Ethics

Trailblazing Lawyer Fay Stender Challenging Discrimination in the Courts

The Hon. Lise Pearlman (Ret.), acclaimed author, nationally recognized speaker, former trial lawyer, and retired State Bar Court judge, discusses the remarkable contributions of attorney Fay Stender to our legal system.

 

1 Hour MCLE Credit in Recognition and Elimination of Bias

 

Transforming Workplace Culture in the Era of #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and More

In this presentation, we will focus on what new approaches might be warranted in order to deal effectively with sexual and other workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  We will suggest and begin exploring possibilities through this presentation, with the intention of inspiring subsequent explorations of solutions. Co-sponsored by the California Minority Counsel Program.

 

1 Hour MCLE credit in Elimination of Bias

Using CEB Essential Forms (Free Program)

Find out more about the powerful features of Essential Forms and how to put them to use in your practice! Miles Bohas, Essential Forms Technical Support, demonstrates the key features of this robust Judicial Council Forms software, including eFiling capabilities and county-specific packages.

 

This tutorial is available anytime as a recorded On Demand program or in a monthly live Zoom session with Miles that allows for questions and answers. Next live webinar: TBA.

 

1 Hour MCLE Credit

(the live Zoom webinar does not include MCLE credit)

Advocacy in the Face of Bias

Peter M. Walzer and Steven K. Yoda discuss how various forms of bias continue to affect legal outcomes and what you can do about it. The panelists share pointers that you can immediately implement to overcome the bias that you or your client may encounter.

 

1 hour MCLE Credit in Elimination of Bias

 

 

Attorney Fee Agreements

3 hours MCLE Credit in Legal Ethics

 

Fee disputes can result in costly proceedings and malpractice claims, not to mention the damage they can cause to client relationships and your overall practice. In this program, you will learn how to recognize the signs of a potential fee dispute before it happens and how to resolve disputes without legal proceedings or malpractice claims. The panelists also discuss the status of enforcement of attorney liens against a client's eventual recovery.

 

This program offers effective techniques for avoiding fee disputes including the use of the State Bar fee agreement forms, the drafting of fee agreements, and managing the client relationship. The panel of experts also discuss the pros and cons of arbitration, mediation, and litigation.

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