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2017 Basic Training: Family Law

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Speakers
• Judge Thomas Trent Lewis
• Mary J. Martinelli

 

CFLR’s Basic Training: Family Law is a comprehensive program, designed and taught by experts in the field for lawyers and their support staff with limited experience in the practice of Family Law. It is also beneficial to family law lawyers who want a thorough review of best practices. This "how to" course takes you step-by-step in handling a marriage dissolution case, commencing with initial client intake and developing a competent case plan, seeking and resisting immediate pendente lite relief, and continuing through to judgment and postjudgment matters. We focus on current practice and apply the new and amended procedures and forms.

 

You will learn the importance of each element of the Family Law forms - including the Petition and Response that begin the case, the Request for Order that initiates an OSC or motion hearing, the all-important Supporting and Responsive Declarations that can make or break your request for, or opposition to, interim orders, and the mandatory Declarations of Disclosure required to satisfy your clients' fiduciary duties. Our panel will also explain the substantive law and strategies to be considered in competently maneuvering through the many forms and procedures. No matter which side you represent, you will hear invaluable practice pointers from the experts.

 

Course Highlights 

PETITIONER'S CASE
  • Initial Client Intake (fee arrangements; conflict of
     interest/ethical considerations)
  • Prefiling Fiduciary Duty Considerations and Automatic
     Temporary Restraining Orders
  • Exploring Nonlitigation Options (Mediation, Collaborative
     Law, etc.) and Gathering Information to Prepare the Case
  • Where to File (Jurisdiction, Venue)
  • Drafting the Petition, UCCJEA Forms, Preliminary
     Declaration of Disclosure and Related Forms
  • Preparing Initial Request for Order - Custody/Visitation,
     Support and Attorney Fees/Costs; Protective Orders;
     Applications for Emergency Orders
  • Domestic Violence Proceedings
  • Separate Civil Cases and Doctrine of Consolidation of
     Related Proceedings

 

RESPONDENT'S CASE
  • Initial Client Intake (fee arrangements; conflict of
     interest/ethical considerations)
  • Impact of Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders
  • Attacking Jurisdiction
  • Drafting the Response and Determining Appropriate
     Requests for Affirmative Relief
  • Responding to the Initial Request for Order and Preparing
     Respondent's Own Request for Interim Orders

 

FIDUCIARY DUTIES OF DISCLOSURE; DISCOVERY
  • Discovery Plans and Interplay With Fiduciary Duties
     of Disclosure
  • Use of Civil Discovery Tools in the Family Law Arena
  • Demand for Production of Documents From Third
     Parties and Privacy Considerations

  • Depositions of Parties and Expert Witnesses
  • Preliminary Declarations of Disclosure and Final
     Declarations of Disclosure
  • Duty of Disclosure Remedies
  • Separate and Community Property; Transmutations
     and Title Issues

 

CASE MANAGEMENT IN FAMILY LAW;
MEDIATION AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • Family Centered Case Resolution Plans
  • Mandatory Child Custody Mediation
  • Early Neutral Intervention
  • Mediation in Family Law; Confidentiality
     Exclusionary Rules
  • Limited Scope Representation

 

TRIAL PREPARATION AND ENTRY OF JUDGMENT
  • Importance of Findings and Statement
     of Decision

 

POSTJUDGMENT PROCEEDINGS
AND ENFORCEMENT

  • Fam.C. §2120 et seq. Set-Aside Relief - When
     and How
  • Custody/Support Modifications: "Change of
     Circumstances" Rule
  • Move-Away Requests (Relocation of Children)
  • Enforcement of Support
  • Enforcement of Judgment
  • Termination of Spousal Support
  • Other Enforcement-Related Issues

 

Course Materials 
The course materials include a copy of the complete set of slides and worksheets used by the panelists, plus other supplemental materials. Enrollees can choose to receive printed course materials or course materials on USB drive, which allows you to save them to your hard drive and take notes directly next to the material covered. See order form to make your selection. Enrollees may purchase at special prices TRG’s three-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law, written by Judge William P. Hogoboom (Ret.) and Justice Donald B. King (Ret.), and the two-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law FORMS.

 

MCLE/Specialization Credits
Approval of specialization credit in Family Law has been granted by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and approval of MCLE credit for this activity has been granted by the State Bar of California in the amount of 18 hours, including 1.5 hours of legal ethics.

 

 

 

   

Dates and locations
Course Logistics

 

 

LIVE PROGRAM

Costa Mesa
October 6, 7 & 8, 2017 (Fri. - Sun.)
Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Boulevard
(714) 540-2500

 

 

 

Download Course Brochure (enrollment form included)
Download Enrollment Form

 

 

 

Tuition


Early Bird ....................... $795
Advance Tuition ................ $895
“At Door” Tuition .............. $995

 

Tuition Deadlines

 

Enrollees are entitled to early enrollment discounts. Your registration(s) will be considered “At Door” unless received in our office by the deadline dates listed below (NO EXCEPTIONS):

 

Early Bird tuition deadline:
8-18-2017

 

Advance tuition deadlines:
9-29-2017

 

 

 

Special Offer On DissoMaster For Enrollees

 

Free first year of DissoMaster for new subscribers only.

 

Call (800) 747-3161, ext. 2 to order!

 

Special Offers On Practice Guildes For Enrollees

 

TRG’s California Practice Guide: Family Law
$340.50 + sales tax
(regularly $681)

 

California Practice Guide: Family Law FORMS
$159 + sales tax
(regularly $318) 

 

Call (800) 747-3161, ext. 2 to order!

 
     
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