Tag: Online California CLE

New Substance Abuse CLE: Am I Drinking Too Much is a Rhetorical Question!

From a gang member, to an incredibly successful trial lawyer… to a full-blown alcoholic.  This is the story of Gary Gwilliam. Gary shares his story and his wisdom with you so you can avoid the same path that he – and thousands of other lawyers – ended up going down. The path to alcoholism and substance abuse. 3 Hard-Earning Lessons from Losing…

CA CLE: Does My MCLE Compliance Group Ever Change?

California attorneys in Group 3 (N-Z) should have completed the 25 required CLE hours and reported MCLE compliance by March 1, 2017. The next group up for compliance is Compliance Group 2, those attorneys with last names H-M must complete the California MCLE requirement and report compliance by February 1, 2018. California MCLE – Compliance Groups California attorneys always remain in the…

CLE Course: Dealing with Cognitive Bias in Trial from Voir Dire to Deliberations

Fairness is a fundamental tenet of the American judicial system. However, no matter how rational and fair people think they might be, all individuals have cognitive biases that effect their judgement and beliefs. These cognitive biases play out in the courtroom everyday across the country and ultimately influence the behavior and decisions of jurors, witnesses, attorneys and judges. Bias & the Legal…

CLE on QDROs and Retirement Benefits in Divorce

Mistakes in drafting a judgment of divorce/dissolution and drafting a QDRO (qualified domestic relations order) are very common and can be extremely costly for your client. Practitioners that fail to appreciate the key nuances of QDROs may commit errors that can result in loss of significant benefits to the non-employee spouse. Considering the prevalence of pitfalls, the potential impact of errors and…

CLE on Dealing with Homeowner Associations (HOAs)

An HOA (Homeowners Association) is a nonprofit corporation or unincorporated association that manages a common interest real estate development.  Most of us have a good idea of the tasks that HOAs perform – but what are the limits on an HOAs power? According to Community Associations Institute, over two million people in the United States serve on HOA boards or committees! Presented…