Tag: Online California CLE

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…

CLE Course on Attorney Workplace Investigations

A thorough, effective and ethical internal investigation of an employee workplace complaint can help a company to avoid costly and protracted litigation, and form the foundation for a successful defense in the event that a lawsuit is eventually filed. Unfortunately, missteps are common in internal investigations and these mistakes can expose an employer to costly liability. Workplace Investigations Increasingly more employers are…

CA CLE Participatory Credit for Online & Downloadable CLE Courses

The State Bar of California requires all active California attorneys to complete 25 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) every three years in order to fulfill the mandatory CA MCLE requirement. California attorneys are allowed to take courses for two different types of credit – either self-study or participatory credit. However, the CA MCLE rules require California attorneys to complete a minimum…

CA MCLE: Group 1 Reporting Deadline is 2/1/16

The deadline for Group 1 attorneys to report their CA MCLE compliance is February 1, 2016. Those California attorneys with last names A-G are in Compliance Group 1. The compliance period for Group 1 attorneys runs from 2/1/13 to 1/31/16. CA MCLE Compliance Group 1 (A-G) Compliance Period: 2/1/13 – 1/31/16 Reporting Deadline: 2/1/2016 Starting December 1, the State Bar of California advises Group…

CLE Course on “Re-engineering” the Patent Process

Over the years, the conventional patent process has become highly inefficient. This often results in low quality patents being filed and significant money being lost by the applicant. And while a record number of patents are being issued – over a quarter million were issued last year – many of those patents will not generate a dime of revenue. There is, however,…