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EventMicrosoft® EXCEL 2010 for Legal Professionals: Part A - Workbooks, Data Lists, Formulas, and Tips & Tricks
MCLE Credits0
Date09/08/2014
Start Time9:30 AM
End Time12:30 PM
Registration Fee$75.00

This course will cover how to create a spreadsheet to track data and perform calculations useful in a law firm practice. You will learn how to navigate the new "Ribbon" and gallery commands in Excel 2010 and how to perform basic calculations, create charts that are clear and compelling, manage data lists, format cells, insert and delete rows and columns, create simple formulas, and use  headers and footers. 



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EventLegal Research on WestlawNext
MCLE Credits1
Date09/09/2014
Start Time12:00 PM
End Time1:00 PM
Registration Fee$15.00

In this course you will learn about the latest tools and resources available on WestlawNext. You will learn how to find the correct form, whether it is for a business or a lawsuit, and how to use research strategies to find the information you need in some of the more important California resources, such as Witkin's Summary, Dockets, and Miller & Starr.

 

 



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EventTechniques for Short, Clear & Organized Legal Writing
MCLE Credits2
Date09/11/2014
Start Time9:30 AM
End Time11:30 AM
Registration Fee$55.00

In the legal profession, no one wants to read what we write. What we write may be important, but it is not popular fiction; motions are not read for pleasure.

This presentation will cover how to fix word-wasting habits that needlessly lengthen your writing and how to develop sentence and paragraph construction techniques that improve readability in legal documents.



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Event@#*!...Rudeness: Curtailing Incivility in the Courtroom
MCLE Credits1
Date09/12/2014
Start Time12:15 PM
End Time1:15 PM
Registration Fee$35.00

In this judicial perspective, Judge Jaime Roman, using vignettes for discussion, will address how less-than-civil conduct can and will affect your argument, your reputation, and ultimately impugns the integrity of the legal system for all.

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EventVintners, Farmers & Ranchers: Setting Up an Estate Plan to Insure a Family Legacy
MCLE Credits2
Date09/19/2014
Start Time2:00 PM
End Time4:00 PM
Registration Fee$55.00

In this seminar, estate planning attorney Tim Murphy will explore some of the unique challenges and opportunities in creating an estate plan for vintners, farmers and/or ranchers. You will learn strategies to "give away the farm" while meeting the required obligations of estate tax provisions, wills, trusts and other elements that would encompass an agrarian business.

Mr. Murphy will discuss transfers within families prior to death including gifts, buy-sell agreements, installment sales, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRAT), family corporations and family partnerships. He will also cover conservation easements, special use valuations and transfers upon death, delineating potential pitfalls regarding liquidity issues that may occur when dealing with a trust-owned farm/ranch.



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EventMicrosoft® EXCEL 2010 for Legal Professionals: Part B - Large Worksheets, Charts & Graphs, and Advanced Formulas & Functions
MCLE Credits0
Date09/22/2014
Start Time9:30 AM
End Time12:30 PM
Registration Fee$75.00

This advanced course will cover the more sophisticated features found in Excel 2010. You will learn how to link pages in worksheets, create charts and graphs, and how to work with advanced functions and formulas to help calculate values for settlement offers, outline damages, and even generate potential business deals. 



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EventMicrosoft® POWERPOINT 2010 for Legal Professionals: PART A—Preparing Bulleted Slides; Inserting Exhibits and Photos; Callout and Animate Text in an Exhibit; Creating a Relationship Chart
MCLE Credits0
Date09/29/2014
Start Time9:30 AM
End Time12:30 PM
Registration Fee$75.00

In this hands-on computer software course you will learn how to use the Ribbon interface within Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Participants will plan, create, and execute a PowerPoint presentation using bulleted slides, exhibits, and photos to leave a lasting impression in the courtroom. 



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EventFederal Legal Research, Part A: Statutes, Regulations and Secondary Sources
MCLE Credits2.5
Date09/30/2014
Start Time1:30 PM
End Time4:00 PM
Registration Fee$30.00

This is the first presentation of a two-part series covering federal primary law in the form of statutes and regulations. It will conclude with a discussion on the secondary sources most frequently used for statutory and regulatory research.

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