MCLE Classes & Events

Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Real Property Update

Monday, April 3, 2017: How to Not “Kill” Your Appeal

Thursday, April 13, 2017: Spring CEQA Update

Thursday, April 20, 2017: End of Life Option Act

Monday, May 8, 2017: Federal Trade Secrets Act

Thursday, May 11, 2017: Financial Documents Literacy in Family Law

Wednesday, May 17, 2017: Appellate Standard of Review

Thursday, May 18, 2017: Evidence "How-To" at Trial

Friday, June 23, 2017: 2017 Summer Soirée

Appellate Standard of Review

This program is designed for all attorneys who handle appeals. Determining and effectively using the applicable standard of review can have enormous impact on the outcome of an appeal. It is the prism through which the justices view the issues. This class will focus on how to structure your appeal to obtain the most favorable standard of review and how best to work within the correct standard of review. Highlights will include:

• Framing the issues to obtain the most favorable standard of review

• What to look for to facilitate use of the most helpful standard of review

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Financial Documents Literacy in Family Law

• Financial documents: what are they, why do you need them, and where to look for them

• Tax returns: how to read them and what you can find in them

• Financial statements: what to ask for, how to understand them, and what you can learn from them

• Financial software: tips and traps

• What to do when financial documents don’t exist yet, but are necessary

Darlene Elmore Certified Public Accountant

Darlene has over 28 years of experience as an accountant and has worked in public accounting for the last 23. With an office in Santa

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Federal Trade Secrets Act

Congress has enacted the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, for the first time creating a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. The federal cause of action differs from California’s existing Trade Secrets Act, meaning that practitioners must now decide whether to file under the California or federal statute. This seminar will examine the differences between the two statutes, and some of the strategic considerations in deciding the best forum under the particular circumstances.

Ross Jones Merrill, Arnone & Jones, LLP

Mr. Jones is a partner in the firm of Merrill, Arnone & Jones, a premier

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