MCLE Classes & Events

What to Know About the New Tax Law, A Year Later

Please join us for a further discussion from the May 2018 presentation on the new tax law changes. We will review the new proposed regulations from the IRS on Qualified Business Income Deduction (QBID) as well as update everyone on additional guidance on the alimony change that has or has not yet been received from the IRS.

Leslie Dawson, CPA, CVA, ABV, CFF Dawson CPA Firm

Ms. Dawson is a CPA and owner of Dawson CPA Firm. She has been providing litigation support and tax services since 1991 and has worked in the accounting

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Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

This program covers all 8 hours of training required by California Rules of Court, Rule 5.242 for Continuing minors’ counsel; as well as the required 12 hours of training for new minors’ counsel!

Discussion Will Include:

~ Minors’ Counsel: Authority for Appointment; Duties, Rights and Qualifications of Counsel; Compensation of Counsel ~ Developing Rapport with and Interviewing Children at Different Stages of Development ~ Child Custody and Visitation Issues ~ Recognizing, Evaluating and Understanding Evidence of Child Abuse/Neglect; CPS Reports ~ Family Violence and Substance Abuse; The Effects of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Neglect on Children ~ Tools for

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Protecting and Collecting Your Fees

An Attorney’s Guide to Fee Arbitration, Collecting Attorney Fees and Ethical Issues

This is a must-attend, essential course for succeeding in business by any and all practitioners.

This Program Will Cover the Following:

1. Fee Issues arising during representation – Avoiding the problem at the outset (problem clients and the warning signs); Assessing your ability to service your client’s case efficiently and cost-effectively; Fee arrangements (when and how to discuss); Fee agreements (do you need one?); Arbitration clauses (are they important?); Billing practices; Keeping the client informed as the matter progresses; Motions for attorney’s fees before and after

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