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MCLE Classes & Events

By Video Conference:Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Family Law Disclosure Overview

NEW DATE TBD Wednesday, April 15, 2020: Pension, Division, Malpractice & QDROs

NEW DATE TBD Friday, April 17, 2020: LPS Conservatorships

Monday, April 27, 2020: Sports Law

Thursday, April 30, 2020: Qualified Opportunity Zones

EVENT -Friday, May 1, 2020: Rex Sater Award Dinner

Monday, May 4, 2020: Sexual Harassment Training for Law Firms

EVENT -Friday, May 15, 2020: Judges’ Jubilee

Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Divorce & Taxes

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Pension, Division, Malpractice & QDROs

An Ethics Talk

John C. Madden, QDRO & Valuation Expert, QDRO Counsel

Mr. Madden is a founder of QDROCounsel, a legal technology company for pension division. His is a nationally recognized Valuation and QDRO expert. He is also a partner at Moon, Schwartz, and Madden, a valuation consulting firm specializing in assisting individuals, family law attorneys, and their clients in dividing community property interest in retirement benefits.

Mr. Madden is recurrent expert witness in actuarial pension valuations, stock options, and (Q)DROs in the Superior Court of various California counties. Mr. Madden has also been a

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2020 MCLE Deadline Blitz!

Urgent: The Deadline for GROUP 3 (N-Z) is February 3, 2020. Finish Your 25 Hours of Continuing Legal Education with SCBA! California MCLE Requirements: 25 Total Hours Continuing Legal Education Credits Every 3 Years, Including: 4 Credit Hours of Legal Ethics, 1 Credit Hour of Competence Issues, and 1 Credit Hour of Elimination of Bias

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Utilizing Paralegals in the Practice of Law

Legal Ethics for Attorneys (and Paralegals)

Discussion will cover examples of questionable ethical actions involving confidentiality and privilege; contact with a represented client; holding an administrative hearing in the absence of counsel; medical record access in client files; various violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct; and a review of the California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex and AB 5, which codified that decision as statute and its ethical implications for attorneys and paralegals.

Gregory “Shafiq” Spanos, Paralegal, Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and after

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