MCLE Classes & Events

Competence Issues

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 Interacting with Clients Who Have Experienced Trauma; Advocating for Your Client within the Court System
~ Secondary Traumatic Stress
~ Consideration of Children’s Wishes
~ Preparing Children for Family Court Services or Judicial Interview
~ Child’s Participation in Proceedings
~ Cultural and Ethnic Diversity
~ Working with Multidiscipline Experts

Dates & Times:
Day One
Saturday, September 8, 2018
8:30 am Check-In; 9:00—4:30 pm Presentation

Day Two
Sunday, September 9, 2018
8:30 am Check-In; 9:00 am—4:30 pm Presentation

Hon. Shelly Averill
Hon. Louise Bayles-Fightmaster (Ret.)
Dene Carroll, LCSW
Dan Chester, Esq.
Kinna Crocker, Esq.
Robin Estes, Esq.
Mary Kelly Persyn, Esq.
Andrea Ponticiello, Esq.
Jennifer Santos, MFT

MCLE: 12 Units Participatory MCLE Credit, including 1 Unit Elimination of Bias, 1 Unit of Competence, and 10 Units of General Law; 12 Units Participatory Legal Specialization Credit in Family Law

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

Registration Fee: $295—SCBA Members | $350—Public | $195—SCBA Barristers Club Members in first 5 years of practice

Student: $95 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

Click Here to Register NOTE: BARRISTERS CLUB MEMBERS PRICE (in first 5 years of practice) is not available by on line registration. Please call or fax in your RSVP for discounted price.

Click here to download the registration flyer and presentation schedule

FOR OUT-OF-TOWN REGISTRANTS – Please Click Here for a List of Lodgings Close by SCBA Office


Thank You to Our Sponsor!
Stop by their booth on Day One of this Training!

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