MCLE Classes & Events

Thursday, July 25, 2019 CANCELLED: Developments in Bail Reform

EVENT - Friday, August 2, 2019: The John F. "Jack" DeMeo Day at the Fair

Tuesday, August 13, 2019: Unlawful Detainers

Thursday, August 15, 2019: Signs and Symptoms of Substance Use and Mental Health Issues Among Attorneys

Tuesday, August 20, 2019: The Art and Science of Jury Selection: Civil and Criminal

Monday, August 26, 2019: Who Let the Dogs In? Access Rights for Service Dogs Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title III)

Thursday, August 29, 2019: Habeas Corpus 101

Saturday, September 14, 2019 & Sunday, September 15, 2019: Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Thursday, September 19, 2019: Societal Trends and Legal Changes Brought About by the "#MeToo Movement."

Tuesday, October 1, 2019: Deeds and the Recording Process--Get It Right The First Time

EVENT - October 18, 2019: 2019 Careers of Distinction Awards Dinner

Friday, July 19, 2019 NEW DATE -Friday, December 6, 2019: Mortgage Financing, Strategies in Divorce

Family Law Section

Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Discussion Will Include:

~ Minors’ Counsel: Authority for Appointment; Duties, Rights and Qualifications of Counsel; Compensation of Counsel
~ Communicating with Children at Different Stages of Development
~ Presenting the Child’s View
~ Working with Multidiscipline Experts Managing Difficult Conversations
~ Custody and Visitation Issues
~ Recognizing, Evaluating and Understanding Evidence of Child Abuse and Neglect
~ The Effects of Family Violence, Substance Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect on Children
~ CPS Reports

This program covers all 8 hours of training required by California Rules of Court, Rule 5.242 for continuing minors’ counsel; as well as 9 of the 12 hours for new minors’ counsel! New minors counsel can complete their required hours by viewing the recording of our 2018 training. Please visit our online catalogue at, click “Self-Paced Online Seminars”, click on the “Subject” link to browse by subject, and select “Minors Counsel Training” for the list of videos from the 2018 training.

Day One:
Saturday, September 14, 2019
8:30 am Check-In; 9:00—4:00 pm Presentation
Day Two:
Sunday, September 15, 2019
8:30 am Check-In; 9:00 am—12:45 pm Presentation


Hon. Shelly Averill
Hon. Lawrence Ornell
Dene Carroll, LCSW
Dan Chester, Esq.
Catherine Conner, CFLS
Mary Kelly Persyn, Esq.
Andrea Ponticiello, Esq.

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

MCLE: 9 Units Participatory MCLE Credit and 9 Units Participatory Legal Specialization Credit in Family Law

Registration Fee: $295—SCBA Members | $350—Public | $195—SCBA Barristers Club Members in first 5 years of practice
$95—Students. Note: Students must show proof of current enrollment to receive the discounted price.

Student: $20 (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.)

NOTE: Barrister will need to register by Phone, Fax, or USPS Mail to receive Section Discount. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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