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MCLE Classes & Events

Elimination of Bias

2020 Minors Counsel Training Series

Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

– – Sponsored by the Family Law Section – –

NOTE: Click on Titles of Programs for More Details & to Register Individually.

09-14-20 Webinar: Working with the Family; A Guide for Working with Parents and Children
— 1.5 hours – Kinna Crocker & Robin Estes

09-22-20 Webinar: Special Needs Children: A Risk Assessment Model for Developing Parenting Plans — 1 hour – Daniel B. Pickar, PhD, ABPP

09-29-20 Webinar: Determining the Child’s Best Interest; Understanding the Voice of the Child and Developmental Stages — 1.5 hours – Rhonda Lindsey, Ph.D.

10-08-20 Webinar: Domestic Violence & Child Abuse for Family Attorneys: The Dangers and What To Do About It — 1.0 hour – Tara Godoy, BSN RN CFN LNC

10-16-20 Webinar: Presenting Your Case to the Court as Minor’s Counsel — 1 hour – Commissioner Becky Rasmason

10-21-20 Webinar: Bringing a Child’s Voice to Court – 1.5 hours – Judge Bertoli, Daniel Chester

10-28-20 Webinar: Child Abuse in Custody Cases: CPS Reports; Substance Abuse; The effects of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect on children — 1 hour – Deborah L. Reece

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE VIA THE ABOVE LISTED LIVE WEBINARS IS: 8.5 Units of Participatory Family Law Specialization Credit and includes 0.75 Unit of Elimination of Bias.

Online Courses Needed to Complete Training:
(purchased separately and not part of the Series Discount)

Video: Working with Multidisciplinary Experts

Video: Authority for Appointment (FC3150, Rules of Court 5.240); Duties and Rights of Counsel (FC 3151, Rules of Court 5.242); Compensation of Counsel (FC3153, Rules of Court 5.241); Qualifications of Counsel (Rules of Court 5.242); Child’s Participation in Proceedings (Rules of Court 5.250)

Video: Secondary Traumatic Stress (Optional for continuing Minors’ Counsel; Required for New Minors’ Counsel)

This series provides the necessary training required by the California Rules of Court, Rule 5.242 for new and continuing minors’ counsel. All presentations listed as videos are available on-demand. If you’re unable to attend any of the live webinars, please contact Amy Jarvis at for options available to complete your required training.

ZOOM Webinar – Materials and Zoom Sign-In to webinars will be provided at 3 pm one (1) business day prior to the start of each event.

The above series of live webinar programs provides 8.5 Units Participatory MCLE Credit, including 0.75 unit in Elimination of Bias and 7.75 units in General Law
8.5 Units Participatory Specialization Credit in Family Law

Registration Fee:
2020 Minors Counsel Bundle (Live Programs Only)

SCBA Members: $150

Public: $185

Student: $50 (with proof of current enrollment)*

* The student discount is available online for SCBA Student Members only. Join today! Student membership may be free for you! For more information, please contact Ann Horn at

To Register Offline and Reserve Your Space in the Series of Presentations, please email Ann Horn at .

Thank You to Our Sponsor:

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