MCLE Classes & Events

CANCELLED - Tuesday, July 24, 2018: How to Counsel Your Client on Avoiding Embezzlement

Wednesday, July 25, 2018: Protecting and Collecting Your Fees

EVENT: Friday, August 3, 2018: The John F. "Jack" DeMeo Day at the Fair

Thursday, August 9, 2018: Stress and Depression in the Legal Profession

Thursday, August 16, 2018: How to Avoid Landmines in Buy-Sell Agreements: A Business Valuation Expert's Perspective

Friday, August 24, 2018: 9th ANNUAL SCBA PICNIC

Friday, September 7, 2018: Transgender Employment Issues

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018: Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Thursday, September 13, 2018: Business Entity Options and Certifications

Thursday, September 20, 2018: The Right to Repair Act and Wildfire Reconstruction

Monday, September 24, 2018: State Laws Regulating Workplace Investigations: When, Who, How and Why?

Thursday, September 27, 2018: Immigration/Employment Crossover Issues

Wednesday, October 3, 2018: Updates from the Labor Commissioners Office

Friday, October 19, 2018: 2018 Careers of Distinction Awards Dinner

Family Law Specialization

Comprehensive Family Law Practice Series: Settlement in Family Law Cases

Since most family law cases resolve without a trial, settlement skills are important tools in the lawyer’s “toolbox”. This workshop will combine presentations, demonstrations, discussion, and experiential exercises covering the following topics:

~ Planning for settlement from the beginning of the case
~ The key components of settlement readiness for the client and the lawyer
~ The impact of relationships and dynamics on settlement, including between the parties and between the parties and professionals
~ Preparation for mediation and/or a settlement conference
~ Negotiating for the best outcome for your client and the family
~ Closing the deal and completing the settlement


Catherine Conner, CFLS
Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP

Ms. Conner is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her primary focus is on providing couples with options for resolving their disputes respectfully without going to court. The strategies she employs include private judging, mediation, collaborative practice, and settlement counsel. Ms. Conner is a past President of the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire and a Past President of the International Academy of Collaborative
Professionals. Additionally, she’s a mediation and collaborative practice trainer with the Center for Understanding in Conflict and has co-authored a practice manual for collaborative practitioners entitled “Collaborative Practice Materials.”

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

Time: Check-In & Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am ; Presentation: 9:00 am—4:30 pm

Catherine Conner, CFLS, Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA.
NOTE: Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street.
Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

Registration Fee: $295–SCBA Members; $395–Public; and $95–SCBA Barristers Club Members in 1st 5 years of Practice (Barristers must send in registration by fax or phone to receive the discounted rate) and $95–Students (Students must provide proof of current enrollment with registration to receive discount)

MCLE: 6.0 Units Participatory MCLE in General Law and 6.0 Units Participatory Specialization Credit in Family Law

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.)

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