Training


Family Law Paralegal Program

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Guardianship Training – Free MCLE

When:   Monday, July 31, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Where:   SDVLP
707 Broadway, Suite 1400
San Diego, CA 92101

MCLE: 1 hour

Cost: Free, if you are willing to commit to accepting 1 pro bono case in the next 6 months.

 

The Guardianship Process – San Diego County, is an opportunity to be trained in the practice, procedure, and advocacy skills needed to represent a petitioner in guardianship of the minor cases (no estates) in San Diego County. Guardianships are often needed when parents are deceased, uninvolved, in jail, or unwilling to continue to care for their child. It is difficult for proposed guardians to successfully navigate the legal system without assistance of counsel. Your representation will not only benefit the clients, but will enable the child to remain in a safe and stable home. All participants must agree to accept one pro bono case in the next 6 month and will be provided with a manual and mentorship.

This live training focuses on San Diego specific practice and procedure. Participants are encouraged to watch online the first two hours of Practising Law Institute’s free 2015 CA Guardianship training prior to SDVLP’s live training. Practising Law Institute’s free online training is available here.

Register by Friday, July 28. Space is limited. If you have questions, please contact Leslie Mackay at lmackay@sdvlp.org. Please feel free to share this opportunity.

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2017 Fundamentals of Family Law

When:   March 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where:   San Diego County Bar Association
Conference Center, Suite 120
401 West A Street, San Diego, CA 92101

4.25 Hours Credit:   3.25 General Law, 1 Ethics.

Questions?  Contact Irasema Coronado at
(619) 235-5656, ext. 116 or icoronado@sdvlp.org

Registration Fee:

  • $120.00 for registered volunteer lawyers
  • $145.00 for Prospective SDCBA LRIS
    Modest Means panelists
  • $160.00 for non-volunteer lawyers
  • $ 40.00 for SDVLP student volunteers
  • $ 65.00 for other legal professionals and
    law students

 

Overview: This training will emphasize basic practice in handling a family law dissolution case, including ethics and family law, preparation of pleadings, and discussion of special topics of interest to family law practitioners such as custody and child support issues. A judicial officer will provide the court perspective.

This activity is approved for 1.0 hour of ethics and 3.25 hours of general MCLE. SDVLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Volunteers must be members in good standing of the State Bar of California who have accepted 2 pro bono cases in the past 2 years; or have volunteered at least twice at our legal clinics or in the office in the last year.

This event is being co-sponsored by the San Diego County Bar Association and the San Diego Family Law Bar Association.

Overview: This training will emphasize basic practice in handling a family law dissolution case, including ethics and family law, preparation of pleadings, and discussion of special topics of interest to family law practitioners such as custody and child support issues. A judicial officer will provide the court perspective.

This activity is approved for 1.0 hour of ethics and 3.25 hours of general MCLE. SDVLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Volunteers must be members in good standing of the State Bar of California who have accepted 2 pro bono cases in the past 2 years; or have volunteered at least twice at our legal clinics or in the office in the last year.

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