Training


Family Law Paralegal Program

Register By Mail

The Guardianship Process – San Diego, County

When:   Monday,January 22, 2018, 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


How to Obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Findings in Probate Court

When:   Monday, January 22, 2018, 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.

When:   Monday, January 22, 2018, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 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.

This free MCLE 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 the 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 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 at:

http://www.pli.edu/Content/Seminar/California_Guardianship_Law_ 2015_Free/_/N-4kZ1z11uqq?ID=252380

Register by clicking on the link below, or email Leslie Mackay (lmackay@sdvlp.org) by Friday, January 19th. Space is limited. Please feel free to share this opportunity.

Click Here to Register by Email

This free MCLE is an opportunity to be trained in the practice, procedure, and advocacy skills needed to represent a petitioner in obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Findings in San Diego County’s Probate Court. 

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is a form of immigration protection for abused, abandoned, or neglected children under the age of 21 years old.  SIJS allows children to apply for lawful permanent residency (a “green card”).  Many of these vulnerable children have no other viable way to apply for lawful permanent residency in the United States and, as such, are at particular risk of remaining in unstable familial situations, or otherwise being exploited for their lack of immigration status.

In order to qualify for SIJS with federal immigration authorities, the petitioner must obtain a special order from a state court which includes findings consistent with the SIJS statutory definition. This order must be signed by the judge and submitted with the youth’s SIJS petition to federal immigration authorities. Probate Courts can make these findings within a Guardianship matter, and this training focuses on how to obtain these findings.  Federal immigration authorities make the ultimate decision on whether to approve an immigrant youth for SIJS and lawful permanent residency.  Please note, this training does not address filing the SIJS immigration application with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.  All participants will be provided with samples and mentorship.

Register by clicking the link below, or email Leslie Mackay (lmackay@sdvlp.org) by Friday, January 19th.  Space is limited.  Please feel free to share this opportunity.

Click Here to Register by Email

Free MCLE Traning

When:   Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2:00 p.m.

Where: San Diego Law Library

MCLE: 1 hour

Cost: Free, if you are willing to volunteer at the Family Law Clinic that afternoon.

 
 

SDVLP’s Family Law Clinic will be offering an informative MCLE series on the complex topic of Discovery.

On February 21, 2018, SDVLP will be holding a free MCLE on deposition basics. This will be a great MCLE for newer attorneys or those with limited experience with discovery. The program will be taught by long-time SDVLP friend and supporter, Paul Duvall, Esq. Mr. Duvall has been an experienced civil litigator for forty years, specializing in Labor and Employment Law.

The free, one-hour MCLE will be held at 2:00 pm, immediately before SDVLP’s Family Law Clinic held at the downtown San Diego Law Library. In order to receive the MCLE certificate, you must volunteer at the clinic that afternoon.

Please RSVP to Kris Jacobs at kjacobs@sdvlp.org if you have any questions or are planning on attending.

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.