By David M. Lederman
Chair of the Family Law Executive Committee
Welcome to the second edition of Family Law News Monthly. The hot topic of the month is the evolution of SB 36 which is the Senate bill, authored by Senate Judiciary Chair, the Honorable Hanna Beth Jackson. SB 36 lays out the framework and methodology how the bar de-unifies. SB 36 can be found HERE.
FLNM would not be what it is without the commitment and labor of its creative team. That team is comprised of Jason Elter (recently voted in as Next Year’s FLEXCOM Secretary – Congratulations Jason!), FLN Editor Dawn Gray (also author of our Case Summaries), FLNM Editor Stephen Hamilton, and significantly, Nahgmeh Bashir. Nahgmeh is the past editor of FLN and has done an awesome job drawing substantive articles and CLE for FLNM. Thank you! - DML
5th Anniversary Special Pricing in Pursuit of Access to Justice
Earn 6 Hours of MCLE credit, including 1.5 hours in Legal Ethics and 0.5 hours in Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society, and 6 hours of legal specialization credit in Family Law.
Substantive law is only one component of your family law case. This esteemed panel will
share practical pointers on how to navigate your case, and bridge the well between the
bench and bar in this changing landscape of family law today.
Santa Barbara School of Law
Monday, June 26, 2017
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Thursday, June 29, 2017, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit and 1 hour legal specialization in Family Law. You must register in advance to participate.
The words diversity and multi-cultural brings up images of ethnic minorities and ideas of stereotypical ideas of how to work with those people. In fact the discussions often become about differences between groups, i.e. eastern and western beliefs, individualistic and collectivistic values, black and white experiences, etc. In reality there are no clear lines between groups, and the within group differences are more important in understanding and assessing clients.
Moderators: Abbas Hadjian and Leena S. Hingnikar
Speakers: Gitu Bhatia, Linda Bortell, and Diana L. Martinez
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
The California Supreme Court determined in People v. Sanchez that a testifying expert’s opinion may be based on otherwise inadmissible hearsay but that the underlying hearsay cannot be admitted for the truth of its content through the testimony of the expert. The panelists here will discuss the implications of People v. Sanchez in family law proceedings and practice tips to address those implications.
Moderators: Abbas Hadjian and Leena S. Hingnikar
Speakers: Hon. Dianna Gould-Saltman and Stephen A. Kolodny
The Sections of The State Bar of California are pleased to present the 2017 Sections Convention – a networking and learning opportunity planned especially for California attorneys and legal professionals.
Sections ConventionFriday-Saturday, August 18-19, 2017Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Spa
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
You can now register online for this program.
This inaugural event is the new platform for the State Bar Sections’ stellar programs and events previously offered at The State Bar of California Annual Meeting.
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Are you a Section member who wants to be reminded of all the benefits? Do you have a colleague on the fence about joining the Section? Being a Family Law Section member offers a number of great benefits. READ MORE
We're very grateful for your membership in the Section.
As a token of that, we're offering self-study MCLE credit in the areas of Legal Ethics, Competence Issues, and Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and in Society. The programs are posted in our Member's Only Area.
Simply watch the programs and keep track of having done so. You can report this to the State Bar when it's time to demonstrate your compliance with the MCLE requirements.
The Family Law Section is a sponsor of the radio program “Know Your Legal Rights” hosted in the Bay Area by San Mateo Deputy District Attorney Chuck Finney. Mr. Finney welcomes attorneys and other professionals to talk about hot legal topics on a weekly basis. He routinely hosts members of FlexCom and other family law attorneys to educate the public on burgeoning issues important to our practice. FlexCom thanks Mr. Finney for providing our Section with this forum over the years.
If you are interested in listening to prior broadcasts focused on family law issues, the State Bar website now has a list that dates all the way back to when the Section first started sponsoring the program. Visit the our Your Legal Rights page for additional details. For an entire list of podcasts hosted by Mr. Finney, please see HERE.
Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Family Law Section, you're eligible for:
A complete list of the products eligible for a discount is available on a CEB web page accessible through our Members Only Area. Information about the section dues rebate program can be found on the CEB Web site.
The State Bar of California's "Get the Legal Facts of Life" Pamphlets are available for purchase from the State Bar. These pamphlets are both educational and informative for your clients.
For more information, see Consumer Education Pamphlets or call the Education Pamphlet Hotline: 888-875-LAWS (888-875-5297).
View Family Law Section programs over the internet for participatory MCLE credit . Choose from hundreds of hours of official State Bar of California MCLE programs. For more information, see streaming audio and video, and select Family Law Be sure to check out CLEtoGo , downloadable podcasts you can listen to on the BART, or on the drive in or from the office.
Who said family law lawyers weren’t social? A reminder, our Family Law Section is on Facebook and Twitter - join us! The Section sees social media as another way to connect our members with information as it develops. Stay in touch with us to learn about the great work being done by Section members across the state. You can Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter at the links below.
Family Law Section
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639