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The immigration law Form I-846 Affidavit of Support creates a potentially lifelong spousal support obligation. This presentations delves into this often overlooked contractual obligation and gives attorneys serving eligible immigrant clients the tools they need to...
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In this program, award-winning litigation attorney Alan Fanger shares valuable tips and best-practices on how attorneys can prepare a client for deposition.
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Property Assessed Clean Energy Programs (PACE) are fraught with predatory lending practices and lead to frequent foreclosures. This program helps attorneys understand how to protect their PACE clients.
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Forensic document examiners are often retained to determine whether a document has been altered. This presentation offers an overview to attorneys to different types of alterations encountered by document examiners and methods of detecting the alterations.
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This seminar uses case studies to illustrate methods of handwriting authentication. Cases include the Zodiac Killer and the 2018 Zahau v. Shacknai case that resolved whether Rebecca Zahau was murdered or committed suicide at the Spreckels Mansion on Coronado Island.
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In this program, cannabis attorney, Kimberly Simms, will discuss the key issues affecting California's newly reformed cannabis marketplace.
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This course provides an overview of the eviction process in California from start to finish, touching on common issues landlords face when filing an unlawful detainer case, and what to expect throughout the process,
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This presentation offers an overview of the issues related to altered documents of all types, including email alterations, cut-and-paste signatures, and uncovering writing below a scribble-out.
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Understanding how to effectively and efficiently enforce judgments can bring tremendous value to your clients. This program walks viewers through the steps of this tricky process, giving them everything they need to know begin collecting their clients' outstanding...
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Human trafficking is global crisis. The International Labor Organization has estimated that there are 20.9 million victims worldwide. In this program, President of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, Martina Vandenberg, discusses the state of human...
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This program provides a general overview of Animal law as a focus for law practitioners in the United States, and updates lawyers on the recent legal trends coming from the leader in animal rights, California
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The separation of families attempting to immigrate into the United States has been a controversial topic. This course will cover the federal class action lawsuit filed by the ACLU to stop family separation and require the immediate reunification of separated children...
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Part 2 of this introductory motions course focuses on the types of motions that civil litigators commonly encounter. The course presenter covers a number of valuable practice tips in filing and defending these motions.
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A contested adoption can have enormous consequences on all the parties involved in the adoption process as well as the child who is subject to adoption.In this program, adoption attorney Colleen Quinn discusses the causes and consequences of contested adoptions, using...
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Studies have shown that a well-written motion has a significantly greater chance at success even apart from the merits of the case. Part 1 of this course focuses on the art of drafting and legal writing in order to make briefs more persuasive for judges and law clerks.
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Working with witnesses presents a minefield of potential ethical issues for civil and criminal litigators. Identifying and addressing these can be tricky, but mishandling them can lead to consequences such as sanctions and an undesirable outcome of your case. In this...
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As every experienced appellate attorney knows, there is much to consider and prepare for in order to successfully argue a case before a state or federal appeals court. In this program, appellate attorney Robert Fitzpatrick shares his top 25 rules for appealing appellate...
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Medical marijuana is a new area of law in the U.S. The fluctuating state of the law breeds new ground for product liability claims, complicated by the fact that cannabis is still illegal under federal law. This program helps attorneys understand spot potential MM claims...
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Borderline Personality Disorder is among the least understood, and yet perhaps the most important mental health issues for criminal defense lawyers. In this course, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver delves into criminal mitigation strategies for the client...
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Attorneys and judges encounter the issue of goodwill in closely held businesses in a number of legal contexts. In part two of this course, business valuation expert Michael Sack Elmaleh will drill down to the economic substance of enterprise goodwill from both the...
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Retention and preservation of data can be tricky, especially in the digital world. In this program, e-discovery expert Kenneth Rashbaum will help you navigate the current state of the law, covering topis such as spoliation, legal holds, sanctions, international issues,...
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Information management is a heavily regulated but often overlooked area of law. Statutes such as Sarbanes-Oxley impose heavy sanctions and even imprisonment if proper steps are not taken to ensure compliance. In this program, information governance expert John Isaza...
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Be prepared when an ERISA case walks through your door. In this program, ERISA attorney Russell Petti will take you through the fundamentals of ERISA litigation from beginning to end.
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Convincing a judge to agree with your position can be a tricky task. This program will teach you how to advocate for your client before a judge using effective and concise written and oral argument techniques.
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This course provides an overview of criminal mitigation to criminal defense lawyers, and reviews various humanizing processes that a criminal law attorney can utilize to better advocate for his or her client. Both experienced and novice lawyers will gain important...
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