California MCLE

New Evidence CLE on Hearsay

Mike will mainly cover the following points on hearsay: Rule 801 & hearsay definitions, forms of non-hearsay and the hearsay exceptions. Mike will also provide numerous memorable hypotheticals so you can think fast on your feet during the trial and practically deploy the Rules of Evidence to your advantage.

Evidence 102 CLE: Testimonial Evidence

Testimonial evidence is a statement made under oath. An example would be a witness pointing to someone in the courtroom and saying, “That’s the guy I saw robbing the grocery store.” Presented by seasoned trial attorney & noted CLE speaker Michael DeBlis III, this third part of our four-part Evidence series will focus on witnesses and testimonial evidence.

Evidence 101 CLE: Relevance & Competence  

In this installment of Mike’s comprehensive Evidence series, he finishes discussing relevance, covers competence and begins discussing witness & testimonial evidence. The main topics covered will be: character evidence in criminal cases, tips for approaching MIMIC evidence, writings & the Best Evidence Rule (BER), competency and lay opinion testimony & expert opinion testimony.

New CLE On Evidence & Relevance

Judges apply the rules of evidence to determine whether to admit or exclude physical evidence, oral testimony & exhibits, and if admitted the jury decides how much weight to afford the evidence. As a starting point, the rules of evidence permit only relevant and trustworthy evidence to be make it in front of the jury. This CLE will focus on specific problems involving logical relevance, character evidence in civil cases and character evidence in criminal cases.

California Late Reporting Due By June 30

Group 2 California attorneys (last name H-M) who missed their February 1, 2024, reporting deadline have until June 30 to complete their California Late Reporting. Failure to report by June 30 could result in disbarment and additional fines by the California State Bar. Attorneys completing their late 2024 credits should make sure that they complete the required mix of specialty credit hours.…

CLE on Prescription Meds: Medical Malpractice from a Toxicologist’s Perspective

Last year over 7,000,000,000 (7 BILLION!!!) prescriptions were filled in the U.S. With the flood of dangerous prescription medications & people taking multiple dugs, adverse drug reactions occur every day.  And so does medical malpractice stemming from these dangerous drugs.

CLE on The Importance of Pre-Due Diligence When Selling a Business

An in-depth review of the pre-due diligence process can maximize business value and ensure a seamless sale and transition. This CLE course presents a proven process that evaluates potential risks, validates investment return and identifies opportunities to enhance business value in preparation for business sale or transition.

Civility & Professionalism CLE For the Tik Tok Lawyer

From Letters & Faxes – To Tik Tok & X Only a few years back, lawyers wrote letters, sent faxes and relied on their reputation for integrity & intelligence to gain clients. Nowadays, attorneys send emails, tweet and advertise on Google, Facebook and Tik Tok. Professionalism & Civility in the Legal Profession With the advent attorney advertising in the 1980’s, bar associations…

Navigating the Upcoming California MCLE Deadline: A Guide for Legal Professionals

As legal professionals in California gear up for the approaching Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) deadline on January 31, 2024, staying informed and organized is crucial. The State Bar of California mandates that attorneys engage in ongoing education to ensure they remain well-versed in the ever-evolving legal landscape. In this blog post, we will explore key aspects of the upcoming California MCLE…