California MCLE

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…

Paralegal Continuing Legal Education in California

In the dynamic realm of law, staying on top of the latest developments and honing one’s skills is crucial for professionals to thrive. Paralegals, often considered the backbone of legal teams, play a pivotal role in supporting attorneys and ensuring the seamless operation of legal practices. In the state of California, the pursuit of excellence for paralegals is further underscored by the…

CLE on  Using Trademark Law to Protect Your Client’s Brands

Todd Fichtenberg will walk you through the wonderful world of trademarks and trademark law protections. Todd will mainly talk about what every attorney needs to know about trademarks, how trademarks protect brands in today’s marketplace and counseling your clients on trademark registration and protection. Todd will also cover recent case law involving: Starbucks, Mutual of Omaha, Chewy Vuiton, NFTs, Jack Daniel’s, Walmart vs. Kanye West (Yeezy) and Nike vs. StockX.

CLE on Special Needs Trusts for Trustees

A Special Needs Trust (SNT) allows for a disabled person to maintain his or her eligibility for public assistance benefits, despite having assets that would otherwise make the person ineligible for those benefits. These types of trusts are a vital component of estate plans when clients have beneficiaries with disabilities.

CLE on Leveraging Legal Data & Analytics to Win in Court

How often does opposing counsel take cases to trial? What is your judge’s summary judgement record? How can analytics help you write more persuasive motions? How can legal information make you a better lawyer? Attorney Nicole Clark will show you how legal research, data & analytics can help you win your cases in state trial court.

New California MCLE Requirements for 2025

CA MCLE requirements will impact Group 1 (A-G) attorneys first. California has adopted new Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements that begin with attorneys that have a compliance period ending January 31, 2025. Group 1 attorneys, attorneys with last names beginning with A-G are the first to be required to meet the new requirements as your compliance period is 2/1/2022 – 1/31/2025.…

California MCLE Late Fee Increases

Stay Informed on the Latest Change to California MCLE Late Penalties As of mid-2023 The State Bar of California raised the Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) noncompliance late fees. The State Auditor and the Board of Trustees decided that overall administrative revenue wasn’t enough to cover the rising costs of service, so they voted to raise your fees. Late Fee Penalty from    …