VCBA’s Online MCLE

VCBA understands the demands of a modern-day law practice. We are pleased to offer our busy members online continuing legal education. As a VCBA member, you can enjoy streaming video programs and earn participatory units from the comfort of your home or office. We invite you to explore our wide variety of courses.

Current online CLE programs:

Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning
1.0 Ethics | 1 Hour and 27 Minutes
Participants will explore:
• Performing competent legal services
• Identifying the client
• Avoiding conflicts of interest
• Distinguishing between privileged and non-privileged communications
• Establishing reasonable attorney’s fees

Securities Litigation and Enforcement: What To Expect In 2012
1.0 General | 1 Hour and 25 Minutes
Participants will explore:
• Dodd Frank litigation and enforcement
• SEC priorities and actions
• Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
• Where are all the securities class actions?

Avoiding Addiction and Substance Abuse Through Meditation
2.0 General | 1 Hour and 54 Minutes
Topics
There is no doubt that lawyers experience a great deal of stress in their daily lives. The combination of unrelieved stress and unconscious craving often contribute to substance abuse and addictive behaviors. The practice of meditation can help make us aware of our habitual patterns, while alleviating our stress and cravings.
During the workshop, we will spend some time in silent meditation and some in guided meditation. We will also examine the roots of addictive behaviors, and talk about a four-step model that can be used to interrupt the usual cycle of addictive behavior.

Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Monitoring
1.0 General | 1 Hour
Participants will explore:
• Discussion of alcohol abuse and addictions
• Discussion of testing methods for both
• Using technology and treatments to effect behavioral change
• Family courts can have evidence re: if either issue is present or clients can have proof of abstention

Expand Your Practice: Learn How to Handle a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case
3.0 General | 196 Minutes
Participants will explore:
This is a how-to-do-it program. By the end of the seminar you will have a basic understanding of Chapter 11 practice, from client intake to entry of the final decree closing the case. You will possess the tools you will need to handle a Chapter 11 case.
It is intended for:
• All lawyers whose clients are adversely affected by the Great Recession
• Any business, real estate, or commercial lawyer whose clients are encountering insolvency, their own or others
• Chapter 7 and 13 lawyers whose clients can’t meet Chapter 13 eligibility requirements and for whom Chapter 11 may be their only alternative

Other CLE’s include…
 Take A Tax Holiday: Understanding Tax-Free Acquisitions of Private Corporations
 Recent Developments in Business Bankruptcy
 Recent Developments in Elder Law Litigation
 California Tackles Climate Change: The Context and Prospects for Cap and Trade Regulation of Greenhouse Gases in California Under Assembly Bill 32
 Effective Advocacy at Mediation: How to Maximize Your Client’s Chances for Settlement
 How To/Can You Make A Living Representing Clients In Foreclosures
View the complete catalog

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