MCLE courses


2015 Family Law Experts Series:
Making The Most Out Of
Mediation And Crossover Litigation


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The practice of family law is constantly evolving. With court underfunding and increasing numbers of self-represented litigants, mediation has become an invaluable opportunity in virtually all family law cases. California Family Law Report (CFLR) is proud to present the 2015 Family Law Expert Series: Making the Most out of Mediation and Crossover Litigation. Our panelists for this six-hour program are a sitting family law judge, a partner in a family law firm, and a practicing mediator with over 35 years' experience conducting family law mediations. These leading authorities in the field will teach lawyers and mediators alike step by step how to optimize the chances for success in mediation. And you will hear the panelists' well-tested strategies and tactics to mitigate potential litigation. Lunch is included! There will be ample opportunity to meet and mingle with the panelists and others in attendance.



Forrest S. Mosten
Elizabeth Potter Scully
Judge Thomas Trent Lewis




•Advising clients about ADR options before going to court


  – What are the options?


  – Pros and cons of mediation; collaborative law; arbitration of property disputes


  – Cost considerations


•Approaching opposing party to detour from court to an ADR option


•What kind of attorney fee agreement to handle ADR options?


•Negotiating the mediation agreement


•Mediation confidentiality requirements and conflicting public policies (fiduciary duties/financial disclosures

•Collaborative law approaches to mediation representation


•Strategies for obtaining settlements in mediation


•Reviewing mediated settlements on a limited scope basis or as counsel of record


•Ensuring enforceability of settlement agreement


•Requirements for financial disclosures if no action is pending for dissolution of marriage


•What if mediation fails? Now what?


•Other out-of-court resolution possibilities


•Ethical considerations



Course Materials
Enrollees will receive a complete version of all slides used by the presenters, plus other supplemental materials. You have the option of receiving either printed course materials OR course materials on a USB drive, which allows you to save them to your hard drive and take notes directly next to the material covered. See order form to make your selection.

Enrollees may also purchase at special prices TRG's three-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law, written by Judge William P. Hogoboom (Ret.) and Justice Donald B. King (Ret.), and the two-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law FORMS.


6 HOURS MCLE/Specialization Credit
Approval of specialization credit in Family Law has been granted by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and approval of MCLE credit for this activity has been granted by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6 hours, including 0.5 hours of Legal Ethics.





Dates and Locations
Course Logistics


Registration: 8:00 AM
Program: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM




Los Angeles
November 7, 2015 (Sat.)
Marina del Rey Marriot
4100 Admiralty Way
(310) 301-3000


San Ramon
November 14, 2015 (Sat.)
San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Drive
(925) 867-9200


November 21, 2015 (Sat.)
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
(760) 827-2400




Download Course Brochure (enrollment form included)
Download Enrollment Form






Early Bird Tuition ........ $495
Advanced Tuition ........ $695
"At Door" Tuition ......... $895


SPECIAL PRICE for attendees of any CFLR 2015 program:
Deduct $100 from above tuitions

(previous attendance subject to verification)
Call 800 747-3161 ext. 2 to enroll at discounted price


Tuition Deadlines


Enrollees are entitled to early enrollment discounts. Your registration(s) will be considered “At Door” unless received in our office by the deadline dates listed below (NO EXCEPTIONS):


Early Bird tuition deadline (all locations):


Advanced tuition deadlines:
Los Angeles: 10-30-2015
San Ramon: 11-6-2015
Carlsbad: 11-13-2015




Special Offers For Enrollees


California Practice Guide: Family Law
$277.50 + sales tax
(regularly $555)


California Practice Guide: Family Law FORMS
$130 + sales tax
(regularly $260) 


To order, please call (800) 747-3161, ext. 2

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