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Family Law Experts Series:

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California Family Law Report (CFLR) is proud to present the latest installment in its highly-acclaimed Family Law Experts Series. This program, Evidence: Protecting and Challenging Claims of Privilege in Family Law Proceedings, will be led by Justice Mark Simons and Judge Thomas Trent Lewis, who continue sharing with us their in-depth analyses of the application of Evidence Law in Family Law proceedings.

Justice Simons and Judge Lewis will teach you how evidentiary privileges arise in common family law settings. You will interactively rule on evidentiary objections as part of the program. Along with thorough analysis of important statutory privileges and other confidentiality protections, the program will review procedures for protecting privileged information and challenging privilege claims on various grounds.

For both novices and seasoned practitioners alike, this is another don't miss event in the Family Law Expert Series.



Judge Thomas Trent Lewis
Justice Mark B. Simons


Course Highlights

Review of Common Evidentiary Privileges and Exceptions


• Privilege Against Self-Incrimination
• Physician/Therapist-Patient Privilege
• Attorney-Client Privilege
• Spousal Privileges
• Trade Secrets Privileges
• Nonstatutory Privileges Based on Privacy


Other Confidentiality Protections


• Work Product Protection
• Offers to Compromise
• Mediation Confidentiality


Waiver of Privilege


• By Disclosure
• By Tender of Condition
• By Other Means


Discovery Practice


• Protecting Privileged Information
• Challenging Claims of Privilege


"Hot" Issues


• Effect of attorney communicating with client by email from the client's workplace email
• Does federal Stored Communications Act protect against access to Facebook®, Instagram® and other social media vendors?
• Pitfalls concerning nondisclosure agreements for client and lawyer
• Is every doctor's visit or therapist session protected as privileged?
• Are all aspects of mediation protected by mediation confidentiality provisions?
• When does privileged information remain privileged despite disclosure to third persons?
• How does the joint-client rule impact attorney-client privilege?



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.


Because the Practice Guides have limited value without Updates, we will enter your subscription for annual Updates unless you instruct us otherwise.


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.





Dates and Locations
Course Logistics


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




Los Angeles
June 4, 2016 (Sat.)
Marina del Rey Marriot
4100 Admiralty Way
(310) 301-3000


June 11, 2016 (Sat.)
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
(760) 827-2400


San Ramon
June 18, 2016 (Sat.)
San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Drive
(925) 867-9200


June 25, 2016 (Sat.)
Westin Sacramento
4800 Riverside Boulevard
(916) 443-8400




Download Course Brochure (enrollment form included)
Download Enrollment Form






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


SPECIAL PRICE for 2016 Family Law Refresher Course Attendees:
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: 5-27-2016
Carlsbad: 6-3-2016
San Ramon: 6-10-2016
Sacramento: 6-17-2016




Special Offers For Enrollees


California Practice Guide: Family Law
$301.50 + sales tax
(regularly $603)


California Practice Guide: Family Law FORMS
$141 + sales tax
(regularly $282) 


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

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