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California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases (Free)

Released on: Feb. 19, 2013
Running Time: 12:23:34

Running Time Segment Title Faculty Format
[00:58:40] How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement and Trials Janice Cho ~ Founder, Law Office of Janice Cho
Stephanie K. Sato ~ Law Offices of Peter G. Loewenstein
Elizabeth A. Hom ~ Director of Access Programs, Alameda County Bar Association
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[00:56:05] How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Judgments Janice Cho ~ Founder, Law Office of Janice Cho
Stephanie K. Sato ~ Law Offices of Peter G. Loewenstein
Elizabeth A. Hom ~ Director of Access Programs, Alameda County Bar Association
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Millions of Californians are unrepresented in Family Court matters (estimated 80% of litigants are unrepresented). Low-income clients are in desperate need of your pro bono help. View this free PLI program and volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income Family law litigants in need.  With a limited time commitment, you can help obtain essential legal protections needed for survivors and their children to build a safe life free of abuse!

Lecture Topics  [Total time 12:23:34]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.

  • Program Overview and Introductions* [00:02:57]
    Stephanie E. Bilinski
  • Family Law 101 / Overview in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part I and Part II [03:11:17]
    Stephanie E. Bilinski, Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • How to Get Immediate Orders - Motions Practice, Part I and Part II [01:58:44]
    Stephanie E. Bilinski, Christopher J. Donnelly
  • Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation [01:00:53]
    Sharon M. Braz, Elizabeth A. Hom
  • Program Overview and Introductions* [00:02:31]
    Genevieve L. Richardson
  • Obtaining Child and Spousal Support in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part I and Part II [02:11:53]
    Cheryl A. Lebow, Genevieve L. Richardson, Josanna Berkow
  • Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part I and Part II [02:00:41]
    Genevieve L. Richardson, Janet L. Frankel, Roxanne Hoegger
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement and Trials [00:58:34]
    Elizabeth A. Hom, Janice Cho, Stephanie K. Sato
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Judgments [00:56:04]
    Elizabeth A. Hom, Janice Cho, Stephanie K. Sato

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Introduction to Family Law Outline
    Stephanie E. Bilinski, Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • Family Law 101/Overview in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part II Forms
    Stephanie E. Bilinski
  • Dissolution/Legal Separation Flow-Chart
    Genevieve L. Richardson
  • Elkins v. Superior Court, 41 Cal.4th 1337 (2007)
    Stephanie E. Bilinski
  • Reifler v. Superior Court, 39 Cal.App.3d 479 (1974)
    Stephanie E. Bilinski
  • How to Get Immediate Orders--Motions Practice, Part I Forms
    Stephanie E. Bilinski
  • How to Get Immediate Orders--Motions Practice, Part II Forms
    Stephanie E. Bilinski
  • Family Code Sections 3020, 3011, 3044
    Genevieve L. Richardson
  • How to Get a Custody Order
    Genevieve L. Richardson
  • Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation (PowerPoint Slides)
    Sharon M. Braz
  • Family Code Sections 4320, 4058
    Genevieve L. Richardson
  • Obtaining Child and Spousal Support in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part I (PowerPoint Slides)
    Genevieve L. Richardson, Cheryl A. Lebow, Josanna Berkow
  • In re Marriage of Gruen, 191 Cal.App.4th 627 (2011)
    Genevieve L. Richardson
  • Obtaining Child and Spousal Support in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part II (PowerPoint Slides)
    Genevieve L. Richardson, Cheryl A. Lebow, Josanna Berkow
  • Family Code Sections 760, 2640
    Genevieve L. Richardson
  • Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part I (PowerPoint Slides)
    Janet L. Frankel, Roxanne Hoegger
  • In re Marriage of Feldman, 153 Cal.App.4th 1470 (2007)
    Genevieve L. Richardson
  • In re Marriage of Haines, 33 Cal.App.4th 277 (1995)
    Genevieve L. Richardson
  • Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part II (PowerPoint Slides)
    Janet L. Frankel, Roxanne Hoegger
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement and Trials Forms
    Janice Cho, Stephanie K. Sato
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement and Trials (PowerPoint Slides)
    Janice Cho, Stephanie K. Sato
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Judgments Forms
    Janice Cho, Stephanie K. Sato
  • Pro Bono Opportunities in California for Family Law Assistance
    Genevieve L. Richardson
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Judgments (PowerPoint Slides)
    Janice Cho, Stephanie K. Sato
  • Index to California Family Law Basics

Presentation Material

  • Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation
    Sharon M. Braz, Elizabeth A. Hom
  • Obtaining Child and Spousal Support in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part I & II
    Cheryl A. Lebow, Genevieve Richardson, Josanna Berkow
  • Obtaining Child and Spousal Support in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part I
    Cheryl A. Lebow, Genevieve Richardson, Josanna Berkow
  • Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part I & II
    Genevieve Richardson, Janet L. Frankel, Roxanne Hoegger
  • How To Finish A Dissolution Case; Case Settlement, Trials, and Judgments
    Elizabeth A. Hom, Janice Cho, Stephanie K. Sato
Co-Chair(s)
Stephanie E. Bilinski ~ Family Law Supervising Attorney, Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco
Elizabeth A. Hom ~ Director of Access Programs, Alameda County Bar Association
Genevieve L. Richardson ~ Director of Pro Bono Activities, Bay Area Legal Aid
Speaker(s)
Commissioner Josanna Berkow (Ret.) ~ Certified Specialist in Family Law, Judicial Settlement
Sharon M. Braz ~ Certified Specialist in Family Law, Blum, Braz, Gibbs, & Davies, LLP
Janice Cho ~ Founder, Law Office of Janice Cho
Christopher J. Donnelly ~ Director, Family Law Department, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick, LLP
Janet L. Frankel ~ Certified Specialist in Family Law, Law Offices of Janet L. Frankel
Roxanne Hoegger ~ Certified Specialist in Family Law, Auer & Hoegger LLP
Cheryl A. Lebow ~ DCCS Attorney, Contra Costa Department of Child Support Services
Yasmine S. Mehmet ~ Certified Specialist in Family Law, Law Office of Yasmine S. Mehmet
Stephanie K. Sato ~ Law Offices of Peter G. Loewenstein

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