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California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases 2018 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 22, 2018
Running Time: 12:23:50
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.  Attend this free two-day PLI program for an introduction to family law practice and then volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need.
 
Lecture Topics [Total time 12:23:50]

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

  • Opening Remarks* [00:05:35]
    Robyn Dunlap
  • Family Law 101/Overview in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part I [01:03:10]
    Lauren De La Rosa, Robyn Dunlap
  • Family Law 101/Overview in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part II [00:59:35]
    Christopher J. Donnelly, Janet L. Frankel, Robyn Dunlap
  • Family Law 101/Overview in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part III [00:59:35]
    Christopher J. Donnelly, Janet L. Frankel, Robyn Dunlap
  • Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation [01:29:25]
    Fawn Jade Koopman, Staci M. Lambright, Stephanie E. Bilinski
  • Child Custody and Visitation Procedure [01:30:55]
    Fawn Jade Koopman, Staci M. Lambright, Stephanie E. Bilinski
  • Opening Remarks* [00:01:50]
    Stephanie E. Bilinski
  • Obtaining Child and Spousal Support in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part I [01:15:15]
    Tülin D. Açikalin, Stephanie E. Bilinski
  • Obtaining Child and Spousal Support in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part II [00:56:45]
    Roxanne Hoegger Alejandre, Stephanie E. Bilinski
  • Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part I [01:00:50]
    Janet L. Frankel, Billie-Jean Lee, Trina Chatterjee, Stephanie E. Bilinski
  • Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part II [01:00:50]
    Janet L. Frankel, Billie-Jean Lee, Trina Chatterjee, Jerel McCrary
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement and Trials [00:59:20]
    Jerel McCrary, Erin Orum, Antonia More
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Judgments [01:00:45]
    Jerel McCrary, Kemi Mustapha, Antonia More

Presentation Material

  • California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases 2018 Complete Course Handbook
  • Family Law 101/Overview in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Part I (PowerPoint slides)
    Lauren De La Rosa
  • Working with Pro Bono Low-Income Clients Outline
    Stephanie E. Bilinski, Lauren De La Rosa
  • Family Law 101/Overview in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Parts II and III (PowerPoint slides)
    Christopher J. Donnelly, Janet L. Frankel
  • Introduction to Family Law Outline
    Stephanie E. Bilinski, Christopher J. Donnelly, Janet L. Frankel
  • Dissolution/Legal Separation Flow-Chart
    Stephanie E. Bilinski, Christopher J. Donnelly, Janet L. Frankel
  • Sample Pleadings: Initial Dissolution Pleadings
    Stephanie E. Bilinski, Christopher J. Donnelly, Janet L. Frankel
  • Elkins v. Superior Court of Contra Costa County, 41 Cal.4th 1337, Supreme Court of California (August 2007)
    Stephanie E. Bilinski, Christopher J. Donnelly, Janet L. Frankel
  • Reifler v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, 39 Cal.App.3d 479, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 1, California (May 1974)
    Stephanie E. Bilinski, Christopher J. Donnelly, Janet L. Frankel
  • Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation (PowerPoint slides)
    Fawn Jade Koopman, Staci M. Lambright
  • Social Science Handout – Children and Exposure to Domestic Violence
    Stephanie E. Bilinski, Fawn Jade Koopman, Staci M. Lambright
  • Family Code Sections §3020, §3011, §3044
    Stephanie E. Bilinski, Fawn Jade Koopman, Staci M. Lambright
  • California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases 2018 Complete Course Handbook
  • Obtaining Child and Spousal Support in Low-income Family Law Cases Part I and II (PowerPoint slides)
    Tülin D. Açikalin, Roxanne Hoegger Alejandre
  • Obtaining Child and Spousal Support in Low-Income Family Law Cases Materials
    Tülin D. Açikalin, Roxanne Hoegger Alejandre
  • Sample Pleadings: Motions
    Tülin D. Açikalin, Roxanne Hoegger Alejandre
  • Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases (PowerPoint slides)
    Trina Chatterjee, Janet L. Frankel, Billie-Jean Lee
  • Family Code Sections §760, §2640
    Trina Chatterjee, Janet L. Frankel, Billie-Jean Lee
  • In re Marriage of Feldman, 153 Cal.App.4th 1470, Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1, California (July 2007)
    Trina Chatterjee, Janet L. Frankel, Billie-Jean Lee
  • In re Marriage Haines, 33 Cal.App.4th 277, Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1, California (March 1995)
    Trina Chatterjee, Janet L. Frankel, Billie-Jean Lee
  • Sample Pleadings: Disclosures and Discovery
    Trina Chatterjee, Janet L. Frankel, Billie-Jean Lee
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement and Trials (PowerPoint slides)
    Antonia More, Erin Orum
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement and Trials Forms
    Jerel McCrary, Antonia More, Erin Orum
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Judgments (PowerPoint slides)
    Antonia More, Kemi Mustapha
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Judgments Forms
    Jerel McCrary, Antonia More, Kemi Mustapha
  • Sample Pleadings: Finishing a Dissolution: Default, Uncontested, Contested Judgments
    Jerel McCrary, Antonia More, Kemi Mustapha
Co-Chair(s)
Stephanie E. Bilinski ~ Family Law Supervising Attorney, Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco
Robyn Dunlap ~ Family Law Staff Attorney, Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco
Jerel McCrary ~ Managing Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Speaker(s)
Tülin D. Açikalin ~ Partner, ADZ Law, LLP
Trina Chatterjee ~ Partner, MVTC Family Law
Lauren De La Rosa ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Christopher J. Donnelly ~ Partner, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick, LLP
Janet L. Frankel ~ Certified Specialist in Family Law, Law Offices of Janet L. Frankel
Roxanne Hoegger Alejandre ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Fawn Jade Koopman ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Staci M. Lambright ~ Senior Associate Attorney, DeLacey, Riebel & Shindell, LLP
Billie-Jean Lee ~ Associate, Fox & Bank, LLP
Antonia More ~ Supervising Attorney, Family Law Assisted Self-Help (FLASH) Project, Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco
Kemi Mustapha ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Erin Orum ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
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