Agenda

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7:30 – 8:00 am PDT
Morning Session
8:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT 
Break
12:00 – 12:30 pm PDT
Afternoon Session
12:30 – 4:15 pm PDT

 

Assisting with Family Law Case Intake                        Shannon Wolfrum
Performing conflicts checks
Assisting with initial client interview
Preparing engagement letter, opening file
Collecting information

Preparing Pleadings and Assisting with Motion Practice          Pamela Ross-Prerecorded
Preparing initial pleadings
Requesting temporary relief
Preparing for the temporary orders hearing
Preparing the temporary orders

Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information                        Pamela Ross 
Identifying relevant information on assets, debts, income and expenses
Obtaining financial information
Using financial information questionnaires
Using interrogatories, requests for production, deposition testimony, private investigators
Valuing assets
Evaluating the information you have obtained
Working with accountants and financial experts
Preparing financial statements

Ethics in Family Law: Allegations of Domestic Abuse               Pamela Ross 
Domestic violence and divorce
Duties of attorney representing accuser
Duties of attorney representing accused

Assisting with Child Custody and Visitation Issues                   Ashley Edwards  
Recent developments in California custody law
Obtaining relevant information
Client interview, custody questionnaires, authorizations for disclosure, using formal discovery
Working with guardian-ad-litem
Working with experts
Drafting and reviewing parenting plans

Working with Divorce Clients and Opposing Counsel                Shannon Wolfrum
Establishing and maintaining good communication with clients
Methods of communication and contents of communications
Guidelines for responding to client communications
Working with difficult clients
Working with the courts and opposing counsel
Maintaining professionalism

 

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Credits

This webinar offers California paralegals
7.25 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour

NALA: 7.25 CLE Hours (1.0 Ethics)
NFPA: 7.25 CLE Credits (1.0 Ethics)

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 7.25 CLE
hours, including 1.0 ethics hour, to California paralegals.

The National Association of Legal Assistants and the
National Federation of Paralegal Associations have each
approved this program for 7.25 CLE hours, including
1.0 ethics hour.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants
who complete this event, respond to prompts, and
earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the
presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers

Ashley Edwards

Walzer Melcher, LLP
Ms. Edwards has been practicing exclusively as a family law attorney since 2018. Before becoming a family law attorney, Ms. Edwards successfully represented landlords and property management companies of both residential and commercial properties in Los Angeles and Orange counties in all aspects of landlord-tenant, fair housing, and real estate law. Ms. Edwards currently represents professionals and high net-worth individuals in divorce actions involving complex issues, including child custody and executive compensation. Ms. Edwards focuses her practice on clients in the technology and entertainment industries. In addition, a significant portion of Ms. Edwards’s work has dealt with post-judgment litigation surrounding interpretation of marital settlement agreements and modifying support and custody judgments. Ms. Edwards received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she served as the editor in chief of the Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy. She received multiple honors in recognition of her leadership and service, including for her work as an instructor for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, where she taught constitutional law and civil rights courses.

Pamela Ross

All for the Family Legal Clinic, Inc.

All for the Family Legal Clinic, Inc.
Ms. Ross is the founder and CEO of All for the Family Legal Clinic, Inc, a nonprofit based out of Castro Valley that helps low income and modest means clients with family law and restraining order issues, by charging on a sliding scale starting at $15/hr. In addition to serving on the board of All for the Family, she also serves as a member of the Board of the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) and previously served as the chair of the ACBA Family Law Section. Since 2016 she has been selected to the California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Since 2017 she has been selected as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorney’s under 40 in Northern California by the NAFLA. In May of 2015 she was honored by VLSC as their Volunteer of the Year and in March of 2014 she was honored by Assemblyman Bill Quirk’s office as the District 20 Woman of the Year in Law.

Shannon Wolfrum

Law Offices of Shannon K. Wolfrum
Ms. Wolfrum has practiced family law exclusively since her admission to the California State Bar in 2004. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist (California State Bar Board ofLegal Specialization) and a member of the Association of California Family Law Specialists. Ms. Wolfrum is an active member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, serving for the past four years on the Board of Directors for the Family Law Section. She has taught continuing education courses for attorneys through the Contra Costa Bar Association and CEB. She has been a guest-lecturer at Diablo Valley College. Ms. Wolfrum graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law and earned her undergraduate degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before attending law school, Ms. Wolfrum was an academic counselor at a local university. She has been recognized as a 2019 and 2020 “Super Lawyer”, 2014 “Top Women Attorneys Rising Star”, and a 2013 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine – Northern California.