Catalog of Online Education

Below is a list of some of the many courses available in the State Bar of California's online catalog of CLE courses. The information in brackets after the title of the program indicates u in which part of the catalog you can find the course. New programs are being added to the catalog on a regular basis, so this list is not exhaustive.

I. INITIAL CLIENT INTERVIEW

A. Engagement Process and Procedures

  • Methods for Identifying and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest 2.0 [2005 Annual Meeting]
  • Pre-Suit Activities in a Medical Malpractice Case [Health Law Section]
  • Ten Deadly Sins of Conflict [Ethics Section]
  • Recognizing and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
  • Committee on Professional Responsibility & Conduct [Ethics Section]
  • The Straight Scoop on Conflicts for Corporate Lawyers Business Law Section, Corporations Committee [Ethics Section]
  • Show Me the Money [Ethics Section]
  • The Jagged Edge [Ethics Section]
  • The Practical Ethics of Attorney's Fees [Ethics Section]
  • 10 Things You Should Know About Fee Agreements and Client Billing [Solo & Small Firm Section]

B. Interview Process

  • Effective Pretrial Strategies for Civil Litigators Closed Captioned [Closed Captioned Courses]
  • Effective Pretrial Strategies for Civil Litigators Closed Captioned [Lawyering Skills Section]

C. Document Review, Organization and Retention

II. COMPLAINTS AND PLEADINGS

A. Jurisdiction and Venue

  • IP Litigation in State Court v. Federal Court (Panel)
    29th Annual Intellectual Property Institute
    [Intellectual Property Law Section]
  • Vive la Différence: Federal vs. State Litigation [Litigation Section]

B. Parties

C. Claims and Causes of Action

D. Service of Process

E. Answer

F. Cross-complaints/ Supplemental Pleadings

III. ATTACKING THE PLEADINGS

A. Demurrers

B. Motion to Strike

C. Anti-SLAPP Motions

  • SLAPP and the Spiderman 1.0 [2005 Annual Meeting]
  • Don't You Dare SLAPP my Client! Anti-SLAPP Motions in Real Property Disputes Real Property Law Section [Real Estate Section]

D. Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings

E. Motion to Dismiss

III. PRE-JUDGMENT (PROVISIONAL) REMEDIES

A. Injunctions

1. TRO

2. Preliminary and Permanent Injunctions

  • Trade Secret Litigation: How to Win or Lose at the Injunction Hearing Intellectual Property Law Section [Intellectual Property Section]

B. Writ of Attachment

C. Writ of Possession

D. Receiverships

V. DISCOVERY

A. Discovery Planning and Discovery Considerations

  • What California Lawyers Need to Know about Global Privacy Requirements [2005 Annual Meeting]
  • Protecting Your Client in Light of the New Federal Rules on Electronic Discovery Public Law Section [2007 Annual Meeting]
  • Computer Forensics in Litigation - How to cost effectively find the other side's smoking guns Law Practice Management & Technology Section [2007 Section Institute]
  • Protecting Trade Secrets During Litigation
    Intellectual Property Law Section [2007 Section Institute]
  • Discovery Issues in State and Federal Courts Criminal Law Section [Criminal Law Section]
  • The Use of Investigators in IP Matters
    Intellectual Property Law Section [Intellectual Property Section]
  • Protecting Your Client in Light of the New Federal Rules on Electronic Discovery Public Law Section [Public Law Section]
  • Patent Litigation Rules and Tactics in the California District Courts--Using Early Discovery Rules, Markman Hearing Procedures and Court Directed Settlement Conferences to Manage and Budget Your Case 29th Annual Intellectual Property Institute [Intellectual Property Law Section]
  • The New Federal E-Discovery Rules and Their Impact on In- House IP Counsel 2007 IP for In-House Counsel [Intellectual Property Law Section]
  • Discovery Issues in Employment Law [Labor & Employment Law Section, October 2006]
  • The Importance of Effective and Efficient E-Discovery Litigation Section [Law Practice Mgmt & Technology Section]
  • Electronic Discovery: Managing and Producing Electronic Documents and Records Public Law Section [Litigation Section]
  • Managing and Responding to Electronic Discovery Demands [Litigation Section]
  • Fast Forward! Ethical and Practical Considerations in the World of Unlawful Detainer Motions and Discovery [Real Property Law Section]
  • 2006 Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Institute - Discovery and Trial and an Antitrust Case [Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law]

B. Interrogatories

C. Request for Inspection and Production

D. Request for Admissions

E. Depositions

  • Preparing for Taking and Defending Depositions: Essential Knowledge for the New Lawyer Lawyering Skills Program [Criminal Law Section]

F. Experts and Expert Depositions

  • How to Find, Research, Retain, and Cross-Examine Expert Witnesses State Bar of California Law Practice Management Section [2006 Annual Meeting]
  • Experts And Ethics: Ethically Maximizing The Use Of Experts As Witnesses And Consultants
    Criminal Law Section and Litigation Section [2007 Section Institute]
  • Finding, Preparing and Using Consultants and Expert Witnesses in IP Litigation and IP Trials 29th Annual Intellectual Property Institute [Intellectual Property Section]
  • Finding & Investigating Experts [Lawyering Skills Section]
  • The Proper Care and Feeding of an Expert Witness [Litigation Section]

G. Examinations

  • Medical Evidence at Trial in Workers' Compensation [2005 Annual Meeting]

VI. LAW AND MOTION

A. Brief Writing In General

  • Elements of Brief Writing 2.0 [2005 Annual Meeting]
  • 2006 Annual Meeting: Motion Practice: Winning on the Papers [2006 Annual Meeting]
  • Elements of Brief Writing
    Litigation Section [2007 Section Institute]
  • Elements of Brief Writing [Lawyering Skills Section]
  • Write Well Right Now!
    Lawyering Skills Program [Lawyering Skills Section]
  • 2006 Annual Meeting: Motion Practice: Winning on the Papers [Lawyering Skills Program Section]

B. Evidentiary Considerations

C. Summary Judgment Motions/ Summary Adjudications

  • How to Win your Employment Discrimination Case at the Summary Judgment Stage: A Perspective from the Plaintiff, the Defendant, and the Bench Labor & Employment Law Section, October 2003 [Litigation Section]
  • Summary Judgment: Recent Developments and the View from the Bench [Litigation Section]

VII. JUDICIAL ARBITRATIONS/ MEDIATIONS

  • ADR and the Vanishing Trial: Now and in the Future 2.0 [2005 Annual Meeting]
  • Going International: Arbitration Tips and Mediation Tools and Strategies for All California Practitioners 2.0 [2005 Annual Meeting]
  • Negotiation Strategies in Mediation: What Works and What Doesn't Work to Get the Best Settlement for Your Client State Bar of California Solo and Small Firm Section [2006 Annual Meeting]
  • Ethics and ADR: What Happened to Zealous Representation? Business Law Section [2007 Section Institute]
  • Approaching Disputes: Settlement ADR or Litigation [ADR Section]
  • Arbitration 101: What Every Advocate Should Know - Full Course [ADR Section]
  • Mediation Advocacy Skills: 10 Proven Techniques
    Alternative Dispute Resolution [ADR Section]
  • Mediation for the "Non-Litigator": How to Prepare, Present, and Produce the Best Results [Business Law Section]
  • Negotiation Strategies in Mediation: What Works and What Doesn't Work to Get the Best Settlement for Your Client. Solo & Small Firm Section [ADR Section]
  • Court Ordered Mediation of a Business Dispute: Entertainment Industry Mediation [Business Law Section]
  • 2006 Annual Meeting: ADR Happenings 2006 [ADR Section]
  • 2006 How to Maneuver through Ethical Minefields in Mediation [ADR Section]
  • ADR Malpractice and Ethics Alert: Did You Inform Your Client of the ADR Alternative? [ADR Section]
  • Arbitrator Disclosure: Up Close & Very Personal [ADR Section]
  • Case Evaluation, Strategy & Straight Talk on Employment [ADR Section]
  • Effective Mediation Advocacy, or How to Let the Other Side Have Your Way [ADR Section]
  • Mediating Court-Connected Cases: Are You Complying with the New Standards of Conduct? [ADR Section]
  • Mediation Advocacy Skills: 10 Proven Techniques [ADR Section]
  • One Size Doesn't Fit All: A Business Attorney's Guide to Negotiating the Fine Points of ADR Clauses [ADR Section]
  • Winning at Mediation Without Stubbing Your Toe: Ethics in Mediation Litigation Section [Ethics Section]
  • Winning Without Selling Your Soul – Part 1 [ADR Section]
  • Winning Without Selling Your Soul – Part 2 [ADR Section]
  • Winning Without Selling Your Soul – Part 3 [ADR Section]
  • The Big Fix – Problems and Ethical Challenges in International Arbitration International Law Section [Ethics Section]
  • Settlements and Mediations - What Are Your Options? [Family Law Section]
  • Mediation & Arbitration of Trademarks 29th Annual Intellectual Property Institute [Intellectual Property Law Section]
  • Mediation – The New Federal Circuit Mediation Program Federal Circuit Judges Come to California 2007 [Intellectual Property Law Section]
  • Hollywood to Bollywood – Arbitration Means Different Things to Different People [International Law Section]
  • Star Wars – Whether to Arbitrate or Litigate International Disputes [International Law Section]
  • The Big Fix – Problems and Ethical Challenges in International Arbitration [International Law Section]
  • Arbitration in the Public Sector [Labor & Employment Law Section, November 2005]
  • Secrets of Succeeding at Mediation [Litigation Section]
  • 2006 Retreat: How Can I Get Out Alive? Using ADR to Your Best Advantage in Resolving Real Estate Disputes [Real Property Law Section]
  • 2007 Retreat: Recent Developments in Arbitration, Reference and Jury Waivers [Real Property Law Section]
  • How to Get the Best Results in Mediation -- Helpful Negotiation Strategies [Solo & Small Firm Section]

VIII. TRIAL AND TRIAL PREPARATIONS

A. Motions in Limine

  • Motions in Limine: Win Before You Begin Criminal Law Section [Criminal Law Section]

B. Witness Preparation

  • Using a Language Interpreter
    Criminal Law Section [Criminal Law Section]
  • Witness Preparation [Litigation Section]

C. Evidence, Admissibility and Objections

  • Foundation Requirements for the Introduction of Evidence and Exhibits 1.0 [2005 Annual Meeting]
  • Evidence: Foundations/Admissibility/Objections
    State Bar of California Criminal Law Section [2005 Annual Meeting]
  • Credibility and Character Evidence
    Criminal Law Section [Criminal Law Section]
  • Evidence: Foundations/Admissibility/Objections
    State Bar of California Criminal Law Section [Criminal Law Section]
  • Foundation Requirements for the Introduction of Evidence and Exhibits [Criminal Law Section]
  • He Said! She Said! Hearsay Rules and Objections Criminal Law Section [Criminal Law Section]
  • New Developments in the Federal Rules of Evidence, Civil and Criminal Procedure Part 1 Texas Bar CLE [Lawyering Skills Section]
  • New Developments in the Federal Rules of Evidence, Civil and Criminal Procedure: Part 2 Texas Bar CLE [Lawyering Skills Section]
  • Federal Update for Civil Litigators
    State Bar of Texas [Lawyering Skills Section]
  • So You Think You Know Your Rules of Evidence? A Showdown on Civil and Criminal Rulings [Ethics Section]
  • Impact of the New Federal Rules on Discovery and Evidence Practice [Litigation Section]
  • The Use of Extrinsic Evidence in Trust and Probate Litigation
  • Trusts and Estates Section [Litigation Section]
  • Staying Out of the Paper: E-Mail and Other Electronic Evidence
    (1 Hour of MCLE, Legal Specialization and CPE Credit) Sponsored by the Tax Procedure and Litigation Committee [Taxation Section]

D. Jury Selection

  • Jury Selection: How To Pick A Winning Jury
  • Criminal Law Section and Litigation Section [2007 Section Institute]
  • Eliminating Bias in the Jury Selection Process: Tips & Tactics in Criminal & Civil Trials Criminal Law Section [Criminal Law Section]
  • Jury Selection: Tips and Tactics in Criminal and Civil Trials [Criminal Law Section]
  • Trial Skills: Jury Selection: How to Pick a Winning Jury [Criminal Law Section]

E. Case Presentation Strategies and Considerations

  • The ABC's of Courtroom Decorum [2005 Annual Meeting]
  • Best Practices for Being at Trial [Litigation Section]
  • 2006 Annual Meeting: Trial Preparation and Presentation: A Primer Lawyering Skills Program [2006 Annual Meeting]
  • Business Valuation and Damage Calculation for Litigators Litigation Section [2007 Annual Meeting]
  • Creating Winning Trial Strategies
    Litigation Section [2007 Section Institute]
  • Ethical Considerations During Jury Trial [Criminal Law Section]
  • The ABC's of Courtroom Decorum [Criminal Law Section]
  • Ethics and the Courtroom [Criminal Law Section]
  • Trial Publicity and the Ethics of Discussing Your High Profile Case Criminal Law Section [Criminal Law Section]
  • Trial Skills: Trial Ethics: Considerations Before and During Trial [Criminal Law Section]
  • Trial Preparation and Presentation: A Primer Lawyering Skills Program [Lawyering Skills Section]
  • Doing Right by Your Client Accused of Doing Wrong - A Criminal Defense Primer for the Non-Criminal Law Practitioner [Business Law Section]
  • May it Please The Court ... The Erin Brokovich
    [Environmental Law Section]
  • With All Due Respect [Litigation Section]
  • Lies and Electronic Reporting: How do environmental prosecutors respond to intentional fraud, false statements and failures to report in the new era of electronic reporting?
    [Environmental Law Section]
  • Nuts and Bolts of Patent Prosecution, Licensing and Litigation Practice 31st Annual Intellectual Property Institute [Intellectual Property law Section]
  • Advanced Trial Preparation, Part 1 Solo and Small Firm Section [Litigation Section]
  • Advanced Trial Preparation, Part 2 Solo and Small Firm Section [Litigation Section]
  • BEST PRACTICES for Winning at Litigation & Trial - How to Resolve Your Client Case Early; Pro-Active Case Management; Nuts & Bolts of Law and Motion Practice [Litigation Section]
  • BEST PRACTICES for Winning Litigation & Trial - Practical Approaches to Perplexing Discovery Problems; Fundamentals of How to Develop and Refine Your Themes for Trial; Best Practices for Being at Trial [Litigation Section]
  • Champions of the Court Room Trial Skill Program - The Art of Trying Cases (Complete Program plus 2 Master Classes)
    Litigation Section Annual Trial Symposium [Litigation Section]
  • Persuasion/Storytelling [Litigation Section]
  • Pre-Trial Organization and Preparation // Technology in the Courtroom State Bar of Texas [Litigation Section]
  • Strategic Planning and Tactical Maneuvers in Fiduciary Litigation Trusts & Estates Section [Litigation Section]
  • The Art of Persuasion: Storytelling and Theme Building at Trial [Litigation Section]
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Trial Lawyers
    [Litigation Section]
  • What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know About Jury Persuasion - To Catch a Fish, You Can't Think Like a Fisherman, You Have to Think Like A Fish [Litigation Section]
  • Ultimate Trial Skills and Strategies [Litigation Section]

F. Opening Statements

  • New Techniques for Winning Jury Trials: Opening/Closing Statements and Demonstrative Evidence [Criminal Law Section]
  • Trial Skills: Opening Statements & Evidence: Foundations/Admissibility/Objections
    [Criminal Law Section]
  • Champions of the Court Room Trial Skill Program - The Art of Trying Cases: Opening Statements Litigation Section Annual Trial Symposium [Litigation Section]

G. Direct Examination

  • Trial Skill: Direct/Cross Examination: Controlling Your Witness and Their Witness [Criminal Law Section]
  • Champions of the Court Room Trial Skill Program - The Art of Trying Cases: Plaintiff's Witness Examination This program includes a Master Class on "Effective Trial Witness Examination" [Litigation Section]
  • Champions of the Court Room Trial Skill Program - The Art of Trying Cases: Defendant's Witness Examination
    This program includes a Master Class on "Effective Trial Witness Examination" [Litigation Section]
  • Direct & Cross Examination Criminal Law Section [Litigation Section]

H. Cross-examination

•Cross-Examination: With a Plan, With Control and With Confidence [Criminal Law Section]

•2006 Annual Meeting: Cross-Examining Financial Experts [Litigation Section]

I. Examination of Expert Witnesses

  • How to Disqualify an Expert Witness [Family Law Section]
  • Expert Witness Forum Presented by CLE Options and The National Institute for Trial Advocacy [Litigation Section]
  • Experts and Ethics: Ethically Maximizing the Use of Experts as Witnesses and Consultants [Litigation Section]
  • Trial Skills: The Fine Art of Examining an Expert Witness
    [Environmental Law Section]

J. Motions During Trial

1. Motion for Mistrial

2. Motion for Nonsuit

3. Motion for Directed Verdict

K. Closing Arguments

  • New Techniques for Winning Jury Trials: Opening/Closing Statements and Demonstrative Evidence [Criminal Law Section]
  • Trial Skills: Closing Arguments: Strategies to Win Every Case [Criminal Law Section]
  • Champions of the Court Room Trial Skill Program - The Art of Trying Cases: Closing Arguments
    This program inclues a Master Class on "Winning Closing Arguments" [Litigation Section]
  • Preservation of Error for Trial Lawyers; Closing Argument State Bar of Texas [Litigation Section]

L. Jury Instructions and Forms

  • Making Sense of the New Judicial Council Form Jury Instructions for Employment Cases
    [Labor & Employment Law Section, October 2003]
  • Judicial Council Jury Instructions, Presented by The Witkin Legal Institute [Lawyering Skills Program]
  • The New Criminal Jury Instructions: Strategies for Trial Counsel Criminal Law Section [Litigation Section]

M. Jury Deliberations

N. Verdicts and Judgments

  • Securing the Verdict--Top Ten IP Trial Strategies (Panel)
    29th Annual Intellectual Property Institute [Intellectual Property Section]

O. Post-Trial Motions

1. Motion for JNOV

2. Motion for New Trial

IX. Appeals

  • Civil Writ Practice in the Court of Appeal
    Committee on Appellate Courts and the Litigation Section [Appellate Law]
  • How Not to Lose Your Appeal in the Trial Court
    Committee on Appellate Courts and the Litigation Section [Appellate Law]
  • Win the Appeal Before Trial: An Appellate Lawyer's Guide to Perfecting Pretrial Appeals of Trial Lawyers [Appellate Law]
  • A “Top Ten†Lest of Suggestions for Handling Appeals and Writs [Appellate Law Section]
  • A Comparison of Practice and Effective Advocacy in the California Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal [Appellate Law Section]
  • But That's Not How We Do It In Our Court! [Appellate Law Section]
  • California Supreme Court Practice, Part 1: Before Review is Granted [Appellate Law ection]
  • California Supreme Court Practice, Part 2: After Review Is Granted [Appellate Law Section]
  • Notice of Appeal to Opinion: Keeping the Appellate Process in Perspective Should You Appeal? [Appellate Law Section]
  • Petition for Review Granted: Now What? [Appellate Law Section]
  • Preserving and Presenting Your Appeal [Appellate Law Section]
  • Recent U.S. Supreme Court Cases: Review of Actions and Most Effective Strategies for Achieving Successful Results [Appellate Law Section]
  • The Psychology and Strategy of Effective Appellate Advocacy [Appellate Law Section]
  • Right Stuff for Appellate Lawyers: How to Avoid Going Over the Ethical Edge [Appellate Law Section]
  • Winning at Any Cost: Ethics in the Appellate Courts [Appellate Law Section]
  • Writ Practice in the Court of Appeals [Appellate Law Section]
  • Setting Aside Family Law Judgments [Family Law Section]
  • Patent Office Comes to California 2007: Making Effective Use of the Appeals Process and Discussion of the Virtual Hearing Room
    [Intellectual Property law Section]
  • 2006 Annual Meeting: Protecting the Appellate Record: Three Ways to Get a Document Before the Court of Appeal
    [Public Law Section]
  • 2006 Annual Meeting: The Psychology and Strategy of Effective Appellate Advocacy
    State Bar of California Committee on Appellate Courts [2006 Annual Meeting]

X. MISC. TOPICS

  • Win Your Next Case Using Legislative History [2005 Annual Meeting]
  • 2006 Annual Meeting: Insurance Law for Litigators
    State Bar of California Litigation Section [2006 Annual Meeting]
  • The U.S. Supreme Court from Left, Right, and Center [Appellate Law Section]
  • Two Smart Guys Talking About the U.S. Supreme Court [Appellate Law Section]
  • What Every Litigator Would Like Transactional Lawyers to Know State Bar of California Solo and Small Firm Section [2006 Annual Meeting]
  • Biases Attorneys and Judges Face in Real-Life Situations [2007 Annual Meeting]
  • How to Read Between the Lines of a Financial Statement: The Lawyer as Accountant Litigation Section [2007 Annual Meeting]
  • Inadvertent Disclosure: An Attorney's Ethical Obligations [2007 Annual Meeting]
  • Unraveling the Mystery of Effective Advocacy Solo & Small Firm Section [2007 Annual Meeting]
  • Cybersleuthing: Internet Fact Finding Strategies and Legal Research Tips Law Practice Management & Technology Section [2007 Section Institute]
  • Insurance Law For Litigators
    Litigation Section [2007 Section Institute]
  • What Transactional Lawyers Can Learn from Litigators (and vice Versa) Real Property Law Section [2007 Section Institute]
  • IP Litigation in State Court v. Federal Court (Panel)
    29th Annual Intellectual Property Institute [Intellectual Property Section]
  • Remedies in IP Litigation
    [Intellectual Property Section]
  • Ethics in Litigation: Money Laundering [Lawyering Skills Section]
  • What Transactional Lawyers Can Learn from Litigators (and vice Versa) [Real Property Law Section]
  • Bankruptcy Fraud after Enron: Filing Bankruptcy without Going to Jail [Business Law Section]
  • Girlie Men and Manly Girls: What Corporate Lawyers Shouldn't Be Saying [Business Law Section]
  • It's Almost Crying Time Again: What Real Estate and Finance Lawyers Need to Know [Business Law Section]
  • Show Me the Money: A Field Guide to Obtaining Information and Money from Banks [Business Law Section]
  • The New Bankruptcy Act: What Every General Practitioner Should Know [Business Law Section]
  • Elimination of Bias in the Courtroom
    [Labor & Employment Law Section, October 2003]
  • IP and the Far East 2006: Infringement Litigation Strategies Involving Defendants in the Far East [Intellectual Property law Section]
  • Patent Office Comes to California 2007: Keynote Address: The USPTO's Strategic Plan 2007-2012 [Intellectual Property law Section
  • Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession: Representation, Hiring, Expert Retention, and Jury Selection
    [Labor & Employment Law Section, November 2005]
  • 12 Steps to Litigating Personal Injury: Both Sides
    Solo & Small Firm Section [Litigation Section]
  • Basics of Lis Pendens Procedure and Litigation [Litigation Section]
  • Paternity Litigation [Litigation Section]
  • New Ethical Issues in Law Practice! Environmental Law and Beyond [Environmental Law Section]
  • Immigration Traps and Trumps for the Trial Lawyer [Immigration Law Section]
  • All Rise: Court is Now in Session for Trade Secret Litigation
    29th Annual Intellectual Property Institute [Intellectual Property Law]
  • Nuts and Bolts of Copyright Prosecution and Litigation
    31st Annual Intellectual Property Institute [Intellectual Property law Section]
  • Avoiding Conflicts of Interest for the General Practitioner and Reducing Malpractice Complaints [Solo & Small Firm Section]

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