Registration is now SOLD OUT.
Thank you for your interest in the Family Law and Self-Help Conference. We have received an overwhelming response. Because of this, registration is now sold out. We have a growing waitlist for those who would like to attend if there is a cancellation. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Laural Ayala (Laural.Ayala@jud.ca.gov).
The Judicial Council and the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) are proud to present the 2017 Family Law and Self-Help Conference.
Since 2003, the Judicial Council and LAAC have worked together to bring quality, affordable trainings to legal services providers, court-based staff, and pro bono attorneys in California. The goal of this training is to meet the most pressing educational and practice needs of a wide range of lawyers, paralegals, self-help providers, facilitators, advocates and volunteers providing family law assistance to low-income people in California.
This training generally covers topics including real property, pensions, military, traffic tickets, and domestic violence/custody. We also have multiple sessions on what legal aid and self-help advocates need to know about immigration.
WHEN: Monday, July 24, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:50 p.m.
Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Redwood Room. Sessions start at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: The California Endowment’s Los Angeles Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
– Staff at LAAC Member organization and court staff discount: $150 with Early Bird Discount (Check to see if your organization is a LAAC member.)
– General registration for non-LAAC members: $225 with Early Bird Discount
– Law students interning at LAAC member program: $75
Notes: Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Two attendees may not split a single registration. All attendees must register. Registration goes up for all categories by $25 on July 17.
* There will be a limited number of scholarships available for qualifying attendees who attend at least TWO sessions at the conference in domestic violence or issues relating to tribes (or one of each). To qualify you must be court staff or from a legal nonprofit with a partnership grant or Shriver grant. Please contact Laural Ayala (Laural.Ayala@jud.ca.gov).
** If you receive a registration scholarship you will be responsible for registering before registration costs change. The Judicial Council of California will not cover the additional late fee costs.
- If you’ve already registered, you will receive an email prompting you to select your sessions from Jasmine Schwab-Doyle. Please refer to the agenda for session details with full descriptions. Arrive early to the sessions you want to attend the most.
- You are not required to attend all of the sessions you signed up for upon registration, you are allowed to go any – this is more for a rough estimation of how many certificates we should print and room placement.
- Please see the schedule grid for easier viewing. If you have received confirmation for a scholarship, please note that the sessions highlighted in blue indicate domestic violence related sessions and green indicate sessions related to tribal issues. You must register for and attend at least two of these sessions to retain your registration scholarship. You will also need to physically sign in on the special sign in sheet at the session.
- Session materials will NOT be printed out. You will be able to access and download all materials here, once they have been posted. They will remain in place after the conference.
- Prior review of the materials is not necessary, however you’re encouraged to print out your own materials or bring a device to view them on during the training.
- We recommend everyone bring a notepad, pen, and device to view materials on. We will not be equipped with supplies for everyone.
MCLE (for attorneys):
CLE (continuing legal education) credits will be available for most sessions, unless otherwise stated. The Legal Aid Association of California is a Multiple Activity Provider in the state of California. If you are from a different state you can find out whether your state accepts California CLE here and here.
- If you have already registered but think you may qualify for a scholarship (you are staff at a California court or a non-profit with a partnership or Shriver grant), please contact Laural Ayala, from the Judicial Council, ASAP: Laural.Ayala@jud.ca.gov – If you are approved we will immediately refund your registration, minus the Eventbrite processing fee, but after the conference there will be no reimbursements.
- For those who were not accepted for a scholarship and have not already paid through Eventbrite: While payment is not due immediately at the time of the conference, you may mail a check to LAAC or bring a check on the day of the conference. Otherwise, we will be sending invoices before and after the conference.
- Please make checks payable to:
Legal Aid Association of California
350 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 701
Oakland, CA 94612
- Please make checks payable to:
If you need to cancel your registration, please let us know by July 14 for a full refund. If you cancel after Friday, July 14, you will receive a 50% refund. If you do not attend the conference and do not let us know beforehand you will be considered a no-show and will be expected to pay for the full cost of registration, even if you were previously offered a scholarship.
The conference will be held at The California Endowment’s Los Angeles Conference Center at 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, 90012. Registration and breakfast will be served in the Redwood room. The conference will take place in the Redwood, Tahoe, and Sierra rooms.
The California Endowment’s free parking lot is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is additional paid parking at the Sunshine Auto Park, at 665 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They do get full early, so please plan ahead. You can also check out http://losangeles.bestparking.com/ to see other parking spots and availability.
Please visit the California Endowment’s LA center page for public transit information, here: http://www.calendow.org/centers/los-angeles-conference-center/
Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost of registration. Gluten-free, non-red meat, vegetarian, and vegan options will be available. If you have no restrictions on your diet, please allow for those that do to get their meals first, as there will be limited specialty meals available.
Please let me know if you have any further questions or need any additional information about the conference. Thank you so much and see you at the conference!
Meeting rooms and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Assisted listening devices are available for the deaf and hearing impaired. If you have any other accommodation needs, please let me know ASAP.
Any questions? Feel free to email Jasmine Schwab-Doyle, LAAC’s Communication and Trainings Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.