Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:15 - 4:30 pm
Assisting with Family Law Case Intake M. Rahim
Assisting with initial client interview
Preparing engagement letter, opening file
Assisting with preparation of pleadings
Preparing for temporary orders hearing
Assisting with Child Custody and Visitation Issues S. Woods
Current status of custody law in California
Obtaining relevant information
Working with guardian-ad-litem
Working with experts
Drafting and reviewing parenting plans
Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information P. Ross
Identifying relevant information on assets, debts, income and expenses
Obtaining financial information
Evaluating the information you have obtained
Working with accountants and financial experts
Preparing financial statements
Ethics in Family Law: Allegations of Domestic Abuse N. Alyami
Domestic violence and divorce
Duties of attorney representing accuser
Duties of attorney representing accused
Ethics in Family Law: Conflicts of Interest L. Munayco
and Client Confidentiality
Preventing conflicts of interest
Protecting client confidentiality
Ethics in Family Law: E. Levine
Avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law
What is the unauthorized practice of law?
What a family law paralegal may and may not do
Who Should Attend
- Paralegals/Legal Assistants
This seminar offers paralegals
7.0 CLE hours, including 3.0 ethics hours.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 CLE hours, including 3.0 ethics hours, to paralegals.
The National Association of Legal Assistants and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations have each approved this program for 7.0 CLE hours, including 3.0 ethics hours.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Family Law Advocates Group, PC
Ms. Alyami has dedicated her career to helping families during difficult times. She is a compassionate and empathetic counselor who cares about the whole well-being of her clients. She is a native to the Bay Area and grew up in Contra Costa County. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in Florida in 2006 and is a life-long fan of the Miami Hurricanes. Ms. Alyami earned her J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in the South Bay. During law school she worked in a family law office in San Jose in addition to clerking for a Family Law Judge in Santa Clara County. She was active in the Black Law Students Association, including serving as secretary and president. Post law school, Ms. Alyami volunteered with the Family Violence Appellate Project, a non-profit organization, in addition to working for a solo family law practitioner. Since passing the Bar Exam she has worked in family law firms, and she has developed and managed pro bono family law “day-of-court” clinics for self-represented litigants in Alameda County.
Family Law Group
Ms. Levine is an entrepreneur, legal innovator, Certified Family Law Specialist and mom of two girls. She is the managing attorney at Levine Family Law Group and the founder/CEO of Hello Divorce, a “modern breakup service” offering affordable, convenient and on-demand legal help and wellness support. Since launching Hello Divorce in 2017, she has received acclaim from the Legal-Tech industry and beyond. In 2018, she was the Grand Prize winner of Duke University School of Law’s “Law & Technology Accelerator”. Earlier this year, the American Bar Association named her to the prestigious “Women of Legal Tech” list and Clio awarded Levine Family Law Group with the Reisman Award for legal innovation. Recently, she has been featured and/or quoted in various publications including Ozy, ABA Journal, Discover Magazine, Brit+Co, Forbes, Law Technology Today, Conscious Company, and San Jose Mercury News.
Munayco Law, P.C.
Since 2000, Ms. Munayco has been licensed to practice law in California and the Northern District Courts. Ms. Munayco’s legal experience consists mainly of family law, protections against abuse, some juvenile dependency, worker’s compensation and immigration. She is also a certifed mediator and rape crisis counselor. In 2013, she became of Counsel to All for the Family Legal Clinic, Inc and is the founder and managing attorney of Munayco Law Firm, P.C. Ms. Munayco has been named Superlawyer for 2019. The mission of Munayco Law Firm, P.C., is to offer services on a sliding scale to those who may not otherwise be able to afford the high costs of an attorney. Ms. Munayco previously served on the board for the Fremont, Union City and Newark mother’s club, and was a legal mentor to the online legal research site, Justanswer.com. When not working Ms. Munayco frequently volunteers with the courts.
Law Office of Mujdah Rahim
Ms. Rahim began her `family law career with the Family Violence Law Center, and she has also worked for All for the Family Legal Clinic, Inc. With the invaluable knowledge and experience gained in the field, along with her various challenging legal internships and her education from UC Davis and Widener University School of Law, Mujdah Rahim opened her own family law firm. Her law firm has allowed her to dedicate her legal knowledge and expertise to assist families with the navigation of California’s complex court systems. Her devotion to her clients has earned her a widely-known reputation as a dedicated and highly-skilled family law and divorce attorney. Ms. Rahim’s career has led her to become skilled in counseling, advising, and representing her clients. The cases she handles range from divorce proceedings to domestic violence restraining orders. She is ready to help with advice, negotiation, mediation, consultation, pleading preparation, or litigation and knows what is needed to succeed in court.
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.
Law Office of Sylvia Woods
At the law office of Sylvia Woods in Oakland City Center, she and her associate attorney, Terry S. Wheeler, along with the rest of their legal team, provide quality legal support and counsel to families throughout the Bay Area. Since opening their practice in 1992, they have earned a reputation for being consistently thorough, honest, understanding, and committed to their clients. They think mediation is often preferable to litigation in family law conflicts, and they welcome high-conflict and multi-ethnic custody cases. Among her professional and community affiliations, Ms. Woods is a member of the Alameda County Family Law Association, the Alameda County Bar Association, and the Women Lawyers of Alameda County.