SDVLP conducts periodic MCLE trainings to educate pro bono attorneys and other legal professionals about legal issues impacting our clients.



April 26, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration Begins at 8:00 a.m.


San Diego County Bar Association
Conference Center, Suite 120
401 West A Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Registration Fee:

$110.00 for registered volunteer lawyers
$135.00 for LRIS Modest Means panelists
$160.00 for non-volunteer lawyers
$  40.00 for SDVLP student volunteers
$  55.00 for other legal professionals and law students    


Overview: This training will emphasize basic practice in handling a family law dissolution case, including ethics and family law, preparation of pleadings, and discussion of special topics of interest to family law practitioners such as custody and child support issues.  A judicial panel will provide the court perspective.  


This activity is approved for 1.0 hour of ethics and 3.25 hours of general MCLE.  

Volunteers must be members in good standing of the State Bar of California who have accepted 2 pro bono cases in the past 2 years; or have volunteered at least twice at our legal clinics or in the office in the last year.    

To pay by check, please
Download the Registration Form here

Eventbrite - Fundamentals of Family Law - 2014

GUARDIANSHIP – 3 Hours Free MCLE & Volunteer Opportunity!


WHEN:  April 21, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

WHERE: SDVLP, 707 Broadway, Suite 1400, San Diego, CA 92101

MCLE: 3 hours           

COST:  FREE if you are willing to commit to accepting 1 pro bono case in the next year***

On April 21, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., SDVLP will be holding a free MCLE: “The Guardianship Process - San Diego County.”   This free MCLE is an opportunity to be trained in the practice, procedure, and advocacy skills needed to represent a petitioner in guardianship of the minor cases (no estates) in San Diego County.  Guardianships are often needed when parents are deceased, uninvolved, in jail, or unwilling to continue to care for their child.  It is difficult for proposed guardians to successfully navigate the legal system without assistance of counsel.  Your representation will not only benefit the clients, but will enable the child to remain in a safe and stable home.  All participants must agree to accept one pro bono case in the coming year and will be provided with a manual and mentorship.

This live training focuses on San Diego specific practice and procedure.  Participants will need to watch online the first two hours of Practising Law Institute’s free 2012 CA Guardianship training.

If you are interested, please fill out and return the attached registration form by Thursday, April 17th.  Space is limited.  If you have questions, please contact Leslie Mackay at  Please feel free to share this opportunity.


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