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1 Cossette Sun, Director Alameda County Law Library

2 Librarys Broad Role in E ducation

3 Publicity:

4 Publicity: Flyer

5 Publicity: Newspapers The Inter – City Express The Recorder San Francisco Daily Journal

6 Alameda County Bar Association web site – Snooping With Google

7 Publicity: Large Poster

8 State Bar of California MCLE Requirements 25 total hours every 3 years Maximum of 12.5 self- study hours At least ½ of hours must be participatory Special requirements either participatory or self-study Legal ethics - 4 hours Detection/Prevention of substance abuse or mental illness - 1 hour Elimination of bias in the legal profession – 1 hour

9 Participatory MCLE Credit FORMS FOR CALIFORNIA MCLE Certificate of Attendance Official Record of Attendance (Sign In Sheet) Activity Evaluation

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13 BERNARD E. WITKIN ALAMEDA COUNTY LAW LIBRARY Bernard E. Witkin Memorial Lectures / Bernard E. Witkin Memorial Symposia on Legal Research 1998Topic:Internet Legal Research Speakers:Tim Stanley, Creator and Founder of FindLaw Andrew Wong, Esq. Melina J. Burns, Esq.

14 Tim Stanley

15 Our First MCLE in Topic:Internet Legal Research Speakers:Tim Stanley, Creator and Founder of FindLaw Andrew Wong, Esq. Melina J. Burns, Esq. 1999Topic:A View from the Bench -- A Century of Justice Looking Back at the 20 th Century and Ahead to the 21 st Speaker:Associate Justice Stanley P. Mosk, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California 2000Topic:E-Commerce: Pandemonium in Cyber-Space or an Orderly Market? Speakers:David H. Levine, Acting Assistant Chief Counsel, California State Board of Equalization G.W. Bill McDonald, Assistant Commissioner, Enforcement Division, California Department of Corporations Dr. Arie Segev, Professor and Director, Fisher Center for Information Technology & Market Place Transformation, Haas School of Business, Business to Business (B2B) E-Commerce: to B or not to 2B is the Question! Richard Stim, Intellectual Property attorney & Author

16 With the Witkin Institute Beginning in 2001, the Witkin Legal Institute began sponsoring an annual Spring Symposium with the Alameda County Law Library Panel Program: Legal Research in California Revisited 2002 Panel Program: E-Courts: California Court Online 2003 Lecture: California's New Plain English Jury Instructions 2004 Panel Program: Ethics and Discovery on the E-Frontier 2005 Lecture: Snooping on Google for Legal Researchers 2006 Panel Program: Disaster Preparedness for the Solo and Small Law Firm: Keeping Your Practice Alive During and After a Disaster 2007 Lecture: Internet Legal Research Revisited: Exciting New Tools 2008 Lecture: Client Relations in a Changing World

17 Checking in at Registration

18 Decade Award Winner Judge Ford

19 The Road to Becoming a Multiple Activity Provider Single Activity Provider may apply after: 4 separate and different educational activities individually approved has actually held all 4 activities has granted California MCLE credit for all four activities within a 2 year period prior to applying for status of Multiple Activity Provider

20 Single or Multiple Activity Provider Single ActivityMultiple Activity Prior approval for each individual activity $75.00 fee each time No prior approval for activities $ a year or $ for 3 years

21 Some Examples Not Qualifying for MCLE Credit Legal subject taught to non-attorneys Marketing Train the trainer programs Grading the California bar exam Chat room discussions Jury duty Reviewing & evaluating legal work of associates on a one on one basis Acting as a supervising attorney in the State Bar Law Office Study Program

22 CEB OnLaw Given Twice for Credit

23 Application for 1 Activity

24 New Activity Approval Form

25 Welcoming Attorneys to CLE

26 Second MCLE

27 Upcoming CLE - J. Gary Gwilliam BOOK - Getting a Winning Verdict in My Personal Life: A Trial Lawyer Bares His Soul CEB Video Programs: Getting a Winning Verdict in Your Personal Life: A Discussion of Personal Ethics, 1 hour MCLE credit CEB Video Program: Am I Drinking Too Much? A Rhetorical Question, 1 hour MCLE credit

28 State Bar of California MCLE Requirements 25 total hours every 3 years Maximum of 12.5 self- study hours At least ½ of hours must be participatory Special requirements either participatory or self-study Legal ethics - 4 hours r Detection/Prevention of substance abuse - 1 hour Elimination of bias in the legal profession – 1 hour

29 Self-Study MCLE: Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

30 Fees for Lending MCLE Materials $10.00 per CD for up to but not including 3 credits $30.00 per CD set for 3 credits up to but not including 6 credits $60.00 per CD set for 6 credits and up

31 List of MCLE Material at

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