Minor's Counsel Training Symposium



The Family Law Section of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association is pleased to announce its Second Annual Minor's Counsel Training Symposium, which will be held on March 17 and 18, 2018. The program will provide a total of 12 hours of MCLE credit, including at least 6 hours of Family Specialization credit. The symposium will satisfy the annual 8 hour training requirement of Rule 5.242 of the California Rules of Court.

 Those attorneys needing to satisfy the 12 hour initial training requirement will be able to attend a morning session on March 17 to obtain the additional 4 hours required.  The four hour initial training block will be held Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon.  The annual 8 hour training will be held Saturday from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM and on Sunday from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

Scheduled speakers for the event include the Honorable Mark Juhas, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Commissioner Erin Childs, San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, Philip Stahl, Ph.D., and attorneys Rebecca Stahl, Gregory F. Gillett and Stephen D. Hamilton.  Philip Stahl and Rebecca Stahl will be speaking about issues raised in their forthcoming book, “Beyond the Law: What Children’s Lawyers Need to Know to Represent Children in Dependency and Family Court.”  Attendees will receive a 10% discount on the purchase of the book following its release.

The cost of the event is $300 if paid before March 1, 2018, increasing to $350 if paid after that date.  A group lunch on Saturday, March 17, and a group breakfast on Sunday, March 18, are included as part of the registration fee.

It is hoped that this event will become an annual training held in March or April, providing counsel the opportunity to obtain the annual training required to serve as minor’s counsel in an incredible environment, with highly regarded speakers and at a reasonable expense.

The event will be held at the amazing Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach, California [http://www.cliffsresort.com/].  Out-of-town attendees are encouraged to book early as only 40 rooms have been blocked out for the event.  Please call (805) 773-5000 to make your room reservation, referencing the “San Luis Obispo County Family Law Section” as your group in order to qualify for the discounted group rate.

If you have any questions, contact Stephen D. Hamilton at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (805) 473-6520.

Event Properties

Event date: 03-17-2018 8:00 am
Event End Date: 03-18-2018 1:30 pm
Individual Price $350.00