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2014 Family Law and Self-Help Conference

The AOC and LAAC Presents the 2014 Family Law and Self-Help Conference
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) present the 2014 Family Law Conference and Self-Help Conference. Since 2003, the AOC and LAAC have worked together to bring quality, affordable trainings to legal services providers, court-based staff, and pro bono attorneys in Northern and Southern California. These trainings, facilitated by attorneys, court staff, and other experts, provide numerous educational and practical resources for family law advocates working in the legal services community.
Register at the door for two day:
General Admission Registration - $300
LAAC Member/Court Staff/Student Registration - $175
Register at the door for one day:
General Admission Registration - $250
LAAC Member/Court Staff/Student Registration - $150
Online registration is now closed. You can still register at the door on the morning of the event.
Please click here for an agenda at a glance. 
Cancellations after February 28 will not be refunded.
All sessions are approved for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Continuing Court Education.
Most sessions are approved for Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education (CIMCE).  

The Family Law/Self-Help Conference will be held at:
Administrative Office of the Courts 
Milton Marks Auditorium, lower level 
455 Golden Gate Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 
Civic Center BART station 
Please also join us for the Family Law/Self-Help Pre-Conference Session!
 Online registration is now closed. You can still register on the morning of the event.
Cancellations after noon on Tuesday, March 4 will not be refunded.
Time: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Date: March 5, 2014. 
Cost: $40 (Includes lunch and snack) for at the door registrants.
Access by Design Workshop
This workshop will be a hands-on training in how self help centers and legal aid services can be made more user-friendly, engaging & client-centered.  Using a design approach, we will work together to go from ideas of how  services may be improved to robust prototypes of how new services and tools may be rolled-out.  The focus will be to train participants in collaborative and creative methods and, while doing so, to develop strong ideas for new apps, websites, forms, services, and technologies that could improve the efficiency & quality of self help and legal aid services.
Expungement and Reentry
The demand for reentry legal services is at an all-time high and self help centers are seeing increasing requests for help with expungement and other reentry services including assistance with child support which has accumulated during incarceration, child custody and other issues.  This all-day workshop will share new models and partnerships for providing services, will provide nuts and bolts training on legal issues and will review new reentry laws and their impact on self-represented litigants.
Senior Legal Services Provider Meeting
The Senior Legal Services Provider meeting is open to advocates working at Title III-B or IOLTA legal services organizations. If you do not work at one of these organizations, but provide legal services to seniors, please contact Denise Watt at for additional information.