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Obtaining Attorney Fees Sanctions under Family Code Section 271

This program provides practical guidance on how to make an attorney fees sanction request to optimize the chances of a judge granting the motion, and what to do if the other party violates the order.

 

1 Hour MCLE Credit
Specialization: Family Law

Funding legal representation can be one of the main sources of anxiety for family law litigants, especially when opposing parties engage in conduct designed to stall or obstruct the other party’s ability to obtain information or move the case forward. Fortunately, when it enacted Family Code Section 271, the legislature declared that uncooperative conduct that inflates litigation costs can be punished through sanctions. This program provides practical guidance on how to make an attorney fees sanction request to optimize the chances of a judge granting the motion, and what to do if the other party violates the order.

Program Highlights:

  • Proper pleading and procedure
  • What conduct rises to the level required for sanctions to be imposed?
  • Practical guidance for determining how much to request
  • Source of Family Code Section 271 awards
  • Enforcement of attorney fee awards

This is an intermediate level program. Some experience in family law experience is assumed.

On Demand FA59715-191

Live program recorded on 6/7/2018. 

 

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$ 79.00

Funding legal representation can be one of the main sources of anxiety for family law litigants, especially when opposing parties engage in conduct designed to stall or obstruct the other party’s ability to obtain information or move the case forward. Fortunately, when it enacted Family Code Section 271, the legislature declared that uncooperative conduct that inflates litigation costs can be punished through sanctions. This program provides practical guidance on how to make an attorney fees sanction request to optimize the chances of a judge granting the motion, and what to do if the other party violates the order.

Program Highlights:

  • Proper pleading and procedure
  • What conduct rises to the level required for sanctions to be imposed?
  • Practical guidance for determining how much to request
  • Source of Family Code Section 271 awards
  • Enforcement of attorney fee awards

This is an intermediate level program. Some experience in family law experience is assumed.

STEVEN K. YODA

STEVEN K. YODA

STEVEN K. YODA is a partner at Walzer Melcher LLP. Before joining the firm, he served as a corporate litigator for over 10 years in California’s most prestigious law firms, where he handled complex civil and white-collar criminal matters. He has served as President of the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA), a Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), and a Board Member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA).  Steve is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.  From 2004 to 2005, Steve served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable James Ware, United States District Judge for the Northern District of California.  Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine named Steve a “Super Lawyer” from 2017 to 2019 and a “Rising Star” from 2013 through 2016. The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) named him a “Best Lawyer Under 40” in 2009. Chambers and Partners named him a "Leader in Their Field" and ranked him in Band 4 for their 2018 High Net Worth Guide for Family Law.

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Family Law
SUBTOPICS Attorney's Fees
SPECIALIZATION Family Law
By Month June 2018
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Family Law
SUBTOPICS Attorney's Fees
SPECIALIZATION Family Law
By Month June 2018