California (MCLE) State Bar Continuing Legal Education Program

California attorneys are required to complete a total of 25 hours of approved credit or Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) every three years. The State Bar of California approves MCLE providers and reviews all legal education programs to ensure lawyers receive quality education.

Piedmont Avenue Consulting – California Continuing Legal Education Program

Our instructors have over 30 years of experience conducting continuing education workshops for a variety of businesses including law firms, medical practices, financial agencies and academic institutions.  They have delivered well over 500 MCLE’s to over 200+ California Law Firms and 1,000’s of attorneys, paralegals, and staff on numerous topics such as electronic discovery, legal research, public records, litigation and litigation support, patent and intellectual property, workers compensation, case management, and reputation management. They have used their expertise to develop a series of CLE presentations and workshops on new technologies such as Developing a Social Media Policy to Meet a Law Firm’s Needs and The Law Firm and The Cloud to cover the unique opportunities new technology presents to law firms, as well as the many critical issues that surround it.

These cutting edge programs are designed to inform and educate everyone from the entry level staff member to the experienced legal practitioner to who would like to deepen their knowledge of this emerging technology, utilize social media and new technology to leverage their firm’s brand, and learn how to minimize risks.

Topics covered include:

  • Social Media Ethics
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Legal Research
  • The Litigation Process
  • Reputation Management
  • Workplace Policies
  • Minimizing Risk
  • Creating Brand Awareness

About our instructors:

David Mitroff, Ph.D., consults with organizations, business owners and law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Dr. Mitroff has held numerous consultative sales and technology positions, along with co-founding three companies, covering diverse environments including technology, business, legal, financial, retail, restaurant, government, academic, and health care. David started conducting MCLE presentations, seminars, and other workshops in 2004 while working with LexisNexis for 6 years. In this role he conducted over 300+ CLE presentations at 100+ law firm’s throughout the West Coast on electronic discovery, legal research, public records, litigation and litigation support, patent and intellectual property, workers compensation, case management, and reputation management. David is an active member, on the executive board, or advisory committees for several organizations. He continually collaborates with several consultant groups, merchant associations, and charities to best serve the community.

Loyd Auerbach, M.S., is a professional speaker with over 28 years experience in the corporate, legal and academic worlds, providing individual coaching and seminars in presentation and media skills for executives, sales people and authors. Professor Auerbach has specialized in conducting area-of-law/practice presentations in large and medium sized law firms in the Bay Area, and nation wide.  While working at LexisNexis, for 23 years, Loyd provided MCLE presentations, seminars and general instruction on the use of their online information services from basic to advanced levels, and was in constant demand by Bay Area law firms. He is featured as an expert in Public Speaking for Dummies by Malcolm Kushner, and was Technical Editor for the last two editions. Loyd has several years experience working as a law firm librarian and research specialist at top Bay Area law firms and most recently has been working at Orrick.

The State Bar of California requires all MCLE activities relate to MCLE Provider Rule 3.601: Piedmont Avenue Consulting ensures the content of our MCLE presentations relate to Rule 3.601 in that our instructors have significant experience as a recognized law firm consultants and legal experts with additional experience as a consultant to various businesses and delivering trainings and presentations on the subjects we present. This additionally includes David Mitroff, Ph.D.’s 6 years of experience working with and delivering MCLE content on behalf of LexisNexis.

About Piedmont Avenue Consulting:

Piedmont Avenue Consulting was founded by David Mitroff, Ph.D., to meet the growing needs of the consulting relationships he has built with organizations and business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond over the last 15 years.  To learn more about Piedmont Avenue Consulting and how we work with law firms like yours, or for more information about our Continuing Legal Education Seminars for law professionals, we invite you to contact us today and schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation.