Upcoming CLE

Vol. 35 Issue: 3

(Note: The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: BIFOCAL Vol. 35, Issue 3.)

An American Psychological Association and American Bar Association Joint Conference

This three-day APA/ABA national conference will address the broad range of issues related to the exposure of children, youth, and families to violence in and around the home, community, and society. This conference will provide an opportunity to examine how psychologists, attorneys, judges, legal scholars and others can support healthy children and families in a safe society.

Conference Objectives

  1. Provide professional education and training on the issue of family and community violence
  2. Share information and explore coordinated approaches to addressing family and community violence.
  3. Strengthen understanding of practice principles, guidelines, and standards for addressing family and community violence across the fields.
  • Appropriate for psychologists, attorneys, judges, legal scholars, behavioral and social science scholars, social workers, and other professionals in legal, mental health, social service, and education fields
  • Nearly 40 sessions addressing prevention and intervention
  • Focus on violence across individual, family, community, and society contexts
  • Continuing education credits available
  • Attorney General Eric Holder invited as keynote speaker
  • Networking session to close out the conference


Upcoming ABA Webinar: Retirement Expectations and Trends for 2014

Retirement has many different meanings these days. And, if you are just starting your career or are preparing to leave the working world, this webinar is designed to give the guidance you need to have the retirement you want. Gain insights on the emotional, financial, and logistical components that will help you tailor your goals for a comfortable retirement.

Our faculty will go beyond the basics of retirement planning and financial planning and discuss other factors that can make your retirement what you want including goal-setting, making the transition to retirement, determining whether a second or part-time post-retirement career is right for you and dealing with the emotions of being retired. Faculty will also provide guidance on the ethics of transitioning out of your practice, transitioning your clients, and selling your practice.


  • Sally Hurme
    Project Advisor, Education & Outreach
    American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
    Washington, D.C.
  • Edward Poll
    Law Biz Management Co
    Venice, CA
  • Deanell Reece Tacha
    Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law
    Pepperdine University School of Law
    Malibu, CA
  • Linda Yows Leitz, CFP, EA
    Colorado Springs, CO
  • Susan A. Berson (Moderator)
    Berson Law Group
    Leawood, KS


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