Videos and Tutorials


Status of Eviction Moratoria in California and Alameda County – May 2023 Update



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 This presentation addressed the following topics on May 25, 2023:

·        When does the Alameda County Eviction Moratorium end?

·        Are there any local cities that will continue their moratoria for a period of time past the end of the Alameda County Eviction Moratorium?

·        Are there changes to the landlord tenant relationship and eviction process that will continue past the end of the eviction moratoria, for example in Oakland?

·        Will the ex parte application still be required for evictions?

·        Can landlords collect back rent from during the moratorium? Will there be forms of assistance for landlords and tenants regarding back rent?


About the Speaker

Attorney Richard Beckman provides advice to owners and property managers on all aspects of landlord-tenant issues regarding residential and commercial matters. He represents clients in a broad range of real estate-related disputes, including partition of co-ownership interests, agency and broker liability, purchase contract disputes, and trust deed and foreclosure issues. He has been a featured speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars, acts as a private mediator and serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the San Francisco Superior Court.


Introduction to Legal Research with Westlaw (September 2021)


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This tutorial video on legal research with Westlaw introduces viewers to selecting jurisdictions and sources to search in, creating and running natural language and boolean searches, and navigating within search results and documents, including filtering results, searching within results, navigating tables of contents, and printing, emailing, and downloading documents. It demonstrates topics in searching and navigating in statutes, cases, and secondary sources, including how to use the KeyCite citator to check the status of the law, using headnotes and the West Key Number system, and how to find legal forms, among other topics.



Trellis 101: Boosting Your CA State Court Win Rates with Legal Analytics ( July 27, 2022)



Join Trellis for an engaging webinar as they cover how legal analytics enables you to analyze the behavior and history of your judge, competitive counsel, prospects and clients to gain crucial insights into litigation history and ruling tendencies. They’ll show you how to leverage California state trial court – and verdict – data to be more efficient, more proactive, and achieve better results for your clients. You’ll learn how to maximize legal analytics to gain a competitive advantage, win cases and bring in more money when litigating in California state trial courts.

Topics will include:

• Judge Analytics and Ruling History
• Drafting Stronger Motions, Faster
• Case Valuation and Verdict Data
• Strategic California State Court Research
• Alerts – Stay Informed

Estate Planning 101 ( January 26, 2022)




HERA (Housing & Economic Rights Advocates) staff attorneys explain key concerns and key documents that will help you address handling your belongings and your health the way you want to. Those documents include:
-Living trust
– Will
– Power of attorney
– Advance health care directive
– Transfer on death documents for certain kinds of accounts

Tenants’ Rights Covid-19 Eviction Moratorium and Rental Assistance ( January 25, 2022)




An attorney from Bay Area Legal Aid presents legal information on the following topics:
 -Tenants’ rights under the Alameda County Eviction Moratorium
 -Eviction rights and procedures
 -Covid-19 rental assistance


Introduction to Lexis Digital Library (March 2022)





Tenant Rights 101: Basic Tenant Rights, Fair Housing, and What to Know About the Rental Process and Credit Reporting (November 2021)





Restraining Orders and Virtual Hearings 101 (October 2021)

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This panel presentation features attorneys from the Family Violence Law Center, which provides free legal services in any language to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in Alameda County, California. The panel provides a brief introduction to restraining orders with a specific focus on current virtual practices and court procedures.

Topics include: an introduction to different types of restraining orders and the legal forms required; best practices when filling out restraining order forms; how to file, pick up, and serve restraining orders; and how to submit evidence and access remote hearings.

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