Incorporating Effective Communication into Your Practice

The Family Law Section of the Barristers Club and BASF Family Law Section present

Speak Clearly- Incorporating Effective Communication into your Family Law Practice

Create a new way to deal with defensiveness that tends to arise when interacting with opposing counsel, a co-worker, or a client.

Date Thursday, August 12, 2021
Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE .50 Hours


Sharon Strand Ellison, M.S.
Founder and Executive Director,
Institute for Powerful Non-Defensive Communication


 Katie Padilla
Frudden & Padilla Family Law

We often find ourselves in the middle of conflict during our family law proceedings; making it so important to be an effective communicator. However, there was never a focus on these softer skills in law school. Learn from Sharon Ellison of the Institute for Powerful Non-Defensive Communication about how to better communicate with your client and negotiate with the opposing sides in order to get the best result for your client.


  • Achieve your goals without engaging in power struggles
  • Learn the benefits of being direct but compassionate in your requests
  • Analyze new processes of conflict resolution to assist in your litigation and mediation cases
  • Connect more effectively with your clientele

Section Chair

Katie Padilla, Frudden & Padilla Family Law

Event Code: B211266

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MCLE Notice

To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103


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8/12/2021 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Online only CA

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