EDCBA CLEs are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

EDCBA CLEs are held on the third Wednesday of each month in Shingle Springs and telecasted simultaneously to South Lake Tahoe.

MCLE certificates will be provided by the El Dorado County Bar Association, an approved provider #2961 by the State Bar of California.

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October CLE – Stop Client Grumbling Before It Begins by Francine Tone

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Francine R. Tone, appellate specialist and author of the #1 bestselling book What Every Good Lawyer Wants You to Know explores the question: How do we help our clients experience the legal system without walking away with a cynical view of the system, the judiciary and even their own lawyer? Join a provocative (and sometimes humorous) presentation on what lawyers can do, beyond the bare minimum ethical requirements, to fulfill our higher ethical calling without making ourselves crazy. The discussion will address how to eliminate grumblings, complaints and malpractice claims with client relations beyond the bare minimum.

Ms. Tone has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. After 10 years as a trial attorney in the Bay Area, she shifted her practice entirely to appellate law and is an appellate law specialist –   one of only 12 attorneys in the state to complete the Administration of Court’s 2000 Appellate College.  Currently Ms. Tone handles civil, family and criminal defense appeals and is a litigation and trial strategist and has handled real estate and business litigation and trials. For nearly 20 years, she has served as a pro tem judge in the Nevada County Superior Court in Truckee.

After publication of her book, she has turned her attention to helping litigants be better  educated about the legal system so they get more from their attorney-client relationships.



October 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm