Friday, May 12, 2023
In Person and via Zoom at 12:00pm

If you plan on attending this event in person:
Please arrive at: Crowne Plaza at 11:40am
1221 Chess Dr Syracuse Room
Foster City, CA 94404

This course provides a detailed framework for the practitioner defending clients facing family law related contempt actions, focusing on defense strategies and best practices during pre-trial, trial, and post-trial family law contempt proceedings. The presentation includes an in-depth analysis of the interplay between civil and criminal procedural considerations common to family law contempt citations, how to analyze pleadings for potential defenses, effective pre-trial motion strategies, trial evidence, sentencing, and post-Judgment remedies.

Daniel W. Cantrell is Certified Family Law Specialist and a Partner at Blevans & Blevans, LLP, where his practice focuses on the trial of complex family law matters concerning the characterization, valuation, and apportionment of business interests, pre-marital and post-nuptial agreements, the characterization and division of investment and retirement plans, and complex support issues. Daniel’s creative and insightful approach to the presentation of evidence at trial provides invaluable assistance to firm clients facing litigation. Daniel is a sought-after speaker and frequently lectures on topics common to family law trials including the presentation of expert testimony, trial advocacy, and advanced evidence related topics. Daniel’s breadth of trial experience developed over a period of two decades representing clients at trial in California courts. Daniel represents clients in courts throughout California, and routinely provides consulting services to family law attorneys preparing for trials.


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Syracuse Room 1st Floor

1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404 

Cost (includes lunch):  $55 for section members and $65 for non-section members. Cost also includes 1.0 hour of General Law MCLE credit.

Registration and Information: Please click on the button below to register for this event. If you wish to pay by check, please still register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 150, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Events. *Please note for which event you are paying and the name of the attendee.

Logistics: Your Zoom credentials will automatically be emailed to you shortly after you register online, as well as the day and hour before the event. Please note that you’ll need to be logged into a Zoom account to join the webinar. The written materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the morning of the event. 

Contact Info for this Event: For questions about this event, please email

For in person cancellations, the cancellation must be received ONE WEEK BEFORE the event. If you do not cancel within one week prior to the event or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount.

For zoom cancellations, must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee for those who register via Zoom. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount.