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  • 08/14/2018 12:47 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

     

    Privacy Across the Atlantic: Comparing the EU GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

     

    Live Webinar: September 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM (ET) / 9:00 AM (PT)

     

    Just over a month after the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect, California passed its own sweeping privacy legislation, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“the Act”).

    The Act stands to affect countless global companies doing business in California, many of which recently devoted extensive time and resources to GDPR compliance. These companies must now determine what additional steps are necessary to comply with the Act by the time it takes effect on January 1, 2020.

    On Thursday, September 20, 2018, join Morrison & Foerster partners Christine Lyon and Julie O’Neill for a deep dive into the key similarities and differences between the GDPR and the Act, as well as practical steps companies can take to assess gaps and chart a path to compliance. The areas they expect to cover include:

    • Notice requirements
    • Access and portability
    • Deletion
    • Opt-outs
    • Discrimination

     

    MCLE Credit: California - TBD.
    New York - TBD.
    Speaker(s) /
    Title(s):

    Christine Lyon
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Julie O’Neill
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Expiration Date:

    December 19, 2018 (127 Days)

     

     

     https://www.sociallyawareblog.com/2018/08/14/a-morrison-foerster-socially-aware-data-protection-masterclass-webinar-2/?utm_source=Morrison+%26+Foerster+-+Socially+Aware&utm_campaign=12da2cf741-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_60cfd0b91d-12da2cf741-73216157

     

     

     

  • 08/14/2018 12:45 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    University of North Carolina School of Law

    Carolina Law Scholarship Repository

    Citation Literacy

    Alexa Z. Chew

    University of North Carolina School of Law

     

     

    "Legal citation guides describe two purposes of legal citation:
    (1) to locate the cited source and (2) to communicate information to the reader about the weight of the cited authority. In addition, practitioners and legal educators often identify two more purposes: (3) to demonstrate the writer’s credibility through impeccably formatted citations and (4) to avoid plagiarism through proper attribution."

     

     

    http://scholarship.law.unc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=working_papers

     

     

  • 08/07/2018 10:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

     

    REAF CONCERT GALA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

    Volunteer and watch the show for free!

    Who? The Richmond/Ehmet Aid Foundation (REAF)

    - REAF is a nonprofit founded by two mothers who both lost their sons to AIDS during the epidemic. The organization continues to support HIV/AIDS groups in the Bay Area (like ALRP!) in honor of their sons. 

    - For more info on REAF, click HERE


     

    What? Help Is On The Way XXIV Gala 

    - the REAF Summer Charity Gala


     

    Why? 

    - Currently, ~1.1 million people are living with HIV in the US and 1 in 7 don't even know it.

    - 1 in 4 of new HIV infections are amongst the Youth - age 13-24

    - At the current rate of HIV diagnosis rates, 1/2 of all gay black men and 1/4 of all gay Latino men in the US will be infected. 

    - Volunteering for ALRP supports our work to keep our HIV+ clients in their homes, maintain access to healthcare and medications, and avoid deportation. 


     

    Where? Herbst Theatre - 401 Van Ness Ave, SF


     

    When? Sunday, August 19th


     

    How? VOLUNTEER!

    - We need EXTRA help filling the late shifts. If you're available, please help with those shifts. 

     

     

     

    Volunteer Shifts:

    Morning Set-Up/Unload - 8:45am - 12:45pm 


     

    VIP Reception/Breakdown - 4:30pm - 9:00pm


     

    ** Silent Auction Monitoring - 8:00pm - 11:00pm


     

    ** After Party Set-Up/Breakdown - 8:00pm - 1:00am

     

     

    For more event/volunteering info - click HERE

     


     

    Email Hannah Center to Volunteer

     

     

    hannah@alrp.org / (415) 701-1200 ext 303

     

     

    AIDS Legal Referral Panel, 1663 Mission Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • 08/06/2018 12:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Law Sites 

    By Robert Ambrogi on August 6, 2018

     

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    Utah is on track to become the second state to license non-lawyers to practice law in limited circumstances, similar to the limited license legal technician (LLLT) program pioneered by Washington state.

     

    The Utah Supreme Court has approved a new class of legal professional called the licensed paralegal practitioner. New rules governing LPPs take effect Nov. 1, and classes to train LPPs are slated to begin this fall at Utah Valley University. Court officials expect the first licensing examinations to be conducted next spring and the first licenses to be issued later in 2019.

     

    In approving LPPs, the Supreme Court adopted amendments to Utah’s Rule 14-802, which defines who is authorized to practice law in the state. Under the rule, LPPs will be limited to practicing in three areas of law:

    • Cases involving temporary separation, divorce, parentage, cohabitant abuse, civil stalking, custody and support, and name change.
    • Cases involving forcible entry and detainer.
    • Debt collection matters in which the dollar amount in issue does not exceed the statutory limit for small claims cases.

    LPPs will not be permitted to appear in court on behalf of their clients. They will be permitted to establish independent contractual relationships with clients and to perform the following services:

    • Interview the client to understand the client’s objectives and obtain facts relevant to achieving that objective.
    • Complete an approved form.
    • Inform, counsel, advise, and assist in determining which form to use and give advice on how to complete the form.
    • Sign, file, and complete service of the form.
    • Obtain, explain, and file any document needed to support the form.
    • Review documents of another party and explain them.
    • Inform, counsel, assist and advocate for a client in mediated negotiations.
    • Fill in, sign, file and complete service of a written settlement agreement form in conformity with the negotiated agreement.
    • Communicate with another party or the party’s representative regarding the relevant form and matters reasonably related thereto.
    • Explain a court order that affects the client’s rights and obligations.

    Although the Supreme Court has approved the program, it has not yet published the final regulations. Those are due to be published by the end of September, according to Catherine J. Dupont, appellate courts administrator and staff to the Supreme Court’s LPP Steering Committee.

     

    A compilation of all of the LPP rules that were published for comment can be found in Tab 2 of this Steering Committee document.

     

    The LPP program resulted from a task force appointed by the Utah Supreme Court in 2015 to study the growing problem of citizens needing legal assistance but being unable to afford them. The court specifically charged the task force, as part of its study, to look at Washington’s LLLT program.

     

    After completing its study, the task force’s Nov. 18, 2015, report recommended that the Supreme Court “exercise its constitutional authority to govern the practice of law to create a subset of discrete legal services that can be provided by a licensed paralegal practitioner” in the three areas the court later approved.

    The task force identified these three areas after finding that they were the areas in which there is the greatest demand and the highest concentration of self-represented litigants.

     

    Like lawyers, LPPs will be subject to rules of professional ethics, will be required to hold client funds in trust accounts, and will have an obligation to provide services pro bono. They will required to complete 12 hours of continuing education every two years, which must include three hours of ethics and professionalism.

    All aspects of the program will be administered by the Utah State Bar.

     

     

    https://www.lawsitesblog.com/2018/08/utah-nears-licensing-paralegals-practice-law-limited-circumstances.html

     

  • 08/03/2018 1:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Law Library Journal, Vol. 110:1 [2018-2] 

     

    Access to Print, Access to Justice

     

    Kimberly Mattioli 

     

     

    "This article examines the relationship between self-represented litigants and

     

    digital literacy and how this particularly vulnerable patron group stands to be

     

    harmed by the elimination of print materials from public law libraries. An

     

    examination of the literature and a survey help to shed light on this growing

     

    problem."

     

     

     

     https://www.aallnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/LLJ_110n1_02_mattioli.pdf

     

     

  • 08/02/2018 12:06 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

     

    LOGO.USE


    Mt. Diablo Legal
    Professionals
    Association

    Est. 1969

     

    A's BASEBALL GAME

    Save the Date and Attend!

    September 8, 2018, 1:05 p.m.

    Deadline to RSVP: 8/18/18 

    Have you ever been to an OAKLAND ATHLETIC'S baseball game before? This is your chance!!!

     

    Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association will be selling Oakland A's baseball tickets to Saturday, September 8, 2018 game vs. Texas Rangers. Game time is at 1:05 p.m. Tickets are only $20 per person, which includes awesome seats for the game AND $6 credit at food/drink concessions. WHAT A DEAL! This is a fundraiser for our Association. So, please invite all your family members, friends and co-workers to join MDLPA for a fun day!


     

    ***Please RSVP to Natalie Chop, CCLS at nchop@bpbsllp.com or call/text her at 925-984-5418.

    We will also be having a POTLUCK TAILGATE PARTY before the game at 10:30 AM.


     

    Thank you for your support of our Association!


    Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Assoc.

    P.O. Box 4253

    Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    (925) 283-5226

    (925) 284-7788

     

    Mt.Diablo Legal Professionals Association

  • 08/01/2018 7:30 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Legal Talk Network

     

    The Paralegal Voice: The Important Role of a Trial Consultant - Podcast

     

    A successful trial team involves more than just a good lawyer, it includes a strong trial consultant. In this Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to April Ferguson about trial consultants and the important role they play in the courtroom. They discuss the basics of what a trial consultant does, how they interact with paralegals, and the education a paralegal needs in order to transition into trial consulting. Stay tuned until the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question, email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

     

     

    April Ferguson is the chief executive officer of Opveon Litigation Services and is the head of Opveon’s jury consulting practice.

     

     

     https://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/paralegal-voice/2018/07/the-important-role-of-a-trial-consultant/

     

     

  • 07/29/2018 6:29 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Alameda County Bar Association 

     

    Film Screening of "And Then They Came For Us" followed by a panel discussion on the recent SCOTUS decision on the Muslim Ban

    Come see the groundbreaking documentary "And Then They Came For Us" which covers the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII and parallels it to the recent decision by SCOTUS knows as the "Muslim Ban".  The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the issue by three distinguished attorneys familiar with the immigration and constitutional law landscape.

     

    Cost:

    ACBA Members: Free

    Nonmembers: $75

     

    Please note: there will be a $10 administrative fee if you cannot make the program, and do not cancel 24 hours in advance. A $10 fee will also be assessed for day-of and walk-in registrations.

     

    If you have trouble registering, please contact the Membership Coordinator at staci@acbanet.org

     

     

    Film Screening of "And Then They Came For Us"

    Event Information
    Provider: Alameda County Bar Association
    Speakers:
    Jim Brosnahan
    Spojmie Nasiri
    Donald Tamaki
    Location: Alameda County Bar Association - New Office
    1000 Broadway, Suite 290
    Oakland, CA  94607
    Phone: 510-302-2222
    Date:

    08/21/2018

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM


    Credits:
    1 HR Elimination of Bias

     

     

  • 07/29/2018 6:27 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Alameda County Bar Association 

     

    Recent Caselaw and Strategies in Immigration Court 

    Co-sponsored by the ACBA Immigration Section and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) of Nor Cal

    Hear from Immigration Judges Carol A. King (Ret.) and Polly Webber (Ret.) on effective case strategies in immigration court.  The judges will address how recent decisions by Attorney General Sessions, the BIA, and the federal courts impact these strategies, including asylum strategy after Matter of A-B-. 

     

    Light lunch provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own food.

     

    Cost:

    FREE for ACBA Members

    $35 for AILA members

    $115 for Non Members

     

    Please note: there will be a $10 administrative fee if you cannot make the program, and do not cancel 24 hours in advance. A $10 fee will also be assessed for day-of and walk-in registrations.

     

    If you have trouble registering, please contact the Membership Coordinator at staci@acbanet.org

     

     

    Recent Caselaw and Strategies in Immigration Court

     

     

    Event Information
    Provider: Alameda County Bar Association
    Speakers:
    Hon. Carol King
    Hon. Polly Webber
    Location: Alameda County Bar Association - New Office
    1000 Broadway, Suite 290
    Oakland, CA  94607
    Phone: 510-302-2222
    Date:

    08/30/2018

    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM


    Credits:
    1.5 HR General

     

  • 07/29/2018 6:25 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Alameda County Bar Association 

     

    Easements and Boundary Disputes: Recent Case Developments

    Please join the ACBA Real Estate Section and David Roth for a review and analysis of all significant boundary easement cases over the past 18 months. Important issues in this presentation include: irrevocable licenses, equitable easements, boundary location, prescriptive easements, and more!

     

    Light lunch provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own food.

     

    Cost:

    FREE for ACBA Members

    $75 for Non Members

     

    Please note: there will be a $10 administrative fee if you cannot make the program, and do not cancel 24 hours in advance. A $10 fee will also be assessed for day-of and walk-in registrations.

     

    If you have trouble registering, please contact the Membership Coordinator at staci@acbanet.org

     

     

     

    Easements and Boundary Disputes: Recent Case Developments

    Event Information
    Provider: Alameda County Bar Association
    Speakers:
    David Roth
    Location: Alameda County Bar Association - New Office
    1000 Broadway, Suite 290
    Oakland, CA  94607
    Phone: 510-302-2222
    Date:

    08/15/2018

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


    Credits:
    1 HR General


     

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