San Francisco Paralegal Association


  • 06/16/2017 12:00 PM | Dalia Liang

    Creating Binders & Dealing with Exhibits


    This Roundtable will focus on the preparation and management of trial exhibits throughout three phases of your case:

    • Thinking Ahead During Discovery/Early & Initial Trial Prep
    • Prepping Closer to Trial, including Binders, Visual Aids, and General Logistics
    • Use of Exhibits During Trial, including Trial Technology

    *With respect to audience skill level, this program is recommended for newer to intermediate level practitioners, summer associates/law clerks, and paralegals/staff


    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Registration begins at 11:30am Program 12pm to 1:00pm

    San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Conference Room 311 California St., Suite 620

    $40 if Pre-registered or $45 at the door – Syllabus* 1 CLE * Lunch included



    Jennifer Anderson (Moderator) is a paralegal with The Veen Firm on the Leary Trial Team. Ms. Anderson has almost seven years of legal experience in personal injury and mass torts, including discovery, trial, hearings, mediation/settlement, motions, and pleadings. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Nicole E. Forde is an employment litigation associate with Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses exclusively on representing management and business owners in employment matters. She has extensive experience litigating individual harassment and discrimination matters as well as class actions alleging wage and hour violations. Ms. Forde also provides ongoing advice and counsel to her clients to ensure constant compliance and to prevent future liability. Much of her advice and counsel work consists of pro bono assistance to non-profit organizations.

    Alexandra A. Hamilton is an attorney with The Veen Firm on the Leary Trial Team. She handles complex cases involving catastrophic injuries or death, including products liability, workplace injuries, dangerous conditions of property, and vehicle negligence. Ms. Hamilton has been recognized as one of the top young litigators in California. She has been named Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 10 Under 40 in California by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, and Top Ten Best Female Attorneys by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. Since 2014, she has been selected as a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers.

    Aron K. Liang is an attorney with Philip M. Andersen & Associates. He handles a wide variety of personal injury cases and has significant trial and arbitration experience in federal court, state court and other dispute resolution forums. Mr. Liang has been a member of the California State Bar since 2003 and has tried several jury trials to verdict. Mr. Liang has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star. for the elderly. She has achieved successful results for plaintiffs in mediations and trial throughout California. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Ms. Guadagni was selected as a Rising Star 


    Juliette Bleecker

    Executive Director

    San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

    311 California Street # 620 San Francisco, CA 94104 * 415-956-6401 * 415-956-6680 (Fax) *


     Creating Binders and Dealing with Exhibits Flyer.pdf

  • 06/16/2017 12:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    The Modern Law Library


     Book cover


    Posted Jun 07, 2017 09:21 am CDT

    By Lee Rawles


    Although the Osage Nation had been forced from their ancestral lands by the U.S. government, through shrewd and careful bargaining, they retained the mineral rights to one of the richest oil fields in the world: Osage County, Oklahoma.

    But the wealth of the Osage Nation, instead of insuring the prosperity and safety of the tribe, made its members targets for what was later known as the Reign of Terror. The task of solving dozens of murders fell in the 1920s to the newly formed FBI and its young director, J. Edgar Hoover.

    In this episode of the Modern Law Library, author David Grann tells the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles how he learned of this series of murders and decided to write Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. He also discusses the brave Osage woman at the heart of his story, Mollie Burkhart, who defied the local white-dominated power structure to find who was responsible for the deaths of her family members.




    In This Podcast:

    <p>David Grann</p>

    David Grann


    David Grann is a New York Times best-selling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. He is the author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. His first book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, has been adapted into a major motion picture that was released in April 2017. He was awarded a Silver Gavel for the 2009 article “Trial by Fire,” which examined how debunked arson science led to the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham in Texas. Grann lives in New York with his wife and two children.

  • 06/14/2017 11:45 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The State Bar of California

    Presented by the Taxation Law Section


    When: Friday, June 23, 2017


    Golden Gate University, School of Law
    536 Mission Street, Rooms 2201-2202
    San Francisco, CA

    Earn 7.5 hours MCLE including 1.5 hours in Legal Ethics, and Taxation Law legal specialization credit


    The registration deadline is Friday, June 16, 2017.


    Program Schedule:

    Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8 a.m.

    Opening Remarks

    8:30 a.m.

    Tax Aspects of Foreign Investment in U.S. Residential Real Estate

    Discussion of reporting issues and tax issues that arise when foreign investors invest in U.S. residential real estate.


    • William Norman, Ord & Norman (CM)
    • Raul Villarreal-Garza, Procopio; Pedro Corona de la Fuente, Procopio (CM)
    • Steven Walker, Law Offices of Steven L. Walker, APLC (SF)
    • Liliana Menzie, DLA Piper LLP (SF)

    8:35 a.m. - 10: 05 a.m.

    Bankruptcy and Dischargeability of Taxes

    Discussing when, and if, income, employment, and sales tax are dischargeable in bankruptcy along with discussing current cases dealing with dischargeability of tax issues.


    • Peter Bowie, Ballard Spahr (CM)
    • Michael O’Halloran, Law Office of Michael O’Halloran (CM)
    • Basil Boutris, Vaught & Boutris LLP (SF)

    10:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.


    11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Ethical Issues to Consider When Dealing with Multiple Party Representation

    When representing multiple parties in related cases or when representing a company and its officer(s), there are many ethical issues to consider before and during the representation. Should this be done? Is the conflict waivable? Etc. This session will focus on these issues and whether it is a good idea to move forward with such representation and what steps should be taken to protect yourself.


    • Kevan McLaughlin, McLaughlin Legal (CM)
    • Dan Eaton, Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek (CM)
    • Jeffrey A. Titus, Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Titus (SF)
    • Katrine Shelton (SF)

    12:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

    1031 Exchange and California’s New Reporting Requirements

    Discussion of current statutory and/or case law regarding 1031 exchanges, specifically the state of California’s new reporting requirements and related sourcing rules.


    • Ryan Gaglio, Baker Hostetler (CM)
    • Brad Martinson, Rutan & Tucker (CM)
    • Ciro Immordino, Franchise Tax Board Legal Division (SF)
    • Minna Yang, Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans, LLP (SF)

    1:55 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

    Income Tax Update 2017

    The presentation will focus on federal income tax developments in the past year that impact individual taxpayers and closely-held businesses. The first area to be reviewed will be federal tax legislation enacted during the past year. Next, proposed legislation and tax reform will be discussed. The final part of the presentation will review the important cases, rulings, notices, and regulations, including areas that the IRS has targeted for audit and litigation.


    • Stuart Simon, Buchalter (CM)
    • Ani Galyan, MillarLaw (CM)
    • Annette Nellen, Director, MST Program, San Jose State University (SF)
    • Aubrey Hone, Hone Maxwell LLP (SF)

    3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Essential Info


    Golden Gate University, School of Law
    536 Mission Street, Rooms 2201-2202
    San Francisco, CA



    Registration Deadline

    In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to The State Bar of California, or credit card information, must be received by Friday, June 16, 2017.


    Register by Mail or Fax

    Print out and complete the Mail / Fax Reg. Form  and return it with payment to The State Bar of California. Make checks payable to The State Bar of California. If paying by credit card, use VISA or MasterCard only. One registrant per form. Photocopies may be used.


    Mail To:

    Program Registrations
    The State Bar of California
    180 Howard Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105


    Or Fax To:

    Program Registration at 415-538-2368. In order to fax your registration, credit card information is MANDATORY. (Photocopies of checks will NOT be accepted.)

    Registration Fees


    $150 Taxation Section Members  

    $245 Non-Taxation Section Members (includes enrollment in the Taxation Law Section for 2017)

    $75 Current Law Students

    **Onsite registration fee is $245 for everyone (if space is available), please register in advance.


    On-Site Registration

    On-site registration will be on a space available basis. Call to confirm space availability.


    Cancellations / Refund Policy

    Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than Friday, June 16, 2017 and are subject to a $25 service charge. Refunds will not be available after Friday, June 16, 2017.


    Special Assistance

    For special assistance, please call 415-538-2580.



    For registration information please call 415-538-2508. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. For program content and/or Section information please call 415-538-2580.

  • 06/14/2017 11:43 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The State Bar of California  

    Category: International Law



    This webinar will provide an overview of the legal definitions and introduction to the legal issues related to human trafficking. Human trafficking affects individuals across the world, including here in the United States, and is commonly regarded as one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time. Human trafficking affects every community in the United States across age, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic backgrounds.



    Angelina Bradley

    Anjan Choudhury

    Jessica Owen

    Catherine Brilliant, Moderator



    1 Participatory MCLE Credits

    Course Number:


    Original Program Date:

     June 22, 2017


    1 hour


    Available for 3 months after purchase


    June 22, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific)

    Cost: $55.00


    Contact us at (877) 880-1335
    Email Us


  • 06/14/2017 11:41 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    State Bar of California

    Category: Trusts & Ethics



    Credit(s): 1 Legal Specialization in Estate Planning; Trust & Probate Law
    1 Participatory MCLE Credits
    Course Number: TE_6-21-17


    Original Program






    June 21, 2017




    1 hour





    Available for 3 months after purchase / WEBINAR
    Date: June 21, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific)


    Cost: $55.00


    Those practicing in the field of elder law, or with elderly clients or family members, should understand basic advocacy issues in skilled nursing facilities.

    People “voluntarily” accept the end of therapy and discharge from facilities because they don’t know their rights. “We are discharging your Dad tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.,” or “Medicare will not pay for any more therapy,” or “We don’t have any “custodial beds” or “we have a long waiting list for Medi-Cal beds” are only a few of the statements that cause people to “voluntarily” stop therapy or accept discharge.  None of these are lawful reasons for mandatory discharge.  Who knew they had options?  Perhaps you can.  Learn about your client’s right to care and treatment, and how they can assert these rights under the law and get the care they need, and perhaps benefits to pay for it.

    Helping a client qualify for Long Term Care Medi-Cal or other benefits profits them little if they are quickly, and inappropriately, discharged or transferred.

    Understanding their rights can help your clients radically change their health care outcomes.  We will look at common scenarios, your options, and provide you with the underlying supporting legal authority.  These tips are particularly helpful for Elder Law practitioners, but useful for anyone with friend or family who may require long term care.







    Philip Lindsley

    Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)

    Certified Legal Specialist, Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate (CLS)


    Contact us at (877) 880-1335
    Email Us


  • 06/14/2017 11:39 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    On June 8, Justice Stephen Breyer spoke at the 2017 American Constitution Society National Convention with Dean Alan Morrison of George Washington University Law School. Former Breyer clerk Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia gave the introduction.




  • 06/12/2017 8:06 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Sonoma County Bar Association 


    Join Over 200 Attorneys in a Celebration Honoring the Judicial Officers Serving Sonoma County:


    Superior Court of California,
    County of Sonoma:

    Presiding Judge Raima Ballinger, and
    Hon. Shelley Averill
    Hon. James Bertoli
    Hon. Robert Boyd
    Hon. Patrick Broderick
    Hon. René Chouteau
    Hon. Elliot Daum
    Hon. Bradford DeMeo
    Hon. Jennifer Dollard
    Hon. Ken Gnoss
    Hon. Allen Hardcastle

    Hon. Robert LaForge
    Hon. Virginia Marcoida
    Hon. Gary Nadler
    Hon. Lawrence Ornell
    Hon. Peter Ottenweller
    Hon. Becky Rasmason
    Hon. Nancy Shaffer
    Hon. Dana Simonds
    Hon. Jaime Thistlethwaite
    Hon. Anthony Wheeldin
    Hon. Arthur Wick
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court,
    Northern District:

    Hon. Alan Jaroslovsky

    Date: Friday, June 23, 2017

    Time: 5:30 – 8:30 P.M.

    Place: Vintners Inn (John Ash & Co) | 4350 Barnes Road, Just South of River Road

    Cost: $70 per person

    NOTE: Spouses and Significant Others Welcome

    Online registration for this program closes June 19, 2017. To register for this program after online registration closes, please call the SCBA office, (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.

  • 06/12/2017 10:10 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Alameda County Bar Association 

    Co-sponsored by the ACBA Real Estate Section


    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 AND
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Alameda County Bar Association
    1000 Broadway, Suite 480

    5 hours general credit


    Low-Income Landlord Eviction Assistance Clinic Volunteer Training


    Please join the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation for this two-part training on how to handle an unlawful detainer action from client intake through trial. Topics include: termination of tenancy notices in Alameda County jurisdictions and the process of basic unlawful detainer actions from start to finish.

    VLSC administers a weekly clinic in Hayward to assist low-income landlords with non-payment of rent eviction matters. Our low-income landlord clients are generally elderly individuals or those relying on rental income to remain housed themselves. All VLSC clients are screened for income eligibility.


    *Cost: $0, with volunteer commitment

    TO ATTEND: Participants must attend both sessions and commit to volunteering at the VLSC Low-Income Landlord Eviction Assistance Clinic in Hayward six times in the next year.

    To Register:

    Send the registration form to Christina Wiellette
    By email:;
    By mail: VLSC, Attn - Christina Wiellette
       1000 Broadway, Suite 480
       Oakland, CA 94607; OR
    By fax: (510) 452-2224


    Your registration must be confirmed by Christina Wiellette to be considered valid. If you have any questions, please contact Christina at, or call (510) 302-2216.

    Fill out the REGISTRATION FORM here


    Peggy Chang, Buresh Kaplan Feller & Chang
    Clifford Fried, Fried & Williams LLP
    Matthew Quiring, Fried & Williams LLP

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