San Francisco Paralegal Association


  • 01/11/2019 5:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    January 10, 2019


    "While not excusable, redacting PDFs incorrectly is a common error. Regardless of software you use, you have to be thorough. Here’s what everyone should be doing to properly redact documents."





  • 01/08/2019 5:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California News Wire Services

    January 7, 2019  


     NAPA, CA — The historic Napa County Courthouse that was damaged in the 2014 South Napa earthquake is reopening to the public Monday, Napa County Superior Court officials said. The courthouse at 825 Brown St. in Napa sustained major damage in the 6.1-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 24, 2014.





  • 01/08/2019 12:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)




    Mt. Diablo Legal Prof. Assn. Presents

    An Ethics Workshop

    January 19, 2019



    Click here for flyer.


    Seating is Limited!


    R.S.V.P. by 1/11/2019 to


    Payment: $60 - Send check payable to "MDLPA" to Maria Bishop, 3191 Rohrer Drive, Lafayette, CA 94549.


    To pay by Credit Card/PayPal: Please visit our website or click the PayPal link below.


    No Payments At The Door.


    Click here to pay by PayPal


    Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association

    P.O. Box 4253

    Walnut Creek, CA 94596


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  • 01/08/2019 5:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)


    Your Legal Rights 

    December 19, 2018



    Your Legal Rights host, Jeff Hayden, welcomes Scott Stillman, San Francisco CA, and Samson Elsbernd, Sacramento CA; both are members of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association.






  • 01/08/2019 5:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal News

    January 7, 2019



     The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether the Lanham Act’s ban on “immoral” and “scandalous” trademarks violates the First Amendment.





  • 01/07/2019 5:32 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Sonoma County Bar Association along with the Special Events Committee Invite You to Attend the 13th Annual Presiding Judge’s Luncheon


    2019-01-28 PJ Luncheon

    Date: Monday, January 28, 2019


    Time: Check-In: 11:30 am; Lunch and Presentation: 12:00 – 1:30 pm


    Hon. Gary Nadler, Presiding Judge
    Hon. Shelly Averill, Supervising Judge, Family
    Hon. Patrick Broderick, Supervising Judge, Civil
    Hon. Kenneth J. Gnoss, Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court
    Hon. Robert LaForge, Supervising Judge, Criminal


    Place: Carsten Cabaret Room, Luther Burbank Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.


    Registration Fee: $85—SCBA Members | $105—Public


    Student: $45 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)


    Click Here to Register

    Please Click Here to Download the Registration Flyer



  • 01/07/2019 5:30 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)


    Mt. Diablo Legal

    Est. 1969


    JANUARY 14, 2019
    , 5:30 p.m. 





    Membership Meeting
    Guests are Welcome!

    January 14, 2019
    5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


    Mary Lou Floyd, CCLS





      Domestic Violence Restraining Orders 



    Mary Lou Floyd, CCLS has been a paralegal for over 25 years, has a BA in Criminal Justice, and an MS in Psychology.  Mary Lou has been a member of LSI since 1988, when she joined Mt. Diablo LPA. As a member of Mt. Diablo LPA, she has been a past president, has held various board and chair positions, and is currently the Parliamentarian.

    Mary Lou has worked in many areas of the law, including family law, estate planning, litigation, trial support, bankruptcy, criminal, real estate, and business law.  Mary Lou currently works at Aharoni Business Law, based in Oakland. Mary Lou is the Client Services Director, paralegal, intake paralegal, and office manager. Mary Lou provides a wide range of support for clients, attorneys and other support staff.  Aharoni Business Law practices Business Law (picking and forming the right entity, making sure your contracts protect you); Employment Law (create up-to-date employment policies and procedures); Intellectual Property (trademark, copyright, trade secrets); employer-side employment disputes; and other business-related matters. Mary Lou is the first and primary contact at ABL and she ensures each and every client receives the assistance needed.

    Some other background information about Mary Lou is that she is fluent in Spanish including reading and writing Spanish, and she is a Notary Public.  She has had extensive experience in both the private sector and non-profit sector. Her responsibilities have been varied over the years from Intensive Treatment Foster Care Case Manager to foster family advocate to paralegal/office manager.

    Mary Lou has the full support of her family, co-workers, and friends in all her endeavors with LSI, Mt. Diablo LPA, and in her career.




    Buttercup Grill & Bar
    660 Ygnacio Valley Road
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (925) 932-2763 



    $22.00/Cash or Check
    (Discount for payment by cash or check.)

    $24.00/Credit or PayPal

    (Price includes food, beverage, tax, tip, room rental fee,
    and MCLE/CCLS certificate (if applicable).)




    All American Patty Melt  

    (A thick charbroiled patty served on grilled rye bread piled with grilled onions
    and melted American cheese. Served with potato salad and pickle.)


    Cobb Salad
    (Iceberg lettuce, turkey, ham, tomatoes, avocado, bacon, crumbled blue cheese, red onion and chopped eggs. Choice of dressing.)

    Downtown Club

    (A toasted trio of sourdough bread with lettuce, tomatoes, 

    bacon, smoked turkey, ham, jack cheese and mayonnaise. 

    Served with French fries.)




    Avocado Melt
    Sliced avocado and melted jack cheese on grilled sourdough bread with tomatoes, organic spring mix, and pesto mayonnaise. Served with fresh fruit.)

    (All entrees include soft drink, coffee or tea.)

    RSVP by 1/10/19


     Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association, a local association of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated, an approved provider [Provider No. 1114], certifies that this activity has been approved for minimum continuing legal education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour, of which 1 hour will apply to general law.

    MCLE Credit: 1 hour

    CCLS Credit: 1 hour

    Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Assoc.

    P.O. Box 4253
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    (925) 283-5226
    (925) 284-7788






    Mt.Diablo Legal Professionals Assoc., P.O. Box 4253, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

  • 01/07/2019 8:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)


    January 7, 2019

    Julie Brook, Esq. 



    Were you able to keep track of the new legislative changes that affect California businesses and business lawyers?  





  • 01/07/2019 8:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    San Francisco Legal Professionals Association
    Legal Professional/Secretarial Training Workshop



    San Francisco Legal Professionals Association Logo


    Date & Time:

    February 2, February 9 and February 16, 2019
    8:30am - 5:30pm



    SF State Downtown Campus
    835 Market Street, 6th Floor

    (@ Powell Street BART/Muni Station)



    Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

    • Welcome Breakfast / LSI / SFLPA Background
    • California Appellate Procedure
    • Business Writing
    • Family Law
    • Ethics
    • TEST

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

    • Review / Test Corrections
    • 50 Days to Trial: How to Get Ahead of the Curve
    • Real Estate Law
    • E-Filing
    • Social Media in the Workplace & Other Employment Law Hot Topics
    • TEST

    Saturday February 16, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

    • Review / Test Corrections
    • Motions for Summary Judgment
    • Corporate Law
    • Depositions/Relationships with Court Reporters
    • Depositions – from the Attorneys' Point of View
    • Test


    Early Registration Deadline Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Registration Deadline Tuesday, January 15, 2019




    Tuesday, January 15, 2019


    $180 for SFLPA/LSI members

    $200 for non-members

    Includes LSI The Legal Secretary’s Reference Guide


    AFTER DECEMBER 15, 2018

    $210 for SFLPA/LSI members

    $240 for non-members

    No Refunds After January 19, 2019

    Include your check payable to "SFLPA" and mail to the following address:

    Francie Skaggs, c/o COBLENTZ PATCH DUFFY & BASS

    One Montgomery Street, Suite 3000, San Francisco, CA 94104


    Pay online by credit card using our website:





    Register for the event on the the SFLPA website.




  • 01/07/2019 6:52 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)


    January 7, 2019

    Bob Ambrogi 


    "With Judicata, Itai Gurari believes he has built a better legal research platform. A lawyer and computer scientist, his approach to designing a legal research engine was to first “map the legal genome” — that is, map the law with extreme accuracy and granularity. The result is a research engine that returns the best results the fastest, he says."






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