San Francisco Paralegal Association


  • 03/09/2019 6:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    USPTO Silicon Valley

    March 15, 2019

    The two-hour seminar will review the considerations and options for filing foreign patent applications, including an overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the use of the Paris Convention for non-PCT countries.

    This seminar is intended for paralegals, patent attorneys/agents, and anyone who requires a basic understanding of filing patent applications internationally, particularly under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

  • 03/09/2019 6:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Stanford Lawyer Magazine

    March 1, 2019

    On January 29 of this year, PG&E filed for bankruptcy, citing billions of dollars in liabilities stemming from wildfires in both 2017 and 2018—some of California’s most deadly. In the discussion that follows, Professor G. Marcus Cole, a leading scholar of bankruptcy law, discusses what this means to PG&E and ratepayers in California.

  • 03/09/2019 5:58 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    IPWatchdog, Inc.

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    During this webinar the panel will discuss, among other things:

    Prior art after the AIA (and Helsinn)

    Best practices for finding the most relevant prior art

    Using artificial intelligence based tools to find prior art

  • 03/09/2019 5:56 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal News

    March 8, 2019

    Immigrants seeking asylum may seek habeas review of the procedures leading to expedited removal orders, a federal appeals court has ruled.

    The March 7 decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco has “sweeping implications,” according to a press release by the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • 03/08/2019 6:24 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library


    Evolution of Equitable Easement in California

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Noon to 1:30

    1.5 Hours MCLE Participatory Credits

    Speaker: David L. Roth

    About the speaker: Mr. Roth is the author or co-author of chapters in the CEB publicationsCalifornia Easements and Boundaries: Law & Litigation and Neighbor Disputes:  Law & Litigation.

    Program will review the law governing encroaching structures and right of way.

    Advance Registration $35.00

    Day of Event Registration $45.00

    Download a flyeHERE

    Register online at EventbriteHERE


  • 03/08/2019 6:22 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Associated Press

    March 7, 2019

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California lawmaker and district attorney announced Thursday a proposed law that would automatically clear some 8 million criminal convictions eligible for sealing but that remain public records.

    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and state Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco said the bill if passed would help millions of offenders take advantage of an often overlooked law allowing convicted drunken drivers, burglars and other low-level offenders to seal their records.

  • 03/07/2019 12:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)


    March 1, 2019

    There are two marital privileges:

    1) the privilege not to testify against a spouse and not be called as a witness when the spouse is a party;

    2) and the privilege for confidential marital communications.

  • 03/06/2019 10:21 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    AIDS Legal Referral Panel

    Thursday, March 14th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Employee Benefits Claims and Appeals

    • Presented by Kirsten Scott, Esq. – Renaker Hasselman Scott LLP

    • Bar Association of San Francisco, 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, Board Room, San Francisco, CA 94111

    • 1.5 General CLE Credits

    • Overview: Come learn about employee benefit claims, the administrative appeals procedure, and strategy tips in representing a participant through this process. This training will largely focus on employee benefits under ERISA, but will also touch on non-ERISA benefits as well.

    Please RSVP: | (415) 701-1200 x303

  • 03/06/2019 7:34 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bloomberg Law

    March 5, 2019

    "Whether shareholders can be required to arbitrate federal securities claims raises an abundance of legal and policy questions. The ultimate legal question is whether the federal securities statutes guarantee access to a court, and thereby override the Federal Arbitration Act’s mandate to enforce arbitration agreements."

  • 03/06/2019 7:32 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    March 2019

    "A new California law, SB 1421, makes certain police personnel records available through California’s public records law—not just to defense lawyers or prosecutors, but to anyone who asks. The information available is limited to specific kinds of misconduct and will be scrubbed of most personal information. But some police misconduct lawyers still see it as a win."

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