San Francisco Paralegal Association


  • 05/14/2019 5:32 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Legal Talk Network

    May 7, 2019

    Author, historian, and journalist Evan Thomas was afforded unprecedented access to the personal and professional life of a Supreme Court Justice to write his authoritative biography of the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks to the New York Times bestselling author about what he learned writing First: Sandra Day O’Connor. Evan shares anecdotes and lessons learned from his deep dive into her work and private life.

    Evan Willing Thomas III is a journalist, historian, and author. He is the author of ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton and, for 20 years, was a regular panelist on Inside Edition, a weekly public affairs TV show.

  • 05/14/2019 5:30 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    At The Bar

    Legal Talk Network

    May 8, 2019

    In this edition, co-hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Trisha Rich are joined by Dan Cotter, lawyer, historian, and author of “The Chief Justices: The Seventeen Men of the Center Seat, Their Courts and Their Times,” to discuss the history of the handful of jurists who have lead the Supreme Court. They discuss key decisions made by the chief justices, their challenges, and the cultural contexts surrounding their decisions, as well as which of the Chief Justices have had the most influential legacies.

  • 05/11/2019 7:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Washington Post

    May 11, 2019

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — John Paul Stevens spent more than a third of his near-century on Earth at the Supreme Court, where he often was on a different page from a majority of his fellow justices.

    “It happens so often that you have to get used to losing,” Stevens, 99, said during an interview this week at his condominium here, just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. “My batting average was probably pretty low.”

  • 05/11/2019 7:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Courts Newsroom

    May 10, 2019

    Increased judicial branch funding also enabled courts to expand hours, reopen closed locations, and invest in new technology.

  • 05/10/2019 8:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library

    May 23, 2019

    Learn the ins and outs of a Berkeley Owner-Occupancy Eviction (“OMI”)

    Forms that need to be filed

    Governing Rules and Regulations for OMIs

    Pertinent Case Law

    Q & A

    Register online at

  • 05/10/2019 8:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)


    May 15, 2019

    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

    DLA Piper LLP Silicon Valley

    2000 University Ave.,

    East Palo Alto, CA 

    Many corporations that are successful in the U.S. are thinking about (further) expanding internationally. Usually this requires establishing a foreign entity to be able to enter new markets. However, doing business outside of the U.S., including setting up a foreign entity and attending to its annual corporate compliance requirements, can be very different than what a U.S. company and its management/employees are used to. This presentation is intended to address, from a corporate perspective, the approaches and key considerations when “going global.”

  • 05/08/2019 7:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Capital Public Radio

    May 8, 2019

    A new federal court decision could make businesses around the state vulnerable to increased legal risk for misclassifying workers in the past.

    On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that workers who believe they should have been classified as employees, as opposed to independent contractors, can file legal claims against companies retroactively under the “Dynamex” standard.

  • 05/03/2019 7:24 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    May 2, 2019

    What is most important to look for as the Supreme Court hands down its remaining decisions over the next two months? The court finished hearing oral arguments for this term on April 24. If the past is a predictor, there will be a steady stream of rulings over the next several weeks, and then a flurry of decisions at the end of June. Although the term has fewer likely blockbuster cases than usual, two themes are likely to be particularly important: What will be the court’s approach to the administrative state, and how much does the Roberts Court care about stare decisis?

  • 05/03/2019 7:22 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Courts Newsroom

    May 2, 2019

    Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has appointed three new advisory (nonvoting) members to the Judicial Council and reappointed four members to voting positions.

    “The council is responsible for ensuring the public has access to the fair and impartial administration of justice statewide,” said the Chief Justice. “Members provide their unique perspectives and experiences to help improve the judicial branch. I welcome the new members and thank them for volunteering their time, dedication, and service to strengthening our court system.”

  • 05/03/2019 9:01 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    May 2019

    According to a new national poll conducted by the American Bar Association, less than half of the U.S. public knows that John Roberts is chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, while almost one-quarter think it is Ruth Bader Ginsburg and 16 percent believe it is Clarence Thomas.

    The nationally representative poll of 1,000 members of the American public found troubling gaps in their knowledge of American history and government, as well as constitutional rights. One in 10 think the Declaration of Independence freed slaves in the Confederate states and almost 1 in 5 believe the first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution are called the Declaration of Independence instead of the Bill of Rights.

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