San Francisco Paralegal Association


  • 07/12/2019 10:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)


    July 12, 2019

    Julie Brook, ESQ.

    Interrogatories are powerful—they allow you to ask questions and then use the answers at trial. But you’re limited as to who you may serve with interrogatories. Here are the four main categories of who can be served with interrogatories.

  • 07/12/2019 9:58 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Paralegal Voice

    Legal Talk Network


    It’s time for the 2019 NALA Conference & Expo! In this opening mini-episode, Carl reports what he’s seen on his first day at the conference and teases a bit of what’s to come. More coverage and interviews are coming as the event unfolds, so be sure to keep your eyes (and ears) on this channel.

  • 07/04/2019 6:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bloomberg Law

    July 2, 2019

    California has taken a step towards altering the role of lawyers after a state bar task force last week advanced controversial proposals for new ethics rules that would allow non-lawyers to invest in law firms and tech companies to provide limited legal services.

  • 06/28/2019 11:49 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Court News

    June 28, 2019

    Governor Gavin Newsom signed his first state budget on Thursday, which includes nearly $470 million in new judicial branch funding to continue the courts’ steady recovery after years of deep cuts.

  • 06/28/2019 11:47 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    National Law Journal

    June 27, 2019

    As she approaches her 10th year as the leader of California’s judiciary, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court, is enjoying decidedly better conditions than she did in her first years on the bench.

    The state’s budget is flush, offering new judgeships and more money for a judicial branch that was hit by draconian spending cuts after Cantil-Sakauye was sworn in in 2010. The criticism leveled at her by fellow jurists early in her tenure—she was once deemed too bureaucratic by a group known as the Alliance of California Judges—has largely waned, and California’s new governor has showered her with public praise for “her leadership and her stubbornness” in lobbying for the judiciary.

  • 06/28/2019 6:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    July 1, 2019

    Occasionally, a band or artist will be involved in a lawsuit so groundbreaking and important that it will set a precedent—either one that’s enshrined in the law that can be followed by everyone, or one that is less official but nevertheless binds future generations.

  • 06/24/2019 8:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Ringler Radio

    Legal Talk Network

    June 18, 2019


    On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen is joined by guest host and Ringler colleague Phillip Krause and guest Denise A. Lettau, VP of Advancement for Secured Futures, to explore the benefits of pooled trusts. Denise discusses the advantages of working with a non-profit organization that prioritizes the physical and mental health needs of clients, all while providing trustee and trust administration services to the disabled, the elderly and minor children.

  • 06/21/2019 6:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Modern Law Library

    June 20, 2019

    The good news for anyone aspiring to a life of crime is that you may be a multiple offender of federal criminal laws without even being aware of it.

    Mike Chase, a white-collar defense attorney with Shipman & Goodwin, launched his popular Twitter account @CrimeADay in an attempt to begin counting how many federal crimes are on the books in the Unites States. Five years later, he’s still going strong, and the exercise led him to write How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender.

    In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Chase talks with the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about crimes like impersonating a mailman, importing pregnant polar bears, selling mail-order dentures, and letting your falcon be filmed for a movie.

  • 06/21/2019 6:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    June 20, 2019

    Parsing 6.7 million federal and state cases and 12 billion words, a new tool allows the public to explore the use of language over 360 years of caselaw.

    Released Wednesday, “Historical Trends” was built by the Harvard Law School Library Innovation Lab and is free to use.

  • 06/19/2019 5:30 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)


    June 19, 2019

    Beginning before Stonewall and continuing in the 50 years since, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have regularly turned to the courts for protection against mistreatment or to overturn laws that targeted them. From H.I.V.-based discrimination to the fight for marriage equality to President Trump’s attempt to ban transgender people from the military, courts across the country have played a key role in the story of L.G.B.T.Q. rights in America.

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