San Francisco Paralegal Association


  • 01/07/2019 4:59 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Congressional Research Service

    December 10, 2018 



    "A Dec. 10 congressional report on the effects of shutdowns said that neither judges nor their most important staff would be subject to furlough. Essential probation and pretrial services officers also would be protected if needed to resolve cases, according to the report, which found that most courts continued to function during the 1995-96 closure. Employees would either work without pay or be reimbursed with funds designated for other services, such as training or technology, Sellers said."







  • 01/06/2019 9:08 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Legal Talk Network

    December 28, 2018  


     To have a deep understanding of workers’ compensation, lawyers need to know how it has evolved in our country. In this episode of Workers’ Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to John F. Burton, Jr. about his career as a workers’ compensation expert, which has spanned over 50 years. They discuss the history of workers’ compensation, outlining its legal evolution through different political and economic eras in the United States.






  • 01/06/2019 9:06 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    January 3, 2019

    By Ari Kaplan 


    "The time of talking about lawyers and nonlawyers is over. That distinction as a defining factor in a law firm culture has to stop. The idea of multidisciplinary teams is critical, and the contribution of technologists and business professionals is huge. We are seeing new career paths within law and also different skill sets that are needed. We really love what we do and are lucky to get to do it. I hope that the changes in predictability for work, cost, and resources, as well as developments in technology, will allow lawyers and other team members to focus on more complex tasks, which will improve both career and client satisfaction."








  • 01/06/2019 9:04 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Sacramento Bee 

    January 6, 2019


      “She was one of these people who could step back and identify an injustice that was not on the calendar,” said Sacramento attorney Charity Kenyon. “She saw all of these children in the backs of courtrooms and crying in the hallways. She said we need a place for these children to rest and play away from the tension that’s part of their lives in courthouses.”





  • 01/06/2019 9:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal News

    January 2, 2019

    By Diarmuid Truax



    "The inquisitors want to know what kind of people get picked for juries and how they can get out of a jury summons. To answer the latter, I usually suggest that they be difficult, be opinionated and be weird. Most of the time, that will do the trick. Further, they should speak up if they know anybody in the courtroom, including any of their fellow jurors. If they know someone well, this will surely release them from their civic responsibility. Or so I thought. I had felt confident with this response until the day I saw the married couple and the sleepy Wiccan high priestess fumble their way into the position of fact-finders."






  • 01/06/2019 9:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Associated Press

    January 5, 2019

    By Don Thompson



     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the advantages of being in government for 50 years, says California Gov. Jerry Brown, is “you get to make mistakes that you then get to correct.”






  • 01/05/2019 5:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    January 2019


    "The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is the strictest consumer data protection law in the country. The law applies to any company that does business in California and has gross revenues above $25 million; annually buys, receives or sells personal information of 50,000 or more consumers, households or devices; or derives 50 percent or more of its annual revenue from selling personal information."






  • 01/05/2019 5:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    January 2019


     “What kind of a lawyer would tape a client?” tweeted President Donald J. Trump upon learning his former counsel Michael Cohen had taped a 2016 conversation between the two of them that dealt with many subjects, including payments to a former Playboy model who alleged a past sexual liaison with the president.






  • 01/04/2019 5:30 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)


    January 4, 2018

    By Julie Brook, ESQ.


    "Were you able to keep track of the new legislative changes that affect California employers and employment lawyers? Don’t worry, we did and here are some of the key statutory changes you need to know about."






  • 01/03/2019 9:47 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Courthouse News Service

    January 3, 2019


     "Bookending a combined four terms in office, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday swore in longtime legal adviser Joshua Groban to the California Supreme Court."





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