San Francisco Paralegal Association


  • 04/29/2019 6:04 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    May 23, 2019: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    SB 766, California’s new law on international arbitration, now explicitly provides a statutory right for out-of-state and foreign attorneys to represent parties in international arbitrations in California, allowing the state to become a leading destination for resolution of such disputes.


    • A detailed description of SB 766

    • Insight on the potential impact of SB 766 from the perspective of in-house counsel and private practitioners

    • A discussion about opportunities for International Arbitration practitioners in California

  • 04/29/2019 6:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    May 22, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Learn the basics of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and how this impacts an in-house practice. This one-hour CLE will be an introduction to the GDPR for those who would like a high-level look at some of the main areas of compliance and concern under the EU data protection law. Come to learn about when GDPR applies, major pieces of compliance, and the analysis around the controller versus processor determination.


    • What is the GDPR and what are some requirements for compliance?

    • Who is affected by the GDPR and other, new data privacy laws?

    • What is the difference between a processor and a controller?

    • What are the ramifications of non-compliance?

  • 04/29/2019 6:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    May 21, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    9th Circuit appellate practitioners will discuss strategies to help federal litigators preserve arguments and maximize their chances of success on appeal:

    • Program will address issues in each phase of trial and how they can impact an eventual appeal

    • Discussion will encompass both civil and criminal litigation issues

    • Panelists are experienced 9th Circuit practitioners and include several former 9th Circuit law clerk

  • 04/29/2019 5:58 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    May 20, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Significant Arbitration Cases in 2018/2019 Popular Annual Review of all significant Federal and California cases involving arbitration.

  • 04/29/2019 5:56 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    May 17, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    People, property, and children are getting more global. You must know the basics when handling cases that have international components: Jurisdiction; the Hague Convention Treaties; service of process and discovery; enforcement here, and abroad; tax traps; using foreign attorneys and local experts.


    • Jurisdictional Issues

    • Hague Convention Treaties -- Child Abduction; Service of Process, and Enforcement of Support

    • Enforcement of Orders and Judgments, here and abroad

    • Tax Traps

    • Using foreign attorneys and local experts

  • 04/29/2019 5:54 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    May 16, 2019: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


    • Working the case up for early settlement.

    • What you need to persuade the carrier to consider an early -- and valuable -- settlement for your client.

    • How to approach the carrier without seeming "weak".

    • How to avoid insurance company stalling -- "we need more information."

    • The benefits to responding positively to insurance company requests for information. • Agreements for mutual discovery to get to a plateau at which negotiations are productive.

    • How to encourage cooperation toward a common goal of resolution.

  • 04/28/2019 5:52 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    May 15, 2019: 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm

    With IPOs, innovation, and expansion in global markets come human rights opportunities and challenges for Bay Area companies. New technologies can spur political discourse and engagement, lift communities out of poverty, and advance other human rights. At the same time, regulators, investors, and consumers are scrutinizing crypto-currencies, the presence of conflict minerals in global supply chains, dealings with authoritarian regimes, and the moderation of hate speech. Legal experts discuss the privacy, freedom of expression, fair labor, and other fundamental rights at play in the tech sector.


    • Which singular human rights opportunities and challenges do Bay Area companies face?

    • What scrutiny can we expect from U.S. and foreign regulators?

    • Should some markets, technologies, or practices be off limits?

    • What leadership and growth opportunities do human rights present?

    • What metrics and best practices should be considered?

  • 04/28/2019 5:50 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    May 15, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    This seminar examines real estate remedies arising from disputes both before and after closing. This is the second in a two-part series and focuses on powerful remedies, beyond damages, to enforce client rights, including a discussion of rescission, reformation, specific performance and other equitable remedies.


    • Analysis of the nature and grounds for rescission as well as notice, restoration and pleading requirements for rescission

    • Discussion of the grounds and requirements in order to successfully maintain an action for specific performance

    • A look at other remedies and actions, including reformation, cancellation, and actions to quiet title

  • 04/28/2019 5:48 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    May 14, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Heading to trial and deciding which motions in limine to seek? Should you try to bifurcate damages? What about other motions that may come up during trial? Superior Court Judge Teri Jackson and seasoned practitioner Mark Mosley will discuss best practices for trial motions.


    • Basic “dos and don’ts” for motions in limine

    • Bifurcation motions • Motions for Nonsuit

    • Motions for Mistrial

    • And more

  • 04/28/2019 5:46 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    May 14, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Arbitration is often touted as a more efficient alternative to trial. But when environmental cost allocation involves complex technical issues and requires analysis from many competing experts, do the litigants really save any time or money? Hear first-hand from practitioners who have tried and arbitrated environmental disputes.


    • Intro to environmental cost allocation

    • CERCLA v. contractual allocation

    • Comparison of arbitration v. trial from practitioners

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