San Francisco Paralegal Association


  • 02/26/2019 9:38 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    March 28, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    When it comes to jury selection, multitasking is crucial. Managing the procedures, building a rapport with jurors, exposing jurors who are bad for your case, these are some of the many tasks associated with jury selection. In this program, mock jurors will respond to questioning from both plaintiff and defense counsel in a class action case. Both sides of the case will target their questions according to the mock juror's questionnaire responses. This panel will provide a live-action interaction and discuss best practices for questioning jurors in other cases.


    • Experience a live, mini-voir dire demonstration with mock jurors

    • Discover voir dire styles for both plaintiff and defense counsel

    • Hear tested strategies for gaining cause challenges for unfavorable jurors

    • Observe different approaches to rehabilitating favorable jurors

    • Understand assessments related to exercising peremptory challenges

  • 02/26/2019 9:36 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    March 27, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


    • Environmental Due Diligence: What it is, what it isn't, and common concerns and follow-up activities

    • Real Property Contamination: When to report, how to remediate, and how to communicate to the other party

    • Potential Deal Stoppers: vapor intrusion, emerging contaminants, uncertainty

    • Identifying solutions: Insurance, Brownfields protections, indemnities, environmental escrows

  • 02/26/2019 9:34 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    March 25, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


    • Ethics issues affecting attorney's fees

    • Conflicts and disqualification • Anti-SLAPP

    • New Rules of Professional Conduct

    • Legal malpractice Standard of care; Causation

  • 02/26/2019 9:32 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    March 20, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    The panelists will discuss the requirements for creating/building new condominiums (even to existing single family homes or apartment buildings), and the conversion of apartments and commercial units to condominiums. The panelists will also explain the role that Accessory Dwelling Units are playing in affordable housing, and will discuss innovative ways to address zoning issues and to expedite the approval process with the Planning Department.


    • Creating condominiums: new construction and conversions

    • Creating Accessory Dwelling Units in context of affordable housing

    • Role of Planning Department and recent developments in ADUs and legalization of inlaw units.

  • 02/26/2019 9:30 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    March 19, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    The legal cannabis landscape in California is growing, but still in flux. Clients can be wooed by the perceived opportunity to make money in the cannabis industry and need lawyers who understand the pitfalls in this brand new world. This panel will explore what real estate lawyers need to know about California's legal cannabis market to advise clients properly.


    • History of cannabis regulations and current state of the industry

    • Practical considerations for drafting documents, including formation documents and leases

    • Persisting criminal prosecution concerns

    • Highlights of the changing regulations

    • Litigation risks to watch out for

  • 02/26/2019 9:28 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    March 18, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Our panel of experienced insurance lawyers will address key developments in California insurance law during 2018. Whether you practice insurance coverage law, do insurance defense work, are a plaintiff's lawyer where insurance may be in play, or practice in-house, this longstanding annual program will bring you up to speed on the most significant insurance issues that could make the difference between winning and losing, and can help you avoid missteps that could cause policyholder clients to lose insurance, or could cost your insurance company clients greatly.


    • The Supreme Court decision in Ledesma, defining "accident" and finding coverage for employers for intentional torts of employees

    • New Insurance Code Section 530.5 concerning efficient proximate cause in relation to landslide, mudslide perils

    • Developments concerning the duty to defend and independent counsel

  • 02/26/2019 5:12 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    March 12, 2019: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

    The global privacy landscape is in flux with new domestic and international laws that impact U.S. companies in all industries. Come learn about current data privacy requirements and how to make sure your clients are in compliance.


    • Current status of domestic and international legal and regulatory structures

    • Key obligations and risks of non-compliance

    • Expected changes to requirements in 2019

    • Practice tips for legal practitioners on how to comply and mitigate risk

  • 02/26/2019 5:10 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

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

    A company's employees, contractors, and vendors increasingly come into direct contact with its computers and IP. This computer access can result in litigation for the unwary and unprepared. This program will discuss California and Federal statutes and laws governing computer access and misuse, including when litigation commonly arises, ways to avoid misunderstandings about access and misuse, and how to make and respond to claims under these laws.


    • Federal and California Computer Crime and Misuse Laws

    • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, California Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act, Stored Communications Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and more

    • Computer Crimes by Employees and Ex-Employees

    • Remedies Available for Companies • Drafting Agreements that Protect Rights of Access

  • 02/26/2019 5:08 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    March 15, 2019: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    View from the Bench: Practicing in the First District Court of Appeal

    MCLE Credits - 6 H, in MCLE and Specialization Credit

  • 02/26/2019 5:06 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    March 14, 2019: 5:00 pm - 6:15 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

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