San Francisco Paralegal Association


  • 09/15/2019 6:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The University of Chicago

    Published on Sep 10, 2019

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will visit the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy on Sept. 9 for a conversation hosted by Harris Public Policy Dean Katherine Baicker, who will award Justice Ginsburg the 2019 Harris Dean’s Award. The award is given annually to an exceptional leader who has championed analytically rigorous, evidence-based approaches to policy, and who is an example for the next generation of policy leaders and scholars. Dean Katherine Baicker hosts a conversation with Justice Ginsburg and presents her with Harris School of Public Policy Dean’s Award. Full Story:

  • 09/13/2019 6:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    September 17, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Professor Ellias’s article, “Bankruptcy Hardball,” which examines several bankruptcy case studies in which debtors leverage the bankruptcy process to gain a strategic advantage over creditors, will serve as a springboard for a lively discussion about the role of bankruptcy courts in advancing or curtailing the ability of debtors to restructure obligations to creditors and other constituents.

  • 09/12/2019 6:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Sonoma County Bar Association

    September 14 & 15, 2019

    Discussion Will Include:

    ~ Minors’ Counsel: Authority for Appointment; Duties, Rights and Qualifications of Counsel; Compensation of Counsel
    ~ Communicating with Children at Different Stages of Development
    ~ Presenting the Child’s View
    ~ Working with Multidiscipline Experts
    ~ Managing Difficult Conversations and the Importance of Civility
    ~ Custody and Visitation Issues
    ~ Recognizing, Evaluating and Understanding Evidence of Child Abuse and Neglect
    ~ The Effects of Family Violence, Substance Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect on Children
    ~ CPS Reports
    ~ The Toxic Stress Impact on Children in High-Conflict Divorce/Custody Cases

    This program covers all 8 hours of training required by California Rules of Court, Rule 5.242 for continuing minors’ counsel; as well as 9 of the 12 hours for new minors’ counsel! New minors counsel can complete their required hours by viewing the recording of our 2018 training. Please visit our online catalogue at, click “Self-Paced Online Seminars”, click on the “Subject” link to browse by subject, and select “Minors Counsel Training” for the list of videos from the 2018 training.

    Day One:
    Saturday, September 14, 2019
    8:30 am Check-In; 9:00—4:00 pm Presentation
    Day Two:
    Sunday, September 15, 2019
    8:30 am Check-In; 9:00 am—12:45 pm Presentation
    Hon. Shelly Averill
    Hon. Lawrence Ornell
    Dene Carroll, LCSW
    Dan Chester, Esq.
    Catherine Conner, CFLS
    Charlotte Creaghan, Esq.
    Mary Kelly Persyn, Esq.
    Andrea Ponticiello, Esq.
    Deborah Reece, Esq.

    Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

    MCLE: 9 Units Participatory MCLE Credit, including 8 Units of General Law and 1 Unit of Legal Ethics
    9 Units Participatory Legal Specialization Credit in Family Law

  • 09/04/2019 8:30 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    September 1, 2019

    "When the ABA Journal named the first class of Legal Rebels 10 years ago, the legal industry was undergoing rapid transformation. The Great Recession had brought about radical structural changes to the way customers and clients demanded legal services. Attorneys, as they are wont to do, were slow to adapt. There were some within the legal industry, however, who were ahead of the curve, and the Journal set out to spotlight those innovators and visionaries. At the time, the big question was whether these outliers would become part of the establishment within a decade’s time.

    Ten years later, it’s clear that many of the same issues that drove the original class of Legal Rebels to look for solutions outside the mainstream are still prevalent. Access to justice remains a major obstacle for a vast majority of Americans. While technology has become an integral part of many lawyers’ practices, it is still viewed with suspicion or ignorance by a large swath of the legal industry."

  • 08/29/2019 8:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)
    Mt. Diablo Legal 


    Est. 1969 

    Membership Meeting
    Guests are Welcome!

    September 9, 2019
    5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Mary Lou Floyd, CCLS


    California Compliance with New Harassment Training Laws

    MCLE: 1.0 hour (General)


    Buttercup Grill & Bar
    660 Ygnacio Valley Road
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (925) 932-2763 



    Summer Strawberry
    Chicken Salad

    Mixed greens topped with fresh strawberries, grilled chicken breast, mandarin oranges, green onions, blue cheese, candied walnuts, and fresh parsley. Served with balsamic vinaigrette.

    Fettuccine Alfredo
    Fettuccine in a rich cream sauce and fresh seasonal vegetables.

    All American Patty Melt
    A thick charbroiled beef patty served on grilled rye bread piled with grilled onions and melted American cheese. Served with french fries.

    Monterey Chicken Sandwich
    Grilled chicken breast topped with melted jack cheese, avocado and tomatoes, on a sourdough roll, with pesto mayonnaise. 
    Served with curly fries.

    (All entrees include  
    soft drink, coffee or tea.)

    $24 - Payment by Cash/Check

    $26 - Credit Card or PayPal

    (Price includes food, beverage, tax, tip, room rental fee, and MCLE/CCLS certificate, if offered.)

    RSVP to

     Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association, a local association of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated, an approved provider [Provider No. 1114], certifies that this activity has been approved for minimum continuing legal education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour, of which 1 hour will apply to general credit. 

    MCLE Credit: 1 hour

    CCLS Credit: 1 hour

  • 08/29/2019 10:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    August 28, 2019

    A Utah task force is proposing a “regulatory sandbox” to allow experimentation with nonlawyer ownership of legal businesses and nonlawyer investment in law firms.

    New legal services providers would test their services in the regulatory sandbox, overseen by a new regulatory body that gathers data and tests revisions before granting permanent legal services licenses, according to the recommendations made by the Utah Work Group on Regulatory Reform.

  • 08/24/2019 7:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Alameda County Bar Association



    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Please join us to hear Justice Therese Stewart and Judge Vince Chhabria as they discuss the fight for marriage equality as an important part of the  Stonewall legacy.  They will discuss the history of the legal and political fight for marriage equality, the steps taken to achieve it as well as setbacks.  They will speak about their roles in the effort to achieve marriage equality and what it has meant to them personally and professionally, and about what marriage equality has meant for the LGBT community as well as for our society as a whole.

    Moderated by ACBA Board Member Megan Burns.

  • 08/21/2019 8:04 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Sonoma County Bar Association

    Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

    Kenneth English
    Managing Attorney
    Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

    Kevin Rice
    Research Attorney
    Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

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