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44th Annual Conference Series | November | General Public

  • November 14, 2020
  • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (Zoom)


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Section Two - Saturday, November 14, 2020

7:30 - 8:00 AM 

Room Opens

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Welcome & Updates

8:45 - 9:45 AM

10:00 - 11:00 AM

11:15 - 12:15 PM

Criminal Law MCLE | J. Holly Harpham, Esq.

Workers' Comp MCLE | Shepard Jacobson, Esq.

Immigration Law MCLE | Judith Wood, Esq.

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Keynote Speakers | Mary Mack & Kaylee Walstad

1:30 - 2:30 PM

2:45 - 3:45 PM

Employment Law MCLE | Angel Horacek, Esq.

Substance Abuse (Ethics) MCLE | Greg Dorst, JD, CADC II

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Announcements

All Day

Exhibitors & Speed Networking

Speaker Biographies

  Mary Mack is the CEO and Chief Legal Technologist of EDRM. Mary leads the project-based organization and is the former Executive Director of ACEDS, the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. Mary is the author of, “A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery”, considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. Mary’s certifications include the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CEDS (Certified E-Discovery Specialist), and CIAM (Certified Identity and Access Manager). 
  Kaylee Walstad is the Chief Strategy Officer of EDRM and leads the global project-based organization and is the former VP of Client Engagement at ACEDS. Kaylee is a frequent public speaker on a variety of topics, from personal development to the nuances of e-discovery. She has extensive expertise in developing cross-organizational discovery strategies for large litigation and investigations. Kaylee is a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) and a Certified Identity Management Professional (CIMP).

Holly Harpham is a Deputy District Attorney currently assigned to the Van Nuys Branch Office.  Holly was previously a Marine Biologist before obtaining her degree from the Southwestern School of Law.  She joined the District Attorney’s Office in May 2005 and spent several years in the Lancaster Branch and Area office before being assigned to the Juvenile Division. Since then, she has served in the Sex Crimes Division and also the Arson & Explosives Section before her current assignment with the DUI Training and Prosecution Section (DTAPS).

  Shepard Jacobson is a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  Workers’ Compensation is a “Benefit Delivery System” in which the law requires the insurance company of employers to provide benefits to injured workers.  His firm helps employees receive quality medical care and to maximize their legally entitled compensation for work related injuries and illnesses.

Judith Wood is a renowned, Los Angeles-based Immigration Attorney specializing in political asylum. Her landmark victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Nasseri v. Moschorak, opened the door for women fleeing violence to seek refuge in the United States. The decision would become the subject of a motion picture titled Saint Judy. A native New Yorker, Judy's early dramatic training and a brief career acting off-Broadway helped her to hone the courtroom acumen which has helped deliver so many from desperate circumstances. Most recently, she was presented with the Wonder Woman of the 4th Lifetime Achievement Award by Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu.

  Angel Horacek practices employment and civil rights law on behalf of employees and workers. She is the co-chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Labor and Employment Saturday Seminar Committee and also volunteers with the Los Angeles Black Workers Center in View Park. Thomson Reuters named Angel to its 2016 Southern California Rising Star list and its Southern California Super Lawyers list from 2017 to 2020. She has been a featured speaker and moderator for the State Bar of California, LACBA and various other entities. Angel obtained both her Juris Doctor and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Greg Dorst  has experience working as a trial lawyer for the San Bernardino County Office of the District Attorney and as a private practitioner specializing in criminal defense and real estate litigation. Later on, he obtained a Certification as an Addiction Specialist and a career in the field of mental health and addiction. Greg has served as the CEO of Social Science Services, Inc., which provides treatment for concurrent substance use disorders and mental health concerns for men, women, women with children and special needs adults at various sites throughout the Inland Empire area. Greg also writes a column entitled, “The Healthy Lawyer (Sana Advocatus)”, for the monthly newsletter published by the California Lawyers Association.

LAPA is a State Bar of California Approved MCLE Provider and certifies that each seminar is approved for 1.0 hour of credit. While MCLE credit may be afforded for a particular live session, it is not guaranteed for viewing the on-demand recording of the event. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

A Special Thank You to Our Exhibitors & Sponsors


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