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    • 29 Jun 2017
    • 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    • 16608 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, California 91436

    LAPA’s Employment Law Sections Presents:


    Presented by Linda Miller Savitt

    Learn how to put together a case for trial.  The Paralegal's role in assisting the trial lawyer from the onset of discovery thru the preparation for trial.  Learn how you can effectively assist attorneys with discovery and prepare witness lists and exhibit lists so that the exhibits tell the story of the case.  

    Presenter Linda Miller Savitt is a Partner at Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP and is an experienced trial attorney who has tried close to 100 jury trials. She obtained her B.A. (cum laude) in Political Science from UCLA and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  Linda has achieved successful results for employers in defending a variety of employment litigation claims.  She focuses on defending employers and individuals who are sued for wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and harassment. Linda has represented health care, legal, retail, and public sector employers for over 35 years.  She frequently lectures to management groups, administrators, judges, and physician groups as well as various bar sponsored groups. She also serves as a volunteer court appointed mediator for the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s mediation program.  Linda also serves on UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation Board of Directors. 

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Maria's Italian Kitchen
    16608 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, California 91436

    —  6:15 to 7:15 pm:  Check-in, Networking, and Dinner  –

    —  7:15 to 8:15 pm:  Presentation  –

    Early Bird Registration Ends June 25, 2017.

    LAPA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar is approved for 1.0 hour of credit.

    • 13 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • LA Law Library, 301 West First Street, Los Angeles, California 90012

    LAPA's Litigation Section Presents:

    Responding to Complaints: Answers, Demurrers, and More
    Defendants sued in California state court have an array of complex, overlapping options for how to respond. From general denials to demurrers to special motions to strike, the defendant’s choice of an initial pleading can set the stage for all that comes afterward in a lawsuit. This choice can lead to ultimate success or failure in the suit – or merely delay (which, for some defendants, is in itself a success.) Learn the legal framework for these different types of responses, their advantages and disadvantages, and the technicalities of drafting each.

    Presenter Ryan Metheny is the Managing Librarian, Legal Education at LA Law Library. After graduating from UCLA School of Law, Ryan practiced First Amendment law at a public interest firm in Berkeley. He then transitioned to librarianship to focus on his passions of research and education, and earned a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Washington. When not on the reference desk, Ryan coordinates many programs at the library, including the Members Program, the library’s educational programming, and the law student internship program. He also teaches legal research at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

    LAPA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar is approved for 1.0 hour of general credit.

    THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017

    6:30 to 7:30 PM: CHECK-IN, NETWORKING & DINNER

    7:30 to 8:30 PM: PRESENTATION

    Early Bird Registration Ends July 10, 2017.

    • 17 Aug 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Abraham Lincoln University, 3530 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1430, Los Angeles, California 90010

    LAPA's Immigration Law Section Presents:

    Ethical Practice of Immigration Law


    Dual representation is common in immigration matters, both in family-based cases (including removal proceedings with family-based relief from removal) and employment-bases cases. But what happens when conflicts arise, as they inevitably do between family members and employers/employees? This seminar will discuss the situations where these conflicts arise, the ethics rules that apply, and tips on how to address them.

    Other topics include, unlawful practice of law, confidentiality, unique Executive Office of Immigration Review issues and more.

    SPEAKER: Nikki Jacobson is a Senior Attorney at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP. Ms. Jacobson has been a dedicated advocate for the injured worker and immigrants from all over the world. For over 19 years, she has focused her practice of law exclusively on immigration and workers’ compensation law. She is a Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist by The State Bar of California. Ms. Jacobson is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, California State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section, California Applicant Attorney’s Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Ms. Jacobson is a distinguished Professor of Law at West Los Angeles College (WLAC) where she teaches various legal topics, including Workers' Compensation & Immigration Law.

    LAPA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar is approved for 1.0 hour of credit.

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Abraham Lincoln University  3530 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1430, Los Angeles, California 90010

     6:30 to 7:30 pm: Check-in, Networking, and Dinner 

     7:30 to 8:30 pm: Presentation

    If you would like to attend this seminar virtually, please contact LAPA President Bobby Rimas at Bobby.Rimas@alumni.ucla.edu or LAPA Website Committee Chair Tammi Loveland at tloveland@hotmail.com.

     Early Bird Registration Ends on August 10, 2017.

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