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    • 06 Apr 2019
    • Staples Center, 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90015 (Downtown L.A.)
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    MCLE class with Chris Ellison, Esq.

    1hour mcle credit

    Saturday, April 6, 2019

    Staples Center
    1111 S Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90015

    $50.00 per ticket
    tickets are limited - register today

    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The PAR Center, 601 West 5th Street, Suite 230, Los Angeles, California 90071 (Downtown L.A.)
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    TO ALL ATTORNEYS, PARALEGALS & LEGAL PROFESSIONALS
    LAPA’s Downtown Section Presents:


    THE LEGAL HOLD AND THE DUTY TO PRESERVE DATA FOR E-DISCOVERY AND INFORMATION GOVERNANCE

      Presented by
    Joy Murao, CEO of Practice Aligned Resources

    This seminar discusses Legal Hold both as the beginning of the Litigation Cycle but also as a cornerstone of Information Governance practices. We will explore the process of a legal hold and the challenges it presents as well as shed light on to organizations balancing their daily operations with their legal duties.

    Joy Murao is the founder and CEO of Practice Aligned Resources (PAR), a legal training and consulting company that specializes in redefining what is possible in the legal technology industry. Joy spent most of her career at Latham and Watkins, Paul Hastings and O’Melveny & Myers building, structuring, and supporting top-notch global practice support teams. Her career culminated in the transition from employee to entrepreneur with the creation of Practice Aligned Resources (PAR). PAR is a community of service-minded, Big Law, legal technology professionals providing project management, Electronic Discovery consulting, practice technology development, legal staffing, and technology training. Joy helped pioneer the field of Litigation Support and Electronic Discovery. She has dedicated her career to implementing new strategies, technologies and services in various practice areas for some of the largest firms and corporate clients in the world. Joy is an Executive Committee Member of the California Lawyer’s Association Law Practice Management & Technology Group.  She is an active teacher and mentor in the legal community. She is the Regional Director (Southwest) for Women in eDiscovery and an instructor of UCLA Extension’s Paralegal Training Program


    Tuesday, April 9, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The PAR Center, 601 West 5th Street, Suite 230,
    Los Angeles, California 90071 (Downtown L.A.)

    $25 registration fee for LAPA members (if registered by April 2, 2019)

    $20 registration fee for LAPA student members (if registered by April 2, 2019)

    $45 for non-members and late registration

    Questions?  Please contact LAPA Executive Vice President Bobby Rimas at

    Bobby.Rimas@alumni.ucla.edu

    LAPA is a California State Bar approved MCLE provider.
    LAPA is waiting for confirmation that this class is worth 1 hour of MCLE credit.

    No refunds or cancellations.

    • 08 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Maria's Italian Kitchen, 16608 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 91436 (Encino)
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    TO ALL ATTORNEYS, PARALEGALS & LEGAL PROFESSIONALS:

    LAPA’s Employment Law Section Presents

    Employment Law: Labor Relations in California's Emerging Cannabis Industry

    Presented by
    Eric W. Mueller, Esq., 
    Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP

    This seminar discusses Labor Relations issues in California’s emerging cannabis industry. We will explore the California State and City of Los Angeles cannabis regulations that require licensed operators to enter into labor peace agreements with a union and the issues presented by collective bargaining and operating a unionized workforce in this nascent industry.

    Eric W. Mueller practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment on behalf of management.  As an attorney at Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP, he regularly provides counsel to employers concerning all areas of employment and labor law, including human resources decisions, union organizing, employee communications, employment and labor policies, employee investigations, discrimination and retaliation charges, and compliance with state and federal employment and labor laws. He has experience helping navigate clients through all forms of difficult negotiations and labor environments, including the use of boycotts, corporate campaigns, media and political pressure, strikes, lockouts, and other economic weapons.

    Prior to joining the firm, Eric worked with the National Football League – Management Council (Labor & Legal Department), advising NFL teams on labor and employment law matters.  Eric represents employers throughout the United States in matters such as: Negotiating collective bargaining agreements; Arbitration of union grievances concerning employee discipline/discharges and contract interpretation disputes; Discrimination and retaliation charges; Defending unfair labor practice charges; Union representation petitions and organizing campaigns; Labor and employment matters in asset and stock purchases/sales; Management training on labor and employment law risk management and dispute avoidance; and Layoffs, restructurings, employee terminations, and other sensitive human resources matters.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    6:00 to 7:00 pm:  Check-in, Networking, and Dinner
    7:00 to 8:00 pm:  Presentation

    Maria's Italian Kitchen
    16608 Ventura Blvd.,
    Encino, CA 91436. 

    Valet Parking available at the rear of the building and metered street parking available.

    $40 registration fee for LAPA members (if registered by May 6, 2019)

    $30 registration fee for LAPA student members (if registered by May 6, 2019)

    $60 for non-members and late registration and walk-ins

    LAPA is a California State Bar approved MCLE provider.
    This class is worth 1 hour of MCLE credit.

    • 18 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • UCLA, Downtown Los Angeles Campus, 261 South Figueroa Street, #100, Los Angeles, California 90012



    Join us at our Annual Spring Career Conference for complimentary professional head shots, tips from successful legal professionals who will inspire you to move forward in your career, and more!

    UCLA, Downtown Los Angeles Campus

    261 S Figueroa Street  #100
    Los Angeles, CA 90012


    8:30 am to 12:30 pm



    LAPA Members Registration – $25.00

    Non-Members – $40.00

    Paralegal Students – $30.00

    Thank you to our sponsors:


              
             

    Meet and network with senior paralegals and top recruiters who will help you identify the next steps in your career path that are right for you. 

    The Recruiting Professionals Panel will provide insight on how agencies work as part of the team with HR/Paralegal Managers to match highly qualified candidates with the right position in the right firm. 

    The Professional Certification Panel will explain the impact that professional certification can make in your career. 

    The Alternative Career Panel will provide tips on optimizing your skills so that you can envision yourself stepping outside the box of traditional paralegal roles onto alternative career paths.

    • 22 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • General Assembly, 360 East 2nd Street, Suite 400, Los Angeles, California 90012 (Downtown L.A.)
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    TO ALL ATTORNEYS, PARALEGALS & LEGAL PROFESSIONALS:

    LAPA’s Litigation Section Presents


    RECORDS MANAGEMENT:
    HOW INFORMATION GOVERNANCE DRIVES LITIGATION


    Presented by
    Jeffrey B. Lewis, Esq.


    This seminar will explore the cornerstones of Information Governance and how they form an architectural foundation to support litigation.  We will discuss best practices that can aid in litigation discovery and methods to comply with new privacy laws and regulations. We will also evaluate ways to leverage an organization’s records and record custodians during litigation.     


    Jeffrey B. Lewis
    was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois and attended California Western School of Law in San Diego.  He is a licensed attorney in the state of California.  Lewis has over 20 years of experience working in the records and information management field.  His work experience includes law firms such as Fenwick & West, Hanson Bridgett and Sheppard Mullin.  Lewis is currently the Records Compliance Manager for Farmers Insurance in Woodland Hills, California.  In this role, he navigates cross-functional collaboration within the Office of the General Counsel, including Corporate Litigation, Claims Legal Services, and Claims Litigation.

    Lewis is an active member of ARMA International, a professional association focused on informational governance, including records and information management and related industry practitioners and vendors.  He currently serves as the President of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter for ARMA.  Lewis is also an active member of ISACA, a global association for development of information security knowledge and earned his Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification in 2015.  Most recently, Lewis and the Information Governance team at Farmers Insurance was honored with the highest award for Records Management and Information Governance, “Excellence for an Organization,” by ARMA International.

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

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

       6:00 to 6:30 pm:  Networking & Dinner ♦ 6:30 to 7:30 pm:  Presentation

    GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 360 East 2nd Street, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    $5 flat rate parking lot adjacent to building; metered street parking also available.

    LAPA Members

    Non-Members

    Early Registration* - $25

    General Registration - $45

    Student Registration* - $20

    Membership & Registration - $110

    *if registered by May 1, 2019

     Join LAPA today and attend this meeting and subsequent meetings at discounted member rates! For more information, please visit www.lapa.org/member-benefits

    NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS

    Questions?  Contact LAPA Admin., Tracey Booth at admin@lapa.org

    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Tom Bradley Room, Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, 27th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90012 (Downtown L.A.)
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    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Hilton Los Angeles North / Glendale & Executive Meeting Center, 100 West Glenoaks Boulevard, Glendale, California 91202
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    Attend various legal seminars, meet with GREAT legal service providers, network, and much more!

    Schedule of events:

    08:00-08:30 

    Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibitors / Resume Tune-up

    08:30-08:45

    Welcoming Remarks

    08:45-09:45

    General Session -- Ethics MCLE 

    10:00-11:00

    Breakout Sessions #1 TBA (choose one AM session)

    11:00-11:40

    Visit with Exhibitors

    11:40-01:10

    Lunch, Keynote Address & Awards presentation

    01:15-02:15

    Breakout Sessions #2 TBA (choose one PM session) 

    02:30-03:30

    General Session -- Ethics MCLE

    Once AM and PM sessions are confirmed LAPA will send you a list to choose from.

Past events

23 Mar 2019 2019 Run for Justice!
20 Mar 2019 LAPA TECH 3.0: Annual Legal Technology Expo
19 Feb 2019 New Year, New Rules: Key California Employment Law Updates for 2019
07 Feb 2019 LAPA Planning Meeting & Mixer
05 Dec 2018 Holiday Benefit Gala
27 Nov 2018 Cannabis MCLE
15 Nov 2018 MCLE Seminar: Estate, Gift and Property Tax Planning
25 Oct 2018 Halloween Mixer
13 Oct 2018 LAPA's 42nd Annual October Conference
13 Oct 2018 EXHIBITOR: LAPA's 42nd Annual October Conference!
19 Sep 2018 LAPA Dodger Night!
06 Sep 2018 Los Angeles Paralegal Day Celebration
29 Aug 2018 MCLE: Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance Basics
23 Aug 2018 Ice Cream Social
18 Aug 2018 LAPA's Annual Pro Bono Fair
25 Jul 2018 Cocktails and Conversation!
19 Jul 2018 MCLE Seminar: Family Law – How Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Affect Support & Custody
21 Jun 2018 MCLE: Managing Depositions in a Digital World
01 Jun 2018 MCLE: Litigation Basics
14 May 2018 MCLE: Consumer Protection: The Nuts and Bolts of California's Unfair Competition Law
05 May 2018 LAPA Spring Career Conference: GROW Your Career
25 Apr 2018 MCLE: Medical Issues in California Workers' Compensation Claims: The Importance of Substantial Medical Evidence and the Role of the Treating Physician vs. Evaluating Physician
25 Apr 2018 FREE Brown Bag MCLE
11 Apr 2018 MCLE: #METOO Sexual Harassment and the Respectful Workplace
29 Mar 2018 MCLE: Anatomy of DUI and DUID cases
17 Mar 2018 2018 Run for Justice!
07 Mar 2018 LAPA TECH: LAPA's 2nd Annual Legal Technology Expo
08 Feb 2018 Pre-Valentine's Day Mixer
06 Feb 2018 MCLE Seminar: Intellectual Property – Basics of Trademark Law
17 Jan 2018 MCLE Seminar: The California Conservatorship Jurisdiction Act
07 Dec 2017 The Los Angeles Paralegal Association's Annual Holiday Benefit Gala
02 Nov 2017 MCLE Seminar: Social Media and Litigation
21 Oct 2017 LAPA's Annual Pro Bono Fair
07 Oct 2017 LAPA's 41st Annual October Conference
20 Sep 2017 LAPA TECH: LAPA's Technology Mixer
14 Sep 2017 MCLE: Franchise & Distribution Law
13 Jul 2017 MCLE: Responding to Complaints: Answers, Demurrers, and More
29 Jun 2017 MCLE: What the Trial Lawyer Needs!
07 Jun 2017 PARALEGAL DAY MIXER
01 Jun 2017 MCLE: California Discrimination Updates Mid Year 2017: Do’s and Don’ts
20 May 2017 LAPA Spring Career Conference: Spring Forward with your Career
04 May 2017 CP Exam Review Single Session: Judgment and Analytical Ability I & II
27 Apr 2017 CP Exam Review Single Session: Substantive Law
20 Apr 2017 CP Exam Review Single Session: Communications
19 Apr 2017 Immigration MCLE: PRESIDENT TRUMP'S EXECUTIVE ORDERS: Immigration Analysis & Practice Pointers
18 Apr 2017 CP Exam Review Single Session: NALA Introduction/Ethics
18 Apr 2017 Certified Paralegal (CP) Exam Review Course: 5 Sessions
07 Apr 2017 LAPA's 2017 Spring Mixer
22 Mar 2017 Litigation MCLE: Drafting Complaints
18 Mar 2017 2017 Run for Justice!
22 Feb 2017 PROBATE MCLE: What Happens to an Estate and a Solo Law Practice
25 Jan 2017 ETHICS MCLE: Social Media and Ethics
03 Nov 2016 2016 Certified Paralegal (CP) Exam Review Course
22 Oct 2016 40th Annual October Conference
27 Aug 2016 Pro Bono Fair
25 Aug 2016 MCLE: Drafting Great Contracts To Avoid Business Disputes
18 Aug 2016 MCLE: Fiancé/Fiancée & Marriage Visas
21 Jul 2016 MCLE: The Importance of Virtual Assets for Estate Legal Teams
15 Jun 2016 Paralegal Day Mixer
16 Apr 2016 Spring Career Conference
15 Mar 2016 End of Winter Networking Mixer
25 Feb 2016 Walking in the Footsteps of International Shoe; Jurisdiction in Family Law Cases
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