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Upcoming Events

    • 17 Jan 2018
    • 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90064 (West L.A.)

    LAPA’s Probate & Estate Planning Section Presents

    The California Conservatorship Jurisdiction Act

    Presented By Attorney Megan Lisa Jones

    This seminar will cover how legal teams work with California Probate Code sections 1980 to 2033 (the California Conservatorship Jurisdiction Act) addressing interstate transfers of conservatorships and conservatee abduction.  Additionally, this seminar will cover how best to use the very specific requirements of the code provisions to protect both your client and their assets.  Additionally, this presentation will cover details regarding determining when jurisdictional intricacies can be used to maximize outcomes and establish the most advantageous Court to monitor care and other logistical realities.  A brief discussion of any new updates will be included.

    Presenter Megan Lisa Jones has both a J.D. and an L.L.M. in tax from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Undergraduate work was completed at Pepperdine University.  She focuses on the areas of estate planning, estate administration and probate trust and estate litigation. Ms. Jones also advises on NMTC and LIHTC, along with related issues. Prior to Joining Oldman Cooley, Ms. Jones worked for securities firms, did tax work at Ernst & Young, and also spent time with the California Attorney General.

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    The Olympic Collection
    11301 West Olympic Boulevard
    Los Angeles, California 90064
    —  6:15 to 7:15 pm:  Check-in, Networking, and Dinner  –
    —  7:15 to 8:15 pm:  Presentation  –
    LAPA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar is approved for 1.0 hour of credit; No refunds or cancellations

    11301 West Olympic Boulevard
    Los Angeles, California 90064
    • 06 Feb 2018
    • 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Law Offices of Lewitt Hackman, 16633 Ventura Boulevard, 11th Floor, Los Angeles, California 91436 (Encino)

    LAPA’s San Fernando Valley Section Presents:

    Intellectual Property – Basics of Trademark Law

    Presented by

    Tal Grinblat, Esq.

    Did your client launch a new product or service line?  Do they want to protect the name?  Do they have a new a new logo or slogan for the company? Then you will want to hear Mr. Grinblat discuss the basics of trademark law, including what constitutes a trademark and service mark, what your clients need to do before adopting a new mark, the benefits of federal trademark filing and registration, and how to protect your mark from use by others. Mr. Grinblat will also give a brief overview of other Intellectual Property categories, such as copyrights, patents and trade secrets.

    Tal Grinblat’s practice focuses on trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property, as well as franchising and distribution. He is a State Bar of California Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law, as certified by the Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Grinblat is also a Certified Franchise Executive, as designated by the International Franchise Association. In addition to franchising, trademarks and copyrights, Mr. Grinblat advises clients on trade secrets, e-commerce, antitrust and competition matters.   

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Law Offices of Lewitt Hackman

    16633 Ventura Blvd., 11th Floor, Encino, CA 91436

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

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

    LAPA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar is approved for 1.0 hour of credit; No refunds or cancellations.

    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California 90014 (Downtown L.A.)


    LAPA TECH 2.0, LAPA's 2nd Annual Technology Mixer

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    Los Angeles Athletic Club

    431 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California 90014

    Technology within the legal field has grown

     exponentially more important and complex. Come to

     LAPA TECH, LAPA's Technology Mixer to learn about

     current and emerging tech trends!

    Network with paralegals, e-discovery specialists, attorneys, and other professionals

    Learn about current and upcoming technology /

     e-Discovery trends within the legal industry!    

    Opportunities to expand your network!     

    Keynote Speakers 

    Hors d'oeuvres!     

    One FREE drink coupon for first 25 registrants!


    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90012
    Registration is closed

    LAPA's Pro Bono & Community Services Committee encourages everyone to join the LAPA Team at PUBLIC COUNSEL’S


    Please join LAPA's Pro Bono & Community Services Committee and its supporters at Public Counsel’s “Run for Justice” in conjunction with the Skecher’s Performance Los Angeles Marathon’s LA Big 5K on Saturday, March 17th at Dodger Stadium! This family-friendly event will raise funds for Public Counsel, the nation's largest public interest law firm specializing in delivering pro bono legal services to low--‐income communities. At this event, you can network with paralegals, attorneys, and other legal professionals from some of the largest law firms in Los Angeles.

        All participants will receive a race shirt, finishers medal, post-race refreshments and a truly unforgettable race experience.

    Team LAPA has a goal of $4,000. Help Team LAPA raise funds!


    6:00 am -- Dodger Stadium Parking Lots Open
    6:30 am -- Late Registration/Bib Pick-Up Opens in Parking Lot G

    7:00 AM Team LAPA meet at the 3rd Base Ketel One Club
      8:00 am -- LA BIG 5K Race Start

    Relax at the Third Base Ketel One Club inside Dodger Stadium (right near the start & finish line of the 5K) before and after the 5K race for good food, coffee, juice and music!  


    We ask that all participants help raise funds for the LAPA Team. For more information on how to help the LAPA Team raise funds for Public Counsel’s pro bono programs and to be part of the LAPA Team, please email Maria Teresa Bravo at maria.bravo3@gmail.com and Bobby Rimas at Bobby.Rimas@alumni.ucla.edu.

Past events

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!
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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