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Upcoming Events

    • 01 Jun 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • LA Law Library, 301 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, California 90012

    To All Attorneys, Paralegals & Legal Professionals
    LAPA’s Employment Law Section Presents:

    California Discrimination Updates Mid-Year 2017: Do's & Don'ts

    California is one of the nation’s leaders when it comes to protecting the rights of employees and employers alike.  With discrimination lawsuits on the rise and the ever-evolving discussion of who qualifies for protection in the workplace, California continues to reshape its laws to keep up with its citizens' needs.  This seminar reviews significant updates and proposed revisions to California’s discrimination and employee protection laws, and offers guidance on how employers and employees should conduct themselves accordingly.

    SPEAKER:  Joshua D. Schein earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law. He began his career with the New York office of Latham & Watkins. After leaving Latham & Watkins, Mr. Schein joined the Los Angeles litigation department of Glaser Weil where he handled high-end business and entertainment litigation. Mr. Schein joined Rosen Saba, LLP, in 2014 and represents a wide range of clients from large corporate entities to individuals in business, entertainment, employment, and consumer litigation. Mr. Schein is admitted to practice law in California and New York. 

    Thursday, June 1, 2017
    LA  Law Library
    301 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, California 90012

    —  6:30 to 7:30 pm:  Check-in, Networking & Dinner  
      7:30 to 8:30 pm:  Presentation 
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    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 of Cancellations

    • 07 Jun 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California 90014

    Please join LAPA at its annual


    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017

    6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

    Network with paralegals, recruiters, and other professionals!     

    Opportunities to expand your network!     

    Keynote Speakers Hon. Judge Holly Fujie and

    Hon. Judge Dorothy Kim  

    Hors d'oeuvres!     

    One FREE drink coupon for first 25 registrants!

    DOOR PRIZES!

         $7.00 Parking

    Thank you to our Sponsors

    Practice Aligned Resources LLC

    The Honorable Judge Holly Fujie is a judge who presides at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.  Prior to her appointment, Judge Fujie was a shareholder in the Los Angeles-based law firm of
    Buchalter Nemer.  Judge Fujie is a former President of the State Bar of California and past adviser to the Obama White House for federal judicial appointments.


    The Honorable Judge Dorothy Kim is a judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court where she presides over a misdemeanor criminal court.  Prior to that, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney, including as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, for the United States Attorney's Office. Her first job following college was as a Paralegal at the law firm of Snitow & Pauley in New York.  
    • 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  –

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

    • 11 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.

    TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017

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

    7:30-8:30PM: PRESENTATION

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