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    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Law Offices of Lewitt Hackman, 16633 Ventura Boulevard, 11th Floor, Encino, California 91436

    LAPA’s San Fernando Valley Section Presents:

    Franchise & Distribution Law is a fascinating but very structured business model of owning your own business and licensing someone else’s trade-name.  In this seminar, we will cover the differences between a distributorship, a license, a business opportunity and a franchise.  We will review the laws that govern franchising in California, including 16 CFR Part 436 Franchise Rule, Federal Trade Commission. Presenter Attorney David Gurnick will also discuss some significant court decisions affecting the franchise community [like NLRB, revenue reporting in Item 19] and some first-hand legal challenges he has helped his clients overcome.  Marianne Toghia, Paralegal, and Mr. Gurnick will also discuss the interest and variety of roles in franchising for paralegals and franchising professional opportunities.  

    Presenter David Gurnick, franchise attorney, business lawyer and litigator at Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan, is a State Bar of California Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law, as certified by the Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a Certified Franchise Executive, as designated by the International Franchise Association.  Mr. Gurnick’s Practice Group also focuses on licensing, trademarks and copyrights, trade secrets, e-commerce, antitrust and competition matters, and related litigation.  

    Thank You to Our Sponsor:

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Law Offices of Lewitt Hackman16633 Ventura Blvd, 11th Floor, Encino, CA 91436

    —  6:15-7:15 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.

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


    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    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!


    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Hilton Los Angeles North / Glendale & Executive Meeting Center, 100 West Glenoaks Boulevard, Glendale, California 91202

    Attend various legal seminars, meet with GREAT legal service providers, network, and much more!

    For exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities at LAPA's 41st Annual October Conference, please contact LAPA at info@lapa.org.

    Schedule of events:


    Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibitors / Resume Tune-up


    Welcoming Remarks


    General Session -- Ethics MCLE (Main Ball Room) with Al Menaster


    Breakout Session #1


    Visit our Exhibitors & Explore Your Possibilities with Experienced Paralegals


    Lunch, Keynote Address & Awards presentation


    Breakout Session #2  


    General Session -- Ethics MCLE (Main Ball Room)

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • National University, Woodland Hills Campus 6300 Canoga Avenue, Suite 101, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

    LAPA's San Fernando Valley Section Presents:

    LAPA's Pro Bono Fair

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Speak with and hear from numerous pro bono

    agencies about their missions. You will learn what

    opportunities are available for volunteers and

    interns to help them deliver outstanding services to

    their clients. Get involved and gain invaluable


    Meet Representatives From

Past events

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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