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Upcoming Events

    • August 04, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • August 25, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online through Zoom


    Join us on Tuesdays as we crowd-source answers to your questions, solutions for your hurdles and listeners to your ideas. We will kickoff every call with an open-mic opportunity before moving into a topic of the week. Past topics have included tech tips on virtual conferencing, eDiscovery platform demos, Microsoft Office walkthroughs, and cybersecurity. 

    Curious? Tune in to see what you've been missing!

    Topics for August

    August 4


    Network & Bandwidth

    Guest Speaker: Joy Murao, PAR

    Joy Murao, Founder and CEO of Practice Aligned Resources, is recognized industry-wide as a leader in the litigation support industry. Blending education with technological agnosticism, Joy focuses on aligning people, process and technology to best fit her clients’ situations and find the right solution for their needs.

     August 11

    August 18 


    August 25


    *We are audience driven and member focused.  

    Feel free to send in your questions and topic requests to your moderator below or submit anonymously through our feedback survey here.


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    Board of Directors

    Online through Zoom

    Login Will Be Sent in Registration Confirmation

    • August 07, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • October 02, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Online (Zoom)

    • August 12, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Zoom

    Online through Zoom
    Login Information Will Be Sent in Registration Confirmation

    Featured Speaker:

    Ms. Sahar Shiralian, Esq.

    Ms. Shiralian is an associate at Jones Bell Abbott Fleming & Fitzgerald. Her practice primarily focuses on employment litigation and counseling. Her clients encompass a wide range of industries including, but not limited to, entertainment, hospitality, leisure, financial services, insurance, and retail.

    As an employment litigator, Ms. Shiralian defends employers, businesses, and management in both class action lawsuits and individual litigation concerning wrongful termination, wage and hour, discrimination, and harassment claims. 

    Ms. Shiralian also provides pre-litigation labor and employment law counseling to all types of businesses. As part of this practice, Ms. Shiralian advises clients on a variety of issues, including: general employment law strategy and compliance; wage-and-hour regulations; sexual and other workplace harassment; employment discrimination claims; wrongful termination; leaves of absences; reasonable accommodations and the interactive process under the ADA; and whistleblower complaints. Ms. Shiralian also drafts and reviews employee handbooks, personnel policies, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, separation agreements, and training manuals.

    In addition to her employment practice, Ms. Shiralian represents clients in complex, general business, and securities brokerage litigation. Ms. Shiralian also brings a strong background in the entertainment and hospitality industries to her practice. Prior to joining Jones Bell, Ms. Shiralian worked in Television Business and Legal Affairs at Starz Entertainment and was a summer associate in the entertainment and media litigation group at Liner LLP (now DLA Piper).  She was also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of USC’s entertainment law review, USC Entertainment Law Spotlight.

    • October 17, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 300

    • May 06, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA

    Update as of 6-10-20: LAPA Tech Expo has been postponed to May 6, 2021, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. 

     Annual Legal Technology Expo

    Thursday, May 6, 2021
    4:00 - 9:00 PM

    Westin Bonaventure Hotel

    404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA

    We are excited to partner with the Los Angeles chapters of

    ACEDS and Women in eDiscovery 

    for LAPA's annual Legal Technology Expo










    Network with industry professionals, paralegals and attorneys, visit our exhibitors and learn about cutting edge legal technology and attend one of our breakout sessions. Appetizers and cocktails (no host) will be served


    4 - 5 PM Visit with Exhibitors, Network, Cocktails

    5 - 6 PM Breakout session #1 (Space is limited). CLE approved; Topic: New Technologies; New Challenges. Exhibit hall remains open during break outs.

    6 - 7 PM Visit with Exhibitors, network, appetizers, cocktails & announcements

    7 - 8 PM Breakout session #2 (Space is limited). CLE approved; Topic: Effective Storytelling with Technology. Exhibit hall remains open during break outs.

    8 - 9 PM Visit with Exhibitors, network, appetizers, cocktails


    $20 for Members of LAPA and ACEDS & WiE (with discount code)

    who register before 3/19 

    $35 Non-Members, late registrants & at the door


    Valet Parking $24

    Self-Parking at nearby lots $8 (after 4 PM)

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