Events Calendar

Below you will find information on upcoming conferences, classes and webinars.

Also check out our Local Association Events page for events running at your local LSA or LPA.

Removing Cases to Federal Court – July 29, 2021 – New Date

Presenter: Vanessa Buffington

State cases are removed to federal court for various reasons. There are deadlines to be calendared and procedures to follow in order to successfully remove a state case to federal court. This presentation will dive into topics such as who can remove, timing and the procedures for removal to federal court and more.

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Returning to Work Means Returning to Different Personalities – August 5, 2021 – FREE

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Presented by: Diane Camacho, CLM

This webinar will prepare legal professionals who are returning to the office with many others employees who are also returning to the office. One area of working together we may have forgotten is working alongside others with different personalities, which we may have not been accustomed to for the past year. After working remotely for over a year, one skill that may have been lost in the process is communicating and working with others in a busy office setting. Ms. Camacho will help find solutions and strategies to overcome any issues that may arise.

Ms. Camacho has over 25 years of experience managing law firms, with hands-on experience handling every management aspect. She has experience and skills in human resources, office administration, facilities, IT, accounting and marketing for two different small law firms and offices in large law firms.

She has also worked as a consultant spending more and more time with legal technology while helping firms determine what is best for their practice.

She received her BS in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco, and has written and published many articles.

This webinar is approved for 1.0 hour of CCLS credit.  MCLE credit is not available.

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Day of Education – Saturday, August 7, 2021 – LSS

Three live webinars offering MCLE/CCLS credit!

  • Civil Litigation – Unlawful Detainers-Residential – 9:00am – 10:00am
  • Specialty / LOA – California Wage & Hour Law Updates – 10:30am – 11:30am (NEW TOPIC)
  • Family Law – Breach of Fiduciary Duty – What Happened to The Money? – 12:30pm – 1:30pm

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Presented by Brian Skarbek, Esq., Law Offices of Todd Rothbard

Brian Skarbek is a San Jose native who earned his J.D. from Santa Clara University, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to SCU, in 2002, Brian graduated from Vanguard University, receiving the McNaughton Award as the most outstanding business department graduate. Brian has successfully litigated thousands of unlawful detainer cases throughout his legal career, and has extensive knowledge in the nuances of eviction law and practice. In 2018, Brian merged his firm with the Law Offices of Todd Rothbard, and is now one of five attorneys in Rothbard offices that handle residential and commercial evictions in Northern California.

Presented by Karen J. Sloat, Esq.

Karen J. Sloat has a law career spanning over 30 years in many practice areas, and in three states – California, Colorado and Hawaii. Her reputation as a specialist in labor and employment law for over 20 years in Riverside County has given her the expertise to handle claims of complex wage and hour violations, discrimination and harassment, employment contracts, trade secret violations, fraud and all other employment-related issues. As a zealous litigator in individual and class action lawsuits, Ms. Sloat has a vast knowledge of professions, occupations and business issues that enhances her valuable legal advice to all of the firm’s clients – whether employees, employers or nonprofits. The Law Office of Karen J. Sloat represents a number of common interest developments and advises community boards and managers regularly on Workplace Solutions – human resources issues, employee claims and disputes, personnel policies and practices, handbooks, hiring and firing, investigations and workplace seminars – to keep associations in compliance with ever-changing labor laws. Ms. Sloat is admitted to practice in all California State Courts and in the United States District Court. She is also a certified mediator and has mediated association disputes and other conflicts.

*Not eligible for MCLE credit

Presented by Jane Aceituno, The Law Offices of Jane Aceituno

Jane Migachyov (formerly Jane Aceituno) was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Central Valley.

She went to the East Coast for her education, graduating cum laude from Harvard College. Her undergraduate thesis was nominated for the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for outstanding scholarly work.

Pursuing a desire to do public interest work, Jane attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, receiving a Masters in Public Policy. Her Master’s thesis received the Manny C. Carballo Memorial Prize for best thesis dealing with social policy issues.

Jane completed her education on the East Coast at Boston University, where she received a Juris Doctor degree.

After graduating from law school, Jane practiced in general civil litigation for five years in the Bay Area before starting her career in family law.

Jane is passionate about advocacy in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, serving four years as a committee member of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Advisory Committee, San Francisco Human Rights Commission, serving on the Board of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and Freedom from Tobacco, an LGBT anti-smoking group.  She is a member of the LGBTQI Chamber of Commerce – the Golden Gate Business Association.  She currently serves on the Board of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), the nation’s oldest and largest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQI) persons in the field of law. She also served on the Board of the Harvard Gender & Sexuality Caucus, Harvard’s LGBTQI alumni organization from 2018-2020.

Additionally, Jane values helping people have access to the legal system.  She worked as a mentor at the Bayview/Hunters Point Community Legal Clinic, providing guidance in family law cases. She has done pro bono family law work through the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco.  Finally, she has volunteered for Legal Aid at Work.

Real Estate 101 – August 19, 2021 – LSS

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Presented by: Paul DeAngelis, Esq.

This webinar will give a basic overview of the components of Real Estate Law. This particular area of law has its own unique forms, terminology, and laws. This webinar is perfect for a beginner or someone studying for an exam such as the CCLS, someone who will be working for a Real Estate attorney, or anyone who just wants an understanding of what goes into the legalities and basic elements of Real Estate Law.

Paul DeAngelis,, runs his own firm in San Francisco and concentrates on real estate matters. Paul graduated with honors from Boston University School of Law. Since 1998, he has practiced law in San Francisco. He has served as a faculty member at San Francisco State for many years and teaches Real Estate Law classes in its Paralegal Studies program.

Paul has successfully represented clients in jury and bench trials, and hearings in arbitration cases. He has worked closely with paralegals on trial teams. Paul regularly swims in the San Francisco Bay as a member of the South End Rowing Club.

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Buckle Up for Safety with Scott Herndon, Esq. – August 26, 2021 – LSS

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Presented by: Scott Herndon, Esq.

Buckle Up for Safety: The Law Firm’s Guide for Handling Catastrophic Personal Injury Litigation

Scott Herndon, Esq. of The Law Office of Scott R. Herndon, PC, is a trial attorney for families who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries, men and women who have been harassed at work for some of the brunts of discrimination, and businesses in need of specialized, personalized representation.

Prior to opening his own law firm, Scott worked for a large Bay Area Law Firm in San Francisco. He served as a faculty member at Stanford University, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and New York University, where he taught writing, philosophy, and cultural studies. Mr. Herndon holds a Ph.D. in English, with an emphasis in philosophy, from New York University, as well as a Master’s degree in analytic philosophy from the University of Colorado. In addition to more than ten years of university teaching experience, he has published academic books on the art of teaching and writing, as well as short fiction. This skill set as a scholar, teacher, and writer makes him unique as a trial lawyer. It allows him to research efficiently and communicate effectively, no matter how complex the material.

Scott earned his JD from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. He clerked twice at the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office, and then at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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First Quarter Conference Registration – August 27-29, 2021

Location: The Santa Clara Marriott

Sponsored by: Santa Clara County Legal Professionals Association

Join us as we christen the “S.S. LPI” on her first full, in-person conference since becoming Legal Professionals, Incorporated. Our transatlantic journey begins as we “board” LPI at the beautiful Santa Clara Marriott and head to Latin America! Be sure to get your passport stamped at each exotic port of call! The journey will continue at the November 2021 Quarterly Conference as we cross the Atlantic and head to the United Kingdom. We will then embark for South America for LPI’s February 2022 Conference. Your passport should be fully stamped by the time LPI reaches Italy at its 88th Annual Conference in May 2022.

Indiviual Pricing:

  • Registration – $20.00
  • Friday Night Reception – $25.00
  • Saturday Lunch – $39.00
  • Saturday Dinner – $ 73.00
  • Sunday Breakfast – $47.00

Full Scrip – is $165 includes all of the above except for the lunch.


  • Saturday Lunch – Grilled chicken salad with dessert
  • Saturday Dinner – Your Choice of Salmon or Chicken
  • Sunday Breakfast – plated scrambled eggs, sausage & fruit with juice, coffee or tea

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Official Notice 

Filing an Unlawful Detainer – July 23, 2021New Date: August 31, 2021

Presenter: Vanessa Buffington

If you are not familiar with the process of filing an unlawful detainer, this webinar will help you to understand that process, the necessary forms and steps that must be taken. This presentation will also go over the discovery process in an unlawful detainer matter.

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Webinar – Understanding the Value of Estate Planning and the Probate Administration Process – September 16, 2021 – LSS

Our Speaker, Andrew Dignan, will explain how to Understand the Value of Estate Planning and the Probate Administration Process. 

Andrew Dignan is an estate planning attorney at the Modesto office of the Berliner Cohen law firm. Andrew specializes in drafting trusts to avoid probate administration and counseling trustees and personal representatives in trust and probate administration.

Andrew received both his law degree and civil engineering degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Excluding the years, he attended UC Berkeley, he has lived in Modesto his whole life.

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