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.

Webinar – Motion for Summary Judgment: What Should Be on Your Checklist – May 26, 2020

10:00 a.m. – Pacific Time

Whether your office is filing the motion or opposing one, a motion for summary judgment and/or adjudication can be intense. A lot of hard work goes into preparing one and it can be quite a costly procedure that will set the tone for the rest of the case. This webinar will provide you with helpful information for you to prepare and make your filing go as smoothly as possible.

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If you have any questions, please contact LPTChair@legalprofessionalsinc.org.

Registration is closed.

Webinar – Filing an Appeal: What Should Be on Your Checklist – May 27, 2020

10:00 a.m. – Pacific Time

There are many things to consider when filing an appeal to a lower court’s order or judgment. How do you bring an appeal and when? How do I calendar deadlines? How should documents be prepared? This webinar will provide you with an abundance of information and tips for successfully navigating the California Courts of Appeal.

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If you have any questions, please contact LPTChair@legalprofessionalsinc.org.

Registration is closed.

Webinar – California Appellate Procedure – May 28, 2020

Presented by:

  • Cheron J. McAleece, Paralegal at The Sohagi Law Group, PLC
  • Cyndee Sauceda, Land and Use & Environmental Practice Group Administrator at Meyers Nave

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Pacific Time

Cyndee Sauceda, CCLS is the Practice Group Administrator for the Land Use & Environmental Departments for Meyers Nave and has been with the firm for sixteen years.  She is responsible for all the litigation and project related calendaring for both departments.  She has over 20 years of experience in supporting attorneys and staff in all aspects of Civil Litigation.  She is currently the Governor of Alameda County Legal Secretaries Association and the Specialty Law LSS Chair of Legal Professionals, Incorporated.

Cheron McAleece is a seasoned legal and administrative professional with more than 20 years in the legal field. Her certification from the UCLA Extension program along with her vast professional experience qualifies her to use the title “paralegal”. (California Business & Professions Code §§ 6450- 6456.) She is experienced with maintaining litigation, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) related docketing and has prepared filings in California’s trial, appellate and supreme courts. Ms. McAleece is also charged with reviewing all correspondence, including legal opinion letters, memoranda, and land use documents prepared on behalf of The Sohagi Law Group, PLC’s strictly municipal and public agency clientele. Ms. McAleece has taken the lead in preparing both large and small administrative records related to complex CEQA litigation matters. Ms. McAleece also has experience in performing legal research tasks (both on Westlaw and via various internet databases) at the direction of the Firm’s attorneys. Ms. McAleece has also sat in the courtroom during trial and assisted attorneys by running Trial Director presentations and pulling up evidence on command.

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The Legal Specialization Sections are a program of Legal Professionals, Incorporated, an approved provider, and certify that this webinar has been approved for minimum MCLE/CLE credit of 1.0 hours each, by the State Bar of California.

Registration is closed.

Webinar – An Insider’s Guide to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal – June 4, 2020

Presented by: Susan Gelmis, Chief Deputy Clerk for Operations United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Pacific Time

Susan Gelmis is the Chief Deputy Clerk for Operations at the Ninth Circuit. She has been with the court for over 30 years, starting as a Motions Attorney in 1989. In 1992, she became the Supervising Attorney for the newly established Pro Se Unit, which she helped to define and create. In 1993, she worked with the Court and the federal bar to create the Circuit’s Pro Bono Program, which she directed for 22 years. She assumed the additional role of Supervising Attorney of the Motions Unit in 2000. Susan has served on numerous Circuit wide committees and task forces relating to prisoner and pro se litigation, and as liaison to the pro se law clerks in the district courts, organizing and speaking at Circuit wide and national conferences. In December 2015, Susan moved to the Clerk’s Office to assume her current position as Chief Deputy Clerk, where she oversees all docketing and filing and calendaring systems and procedures, and organizes and speaks at CLE programs around the Circuit. Susan is a 1987 graduate of NYU Law School and originally a native of New York.

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The Legal Specialization Sections are a program of Legal Professionals, Incorporated, an approved provider, and certify that this webinar has been approved for minimum MCLE/CLE credit of 1.0 hours each, by the State Bar of California.

Webinar – Calendaring Basics: State and Federal Court Litigation – June 9, 2020

10:00 a.m. – Pacific Time

This webinar will provide you with the foundation of both state and federal court litigation deadlines. We will go over topics such as counting backwards v. counting forwards, motions, discovery deadlines, method of service and time extended, and more.

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If you have any questions, please contact LPTChair@legalprofessionalsinc.org.

Register no later than June 4, 2020.

Webinar – Advanced Calendaring: A Detailed Look – June 10, 2020

10:00 a.m. – Pacific Time

You probably know off the top of your head the typical deadlines to calendar in a civil litigation lawsuit. Depending on the type of case you’re dealing with, calendaring will not always be clear-cut. This webinar will examine various calendaring events such as when a consumer may move to quash or modify a subpoena, or when to file a motion for attorney’s fees and more.

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If you have any questions, please contact LPTChair@legalprofessionalsinc.org.

Register no later than June 5, 2020.

Webinar – Requesting Your Client’s Medical Records – June 24, 2020

12:00 p.m. – Pacific Time

This webinar is designed to assist you with requesting your client’s medical records from various facilities. We will go over topics such as HIPPA compliance, client authorization, requesting records from private practices, billing records and more.

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If you have any questions, please contact LPTChair@legalprofessionalsinc.org.

Register no later than June 19, 2020.

CCLS On-line Study Group Registration – July 12, 2020 – September 13, 2020

If you are interested in studying for the California Certified Legal Secretary (“CCLS”) Exam,** join LPI’s CCLS On-Line Study Group. During the classes, all topics covered in the CCLS exam will be reviewed (see CCLS Information Kit for a description of the sections of the exam).

Lectures (MP4) and materials will be posted no later than 7 pm on Sundays. Students may complete the material at their convenience. Access information will be provided upon enrollment in the classes.

If you only need to study for a few sections, you may purchase individual modules for immediate upload at any time during the then-current Study Group class. You may also purchase all sections if you would prefer to study at your own pace.

Students will be provided with homework and handouts. Students are responsible for providing their own Law Office Procedures Manual, The Gregg Reference Manual (11th Ed.), California Style Manual (4th Ed.), and Pocket Guide to Legal Ethics, NO LATER THAN the start of the classes. Students are also encouraged to have the CCLS Study Guide.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: July 3, 2020
No Refunds After July 8, 2020.

Annual Conference – August 2020

August 21-23, 2020

Location: Stockton Hilton Hotel – Stockton, California

Hosting Association: Stockton-San Joaquin LPA

 

Quarterly Conference – November 2020

November 20-22, 2020

Location: TBA
Hosting Association: Desert Palm LPA & Riverside LPA

 

Quarterly Conference – February, 2021

Tentative date: February 19-21, 2021

Hilton Arden West, Sacramento
Hosting Association: Sacramento LSA

Conference Theme: “Sweet Home Alabama

More events coming soon.