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 – Subpoenas Series – November / December, 2020

Note: If you register for a webinar below that has already occurred, a recording will be made available for you when available.

Part 1 – California Business Record Subpoenas, including Notice to Consumers and Custodian Declarations – November 5, 2020
Speaker – Jim Ayer
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Part 2 – Deposition Appearance Subpoenas for California, Including Trial Subpoenas – November 12, 2020
Speaker – Jim Ayer
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Part 3 – Federal Court Subpoenas – November 19, 2020
Speaker – Jim Ayer
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Part 4 – Foreign Subpoenas – December 3, 2020
Speaker: Maurice Archelle
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If you have any questions, please email lpiwebinarchair@legalprofessionalsinc.org.

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About Jim Ayer

Jim Ayer has been working in the Subpoena industry since 1997 and is currently the Vice-President of Titan Legal Services. Along with his business partners, Jim has helped turn Titan Legal Services into one of the most trusted and knowledgeable Subpoena Services in California.

About Maurice Archelle

Almost a decade of legal experience has made Maurice Robert Archelle a servant in the litigation field. From his sharp legal research, uncanny document preparation, and his powerful knowledge of the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act, has made Maurice basically a superhero.

As a paralegal who has created a successful career, Maurice has assisted Nationwide Legal, LLC in building a Foreign Subpoena Division to prepare, file, and serve subpoenas domestic and international. His previous paralegal positions at law firms have been Verus Law Group and Jerry Legal Assistance. They have given him the skills to master the legal field.

Maurice has assisted attorneys, case managers, and management from Family to Real Estate law in being proficient and attentive regarding difficult cases. Mr. Archelle is an honors graduate at Fremont College and received his paralegal certificate there as well, an ABA approved paralegal program.

Remote Meeting Platforms – Zoom, Teams, Webex, Oh My – FREE WEBINAR

December 8, 2020

12:00-1:00 p.m. – Pacific Time

Join us for an interactive session on the most used video platforms in the legal industry. This session will cover the setup, functionalities and tech lingo of Zoom, Teams and WebEx. Learn which platform is best suited for which type of meeting you plan on having; tools within each platform including share screen and break out rooms; and, how to help troubleshoot issues for your guests.

In keeping with the spirit of the virtual meetings, this program is designed as an interactive workshop with Zoom breakout rooms. As we aim to align the content and prompts to the needs of our community, please don’t hesitate to share your virtual meeting questions and concerns in advance by emailing shill@meyersnave.com.

Note: Please enable your camera for participation.

Stephanie Hill, Marketing & Virtual Experience Manager
Stephanie Hill is the Marketing & Virtual Experience Manager at Meyers Nave. With over 10 years of experience ranging from television production to law firm business development and marketing, Stephanie leverages her tech-focused expertise to develop strategies and tactics that impact client growth, finds and pursues new opportunities, and implements new and innovative business development initiatives. Stephanie has been a longtime committee volunteer for the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) and currently serves as Chair to LMA’s Sacramento City Group.

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Webinar – Federal and State Court Calendaring – December 11, 2020

December 11, 2020

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Pacific Time

Presented by: Sheila Grela, CP, RCU, CEDS

Sheila Grela is a seasoned litigation paralegal with over two decades of experience. She is an Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) in eDiscovery. Her paralegal certificate, with honors, was from the ABA-approved USD Paralegal program.

Sheila has advanced her paralegal experience by becoming both a Relativity Certified User (RCU) and a Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS). Recently, her eDiscovery achievement was acknowledged when she was appointed to be a Global Advisory Council participant for ERDM.

In addition, Sheila is an active member of the San Diego Chapter of Women in eDiscovery, where she was the Membership Director from March 2015 to April 2017. She currently serves as Vice President of Membership for the San Diego Paralegal Association, and is an active member of the National Association of Legal Assistants. She is also a member of the San Diego Legal Secretaries Association where she has volunteered her time to assist with its legal education programs.

Sheila is a fierce advocate for training, education, mentorship, and professional development for the legal community. Her most recent adventure is working with the San Diego Women in eDiscovery on the “Virtual Lunch with Leaders” series. This weekly on-line program, co-sponsored with SDPA and Practice Aligned Resources, was developed to promote professional development through discussions or presentations by leaders in the legal industry.



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The Legal Specialization Sections are a program of Legal Profesionals, Incorporated, an approved provider, and certify that this webinar has been approved for one (1) hour of participatory/competence issues MCLE credit by the State Bar of California.

Maximizing Efficiency in the Workplace – December 15, 2020

Working in a law firm is stressful enough having to meet deadlines on a daily basis. Our jobs can become overwhelming when we encounter difficult situations and people that add to the stress. This webinar will provide you with advice when working with demanding attorneys, clients, difficult co-workers and will teach you how to avoid workplace pitfalls and develop good working relationships and skills to maximize efficiency in the office.

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Microsoft Word Style Basics – December 1 or 16, 2020

December 16, 2020 – 12:00-1:00PM

Join us as we dive into Word Styles Basics and make your frustration from manually formatting documents disappear! Explore Word’s built in themes, learn to identify, create and modify styles, format and edit your documents quickly and efficiently, work magic with the format painter…and more!

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About the Trainer

Marni Beach offers a unique combination of over 25 years of civil litigation legal secretary experience and advanced computer support and technology training skills. No matter the topic, Marni always delivers upbeat, user friendly training, easily adapting to both attorney and support staff environments of any size and level of experience. With a professional yet relaxed teaching style, a sincere love to teach, a vast knowledge-base and sense of humor, your training sessions with Marni are guaranteed to be both educational and enjoyable.

Legal Support Solutions is an affiliate of Legal Professionals, Incorporated, an approved provider, and certifies that this activity is approved for 1.0 hours of CCLS credit. This webinar does not qualify for MCLE credit.

Formatting Pleadings and Discovery – December 30, 2020

Our work product is a reflection of our knowledge, skills and work ethic. This one-hour webinar will provide you with the tools to properly format pleadings and discovery that will give you, your attorney, and your firm the image of professionalism and excellence.

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Ethical Challenges in Legal Technology – January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021 – 12:00-1:00PM
Presented by: Carole J. Buckner, Esq. and  Sheila Grela, ACP, RCU, CEDS

About Carole J. Buckner, Esq.

Carole J. Buckner is a Partner and General Counsel at Procopio. Her practice focuses on legal ethics, professional responsibility and the law of lawyering, including advising lawyers and law firms, and rendering expert opinions. She also serves as an expert consultant on issues involving legal ethics including legal fees, billing, fee arrangements, conflicts of interest, fee sharing, referral fees, unauthorized practice of law, withdrawal from representation, modification of fee arrangements, client trust accounting, and other issues. Prior to joining Procopio, Carole was a sole practitioner in the field of legal ethics, issues involving professional responsibility, and the law of lawyering. Carole also served as dean of St. Francis School of Law. Carole has previously worked in litigation, as in-house counsel, as a federal prosecutor, and she has taught and worked in administration at multiple law schools. Carole was a member of the California State Bar’s Committee on Professionalism and Conduct (COPRAC) starting in 2005. She served as COPRAC chair in 2009-2010, and later as the Special Advisor to the Committee.

Carole is a member and former Co-Chair of the Professionalism and Ethics Committee of the Orange County Bar Association. She is a member and former chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (PREC). Carole is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Legal Ethics Committee. Carole has also spoken and written extensively on a wide variety of ethics related topics. Through COPRAC, the LACBA, SDCBA, OCBA, PLI, CEB, and other organizations, Carole has spoken at the State Bar’s Annual Ethics Symposiums, State Bar.

About Sheila Grela, ACP, RCU, CEDS

Sheila Grela, ACP, RCU, CEDS is an Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) in eDiscovery with over two decades of experience as a litigation paralegal. Her paralegal certificate, with honors, was from the ABA-approved USD Paralegal program.

Sheila has advanced her paralegal experience by becoming both a Relativity Certified User (RCU) and a Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS). Recently, her eDiscovery achievement was acknowledged when she was appointed to be a Global Advisory Council participant for EDRM. In addition, Sheila is the assistant director of the San Diego Chapter of Women in eDiscovery. She is an active member of the San Diego Paralegal Association and the National Association of Legal Assistants. She enjoys volunteering her time to assist with the San Diego Legal Secretaries Association’s legal education program where she also serves as its Legal Procedures Chair.

Sheila is a fierce advocate for training, education, mentorship, and professional development for the legal community. Her most recent adventure is working with the San Diego Paralegal Association on the “Virtual Lunch with Leaders” series. This weekly on-line program was developed to promote professional development through discussions or presentations by leaders in the legal industry.

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Word Styles 101 – February 4, 2021

February 4, 2021 – 12:00-1:00PM

Presented by: June Hunter

About the Trainer


When it comes to making things run smoothly, June Hunter is the person you want on your team. Equipped with a powerful combination of IT systems expertise and legal experience, June has a unique capability for recognizing and resolving the complex technology issues encountered in a law firm environment.

As a paralegal, she provides both transactional and litigation support and is instrumental in the implementation of discovery plans, including data analysis and the creation of databases or other review systems for legal personnel.

A graduate of the ABA-approved Paralegal Studies program at UC San Diego, June has worked in the legal field her entire career in roles such as a legal secretary, paralegal, litigation support, and computer software trainer. Her industry experience and talent has made her a go-to provider of clear, hands-on training for other legal professionals in how to effectively use legal software.

In addition to serving on the Board for the San Diego Paralegal Association, June volunteers as a Paralegal Mentor for the San Diego Paralegal Association and is an active member of American Association for Paralegal Education, Women in eDiscovery and the ESI Forum. She also teaches computer skills courses for UC San Diego’s Paralegal Studies Program.

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Word Conversions and Formatting – February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021 – 12:00-1:00PM

Presented by: June Hunter

About the Trainer


When it comes to making things run smoothly, June Hunter is the person you want on your team. Equipped with a powerful combination of IT systems expertise and legal experience, June has a unique capability for recognizing and resolving the complex technology issues encountered in a law firm environment.

As a paralegal, she provides both transactional and litigation support and is instrumental in the implementation of discovery plans, including data analysis and the creation of databases or other review systems for legal personnel.

A graduate of the ABA-approved Paralegal Studies program at UC San Diego, June has worked in the legal field her entire career in roles such as a legal secretary, paralegal, litigation support, and computer software trainer. Her industry experience and talent has made her a go-to provider of clear, hands-on training for other legal professionals in how to effectively use legal software.

In addition to serving on the Board for the San Diego Paralegal Association, June volunteers as a Paralegal Mentor for the San Diego Paralegal Association and is an active member of American Association for Paralegal Education, Women in eDiscovery and the ESI Forum. She also teaches computer skills courses for UC San Diego’s Paralegal Studies Program.

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Hybrid Quarterly Conference – February 20, 2021


Cost: $35 (Not including lunch)
Time: 9:00 am -4:00 pm
Hotel Reservation Form: Click for Hotel Reservation Form
Host: LPI
Registration Cut-Off: February 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Discovery Requests, Responses and Document Productions – March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021 – 12:00-1:00PM

Presented by: Lisa Cox, Senior Paralegal at the Gomez Law Firm

About the Trainer


Lisa Cox is a civil litigation paralegal and notary public. For the past 30 years, she has specialized in personal injury, employment law, class actions, medical malpractice, commercial litigation and complex business litigation. She has worked at the law firms of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann; Chapin Fitzgerald & Sullivan; Latham & Watkins; Gordon & Rees; U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California; Grace, Brandon, Hollis & Ramirez; Monaghan & Strauss; and Ault, Deuprey, Jones and Gorman.

In 1990, Lisa obtained an AA Degree in Paralegal Studies from Kelsey-Jenney Business College, where she was selected as the outstanding graduate, graduating number one in her class.

Lisa is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Lawyers Club of San Diego, and San Diego Paralegal Association. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego President’s Award. Lisa currently serves on the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s Membership Committee and is co-chair of the Events’ Committee. Lisa organized the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s first educational programming specifically designed for paralegals and legal support staff, and spearheaded the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s Annual Toy Drive, providing toys for children who would not otherwise have a Christmas. She previously served on the San Diego Met High School Mentor Advisory Board and San Diego County Bar Association Children at Risk Committee.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking bootcamp and spin classes, and playing softball.

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LPI’s 87th Annual Conference – May 2021

May 21-23, 2021

Location: Doubletree Hotel, Sacramento, CA
Registration: Coming Soon
Hosting Association: Sacramento LSA

Theme:  “Sweet Home Alabama”

More events coming soon.