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 – Lemon Law – July 9, 2020

Presented by: John Hanson, Esq., The Hanson Law Firm

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Pacific Time

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John W. Hanson, B.A., J.D., LL.M., practices exclusively in the area of consumer law, with a focus on the lemon law and car dealer fraud.

Mr. Hanson received J.D. and B.A. degrees from the University of Iowa, and an LL.M. from the University of London. After graduating from law school in 1996, Mr. Hanson clerked for an Iowa Supreme Court Justice, and subsequently clerked for the Iowa Federal District Court. After moving to California, Mr. Hanson served as law clerk for the Honorable Nita L. Stormes, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Mr. Hanson began his consumer law practice at a firm started by one of “Nader’s Raiders,” and eventually opened his own consumer-law practice more than ten years ago. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hanson gives presentations on consumer law to public and professional groups, and he teaches a course on consumer law at Miramar College.

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 – All You Need to Know About Filing a Complaint in California – July 15, 2020 – Section 1

Instructor: Vanessa Buffington

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Pacific Time

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Your office has signed up a new client and it’s time to file the complaint with the court. What do you need to know in order to get your complaint filed? What will you need to do after the complaint has been filed? This webinar will provide you with the information you need to assist you in preparing to have a seamless filing.

NextGen is an affiliate of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated, an approved provider, and certifies that this activity has been approved for minimum continuing education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hours. This activity is approved for 1.0 hours of CLE/MCLE and CCLS credit.

Deadline to register: July 10, 2020

If you have any questions, please email lpt@legalprofessionalsinc.org.

Webinar – All You Need to Know About Filing a Complaint in California – July 16, 2020 – Section 2

Instructor: Vanessa Buffington

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Pacific Time

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Your office has signed up a new client and it’s time to file the complaint with the court. What do you need to know in order to get your complaint filed? What will you need to do after the complaint has been filed? This webinar will provide you with the information you need to assist you in preparing to have a seamless filing.

NextGen is an affiliate of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated, an approved provider, and certifies that this activity has been approved for minimum continuing education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hours. This activity is approved for 1.0 hours of CLE/MCLE and CCLS credit.

Deadline to register: July 10, 2020

If you have any questions, please email lpt@legalprofessionalsinc.org.

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.

Beginning Legal Secretarial Training Class – July 14, 2020 – August 8, 2020

LPI will be offering its Beginning Legal Secretarial Training Class online. This class will be an eightweek, work-at-your-own-pace online session commencing July 14, 2020 and ending August 8, 2020. During the classes, the following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to the Law Office
  • Duties of the Legal Secretary
  • Effective Telephone Skills
  • Effective Oral Communication Skills
  • Effective Written Communication Skills
  • Calendaring and Timetables
  • Basic Grammar Skills
  • Transcription and Proofreading Techniques
  • Court Structure
  • Citations
  • Service of Legal Documents
  • Preparing a Proper Caption
  • Preparation of Documents Filed with the Court
  • Basics of Civil Litigation
  • Demand for Production of Documents
  • Request for Admissions
  • Depositions/Deposition Subpoenas
  • Demand for Physical Examinations
  • Discovery Timelines. Service and Verifications

CLASS SESSION OPENS ON TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020

Classes will take place online utilizing video lectures, discussion boards, email, whiteboard sessions, chat rooms, and quizzes. Login information will be provided upon enrollment in the class.

The cost of the training class, which includes the Legal Secretary’s Reference Guide, is $180 for LPI members/$250 for non-LPI members. Each individual must register separately. Upon completion of the class, students will receive a certificate from LPI.

If you are uncomfortable submitting payment online or would like to pay by check, you can print and mail in the PDF version of the registration form.

Webinar – Motions for Summary Judgment – July 16, 2020

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

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Pacific Time

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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.

The Legal Specialization Sections is a program of Legal Professionals, Inc., an approved provider, and certifies that this seminar has been approved for minimum continuing education credit in the amount of 1.0 hour by the State Bar of California.


August 2020 Hybrid Annual Conference – August 2020

August 22, 2020
9:00AM – 4:00PM

Stockton Hilton, Stockton, CA

In-person attendance is limited, with live participation also available via Zoom.

Those registering for virtual attendance will be sent the invitation/login information prior to the event.

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.