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SGVBA – Lunch Mixer – November 5, 2021

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Limericks Tavern, 300 W. Main St. Ste 110, Alhambra, CA 91801

RSVP encouraged: https://forms.gle/1PbvCjFUw7vHaNmd6

Join SGVBA for an in-person lunch mixer in the spacious outdoor patio at Limericks Tavern. Connect with colleagues old and new over complimentary appetizers.

Drinks and entrees are not sponsored and can be purchased directly from the restaurant.

Proof of vaccination, exemption, or a recent negative test required to attend.

Note: There is no speaker for the month of November. The next MCLE presentation will be on December 3, 2021.

SGVBA – MCLE Webinar – October 1, 2021

MCLE Topic: “Running a Virtual Law Practice – The Do’s and the Don’ts” presented by Cynthia Flynn

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/173734674087

Cynthia Hackler Flynn is the founder and managing partner of Hackler Flynn & Associates, a Southern California based employment defense law firm. Since starting her practice, she has grown the firm to a team of 9, with each attorney having over a decade of experience. The law firm’s focus is employment law where their mission is to protect and defend entrepreneurs and business owners. Cynthia has been voted as a Super Lawyer every year since 2017 and for the last two years, has been named as a Pasadena Top Attorney.

This online presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of credit towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.

SGVBA – MCLE Webinar – September 17, 2021

MCLE Topic: “Update on the CA State Bar Paraprofessional Program” presented by Genie Harrison

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/167907910079

Genie Harrison is the principal of the Genie Harrison Law Firm, where she focuses on plaintiff’s employment, civil rights and wage and hour matters. Ms. Harrison is one of only two women in the state of California named by the Daily Journal as a Top Labor & Employment Lawyer for five years in a row. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff’s Employment Litigation and been named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 and Top 75 Women Litigators in California. In 2014 she was elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. In 2013 Ms. Harrison received CAALA’s Presidential Award.

This online presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of credit towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.

SGVBA and TALA – MCLE Webinar – August 6, 2021

MCLE Topic: “Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S. and Abroad” presented by Alan Chen

Co-sponsored with the Taiwanese American Lawyers Association
Date: Friday, August 6, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/165790879985

Alan Chen’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property and international commercial litigation. He also litigates and counsels clients in relation to corporate transactions, e-commerce, privacy, franchise, regulatory compliance, and international trade. Mr. Chen represents both domestic and foreign clients in the technology, medical devices, broadcasting, publishing, entertainment, fashion, consumer goods, import/export, and insurance industries.

Before entering the legal field, Mr. Chen served as Executive Director of CAUSE and Vision 21, grassroots community organizations that conducted education and lobbied federal and state legislatures on policy issues involving multilingual government services, voting rights, and minority issues in California.

Currently, Mr. Chen also teaches an LLM course, “comparatively international intellectual property law,” at Southwestern Law School as an adjunct professor.

This online presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of credit towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.

SGVBA – MCLE Webinar – July 2, 2021

MCLE Topic: “Addressing Anti-Asian Bias in Litigation – Jury Selection and Beyond” presented by Vicki Chou, David Chao, and Jay Chen

Date: Friday, July 2, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/159512110015

Vicki Chou is a Partner at Hueston Hennigan LLP where she represents individuals and companies in high stakes business disputes and criminal matters, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property matters, SEC enforcement actions, and white collar criminal defense. Prior to joining Hueston Hennigan, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California where she represented the United States in hundreds of criminal cases, including computer and internet fraud, intellectual property, money laundering, bank fraud, tax fraud, immigration fraud, drug trafficking, and racketeering offenses. Vicki is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Payne, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.


David H. Chao is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, David was an associate at Bird Marella. David is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School. Following law school, he clerked for Hon. Richard Paez and Hon. Dorothy Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and for Hon. Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

 

 


Jay Chen is the President of the Board of Trustees with Mount San Antonio Community College, a former school board president for Hacienda La Puente Unified, and an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserves. He is a candidate for Congress for California’s 39th Congressional District, which includes the San Gabriel Valley.

 

 


This online presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of legal ethics credit towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.

SGVBA MCLE Webinar – June 4, 2021

MCLE Topic: “Spotlight on Professional Responsibility & Technology During Covid-19: What Every Legal Team Needs to Know” presented by Trellis Research

Date: Friday, June 4, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/156135109315
Nicole Clark is a business litigation and labor and employment attorney who has handled litigation in both state and federal courts. She has defended corporations and employers in complex class action and wage and hour disputes, as well as individual employment matters ranging from sexual harassment to wrongful termination. Additionally, Nicole is the CEO and co-founder of Trellis Research, a legal analytics platform that uses AI and machine learning to provide state trial court litigators with strategic legal intelligence and judicial analytics.

 

Michael Swarz is with Trellis Research, a legal analytics platform that uses AI and machine learning to provide state trial court litigators with strategic legal intelligence and judicial analytics. He has been published on the topics of electronic discovery, information governance, digital evidence, and legal technology and is also a frequent speaker. Michael is a graduate of both Brandeis University and the New England School of Law in Boston.

 

This online presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of legal ethics credit towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.

SGVBA/Pasadena Bar Association MCLE Webinar – May 20, 2021

MCLE Topic: “2021 Update to the Ongoing Question: So… is My Software Patentable?” presented by Steven W. Smyrski

Co-hosted with the Pasadena Bar Association – Technology Section
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/152040403941

Steven W. Smyrski is a registered patent attorney with over 25 years of experience in the field.  Mr. Smyrski is the principal at Smyrski Law Group, A P.C., is Of Counsel at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, and is a Managing Director at Aqua Licensing, LLC, a patent brokerage firm.

This online presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of credit towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.