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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.

SGVBA MCLE Webinar – May 7, 2021

MCLE Topic: “Tales from the Airport: Port of Entry Scenarios Under the COVID-19 Pandemic” presented by Daniel T. Huang

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tales-from-the-airport-presented-by-daniel-huang-may-7-2021-tickets-150784014045

Daniel T. Huang has been practicing immigration law since 1996. He is a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law with the State Bar of California. Daniel is currently Co-Chair of the Border Legal Clinic for the National Lawyer’s Guild (“NLG”) and serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the NLG. He also serves on the Board of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (“LACBA”) as a trustee representing the immigration section. Prior to joining the LACBA board, Daniel was elected as the Chair of the Immigration Section from 2016-2017. Over the years, Daniel has held liaison positions representing the private bar before federal agencies, these include the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, USCIS California Service Center, USCIS Asylum Office, and the U.S. State Department. In recent years, Daniel has focused his practice on border and admission issues, where he closely monitors policy changes related to treaty investors/workers, SENTRI pass holders, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied minors.

Daniel’s passion for immigration law and migrant rights is reflected through his pro bono activities with the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, the Flores settlement visitation project, Al Otro Lado, Clergy and Laity for Economic Justice, the Removal Defense Corp, and One Justice.

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 – April 9, 2021

MCLE Topic: “Case Management & Calendaring” presented by Pamela Mims

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/case-management-calendaring-presented-by-pamela-mims-apr-9-2021-tickets-146993656985

Avoid possible malpractice issues!

Our topic on Case Management & Calendaring provides attorneys with organization and process principles for effective case management, along with systemization techniques that provide for clear communication and workflow to prevent mishaps. Physical, digital and hybrid case management and calendaring will be discussed.

Pamela Mims is the founder and Chief Productivity Officer of Mims Business Consulting, Southern California’s leading law office organizing and systemization experts. Pamela is an award-winning entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in law office systemization, processes, workflows and filing systems.

In her role as an office efficiency consultant, Pamela delivers customized organizational solutions for her law firm clients, such as a streamlined and well-documented workflow systems with scalable and long-term benefits, including increased billable hours, enhanced client service, and reduced time wasted searching for documents.

As a former legal secretary for 14 years, with high profile law firms such as O’Melveny & Myers, Loeb & Loeb, Skadden Arps, and Hill Farrer & Burrill, Pamela founded Mims Business Consulting (aka Law Office Organizing) in 1994, where she put her workflow systemization best practices to use for a range of clients.

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 co-sponsors Environmental Symposium with LACBA Environmental Law Section

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2021 from 2 pm to 5 pm

Place: Zoom

Flyer: http://sgvba.org/New/documents/2021/03/2021-03-18-lacba…al-law-symposium.pdf

Event Information and Registration: https://customers.lacba.org/Interactive/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=031821ENV&WebsiteKey=d1ad4c15-b0de-4a6e-9a08-bebf7733938b

SGVBA is pleased to co-sponsor with the LACBA Environmental Law Section their 34th Annual Spring Super Symposium, which will feature Michael Feuer, City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles, as its keynote speaker.

SGVBA members will be entitled to register at the LACBA membership rate of $70 (versus $100 for the general public). On the registration screen, select “Affiliate Bar Members.” Affiliate members will need to either call the number on the website or create a free account to register themselves online.

SGVBA MCLE Webinar – March 5, 2021

MCLE Topic: “The Right & Duty to Defend: A CLE Workshop on the Basics of Analyzing Liability Insurance, Challenging Disclaimers & Evaluating Claims for Independent Cumis Counsel”

Presented by Jeffrey S. Bolender and Kunal Naik
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-right-duty-to-defend-presented-by-jeffrey-s-bolender-tickets-138527143415
Flyer: http://sgvba.org/New/documents/2021/02/2021-03-05-bolender-cle-flyer.pdf

Mr. Jeffrey S. Bolender, Esq. is the founder and principal at Bolender Law Firm, an insurance litigator, and Past President, Hon. Benjamin Aranda III, American Inn of Court.

Mr. Bolender is an established trial and appellate attorney with twenty years of experience representing small and medium sized businesses, policyholders, insurance carriers, underwriters, and other insurance professionals in complex legal disputes.

Admitted to practice law in 1994, Mr. Bolender focuses his law practice on commercial, business, and insurance law. He is licensed to practice law in the States of California, Hawaii, and Nevada, as well as the District of Columbia. Mr. Bolender regularly advises and advocates on behalf of policyholders and insurance professionals, providing guidance on legal principles for analyzing insurance policies and adjusting liability and property claims. He researches and analyzes important coverage issues to determine how courts will interpret various policy provisions.

Kunal Naik, Esq. is an insurance litigation associate at Bolender Law Firm, PC.

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.