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  • 14 Jun 2016 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Date/Time

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016   5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Detail

    Please join us for the very special presentation by Attorney, James M. Crawford: People v. Rodriguez, an inside look at the OC Informant Scandal.

    Mr. Crawford is a well-respected Criminal Defense and Appellate Law Lawyer who recently made the headlines when a D.A.'s investigator attacked him outside an Orange County Courtroom. The attack occurred just days after Crawford won a new trial for Henry Rodriguez; over the strenuous objections of Rackauckas' staff after Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Goethals determined law enforcement authorities had sabotaged the defendant's fair trial rights with the illegal, secret use of a snitch. That outcome is one of the numerous courthouse victories stemming from Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders' historic investigation into snitch abuses tainting dozens and dozens of cases. Sanders' work has earned nationwide cries for the U.S. Department of Justice to probe both Sheriff Sandra Hutchens' operations as well as Rackauckas'.

    Ruffling feathers is part of our business, but physical altercations are not what any of us expect in the Courthouse for doing our jobs. A black eye and the civil suit will not detract Mr. Crawford from doing what he does best, protecting defendant’s rights. We are grateful to him for his zealous work on behalf of the local defense community and for sharing his knowledge with this very timely and relevant presentation about how jail house informants affect all our clients and what can be done to protect our clients’ rights.

    This event is generously hosted by our sponsors - please call upon them when the need arises.

    Appetizers and open bar on a first come, first served basis.

    Bring friends and associates.

    Please take a moment to click on the link to RSVP just so we know you are coming.

    This event is free to everyone.

    Location

    Radisson Hotel, Newport Beach 
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  • 18 Apr 2016 8:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Women in eDiscovery (WiE) is launching a new Orange County Chapter.  

    The first meeting is scheduled for:

    - Date: Tuesday, April 26th @ 12:00 PM

    - Location: Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. 

                      660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1600           

                      Newport Beach, CA 92660 

    - Food Sponsor:  Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.

    To RSVP and for more information, please visit  www.womeninediscovery.org.  


  • 08 Mar 2016 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NHBA March Meeting (1 hr MCLE) 3/16 - NHBA-MarchFlyer.pdf

    NHBA St. Patty's Day Social & Networking Event 3/11 - NHBA-StPatty'sday2.pdf

    If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact the NHBA's President, John Cogorno at cogorno@msn.com.


  • 01 Mar 2016 8:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This annual event will raise awareness and critical operating funds to support the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1958 by the Orange County Bar Association. Your support of this event makes a difference, allowing us to provide free civil legal services to ensure safety, stability, and economic security for the indigent, the elderly, veterans, and families throughout Orange County and southeast Los Angeles.

    The event will feature live entertainment and unlimited tastings from more that 30 exceptional wineries, breweries and spirits, and restaurants. 

    Day: Saturday, May 21st, 2016

    Time: 2-5pm

    Location: Orange County Great Park, Hangar 244, Irvine

    Tickets & Info:  http://www.greatwinefestival.com/#home

  • 03 Feb 2016 11:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Click here to view the UCI Extension Spring Paralegal Program flyer, which includes our upcoming dates for our ACEDS E-Discovery Program and Night of Mentorship event.

    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Laani Watanabe, Marketing Program Manager

    Laani.Watanabe@unx.uci.edu

     

  • 11 Dec 2015 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OCPA Board Members Kathy Miller, ACP, CAS and Kai Williamson were honored at the University of California, Irvine Extension Annual Instructor and Advisory Committee Member Appreciation Breakfast held on December 11, 2015.

    Kathy Miller, ACP, CAS was honored with the UCI Extension Distinguished Advisory Committee Member Award.  This award recognizes advisory committee members who volunteer their time, energy and expertise in assisting the school’s program directors in the development and ongoing offering of certificate programs. Kathy was recognized for her 30 years of teaching and 15+ years on the Paralegal Certificate Program’s Advisory Board.  The Advisory Board works with the program director to develop and implement the curriculum of the program. Kathy also received UCI Extension's Distinguished Instructor Award in 2006 and 2013.  Way to go Kathy – Congratulations!!

    Kai Williamson was honored with the UCI Extension Distinguished Instructor Award.  This award recognizes the contribution of instructors who have helped UCI Extension to remain at the forefront of continuing education and to provide students with the skills needed to advance careers in today’s rapidly changing business climate. Kai was recognized for her excellence in instruction and mentorship.  Kai also received the UCI Extension Distinguished Advisory Committee Member Award In 2012.  Way to go Kai – Congratulations!!

    What an honor to have both of these amazing Paralegals as part of our association. We are truly fortunate!

  • 08 Dec 2015 2:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OCPA members may access the Salary Survey results in the Members Only section of the website.

  • 25 Nov 2015 10:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join Legal Aid Society of Orange County on December 1st for #GivingTuesday
     #GivingTuesday benefiting LASOC


    Legal Aid Society of Orange County #GivingTuesday 2015
     It's Time For Giving


    Join us for Giving Tuesday on December 1st and give BIG to make an impact!

    We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

    On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

    It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

     We make a living by what we get.
    We make a life by
    what we give.


    - Winston Churchill

    A donation to the Legal Aid Society of Orange County is a gift that lasts. Your contribution will help fund free legal assistance to those in our client community that would not otherwise be able to afford legal assistance. Veterans that have been wrongfully denied government benefits. Mothers and fathers, who are caring homemakers, facing child custody battles. Seniors who have been cheated by scammers or abused by their caretakers. Spouses and children who need protection from domestic violence. Homeless individuals that need assistance with legal issues to help them become self-sufficient.
     

    Our goal is to raise $20,000 this #GivingTuesday, but we can't do it without your help. Give a little, give a lot, but please just give and share the donation link with your network of friends and colleagues.
     

    To make a donation, click the button below. To get involved, contact give@legal-aid.com.
     

    Donate Button

  • 19 Nov 2015 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As many OCPA members may know, use of checks as a method of payment has fallen drastically in recent years.  At the same time, use of debit cards, PayPal and other forms of electronic payment has become the most common form of payment.  In keeping with this trend, at its October 2015 board meeting, OCPA adopted a new policy for payment of membership and meeting fees effective January 1, 2016.

    Forms of payment now accepted are:

    • Debit cards with Visa/MasterCard logo
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Paypal

    Because electronic payments are generally safe and easy to use, the Board of Directors believe accepting electronic forms of payment will benefit OCPA members, including reducing wait time at meeting registration and protecting the financial health of OCPA.  

  • 19 Nov 2015 9:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Advance Your Career or Increase Your Marketability with E-Discovery Training

         

    ACEDS E-Discovery Program
    Tuesdays, January 5 – March 22, 2016
    6:30-9:30pm
    On campus

    UCI Extension’s ACEDS E-Discovery Program is offered in collaboration with the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and designed to teach you about conducting discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation, as well as best practices related to the legal, technical and ethical considerations involved.

    FREE WEBINAR

    E-Discovery 102 – Advanced Techniques

    Thursday, December 10, 2015
    11:30am – 12:30pm

    The presentation will cover the role of e-discovery as a sword and as a shield, strategic use of e-discovery tactics, tips and tricks for ‘finding the dirt’ and the importance of documentation.

    Register 

                          

     

    About the Program

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    12-Week program – evening classes meet on campus once per week

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    Earn designation of ACEDS Fellow upon program completion

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    Receive ACEDS membership for 1 year

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    Gain knowledge needed to prepare for the CEDS Certification Exam

    Learn More

 

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