30th Annual Educational Conference

  • 17 Sep 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Hilton Hotel - 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa CA 92626
  • 11


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**Registration Deadline:September 14th by 5:00pm**


Morning and Lunchtime Keynote will be presented by: Sean Carter, Esq. 

Sean Carter is the founder of Lawpsided Seminars, a company devoted to solid legal continuing education with a healthy dose of laughter. Sean Carter is a Harvard law graduate who practiced law for a decade at major law firms on both coasts and in-house at a public-traded financial institution. 

In crafting his presentations, Sean draws heavily on his wealth of experience in the law and on his background as a stand-up comedian.   His often "lawpsided" approach to the everyday dilemmas faced by lawyers has made him a favorite at legal conferences. Each year, he presents more than 100 programs on such topics as legal ethics, professionalism, stress management, diversity, legal marketing, and presentation skills.


Morning Keynote- 1 hour (Ethics MCLE)

PASSION OF THE PARALEGAL: Has the practice of law lost its spark for you? Do you feel like your just going through the motions? In this highly humorous yet motivating presentation, Sean Carter will show you how to re-ignite your passion for the law focusing on the S.E.L.F.

1. Selfless Service to the Public
2. Excellence in Skill and Character
3. Loyalty to the Best Interest of the Client; and
4. Fidelity to the Law and the Profession

Lunchtime Keynote- 1.5 hours (Ethics MCLE)

THE 2016 ETHY AWARDS: "THE BEST AND WORST IN LEGAL ETHICS: This is a Oscar-themed program that recaps the worst ethics violations of the last year, in such categories as "Most Creative Billing," "Least Competent in a Legal Representation," "Mr/Mrs. Uncongeniality," and so much more. This program is perfect for paralegals. In a number of the cases, the lawyers were disciplined for the acts of paralegals, legal assistants and others. As a result, it might have been helpful for those lawyers to have knowledgeable paralegals who could have said, "What you talking 'bout, Willis?" In the process of recapping some of the most egregious instances of unethical behavior, Mr. Carter will demonstrate how the rest of us can avoid more common ethical violations.

10:30-11:45 AM- Morning MCLE Breakout Sessions

          Session 1: Immigration Law: "What Every Paralegal Needs to Know to Not go Insane in the Membrane."

          Session 2: Contract Negotiations and         Entertainment Law: "From Contract to Carnage: Contract Follies in Film, Television and Music Deals."

          Session 3: Family Law: "Judgments, Judgments, Judgments: How to prepare and submit Family Law Judgments successfully without fear of rejection by the court.

          Session 4: Litigation (e-Discovery): "The e-Discovery Beast: How using Project Management Mythology can help gain control."

          Session 5: Real Estate Law: "Regulatory Compliance in Real Estate: Understanding CFPB Rules and Enforcement Actions in Lending and Servicing practices."

12:00-2:00PM- Lunch

          Lunchtime Keynote Address (Ethics MCLE)

          Exhibitor Drawings


2:15-3:30PM- Afternoon MCLE Breakout Sessions

          Session 1: Social Media and the Law: "Discovery, Ethics, Evidence & Sanctions."

          Session 2: Corporate Law: "Securities Law: Latest Trends in Securities Regulations including Dodd-Frank Act and JOB Act."

          Session 3: Copyright Law and the Music Industry: "Copyright Infringement and recent Copyright case settlements."

          Session 4: Employment Law: "Top 5 HOT Button Topics in Employment Law for 2016."

          Session 5: Privileges and Conflict in the Practice of Law Today: Guy Ormes, Esq.


** Deadline: September 14th by 5:00pm-No Exceptions!!


$95- OCPA Members

$125- Non-Members

$55- Student Members

Click here for Conference Flyer (final).pdf

PLEASE NOTE: Effective January 1, 2016, OCPA no longer accepts checks as a form of payment for event registration. Please log in to your OCPA account to submit electronic payment via credit card, debit card or PayPal.   

*Cancellation Policy - If you need to cancel your reservation, please e-mail Conference Chair Kai Williamson at kwilliamson.ocpa@gmail. No refunds will be issued. Credit for a future meeting will be held in your OCPA account which may be applied to future meetings if your cancellation is received no less than 48 hours prior to the event. Credit will not be issued to passport holders.           

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