Section Meeting - In-House/Corporate Law/Real Estate

  • 19 Feb 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • First American, 2 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92676 – Garden Room 2
  • 22


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"Credit.  We all need it, but know little about it."

Credit is as integral in today’s modern real estate transaction as the real property records

Presented by: Zachary Zaharek, Esq.

Join us in exploring the history of the credit report in the United States.  The story begins with a small town store in 1830’s rural Minnesota and continues with the booming post-civil war industrial revolution lead by John D. Rockefeller.  Follow the growth of the big three credit bureaus and the advent of how the department stores used credit to keep customers.  Learn how LBJ’s Civil Rights Act of 1964 evolved into Nixon’s Equal Credit Opportunity Act.  Understand the components of the modern day credit report and how China is establishing a “social credit score” for the 21st century.  This hour long whirl wind presentation includes movie clips, podcasts and much, much more.  Told by First American Data Tree's Zachary Zaharek, Esq., JD/MBA.

Speaker Bio: Zaharek is employed by First American Data Tree and is the Division Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel.  For years, Zaharek  taught at the University of California, Irvine’s Paralegal extension program as well as a local law school.  In 2006, Zaharek was awarded Distinguished Instructor of the Year.  Zaharek speaks regularly before the Orange County Paralegal Association.  Since 2005, Zaharek has sat on the University of California, Irvine’s Curriculum Advisory Council.

Zaharek is Past President of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel - America (ACCA).  ACCA is the largest in-house bar association in the country.

OCPA is a State Bar of California Approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar qualifies foMCLE CREDIT 1.0.

Please note that OCPA does not accept checks or cash as a form of payment. Please log in to your OCPA account to submit electronic payment via credit card, debit card or PayPal. 


Event Fee: $15.00 for OCPA members, $30.00 for non-members and $30.00 for all walk-ins who have not pre-registered online (both members and non-members) IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE. Walk-ins are on a first come first serve basis.

Location: First American, 2 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92676 – Garden Room 2

Time:  Presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.

Parking:  Please enter through the main gate and park in "Visitor" Parking. 

Sponsored:  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, sponsored by First American Data Tree, LLC


*Space is limited for all OCPA events, so please submit your reservation via this website event. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first serve basis if space is available.

*Cancellation Policy - If you need to cancel your reservation, please e-mail VP of Administration, Milady Cambare at 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.

Questions? Please contact VP of Administration, Milady Cambare at If you have a topic or speaker you would like to hear at an upcoming section meeting, please let us know.


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