27th Annual Educational Conference

  • 21 Sep 2013
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • RADISSON HOTEL - 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Orange County Paralegal Association
27th Annual Educational Conference
"Inspiration Through Education"
Saturday, September 21, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach
4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660

To all Paralegals, Attorneys, and other Legal Professionals:
OCPA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this event qualifies for MCLE credit.

MCLE Credit - 5.0 hours, includes 2.5 hours Ethics Credit
Register online at www.ocparalegal.org by September 9th



We are pleased to announce that our Keynote Speaker this year is Attorney Darren T. Kavinoky.  Mr. Kavinoky is not only an accomplished trial lawyer and a dynamic communicator with a proven track record of success but is also creator and host of the hit TV show “Deadly Sins” which is now in production for its third season, and is anchor for “Red Hot Saturday Nights” on Investigation Discovery.  He is also an expert Legal Analyst and Host from HLN’s After Dark, In Session (formerly known as Court TV), Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Dr. Drew, Dr. Phil, Today, and many, many more TV and radio shows.  Darren is the Founding Attorney of The Kavinoky Law Firm, with offices throughout California.  He has been a well-known criminal defense lawyer for nearly two decades and has successfully represented celebrities, high-net worth individuals, and also an assortment of clients ranging from white collar to blue collar to no collar.  Mr. Kavinoky has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California each year since 2007; he’s also been named to the list of Southern California SuperLawyers several times.  Most importantly, because of his personal and professional experiences, Darren knows that seemingly miraculous transformations are possible.  These experiences form a core of his signature keynote, Be The Billboard, which Mr. Kavinoky has delivered to audiences all over the United States.  This year’s conference is not one to miss!

Website: www.darrenkavinoky.com


“Like”Darren on Facebook.com



Breakout sessions areas of law include: Litigation, Technology, Family, Torts, Criminal, Corporate


Registration Fee: $95 for members, $125 for non-members, $55 for students


OCPA is “Going Green” – A link to upload your e-syllabus will be e-mailed to you one week prior to the conference.


Pay online via PayPal or pay by check payable to OCPA:


Attention: Educational Conference

P.O. Box 8512

Newport Beach, CA 92658


PLEASE NOTE: No walk-ins and no switching breakout sessions after selection.

OCPA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this event qualifies for MCLE credit.


Registration Deadline: September 9, 2013


Questions? Please contact Conference Chairs

Leila Rezanoor, at leila.rezanoor@gmail.com or

Lorena L. Hughes at ledesmahughes@gmail.com





8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.  Registration, Continental Breakfast, Get to

                                       know your Exhibitors


8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Welcome by OCPA President Vicky La Celle

                                       and  Conference Chairs Leila Rezanoor &

                                       Lorena Hughes


9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Morning Ethics MCLE Keynote

  • “Be the Billboard,” Presented by Darren T. Kavinoky, Esq.
  • Darren Kavinoky’s signature keynote speech gives audiences practical tools that they will be able to immediately put to use in overcoming any personal or business obstacle that stands in the way of their greatness.  Be The Billboard is not just theoretical; Darren is committed that every audience member leave the room with everything needed to impact change right now, and to inspire others to do likewise.  Powerful and authentic, this is a speech that has literally changed lives.  Is this your moment to Be The Billboard?
  • www.darrenkavinoky.com,  Twitter: @DarrenKavinoky


10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Morning Break, Get to know your Exhibitors


11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Morning MCLE Breakout Sessions

  • Litigation – “Managing Complex Civil Litigation Cases,”  Presented by Arthur J. Travieso, Esq.
  • Family Law – "The Difference between Litigation,Mediation and Collaboration in a Divorce,"  Presented by John J. Gilligan, Esq.
  • Tort Law – "The Marvelous, Mysterious, Mad World of Mass Torts,"  Presented by Jennifer R. Johnson, Esq. with paralegal Conda Takanabe assisting with presentation
  • Technology (E-Discovery) – "Vendor Selection: How to Pick the Best Vendor for the Job,"  Presented by Kyre Stucklin, Esq.

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Get to know your Exhibitors Game Winner &
                                         Drawings, Lunch Served


1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Afternoon Ethics MCLE Keynote

  •  “7 1/2 Deadly Sins in the Legal Profession,”  Presented by Darren T. Kavinoky, Esq.
  •  Darren Kavinoky, creator and host of the popular TV series Deadly Sins, has come up with a new sin for the legal profession. Well, half of one anyway!  This speech provides audiences with an insightful look at human behavior, and how we in the business of law can learn from the “sinners” and “saints” that cross our paths every day in the form of clients, co-workers, and even senior partners.
  • www.darrenkavinoky.com,  Twitter: @DarrenKavinoky


2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Afternoon MCLE Breakout Sessions

  • Litigation – “Investigating, Analyzing and Evaluating Personal Injury Cases,”  Presented by Casey Johnson, Esq.
  • Criminal Law – "White Collar Crimes: A Look into What Constitutes Fraud,"  Presented by Thomas H. Bienert, Jr., Esq.
  • Corporate Law – "Mergers and Acquisitions: 101,"  Presented by Mohammed H. Elayan, Esq.
  • Technology – “Microsoft Tips and Tricks,”  Presented by Carla Haney, ACP, MBA



Throughout 2013, the OCPA will support our troops by collecting socks at each General Meeting, Section Meeting and the Educational Conference for The Hugs Project.  Started in 2004, The Hugs Project is dedicated to sending care packages to our Service Men and Women deployed in the Middle East.

Please bring as many socks as you can - tube, crew and especially moisture wicking socks are needed.

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