• 28 Apr 2013 9:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Cengage Learning, as a proud partner with NALA, is pleased to introduce the ‘NALA Certified Paralegal Professional Scholarship Award’ to recognize outstanding professional achievement and excellence in the legal field.

    Nominations for the ‘NALA Certified Paralegal Professional Scholarship Award’ must be completed online by May 3. For more details and to download an online nomination form please visit Information on seeking the Certified Paralegal credential and taking the CP exam can be found at  

    More information about this scholarship opportunity is available here.
  • 26 Mar 2013 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Veritext Legal Solutions is hosting a seminar on The Art of the Deposition.  The seminar will be presented by a distinguished panel of of California Deposition Masters.  The attached flyer has more information.
  • 01 Mar 2013 4:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bruce Dannemeyer, Esq., gave an informative and interesting presentation at OCPA's General Meeting on February 13.  If you missed it, Mr. Dannemeyer was kind enough to allow OCPA share his handout.

  • 24 Feb 2013 10:41 AM | Anonymous member
    When: March 14, 2013
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Where: 2010 Main Street, Suite 550, Irvine, CA 92614 (and also by webinar)

    Complimentary MCLE - Electronic Discovery Under the California Code of Civil Procedure - is being offered by DTI and hg Deposition and Litigation Services.  For those individuals attending in person, complimentary lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

    How to RSVP: RSVP to

    Those attending in person at 2010 Main Street will receive a complimentary lunch.  Space for attending in person is limited.  Once the in-person spots are filled, there will still be webinar spots available.  Both those attending in person or via the webinar will receive 1 hour General MCLE credit.

    For more information about the products and services offered by DTI, please click here.
  • 05 Feb 2013 9:41 PM | Anonymous member
    Registration for UC Irvine Extension Spring courses has started!  Two new courses are offered this quarter: Employment Law and Superior Court Self-Help Center Internship.

    Contact UC Irvine for more details.
  • 02 Feb 2013 4:49 PM | Anonymous member
    When: Saturdays, March 2, 2013 to March 23, 2013
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Where: Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 3161 Michelson Drive, 11th Floor, Irvine, CA

    The Orange County Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is offering a Civil Litigation Course.  This four week series answers your state court filing, discovery, motion, trial and appellate practice questions.

    For further information and to register, click here.      
  • 12 Jan 2013 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Date:  January 17, 2013
    Time:    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Place:    Orange County Sanitation District

    Address:   10844 Ellis Ave, Fountain Valley, CA  92708

    Administration Building – Board Room
    11:30 – Registration & Networking
    12:00 to 1:00 – Presentation with Lunch

    Presentation Highlights:

    • Overview of the eDiscovery Lifecycle
    • How is Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Defined?
    • eDiscovery Case Studies
    • Proactive Information Governance
    About the Presenter:

    DERICK ROSELLI is an Enterprise Account Executive and Electronic Discovery Consultant at Hewlett-Packard Company.  In his current capacity he manages enterprise account relationships with corporations and law firms in the Western United States with a team consisting of regional sales executives, technical systems engineers, forensics experts and project managers.  The group advises clients on active litigations, investigations and corporate information governance initiatives.  Derick is regularly called upon by corporate legal counsel, law firms and municipalities with document and data management, regulatory compliance and discovery issues in large complex litigation and enforcement matters. He focuses on developing efficient and practical workflows for clients using his 20 years of business and legal support expertise, applying best practices and sound business advice at every opportunity.

    Derick is also an adjunct professor at California State University in Fullerton, where he sat on the Advisory Board of the Electronic Discovery Certification programs.  In addition, Derick was selected to sit on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California’s Law Practice Management and Technology Section, where he is serving a four year term.  He is currently Vice-Chair of the Social Media sub-committee.  Derick has advised clients and served as an electronic discovery consultant, tactical technical advisor in some of the nation's largest civil, regulatory and criminal matters.  He regularly acts as a liaison between IT, Legal and Records Management, where he bridges the gap between inside/outside counsel and corporate IT within organizations, as well as service providers.  Derick is a graduate of the University of Southern California.


    $15 – Member Registration with Lunch
    $20 – Non-Member Registration with Lunch
    $0 – Cost to attend just for the presentation is free, however lunch is not included.
    To Register:  Click here
  • 16 Dec 2012 1:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    OCPA congratulates Kai Williamson for receiving the Distinguished Advisory Committee Member Award from UC Irvine Extension.  Kai has served on the Paralegal Certificate Program Advisory Committee since 2009.  She was worked to facilitate a strong relationship between OCPA and UC Irvine Extension's Paralegal Program.
  • 09 Dec 2012 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OCPA held its Annual Meeting, Elections and Holiday Party on November 13, 2012, at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach.  Kai Williamson, Vice President Policy, called the Annual Meeting to order.  After ballots were counted and a quorum satisfied, the 2013 Officers and Board of Directors were elected.

    Honorable James L. Smith (Ret.) performed the installation of the 2013 President and Board of Directors. 

    The 2013 Officers are:

    President, Vicky La Celle, ACP

    Vice President of Administration, Kerry Swancutt

    Vice President of Policy, Julianna Hallsted, ACP

    Treasurer, Hilary Martin

    Secretary, Janine Fountain

    NALA Liaison, Kai Williamson

    The 2013 Directors at Large are:

    Carol Bialeck

    Milady Cambare

    Tonya Chopra

    Maria Conzelman, ACP

    Lorena Hughes

    EJ Jones

    Cynthia J. Mascio, ACP, CAS, CEDS

    Michelle Manu

    Leila Rezanoor, CP

    Susana Schwartz

    Diana Tierney

    Carolyn Yellis, ACP

    Elizabeth Root, ACP, received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for her many years of service to the OCPA and the paralegal profession.  OCPA congratulates Elizabeth for her success.

    OCPA collected stuffed animal to donate to CASA.  CASA is made up of volunteers who act as a "voice in court" for abused and neglected children.

    Thank you to everyone who voted and attended the Annual Meeting, Elections and Holiday Party.

  • 01 Dec 2012 2:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    On November 14, 2012, the San Diego County Superior Court announced that it will be limiting the types of documents that it will accept at the Civil Business Office filing counter in the Central Division.  Attached is the Court's notice, San Diego Superior Court Public Notice Nov 14, 2012.

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