The MCLE training PASCCO is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 5-7pm (PST). Given the current situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), PASCCO is taking steps to do its part to protect the health of its members and the community at large therefore, MCLE will be delivered via Go-to-Webinar. 

Topics: 2 hours of MCLE:

    1) Principles of Electronic Discovery (E-Discovery) - 1 hr of  MCLE credit approved

    2) Ethical Ebb and Flow of E-Discovery:Tips, Tools, and Ethics- 1 hr of MCLE ethics credit approved.

Guest Speaker: Kirby B. Drake, Partner, Klemchuk, LLP.

Bio:Kirby B. Drake is experienced in all areas of intellectual property law, including trade secret, patent, trademark, copyright and confidential information matters. She focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution. She also has significant experience in electronic discovery in various types of litigation matters; she regularly writes and speaks on the subject and recently taught a law school course on Principles of E-Discovery. Kirby has experience handling inter partes reviews and other post-grant proceedings in the Patent Office. Kirby has served as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Section as well as the Women and the Law Section. She presently serves as Chair of the American Chemical Society Committee on Patents and Related Matters

Registration: Click here to register.

Course details:

1) Principles of Electronic Discovery (E-Discovery) - 1 MCLE credit for regular

Summary: This presentation will provide an overview of e-discovery including the federal rules most applicable to

e-discovery, recent cases related to e-discovery, including cases related to preservation and retention, and rules of

thumb for document requests and objections/responses.


  • E-Discovery Definition and Types
  • E-Discovery Process Influencers
  • Federal Rules Governing E-Discovery
  • E-Discovery Skills – State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct Formal Opinion 2015-193
    • Preservation and Retention Issues
    • Rules of Thumb for Document Requests and Objections/Responses

2) Examining Ebb and Flow of E-Discovery: Tips, Tools, and Ethics - 1 MCLE credit for ethics

Summary: This presentation will discuss ethical issues that arise related to e-discovery, focusing particularly on the

Qualcomm v. Broadcom decisions and lessons that can be learned.


    • Ethical issues that arise
    • Cases where ethical issues and e-discovery have been addressed
    • Qualcomm v. Broadcom decisions and lessons for outside counsel, in-house counsel, and clients
    • Social media and e-discovery.
The following links provide information on ways to protect yourself and your families from the coronavirus.

Santa Clara County Health Department

California Department of Public Health

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

PASCCO's Refund Policy:  Membership dues are nonrefundable. Events may be canceled 48 hours in advance, and we will refund your payment. Please email and provide us with (1) Title and date of event; (2) Name of registrant; and (3) Form of payment (i.e., check, credit card or money order). Please use the word "cancel" in your subject line.

Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County (PASCCO) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PASCCO is an approved MCLE provider and certifies that certain designated activies have been approved for minimum continuing legal education credit by the State Bar of California. MCLE Certificates of Attendance will be available at the event.

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