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PASCCO & OTHER NEWS

We encourage our members to communicate with the new board and tell us what you would like to see from PASCCO this year.  If you have suggestions for type of events (socials, community service, professional development) or for MCLE topics, please send to President.  Remember that this is your association and the board needs your support!


NALA 


RECENT NEWS

2021 NALA Conference - July 22nd - July 24th

NALA has officially announced the dates for the annual NALA Conference! Register no later than May 15th to receive discounted registration and a Conference @ Home care package, full of swag to enhance your conference experience! Rates will increase $50.00 starting May 16th.

Access to the NALA Annual Meeting, NALA Affiliated Associations Meeting, both NALA Board of Director meetings, the NALA Panel Discussion, and both virtual Board of Director candidate forums is provided at no cost to anyone who would like to attend. Please note you will need to register for the public meetings only if not registered for the virtual conference. Registration for the virtual conference automatically includes all public meetings mentioned above.

Register Here!

2021 NALA Conference @ Home Agenda Available!

NALA is thrilled to announce that the official agenda for the 2021 NALA Conference @ Home is now available! With over 30 sessions taught by dynamic speakers, you have the unique opportunity to enhance your knowledge base from the comfort of your home or office. Earn up to 11 hours of CLE during the live conference while learning from some of the best in the legal and educational fields.

Please join your fellow paralegals and other legal professionals July 22-24 for this top-notch online educational event. 

Find the Agenda here!

UPCOMING NALA WEBINARS

Stay Healthy as a Leader - Learn Your Stressors - Wednesday 05/05/2021 - 12:00PM

What Does Stress Look Like For You? Stressful times reveal a lot about a person. How we lead ourselves and others will have a big impact on how people see us. Let's build our reputations, not destroy them.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:

* Your tendencies under moderate and extreme stress.

* Suggestions on how to stay mentally healthy when times are tough.

* Tools to help you be aware of your tendencies so you can be more empowered.

Register Here!

Making the Most of Free/Affordable Litigation Tech Tools - Tuesday 05/11/2021 - 12:00PM

This webinar shares an overview of the simplest tech tools out there that can help you gain control of your days, manage the constant influx of documents, and keep your attorney and legal staff colleagues in a good mood. Discover super practical tips to empower even the most tech-phobic firms to dip a toe into the modern era! By the end of this presentation, you will:

* Have a better understanding of how you can improve the firm's use of technology without a significant investment of time or money

* Know how to leverage free tools that can help you "manage up"

* Learn how to reduce embarrassing document errors, and increase your likelihood of winning the case.

Register Here!

Ethically Investigate Insider Threats, Social Media, and Privacy - Wednesday 05/12/2021 - 12:00PM

This webinar explores ethical concerns that organizations will potentially need to address regarding an employee's privacy when dealing with insider threat and social media monitoring.

Topics include: A review of insider threat and an employee privacy case review, key components of insider threat programs including social media monitoring, and how to address employee privacy concerns.

Register Here!

Top 10 Tips to Improve Your Legal Writing - Tuesday 05/18/2021 - 12:00PM

Effective communication skills are critical to a paralegal's success. Do you want to take your legal writing to the next level and become an indispensable member of your legal team? Join Legal Research & Writing Professor, Pamela Hollern, for “Top 10 Tips to Improve Your Legal Writing”.

In this quick, 1-hour webinar, you will take away tangible tips to immediately improve your legal writing. Learn how to:

* Use readability statistics on Word to make your writing clear and concise,

* Access tech tools to proofread your work,

* Understand the impact of typography and format on your audience,

* Curate a list of expert resources to become a life-long learner.

Register Here!

Advanced Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Compliance Techniques For Paralegals - Wednesday 05/19/2021 - 12:00PM

Join a discussion geared around the Advanced Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Compliance as it pertains to Personal Injury Cases.

The webinar addresses Medicare in personal injury cases with attorneys and the paralegals that work for them.

Register Here!


ON-DEMAND NALA WEBINARS

NALA also offers access to numerous on-demand webinars for paralegals looking to further continue their education.

Register Here

The Paralegal Voice Podcast

The Paralegal Voice is a NALA sponsored podcast that covers the latest issues and trends in the world of paralegals and legal assistants. In the latest podcast, Florida paralegal Debbie Hrytzay shares remote work tips tailored to the unique needs of paralegals in this Paralegal Voice hosted by Jill Francisco

Listen Here

Silicon Valley Regional USPTO has several upcoming events!  Whether it's learning how to search patents, the basics of trademarks, or how to protect your clients IP abroad, there is something for everyone.  See their Office Update for dates and descriptions!


    DID YOU KNOW?

      NALA has a You Tube Channel!!

      There are several topics covered.  A brief presentation         on advice for networking can be found                                     here Networking Tips     


CAPA

Do you want to expand your knowledge, earn MCLE hours, and network with other paralegals?

Then Join CAPA's learning series!

CCP Insider Web (Series)                                  Every Second Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 pm - Learn more: CCP Insider - Ethics Event

    • Next event is: March 9, 2021
    • Topic: "California Certification - Your CCP Future Starts Here! CCP Interviews 

Samantha Armijo, CP, CCP 

Dana Fischel, ACP, CAS, CCP

CAPA GOAL Academy is on hold for this quarter.

CCP Exam Dates 2021 - TBD


CALIFORNIA STATE BAR'S TASK FORCE THROUGH INNOVATION OF LEGAL SERVICES (ATILS) UPDATE

A Task Force report setting forth recommendations was due to be submitted to the Board of Trustees no later than December 31, 2019, and, by Board action taken on November 14, 2019, the report submission deadline has been extended to March 31, 2020



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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