Last updated 12/19/2017
Greetings SFLPA Members and Friends:
Tis the Season!!
October was a very productive month for us. We had a fantastic Membership Meeting thanks to Suddie Scott and Ogletree Deakins, LLP for hosting our meeting. A very special thanks to Mr. Michael Thomas who provided a fantastic presentation on “Laws Impacting Diversity and Inclusion.”
Everyone seemed to enjoy it.
We also hosted our first Mock Trial Event at the UC Hastings School of Law. Our Day-in-Court chair Lillian Wong did a
fantastic job as we were able to have some very special guests. We were grateful to have The Honorable Carlos T. Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as our Presiding Justice for the evening. We also thank Jennifer Page, CCLS and LSI President for her portrayal of the King in the “Humpty Dumpty v. The King” mock trial. We appreciate all who came and supported this special event and we appreciate U.C. Hastings College of Law for allowing us to use one of the court classrooms for this event.
Our Brown Bag Presentation was provided by Cyndee Sauceda, CCLS, a very close friend of ours from Alameda County LSA and she is currently their Governor. A legal assistant at Meyer Nave, Cyndee provided a wonderful presentation on “Citations and Table of Authorities.” Our Education Chair, Francie Skaggs, is doing a fantastic job lining up wonderful educational presentations for our members and we are fortunate to have Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass, LLP to allow us to host these events at their offices.
As we now move into November, there were quite a few of us who attended the LSI Quarterly Conference at the McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento. The host association was Placer County LPA and they did a fantastic job. Members attending from the SFLPA were: Governor, Christine Flores, CBA; “Veep” Carol Romo; Secretary, Sally Mendez; Parliamentarian, May Sene; as well as myself. It was a very good conference and our hats go off to Placer for hosting a fantastic conference for their very first time.
As know, the SFLPA has been looking to bring back a conference to San Francisco. Carol and I were fortunate to enlist the assistance of Elizabeth CaragayWatts-Russell of Helms Briscoe who narrowed down our search to the Hilton Financial District Hotel in San Francisco. We in the process of final negotiations with the hotel, so here’s hoping that all goes well. If everything goes smoothly, we will submit our bid to LSI to host the November 2019 Quarterly Conference in San Francisco. There likely will be some competition as Desert Palm LPA has informed us that they, too, will be bidding for the same conference. If this is the case, then the decision will go to a vote by the Board of Governors at the Annual Conference in May 2018 at the Beverly Garland Hotel in Los Angeles.
Upcoming events to Save the Date:
- SFLPA Holiday Party – Thursday, December 7, 2017
- Interclub Association – SFLPA and Alameda County LSA Ethics Workshop – Saturday, January 13, 2018
- SFLPA General Membership Meeting – Wednesday, January 17, 2018
- SFLPA Legal Professionals 3-Week Training Course – Begins Saturday, January 27th, additional Saturday class dates are: February 3rd and 10th. Early Registration deadline is December 15, 2017.
- SFLPA Crab Feed Fundraiser Event – Sunday, February 18, 2018
Event flyers as well as the registration form for the training course are just about ready to be distributed. So please, mark your calendars and get your registrations and RSVPs in as early as possible.
As you are all aware, our Brown Bag Presentations will be dark for the months of November and December due to the holidays. Our first presentations of 2018 will be on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 so please mark your 2018 calendars now and be on the lookout for more details.
Lastly, our membership approved the funds to upgrade our website. The new site has been developed and we are working on updating the content. The website will be able to do so much more than before, including event registrations and credit card payments on-line. Members will also be able to submit membership applications and renewals online as well. We are very excited about this upgrade and we hope to go live with the new website as early as December 1, 2017.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all your support. I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving Holiday and I hope to see you at our Holiday Party on December 7th.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our members and friends of the SFLPA.