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					 2008 REGISTRATION FORM                                                                General Registration Postmarked by Monday, September 29, 2008:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      los angeles paralegal association 32nd annual october conference
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DIRECTIONS
Omni Los Angeles Hotel Downtown
251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012;                                                                                                                                                                                       TEMPLE STR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                EET

From Burbank Airport / Glendale / Pasadena: Take I-5 South to I-110 South. Exit 4th Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FIRST STREET
and follow (this is a one-way street) for about 1/3 mile of a mile. Turn left on Olive Street
and the hotel is on the left.                                                                                                                                                                                                        SECOND STREET


From Harbor Freeway North / San Pedro: Take the Harbor Fwy. I-110 North toward down-                                                                                                                                                 THIRD STREET
town. Exit on 4th Street and follow (this is a one-way street) for about 1/3 mile. Turn left on
Olive Street and the hotel is on the left.                                                                                                                                                                                           FOURTH STREET

From Santa Monica / West Los Angeles: Take the Santa Monica Freeway I-10 East and trans-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FIFTH STREET
fer to the Pasadena Freeway I-110 North toward downtown. Exit on 4th Street and follow
(this is a one-way street) for about 1/3 mile. Turn left on Olive Street and the hotel is on the                                                                                                                                     SIXTH STREET

left.
                                                                                                                                     WILSHIRE BLVD
From Valencia / Burbank / Glendale: Take the Golden State Freeway I-5 to the Harbor Fwy.
I-110 South. Exit on 4th Street and follow (this is a one-way street) for about 1/3 mile. Turn                                                                                                                                       SEVENTH STREET


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left on Olive Street and the hotel is on the left.
                                                                                                                                                                                            OLIVE STREET
                                                                                                                                                               HOPE STREET




                                                                                                                                                                                                           HILL STREET




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From East Los Angeles / San Bernardino: Take the San Bernardino Freeway (5) North to Los
Angeles. Transfer to the Hollywood Freeway I-101 North. Exit on Grand Avenue. Turn right
on Grand Avenue. Turn left onto 1st Street heading east. Turn right on Olive Street. After
approximately 1 1/2 blocks, the hotel will be on the right.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     NINTH STREET
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PARKING
Valet parking is available at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at the Conference Rate of $12.00. Self-parking is available at California Plaza (next door) at the rate
of $11.00 per day. There are additional self-parking lots throughout the Downtown Los Angeles area at varying rates.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PARALEGALS
7:30 – 8:20 am –                    Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Legal Products & Services Exhibits                                                       in NALA’s leadership program, LEAP. Ms. Rosenstock has recently joined            debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees and asset purchasers. He has lectured
                                                                                                                                                                      Fox Rothschild LLP’s Los Angeles office as a litigation paralegal.                and written articles on a number of bankruptcy law issues, including most
8:20 – 8:55 am –                    Welcome and Opening Speaker                                                                                                       This seminar is not approved for MCLE credit.                                     recently participating in a seminar at a State Bar conference on bankruptcy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        issues for real estate practitioners. Mr. Gottfried is currently serving on the
9:00 – 10:15 am –                   Morning Legal Education Seminars                                                                                                  KEYNOTE SPEAKER                                                                   Insolvency Law Committee for the State Bar of California and on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education Committee for the California Bankruptcy Forum. He is also a
                                                                                                                                                                      KEYNOTE – Kenneth Kahn, Esq.
10:30 – 11:30 am – Legal Products & Services Exhibits                                                                                                                 The Future of Law in Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        member of various bankruptcy organizations including the American
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bankruptcy Institute, Financial Lawyers Conference, and the Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                                                      Kenneth Kahn is a highly regarded criminal defense attorney in Los
11:35 – 1:15 pm –                   Lunch; Keynote Speaker; Lifetime Achievement Award; Door Prize Drawings                                                           Angeles with a 40 year record. His newest book, “Going BerZerkley in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bankruptcy Forum. Mr. Gottfried is listed in the 2007 Southern California
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Super Lawyers as one of the top lawyers in the State of California. He
                                                                                                                                                                      60’s,” chronicles his life journey at Berkeley and being exposed to the Free
1:30 – 2:45 pm –                    Afternoon Legal Education Seminars                                                                                                Speech Movement and its leader, Mario Savio. Mr. Kahn first gained notoriety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        received his B. A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a M.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        from Columbia University, and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School.
                                                                                                                                                                      in the Andrew Dalton Lee espionage case that later became a feature film.
3:00 – 4:00 pm –                    General Legal Education Seminar                                                                                                   He has also consulted for the producers of the 1996 film “The People vs.          CORPORATE – David Durham
                                                                                                                                                                      Larry Flynt,” later suing them when he received no credit or compensation.        Going Global: Facing the Challenges of International Corporate Formation
OPENING SPEAKER                                                                     responsibilities of a trustee as fiduciary and the role legal professionals       In addition to the thousands of courtroom appearances and public speaking         The global marketplace . . . yesterday it was a vision today it is a reality. Your
                                                                                    play in assisting clients with those responsibilities. Martha Bonner, CP is       engagements, Mr. Kahn has also performed stand-up comedy for over 10              client’s business is no longer confined to U.S. borders. Global expansion
OPENING – Mel Irvin, CP, CAPA President                                             an Estate Planning Paralegal with sole practitioner Gerald E. Lunn, Jr. and       years at venues such as Los Angeles’ The Laugh Factory. He has also               provides tremendous opportunities and challenges. “Going Global” will explore
Business and Professions Code Section 6450: The History and the Future              a regular instructor for LAPA’s CLA Review Course. She earned her B.A. in         appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” CNN’s “Showbiz Today,” Fox-11 News,         the issues surrounding international formations, mergers and acquisitions.
Melvin E. Irvin, CP, is a Social Security disability appeals representative who     1971 from the University of Washington and her ABA-Approved Paralegal             and was featured in the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Kahn received his B. A.            This session will also explore the due diligence available such as Apostilles,
practices before the Social Security Administration. He has represented             Certificate in 1995 from University of West Los Angeles, School of                from U.C.L.A. in 1962 and his law degree from the U.C. Berkeley in 1965.          legalizations, status certificates, company reports, international litigation
claimants applying for Social Security disability benefits since 1996. He           Paralegal Studies. She continued her estate planning education at Emory                                                                                             support, and intellectual property. Please join Mr. Durham for this informative
also works as a contract paralegal for the Law Office of Carl T. Windell in         University and University of Wisconsin, Madison law schools.                      A F T E R N O O N L E G A L E D U C AT I O N S E M I N A R S                      course that will help when you’re ready to “Go Global!” David Durham is a
the field of trusts and estates. Mr. Irvin is a graduate of the Santa Clara
                                                                                    LITIGATION – Thomas E. Stevens & Bowe Kurowski                                                                                                                      Partner of Worldwide Corporate Advisors LLP (WCA). He has had a varied
University Law School Institute for Paralegal Studies. He also is a proud                                                                                             LEGAL WRITING – Michael L. Zweibel, Esq.
                                                                                    eDiscovery: The Next Generation - Intelligent Filtering, Conceptual                                                                                                 career from being a Colonel in the Army, Royal Engineers, a Director in a
U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran. An award-winning public speaker, he is currently                                                                                         Writing Effectively: A Guide for the Perplexed Legal Professional
                                                                                    Searching, and Technology Assisted Human Review                                                                                                                     Local Authority and the Manager of a major hospital in London. He was
president of the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations (CAPA).                                                                                                The ability to write well is essential to a successful professional career.
                                                                                    One of the problems eDiscovery has brought about is the vast mountains                                                                                              appointed as the Registrar of Companies at the Companies House Registry
                                                                                                                                                                      Judges and attorneys, colleagues and clients may evaluate your competence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in the UK. During his six year tenure he helped introduce online document
M O R N I N G L E G A L E D U C AT I O N S E M I N A R S                            of data left for legal teams to review to find what they are looking for, which   by your writing. This presentation will examine four qualities of effective
                                                                                    grows increasingly impossible with the tools of even two years ago. Using                                                                                           filing and retrieval. His academic qualifications include receiving his B.A. and
                                                                                                                                                                      legal writing- concise, precision, clarity and coherence –and will suggest
EMPLOYMENT LAW – Jeffrey Mayes, Esq.                                                the wrong tool and making mistakes in these key areas can potentially tack                                                                                          Diplomate of Civil Engineering and is a Chartered Company Secretary. In the
                                                                                                                                                                      practical means to attain them. By the end of the workshop, you should be
2008 Employment Law Update                                                          on hundreds of thousands of dollars to discovery costs. This seminar will                                                                                           last few years Mr. Durham has been a consultant on International corporate
                                                                                                                                                                      able to examine any writing in a new light and apply what you have learned
This seminar will cover an overview of recent changes in California and federal     cover the new generation of tools which can be used at the time of                                                                                                  matters for several large UK firms, before helping to establish WCA.
                                                                                                                                                                      to draft legal prose. Michael Zweibel possesses an extensive background
employment law and how these changes affect litigation and legal counseling.        processing and review, when to apply them, and how to use them to your            in law and mediation practice and university teaching - in particular, the        CLA OVERVIEW – Kathleen Rosenstock, ACP
There will also be a discussion on recent trends in class certification,            advantage. Thomas E. Stevens is a Vice President with ACT Litigation              teaching of legal writing and research in both law and paralegal schools.         Professional Certification for Paralegals
including the ever-adjusting landscape of employers’ obligation to “provide”        Services. Since 1989, Mr. Stevens has consulted with law firms and corporate      As a California Bar member for 23 years, he has practiced in the areas of         Learn about the Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal (CLA/CP)
meal periods. Jeffrey Mayes, an associate of Silver & Freedman, represents          legal departments on the use of alternative strategies and technologies to        litigation, immigration, and criminal appellate law. In association with          program, including the exam’s structure, administration, the impact of the
and counsels employers in all aspects of employment and labor law including         reduce the cost and time of very large discovery matters. Bowe Kurowski is        LAPA, he has taught CLA review courses in legal research and communication        CLA/CP program, and the benefits of earning the CLA/CP designation. After
defending employers in wrongful termination and discrimination claims,              a Project Manager with ACT Litigation and has over 10 years of experience         skills. He earned a B.A. in Hebrew and an M.A. in Near Eastern Languages          25 years in the legal industry, Kathleen Rosenstock became a NALA
wage and hour issues, and arbitration proceedings. He also represents               with complex civil litigation having worked for firms like Kirkland & Ellis,      & Literatures from U.C.L.A. He later earned a law degree from Southwestern        Certified Paralegal in 2005 and received her Advanced Certification in
clients in administrative proceedings, including responding to charges              White & Case, and Paul Hastings. He has consulted corporate clients and           University School of Law, where he co-authored the Pacific Region                 2006. Kathleen serves on the Board of Directors of LAPA as the
brought by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) and               legal teams on navigating the eDiscovery process and streamlining reviews         winning brief in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition.                 Parliamentarian. She is also a member of the Compliance Committee and
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Mr. Mayes received                to reduce cost and time.                                                                                                                                            is the Chair of the CLA/CP Committee. Last year, Kathleen was selected by
his B.A. in Political Science from U.C.L.A. in 1999 and enrolled in U.S.C.                                                                                            PROBATE – Rod Berman, Esq.
                                                                                    CORPORATE – Josh Lawler, Esq.                                                                                                                                       NALA, along with 15 other paralegals in the country, to participate in
Law School the same year. After clerking with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in                                                                                           The Birth, Life and Death of Intellectual Property Rights: Issues Impacting
                                                                                    Blue Sky: California Private Offering Exemption Interplay With Rule 506                                                                                             NALA’s leadership program, LEAP. Kathleen has recently joined Fox
Santa Ana, California, he began working on employer-side labor and                                                                                                    Trusts and Estates Practitioner
                                                                                    This seminar will compare and contrast the regulations, requirements and                                                                                            Rothschild LLP’s Los Angeles office as a litigation paralegal.
employment issues in June 2001 as a law clerk with Swerdlow Florence                                                                                                  The seminar will cover how patent, trademark, copyright, publicity and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This seminar is not approved for MCLE credit.
Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer. He joined Silver & Freedman in February 2005.            procedures for an exempt nonpublic offering of securities under Section           trade secret rights arise, who owns them, and how they terminate and/or
                                                                                    25102(f) of California’s Corporate Securities Law to those under                  expire. Also covered will be best practices of maintaining these rights.
REAL ESTATE – Douglas R. Frank, Esq. & Allen J. Loeb, Esq.                                                                                                                                                                                              GENERAL SESSION
                                                                                    Regulation D, Rule 506 of the Securities Act of 1933 with a focus on the          Select issues such as copyright transfer issues in wills, recordation of
Real Estate Workouts                                                                interplay between the Federal and State rules. Josh Lawler, a partner with        personality rights, patent assignment issues and taxes, ownership of copyright    ETHICS – Terry B. Bates, Esq.
In the midst of the most severe liquidity crunch in history, real estate workouts   Zuber & Taillieu LLP in Los Angeles, focuses his practice on transactional        in community property states, the problems with joint ownership, and insurance    Ethical Considerations: A Review of Privilege, Conflicts and UPL
pose unique challenges for paralegals, attorneys and, especially, their             work. Mr. Lawler’s experience includes various high-stakes matters, such          concerns, will also be discussed. Rod S. Berman is the Chairperson of the         Every day, attorneys and paralegals are faced with ethical choices. Should I
clients. While the term “workout” is currently heard more frequently than           as a $110 million high yield note deal to finance the expansion of one of the     Intellectual Property Department of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP.       accept a gift from a client? Can I prepare a will for my mother? Should I
“We closed!” in today’s real estate law office, the actual mechanics of this        world’s most famous hotels, and $100 million-plus offerings for a number          With over 26 years of experience, he is considered by the Daily Journal as one    answer that client’s question about their rights in an employment contract?
process eludes many in the field. Come and learn the details of real estate         of the world’s leading investment banking firms. His expertise includes           of the top thirty intellectual property attorneys in California. He represents    Can I tell someone that a client admitted to committing a crime? Should I
workouts so that you will be prepared for that first client call. Douglas R.        finance, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, general corporate,             a wide range of clients including individuals and Fortune 500 companies,          say “No” to my supervising attorney if I feel he or she is asking me to do
Frank is a partner in Proskauer Rose LLP’s real estate department in Los            motion picture, television, video games, and music. Mr. Lawler attended           worldwide, in connection with patent, trademark, trade secret, publicity,         something unethical? This session will review the subjects of privilege,
Angeles. His practice includes a special focus on secured lending, mezzanine        Oxford University to study abroad, and received his B.S. and B.A. from            copyright, and e-commerce law, and related licensing and litigation. He           conflicts, unauthorized practice of law and how to avoid unethical behavior.
lending and structured finance activities, as well as acquisition and sales         Duke University. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the Northwestern           received his law degree cum laude from Loyola Marymount University, a             Terry B. Bates is a partner with the firm Reed Smith as a business litigation
transactions. He is a frequent speaker, panelist and member of the Steering         University School of Law.                                                         M.A. in Chemistry from Indiana University and his B.A. from U.C.L.A.              and trial attorney. He has served on the Board of Director’s of the Legal Aid
Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar’s Real Estate Section. Mr. Frank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Foundation of Los Angeles since 2003 and served as a Judge Pro Tem from
received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his law degree from              CLA OVERVIEW – Kathleen Rosenstock, ACP                                           BANKRUPTCY – Michael L. Gottfried, Esq.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1997 – 2007. He was selected as one of Southern California’s “Super
Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Allen J. Loeb works with Mr. Frank as an          Professional Certification for Paralegals                                         SONICBlue: A Cautionary Tale of Conflicts, Preference Actions, Privilege
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lawyers” in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. He has given numerous talks on
associate in Proskauer Rose’s L.A. office. He has participated in a wide variety    Learn about the Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal (CLA/CP)            Issues and E-mail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the subject of Ethics and Attorney-Client privilege including his 2005
of real estate transactions, including senior and mezzanine loan origination        program, including the exam’s structure, administration, the impact of the        This seminar will raise recent issues with respect to requirements for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        seminar “Paralegals and the Attorney-Client Privilege: Walking the Fine Line”
and modification, as well as office leasing. Mr. Loeb received his J.D. from        CLA/CP program, and the benefits of earning the CLA/CP designation. After         employment of professionals in bankruptcy cases, potential conflicts of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for the Los Angeles Paralegal Association. Mr. Bates received his B.A. from
UCLA’s School of Law after having graduated cum laude from Duke University.         25 years in the legal industry, Ms. Rosenstock became a NALA Certified            interest, and potential preference actions for payments made to professionals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the University of California, San Diego and received his law degree at
                                                                                    Paralegal in 2005 and received her Advanced Certification in 2006. Ms.            prior to the filing of the bankruptcy cases. Attendees will also come to
ESTATE PLANNING – Martha Bonner, CP                                                                                                                                                                                                                     University of California, Hasting College of the Law.
                                                                                    Rosenstock serves on the Board of Directors of LAPA as the                        know some of the dangers of e-mail correspondence and how e-mails can
Demystifying the Fiduciary Responsibilities of Trustees                             Parliamentarian. She is also a member of the Compliance Committee and             come back to bite you. Michael L. Gottfried is a partner at Landau & Berger
Your client’s mother died and your client just learned she was named as             is the Chair of the CLA/CP Committee. Last year, Ms. Rosenstock was               LLP with over 20 years of diversified experience in bankruptcy cases, workouts,
the Trustee of her mother’s trust. Now what? The role of trustee can seem           selected by NALA, along with 15 other paralegals in the country, to participate   and out-of-court restructuring matters during which he has represented
so overwhelming to a grieving son or daughter. This session will discuss the

				
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