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The Paralegal Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco presents
2019 Paralegal Conference: TRIAL BOOTCAMP

July 13, 2019: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
MCLE Credits - 6 H, Networking reception to follow.
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8:00 - 8:55 a.m.
Registration and Networking
Continental Breakfast will be provided.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Litigation Case Management, Organization and Communication
• Organizing case files
• Calendaring and docketing
• Creating a trial timeline and tracking system
• Coordinating communications between parties
• Document management, retrieval, review, and production

Speakers - Paralegal Section Executive Committee members:
Karin Buckley, Winter & Ross; Erin Keller, Nachlis & Fink; Amy Jo McGuigan, Swanson & McNamara, LLP; and Javier Morelos, Hersh FamilyLaw Practice, P.C.

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Pretrial Discovery Requests, Responses, and Document Preparation
• Request for production of documents, form interrogatories, special interrogatories, requests for admission
• Review of important codes of Civil Procedure in preparation for and use at trial

Speakers: Sarah Van Voorhis, Esq., Van Voorhis & Sosna; and Karin Buckley, Winter & Ross

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Basic Training for Preparation and Service of Subpoenas
• Authorizations vs. Subpoenas: Determining which is needed to get records
• Process Service: Rules, regulations and requirements

Speakers: Charlynn Oborn, Jaime Mesich, and Kimberly Largent of Lexitas Legal

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
50-days to Opening Statements
This presentation offers a trial preparation roadmap for use in the crucial 50 days leading up to trial. Understanding the cycle of deadlines will help you work with your attorneys and staff in a more efficient way and help streamline your work even when your law firm is at its most stressed. Topics include depositions, trial binder preparation, exhibits, and more. Participants will consider two or three hypothetical scenarios and discuss strategies for dealing with issues and challenges. Finally, you will be encouraged to share your experiences.
Note: This workshop includes two 15-minute breaks.

Speakers: David A. Wolf, Esq., Law Offices of David A. Wolf; Scott Herndon, Esq., The Law Office of Scott R. Herndon; Frances Skaggs, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass, LLP; and Amy Jo McGuigan, Swanson & McNamara LLP

5:00 p.m. Cocktail and Networking Reception

Thank you to our sponsors Barkley Court Reporters, California Court Reporters Association, DataSafe, Deposition Reporters Association of California, Inc, FirstLegal, Golden Gate University, LawPay, Our Family Wizard, and Pacific Office Automation

For sponsorship inquiries, email


BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111


MCLE Registration: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Conference: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.


BASF Student MemberComplimentary
Section Member$45.00
BASF Member$90.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: G193505

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