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  • 10/20/2012 11:01 AM | info (Administrator)
    Thank you for your membership with the San Francisco Paralegal Association.  I would also like to thank all of you who attended the 2012 Annual Meeting.  We had over 50 members attend, and the evaluations were overwhelmingly positive.

    As President, I would like to extend my congratulations to the newly elected 2013 Board and Officers:

    Kristin Schieber

    Trinh Doan

    Latosha Wakefield

    Board of Directors
    Carolyn Archibald
    Lisa Craft
    Ian Elkus
    Susan Jaffe
    Atia Schreiber
    John Stewart

    I encourage each and every one of you to please attend our next Board meeting on November 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM at the Association's headquarters on 1 Sansome Street, Suite 3500, San Francisco, CA 94104.  We will wait to induct the new leadership at the December Board meeting, but would like to begin discussing the transition to make it as smooth as possible.

    Our next event will be the Winter Social to be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Ozumo, 2251 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612.  We encourage all members to attend to network and enjoy free food and drinks.  Hope to see you all there!


    Brian Metzker
    President, San Francisco Paralegal Association
  • 09/05/2012 9:27 PM | info (Administrator)
    Every year, the San Francisco Paralegal Association awards a $1,000 scholarship to a student member of the Association who writes an essay about an issue important to the paralegal profession in California.  This year's prompt is as follows:

    The paralegal profession in the state of California is governed by California Business and Professions Code sections 6450 et al.  California Business and Professions Code section 6450(d) states the following:


    Every two years, commencing January 1, 2007, any person that is working as a paralegal shall be required to certify completion of four hours of mandatory continuing legal education in legal ethics and four hours of mandatory continuing legal education in general law or in an area of specialized law.  All continuing legal education courses shall meet the requirements of Section 6070.  Certification of these continuing education requirements shall be made with the paralegal’s supervising attorney.  The paralegal shall be responsible for keeping a record of the paralegal’s certifications.


    Please identify the current compliance period, and discuss the benefits and consequences of how this compliance period is statutorily defined.  Please compare this compliance period with the compliance period for attorneys.  (See Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 6070.)

    To be eligible to receive the $1,000 scholarship, a student member must write a 500-word, double-spaced, 12-pt. font size essay and submit it to the Professional Development Committee Chair at no later than Monday, October 1, 2012.  The winner of the scholarship will receive the award at the Association's Annual Meeting, to be held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) at 654 Mission Street in San Francisco, CA.  If you have any questions about the scholarship, please send your questions to  We look forward to receiving your essays!

  • 09/02/2012 10:10 PM | info (Administrator)
    The San Francisco-based Asian Law Caucus will be offering the Bay Area community three (3) law clinics next week, starting with a mandatory training on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Mission Neighborhood.  The clinics will be held on:

    Thursday, September 6, 2012, 5:30-8:30 PM at the Asian Law Caucus
    Friday, September 7, 2012, 4:00-8:00 PM at Mission High School in San Francisco, CA
    Saturday, September 8, 2012, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at Mission High School in San Francisco, CA

    For more information on how to participate in the training and clinics, please contact Layma Ahmadzi at
  • 07/02/2012 12:04 PM | info (Administrator)
    New jobs have been added to the Members' Only Career Center, and more jobs are in the pipeline.  For those interested in joining in the Association, this is one of many benefits of becoming a member of the San Francisco Paralegal Association.  If you would like to become a member, please visit our Join page.
  • 06/18/2012 9:47 AM | info (Administrator)
    Thanks to the San Francisco Paralegal Association's leadership, the Paralegal Day coordinators and volunteers, and the members and non-members in attendance, the Association held a very successful Paralegal Day! A total of five (5) hours of MCLE—two (2) hours of ethics MCLE and three (3) hours of general MCLE—were offered, along with a continental breakfast and a catered lunch.
    We would especially like to thank our speakers who took the time on a beautiful Saturday in San Francisco to speak with our attendees on a variety of legal topics. All of your presentations were well-received, and we do hope you will join us again at future Paralegal Days and other Association events.

    The Association looks forward to another successful event, the Annual Meeting, on Thursday, October 18, 2012 where the other two (2) hours of ethics MCLE and one (1) hour of general MCLE will be offered to attendees to complete their MCLE requirement for the 2011-2012 compliance period. Please continue to check back for more information on that event and, until then, have a great summer!
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