Events

October 1, 2019 – ACLSA Membership Meeting

Expert Discovery

Speaker:
Vanessa Buffington, Owner and Co-founder of Nextgen Legal LLC

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

Location:
Meyers Nave
555 12th Street, Suite 1500
Oakland, CA 94607

A native San Franciscan, Vanessa began her career in the legal field as a temp-receptionist. After quickly learning the ropes of the legal field, she became a legal secretary with an ability and a talent for mentoring other legal secretaries, paralegals and law office staff. She then decided to go back to school and obtain her paralegal degree.

Currently Vanessa owns two small businesses. Buffington Executive Office Services, where she offers her legal services on a contract basis to various firms throughout the Bay Area since 2014. Her second business is NextGen Legal, where she provides online training and webinars to legal staff. She has extensive experience in both transactional and litigation matters on the plaintiff and defense side, in both the public and private sectors. Her experience encompasses multiple areas of law such as employment, insurance defense, construction defect, education, personal injury, medical malpractice, investigations, business, disparity studies, labor relations and negotiations.

Cost:
$25 per person

PLEASE NOTE: 24-hr cancellation required to avoid being charged for meals. No-shows will be charged for their meal.

Click here for the flyer.

If you have questions, please email reservations@aclsa.org.

ACLSA, a local association of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated, an approved provider, certifies that this activity has been approved for minimum continuing legal education credit by the State Bar of California and Certified Legal Secretary credit in the amount of at least .75 hours.

November 12, 2019 – ACLSA Membership Meeting

Raising Awareness: Recognizing & Managing Implicit Bias

Speaker:
Camille Hamilton Pating, Esq., Meyers Nave

Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

Location:
Meyers Nave
555 12th Street, Suite 1500
Oakland, CA 94607

Recognizing and reducing the impacts of Implicit Bias is an integral part of an organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Implicit (or Unconscious) Bias, are attitudes or assumptions that affect our interpretations of information, actions and interactions with others, and decision-making in an unconscious manner. Bias can be based on a protected class status such as race, gender, LGBTQ+ status, religion, or ethnicity, and on non-protected status such as generational affiliation, education, values and role in the organization. Regardless, these concepts are expanding the scope of complaints and claims in the workplace, including micro-aggressions, and inequities, promotional, pay and leadership inequities. This practical training provides a toolkit for recognizing and responding to bias, examines current trends of implicit bias, including unhealthy workplace cultures, unprofessional behavior and bullying, with a focus on how social media is completely changing the entire complaint, investigation and resolution process. Camille’s presentation focuses on helping managers and co-workers understand how Implicit Bias impacts them and how to reduce these impacts in a “No Shame, No Blame” manner.

Cost:
$25 per person

PLEASE NOTE: 24-hr cancellation required to avoid being charged for meals. No-shows will be charged for their meal.

Click here for the flyer.

If you have questions, please email reservations@aclsa.org.

ACLSA, a local association of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated, an approved provider, certifies that this activity has been approved for minimum continuing legal education credit by the State Bar of California and Certified Legal Secretary credit in the amount of at least .75 hours.