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CALA 12th Annual Educational Seminar

Charleston Association of Legal Assistants

Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

CALA 12th Annual Educational Seminar

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CALA Non-Member FULL DAY
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Oct 18, 2017 $60.00 $0.00
CALA Member FULL DAY
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Oct 18, 2017 $50.00 $0.00
Student Member FULL DAY
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Oct 18, 2017 $25.00 $0.00
1st HALF Day (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Registration (Includes 10 a.m-12 p.m Scheduled CLEs inclusive of 1 hr. Ethics & Continental Breakfast provided by CALA & LUNCH-Catered by Zoes Kitchen) Oct 20, 2017 $35.00 $0.00
2nd HALF Day (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Registration (Includes CLEs scheduled from 2 p.m. through 4 p.m. & Reception-Hors d'Oeuvres catered by Zoe's Kitchen, Wine & Beer Complimentary of CALA) Oct 20, 2017 $40.00 $0.00

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This year’s October 20th, 2017 Annual CALA Educational Seminar, thanks to our headline sponsor Magna Legal Services, will be located at Magna’s Charleston Headquarters at 960 Morrison Drive, Suite 200, Charleston, SC 29403.

We have a fantastic lineup of speakers, a more flexible schedule for our members, onsite vendors, corporate sponsors, fantastic food as well as a reception to follow!

Susan G. Komen’s Lowcountry Race for the Cure falls on October 21st, 2017 and our corporate sponsor, A.W.R. has graciously agreed to team up with CALA in our efforts for the cause.

                               

Race for the Cure contributors, late race packet pickup and vendors in support of the cause will be on site along with our CALA corporate sponsors in a designated vendor area.

*Think- AMAZING CLEs, great people and networking, good causes and access to services, advice and plenty of swag and door prizes from our amazing CALA sponsors as well as vendors supporting Race for the Cure this year! Plus a fun party after!* (Hors d’ oeuvres, wine & beer complimentary at reception with full and/or half day registration packages)

Our current lineup of speakers is as follows:

  • Keynote: Meliah Bowers Jefferson, Esq. (1 Hour CLE *type TBD*) (Chairperson of the S.C. Bar Paralegal Board) Has graciously agreed to come down to Charleston to speak on the latest developments regarding the voluntary S.C. Certified Paralegal Program.
  • Lindsay Mazell (1 Hour CLE Non-Substantive), a CALA Corporate Sponsor and Executive Account Manager at AppleOne, will be speaking and providing valuable material regarding how paralegal labor markets differ among states with established state-level certification programs, bar affiliated and non bar affiliated and states which do not have comparable programs in place. She is a great resource to those in our field looking to advance in their current position or currently job searching.
  • Chris Quick (1 Hour CLE Substantive), retired FBI Agent and founder of Quick Group, LLC, will speak on, “Investigative and Legal Perspectives from a Former FBI Agent and Private Investigator.
  • Ryan Butler, Esq. (1 Hour CLE Substantive), Partner at Butler & College Law Firm, will speak regarding the challenges of Probate Law applicable to the field of Real Estate Law.
  • Dana Fields, Esq. (1 Hour CLE Substantive),  Fields Law Office, LLC, will speak on Immigration Law: ”Immigration Changes Under our new President and Common Pitfalls of Clients”.
  • Katie McElveen, Esq. (1 Hour CLE Ethics and/or Substantive), (*ETHICS*) of Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC, was a former paralegal and now successful attorney which allows her a unique and beneficial perspective. Her topic will focus on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
  • David Aylor, Esq. (1 Hour CLE Substantive), David Aylor Law Offices, will speak on a topic TBD in relation to the field of Criminal Law.
  • William Slater, of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) (1 Hour CLE Substantive), will speak on Procedural Law.
  • Ross Suter on behalf of MAGNA Legal Services (1 Hour Substantive), CALA’s headline Corporate Sponsor for the 2017 Annual Educational Seminar, will speak regarding “How Social Media Can Help Win Your Case.”

We have been working very hard to ensure the success of this year’s Seminar. Please feel free to send any questions, suggestions, etc. to leanne@roblaw.net (subject line: “CALA” or “Seminar”, etc.). We are very much looking forward to your attendance this year and will continue to send additional information and updates as they become available.

October 20, 2017 12th Annual CALA Education

Seminar Detailed Schedule

9:00-9:30

Registration/Check-in Refreshments & Continental Breakfast Provided

9:30-10:00

President's Welcome / MAGNA Announcement

 

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Name: Meliah Bowers Jefferson 

 

Keynote Speaker

 

Chairperson of Board for SC Bar Paralegal Certification Program 

 

Topic: (Chairperson of the S.C. Bar Paralegal Board) Has graciously agreed to come down to Charleston to speak on the latest developments regarding the voluntary S.C. Certified Paralegal Program.

Link to Bio: 

https://www.wyche.com/what/attorneys/lawyer/meliah-bowers-jefferson/ 

 

11:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m.  *Registrants may attend Option A OR B*

2A

Name: Lindsay Mazell/AppleOne Employment Services,   Inc.  (OPTION A)

 

Topic: State Certification + Bar Affiliation =  (? $ ? $ ) for the Paralegal Career Field

 

Branch Manager/AppleOne Employment Services

 Bio: 

In her 9+years of   services, Lindsay has dedicated her efforts to making matches between job   seekers in the Charleston community and local business leaders. AppleOne   Employment Services is the largest privately-owned staffing organization in   the county, established over 50 years ago out of their original California   office. Over the last 5 decades, AppleOne has grown to over 300 offices, now   at an international capacity. Their core focus is in Office Professional   positions. They strive to work with candidates to make the right career fit   for them and to make a match for what their clients are seeking in a new   employee.

2B

Name: MAGNA: Ross Suter    (OPTION B)

 

Topic: "How Social Media Can Help Win Your Case"

 

www.magnals.com

 Bio: 

https://magnals.com/ross-suter-esq/

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  *Registrants may attend Option A OR B*

3A

Name: Chris Quick, Quick Group, LLC    (OPTION A)

 

Topic: Investigative and Legal Perspectives from a   Former FBI Agent and Private Investigator

 

Quick Group, LLC

 Bio: 

 https://www.quickgroupllc.com/about-the-quick-group/chris-quick/

3B

Name: Katie McElveen   (Ethics)    (OPTION B)

 

Topic: Unauthorized Practice of Law

 

Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC

 Bio: 

Katie McElveen has a unique and beneficial perspective as a former paralegal and now successful attorney at Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC                 

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch- Catered by Zoe’s Kitchen

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  *Registrants may attend Option A OR B*

4A

Name: Captain William Slater, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.   (OPTION A)

 

Topic: Procedural Law

 


 Bio: 

 Captain William Slater is a Trial Counsel (Prosecutor) and Operational Law
Attorney with the United States Army Special Operations Aviation Command
(Airborne) in Fort Bragg, NC.  CPT Slater graduated from the College of
Charleston in 2007 with an undergraduate degree in International Business and
received his law degree from the Charleston School of Law in 2012.  CPT Slater
first enlisted in the Army in 2002, but was  selected for a commission in the
Army Judge Advocate General Corps in 2013 after earning his law degree and bar
license.  CPT Slater has previously served in the Headquarters of the 82nd
Airborne Division and the United States Army Special Operations Command before
taking his current assignment.

4B

Name: Dana Fields,   Esq.    (OPTION B)

 

Topic:  ”Immigration Changes Under our new President and Common Pitfalls of Clients”.

 


 Bio: 

 http://danafieldslaw.com/wp/about-us/dana-s-fields-esquire/

 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  *Registrants may attend Option A OR B*

5A

Name: David Aylor, Esq.   (OPTION A)

 

Topic: (“Criminal Law") TBA

 


 Bio: 

 http://davidaylor.com/meet-attorney-david-aylor/

5B

Name: Ryan Butler, Esq. (OPTION B)

 

Topic: Real Estate/Probate 

 

Butler & College Law Firm

 Bio: 

Ryan Butler is a found partner at Butler & College Law Firm and his CLE will focus on the challenges of Probate Law appliable to the field of Real Estate Law.

 

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception (Hors d’Oeuvres and Wine/Beer Complimentary Inclusive with ticket purchase)

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Magna Legal Services
960 Morrison Drive
Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29403

Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)


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Charleston Association of Legal Assistants

 Founded in 1982, CALA has been dedicated to the promotion of legal excellence in the paralegal profession throughout Charleston and surrounding areas for over thirty years. 

    In 1996, CALA became an Affiliated Association of The National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., which gives members the opportunity to take an active part in the nationwide development and direction of the paralegal profession. 

     On November 12, 2015, The Supreme Court of South Carolina adopted Rule 429, which recognizes and issues certification to paralegals at the state level should the applicant be designated as a Certified Legal Assistant  (CLA)/Certified Paralegal (CP) or PACE-Registered Paralegal (RP) at the time of application. South Carolina Certification is voluntary and several other states have long ago established similar regulations.

The demand for experienced and qualified paralegals/legal assistants is on the rise.

Getting certified nationally with the perks of recognition via South Carolina state certification is invaluable!

Frankly, we are the trail blazers. In the future, Lowcountry Law Firms will better understand, appreciate and offer more compensation to those who go the extra mile.


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