San Diego Legal Seminars

San Diego Legal Seminars

Global IP US Exchange

December 6, 2016 – December 7, 2016

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
1775 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, California 92109, United States
San Diego, California 92109


The Global IP US Exchange will bring together 80 senior IP decision makers who are all looking to discover new ideas and make new connections. This popular invitation only meeting is open to directors of IP, heads of patent, trademark, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting plus a selected group of innovative solution providers.
• Discover what strategies and solutions other companies are adopting
• Develop new business partnerships through interactive networking opportunities
• Participate in intimate working groups with senior peers to develop new strategies

Attendees tailor their agenda by selecting case studies, lively panel debates, peer sharing discussions, interactive BrainWeave sessions and one-on-one business meetings. The Global IP Exchange has become the ‘must-attend’ event in the IP calendar. Don’t just take our word for it – hear from the past delegates and past solution providers.

Expert speakers this year will include:
• Director and Associate General Counsel, Tesla Motors
• Associate General Counsel, IBM
• Senior Patent Counsel, Google
• Group Executive and Associate General Counsel, MasterCard

Alongside cutting edge and interactive agenda sessions, attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to meet with innovative, future thinking customer experience solution providers.

“Very impressed by the presentations and the arrangements to ensure quality for meetings for high level IP professionals.” Höganäs AB, Patent Manager

For more information or to register:
Tel: +44 207 368 9484

Los Angeles Legal Seminars



November 18, 2016

USC 42nd Trust & Estate Conference

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel Los Angeles





Social Media and Ethics

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

National University 5245 Pacific Concourse Drive

Los Angeles, California 90045

6:30-7:30 pm:  Check-in and Dinner

7:30 to 8:30 pm:  Presentation


  • 22 Feb 2017
  • 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
  • National University, 5245 Pacific Concourse Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045

LAPA’s Probate & Estate Planning Section Presents:

What Happens to an Estate & Solo Law Practice When an Attorney becomes Incapacitated or Dies?

Presented by Attorney Mina N. Sirkin

Have you ever wondered what happens to an estate, and a solo law practice when an attorney becomes incapacitated or dies?  We have the answers.  In this seminar, we will talk about the following: 

A.  Differences among Trustees, Conservators, Personal Representatives, and Practice Administrators; B. Court Appointments of Practice Administrators to take over a practice; C. What documents are necessary to nominate a Practice Administrator? Probate Code and Business & Professions Codes relating to appointments of Practice Administrators; D. Who takes over client files, and attorney-client trust accounts at incapacity or death of an attorney; and E. What should paralegals know, and who should they alert when an attorney is incapacitated?

Mina Sirkin is a Certified Specialist Attorney in California.  Los Angeles Probate Lawyer.

  • 6:30-7:30 pm:  Check-in, Networking, and Dinner
  • 7:30 to 8:30 pm:  Presentation 

LAPA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar is approved for 1.0 hour of credit.

no refunds or cancellations

For more registration information, please call: 1-866-626-LAPA or contact LAPA President Bobby Rimas at (213) 952-9914.

To register by mail, please make checks payable to “LAPA” and mail to: Los Angeles Paralegal Association, Post Office Box 71708, Los Angeles, California 90071

San Francisco Legal Seminars

San Francisco Legal Seminars

18th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

November 10, 2016 – November 12, 2016


Why You Should Attend

Improving the skill of identifying, appreciating and weighing your client’s leverage in negotiating the commercial real estate fundamentals (rents, vacancy rates and development activity) will be the focus of the 2016 Commercial Real Estate Institute in this improving market. Practitioners with this understanding will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice where your advice adds value. This program helps practicing attorneys enhance those abilities while performing the traditional transactional skills, and while developing workout and enforcement skills, so that they can help their clients take advantage of their leverage and regain any lost footing more quickly.

What You Will Learn

  • Maximizing your client’s leverage in negotiating purchases and sales, and closing complex commercial transactions, in the current environment
  • Identifying whether your lender is overly cautious and finding the right lending balance
  • Achieving the best title coverage available for the dollar in a consolidating industry
  • Identifying how to avoid real estate litigation in a nutshell, and knowing what to do when it is inevitable, from foreclosures to evictions
  • Land use and environmental issues affecting real estate deals
  • Data center leasing issues
  • Taking advantage of the upside of greening leases and avoiding the downside and much more practical advice from experienced attorneys in the nation’s  leading law firms!

Who Should Attend

Real estate attorneys; real estate and hotel investment bankers, lenders and brokers; real estate and hotel general counsel and senior business executives; hotel asset managers and acquisition managers, and investment advisers; and other real estate or hotel advisers and consultants.


Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2016

November 14, 2016 – November 15, 2016

CLE – Live Seminar
San Francisco

IMPORTANT! If you get accredited by the VA before you attend this training, the first three hours will satisfy the VA’s CLE requirement.   

  1. Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA. To obtain accreditation you must complete this form:
  2. Accreditation by the VA may take several weeks, so do not delay filing your application. You can speed up the process by emailing the form to
  3. Within 12 months after accreditation you are required to complete three hours of qualifying CLE. The morning session of this program satisfies that requirement, but only if you have already received your accreditation from the VA. If you have not received it, you should still watch this program, but keep in mind that you will need to complete three additional hours of CLE within 12 months after receiving your accreditation.
  4. Attorneys and other advocates who become accredited will be listed on a national VA list, and are entitled to represent veterans in their claims for benefits, on a pro bono basis, and for attorney’s fees on appeals, where they are available.

Why You Should Attend
There are over 21 million veterans in the U.S.; many of them are not aware of the benefits to which they are entitled. Medical and financial assistance are available to those who have served in the military, but many veterans most in need are not receiving VA benefits. Navigating the VA claims system and applying for discharge upgrades before the Department of Defense are difficult and complex processes. Attorneys play an essential role in removing barriers to VA benefits, such as:

  • Lack of evidence to “service-connect” their injuries or disabilities.
  • Lack of current medical or mental health evidence documenting severity of symptoms for accurate disability ratings.
  • VA eligibility determinations for those given less than fully honorable discharges for behaviors that were related to minor disciplinary infractions or symptoms of post traumatic stress or other service-related disabilities.

What You Will Learn
Nearly 45% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seek compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for service related injuries; 30% of these veterans who file for VA benefits include claims for Post-Traumatic Stress. Many of those who should receive benefits will be denied. All of them will wait months or years for the VA to issue decisions on their claims. Learn how to navigate the VA claims process and to become an effective advocate for veterans in need. This all-day program will provide an overview of VA disability law and military discharge review law. You will gain an understanding of different types of military discharges, why they are important, and how you can help veterans with less than Honorable discharges.

  • The three one-hour morning sessions provide the basics you need to represent veterans before the VA, including veteran cultural competency. The morning session fulfills the VA’s requirement for qualifying CLE within the first 12 months of your VA accreditation.
  • The 1:45 session, Special Issues in VA Benefits Representation will explore more complex legal issues that arise in VA benefits law, including the interactions between VA benefits and other public benefits, such as SSI and SSDI.
  • The 2:45 to 5:00 sessions will provide attorneys with the tools that they need to assist veterans in upgrading their discharge status and removing stigmatizing information from their discharge documents.

Who Should Attend
Attorneys seeking meaningful pro bono opportunities and any advocate who wants to help change the life of a veteran with a disability. Attorneys seeking to meet VA’s CLE requirements for new and continuing VA accreditation should also attend. Finally, attorneys who hope to expand their practice areas to include veterans’ cases where fees are available should register for one or more of the sessions.



Representing Transgender Clients: Practical Skills and Cultural Competency

November 16, 2016 – November 17, 2016


Why You Should Attend
Attendees of this program will be trained on how to represent transgender and gender nonconforming people in the many legal disputes that frequently impact this community. Experienced attorneys will give attendees the practical skills to enable them to competently represent transgender clients in areas such as employment, health care, identity documents and detention.

What You Will Learn

  • Transgender and gender nonconforming 101 definitions and best practices
  • Employment law developments
  • Health care developments
  • Education developments
  • Detention developments
  • Identity documentsWho Should Attend
    Any law student, new graduate or attorney interested in learning best practices for serving transgender and gender nonconforming clients and the legal issues impacting transgender and gender nonconforming people.





Living Trust Seminars

Living Trust Estate Planning Workshop Woodland Hills

Living Trust Seminar Workshop 3/10/17 Woodland Hills CA

Come learn how to protect your kids, your parents and your assets by estate planning.




Mina N. Sirkin, Esq.


21500 Oxnard St. 3rd Fl.

Woodland Hills, CA 91367





Los Angeles Legal Speakers

Los Angeles Legal Speakers


Mina N. Sirkin, Esq.


21500 Oxnard St. 3rd Fl.

Woodland Hills, CA 91367