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Are you a young lawyer (0-5 years experience)?  If so, the YOUNG LAWYERS CAREER EXPO is for you.

Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.

2014 Career Expo

PART IV:  EXPLORING OPTIONS IN PUBLIC INTEREST LAW 

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm. in Moot Court

Lunch will be provided

A Networking Reception will follow at 1:30 in Roy Bell

 

Public Interest Attorney Panel:

ALLIE ABBEY, Esq. Staff Attorney, Dependency Legal Group of San Diego

MITRA EBADOLAHI, Esq. Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union

ELIZABETH M. KNOWLES, Esq. Director, ABA Immigration Justice Project

BECKY LEVINE, Esq. Supervising Attorney, Community Law Project – City Heights

ART NEILL, Esq. Founder/Executive Director, New Media Rights

 

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PART III: EXPLORING OPTIONS IN CRIMINAL LAW

Thursday, October 2, 2014
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. (Moot Court Room – Lunch Provided*)

 (*Lunch Reception with the panelists will follow the program in the Roy Bell Reading Room)

Sponsored by Career and Professional Development Office

 

Criminal Law Attorney Panel: 

DAVID FINN, Esq.  Asst. US Attorney, US Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division

MATTHEW BINNINGER, Esq.  Trial Attorney, Federal Defenders, Inc.

JIMMY RODRIGUEZ, Esq. Deputy Public Defender,  SD Public Defender’s Office

CALLY A. BRIGHT, Esq.  Deputy District Attorney, SD District Attorney’s Office

DANNA NICHOLAS, Esq.   Deputy City Attorney,  Office of the City Attorney

LAW STUDENT WELCOME RECEPTION AND SECTION, COMMITTEE & LAW RELATED ORGANIZATION FAIR

Attention all law students: The voice for San Diego’s diverse legal community is calling you to be a part of the action!

Whether you are in your first, second or third year of law school, you will not want to miss this valuable networking opportunity. Connect with local attorneys from a variety of practice areas, SDCBA Section, Committee & Division chairs as well as local Judges and leaders from many specialty bar associations. Join your fellow students for this unique and educational opportunity to expand both your professional horizons and your community involvement.

There is no charge to attend this event.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

SDCBA BAR CENTER

401 West A Street
Check-in – Suite 120

RSVP: www.sdcba.org/lswelcome2014

 

 

PART II: EXPLORING OPTIONS IN ALTERNATIVE LEGAL PRACTICES

Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. (Moot Court Room – Lunch Provided*)

 (*Lunch Reception with the panelists will follow the program in the Roy Bell Reading Room)

Sponsored by Career and Professional Development

 ERIN ADKINS, Esq. (CWSL ‘10)
Assistant Athletic Director of Compliance – USD Athletics

Ms. Adkins is the Assistant Athletic Director of Compliance for the University of San Diego Toreros. During her years of law school at California Western School of Law, Ms. Adkins placed a high interest in Sports Law. In her role with the Toreros, she ensures that all student-athletes, coaches and administrators follow all Division 1 NCAA rules and legislation.  During law school, Ms. Adkins was a legal assistant for the L.A. Angels of Anaheim and worked with the firms Foley & Lardner and Shoecraft & Burton. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Arizona and her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law.

KRISTEN KNEPPER, Esq.
Academic Account Manager – Thomson Reuters

Ms. Knepper serves as an Academic Account Manager with Thomson Reuters where she manages multiple law school accounts and develops brand awareness and usage among developing attorneys through brand based legal research training seminars and workshops. She began her legal career as an Associate with Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP before assuming the role of Legislative Counsel for US Senator Debbie Stabenow before transiting into her current role. She is admitted to practice law in both Florida and Washington, DC. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Communication and her Juris Doctor from American University.

TIFFANY M. O’NEIL, Esq.
Dir. Knowledge Management & Records –
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Ms. O’Neil oversees the firm’s research department, which includes conducting investigative, business and legal research on matters related to firm business.  She trains attorneys and staff on efficient research strategies and conducts general department functions such as contract negotiation, budgeting and supervising.  Ms. O’Neil also oversees the Records department establishing and implementing valuable workflow solutions.  Prior to joining Procopio, Ms. O’Neil managed the Research Services department in the San Diego and Phoenix offices of DLA Piper.  She earned her B.A. degree in Political Science from California State University, Chico; her M.L.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles; and her J.D. from Concord Law School. 

RICH GEISLER, Esq.
Vice President – J. Whalen Associates, Inc.
Principal – Indie Law Group, Inc.

Mr. Geisler is a lawyer, teacher and real estate broker in San Diego with more than a decade of experience in dealing with land sales, contracts, development permitting and entitlements and local municipal decision making. He has worked in both the public sector working for then Council President Scott Peters and private sector as Vice President of J.Whalen Associates, Inc. Rich has vast non profit experience as a founder, board member, volunteer, advocate and business lawyer for many organizations including the International Children’s Cancer Foundation and as the Board President for the Recreational Music Center. recently founding The Indie Law Group, a business law firm that specializes in non-profit corporations. Rich also teaches business law and management and policy courses at the University of Phoenix.He earned his B.S. at Northern Arizona University and J.D. at the University of San Diego.

BRYCE BESSER, Esq. (CWSL ’04)
Litigated Claims Sr. Analyst , UC San Diego

Mr. Bresser conducts training programs for campus leadership, managers, and supervisors on prevention of employment lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, and other litigated claims; and provides legal research and oversight of evidence collection activities for all litigated claims managed by the UCSD Risk Management Program. He collaborates with campus and external counsel, and affected UCSD department managers to develop effective defense strategies for pending lawsuits and represents the campus in matters within the jurisdiction of Small Claims Court. Prior to joining UC San Diego, Bryce’s practice focused on general civil litigation and labor and employment law.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                               

PART I: EXPLORING OPTIONS IN CIVIL LAW

 Thursday, September 11, 2014
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. (Moot Court Room – Lunch Provided*)

(*Lunch Reception with the panelists will follow the program in the Roy Bell Reading Room)

Sponsored by Career and Professional Development Office

Panelists:

ALREEN HAEGGQUIST, Esq. (CWSL ‘02/Partner, Zeldes, Haeggquist & Eck, LLP)

Ms. Haeggquist is the co-founder and managing partner of Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, where she  represents employees who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs, have suffered violations of employment contracts or otherwise experienced discrimination or harassment in the workplace. She also has extensive experience litigating complex consumer class actions on behalf of consumers on a variety of matters. She currently serves on the Board of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, California Employment Lawyers Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCSD and her Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from California Western School of Law.

KATHERINE MAYER MANGAN, Esq. (Partner, Hahn Loeser, LLP)

Ms. Mayer Mangan is a partner and co-chair of Hahn Loeser’s Appellate Group where she focuses her practice on complex litigation and has special expertise in appellate work. Kate began her legal career by serving as a law clerk to the Honorable  M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to joining the firm, Kate had her own boutique firm that specialized in appellate work, prior to which she served as a litigator at Latham & Watkins and at the U.S. Department of Justice. Kate runs donocle.com, a blog that is dedicated to improving the professional lives of lawyers and the community we serve.  She founded of the Appellate Litigation Clinic at USD Law and has twice received the Wiley W. Manual Certificate for
Pro Bono Legal Services for her pro bono work. In 2000, she earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Pomona College, and in 2004, a J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.

PARISIMA ROSHANZAMIR, Esq. (CWSL ‘12/ Trial Attorney, The Gomez Law Firm)

Ms. Roshanzamir devotes her practice to representing victims of catastrophic injuries in a wide variety of cases, including wrongful death, auto, bicycle, and truck accidents, personal injury, slip and falls, wrongful termination and sexual harassment.  In June 2014, Ms. Roshanzamir was named as one of the 200 most outstanding lawyers in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal.  She graduated summa cum laude from San Diego State University earning a B.A. in Economics and her J.D., cum laude, from California Western School of Law where she received the Distinguished Advocate award.

ROSHNI V. PATEL, Esq. (Director of Legal Affairs, Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.)

Ms. Patel manages legal affairs for Ajinomoto Althea, a local biotech company. Passionate about healthcare and wellness, education, and moving organizations forward toward success in their mission and vision for the future, Roshni has experience in employment law, civil litigation, bankruptcy, construction defect, real estate law, class actions, trial work, and health science research. She has and continues to manage and mentor international support staff, involving regular interaction with clientele and initiating strategic problem solving skills to mitigate corporate risk. In 2000, Ms. Patel earned a B.A. in political science from UCLA and subsequently a joint J.D./M.B.A. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2004.

NEGEEN MIRREGHABIE, Esq. (Associate, Robbins Arroyo)

Ms. Mirreghabie is litigation attorney with Robbins Arroyo, LLP where she works to protect shareholders’ rights. While Ms. Mirreghabie has held a number of positions that include Adjunct Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, she currently works as part of Robbins Arroyo’s litigation team and serves as Immediate Past President of the New Lawyer Division of the San Diego County Bar Association.  She earned her B.A. in political science summa cum laude (in 2.5 years) from UCSD and her J.D., with honors, from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2008.

ACC 3RD ANNUAL IN-HOUSE COUNSEL DAY

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
4:45 pm – 8:00 pm
University of San Diego School of Law
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA

PROGRAM

Warren Hall 131

4:45-6:30 p.m. Panel Presentation: “Pathways to a Career In-House” with Shaka Johnson (Sony Electronics, Inc.), Lori Loiselle (Accenture), Ryan Bates (NRG Energy), and Janine Sarti (Palomar Health), including opening remarks from Dean Stephen Ferruolo, ACC President, Michael Wagner, and ACC Vice President of Programs, Randy Berholtz

Warren Hall Lobby

6:30-8:00 p.m. Networking Reception/In-House Counsel Career Fair

STUDENTS, ALUMNI, AND SAN DIEGO ATTORNEYS ARE INVITED TO JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO SCHOOL OF LAW TO LEARN ABOUT LOCAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS & IN-HOUSE LEGAL CAREERS IN SAN DIEGO CO-SPONSORED BY:

THE ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE COUNSEL,
CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW AND
THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW

2L/3L JOB SEARCH ORIENTATION:  What You Need to Know About Today’s Economy

Thursday, September 4, 2014
12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

All 2Ls and 3Ls Should Attend

Please join us as we welcome our special guests:

Jeff Isaacs (CWSL, 1969), Partner with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP and
Ashley Stecher (CWSL, 2014), Associate with Procopio, to discuss:

  • The importance of professional networking to potential employers and how to get positive exposure;
  • Understanding the essential requirements for stepping up your job search to be the successful candidate;
  • Ashley’s experiences looking for and securing a job in a tough market.

Lunch will be provided.  See you there!

This Non-CLE Meeting is presented by the New Lawyer Division of the SDCBA.

Topic: Financial Planning for New Lawyers
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12th at 12PM
Location: SDCBA, 401 West A St., Ste. 1100 (11th Floor conference room), San Diego, CA 92101

Featuring: Zachary MacDougall – Financial Representative from North Star Resource Group

This informal educational presentation will provide guidance and strategies to help young lawyers build a solid financial foundation.

Specific discussion areas will include:

  • Debt management/student loan strategies
  • Developing a financial foundation
  • Investment strategies and tax minimization
  • 401(k) and Roth IRA planning

This meeting is for NLD Members only. Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Please register to help SDCBA plan.

 

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