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Paralegal Events in January 2019

6 Jan 2019 10:00 PM | Anonymous

By Ellen Zacarias

Happy New Year! Hope you had a happy holiday break. Here is a list of upcoming paralegal events in January.

January 12, 2019 - SDPA’s MCLE Conference on Human Trafficking

Need MCLE credits or paralegal education? This is a good way to get it. SDPA is teaming up with Free to Thrive to host a MCLE conference on human trafficking issues on January 12, 2019 from 9 AM to 12 PM at AMN Healthcare, 12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA 92130. Breakfast and coffee will be provided.

Our amazing speakers will include:

  • Jamie Quient, Esq. of Free to Thrive SD, an organization in San Diego that helps human trafficking survivors with rehabilitation and papers to enable them to thrive.
  • Carolyn Matzger, Esq., San Diego County District Attorney
  • Paul Chang of the U.S. Department of Labor

RSVP here:

Free for SDPA members, $10 for non-members – a great deal for MCLE credits.

To show support for the human trafficking survivors, please wear blue! Blue jeans are welcome at the event. 

January 8, 2019 – CAPA’s Webinar Panel Discussion on California Certified Paralegal Exam

On January 8, 2019 at 6:30 PM, CAPA will be hosting a webinar-style panel discussion on the CCP Exam. Here is the link to sign up for the FREE webinar:

Please visit for more information about CAPA or contact Ali Greenlee (your local CAPA rep) at

Wednesday, January 15, 2019 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM) - PRO BONO COMMITTEE CONFERENCE CALL 

Want to get more experience while helping others? The pro bono committee, led by Pro Bono Chair Dawn Regner, is a great way to start. Dawn will be leading the conference call on pro bono opportunities on January 15 from 6 to 8:30 PM. Please email for more details. Thanks! 

Things to Look Out for in February

Stayed tuned for another post on February events as we head deeper into January. In the meantime, please see below:

February 2, 2019 – SD Clean Slate Clinic

The clinic is closed in January but will resume on February 2, 2019 at the South Metro Community Center. The RSVP link will be up soon on their website, during which we will post and promote on our social media.

For those that do not know, SD Clean Slate Clinic provides free legal assistance with expungements, early termination of probation, and felony reductions to misdemeanor. It’s a great way to earn some legal experience while helping the community.

February 6, 2019 – San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition Begins

Volunteers are needed to serve as courtroom monitors and other roles. Sign up here:

February 9, 2019 – CAPA’s California Certified Paralegal Exam

SDPA will be hosting CAPA’s CCP exam on February 9, 2019. Please visit for more information about CAPA or contact Ali Greenlee (your local CAPA rep) at

Hope you have a happy January!

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