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37th Annual Educational Conference

  • 09 Sep 2023
  • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Hilton Hotel - 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa CA 92626




THEME: Paralegal Powerup

Morning Keynote- 1 hour (Ethics MCLE) How Paralegals Improve the Profession: "The Economic Benefits of Paralegal Utilization"

Presented by: Ceaser Espinoza, Esq.

Ceaser serves as both the Department Chair and Director of the ABA Approved Paralegal Studies Program in the School of Law and Public Service at Dallas College (Dallas, TX). As an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA), he's served on the Approval Commission and is currently serving as a member of the Standing Committee on Paralegals.

A frequent speaker, Professor Espinoza has presented at various CLE's , conferences, and charitable events. He's also received numerous awards recognizing his dedication to the classroom and the legal field. As an active member of the bar, he still maintains a boutique law and pro bono practice, advising on various legal issues.

Lunchtime Keynote- 1.5 hours (Ethics MCLE) presented by: Paralegal Panel - Paralegal and Beyond: Outside the Law Office.

The panelist will consist of Paralegals representing legal roles outside of the law firm setting. The legal environments will include the fitness and science profession, court system and more.

Educational Conference Brochure - 09.23.pdf


10:30-11:45 AM- Morning MCLE Breakout Sessions

         Session  1: Civil Litigation with James T. Shott, Esq.

Session 2: Estate Planning with Ariana Burris, Esq.

          Session 3: Corporate Law with Ying Jiang, Esq.

         Session 4: Real Estate with Lydia Duynstee, Esq.

12:00-2:00 PM- Lunch

          Lunchtime Keynote Address (Ethics MCLE)

          Exhibitor Drawings


2:15-3:30PM- Afternoon MCLE Breakout Sessions

          Session 1: eDiscovery Overview with Jay White

          Session 2: Legal Research and Writing with Brandon Sharp

          Session 3: Criminal Law with Diane Bass, Esq.

          Session 4:  Intellectual Property with Rebecca Makitalo, Esq.



$150- OCPA Members 

$90- Student Members

$165- Non-Members

** after the early-bird discount expires on July 5th


Per OCPA Policy, please pay via Paypal, Debit or Credit Card on the website. Check or cash payments are not accepted. 

*Cancellation Policy* - If you need to cancel your registration, please e-mail Conference Chairperson at at least 48 hours prior to the event in order to receive credit for a future meeting. No refunds will be issued. 

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