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February 27, 2020

PACO - General Membership Meeting

PACO's Programs Committee has been busy coordinating General Membership Meetings which are held monthly at the Columbus Bar Association, from 12 Noon- 1:00 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Time: 12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Columbus Bar Association, 175 S. Third Street, Suite 1100, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Speaker: Daniel W. Lias
Topic: Due Diligence

Click here to register for this event.

PACO is excited to have Daniel W. Lias speak to us about due diligence. The laws, rules, and policies around a law firm's due diligence can be challenging at times to experienced attorneys and paralegals. It is even more daunting for those who are just getting familiar with the due diligence/RA 9 world. This one hour CLE presentation outlines some key points for those who are relatively new to this area of corporate law. In this hour topics included are: general search rules, forms, importance of the debtor name. There is also a discussion on the GM case and its implications for firms. All topics are established touchstones in due diligence analysis.

Daniel W. Lias, is the Transactional Business Consultant in the Chicago office of CT covering the Midwest. He works primarily with area law firms in terms of their due diligence searches and filings. He shares market knowledge with the firms and assists in developing a strategy that meets the firm's specific needs. He graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Economics and later received his JD. He has several years of experience working with UCC related issues in both his private practice and when he was corporate counsel for an invoice factoring firm. While at CT he has written papers relating to the GM termination case. He also has conducted numerous seminars on due diligence issues to law firms, financial institutions, and corporations. He is a member of the South Dakota State Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

For any questions regarding PACO's General Membership meetings, please contact the Program Committee Chair, Kemmily Kwok at: programs@pacoparalegals.org. Also, if you attend and/or have attended PACO General Membership meetings remotely and need a CLE Certificate, please send your request to programs@pacoparalegals.org.


PACO - Invitation to ACEDS Ohio Chapter Networking Event

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Miller's Ale House, 1201 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202
Cost: Free
*Registration information will be coming

Ohio ACEDS chapter and would like to invite PACO members to a Networking Event for current members or those interested in learning more about ACEDS, including law and paralegal students. The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) is a member organization for professionals in the private and public sectors who work in the field of e-discovery. ACEDS is building a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices, and offers e-discovery certification.

There is no charge to attend this event. It's a great opportunity to meet experts in the field and learn more about ACEDS, network, and have some fun with other E-Discovery professionals.

Click here to download a calendar invite.


OSBA - Paralegal Certification Exam - Deadline to Register - March 31, 2020

If your goal for the new year is focused on your career, consider becoming an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Paralegal. OSBA Paralegal Certification provides a valuable credential for paralegals in Ohio through the use of objective standards, which measure training, knowledge, experience, and skills of paralegals. Becoming certified provides the opportunity to be recognized for your ethics and professionalism in practice, as well as distinct skills and experience in various fields of law.

The deadline to register for the exam is March 31, 2020. To learn more about becoming a certified specialist and what is involved, click here.


OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam - Refresher Course

The Paralegal Programs at Capital University Law School host an annual Refresher Course for individuals taking the OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam. The date for the 2020 Refresher Course is Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.). The Refresher Course will provide sessions for all core content topics covered in the certification exam. Read more, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa M. Diem at ldiem@law.capital.edu or (614) 236-6444.

To register for the 2020 Refresher Course, please complete the form at http://law.capital.edu/OPEC_Refresher_Course/.

To learn more about becoming a certified specialist and what is involved, click here.


PACO - Calling All PACO Members - Input Needed for NFPA Reporter (Summer Issue)

Angie Vohsing, PACO Treasurer, is working on writing an article about Work/life balance for the NFPA Reporter (Summer Issue) and would like your input.

Work/life balance is important for busy paralegals to deal with the stress of the job! Everyone has hobbies and interests outside the workplace that help us blow off steam or relax and decompress after a long day at the office. These activities help us to keep our sanity! Tell me what you do! Do you run marathons, paint, sculpt, sing, work crossword puzzles, volunteer in your community?

Send a brief description of your responses to AMVohsing@eastmansmith.com by February 28th. You may end up with your name in this upcoming article for the National Paralegal Reporter!


PACO - Programs Committee - Opportunity for Volunteers!

Calling all PACO members who are looking for a volunteer opportunity. The Programs Committee is seeking assistance with the planning and organizing of PACO's monthly membership meetings. This position involves seeking potential speakers and sponsors for the meetings and is a great networking opportunity while also working alongside other legal professionals on the committee! If you are interested in the Programs Committee, please contact Kemmily Kwok at programs@pacoparalegals.org.


PACO - ILTA Invitation to Attend Seminar



The Internal Legal Technology (ILTA) organization has invited PACO members to attend this seminar.

Description: The profitability of law firms is directly tied to efficiency and security. If legal teams do not use the technological tools at their disposal properly (even tools as common as Word), the entire production process slows down. Additionally, we see a new headline about hacked companies - including law firms - every week, with devastating details about security breaches. Simply put: today's clients are rightfully concerned about time-waste in billable hours, and also about data security. Because of this, they are increasingly demanding proof of their lawyer's and firm's technological competency. How can you train your firm to competency and prove your worth to clients?

Click here to register.


NFPA - New Pro Bono Opportunity

NFPA is honored to work with the American Bar Association (ABA) on a new pro bono opportunity, the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. This online program accepts case referrals from military attorneys on behalf of junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel facing civil legal issues, working to place these cases with pro bono attorneys. While these pro bono cases must be managed by licensed attorneys, paralegals are welcome to register so they can stay up-to-date concerning available pro bono cases, and potentially collaborate with the attorneys with whom they work. To register for the Military Pro Bono.

Paralegals may register through the "attorney registration" tab. In the registration form, please select "pro bono coordinator" instead of "pro bono attorney", and make a note in "additional information" to indicate that you are a paralegal volunteer.

If you have any questions, please email Christine Flynn or Kristi Easter, Pro Bono Coordinators


NFPA - 2020 Joint Conference & Region III Meeting

When: April 22-26, 2020
Where: Tampa Bay, Florida

As a member of PACO you are welcome to attend NFPA events, and Joint Conference. At Joint Conference this is a great way to be introduced to NFPA and meet the NFPA leadership. The atmosphere is more relaxed and the emphasis is on learning and taking new ideas back to your local association.

This year will be very exciting, our new Management Firm will be introduced and our Consulting Firm will be there also. There will be some discussions about how we can help make NFPA a 21st Century organization. To find out more information about this year's Joint Conference check out the NFPA website under the 'events tab' or click here.

If you are interested in going to the 2020 Joint Conference or have any questions contact Callie Kessler, PACO NFPA Primary Representative at: NFPA@pacoparalegals.org and Joyce Warren, PACO NFPA Secondary Representative at: statewide@pacoparalegals.org.


CBA Corner - Legal Connections



Every other Friday, the CBA's Legal Connections appears in the print version of Columbus Business First, highlighting the legal expertise of Columbus Bar members to the central Ohio business community. All Columbus Bar members receive Legal Connections in our e-newsletter.

Have an idea for an article or want to learn more? Contact Brianna Antinoro at brianna@cbalaw.org.




February 6, 2020

PACO General Membership Meeting:
February 18, 2020

PACO's Programs Committee has been busy coordinating General Membership Meetings which are held monthly at the Columbus Bar Association, from 12 Noon- 1:00 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Time: 12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Columbus Bar Association, 175 S. Third Street, Suite 1100, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Speakers: Pam Hutchins and Julie Carmona
Topic: Electronic Discovery Management and ACEDS

To register for this event, please click here.

PACO is excited to have Pam Hutchins and Julie Carmona speak to us about the field of electronic discovery and ACEDS (Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialist).

Pam is the Founder and President of the ACEDS Ohio Chapter. Pam is a Senior eDiscovery Project Manager at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. She has worked in the legal industry for more than 20 years and has worked in the eDiscovery area for more than 10 years. Pam has extensive knowledge of the concepts, principles, management and processing of ESI as they relate to legal matters, including the use of various ESI management and review tools and applications such as Viewpoint, LAW PreDiscovery, Summation, Logikcull, Relativity, Clearwell, Ringtail, Catalyst, Opus2, TextMap, Sanction, CaseMap, X1 Social Discovery, Pin Point Labs Harvester and Blacklight - BlackBag Technologies. She provides in-house consulting and support with respect to electronic discovery including identification, preservation, collection, processing, analysis, review and production. She earned her paralegal degree from Columbus State Community College. She received her CEDS certification from the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) in 2012 and is also a certified Viewpoint Processing, Review & Analytics Admin.

Julie is an E-Discovery Project Manager in the Vorys Columbus office. Julie has a paralegal degree and has worked in the legal industry for more than 25 years. Julie has extensive trial experience and has managed large scale document reviews and productions involving e-discovery. Julie has a great deal of experience in various ESI applications including Viewpoint and Relativity. She is also a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (ACEDS), certified in ViewPoint, LAW 5.0, Summation and Lean Six Sigma. Julie received her B.A. and her paralegal certificate from Capital University Law School's Paralegal Program.

For any questions regarding PACO's General Membership meetings, please contact the Program Committee Chair, Kemmily Kwok at: programs@pacoparalegals.org.


PACO Invites You to Celebrate FUNbruary with Your Fellow Paralegals Friends and Colleagues!

Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 4:30-6:30 p.m. and join your fellow Central Ohio paralegals for a FREE evening that is bound to be a blast! Membership to PACO is not a requirement to attend so grab a paralegal colleague or friend and connect with other paralegal professionals.

A limited amount of wine, punch and pizza will be provided. In addition to food and beverage, free duck pin bowling is available to the first 10 people who add bowling to their registration. Food, drinks and bowling made possible by Spectrum Reporting.

A huge THANKS to Spectrum Reporting for making this event possible! To learn more about Spectrum Reporting visit: https://www.spectrumreporting.com/

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Pins Mechanical Co., 141 N. 4th St.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam - Refresher Course

The Paralegal Programs at Capital University Law School host an annual Refresher Course for individuals taking the OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam. The date for the 2020 Refresher Course is Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.). The Refresher Course will provide sessions for all core content topics covered in the certification exam. Read more, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa M. Diem at ldiem@law.capital.edu or (614) 236-6444.

To register for the 2020 Refresher Course, please complete the form at http://law.capital.edu/OPEC_Refresher_Course/.


PACO - Calling All PACO Members - Input Needed for NFPA Reporter (Summer Issue)

Angie Vohsing, PACO Treasurer, is working on writing an article about Work/life balance for the NFPA Reporter (Summer Issue) and would like your input.

Work/life balance is important for busy paralegals to deal with the stress of the job! Everyone has hobbies and interests outside the workplace that help us blow off steam or relax and decompress after a long day at the office. These activities help us to keep our sanity! Tell me what you do! Do you run marathons, paint, sculpt, sing, work crossword puzzles, volunteer in your community?

Send a brief description of your responses to AMVohsing@eastmansmith.com by February 28th. You may end up with your name in this upcoming article for the National Paralegal Reporter!


PACO - Programs Committee - Opportunity for Volunteers!

Calling all PACO members who are looking for a volunteer opportunity. The Programs Committee is seeking assistance with the planning and organizing of PACO's monthly membership meetings. This position involves seeking potential speakers and sponsors for the meetings and is a great networking opportunity while also working alongside other legal professionals on the committee! If you are interested in the Programs Committee, please contact Kemmily Kwok at programs@pacoparalegals.org.


PACO Volunteer Needed - CBA Lawyers Quarterly Editorial Board

Calling all PACO members! The CBA Lawyers Quarterly Editorial Board is looking for a PACO member to join their Board. For more information, contact Garth Rowbotham at: photography@pacoparalegals.org.


NFPA - 2020 Joint Conference & Region Meeting

When: April 22-26, 2020
Where: Tampa Bay, Florida

As a member of PACO you are welcome to attend NFPA events, and Joint Conference. At Joint Conference this is a great way to be introduced to NFPA and meet the NFPA leadership. The atmosphere is more relaxed and the emphasis is on learning and taking new ideas back to your local association.

This year will be very exciting, our new Management Firm will be introduced and our Consulting Firm will be there also. There will be some discussions about how we can help make NFPA a 21st Century organization. To find out more information about this year’s Joint Conference check out the NFPA website under the 'events tab' or click here.

If you are interested in going to the 2020 Joint Conference or have any questions contact Callie Kessler, PACO NFPA Primary Representative at: NFPA@pacoparalegals.org and Joyce Warren, PACO NFPA Secondary Representative at: statewide@pacoparalegals.org.


Franklin County Law Library 2020 Brown Bag Lunch Series

Brown Bag Programs for the first half of 2020 have been scheduled, see the complete schedule below. Each program is limited to 24 attendees so if you are interested in any of these programs, call and get your name on the list now! If you have a program suggestion (especially if you want to be the presenter of said program) send an email to Angela Baldree, MLS at abaldree@franklincountyohio.gov and she will be happy to schedule it for the second half of 2020.


CBA Corner - Free Webinars for Members

As a feature of the Practice Management Center, the Columbus Bar Association is offering one-hour, live webinars on topics related to technology and the practice of law. These webinars are available to CBA members only, at no charge. Click here for details.





January 30, 2020

PACO: Workers' Compensation Roundtable

Announcing PACO's first Workers' Compensation Roundtable of 2020. During this session, Susan Grom, a paralegal at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. will lead our discussion regarding the Violation of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR). Whether you are new to the practice area or a seasoned veteran, and whether your firm represents injured workers or employers, all are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn more about this complex issue.

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Place: Offices of Eastman & Smith Ltd., 100 E Broad St #2100, Columbus, OH 43215
RSVP/Questions: Angie Vohsing, at AMVohsing@eastmansmith.com or 614-564-1444

*Bring your lunch with you! For those who are unable to come in person, we will offer conference calling as an option.


PACO General Membership Meeting:
February 18, 2020

PACO's Programs Committee has been busy coordinating General Membership Meetings which are held monthly at the Columbus Bar Association, from 12 Noon- 1:00 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Time: 12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Columbus Bar Association, 175 S. Third Street, Suite 1100, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Speakers: Pam Hutchins and Julie Carmona
Topic: Electronic Discovery Management and ACEDS

To register for this event, please click here.

PACO is excited to have Pam Hutchins and Julie Carmona speak to us about the field of electronic discovery and ACEDS (Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialist).

Pam is the Founder and President of the ACEDS Ohio Chapter. Pam is a Senior eDiscovery Project Manager at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. She has worked in the legal industry for more than 20 years and has worked in the eDiscovery area for more than 10 years. Pam has extensive knowledge of the concepts, principles, management and processing of ESI as they relate to legal matters, including the use of various ESI management and review tools and applications such as Viewpoint, LAW PreDiscovery, Summation, Logikcull, Relativity, Clearwell, Ringtail, Catalyst, Opus2, TextMap, Sanction, CaseMap, X1 Social Discovery, Pin Point Labs Harvester and Blacklight - BlackBag Technologies. She provides in-house consulting and support with respect to electronic discovery including identification, preservation, collection, processing, analysis, review and production. She earned her paralegal degree from Columbus State Community College. She received her CEDS certification from the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) in 2012 and is also a certified Viewpoint Processing, Review & Analytics Admin.

Julie is an E-Discovery Project Manager in the Vorys Columbus office. Julie has a paralegal degree and has worked in the legal industry for more than 25 years. Julie has extensive trial experience and has managed large scale document reviews and productions involving e-discovery. Julie has a great deal of experience in various ESI applications including Viewpoint and Relativity. She is also a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (ACEDS), certified in ViewPoint, LAW 5.0, Summation and Lean Six Sigma. Julie received her B.A. and her paralegal certificate from Capital University Law School's Paralegal Program.

For any questions regarding PACO's General Membership meetings, please contact the Program Committee Chair, Kemmily Kwok at: programs@pacoparalegals.org.


PACO Invites You to Celebrate FUNbruary with Your Fellow Paralegals Friends and Colleagues!

Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 4:30-6:30 p.m. and join your fellow Central Ohio paralegals for a FREE evening that is bound to be a blast! Membership to PACO is not a requirement to attend so grab a paralegal colleague or friend and connect with other paralegal professionals.

A limited amount of wine, punch and pizza will be provided. In addition to food and beverage, free duck pin bowling is available to the first 10 people who add bowling to their registration. Food, drinks and bowling made possible by Spectrum Reporting.

A huge THANKS to Spectrum Reporting for making this event possible! To learn more about Spectrum Reporting visit: https://www.spectrumreporting.com/

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Pins Mechanical Co., 141 N. 4th St.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam - Refresher Course

The Paralegal Programs at Capital University Law School host an annual Refresher Course for individuals taking the OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam. The date for the 2020 Refresher Course is Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.). The Refresher Course will provide sessions for all core content topics covered in the certification exam. Read more, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa M. Diem at ldiem@law.capital.edu or (614) 236-6444.

To register for the 2020 Refresher Course, please complete the form at http://law.capital.edu/OPEC_Refresher_Course/.


PACO - Programs Committee - Opportunity for Volunteers!

Calling all PACO members who are looking for a volunteer opportunity. The Programs Committee is seeking assistance with the planning and organizing of PACO's monthly membership meetings. This position involves seeking potential speakers and sponsors for the meetings and is a great networking opportunity while also working alongside other legal professionals on the committee! If you are interested in the Programs Committee, please contact Kemmily Kwok at programs@pacoparalegals.org.


PACO Volunteer Needed - CBA Lawyers Quarterly Editorial Board

Calling all PACO members! The CBA Lawyers Quarterly Editorial Board is looking for a PACO member to join their Board. For more information, contact Garth Rowbotham at: photography@pacoparalegals.org.


NFPA - Message from PACO's NFPA Primary and Secondary Representatives

Did you know the NFPA website has an entire section dedicated to Pro Bono?

Pro Bono is something that we hear about often on a local level thanks to our very own Teresa Scharf. For those who can't get enough of Pro Bono work on the local level, NFPA has opportunities to take it national. Check out the Pro Bono tab on the NFPA website for all the details: https://www.paralegals.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3273. For more information, click here.

If you have any questions about NFPA, those can be directed to: Callie Kessler, PACO NFPA Primary Representative at: NFPA@pacoparalegals.org and Joyce Warren, PACO NFPA Secondary Representative at: statewide@pacoparalegals.org.


NFPA - Upcoming Webinar

A Day in the Life of a Litigation Paralegal - February 4, 2020 at 12:00pm ET- Speaker: Ida Williamson - An overview of the day to day responsibilities of a litigation paralegal, including tips and references for managing discovery, research and trial preparation from a senior litigation paralegal. The webinar will provide a snapshot of the duties of a litigation paralegal as well as suggestions on how to accomplish them timely and keeping on top of your deadlines.

Cost is $25.00 for Members | $50.00 for non-members (This webinar is worth 1.0 CLE Credit)

REGISTER


Franklin County Law Library 2020 Brown Bag Lunch Series

Brown Bag Programs for the first half of 2020 have been scheduled, see the complete schedule below. Each program is limited to 24 attendees so if you are interested in any of these programs, call and get your name on the list now! If you have a program suggestion (especially if you want to be the presenter of said program) send an email to Angela Baldree, MLS at abaldree@franklincountyohio.gov and she will be happy to schedule it for the second half of 2020.


CBA Corner - Paralegal Job Opening

Dawson Legal is currently filling a paralegal position with a well-known, private corporation based in Columbus. The qualified candidate will have certification in paralegal studies, eight or more years' experience as a paralegal, ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision and working knowledge of real estate legal transactions. Click here for more information.





January 23, 2020

OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam - Refresher Course

The Paralegal Programs at Capital University Law School host an annual Refresher Course for individuals taking the OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam. The date for the 2020 Refresher Course is Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.). The Refresher Course will provide sessions for all core content topics covered in the certification exam. Read more, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa M. Diem at ldiem@law.capital.edu or (614) 236-6444.

To register for the 2020 Refresher Course, please complete the form at http://law.capital.edu/OPEC_Refresher_Course/.


PACO General Membership Meeting:
February 18, 2020

PACO's Programs Committee has been busy coordinating General Membership Meetings which are held monthly at the Columbus Bar Association, from 12 Noon- 1:00 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Time: 12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Columbus Bar Association, 175 S. Third Street, Suite 1100, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Speaker: Julie Carmona
Topic: Electronic Discovery Management and ACEDS

To register for this event, please click here.

PACO is excited to have Julie Carmona speak to us about the field of electronic discovery and ACEDS (Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialist). Julie is an E-Discovery Project Manager in the Vorys Columbus office. Julie has a paralegal degree and has worked in the legal industry for more than 25 years. Julie has extensive trial experience and has managed large scale document reviews and productions involving e-discovery. Julie has a great deal of experience in various ESI applications including Viewpoint and Relativity. She is also a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (ACEDS), certified in ViewPoint, LAW 5.0, Summation and Lean Six Sigma. Julie received her B.A. and her paralegal certificate from Capital University Law School's Paralegal Program.

For any questions regarding PACO's General Membership meetings, please contact the Program Committee Chair, Kemmily Kwok at: programs@pacoparalegals.org.


PACO: Workers' Compensation Roundtable

Announcing PACO's first Workers' Compensation Roundtable of 2020. During this session, Susan Grom, a paralegal at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. will lead our discussion regarding the Violation of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR). Whether you are new to the practice area or a seasoned veteran, and whether your firm represents injured workers or employers, all are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn more about this complex issue.

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Place: Offices of Eastman & Smith Ltd., 100 E Broad St #2100, Columbus, OH 43215
RSVP/Questions: Angie Vohsing, at AMVohsing@eastmansmith.com or 614-564-1444

*Bring your lunch with you! For those who are unable to come in person, we will offer conference calling as an option.


PACO - Programs Committee - Opportunity for Volunteers!

Calling all PACO members who are looking for a volunteer opportunity. The Programs Committee is seeking assistance with the planning and organizing of PACO's monthly membership meetings. This position involves seeking potential speakers and sponsors for the meetings and is a great networking opportunity while also working alongside other legal professionals on the committee! If you are interested in the Programs Committee, please contact Kemmily Kwok at programs@pacoparalegals.org.


PACO Volunteer Needed - CBA Lawyers Quarterly Editorial Board

Calling all PACO members! The CBA Lawyers Quarterly Editorial Board is looking for a PACO member to join their Board. For more information, contact Garth Rowbotham at: photography@pacoparalegals.org.


PACO Members - Invitation to attend ILTA Social Hour

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has invited PACO members to join them for a toast of good cheer to the new year! We'll enjoy a fun evening of hors d'oeuvres and libations as we meet, mingle and network with our peers and industry representatives.

This event is open to all area ILTA members, potential members and our fellow legal tech associations' members. We hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Miller's Ale House - 1201 Olentangy River Rd.


Columbus State Community College - NALA CPE Exam Review

Columbus State Community College is offering a NALA Certified Paralegal Exam (CPE) Review Class during Spring Semester which starts in January 2020. If there are PACO members who are interested, they can register online or in Eibling Hall, or they can contact Tom Shanahan (tshanaha@cscc.edu), Deb Hoffman (dhoffman@cscc.edu), or Cathy Ritterbusch (critterb@cscc.edu) if you need permission to enroll. The cost is the same as any other 3-hour class (and academic credit is awarded).


NFPA - Upcoming Webinars

1. Active Shooter Response for Civilians - January 27, 2020 at 12:00pm ET - Speaker: Ray Hanna- Active shooter incidents are currently very prevalent globally to include many current/past attacks in the U.S. This training will provide information to attendees to help them recognize/identify behaviors which could precede possible attacks and provide information to officials at their workplace as well as law enforcement to help stop a possible attack and if an attack happens information will be provided to help them respond appropriately as a civilian.

Cost is $5.00 for Members | $10.00 for non-members (This professional development webinar does not qualify for CLE Credit)

REGISTER


2. A Day in the Life of a Litigation Paralegal - February 4, 2020 at 12:00pm ET- Speaker: Ida Williamson - An overview of the day to day responsibilities of a litigation paralegal, including tips and references for managing discovery, research and trial preparation from a senior litigation paralegal. The webinar will provide a snapshot of the duties of a litigation paralegal as well as suggestions on how to accomplish them timely and keeping on top of your deadlines.

Cost is $25.00 for Members | $50.00 for non-members (This webinar is worth 1.0 CLE Credit)

REGISTER


Franklin County Law Library 2020 Brown Bag Lunch Series

Brown Bag Programs for the first half of 2020 have been scheduled, see the complete schedule below. Each program is limited to 24 attendees so if you are interested in any of these programs, call and get your name on the list now! If you have a program suggestion (especially if you want to be the presenter of said program) send an email to Angela Baldree, MLS at abaldree@franklincountyohio.gov and she will be happy to schedule it for the second half of 2020.


CBA Corner - Law Night at the Blue Jackets

The Columbus Bar is teaming up with the Columbus Blue Jackets to offer Law Night on Friday, February 28. Your ticket purchase will give you admission to the game, as well as a pre-game presentation and networking event. The event before the game will feature a discussion about The Ohio State University's involvement in Esports, the new Columbus Crew Stadium, and the CBJ 20th Season Initiative. Panelists include:

  • Becky Bradshaw: Director, Affinity & Strategic Initiatives, (Esports Expert), The Ohio State University
  • Ted Tywang: Vice President & General Counsel, Haslam Sports Group (Cleveland Browns & Columbus Crew)
  • Greg Kirstein: Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Moderated by: Peter Lovins, Director, Legal Affairs, Columbus Blue Jackets

You'll also receive a CBJ hat and be entered in a drawing to win fabulous prizes! Tickets are available in both the lower and upper bowl, but space is limited. Click on the following link to see & purchase available seats and view the agenda for the pre-game presentation! Bluejackets.com/law.






January 16, 2020

PACO General Membership Meetings:
Save the Date!

PACO's Programs Committee has been busy coordinating General Membership Meetings which are held at the Columbus Bar Association, from 12 Noon- 1:00 p.m.

January 21, 2020 - Speaker: Maryellen O'Shaunnessy, Franklin County Clerk of Courts. Topic: Meet Franklin County Clerk of Courts, Maryellen O'Shaughnessy.

Click here to register for the General Membership Meeting..

PACO is excited to have Franklin County Clerk of Courts, Maryellen O'Shaughnessy speak to us about the inner workings of the Clerk of Courts. She will be accompanied by the Legal Compliance Officer, Sharlene Chance, and Community Relations & Public Information Officer, Nick Tuell.

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy was first elected Clerk of Courts in 2008 and re-elected, unopposed, for her second term in 2012. Her political career in central Ohio also includes 11 years on Columbus City Council. Clerk O'Shaughnessy learned the value and importance of serving in local government throughout her political career and from a family of dedicated public servants. Clerk O'Shaughnessy serves on several community and charitable organizations as a volunteer, member, or board member. Come to the General Membership and learn more!

This event is sponsored by ProTem Legal Solutions. For more information go to their website: https://protem.pro/

For any questions regarding PACO's General Membership meetings, please contact the Program Committee Chair, Kemmily Kwok at: programs@pacoparalegals.org.


PACO: Workers' Compensation Roundtable

Announcing PACO's first Workers' Compensation Roundtable of 2020. During this session, Susan Grom, a paralegal at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. will lead our discussion regarding the Violation of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR). Whether you are new to the practice area or a seasoned veteran, and whether your firm represents injured workers or employers, all are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn more about this complex issue.

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Place: Offices of Eastman & Smith Ltd., 100 E Broad St #2100, Columbus, OH 43215
RSVP/Questions: Angie Vohsing, at AMVohsing@eastmansmith.com or 614-564-1444

*Bring your lunch with you! For those who are unable to come in person, we will offer conference calling as an option.


PACO - Programs Committee - Opportunity for Volunteers!

Calling all PACO members who are looking for a volunteer opportunity. The Programs Committee is seeking assistance with the planning and organizing of PACO's monthly membership meetings. This position involves seeking potential speakers and sponsors for the meetings and is a great networking opportunity while also working alongside other legal professionals on the committee! If you are interested in the Programs Committee, please contact Kemmily Kwok at programs@pacoparalegals.org.


PACO Volunteer Needed - CBA Lawyers Quarterly Editorial Board

Calling all PACO members! The CBA Lawyers Quarterly Editorial Board is looking for a PACO member to join their Board. For more information, contact Garth Rowbotham at: photography@pacoparalegals.org.


PACO Members - Invitation to attend ILTA Social Hour

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has invited PACO members to join them for a toast of good cheer to the new year! We'll enjoy a fun evening of hors d'oeuvres and libations as we meet, mingle and network with our peers and industry representatives.

This event is open to all area ILTA members, potential members and our fellow legal tech associations' members. We hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Miller's Ale House - 1201 Olentangy River Rd.


Columbus State Community College - NALA CPE Exam Review

Columbus State Community College is offering a NALA Certified Paralegal Exam (CPE) Review Class during Spring Semester which starts in January 2020. If there are PACO members who are interested, they can register online or in Eibling Hall, or they can contact Tom Shanahan (tshanaha@cscc.edu), Deb Hoffman (dhoffman@cscc.edu), or Cathy Ritterbusch (critterb@cscc.edu) if you need permission to enroll. The cost is the same as any other 3-hour class (and academic credit is awarded).


NFPA - Upcoming Webinars

1. Active Shooter Response for Civilians - January 27, 2020 at 12:00pm ET - Speaker: Ray Hanna- Active shooter incidents are currently very prevalent globally to include many current/past attacks in the U.S. This training will provide information to attendees to help them recognize/identify behaviors which could precede possible attacks and provide information to officials at their workplace as well as law enforcement to help stop a possible attack and if an attack happens information will be provided to help them respond appropriately as a civilian.

Cost is $5.00 for Members | $10.00 for non-members (This professional development webinar does not qualify for CLE Credit)

REGISTER


2. A Day in the Life of a Litigation Paralegal - February 4, 2020 at 12:00pm ET- Speaker: Ida Williamson - An overview of the day to day responsibilities of a litigation paralegal, including tips and references for managing discovery, research and trial preparation from a senior litigation paralegal. The webinar will provide a snapshot of the duties of a litigation paralegal as well as suggestions on how to accomplish them timely and keeping on top of your deadlines.

Cost is $25.00 for Members | $50.00 for non-members (This webinar is worth 1.0 CLE Credit)

REGISTER


Franklin County Law Library 2020 Brown Bag Lunch Series

Brown Bag Programs for the first half of 2020 have been scheduled, see the complete schedule below. Each program is limited to 24 attendees so if you are interested in any of these programs, call and get your name on the list now! If you have a program suggestion (especially if you want to be the presenter of said program) send an email to Angela Baldree, MLS at abaldree@franklincountyohio.gov and she will be happy to schedule it for the second half of 2020.


CBA Corner - Law Night at the Blue Jackets

The Columbus Bar is teaming up with the Columbus Blue Jackets to offer Law Night on Friday, February 28. Your ticket purchase will give you admission to the game, as well as a pre-game presentation and networking event. The event before the game will feature a discussion about The Ohio State University's involvement in Esports, the new Columbus Crew Stadium, and the CBJ 20th Season Initiative. Panelists include:

  • Becky Bradshaw: Director, Affinity & Strategic Initiatives, (Esports Expert), The Ohio State University
  • Ted Tywang: Vice President & General Counsel, Haslam Sports Group (Cleveland Browns & Columbus Crew)
  • Greg Kirstein: Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Moderated by: Peter Lovins, Director, Legal Affairs, Columbus Blue Jackets

You'll also receive a CBJ hat and be entered in a drawing to win fabulous prizes! Tickets are available in both the lower and upper bowl, but space is limited. Click on the following link to see & purchase available seats and view the agenda for the pre-game presentation! Bluejackets.com/law.


YWCA Columbus - Donations Needed


The cooler months are fast-approaching and many of Columbus' homeless families will be without bare essentials. As you begin shopping for your own family this fall season, consider purchasing an extra coat or pair of socks for a homeless child, or donating your gently used coat to a homeless mother. The warmth of your generosity will be felt in the hearts of the families that stay with us this season.

Here is a list of urgently needed items for families at our Family Center:

  • Coats! (new, or gently used and freshly laundered, all sizes)
  • Diapers (size 5 & 6)
  • Pullups (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Socks (new, all sizes)
  • Bottles
  • Sippy Cups

For donations larger than 3 medium-sized boxes, to schedule a tour at the time of your donation drop, or if you have any additional questions, please contact Krista Faist at 614-253-3910 ext. 3934 or kfaist@ywcacolumbus.org.

And as always, you can also click here to shop our Amazon wishlist for our most needed items.





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