Brown Bag Lunches

  Evening Seminars

Members Free
Guests $25.00
1.0 MCLE Credit

Noon – 1 P.M.
Peterson Reporting
530 B Street, 11th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101


  January 17, 2017 “IMPLICIT BIAS”

Presented by Jerrilyn Malana, Esq.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Jerrilyn Malana will discuss implicit bias and its implications, legal standards of discrimination and strategies to address implicit bias in the legal profession.

***This program is approved for 1 hour credit regarding the recognition and elimination of bias***

Jerrilyn Malana serves as a Chief Deputy/Special Advisor with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, where she advises on human resources matters and civil litigation issues.  Prior to joining the DA’s Office, Jerri spent over 16 years as an employment law attorney and shareholder with Littler Mendelson.  She has served in multiple leadership positions for various organizations, and devotes a significant portion of her volunteer time on community and civic matters.  Jerri is a past President of the San Diego County Bar Association.  She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Bench-Bar Coalition with the Judicial Council of California.  Jerri is active with the California Civic Learning Partnership for San Diego County, which seeks to improve civic learning in grades K to 12.  She is a Trustee for the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Foundation, and the immediate past President of the UCSD Alumni Association.  Jerri is a former member of the State Bar of California’s Council on Access & Fairness, which is the Bar’s “think tank” on diversity.  She has been recognized on the list of The Best Lawyers in America, and by Super Lawyers and the San Diego Daily Transcript.  Jerri has been honored by various organizations for her work in the community including being named a Trailblazer by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.  Jerri obtained her law degree from California Western School of Law.  She also earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCSD, and a Master’s degree in business administration from Chaminade University.

Complimentary Food and Beverages will be provided.


Presented by Elaine F. Harwell, Esq., Kelly Potter and Dean Sapp

Lawyers have ethical and legal obligations to exercise the vigilance needed to safeguard client data.  Are you clear on what those obligations entail in today's electronic age? This program will discuss the rules and statutory frameworks that govern a lawyer's obligations to protect confidential client data, provide tips for risk management and mitigation strategies, and also address one of the core challenges for lawyers in this area: deciding what security measures are necessary and then implementing them as part of an information security program. 

***This program is approved for 1 hour of legal ethics credit***

Elaine F. Harwell is Of Counsel in Selman Breitman's San Diego Office and heads up the firm's Cyber Law Department.  She practices in the areas of complex tort and business litigation, with an emphasis in data privacy litigation and information security.  Over the past few years, Elaine has devoted substantial time and effort to the rapidly expanding area of law involving privacy and cybersecurity.  Elaine has also earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The IAPP is the first organization to publicly establish standards in professional education and testing for privacy and data protection. The IAPP privacy certification is internationally recognized as a reputable, independent program and is the global standard in privacy certification.

Kelly Potter is an Account Executive with Cavignac and Associates.  She joined the agency in 2007 and specializes in creating unique risk management and insurance solutions for her clients in various industries.  Kelly enjoys working with her clients to understand the emerging risks associated with Cyber Liability and the insurance coverages available in the marketplace.   Kelly is a graduate from San Diego State University and earned her Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation in 2009 and her Professional Workers’ Compensation Advisors (PWCA) designation in 2011.   Kelly lives in San Clemente, CA, and when she is not working enjoys spending time with her husband Scott, and their daughter Rae. 

Dean Sapp is an long-time security practitioner with 24 years of combined Information Security and IT experience—including 18 years working with AM 250 law firms. He has significant experience in developing, evangelizing, and implementing cost-effective and robust security programs. Dean earned a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and is pursuing an MSISM degree from the SANS Technology Institute. In his free time, Dean enjoys Spartan Races, CrossFit, and other activities that are physically and mentally challenging.



Date: THURSDAY, February 16, 2017

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Where: US Legal, 1230 Columbia Street, Suite 400

Complimentary Food and Beverages will be provided.

*FREE for Members, $25 for non-members*

(Don't Forget to Renew Your Membership and that the SDDL Now Has Paralegal CLE Memberships! See download area for an application)


  March 16, 2017 "Trial Skills"  presented by Brian Rawers, Esq.

  April 11, 2017 "Estates with a Focus on Medi-Cal Planning by Maya Pinchman

  May 9, 2017 "E- Discovery Issues" by Lauren Doucette and Nicole Guyer

  June 2017  

  July 2017  

  August 21, 2017  

  September 18, 2017  

  October 2017  

  November 2017  

  December 2017  


Dates to be Announced

Members Free
Guests $45.00
2.0 MCLE Credits
5:30 reception
5:45 pm – 7:45 pm program

US Legal
1230 Columbia Street, Ste. 400
San Diego, CA 92101

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