Paralegal Program

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Continuing Education and Advanced Courses

The Alumni Association, in collaboration with the USD Paralegal Program, offers continuing education seminars, workshops, and courses that members may take at discounted prices. We are pleased to have approval from the State Bar of California to offer MCLE (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education) credit at many of our seminars.

Section 6450(d) of the California Business and Professional Code requires that paralegals have four (4) hours of mandatory continuing legal education in legal ethics every two years and four (4) hours of mandatory continuing legal education in general law or an area of specialized law every two years. Detailed information is available by reading Section 6450-6456 of the California Business and Professions Code.

The next Continuing Legal Education offering will be:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Course Information:
The course will begin with a general discussion on trademarks and include portfolio management from the perspective of a corporate in-house environment.

Jill M. Abasto is Senior Director, Legal Counsel at Qualcomm Incorporated, where she leads the trademark and copyright group.  She supports all of Qualcomm’s domestic and international subsidiaries and business units with trademark and copyright matters ranging from clearance, prosecution, enforcement, licensing, acquisitions, litigation, and internet related issues. Additionally, she is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm’s global trademark and copyright portfolios.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Ms. Abasto was an attorney at Grace & Grace LLP in Los Angeles, where she focused on trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, enforcement, and litigation.  Ms. Abasto has a BA from UC San Diego and a JD from UC Davis School of Law.

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The Ethics class taught by David McGowan, J.D. was well worth spending two hours on a Saturday morning... Roxanne A.