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SVIPLA Jan. 23 Dinner - Elimination of Bias - Get Your CLE

  • 23 Jan 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara


  • Special price for members


Thursday, January 23, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel
 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

Diversity Dimensions:
Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

6:00-7:00 p.m.-Registration/hosted cocktails and appetizers 7:00 p.m. - Dinner and program

Please join SVIPLA and Navigant  as co-sponsor for our January dinner meeting.  Thank you Navigant!

Why is it important to discuss elimination of bias in the legal profession?  Learn where our profession is with regard to a spectrum of diverse groups.  Why has the legal profession changed slowly?   Can diversity impact effectiveness, productivity and profitability in the legal field?  Learn to identify implicit bias and to understand how biased views affect the behavior of all participants in the legal process.  We will explore how to alleviate bias by challenging our own views. And acquire credit for the Elimination of Bias CLE. 

Michelle Galloway, Of Counsel at Cooley, makes her encore appearance to present her elimination of bias presentation for IP lawyers.

Ms. Galloway's technology litigation practice focuses on patent litigation and strategic counseling. Ms. Galloway also advises clients on legal, strategic and technical issues of information management, including electronically stored information, in compliance with a variety of litigation, regulatory and jurisdictional areas. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown University Law Center's Advanced E-Discovery Institute and is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production. Ms. Galloway also advises clients in the area of risk management, compliance, and ethics. She serves as Chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Section, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee and Chairs the ABA Task Force regarding USPTO proposed disciplinary rule changes. She is a lecturer teaching courses in patent litigation and 21st century lawyering skills at Stanford Law School and a lecturer at Santa Clara Law School teaching courses in patent litigation, pre-trial litigation techniques, and law practice management. 

If you have problems registering for the January meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at svipla@yahoo.com.

DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, January 21, 2014.  Online registration automatically closes at that time - please make your reservation online by the deadline as there are only a few extra spaces allotted at the meeting for walk-ins. The venue may not be able to serve meals beyond the guaranteed number expected for the meeting.

SVIPLA Tax ID#-77-0491659

MCLE: This event will qualify for 1 hour of CLE credit. The Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

Sept. 2013 - June 2014

The new membership year for SVIPLA ($70)  is effective September 1.  Please renew your membership or join for the first time by clicking: Join SVIPLA. 

SVIPLA's membership year is from September 2013 through June 2014.  As a SVIPLA member you will be able to enter the Members Only site for information on current job postings and the membership directory. In addition, you will receive a discounted dinner fee of $60 rather than the $85 non-member dinner fee. We hope you will join SVIPLA and attend the monthly dinner meetings.





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