Creating Connections – Building Bridges…. Together


Welcome to the San Francisco chapter of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated®

Our objective is continuing legal education and networking within the legal community.  The San Francisco Legal Professionals Association (“SFLPA”) is one of more than 50 member associations throughout California of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated® (LSI). SFPA was established in 1936 and incorporated in 1962.  Both LSI and SFLPA are nonprofit corporations.  SFLPA’s objectives are to unite individuals employed in the legal field so that ideas may be exchanged and knowledge increased.  Our primary function is to raise and maintain standards of excellence by its members, provide educational opportunities, and offer leadership and guidance, much the same way the State Bar of California functions for its members, by offering SFLPA members opportunities for continuing education, networking, and employment referrals.  We invite you to become a member!  Please visit our Membership, Calendar, and/or Newsletters, the Hearsay, pages for complete information regarding any of our Upcoming Events.

Important Dates to Remember

  • December 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – The San Francisco Legal Professionals Association will hold its 2017 Holiday Happy Hour at the Conference Center @201 California Street, Suite 250, San Francisco, CA.  For cost, additional information, and last to RSVP, please click San Francisco Legal Professionals Association Holiday HH.
  • January 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. –  Class with topic on “Ethics for Everyone, The Basics and Beyond” with instructor Diane Mecca, Certified Paralegal Instructor at Abrams College.  This class is jointly presented by the Alameda County Legal Secretaries Association and the San Francisco Legal Professionals Association – members of the Legal Secretaries, Incorporated.  A flyer, ACLSA and SFLPA’S ETHICS 011318, is attached for your reference, which includes time and topic for each subject, costs, and location.  Please RSVP to csauceda@meyersnave.com or lmcgrew@firstlegal.com,
  • January 27, 2018, February 3, 2018, and February 10, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. –  A three-day “Legal Professional Training Workshop” presented by the San Francisco Legal Professionals Association.  Please see attached flyer – SFLPA Civil Litigation Seminar January – February 2018 event (1) –  for time, topics, registration deadline, and fee.


•— Chapter Achievement

As our Governor Christine Flores has stated in the February 2015, issue of our newsletter, The Hearsay, if you have attended workshops and events hosted by other associations, conferences and participated in educational programs, please ensure to send her an e-mail at cflores@orrick.com, and put “Chapter Achievement” in the subject line regarding such activity(ies) so that she may capture and add the appropriate points for each activity to “Chapter Achievement” contest on behalf of SFLPA. Our association appreciates your participation and continuing support in accomplishing such goal.

SFLPA LinkedIn Page

As you are aware, our President, Larry McGrew, has set up our LinkedIn page by creating discussions on our page among members. To those of you that are not part of our group, please submit a request to join any important topic that you may find interesting and sharing feedbacks from our members. This is a private group open to our members, and to those who are possibly thinking of joining the SFLPA. Larry has initially created one very important topic – “Electronic Filing in the State of California.” Please take time to visit our LinkedIn page and share with our members about your experience and insight using different platforms you are required to use this type of service.

MCLE: San Francisco Legal Professionals Association (SFLPA), a local association of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated®, an approved provider, certifies that certain designated activities have been approved for minimum continuing legal education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour. MCLE Certificates of Attendance will be available at the event. CCLS or continuing education certificates will need to be provided by the member.