National Docketing Association
The SF BAY AREA CHAPTER of the National Docketing Association is pleased to present its Annual Civil Procedure Calendaring Workshop.
An overview of civil procedure, calendaring requirements in California State and Federal courts with an emphasis on applicable calendaring deadlines and techniques. Ideal for litigation secretaries, calendar/docket professionals and paralegals with some basic civil procedure experience. Topics will include venue and jurisdiction, initiation of the action, service of process, responsive pleadings, discovery, motion practice and methods of disposition.
Elaine Screechfield is the Firmwide Litigation Docket Manager at Morrison & Foerster LLP. Ms. Screechfield attended the University of California-Davis and the University of San Diego School of Paralegal Studies. Elaine currently serves as the Education Committee Chair for the National Docketing Association and is the Chair of the SF Bay Area Chapter of the NDA. She has lectured at numerous forums including the San Francisco Bar Association; San Francisco Legal Professionals Association; (former) San Francisco Docket Association; National Docketing Association; 2014 Aderant Conference; Bay Area Legal Forum; and the Legal Secretary College of California, where she also was a member of the Board of Advisors.
Mary J. Beaudrow, CCLS, is a Senior Docket Coordinator at Morrison & Foerster LLP. Ms. Beaudrow has been employed in the legal field for over thirty years, spending much of that time working in the attorney service business. Mary currently serves as President for Legal Secretaries, Incorporated, and she is a past president of California Association of Legal Support Professionals. She is a member of the National Docketing Association (and its SF Bay Area Chapter) and of Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association. She has lectured at a number of forums including San Francisco Legal Professionals Association, Livermore-Amador Legal Professionals Association, and the Bay Area Legal Forum.
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