Archive for the ‘PSA’ Category

August 31 is right around the corner, have you registered?

The University of La Verne’s semester is starting a week earlier, making the start date August 31 rather than after Labor Day. We’re almost ready to go. A few changes in the Legal Studies Department that you all should know about.

1. The domains of all our e-mail addresses have changed to laverne.edu rather ulv.edu. We’ll still get ulv mail for a while but not for long, so you need to make sure to update your address books.

2. We’ve MOVED! Yup, the Legal Studies Department is now located in Miller Hall on the first floor (not the bottom basement floor), to the left of the front door off C street.

3. The Paralegal Student Association is a’hopping! For you younger folks, that means they’re really busy with all sorts of awesome activities in the coming semester. Please, please, please join our Paralegal Student Association Yahoo! Group to be the first to hear what’s going on. Check it out! Get registered!

4. Speaking of the Legal Studies New Student Orientation, all students are welcome! Even you old timers, and non-Legal Studies students. We’ll be having snacks while we review all the ins and outs of our department.  Representatives from the Paralegal Student Association will be present to talk about what’s going on in the upcoming year. Please come on Wednesday, September 9th in Leo Hall at 6:00 p.m.

As always, if you have any questions, please e-mail us!

Graduate Dinner and Twitter

Save the date!! On May 16, 2009, at 5:00 in PDR, the Paralegal Student Association will be sponsoring our springtime Graduate Dinner to celebrate our graduates, our Certificate students, and the LEX students.

We will also be inducting the Officers of the Paralegal Student Association! So remember, if you’ve received an e-mail ballot, PLEASE VOTE!

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Hey, do you Tweet with Twitter? Follow the Department of Legal Studies with its new Twitter account @ LaVerneLegal. With our new account you will be able to get real time information on what the Department of Legal Studies is doing, and what the Paralegal Student Association is doing.

So…sign up and follow us!

Elections for Paralegal Student Association

Hello Legal Studies Students,

As you may recall, the Paralegal Student Association held its first meeting for 2009 on March 2. There, we discussed the positions available for election, which consist of the following:

1. President

2. Vice President

3. Secretary

4. Treasurer

5. Sergeant-at-arms

A description of the duties of each position is contained in the Constitution, along with the required Nomination Form. Please e-mail Carolyn Bekhor to receive a copy of the Nomination Form and the Constitution.

As is required by the Constitution, students are required to nominate themselves for a position. Thereafter, in April, an election shall be held and the positions will be voted upon by the Legal Studies students. The prevailing candidates then will take office in May. The term lasts one year from May to April.

Please note that on March 2, several students nominated themselves for each of the positions. If you are interested in running for these positions against the current nominees, please submit the Nominating Form, along with a brief statement about yourself and why you think you are fit for the position.

All Nominations and personal statements must be in Carolyn Bekhor’s office by March 20, 2009. The candidates will then be announced and the date of the elections. Elections will be done by e-mail.

The next PSA meeting is set for March 30, 2009, at 5:30 in Leo Hall, Rm. 101A. We will be planning for the graduation dinner in May and perhaps for another PSA activity in April.

Remember, your Paralegal Student Association is only as strong as you make it!

Posted by Carolyn Bekhor

Paralegal Student Association Breakfast – Save the Date!

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I am so pleased to announce the Paralegal Student Association’s first event of the year for our Legal Studies students here at the University of La Verne.

We have a very exciting and informative Breakfast planned for March 29, 2008. Please join us on Saturday morning in the West Dining Hall at 10:00 a.m. Besides a tasty meal, we’ll be featuring two speakers. Our first will be a graduate of the ULV Legal Studies Program who now works in a city attorney’s office and our second is a recruiter of paralegals for law firms in Southern California. Both will provide very useful information about the paralegal career.

We encourage all of our Legal Studies students to attend. Be on the lookout for a more formal Evite.

If you have any questions or wish to RSVP, please email Carolyn Bekhor or Laura Cantrell.