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Paralegal Practice
Trending now—insights, updates and adapting for success in a virtual world
Wednesday, June 9, & Thursday, June 10, 2021, 9:30 am–12:30 pm



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MCLE is proud to present the 23rd Annual Paralegal Conference 2021. Led by a faculty of some of the most distinguished paralegals and attorneys in Massachusetts and beyond, this Conference is your opportunity to stay on top of developments in the law while continuing to hone your skills in multiple areas of practice.

This year's virtual Conference brings you a new format offered over two, half-day sessions and includes sessions on paralegal certification, cannabis law, paralegal careers in the life sciences industry, ethics, data privacy and cyber security, and much more.

The Conference will highlight speaker Sybil Taylor Aytch, a paralegal with over 20 years of experience with commercial bankruptcy, litigation, electronic document/discovery management. She has also been an adjunct professor at Phoenix College for over two decades. She has been the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Coordinator for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations since 2017. Hear Sybil share her thoughts about being an active participant towards improving awareness and education on the need for diversity, inclusion and equity in our lives and the legal community.

We look forward to you joining us for both mornings of the Conference!

As a virtual event, you can catch up on the latest issues and important developments in paralegal practice—all from the convenience of your home or office.

Faculty & Agenda
Faculty image Carmelina M. Commito,
Senior Paralegal,

Surface Oncology, Inc.,
Faculty image Angela M. Scarpa,
Lieberman Law Office, PC,

Day One: Wednesday, June 9

9:30 am–10:15 am
Virtual Reality: Cyber Security Prevention and Protection
Faculty image John F. Weaver, Esq.,
McLane Middleton,

10:15 am–10:45 am
Introduction to Paralegal Certification
Faculty image Lisa Vessels, RP, CP, FRP,
Duane Morris LLP,
Miami, FL

10:45 am–11:00 am

11:00 am–11:45 am
Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
Faculty image Sybil Taylor Aytch, Paralegal,
Quarles & Brady LLP,
Phoenix, AZ

11:45 am–12:30 pm
Cannabis Law: What Has Changed? The 2021 Update
Faculty image Annie Mason, Senior Paralegal,
Vicente Sederberg,
Denver, CO
Faculty image Adam Morales,
Vicente Sederberg,
Denver, CO
Faculty image Jessica Vitatoe,
Vicente Sederberg,
Denver, CO

Day Two: Thursday, June 10

9:30 am–10:30 am
Faculty image Joseph S. Berman, Esq.,
General Counsel, Office of General Counsel,
Board of Bar Overseers,
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston

10:30 am–11:15 am
Trending—A Look at Paralegals in the Life Sciences Industry
Faculty image Stacey M. Gross,
EMD Millipore Corporation,
Faculty image Annemarie McGonagle,
EMD Serono Inc.,
Faculty image Caitlyn Tobey,
EMD Serono Inc.,

11:15 am–11:30 am

11:30 am–12:30 pm
Navigating Your Career with Confidence
Faculty image Amy Levine,
Marc Z Legal Staffing,
Faculty image Jayne Mattson,
Jayne Mattson,
Faculty image Marc Zwetchkenbaum,
Marc Z Legal Staffing,
Exceptional written materials: A resource to rely on
The materials for this program include MCLE’s eBook A Practical Guide to Ethics for Paralegals and Legal Assistants, which, along with any other materials, can be downloaded via the link emailed to you upon registration.

Also, there is no need to take extensive notes. Two weeks after the live seminar, all registrants receive a link to a verbatim transcript of this program.
Dates Earn up to 6 CLE credits.

Live WebcastLIVE WEBCAST »
Wednesday, June 9, & Thursday, June 10, 2021
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Recorded WebcastRECORDED WEBCAST »
Thursday, June 24, & Friday, June 25, 2021
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Recorded WebcastRECORDED WEBCAST »
Tuesday, July 6, & Wednesday, July 7, 2021
2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Tuition (includes written materials)
$175.50 MCLE Sponsor Members

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