Calendar of Events

April 2015

April 11: Student Liaison Committee - " The Time is NOW! Job Hunt Workshop with the Pros" from 10:00am - 12:00pm, Nestor Hall, Rooms 012-013, CSCC Downtown Campus


April 13: Paralegal Extreme Makeover Committee Meeting, 11:30am-12:30pm via teleconference
April 13: Public Relations Committee Meeting, 5:45pm at Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill (775 Yard St., #100, Columbus, OH 43212). Please RSVP to pr@pacoparalegals.org 1 week in advance of the scheduled PR Committee Meeting.
April 14: Board Meeting, 6:00pm at Poling Law.
April 15: PACO General Membership Meeting, 12:00-1:00pm at the Columbus Bar Association offices (175 S. Third St., Suite 1100, Columbus, OH 43215).

Topic: Cyber Security

Speakers:

Justin Root
is a Special Agent in BCI's Cyber Crimes Unit where he conducts computer-related investigations and forensic examinations of suspect computer systems. Justin previously served as a police detective focusing on computer-crime and white-collar investigations. He spent two years as a task force officer with the FBI's Cyber Crimes Task Force and was commissioned as a Special Deputy United States Marshal. Justin has received training from the National White Collar Crime Center, the Alpha Group Center for Crime and Intelligence Analysis, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Justin received his law degree in 2008 with his legal practice focusing on general commercial litigation, information privacy, and data security.

Benita Kahn is a partner in the Columbus office who practices in the areas of privacy law, consumer protection laws, information security, telecommunications and energy law. Her industry concentrations include retail privacy and information security, retail compliance with federal and state consumer protection laws

In her work with retail clients, Ms. Kahn has advised in the following areas: compromise response, including Notice of Breach compliance, incident response programs, card association processes, privacy policy issues, information security, private label credit cards, marketing, product placement and contests, PCI compliance and other information security compliance issues.

Ms. Kahn graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University, J.D., 1982, and Cum Laude from the University of Akron, B.A., 1970. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2001-2006 and rated AV (preeminent legal ability) with Martindale-Hubbell.

Mark Storts is an Assistant General Counsel for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. He works in Nationwide's Office of Privacy, Technology, Information and Contract Services. Mark provides guidance on information security and privacy law, data governance, and data breach incident response. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), a Certified FAIR Risk Analyst and a HIPAA Associate. Mark received his law degree from Capital University Law School in 2000.

Josiah Wilkinson is an Assistant General Counsel for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. He works in Nationwide's Office of Privacy, Technology, Information and Contract Services. He advises Nationwide IT on data security, privacy, and contract matters. Prior to working in legal, he worked in Nationwide's Information Security department for over 7 years. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). Josiah received his law degree from Capital University Law School in 2006.

Diane D. Reynolds has an extensive background in corporate transactional, finance and general business matters and possesses a unique depth of expertise in privacy/data security combined with strong technology experience, due to her lengthy involvement in the technology sector.

Diane also assists with the development and implementation of comprehensive privacy compliance programs and for five years has served as Vice President and General Counsel for a privately-held technology company ranked in Top 50 in the hosting industry with 200+ employees and operations in Europe, India and China.

Diane received her law degree from Capital University School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University. She holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States ("CIPP/US") credential, the global standard in privacy certification, through the International Association of Privacy Professionals ("IAPP") and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

*Please plan to attend, have lunch and socialize with fellow members!

FREE LUNCH FOR THE FIRST 35 MEMBERS WHO RSVP!!

*RSVP to programs@pacoparalegals.org IS REQUIRED 1 week prior!

A special THANK YOU goes out to our Vendor of the Month for providing lunch: Spectrum Reporting!
April 30: Paralegal Extreme Makeover Committee Meeting, 11:30am-12:30pm via teleconference


May 2015

May 11: Public Relations Committee Meeting, 5:45pm at Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill (775 Yard St., #100, Columbus, OH 43212). Please RSVP to pr@pacoparalegals.org 1 week in advance of the scheduled PR Committee Meeting.


May 12: Board Meeting, 6:00pm at Poling Law.
May 13: Paralegal Extreme Makeover Committee Meeting, 11:30am-12:30pm via teleconference
May 18: Paralegal Day Celebration, 11:30am-1:30pm at the Ivory Room at Miranova. The Paralegal Association of Central Ohio (PACO) celebrates Paralegal Day in Columbus, Ohio as proclaimed by the Governor and Mayor on the 3rd Monday in May each year. This event is a time to celebrate the profession and the contributions paralegals make to the legal field and to our community as a whole. This year, Paralegal Day will be a garden party themed luncheon at the Ivory Room at Miranova, located at 2 Miranova Place. Join us on May 18th from11:30 to 1:30 for a delicious Cameron Mitchell meal in this stunning setting overlooking downtown Columbus!
May 27: Paralegal Extreme Makeover Committee Meeting, 11:30am-12:30pm via teleconference


June 2015

June 8: Public Relations Committee Meeting, 5:45pm at Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill (775 Yard St., #100, Columbus, OH 43212). Please RSVP to pr@pacoparalegals.org 1 week in advance of the scheduled PR Committee Meeting.


June 9: Board Meeting, 6:00pm at Poling Law.
June 17: Annual Membership Meeting - Elections


September 2015

September 25: Paralegal Extreme Makeover Event, 9:00am-3:30pm (registration begins at 8:30am) at Columbus State Conference Center




Brief-Advice Clinics:

Everyone is invited to attend and participate in these clinics that offer free legal advice to persons in need. Student members should especially should think about attending and obtaining experience. Contact probono@pacoparalegals.org for more information.

  • 1st Monday of each month @ 5 pm - Vineyard Church, 6000 Cooper Road, Far North Westerville     (http://www.vineyardcommunitycenter.org/pages/clinics.aspx)
  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 5:30 pm - United Methodist Church, 501 East Broad Street, Downtown Columbus
  • 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 6 pm - First Church of God, 3480 Refugee Road, Southeast Columbus
  • 2nd Thursday of each month @ 5:30 pm - The Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone, 1100 Hague Avenue, West Columbus
  • 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 5:30 pm - UALC The Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, OH, Northwest Columbus
  • 3rd Thursday of each month @ 5:30 pm - The Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205
  • 4th Monday of each month @ 5:30 pm - New Salem Baptist Church / Gye Nyame Center, 2830 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211
  • 4th Wednesday of each month @ 5:30 pm - Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 428 East Main Street, Near Downtown Columbus


 
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