Local Association Events

June 3, 2023
Association: Santa Clara County LPA

Event: Your Case is Going to Trial! How to Prepare Your Trial Team and Stay Organized Along the Way
Time: Registration: 8:45 a.m. • Program: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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June 7, 2023
Association: Contra Costa County LPA
Event: Legal Malpractice: Protecting Yourself, Your Attorney, and Your Firm
Time: Mixer: 5:30 p.m. • Dinner/Speaker: 6:00 p.m.
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June 14, 2023
Association: Santa Clara County LPA
Event: Ethical Issues with Virtual Remote Work
Time: Check-in/Social/Business Meeting: 6:00 p.m. • Program: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Description of Legal Writing Course:

Part 1: The Basics.  Galia will cover the Writing Ten Commandments, Tips for Documents (Discovery, Declarations, Correspondence), and Computer Hackery (Keyboard Shortcuts, Macros/Autocorrect, Citations, Emails)

Part 2: Galia will cover I.R.A.C. (Issue, Rule or Relevant Law, Application or Analysis, Conclusion). This is a method used for preparation of a legal memorandum and for analysis of legal issues.

Galia is the founding partner of Aharoni Business Law, PC. At ABL, Galia works with clients to analyze the whole health of their businesses, identify areas of potential liability, and strategize together to design a personalized plan to protect their businesses and their personal assets. Galia enjoys working with clients on all business, employment, and intellectual property issues, and she has particular expertise in business formation, independent contractor classification, and minimizing liability.

Throughout her entire childhood, people told Galia that she should be a lawyer, because she always stood up for people she felt were being treated unfairly. She also loved arguing, just for the fun of it! Now, Galia uses that passion to protect small business owners, because small business owners are drivers of change in the world.

Galia also has an insatiable desire for knowledge, and loves business law because she gets to learn about businesses and industries she would not have otherwise known anything about. She loves to use all of the knowledge she gains to educate others, so those around her learn the easy way instead of the hard way.

Galia’s love of educating others extends to her writing and speaking engagements. Galia is a published author on intellectual property issues, and regularly speaks to organizations throughout the state and country to educate individuals and other lawyers on a variety of topics including business law, employment law, and technology.

Galia graduated from Tulane University School of Law with a certificate in environmental law and a sub-focus on intellectual property, and she currently has licenses to practice law in both California and Louisiana. Prior to founding ABL, Galia was a founding partner of a Bay Area-based multi-lawyer business law firm, practiced law at private law firms in both New Orleans and Oakland, and worked as a business development attorney at a large legal publisher in Northern California. She’s also done stints as a professional proofreader/editor and a dog sitter, but the latter was mostly just an excuse to hang out with other people’s dogs.

When not working, she can be found coffee-shop hopping, reading, taking meandering walks with her husband, Mike, and dog, Bruce, or collecting hobbies. A few of her favorite hobbies so far include belly dancing, glass flameworking, tai chi, dog training, and VR. She’s currently teaching herself how to code, and how to read tarot cards. Next she wants to try recording podcasts, video editing, Pilates, and learning a new instrument.

Azita Rahim is an Associate Attorney in the Trust Administration, Probate and Trusts and Estates Litigation departments at Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP.

Azita has extensive experience in probate and trust administration. Prior to joining JKZ, Azita was a paralegal at Venable LLP. Her experience caters to high-net-worth trust administration, estate planning and business planning.

Azita attended law school while working full time and is a graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law with Certificates of Specialization in Public Interest Law and Litigation. She was awarded the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in both Legal Ethics in Criminal Law and Appellate Advocacy and received the highest grade in her class. Azita also received the CALI Award for Excellence in Contracts, Criminal Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

During law school, Azita was a member of the Moot Court team and competed in the 2018 ABA National Appellate Advocacy competition. She was also a member of the Mock National Trial Advocacy team and placed 1st at the 2018 California Attorneys for Criminal Justice competition.

Azita lives in Manteca with her husband, two children and dog. In her spare time, she loves traveling and hiking.