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September 14-15, 2018 | Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
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1 — Recent California Decisions Regarding Collection and Enforcement of Judgments
Friday, September 14 — 8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
This program will review insolvency and collection issues, including creditor’s rights, enforcement of settlement agreements, spendthrift clause protection and similar issues. Speakers will analyze recent cases construing the ability of the creditors to collect from debtors and their successors. Important topics such as entitlement to attorney’s fees, the breadth of the automatic stay, post-foreclosure, unlawful detainer defenses and lien rights will be presented.
CLE: 1.0 Hour
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Bankruptcy Law
13 — New Rules of Professional Conduct go into Effect on November 1, 2018 - Are You Ready?
Friday, September 14 — 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
This presentation discusses the comprehensive set of new Rules of Professional Conduct that were approved by the California Supreme Court on May 10, 2018. When these 69 Rules go into effect on November 1, 2018, they will replace the 46 Rules of Professional Conduct that currently govern the conduct of attorneys in California. This presentation focuses on those Rules that implement controversial or important changes to the current Rules or impose new obligations in California. All attorneys in the State should be aware of these changes.
CLE: 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics
Legal Specialization: 1.0 Hour Legal Malpractice Law
33 — Virtual Currency: What is It? How Is It? Can It Be Regulated?
Saturday, September 15 — 11 a.m. – 12 noon
This program will focus on the regulation of virtual currency. Learn what virtual/cryptocurrency is in layman’s terms. How does it differ from the payment systems such as credit cards, bank checks and PayPal? How does the “blockchain” technology it is based on work, in common terms? How do you acquire, store and sell something with it? What can you buy with it? Which government agencies regulate issuance, sale and transfers of it now, and which agencies could regulate it?
CLE: 1.0 Hour
With about two months left in the CLA’s first year in operation, the BLS and CLA are hard at work building the long-term foundations of the organization that succeeded the State Bar’s former voluntary Sections:
Business Law News (BLN)--- CALLING ON EDITORS!
The BLN is looking to add new members to its highly-respected Editorial Board. Editors work with authors during the writing process, edit articles, and perform other proofreading functions. If interested in joining the BLN Editorial Board, please contact Jerry Grossman at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in BLS leadership and, ultimately, the BLS Executive Committee. Read More.
Come join the Business Law Section of the CLA and the CMCP Ambassadors Council (CMCPAC) for a happy hour "Networking @ Nite" event on August 9th at Luka's Taproom and Lounge in Oakland, where you can mix and mingle with Bay Area business lawyers who are passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. The BLS and CMCPAC hope that you will experience an evening of collaborative discussion, while creating strategic relationships, meeting new friends and enjoying delicious food and drink. This event is FREE.
The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is soliciting applications for the position of its inaugural Executive Director. The immediate task of the Executive Director will be to work with CLA leadership to mold CLA infrastructure and staff to create a foundation for a strong member-focused voluntary bar association. Read More.
The California Lawyers Association (CLA) has now officially launched, shifting oversight of the 16 Sections and the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) from the State Bar of California to a voluntary organization, as required by legislation passed in 2017. With nearly 100,000 members, the CLA is the nation’s second-largest professional association for attorneys, smaller only than the American Bar Association.Its first President Heather L. Rosing, first Vice-President Emilio Varanini, Board of Directors and officers began the work of the organization’s inaugural year this week.
For more information on the mission of the CLA or how to join, please visit www.calawyers.org
On June 1, 2018, the California State Bar released instructions, FAQs, forms and requirements for most active California attorneys to be re-fingerprinted under California Rule of Court 9.9.5, approved by the California Supreme Court. Click here.
The deadline for compliance with this requirement, before the penalty period begins, is April 30, 2019. A number of local bar associations are planning to host events where California attorneys will have access to approved fingerprinting vendors.
The 15 BLS Standing Committees publish eBulletins announcing developments in their area of law and upcoming events open to BLS members. Click HERE to sign up to receive these eBulletins from any BLS Standing Committee completely free of charge.
We all know that social media can help drive new business. Did you know that the BLS maintains a presence on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook where it posts regular updates about new cases, new regulations, key legislative developments, and news and events from the BLS’s Standing Committees? What you may not know is that you can not only send items to the BLS to post or tweet, but also suggest items from your own social media pages for the BLS to re-post, re-tweet, or like. Doing so expands the reach of what you have to say to everyone who likes or follows the BLS on its various social media platforms, and may result in the BLS following you! Please submit your suggested items for consideration or direct any questions to BLS Social Media Coordinator, Dennis J. Wickham (email@example.com) and join the ever expanding discussion!
Standing Committees continue to accept applications to fill vacant seats. Practitioners and other legal professionals who are members of the BLS and who have at least five years of experience are eligible to apply. Membership on a committee affords unique opportunities to participate in the creation of law in your practice area, to get to know and be known by other practitioners, to work with the recognized leaders in your field, and to stay on the cutting edge of developments and practice techniques. Membership is a rewarding experience that keeps one ahead of, and in touch with, business law developments. Most committees meet once a month, often by phone. A description of the required commitment and application process, along with a link to the application, can be found HERE.
The BLS achieves its goals through the work of its 15 Standing Committees. You are invited to attend the regular monthly meeting of any BLS Standing Committees (see below for meeting dates). These monthly meetings provide attendees an excellent opportunity to chat with committee members and other lawyers with a similar expertise. Some committees even offer free MCLE credit! Please see the contact person listed below to RSVP or request more information. Follow us on Twitter @CLABusinessLaw. Use a Standing Committee’s hashtag to search for tweets by that committee in its designated field and to re-tweet.
For a list of upcoming meeting dates and contact persons, click here.
Business Law Section
California Lawyers Association
180 Howard Street, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639