Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 12 noon - 1p.m.
This program offers 1 MCLE credit and 1 Ethics credit. You must register in advance to participate.
This presentation discusses the comprehensive set of new Rules of Professional Conduct that were approved by the California Supreme Court on May 10, 2018. These 69 new Rules, which went into effect on November 1, 2018, replaced the 46 Rules of Professional Conduct that previously governed 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.
Speakers: Neil J. Wertlieb
The Business Law Section focused on “getting back to business” in this first month of the 2018-2019 Bar year. To help kick-start the year, the leaders of the BLS’ fifteen Standing Committees convened at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Los Angeles during the weekend of October 20-21, 2018 for the Section’s annual Fall Leadership Retreat Officer Education Program.
On November 1, 2018, the Internet and Privacy Law Committee (IPLC) of the BLS, together with SCU Law School’s High Tech Law Institute and the International Association of Privacy Professionals, co-sponsored a panel on the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. The panel explored the law’s changes in privacy policies, contracts, and data handling practices statewide and nationally.
The BLS is comprised of 15 Standing Committees whose members review and propose legislation, draft eBulletins, BLN articles, and practice guides, and speak at live and webinar programs, all in order to provide value to their respective constituency lists. The Standing Committees meet between 5 and 10 times each year, usually by telephone. Committee members develop valuable personal and business relationships with other practitioners in their respective fields of practice.
An oft-repeated scenario in boundary disputes goes like this: A property owner encroaches upon a neighbor’s land and then uses that land in a manner that is akin to owning the land. It could be fencing off the neighbor’s land and then possessing that land as if it actually was the owner’s property. It could be building on, planting or otherwise using the neighbor’s land in a manner that dispossesses the neighbor from the land, or prevents the neighbor from using the land for any practical purpose, or even prevents the neighbor from determining how her land will be used.
Courtesy of CEB, we are bringing you selected legal developments in areas of California business law that are covered by CEB’s publications. This month’s feature is from the September 2018 update to Privacy Compliance and Litigation in California. References are to the book’s section numbers. See CEB’s BLS Landing Page for special discounts for Business Law Section members. The most significant legal developments since the last update include developments in such important topic areas as the California Consumer Privacy Act, what constitutes protected “personally identifiable information,” disclosure of cybersecurity risks and incidents, medical privacy issues, insurance coverage, and more.
The State Bar of California is working with legal groups to coordinate pro bono opportunities in response to the fires around the state. The Bar needs help staffing a legal hotline and resource table at disaster recovery centers and providing assistance in pro bono cases. The Bar will provide online training and technical assistance. Further information can be found on The State Bar of California’s website.
If you know of other opportunities for pro bono help from BLS members, please contact Everett L. Green, Everett.L.Green@usdoj.gov.
The new and amended Rules of Professional Conduct for licensed attorneys in California took effect November 1, 2018. Click here to read more about the rules.
Do you regularly practice in the health care industry? Have you been practicing for at least 5 years? Are you interested in getting involved with a group of lawyers devoted to promoting quality and education in the practice of health care law? If so, we invite you to consider applying to be a member or advisor to the Health Law Committee.
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.
Did you know that the BLS maintains a presence on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook where BLS 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 Wickham (email@example.com) and join the ever-expanding discussion!
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