Free event! Free lunch!
Ever wondered what a career in the public law sector is really like? This panel discussion is for you!
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Southwestern School of Law
3050 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010
Bullocks Wilshire Building: Room BW390
No RSVP required to attend. Download a pdf flier for the event.
The CLA Public Law Section’s Executive Committee is hosting a complimentary lunch discussion in Los Angeles for any law students or new lawyers to explore careers in public service. The panelists will discuss their careers dedicated to public service and the qualities they look for when hiring.
Attendees who qualify will also receive a complimentary membership to the CLA Public Law Section for one year from date of sign up.
Monday, March 4, 2018, 12:50 p.m. - 2 p.m.
UC Berkeley School of Law
225 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
RSVP to Nikki Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/28/19.
Download a pdf flier for the event.
The Public Law Section’s Executive Committee is hosting a complimentary lunch discussion in Berkeley for any students or new lawyers to explore careers in public service. The panel, sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP, will be moderated by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. The panelists will discuss their careers dedicated to public service and the qualities they look for when hiring.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet influential public officials and private attorneys specializing in public law. Attendees who qualify will also receive:
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
Community choice aggregation, or CCA, is the process by which cities, counties, and joint powers agencies can provide retail electricity to their residents and businesses in lieu of an investor owned utility. CCA is spreading rapidly throughout California as communities are forming individual and regional CCAs that offer rate savings, climate programs and local control to their communities. This webinar will discuss the ins and outs of CCA formation and implementation and provide a status on CCA business, legal and regulatory issues. Of interest to elected officials and agency managers is a discussion of business considerations, risks and liabilities that CCA face particularly in historically volatile energy markets.
Speakers: Ryan Baron and Gary Saleba
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Overview of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) and explanation of the safe harbor provisions under AB 350 (2016) and AB 2123 (2018), as well as practical guidance on counseling clients, hiring a demographer, and drawing district maps.
Speaker: Naree Chan
The Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Public Law Section is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Public Lawyer of the Year.
The Executive Committee supports the goal of diversity in the membership and leadership of the State Bar. As such, promoting and achieving diversity is considered carefully in selecting an outstanding member of the State Bar who practices public law as the Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year.
Nominations are due by May 1, 2019.
Click here for a Nomination Form.
The Public Law Journal Vol. 41, Nos. 1 & 2 is now available! This issues includes the following:
Click here to view this issue.
Bruce Reed Goodmiller, City Attorney for the City of Richmond, has been named the 2018 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year by the California Lawyers Association’s Public Law Section.
Mr. Goodmiller will be honored at a reception on September 14th during the California Lawyers Association Conference in San Diego. The Public Lawyer of the Year Award recognizes Mr. Goodmiller as an exceptional attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to public service throughout his career.
Volume 40, Number 3 - Posted in the Members Only Area
California’s Racial Identity and Profiling Act Ushers in Sweeping Changes for Law Enforcement
By John M. Appelbaum
Demystifying Design-Build Projects — Procurement Tips for Local Agencies
By Maggie W. Stern
Message from the Chair
By John Appelbaum
Michael J. Mais Honored as the 2017 Public Lawyer of the Year
Four Members Appointed to the Public Law Section Executive Committee
The Public Law Section Hosts Law Enforcement Use of Force and Liability Conference
Litigation & Case Law Update
By Katherine Cook, Donna Mooney, Tara Newman, and Christine Wood
Get instant access to high-quality public law courses by visiting the Public Law Section’s catalog of MCLEs. Self-study articles, streaming audio and video courses are available.
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The Public Law Section thanks the sponsors of our law student and new lawyer Careers in Public Law panels and receptions.
The Public Law Section and CYLA have implemented a new Mentoring Program. If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor to a young lawyer, please contact the Public Law Section.
Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Section, you're eligible for 10% off selected CEB print or online books.
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