I. Message from the Section Chair
II. In the Know
III. Helpful Practice Pointers
I. Message from the Section Chair
By Ritzel Starleigh Ngo
Dear Solo and Small Firm Section Members:
Happy New Year!
We are a new entity – the California Lawyer’s Association! We are looking forward to meeting you during the 1st quarter of 2018. We hope to have a live Spring MCLE conference (icluding a mixer) in which we will offer section members and colleagues both substantive and procedural continuing legal education courses which will enhance your practice.
The new year is time to share what is new and upcoming for the next year. In September 2018, the sections will continue to have a convention, offering many networking and educational opportunities, available to fulfill your continuing legal education requirements.
Next month, I will inform you of the different Solo and Small Firm executive subcommittees which you can join to become more involved. These subcommittees will include the Publications Committee; Outreach Committee; Education Committee; Membership Committee and Attorney of the Year Committee. In next month’s e-news letter, we will designate the subcommittee chairs to to contact to participate.
Our goals for 2018 are: have 1-2 new MCLE webinars to present each month which are sponsored by our section; increase section membership; have section involvement in our subcommittees; and to increase the applicant pool for the executive committee.
Please contact me for application opportunities to serve as voting member of our executive committee. I am looking forward to meeting you in the New Year and helping to bring innovative solutions to our section!
Best wishes to you and for your practice for 2018 and always!
II. In the Know
A. Updates in the Law
A significant—but easy to overlook—provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1; Public Law No. 115-97) limits the deductibility of settlements made in connection with sexual harassment or sexual abuse cases.
Section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code outlines various ordinary and necessary business expenses that may be deducted. However, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—signed by President Trump in late December—adds a new subsection (q) to section 162 which precludes deductions for settlements or payments relating to sexual harassment or abuse claims that are also subject to a nondisclosure agreement, or for attorney’s fees related to the settlements or payments.
Section 162(q) reads as follows:
(q) PAYMENTS RELATED TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ABUSE.—No deduction shall be allowed under this chapter for—
(1) any settlement or payment related to sexual harassment or sexual abuse if such settlement or payment is subject to a nondisclosure agreement, or
(2) attorney’s fees related to such a settlement or payment.
Lawyers involved in sexual harassment or sexual abuse cases will want to consider how to counsel their clients in light of this change in the law, the advisability of using nondisclosure agreements going forward, and what consideration should be given to how to structure and define any settlements paid.
This new provision applies to amounts paid or incurred after the date of the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
ii. Courts Help Put New Laws into Effect
Reprinted from: https://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/news/courts-help-put-new-laws-into-effect
Each year, hundreds of new laws are passed in California. In 2018, a number of new laws were created in the hope of improving access and expanding the rights of Californians through the court system. Here are a few of them:
With Legal Marijuana, A Fresh Start
“It’s a huge benefit–these convictions affect people’s ability to get jobs, house loans and all sorts of things,” said retired Placer County Judge J. Richard Couzens, who studied the law’s impact for the Council.
Prop. 64 also provides “a more therapeutic approach” for juvenile offenders, Couzens said, prescribing counseling programs and community service rather than jail sentences or fines. (The measure only extends the use of legal marijuana to those 21 or older.) “It’s designed to be more of an intervention than it is a penal consequence,” Couzens said.
A New Gender Identity
Beginning in September, people will be able to file petitions with their local court to make the change, removing a previous requirement that a doctor give proof of gender transition treatment.
Last summer, both Oregon and Washington, D.C. began allowing residents to choose a gender-neutral option on driver’s licenses.
Reforming Juvenile Justice
Senate Bill 394 guarantees California minors serving life sentences a parole hearing by their 25th year behind bars, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that such sentences for children are unconstitutional.
The law is one of many that will have wide-ranging implications for the juvenile justice system in California. Another, Senate Bill 395, requires a child under 15 consult a lawyer (either in person, by phone or via video conference) prior to being interrogated by police or waiving their Miranda rights. And two other bills require records be sealed if a juvenile was arrested on a serious or violent offense that was reduced to a misdemeanor, or for those arrested but not convicted of a crime.
"Youth may look and act like adults, but they are not adults on the inside, because their brains are not fully developed until about age 25. California is legislating that distinction with these bills," said Judge Carolyn Caietti of the San Diego County Superior Court, a member of the Council's Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee. “The charge of juvenile justice is different from the adult system. The focus has always been on rehabilitation of the minor and determining what can we do to improve the outcome for youth so we don’t have repeat offenders.”
Some prosecution witnesses, including child witnesses, may now be accompanied by a dog trained to give emotional support on the stand during testimony. Below, watch San Francisco Superior Court’s newest courthouse dog, Nemo, being sworn in to serve:
Senate Bill 157 will give more privacy to victims who seek redress through the courts for so-called “revenge porn,” when a former partner or others distribute intimate photos or videos without consent. For those using a pseudonym in court, the law ensures the pseudonym is used in all documents and hearings of public record, while redacting all identifying characteristics—from telephone numbers to social media profiles.
B. Selected Legal News: SCOTUS: December 2017 cases:
Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, No. 16-476
Issue(s): Whether a federal statute that prohibits modification or repeal of state-law prohibitions on private conduct impermissibly commandeers the regulatory power of states in contravention of New York v. United States.
Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran, No. 16-534
Issue(s): Whether 28 U.S.C. § 1610(g) provides a freestanding attachment immunity exception that allows terror victim judgment creditors to attach and execute upon assets of foreign state sponsors of terrorism regardless of whether assets are otherwise subject to execution under Section 1610.
New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, No. 16-477
[see transcript on No. 16-476 - supra]
Issue(s): Whether a federal statute that prohibits adjustment or repeal of state-law prohibitions on private conduct impermissibly commandeers the regulatory power of states in contravention of New York v. United States and Printz v. United States.
Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, No. 16-111
Issue(s): Whether applying Colorado's public accommodations law to compel the petitioner to create expression that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage violates the free speech or free exercise clauses of the First Amendment.
Murphy v. Smith, No. 16-1067
Issue(s): Whether the parenthetical phrase “not to exceed 25 percent,” as used in 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(d)(2), means any amount up to 25 percent (as four circuits hold), or whether it means exactly 25 percent (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit holds).
Marinello v. U.S., No. 16-1144
Issue(s): Whether a conviction under 26 U.S.C. 7212(a) for corruptly endeavoring to obstruct or impede the due administration of the tax laws requires proof that the defendant acted with knowledge of a pending Internal Revenue Service action.
C. News from the Bar:
New Association: We’ve got a new name! The name of our new association has been approved by
the Chief Justice - the education arm of the Bar is now the “California Lawyers
Association.” Find out more about the CLA at the new website:
also bookmark the link for the Solo and Small Firm Section’s webpage, where you
will be able to find all the latest news for Section members:
D. News from the Courts
Orange County Family Court E-Filing Now Mandatory!
E-Filing for Family Court Cases in Orange County is now mandatory!
Santa Clara Begins Civil E-Filing on January 22nd
The Santa Clara Superior Court will open up e-filing in all limited and unlimited civil case beginning on January 22nd. E-Filing will then become mandatory on February 13th.
III. Helpful Practice Pointers
A. Tech Report: Cybersecurity While on Holiday, December 2017
reprinted OCR Cybersecurity Newsletter, by HHS Office for Civil Rights
Cybersecurity threats don’t take a holiday when you do. If you’re headed out of the office for an extended absence, be aware that cyber threats continue. In fact, some threats may be at an increased risk if you’re outside of the familiar, protected environment of the office or home.
When traveling, you must take extra precautions to safeguard personal and sensitive information you carry inside your phone, laptop, and tablet. You can protect yourself and others by leaving any equipment that you won’t need behind (just make sure it’s secure where you leave it). If you do need to take your work-issued computer and personal internet-connected devices, be sure to add these to-dos to your travel preparedness list.
Bring and Use Your Own Power Adapters and Cords
It’s never safe to charge your devices using anything other than your own power adapters. Cyber thieves may install malware onto hotel lamps, airport kiosks and other public USB charging stations. If you absolutely must charge your device on the road, and you don’t have access to your charger/adapter, power down your device before you connect it into any airport chair or public USB charging station.
Back Up Your Electronic Files
Before you leave, back up your contacts, photos, videos and other mobile device data with another device or cloud service. And make sure your back-ups are encrypted and secure!
Install Security Updates and Patches
Be sure to patch and update operating systems and software (including mobile device apps). This should be a regular practice, but it is particularly important if you will be unable to update while traveling. Updates and patches can fix security flaws and enable security software to detect and prevent new threats.
Create New Passwords and Change Passwords
Change passwords you will use while traveling, and add multi-factor authentication, if possible. Don’t skimp on password creation either—a numerical sequence is not ideal. Passwords should be at least 10 characters or longer with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Consider using a passphrase – a combination of words that are easy to remember, such as “Mydogatemyhomeworkandgotindigestion”. Once you’re home, change your passwords again!
Lock Devices Down
Most smartphones, laptops, and tablets come equipped with security settings that will enable you to lock the device using a PIN or fingerprint ID. Do this on every available device. In the event you misplace or lose a device, this will be the first line of defense against a security breach.
Remove or Encrypt Sensitive Information on Mobile Devices If you do not need to access sensitive information while traveling, don’t bring it. But if you need the information while you are traveling, make sure sensitive information is encrypted. For example, laptops should have full-disk encryption.
Turn Off WiFi Auto-Connect and Bluetooth
Go into your device’s Settings feature, and disable the WiFi auto-connect option so that you manually connect when it is safe to do so. Similarly, disable Bluetooth connectivity. If left on, cyber thieves can connect to your device in a number of different and easy ways.
Avoid Public WiFi
Avoid connecting to any public WiFi network. You didn’t connect to the free, open WiFi on the airplane, so continue that mindset on the ground. Using your mobile network (like 4G or LTE) is generally more secure than using a public wireless network.
Do not conduct sensitive activities, such as online shopping, banking, or sensitive work, using a public wireless network. Always log into your work networks through VPN, and only use sites that begin with “https://” when online shopping or banking.
Ensure Physical Security of Your Devices
NEVER let your devices leave your sight. If you cannot physically lock devices in your hotel room safe or other secure place, take them with you. There are no good hiding spots in your hotel room! Many breaches occur because a device was left unattended when an opportunistic thief struck. When traveling with laptops and tablets, the best protection is to carry them with you. It’s never safe to pack your devices in your checked luggage.
Create Unique PINs
Don’t use the same PIN for the hotel safe and a mobile device, especially one that you’re storing in the hotel safe! Do you really want to make it that easy for a thief?
Use Geo-Location Cautiously
Most social media sites are happy to automatically share your location as you post photos and messages. This also tells thieves back home that you are away, which is a great time to break in. So, limit the information you post regarding your location at any point in time.
For HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates
The HIPAA Security Rule requires that covered entities and business associates conduct a risk analysis to identify risks and vulnerabilities and to mitigate identified threats and vulnerabilities. Risks to ePHI created, received, maintained, or transmitted on workplace owned equipment, and personal equipment if permitted, when workforce members travel must be included as part of a covered entity’s or business associate’s risk analysis and risk management process.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) web site provides guidance on the HIPAA Security Rule as well as guidance on specific cybersecurity topics. We recommend you bookmark these pages so you can refer to them easily whenever you have a question or need some guidance.
Bon voyage! And safe cyber travels.
A pdf of this newsletter may be found at: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocrcybersecurity-newsletter-december-2017.pdf
Other monthly newsletters along with OCR’s cybersecurity guidance may be found at: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/security/guidance/cybersecurity/index.html
B.New Year, New Laws
i. New Year, New Laws for Civil Litigators
Posted on December 20, 2017 by Julie Brook, Esq./CEB
Reprinted by Permission
The California legislature has enacted several new laws that may affect your litigation practice. Here are some of the key statutory changes you need to know about.
* You can’t file a motion to strike or for judgment on the pleadings unless you meet and confer first.
In another effort to get the parties to work things out, the Legislature has added meet and confer requirements for motions to strike and motions for judgment on the pleadings. Before a party may file one of these motions, it must meet and confer with the party that filed the pleading and try to resolve their objections or claims. The new sections will automatically repeal on January 1, 2021, unless the Legislature changes that. See CCP §§435.5, 439 (added by Stats 2017, ch 273, effective January 1, 2018). For all you need to know about moving to strike or for judgment on the pleadings, check out CEB’s California Civil Procedure Before Trial, chaps 24 and 27.
• Service of process will soon reach mail drop services.
If a person’s only known address is a private mailbox with a commercial mail receiving agency (CMRA), also known as a mail drop service, a new law will permit service of process by leaving a copy of the summons and complaint with the CMRA as specified under Bus & P C §17538.5. And once is enough: Service of process is effected on the first delivery attempt. See CCP §415.20 (amended by Stats 2017, ch 129, effective January 1, 2018). Everything to know about serving a summons is covered in CEB’s California Civil Procedure Before Trial, chap 17.
• All California courts get the green light for electronic filing and service.
The Orange County Superior Court pilot project on electronic filing and service is over and now all superior courts may, by local rule, require electronic filing and service of documents in civil actions. The conditions on electronic service (e.g., signatures, timing of filing, etc.) were also amended. The new law authorizes proof of electronic service to be filed with the court as specified. See CCP §§664.5, 1010.6, 1011, 1020 (amended by Stats 2017, ch 319, effective January 1, 2018), and CCP §1013b (added by Stats 2017, ch 319, effective January 1, 2018). Electronic filing and service is discussed in CEB’s California Civil Procedure Before Trial, chap 18.
• Cost recovery has moved into the 21st century! Soon you can recover costs for electronic exhibits.
The Legislature is realizing that going high tech is just another cost of litigation. Under a new law, a prevailing party may now recover costs associated with the electronic presentation of exhibits, including the costs of rental equipment and electronic formatting. As always, these costs are only allowed “if they were reasonably helpful to aid the trier of fact.” See CCP §1033.5 (amended by Stats 2017, ch 583, effective January 1, 2018). For more on cost recovery, turn to CEB’s California Trial Practice: Civil Procedure During Trial, chap 27.
Get more of these key legislative updates in CEB’s free 2017 NewsFlash! Key Statutory Developments for Civil Litigators. To keep up with all developments in civil litigation, subscribe to CEB’s OnLAW® Litigation Library—a virtual encyclopedia for litigation, full of commentary, practice advice, and sample documents. And don’t miss CEB’s upcoming program 2017 Top 20: Civil Procedure in San Francisco on January 19th and in Sacramento (and by webinar) on January 26th.
ii. New Year, New Laws for Business Lawyers
Posted on December 27, 2017 by Julie Brook, Esq./CEB
Reprinted by Permission
Were you able to keep track of the new legislative changes that affect California businesses and business lawyers? Don’t worry, we did and here are some of the key statutory changes you need to know about.
• California’s cap-and-trade is set for the long haul. The goal of California’s cap-and-trade program is to ensure that statewide greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to at least 40 percent below the 1990 level by the year 2030. The program involves a variety of technical measures, among which is an exemption from sales and use tax for qualified personal property used primarily in the generation, production, storage, or distribution of electric power. This tax exemption, like the program itself, has been extended until 2030. See Stats 2017, ch 135, effective July 25, 2017. Learn more on this in Micheli, California’s Cap-and-Trade Bill Enhances Existing Tax Incentive in the September 2017 issue of the California Business Law Reporter.
• In response to the fraudulent account scandal, we now have the Wells Fargo anti-arbitration law. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that from 2011 to mid-2016, Wells Fargo opened about 1.5 million bank accounts and 565,000 credit card accounts without customer consent. The resulting customer lawsuits against the bank were forced into binding arbitration under clauses in the customers’ original account agreements, which Wells Fargo argued should also extend to accounts created later. In response, the Legislature enacted a law making arbitration agreements in such situations unenforceable. See CCP §1281.2 (amended by 2017 Stats, ch 480, effective January 1, 2018). For more on enforcement of arbitration provisions, turn to CEB’s California Law of Contracts, chap 9.
• The State Board of Equalization is stripped of authority. As part of the California state budget process, the Legislature stripped almost all authority from the State Board of Equalization (SBE) and transferred the SBE’s duties and responsibilities to two new state departments: the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and the Office of Tax Appeals. This move was the culmination of decades of complaints lodged against the elected members of the SBE. See Stats 2017, chs 14 and 16, effective July 17, 2017. These new laws are discussed in Micheli, 2017 Budget Deal Makes Significant Tax Changes in California in the July 2017 issue of the California Business Law Reporter.
• Consumers will get some protection from automatic renewals and continuous service agreements. A new law will require any automatic renewal offers or continuous service offers that include a free gift or trial period to include a clear and conspicuous explanation of the price that will be charged after the trial ends. Businesses will have to get the consumer’s consent before charging a consumer’s credit or debit card, or the consumer’s account with a third party, for an automatic renewal or continuous service that’s made at a promotional or discounted price for a limited period of time. And businesses will have to disclose how to cancel, and allow the consumer to cancel, before the consumer pays for the goods or services. See Bus & P C §17602 (added by Stats 2017, ch 356, effective July 1, 2018).
Get more of these key legislative updates in CEB’s free 2017 NewsFlash! Key Statutory Developments for Business Lawyers. To keep up with all developments in business law, subscribe to CEB’s OnLAW® Business Law Library—a virtual encyclopedia for business law, full of commentary, practice advice, and sample documents. And don’t miss CEB’s upcoming program 2017 Top 20: Business Law in Los Angeles (and by webinar) on January 12th, San Francisco on January 19th, and in Sacramento (and by webinar) on January 26th.
iii. New Year, New Laws for Family Law Attorneys
Posted on December 18, 2017 by Julie Brook, Esq./CEB
Reprinted by Permission
The California legislature has enacted several new laws that may affect your family law practice. Here are some of the key statutory changes you need to know about.
• No more waiting! Orders on child custody and visitation rights are immediately appealable.
Bifurcation is commonly used in dissolution proceedings, but it has been complicated by the fact that decisions in one part of the case weren’t automatically appealable due to the “one final judgment rule” in CCP §904.1. That’s about to change: A final order or judgment in a bifurcated proceeding on child custody or visitation rights will soon be immediately appealable without the need for certification from the trial court. See CCP §904.1(a)(14)(amended by Stats 2017, ch 41, effective January 1, 2018). Appeals in family law cases are discussed in CEB’s Practice Under the California Family Code: Dissolution, Legal Separation, Nullity, chap 19.
• Parents get an earlier shot at working out custody and visitation issues in mediation.
To help resolve or narrow child custody disputes before the parties ever get to court, family courts must provide mediation services for parents. For the next two years, parents will be able to attend mediation even earlier in the process, i.e., before the filing of a petition, application, or other pleading to obtain or modify a custody or visitation order. The hope is that parents will be able to resolve the issues and avoid a court hearing entirely. See Fam C §3170 (amended by Stats 2017, ch 330, effective January 1, 2018, and set to repeal on January 1, 2020). For guidance on custody mediation, turn to CEB’s California Child Custody Litigation and Practice, chap 8.
• New law streamlines the process under surrogacy agreements.
Surrogacy situations are getting easier, from a legal perspective anyway. Under a new law, a surrogate who’s a party to a properly executed assisted reproduction agreement doesn’t establish a parent-child relationship by giving birth to the child. This means that there’s no parent-child relationship to terminate in an action to establish the parentage rights of the intended parents. See Fam C §7962 (amended by Stats 2017, ch 326, effective January 1, 2018). On parentage concepts and the legal effects, turn to CEB’s Practice Under the California Family Code: Dissolution, Legal Separation, Nullity, chap 8A.
• Domestic violence victims have one less hurdle to obtaining evidence.
California law has permitted the recording of a confidential communication to obtain evidence reasonably believed to relate to the commission of certain crimes, including a felony involving violence against the person making the recording. This limit created problems for domestic violence victims, because domestic violence is frequently charged as a misdemeanor. To address this issue, the law was amended to state that recording a communication to get evidence reasonably believed to relate to domestic violence is lawful and not rendered inadmissible in a prosecution against the perpetrator for domestic violence. This law will also allow victims seeking a domestic violence restraining order to record communications by the perpetrator to provide evidence to the court. See Pen C §633.5 (amended by Stats 2017, ch 191, effective January 1, 2018). Get guidance on obtaining temporary orders under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act in CEB’s Practice Under the California Family Code: Dissolution, Legal Separation, Nullity, chap 11.
Get more of these key legislative updates in CEB’s free 2017 NewsFlash! Key Statutory Developments for Family Law Attorneys. To keep up with all developments in family law, subscribe to CEB’s OnLAW® Family Law Library—a virtual encyclopedia of California family law, full of commentary, practice advice, and sample documents. And don’t miss CEB’s upcoming webinar 2017 Top 20: Family Law on January 23, 2018.
C. Solo & Small Firm Section Members Get 6 FREE MCLE SPECIALTY Credits
When you pay your dues, don’t forget to renew your membership in the Solo and Small Firm Section. The 6 FREE (and hard to get) MCLE SPECIALTY CREDITS alone pay for the cost of your membership!
If you are in compliance Group 3 (N-Z), don’t find yourself on the uncomfortable end of an audit. Even if you have a year or two to fulfill your obligation, why wait? Join the Section today, and you have a year to take advantage of the free MCLE.
The general rules for compliance follow:
Here are some tips to make sure you are MCLE compliant. First, log in to your State Bar Profile and navigate to the CLE Summary and Tracking Tool. This tool automatically keeps track of all MCLE credits you’ve earned, which were reported to the State Bar. This can be a perk of attending programs sponsored by the Solo and Small Firm Section. The CLE Summary automatically tracks your attendance so you can review the MCLE that you’ve completed and can easily see where you may be deficient.
Second, if you are a member of the Solo and Small Firm Section, you are entitled to 6 free self-study credits as part of your membership. These six credits alone make your membership worthwhile. The best part is that the 6 free hours will completely cover the required special topics of ethics, competence, and elimination of bias. Access those free 6 hours by signing into your State Bar Profile by clicking here
Next, check out the online catalog of programs offered through Solo’s Section by clicking here
You can see some of the best speakers and hottest topics recorded from live programs and webinars throughout the state. For those who need “participatory credit,” most of these programs count.
If you haven’t reviewed your MCLE compliance in a while, you should review it soon. If you need additional credits to become compliant, use your free member benefit and complete the 6 free online credits detailed above, check out the online catalog, and consider attending a live program or webinar in the coming year. Taking these simple steps will improve your practice and ensure your compliance with the MCLE requirements.
D. Quotes of the Month
“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” - Brad Paisley
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” - Benjamin Franklin
E. Webinars Available in Catalog
A good source for webinars is the Calendar in the California Bar Journal, showing all of the upcoming webinars from all of the Sections, as well as in-person programs.
Did you know that you can purchase previous webinars and self-studies? Do so here at this link!
F. January: NEW WEBINARS: Get Your Specialty MCLE Credits
Substance Abuse and Solo Practice: Tools, Resources, and Strategies to Help You Avoid the Cycle of Substance Abuse
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 12 noon - 1:01 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit in Competency Issues.
Solo practitioners are superbly situated to develop, maintain, and for a time to hide alcohol and substance abuse. Working in isolation on a project basis affords the solo attorney both the time and camouflage necessary to engage in the strongly repetitive cycle that begins with a bender, leads to brief recovery, then to a mad dash to meet looming deadlines, and begins again with another bender. California attorneys are fortunate to have a number of resources designed to help them end this cycle. This course will discuss resources, tools, and practices that can help you to avoid being trapped in the cycle of substance abuse.
Speaker: Michael Dillingham
IV. Executive Committee
A. The Solo and Small Firm Section Executive Committee Meeting
Long Range Planning: January 19-20, 2018, in San Francisco.
Notice and Agenda:
Questions regarding any agenda item should be directed to the Section Coordinator, John Buelter, at 415-538-2341 or 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-1639. The order of business is approximate and subject to change.