California Lawyers Association

Free Webinar: Navigating Disability in the Practice of Law and the Administration of Justice: Tools For Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession

Please join us for an in-depth discussion with two pioneers in the legal profession who have navigated disability and achieved greatness. The Honorable Judge Andi Mudryk of the Sacramento County Superior Court, who is the first openly transgender person in California history to be appointed by a governor to serve on the bench, has battled brittle bone disease to achieve a successful career as a lawyer and a judge. Judge Mudryk, who has spent decades fighting for fair treatment for the disabled, will share her story with us. Judge Mudryk will be joined by Thomas M. Berliner, a Partner at Duane Morris LLP, and one of the highest profile water rights lawyers in the United States. Mr. Berliner has overcome paralysis following an accident to co-found the San Francisco office of Duane Morris LLP and receive national recognition for his legal prowess. Introductory remarks will be made by Honorable Judge Suzanne R. Bolanos, who Chairs the SF Superior Court Elimination of Bias Committee. Judge Bolanos will be joined by Terrance J. Evans, a Partner at Duane Morris LLP, who serves on the San Francisco Superior Court Elimination of Bias Committee and is Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the CLA Racial Justice Committee, Vice Chair Elect of the CLA Board, and Director of Region IX of the National Bar Association. Mr. Evans will moderate the discussion.

Environmental Law

Webinar: Intro to Environmental Law Series – Land Use 101

The Environmental Law Section (ELS) of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) is excited to present this Land Use 101 webinar as part of a free series covering key practice areas within the environmental legal field

California Lawyers Association

Webinar: Intersections Between Ethics and DEI

This program will examine the intersection between ethics and diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal industry.  Topics will include leveraging diversity to maximize the benefits of diversity of thought and experience in providing legal services, under-representation as systemic inequality in traditional law firm/organizational culture, the importance of meaningful diversity initiatives vs. cosmetic change.  The prohibition of discrimination, harassment and retaliation and the lawyer’s duties under Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4.1 and other laws will also be discussed.

California Lawyers Association

2023 Annual California Bar Leaders Conference

This annual training for bar association leaders brings education, timely issues, and community together.  Past topics have included association best practices, volunteer management, member engagement, governance, communication, finance, diversity initiatives, strategic planning psychological safety, and trends in bars.

Real Property Law

What’s Up With Us!

 Real Property Law Section monthly discussion of new real property cases, a guest interview, and announcement of upcoming RPLS events. 

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2023 Annual Meeting and CLA & CJA Presidents Gala

We'll be back in San Diego in 2023 for our biggest event of the year.

CLA & CJA Presidents Gala

Let's make history! NOTE: THE GALA IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT AND ONSITE TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE On September 23, 2023, history will be made for the second time in San Diego, and we invite you to be part of the celebration! For the second time in California Lawyers Association (CLA) History, the Presidents Gala…

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