Business Law

Business Law News 2019, ISSUE 1

Executive Committee: Message from the Chair

Monique D. Jewett-Brewster

As we bid adieu to 2018, we can look forward to the many ways that the Business Law Section (BLS) will continue in its goal to improve the practice of California business law, for all of its members, as part of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). Each of the major methods in which the BLS engages in its constituency outreach—whether directed to the general public, the section’s seasoned attorneys, or the BLS’ NextGen lawyers—deserves its own detailed discussion, and the BLS’ involvement with each of them.

In this issue, I will begin with a synopsis of the Publications outreach the BLS offers to the public and the bar. First, if you are reading these words, you must be aware of the Business Law News (or BLN), the quarterly, scholarly publication that informs its readers of important developments in the California business legal landscape. In just the past few volumes alone, BLN authors have addressed the enforcement of arbitration agreements in bankruptcies; explained the stock option tax rules business lawyers should know; discussed California marijuana licensing requirements; and provided practical guidance about the representation of nonprofit entities.

In addition to receiving the BLN, and its companion Annual Review summarizing the major developments in annual business, the BLS offers published specialized content generated by one or more of the section’s fifteen standing committees. These "e-updates" (or e-Bulletins) are as varied and diverse in content as the standing committees that produce them.

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