Public Law

Public Law Journal: 2023, VOLUME 45, NUMBER 1


Written by Norm Chernin Editor-in-Chief

When I took the Bar Exam in 1970, it was the first time that it included cross-over questions. The primary discussion among examinees during the lunch hour was devoted to trying to confirm which essay questions included more than one area of law. As I think is still the case today, many law school courses (at least during the first year) are each limited to one area of law. But, of course, life is never that simple. In recognition of that reality, we are pleased to have the Public Law Section of the California Lawyers Association as our partners in producing the articles for this issue of the Real Property Journal.

It looks like 2022 will be a transitional year in the progress of the coronavirus pandemic. While President Biden has already declared that the pandemic is over, health officials are far less sanguine. Nonetheless, mask mandates are few, vaccinations are waning and many people appear to be more concerned about a potential flu epidemic. Meetings that have been held entirely virtually for more than two years are now occurring in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual attendance. In-person dinners and other events are increasingly being scheduled. How to react to these changes is being left to personal preference. Some of us, primarily based on our age, are still being cautious.

I have greatly missed the social and professional interactions that I had become accustomed to during my fifty years of practice prior to the outbreak of Covid. I am looking forward to regularly resuming these activities, hopefully in the near future. So far, I have only wandered out for a few open-air Bar Association events.

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