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The SBA, under §9 of the Small Business Act (15 USC §638), reserves a percentage of federal research and development funding for awards to small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. Read more
Ten years after publishing the first edition of the Agricultural Law Sourcebook, the Agribusiness Committee of the California Lawyers Association Business Law Section has enhanced the offering of legal forms for use by agricultural law practitioners. Read more
The Insurance Law Committee serves as a forum to educate BLS members, members of the State Bar of California and the public in general on current issues and recent developments in insurance law. Read more
Members of the Insolvency Law Committee specialize in debtor/creditor rights, restructuring and bankruptcy law. The Insolvency Law Committee collaborates in the presentation of educational programs, publications, proposed legislation, comments on legislative proposals and with other members of the BLS on matters of overlapping interest. Read more
The coronavirus has changed all of our lives temporarily. Many companies and law firms have transitioned to remote operations and most of our kids are engaged in online learning from home or are on a temporary hiatus. Read more
Courtesy of CEB, we are bringing you selected legal developments in areas of California business law that are covered by CEB’s publications. This month’s feature is from the November 2019 update of Drafting Employment Documents for California Employers.  References are to the book’s section numbers.  See CEB’s BLS Landing Page for special discounts for Business Law Section members.  The most significant legal developments since the last update include developments in such important topic areas as FEHA claims,  arbitration, PAGA claims, independent… Read more
The members of the BLS Franchise Law Committee ("FLC") specialize in franchising, licensing and distribution law. The FLC is extremely diverse, with its members representing both franchisees, franchisors and distributors in both disputes and deals. The FLC advises California practitioners about the multiple laws and regulations that govern franchises throughout California and sometimes in other states. On December 12, 2019, the Franchise Committee held a webinar on Assembly Bill 5 (classification of workers as independent contractors or employees) with a… Read more
The Nonprofit Organizations Committee serves as a resource for nonprofit lawyers on issues addressing the legal problems of not-for-profit corporations and other nonprofit organizations, including corporate formation, federal and state tax issues, lobbying and political involvement, trustee duties and liability, charitable solicitations, and investments of financial assets. On December 19, 2019, the Nonprofit Organizations Committee presented a program on the topic of “Classifying Workers in California: Independent Contractors, Volunteers & Employees.” The presenter was Cecilie Read of Jackson Lewis. Misclassifying… Read more
Caroline Djang, Kyra Andrassy, Soyeun Choi and Robert Castro On Friday, December 6, 2019, the BLS brought its roadshow to students at California State University Fullerton.  After introductions, Professor Robert Castro moderated a discussion on the twists and turns on the educational and professional paths to law. Then CSUF undergraduate students participated in a lively round of Q&A.  Pre-Law Advisor and Professor in the CSUF Division of Politics, Administration and Justice, Professor Robert Castro, PhD, JD facilitated this visit by… Read more
Corey Weber Business Law Section (BLS) members, the new year is now underway and the BLS has been actively engaged in fulfilling the CLA’s mission of promoting excellence, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law.  The CLA continues to publish cutting-edge eBulletins on new case law and legislative updates on an ongoing basis and will be hosting in-person MCLE events and networking events throughout the year. Diversity and… Read more

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