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In the realm of labor and employment law, few events stand as testament to longevity and relevance quite like the Advanced Wage and Hour Conference and the Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Law Section. Read more
Sometimes, the law provides a cruel tease. We think we finally may get an answer to something, perhaps filling a gap in authority that we see on a recurring basis. Read more
California Lawyers Association’s Environmental, Social and Governance Interest Group released two new episodes of our ESG-in-Law video series. The episodes featured discussions with Karyn Polak and Kristina Wyatt. They cover issues related to the new SEC Climate Disclosure rules and California Climate Disclosure laws, as well as the importance of making impact investments accessible to non-accredited retail investors.  Read more
Many legal organizations provide listserv discussion groups for their members to exchange information, raise questions about current events or developments in the law, or seek input about matters member lawyers are handling.  Such organizations may have express eligibility requirements for lawyers to participate on the listserv, usually limiting participation to lawyers who practice in a particular area and (usually) who represent clients on a particular side of that practice area.  The reason for such rules is clear:  members want to be able to freely share information and ideas, without being concerned that the other side may obtain access.  Additional formal or informal rules may require that members not disclose the content of listserv discussions to people outside the listserv, or other similar limitations. Read more
The California Lawyers Foundation (CLF) is continuing its work to provide education and opportunities for all California attorneys from the next generation of attorneys through our high school programs to seasoned practitioners.  CLF has hosted programs concerning running for office, careers in high stakes entertainment litigation, front office sports legal teams, academic professionals, and much more.  CLF strives to highlight the beauty in community variety, while hosting programs that highlight pathways to practice and leadership in the legal profession.   Read more
It’s strange to look back in time and realize two thoughts at once: that I’ve been at CLA for only 5 months, yet it seems more like 5 years.  However, I’m excited about going to work every day. Imagine that. Why, you may ask?  Because I work with great colleagues and volunteers at a place that offers an opportunity to do good. Read more
Lawyers considering a career on the bench can find the appointment process bewildering. Some even feel excluded from the process based on perceived inadequacies or societal biases. To demystify this journey and equip individuals with necessary information, tools, and confidence, CLA’s Litigation Section is presenting its annual "Pathways to the Bench" program on June 7 in San Francisco. Kathleen A. Brewer, a litigator at Brewer Law Office, with members of the Litigation Section’s Executive Committee, is organizing the program. This live event will provide comprehensive insights into the processes involved in applying for both state and federal bench positions.   Read more
California Lawyers Association’s Environmental, Social and Governance Interest Group recently released three new episodes of its ESG-in-Law video series. The episodes featured discussions with Shannon Morrissey and June Hu. They cover issues related to the new SEC Climate Disclosure rules and California Climate Disclosure laws, and the importance of making impact investment accessible to non-accredited retail investors.  Read more
California Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 4.4, which was added to the most recent rules effective November 1, 2018, provides: Read more
When I was 15 years old, I started working at a McDonald’s restaurant for $3.35 per hour. After several months, I received my first raise of five cents per hour, for which I felt quite proud. That is until I told a friend’s father about my raise, who wasted no time pointing out that this raise would only amount to about $2 per month. My friend’s dad was very successful in business, and of course he was right. Although he extinguished my joy, he helped me quickly realize the financial value of my time. Read more

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