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Along with turkey and football, this time of year at the California Lawyers Association tends to bring renewed focus on membership recruiting. While many members may not spend a lot of time thinking about membership outside of renewal season, our professional membership and marketing team wake up every day thinking about how we can create more value for our members and what we can do to grow membership. And they have some pretty sophisticated marketing and social media tools at their disposal. Read more
With pro bono work an integral part of the legal community, last month's national recognition week was a way to not only spotlight opportunities but celebrate the widespread benefits for both clients and attorneys. Read more
Recent demographic data shows that the California legal profession has made significant progress since 2006 in adding more women and people of color to the bench and bar. However, more advancement is needed to reflect the state’s diversity, the data shows. Read more
I receive emails, phone calls and text messages regularly from lawyers who are struggling with fear and anxiety and feel that they are on the edge of becoming dysfunctional as a result of these issues. It is time to talk about this condition in a practical way so that anyone who is having symptoms of paralyzing fear and anxiety can begin to work on getting better. Read more
Our country has been focused for many weeks now on the very important presidential election coming up tomorrow. If early voting numbers are any indication, we could be looking at a record turnout. This is great news for our representative democracy, also known as our republic. Read more
It is not uncommon for lawyers to seek to limit the scope of a representation for a variety of reasons. These might include a lack of knowledge or experience in a practice area, the need for particular expertise, or the lawyer’s or client’s limited resources. California Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2, Scope of Representation and Allocation of Authority, went into effect on November 1, 2018. Read more
Responding to member interest and capping off a busy two weeks for the association, CLA has created a new section focused on legal issues, regulations and education of the profession on privacy law, writes C.E.O. Ona Alston Dosunmu. Read more
First we mourn. Then we fight. President Emilio Varanini and incoming Board of Representatives Chair Betty Williams reflect on what we can do to honor the legacy of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more
When people think of high-profile hacks, their minds don’t usually drift to the legal world. However, recent security breaches at several large firms, including Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, have highlighted the vulnerabilities law firms face. Read more
I often tell the legal students I mentor that I know how lucky I am to be where I am today. Read more

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