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As we head to the polls this week for the California primary, we are reminded of the awesome responsibility that comes with exercising the fundamental right to vote, a right critical to our system and the rule of law at the heart of the mission of the California Lawyers Association. Read more
For decades I was a practicing lawyer. Now I, along with volunteer officers, help lead a bar association. I enjoy leading the California Lawyers Association and here’s why. Leading CLA provides opportunities to step back from the day-to-day grind of getting stuff done as an attorney and to consider the entire profession from a higher altitude. These opportunities pop up in many ways. For example, last week I attended an event celebrating Mansfield certified firms. Read more
The Public Rights Project is accepting applications from government attorneys for its 2020 Affirmative Leaders Fellowship program. The deadline is March 6. Read more
The United States District Court, Central District of California, is accepting applications for the position of administrative law clerk to the Chief U. S. District Judge. Read more
Take our one-hour webinar, “Unconscious Bias and the Legal Profession,” for the tools you need to identify and eliminate bias. Read more
The vast majority of lawyers in California are hard working and conscientious; they have a desire to do what is right and complete any work they have been hired to do thoroughly and to the best of their ability. This is why we became lawyers, to do for others what they are unable to do adequately for themselves. Read more
The American Bar Association House of Delegates approved a plan last month to designate the California Lawyers Association as the primary state bar association representing California at the ABA. Read more
2020 will be a year for the California Lawyers Association to innovate, adapt, change and grow. And I couldn’t be more excited. That said, change and growth can be hard and scary. Read more
With the Iowa Caucuses officially kicking off the 2020 presidential election season, many of our clients, colleagues and friends will be turning their attention to politics and asking themselves important questions about the future of our country. Read more
The Practice Program of the Northern District of California invites you to a February 26 panel focused on fostering diversity in patent and intellectual property trial teams, including identifying the diversity-oriented concerns in these types of trials and strategies for addressing those concerns. Read more

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