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California courts have begun postponing trials and taking other steps to limit the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant, which has sent the state’s COVID-19 infection rate climbing to new highs. Read more
This article addresses certain unique conflict of interest issues that arise in connection with the sale of a business. Read more
Numerous new laws recently took effect that are of interest to California lawyers. Make sure you’re up to speed on all the changes, some of which are highlighted below. These laws went into effect January 1, 2022, unless otherwise stated. Read more
As we kick off 2022, we hope you are taking advantage of the many benefits of belonging to the California Lawyers Association. Read more
Oyango A. Snell, former in-house counsel for the Western States Petroleum Association, was named CEO and Executive Director of CLA last month following a nationwide search. We interviewed him shortly after he started on Dec. 13. Following are some excerpts from the interview. Read more
Have you met your goals for the year? How are you shaping your goals for the year ahead? As 2021 comes to a close, it’s a good time to look back on the year and evaluate your law firm’s performance. What changes have been made, and where you can improve in the year to come? The new year is a good time for a fresh start, but if you wait until January 1, the year will have already started by… Read more
We are thrilled to announce the arrival this month of CLA’s new CEO and Executive Director, Oyango A. Snell. He comes to us from the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), where he served as the organization’s first in-house general counsel in its 114-year history. Read more
By now, you should have received your annual license fee notice from the State Bar of California. Did you know that you can renew your CLA membership at the same time you pay your yearly license fees? Read more
California’s AB 150, which was signed into law on July 16, 2021, may provide an opportunity for owners of pass-through entities to negate the $10,000 limit on the SALT deduction. Read more
Earlier this year, CLA held its first diversity stakeholders meeting, convening policy experts, program providers, bar association leaders, judges and law school representatives. Last month CLA published a report on the meeting, which was designed to bring attention to all the work being done in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and pathway-to-law space in California. Read more

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