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The California Supreme Court recently ordered the approval of new Rule of Professional Conduct 8.3 (Reporting Professional Misconduct), sometimes referred to (perhaps derogatorily) as the “snitch rule,” which went into effect on August 1, 2023. In addition, the California Legislature recently passed, and Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law, state Senate Bill No. 40 (the annual State Bar licensing fee bill), which (among other things) added new Section 6090.8 to the California Business and Professions Code, effective January 1, 2024. Read more
California Lawyers Association hosted 90 fifth-grade students and their teachers from Harborside Elementary School at a Civic Education Luncheon during CLA’s Annual Meeting in San Diego on September 22, 2023. The students were joined by over 40 judges and attorneys, who generously volunteered their time to engage with them in a fun and interactive civics program called “No Animals Allowed.” Read more
This month the California Lawyers Association (CLA) is launching its first-ever association-wide annual theme: Building the Future. And what better way to build our future than to give back. Read more
California Lawyers Association wrapped up its third annual Walking Challenge in September. Organized by the Health and Wellness Committee, the challenge featured legal professionals from all across the state, along with their friends and family, competing in teams to complete a virtual route spanning the extreme points of Great Britain.  Read more
California Lawyers Association (CLA) sponsored a resolution encouraging jurisdictions to create and fully fund rural practice loan forgiveness programs. The American Bar Association’s (ABA) House of Delegates approved Resolution 400 at the 2023 ABA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, on August 7, 2023.  Read more
John Carter, Darcy Brown and I, along with the immeasurable help of outgoing Section Chair Kim Bick and CLA Staff Pam Amundsen, have been very busy planning California Lawyers Association’s 32nd Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite, and so hope you can join us, October 19–22, 2023, at the Tenaya Lodge. There is truly no better way to earn CLE than enjoying that crisp mountain air, being inspired by the absolute beauty of the area combined with the company of the premier environmental attorneys of our era.  Read more
What is your goal, and how can I help? You will hear me ask this frequently as your new CLA President. You will also observe me encouraging members to get more involved in leadership with CLA. Read more
I am still reeling from the positive energy of this year’s Annual Meeting and the visible impact that California Lawyers Association (CLA) has on our community locally and globally. Read more
California Lawyers Association’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section is proud to present the 2023 Golden State Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Institute (GSI) on October 26 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.  Read more
The California Lawyers Association (CLA) Bar Leaders Conference and separately the Annual Meeting and CLA & California Judges Association (CJA) Presidents Gala (CLA & CJA Presidents Gala) at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in America’s Finest City, San Diego, California, were a resounding success. The educational sessions were well received and attended. The keynotes were fantastic. The swearing-in ceremony was memorable. The excitement reached a fever pitch for the Second Annual CLA & CJA Presidents Gala.  Read more

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