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In its 36th year, a Week in Legal London is pleased to continue the tradition of providing exciting new opportunities for interaction with UK colleagues at exceptional legal and historic destinations. Because of the special relationships we have formed over many years, this is an exclusive experience to visit places the public does not have access. Read more
Lawyers have been passing down bad writing habits from generation to generation. In this program, the “CLE Performer” Stuart Teicher, Esq. teaches a new, more concise way of persuasive legal writing —  a paradigm he calls the “Surgical Strike.”  Stuart explains how lawyers can make their writings clear, concise, and direct by using Plain English. Read more
As the legal landscape evolves, attorneys are embracing technology to automate workflows, boost profitability, and gain a competitive edge. In this article, we explore the top legal tech features that can help your firm get a leg up on the competition. Read more
The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is proud to announce the election of new officers to lead the organization and its Board of Representatives. As the voluntary bar association for California attorneys, CLA is the statewide leader in representing attorneys of all practice areas.  Read more
The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is pleased to announce the attorney influencers who will be honored during the closing ceremony of the Annual Meeting at the President's Gala on September 23, 2023. Read more
The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is pleased to celebrate Judge Mark A. Juhas, Superior Court of Los Angeles County, as the recipient of the 2023 Aranda Award. Each year, the Aranda Award, co-sponsored by the Judicial Council, California Lawyers Association, and California Judges Association, in association with the California Commission on Access to Justice, is given to a judge who demonstrates a long-term, tireless commitment to improving and promoting fairness and access to the courts.  Read more
This program will examine the intersection between ethics and diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal industry.  Topics will include leveraging diversity to maximize the benefits of diversity of thought and experience in providing legal services, under-representation as systemic inequality in traditional law firm/organizational culture, the importance of meaningful diversity initiatives vs. cosmetic change.  The prohibition of discrimination, harassment and retaliation and the lawyer’s duties under Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4.1 and other laws will also be discussed. Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 5, 2023): The New Lawyers Section (NLS) of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) has announced Monica Valencia, an attorney, and Air Force Veteran as the recipient of the 2023 Jack Berman Award of Achievement. The prestigious annual award recognizes a new California lawyer (in their first eight years of service) for distinguished service to the public, judiciary, or legal profession. The 2023 Jack Berman Award of Achievement will be officially presented to Monica at a special reception… Read more
They say that “time flies when you are having fun.” As attorneys, we know that time also flies when we are incredibly busy. It would be a huge understatement to say I am grateful for the privilege I had to be your Chair for this past year. But the reality is, it is hard to believe a whole year has gone by already because I, as the  Chair, the board, sections, staff, the President and Vice President and the entire organization of CLA have been so busy we all have been flying through this year.  Read more
California Lawyers Association has added a new law student track of content specially curated for the brilliant legal minds of the next generation. Read more

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