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The 2020 CLA Solo & Small Firm Summit has been rescheduled from June 11-13. The new online event will be tailored to the solo or small firm practitioner. More information about this program and registration will be available at a later date. Read more
In this compelling presentation, you will learn about the harmful physical and mental effects of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction. How do we recognize use and abuse of alcohol and other substances? Read more
This presentation will provide an overview of the manner in which social media usage can implicate an attorney’s ethical duties, including the duty of care, confidentiality, and loyalty. Read more
“Nothing lasts forever.” “This too shall pass.” I know it. You know it. We all know, in our heads, that nothing lasts forever and at some point, many of the changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic will end. They will end either because we learn to live with the virus just as we have learned to live with flu, the common cold and HIV, or because there is a vaccine or a cure. Read more
The rapidly changing landscape we face poses opportunities as well as challenges for the CLA community in our work as professionals and in our service of the public. As a result, as attorneys we must make our maintaining norms an even more important and intrinsic part of our entire practice, including such activities as disparate as participating in remote hearings and depositions, integrating new technologies into our practices, or wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Read more
The California Lawyers Association is excited to announce its partnership with Legal Access Alameda on a program to help low-income Californians deal with COVID-19 related legal issues. Read more
The U.S. Court of Appeals of the Ninth Circuit has appointed Cuauhtemoc Ortega as Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California. Read more
California reportedly is home to the largest marijuana industry in the world, with nearly $3 billion in sales in 2019, according to market researchers. The state legalized medical cannabis in 1996, and then, in 2016, voters passed Proposition 64 and legalized recreational cannabis. Lawyers have been involved with the industry since the beginning, a practice area that only continues to grow. Read more
Here is the setting: A pandemic has changed the way we live and decimated our economy, coupled with protests calling for racial justice. Meanwhile, everyone seems to have a different opinion about how to solve these overwhelming challenges. Read more
How you negotiate in these situations may also permanently impact your practice and reputation. And it will certainly affect your results, for yourself and your clients. Learn what strategies and tactics you should use - and what you should avoid - during these surreal times. Read more

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