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Many lawyers feel hesitant to try meditation, which can seem alien and inaccessible from the vantage point of a professional culture that places great value on logic and reason. The Anxious Lawyer provides a straightforward 8-week introductory program on meditation and mindfulness, created by lawyers for lawyers. The program draws on examples from the authors’ professional and personal lives to create an accessible and enjoyable entry into practices that can reduce anxiety, improve focus and clarity, and enrich the quality of life. Read more
1 Hour MCLE; 1 Legal Ethics Lawyers make all kinds of mistakes when billing and dealing with client funds. Sometimes they are accidentally, other times more nefarious. Join the CLE Performer, Stuart Teicher, Esq., as he explores these concerns. Rules 1.5, 8.4, and 1.15 will be discussed. Register Here Stuart I. Teicher, Esq. is a professional legal educator who focuses  on ethics law and writing instruction. A practicing attorney for over  two decades, Stuart’s career is now dedicated to helping… Read more
Breast cancer is one of the most feared diseases in the world. But did you know that only 5-10 percent of all breast cancer comes from an inherited gene mutation? That’s right. Up to 90 percent of cancer results from the dietary and lifestyle choices we make every single day — not genetics. Read more
What are the best practices for maintaining positive and productive client relations? A successful lawyer works with the client to establish client objectives, and anticipates, minimizes and de-escalates common client concerns and complaints. Effective lawyers keep their clients informed as to their ongoing matters, including external and internal communications, so that clients understand what their lawyers are doing, what their lawyers cannot do, when their lawyers are going to respond, and how much the engagement will cost, while avoiding typical pitfalls that can create misunderstanding and derail the attorney-client relationship. Read more
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions seeks comments by November 17, 2021 on draft formal opinion advising judges on ethical considerations when providing feedback to attorneys on their courtroom performance. For a PDF version, click here. California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions350 McAllister Street, San Francisco, California INVITATION TO COMMENT[CJEO Draft Formal Opinion 2021-018] TitleCommittee on Judicial Ethics OpinionsDraft Formal Opinion 2021-018;Providing Feedback on Attorney CourtroomPerformanceAction RequestedReview and submit comments byNovember 17, 2021Proposed Date of… Read more
In 2020, the State Bar’s Board of Trustees directed formation of a California Paraprofessionals Working Group, charged with developing recommendations for consideration by the Board of Trustees for the creation of a paraprofessional licensure/certification program. Join the State Bar’s Executive Director and CLA’s appointed member on the Working Group for a discussion of the Working Group’s final set of recommendations and background leading up to those recommendations, covering areas that include licensing requirements; regulation; discipline; practice areas and permissible scope of services; and program implementation. Read more
The entertainment and media landscape has changed and continues to expand. Streaming is now the dominant player in consuming content. Hollywood executives continue to adapt to the changing times, while consumers and content creation continues to be led by a "Golden Age" of a creator economy. Read more
First, we would like to start with a thank you. We are privileged and honored to serve you as your incoming President of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) and Chair of the Board of Representatives of CLA. We would like to share a bit about ourselves and our goals to help CLA remain true to its brand as the bar association for ALL California lawyers. Read more
Eating a plant-based diet can reduce your risk for breast cancer and help stop recurrence. Read more

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