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News and updates from the California Lawyers Association

The 2020 CLA Solo & Small Firm Summit Charting Your Course has been postponed to a one day conference for Thursday, September 24th, 2020 before the Annual Meeting begins. The Summit agenda will include networking events, mentoring circles, and a vendor showcase with products and services tailored to the solo or small firm practitioner. Read more
Join these experienced ethics lawyers and litigators while they discuss ethical challenges IP lawyers commonly face. These include: representing multiple parties; in-house counsel conflicts; avoiding legal malpractice; the unauthorized practice of law; and dealing with unrepresented parties. Read more
At an emergency meeting held on March 28, 2020, the Judicial Council unanimously approved a number of measures to assist the courts. The Judicial Council’s actions follow the Governor’s emergency order empowering the Judicial Council and Chief Justice to take necessary temporary action to enable the courts to conduct business and continue to operate while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Join our upcoming webinar, "COVID-19: Legal Implications for Employers During and After the Pandemic" for all the latest on the pandemic and the legal world. Read more
As we head to the polls this week for the California primary, we are reminded of the awesome responsibility that comes with exercising the fundamental right to vote, a right critical to our system and the rule of law at the heart of the mission of the California Lawyers Association. Read more
For decades I was a practicing lawyer. Now I, along with volunteer officers, help lead a bar association. I enjoy leading the California Lawyers Association and here’s why. Leading CLA provides opportunities to step back from the day-to-day grind of getting stuff done as an attorney and to consider the entire profession from a higher altitude. These opportunities pop up in many ways. For example, last week I attended an event celebrating Mansfield certified firms. Read more
The Public Rights Project is accepting applications from government attorneys for its 2020 Affirmative Leaders Fellowship program. The deadline is March 6. Read more
The United States District Court, Central District of California, is accepting applications for the position of administrative law clerk to the Chief U. S. District Judge. Read more
Take our one-hour webinar, “Unconscious Bias and the Legal Profession,” for the tools you need to identify and eliminate bias. Read more
The vast majority of lawyers in California are hard working and conscientious; they have a desire to do what is right and complete any work they have been hired to do thoroughly and to the best of their ability. This is why we became lawyers, to do for others what they are unable to do adequately for themselves. Read more

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