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How you interact in negotiations has a direct and immediate impact on your results. Yet we tend to engage and make these decisions off-the-cuff. Don’t. Instead, take advantage of the experts’ proven research so you will use the most effective strategies and get your best deals. Read more
The practice of law is one of the most stressful and intense professions in existence, yet very few lawyers have ever received training on how stress and other mental/emotional challenges impair cognitive functioning and the competent practice of law. Read more
I receive emails, phone calls and text messages regularly from lawyers who are struggling with fear and anxiety and feel that they are on the edge of becoming dysfunctional as a result of these issues. It is time to talk about this condition in a practical way so that anyone who is having symptoms of paralyzing fear and anxiety can begin to work on getting better. Read more
Our country has been focused for many weeks now on the very important presidential election coming up tomorrow. If early voting numbers are any indication, we could be looking at a record turnout. This is great news for our representative democracy, also known as our republic. Read more
It is not uncommon for lawyers to seek to limit the scope of a representation for a variety of reasons. These might include a lack of knowledge or experience in a practice area, the need for particular expertise, or the lawyer’s or client’s limited resources. California Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2, Scope of Representation and Allocation of Authority, went into effect on November 1, 2018. Read more
In recognition of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, two leading California women judges will reflect on the significance of the 19th Amendment and women’s contributions to the legal profession, and to the public generally, since receiving the right to vote. Read more
This program will analyze California’s process for citizen-made law and the propositions on the November ballot, including legal and political issues surrounding ballot titles and summaries; signature-gathering; ballot measure campaigns and how issues are sold to the public; supporters, opponents, and the reasons for the positions; major sources of funding; potential impact; and the interplay with the Legislature. Read more
California Lawyers Association (“CLA”) is pleased to announce the formation of its new Privacy Law Section, which will focus on thought leadership around the legal, regulatory, and business issues involving privacy in the digital age. Read more
Reparations are a vehicle many groups who have been oppressed have used to provide some recompense. Reparations are a good place to start with dealing with the harm inflicted on marginalized groups, but they are more than just financial. The State of California is currently studying how Reparations for African Americans will look. Read more
Join us for the Solo and Small Firm Summit, October 7-8! If you're a solo or small-firm attorney, this is not one to miss. Read more

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