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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
Legislative Day returns for its sixth consecutive year! Save the date for April 3, 2024. Read more
Why do we have so many cat sayings; what do they mean; and do they really teach anything about attorney ethics? Stuart Teicher, the CLE Performer (and certified cat lover) will explain it all. Join him as he talks about the origins of cat sayings and explains the ethics lessons provided by each. Sayings (and topics) include: -Curiosity might have killed the cat, but it could save a lawyer when advising, Rule 2.1 -Letting the ethical cat out of the bag and confidentiality, Rule 1.6 -Cat's got your tongue? The lawyer's need to communicate, Rule 1.4. Read more
To Provide practical yoga techniques to effectively manage and reduce stress and introduce the benefits of yoga for stress management and promote holistic well- being among legal professions. Read more
The California Asian Pacific American Judges Association (CAPAJA) in partnership with California Lawyers Association is pleased to invite you to a FREE online program on March 6, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. This is the fourth in our series of informational panel discussions on the work of the Administrative Judiciary. Our fourth panel will feature Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) who have worked for more than one agency. Read more
During the last weekend in January, the California Lawyers Association’s Board of Representatives completed its long-range planning meeting. The Board started with a recap of the organization since its inception in 2018 as a reminder of all of the excellent progress that has been made since we separated from the State Bar as a result of the mandate in SB 36. From siloed sections, we have built a robust and unified organization. Then, with an eye toward building the future, we took a hard look at how we want to be defined and who we serve. The Board was unanimous in its re-commitment to serve California lawyers through top-quality speakers, cutting-edge issues, timely updates, and proactive advocacy. Read more
February has been called the month of love. Romantics happily look toward creativity or capitalism to celebrate their joy. Cynics note the overuse of the word from loving a person to a song, a meal, a color, or an expression. You get the idea. Those people prefer words like appreciate or enjoy.  Read more
California Lawyers Association (CLA) has launched a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will conclude in the Fall of 2024 with a white paper on suggestions for how the legal profession in California should be regulated and how attorneys should respond, adapt, and learn. The task force also aims to offer insight into where companies can assist the legal industry in the 21st century. Read more
Do you know the entities providing resources for California attorneys and their clients? Attorneys are often unaware of the purpose of some of these entities and the many free resources they offer attorneys and our fellow Californians. Our over 20 years of experience serving as staff, consultants, board members, and volunteers for these organizations has given us a comprehensive understanding of what’s available to you and some resources and services you may not have heard of previously. We hope this short guide will help you access resources for your practice and your network.   Read more
I started hiking in earnest in May 2020, two months after the world, or at least the San Francisco area, came to an abrupt halt due to COVID-19. At that time, hiking was one of the few pandemic-friendly social activities besides sitting in a friend’s backyard six feet away from each other. As some may recall, in May 2020, San Francisco’s mandate extended to outdoor activities. We complied, somewhat begrudgingly, during our hike from Ocean Beach, at the end of Sloat Boulevard, to Mount Davidson, shrouded in fog, of course, and back, via a pitstop at El Toreador, on West Portal, for a steaming hot burrito on a characteristically cold San Francisco night.  Read more

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