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The California Young Lawyers Association is pleased to award the 2020 Jack Berman Award of Achievement to Mayra Joachin. The California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) annually confers the Jack Berman Award of Achievement to recognize a new or young California lawyer within their first eight years of practice for distinguished service to the public, the judiciary, or the legal profession. We had an outstanding pool of nominees this year, and we would like to recognize and thank everyone who took… Read more
According to the State Bar of California, the purpose of Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) is to ensure active licensees “remain current regarding the law, the obligations and standards of the legal profession, and the management of their practices.” Read more
Often the best advice comes from your peers. We asked members of the CYLA Executive Committee to share their “survival tips.” Here is what they recommended. Read more
Rose Carmen Goldberg is our 2019 recipient of the Jack Berman Award. The award will be conferred to her at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 10th. We welcome all of you to register and join us for the event. The California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) annually confers the Jack Berman Award of Achievement. This award recognizes a new or young California lawyer within their first eight years of practice for distinguished service to the public, the judiciary, or the legal… Read more
CYLA is pleased to offer our members a new self-study article this month, titled Using Metadata in Depositions. The article is available for purchase for $20, and upon completion of the article and examination you will receive one hour (1.0) of self-study MCLE credit. Read more
As summer begins, CYLA would like to warmly welcome all the new members to the California Bar. We had CYLA executive committee members present in Sacramento, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Oakland to greet new members at the swearing in ceremonies. Read more
CYLA is seeking self-study articles from California law practitioners to add to its catalog of low-cost online MCLE materials. To be eligible for consideration, submissions should cover a subject of particular importance to new attorneys and must be 1,250 to 2,500 words long and be accompanied by a 20-question multiple choice or true/false assessment. Read more
On March 20, 2019, CYLA members attended the inaugural CLA Legislative Day in Sacramento. Speakers included Assembly members Mark Stone and Ash Kalra, Senators Hannah-Beth Jackson and Andreas Borgeas, Cory Jasperson of the Judicial Council of California, and Che Salinas of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office. Read more
Have you heard? A comprehensive set of new Rules of Professional Conduct were approved by the California Supreme Court last year. The new Rules represent the first comprehensive rewrite of the Rules of Professional Conduct in almost 30 years. Read more
In a partial victory for certain student-loan debtors planning to use the Department of Education’s (the “Department”) federal student-loan forgiveness program, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling in February regarding the Department’s decision to reverse its determination on whether certain organizations were “qualified public service organizations” for purposes of the 2007 Public Service Loan Forgiveness (“PSLF”) law. Read more

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