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This introductory webinar will provide an overview of how the four basic intellectual property tools (trademarks, copyrights, patents, & trade secrets) are being deployed by the legal cannabis industry in the U.S. (with a focus on California businesses and entrepreneurs). Read more
Even before the applicant is seen by the PQME, a lot can be litigated about the PQME. This presentation addresses the most frequent issues that arise before the PQME evaluation, including how the WCAB addresses disputes about the medical specialty, timing of the PQME request, cancellation of the PQME evaluation, replacement panels and timeliness of the reports, and more. Read more
If you want to be your own boss and develop your legal empire, listen to two experts on starting, developing, and sustaining a law practice. California attorneys Cindy Elkins and Jeremy Evans have 40+ plus years of experience on running successful law practices in major legal markets. Read more
Learn or re-learn the 1, 2, 3 of how to properly impeach a witness. Learn the ins and outs of rehabilitating an impeached witness. It’s been a while since mock impeachments in law school. Read more
What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Rolda? If you thought of a quirky 70’s sitcom starring Valerie Harper, you owe it to yourself to come to the CLA Workers’ Compensation Spring Conference. Read more
Over the last several years there have been a plethora of cases by the WCAB applying the Kite decision, which is the case that paved the way for the adding of permanent disability ratings instead of using the Combined Values Chart (CVC). Read more
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
Recently, CYLA Executive Committee member Skyler Gray, who serves as Deputy Legal Counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, interviewed Santa Clara Law Professor Eric Goldman for CYLA eNews. Professor Goldman specializes in the intersection of technology and the law, and the conversation covered his research into the legal interpretation of emojis. Read more
As COVID-19 has affected nearly every segment of daily life, some major life milestones, such as celebrations, weddings, graduations, and the California Bar Exam, have also been impacted. Generally, the California Bar exam is administered in February and July, in-person, every year. Read more
Don’t be caught by surprise! Have you had a case where you were certain you would win your case only to have the Board find you did not have substantial evidence? Read more

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