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Updates and events from the California Young Lawyers Association

Legal accessibility is the act of making legal knowledge and services available to the general populace; and involves making legal information, materials, and tools usable to everyone, including making it available in different languages and to those with disabilities. Read more
Near the end of 2019, the State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct issued Formal Opinion 2019-199 regarding an attorney’s obligations concerning third-party website “profiles” of her/himself effectively advertising on her/his behalf. Read more
This program is an introductory course on the tools new attorneys can use when their case gets side-lined due to a bankruptcy filing. Read more
Join us for this webinar in which the presenter will explain the nuts and bolts of premarital agreements and touch on all aspects of the agreement, including relevant issues including case and client management, etc. 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
CYLA 101 series webinars cover the substantive and procedural basics of the law, delve into case study examples and how the presenters were able to find work in the area, and provide recommendations to those who want to work in that field or gain further knowledge of the law. The topic for this 101 webinar is the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which is an important area for many lawyers to have a basic understanding – especially those interested in Environmental Law, Real Property Law, and Public Law. All the panelists for this webinar are Young Lawyers practicing in the field of CEQA. Read more
Capacity issues are at the core of many trust and estate disputes.  There are different types of capacity to consider when assessing an individual’s ability to make a certain decision or perform a given task, whether it be entering into a contract, making a will, managing a complex trust, or making day-to-day decisions concerning one’s financial affairs or self-care.  This presentation will cover the standards for assessing capacity, and provide an overview of statutory authority and case law relevant to such issues. Read more
By Jeremy M. Evans Growth is an instrumental part of life. “Improvise, adapt, and overcome,” as actor Clint Eastwood said in the movie Heartbreak Ridge. Without growth, we cannot weather the storms of change. Growth comes to us in many forms, but mainly through life experiences that challenge us. More often than not, it is people, faith, and past experiences that allow us to succeed through the trying times. Building a law practice and clientele is one of the hardest… 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

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