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Articles and updates from the monthly eNews’s of CLA sections

Recent Family Law Cases
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When people think of high-profile hacks, their minds don’t usually drift to the legal world. However, recent security breaches at several large firms, including Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, have highlighted the vulnerabilities law firms face. Read more
I often tell the legal students I mentor that I know how lucky I am to be where I am today. Read more
The CLA’s Diversity Outreach Advisory Committee (DOC) is preparing to launch a video project to capture pathways of diverse attorneys into their practice. The videos will feature diverse law practitioners, judges, and possibly law students across the state of California. Read more
A recent federal court holding reminds us of the importance of engaging and properly utilizing expert witnesses in litigation, especially in malpractice actions against lawyers. Read more
As a person who is quite easily distracted and who can be chaotic without a concerted effort, I know the struggle to hold a full-time job and have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read more
CLA, in partnership with Legal Aid Association of California, and in collaboration with the newly independent California Access to Justice Commission, hosted two convening meetings on September 11. Read more
Courtesy of CEB, we are bringing you selected legal developments in areas of California business law that are covered by CEB’s publications. This month’s feature is from the September 2020 update to Sales and Mergers of California Businesses. References are to the book’s section numbers. Read more
It is beyond obvious that computers have radically changed commercial practices. Something more than the traditional paper instruments is needed in a world where asparagus loaded being loaded on a plane at LAX will be on a dinner plate in Tokyo the next evening. This need is filled by documents produced on and exchanged by computer. Some of these changes employing computers go beyond the production and exchange of documents and instruments and constitute electronic assets with or representing value, such as virtual currency. Read more
Welcome to the 2020-2021 California Lawyers Association (CLA)/Bar year! Working with BLS has been a rewarding, humbling endeavor and it is an honor to serve as BLS Chair. Read more

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