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

The clock has sprung forward which means that Spring is just around the corner and with it, COVID-19, now famously known as the Corona Virus pandemic. Phrases like social distancing are now forever part of our vocabulary. Read more
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, the world around us is changing rapidly, the practice of family law being no exception. As practitioners and judicial officers we are now faced with an array of issues never experienced before, be it court closures, limited financial resources of litigants, and the balance of our own health and safety. All of these have the high potential to impair our ability to perform our essential services to the public. Read more
Recent Family Law Cases (current through 3/21/20)
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By: Stephen D. Hamilton, CFLS
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Read more
The Real Property Law Section (“Section”) is seeking interested members to fill the newly created Practice Area Committees. Read more
The California Lawyers Association, Real Property Law Section, held a networking event on March 5, 2020 at Reid & Hellyer, APC, a legacy Riverside firm where Marie Wood, an Advisor to RPLS's Executive Committee, practices real estate and business litigation as well as immigration law. Read more
Please note the Real Property 39th Annual Real Property Spring Conference has been canceled. This article was written prior to the cancellation. For more information about the cancellation, click here. Spring Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs: Ashley Peterson & Elizabeth Blair Interview by John (J.R.) Richards So we are all really excited to hear more about the CLA Real Property Spring Conference, can you give us a thumbnail outline about what you are offering? ASHLEY: The Spring Conference has been one… Read more
In light of the evolving guidance regarding social distancing and other efforts to mitigate spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes—COVID-19, CLA made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel all in-person CLA meetings, events and activities for March and April. Unfortunately for our section, that means cancelling the much-anticipated Spring Conference and Cannabis Law Symposium that were scheduled for April 23-25. Read more
Message from the Chair Erich Shiners from the Labor and Employment Law monthly eNews Read more
The March issue of our Section’s Labor & Employment Law Review has a special Arbitration theme, featuring three articles on recent developments in that area. Read more
The Committee on Appellate Courts promotes excellence in appellate practice and has members from across the state. The committee recently submitted comments to the Judicial Council on proposed revisions to the California Rules of Court, rules 8.851 (appointment of counsel in misdemeanor appeals) and 8.401(b) (access to juvenile case files on appeal). Read more

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