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

It’s Monday morning, you turn on your computer, and marvel at the infinite number of e-mails of which need responding. You scratch your head as you start the process of prioritizing what will get attention first. Suddenly, the phone rings and it’s your client. She says she just received a panel of chiropractic physicians requested by applicant’s counsel and does not understand why a chiropractor would be evaluating a right hand injury. Read more
The CLA Workers’ Compensation section established the Unpublished Cases Review and Legislation Subcommittees as permanent standing groups. I have the privilege of serving as chair of both subcommittees. The former reviews all cases originating with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and selected additional Court of Appeal decisions, originally designated as unpublished. Read more
I find it hard to believe that it is already March. If you are like me, you are still getting over the holidays and trying to figure out how to make the most of this year. As we try to resolve the issues left over from last year and as we approach Spring, the new Rules of Practice and Procedure for the WCAB have taken center-stage in our daily practices. Our CLA WC Section Education committee has been busy preparing for the next big conference which will feature several panels designed to educate practitioners about these new rules. Read more
Recent Family Law Cases (current through 2/24/2020)
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By: Stephen D. Hamilton, CFLS Read more
The Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM) is seeking new members for our next term. FLEXCOM is an exciting way to give back to the family law community through legislative review and drafting, continuing legal education, and writing. Our committee is comprised of a diverse group of family law practitioners throughout the State of California with a wide variety of expertise and we need you! Read more
Welcome to the NEW California Lawyers Association-lnternational Law Newsletter (“CLA-INT’L News”)! Read more
2020 is shaping up to be another great year for the CLA International Law Section. Our leadership has redoubled its efforts to provide leading international legal content, and we have revamped and increased investment in both our International Law Journal and CLA-INT’L News. Read more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently announced that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has appointed DavidGooder to be the new Commissioner for Trademarks. As Commissioner, Gooder will be responsible for oversight of all aspects of the USPTO’s Trademarks organization. Read more
2019 is done. It’s time to assess the most important developments in California Workers’ Comp in 2019. Read more
AB 749 was signed into law and took effect on January 1, 2020. The law places certain restrictions on employment resignation agreements. Some employers are asking if the law prohibits asking for a resignation and agreement not to re-apply as a condition of entering into a C&R Agreement. Read more

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