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Welcome to 2020! Looking 50 years into the future, the year 2070 seems so far away from now. But to put that in perspective, 50 years ago was the year 1970. Time presses forward, and each passing year brings new trends, fads, and technologies. For California lawyers, the pace of change seems to be accelerating: many of the technologies and processes that worked for the legal industry just 10 years ago are becoming obsolete. Read more
The Bottom Line, LPMT's members-only online publication, is back after take a long hiatus due to the development of CLA's new website. With back issues now on the website, LPMT's editorial volunteers are proud to make available a new edition, Volume 39. Read more
The public and attorneys have an opportunity to submit written comments about policy issues before the Board of Trustees. These issues include formal opinions regarding data breaches, advising a cannabis business, and alternative litigation funding. Comments may be directed to the address listed on each proposal by the deadline. Read more
Overwhelm can tank a day faster than just about anything else. When you have more email than you can handle, an out-of-control task list, and phone calls that just won’t stop, it’s almost impossible to operate effectively. Even if you manage to limp along, you may find that you’re distracted and that things are falling through the cracks. Over the years, I’ve honed in on a variety of methods to beat overwhelm, and these are the top 10, based on my own experience and client feedback: Read more
While the abilities to focus and concentrate are paramount to being a lawyer, it seems that interruptions and distractions constantly pull us away from what we are doing. When we try to give our attention to everything coming our way, we lose focus and cannot concentrate. Even though we know that focusing on one thing at a time is the only way to really concentrate on it, we still have the habit of pulling that focus away. Read more
As 2019 comes to a close, here is a look ahead to some of the legislation going into effect on January 1, 2020, that affects employers in California. Read more
“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” goes the epigram attributed to 19th century French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr. I could not help but think of that as I reviewed the results of the 2019 Legal Technology Survey Report produced by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. Read more
LPMT Executive Committee New Members on the LPMT Executive Committee The following members will be joining the Executive Committee following the CLA Annual Meeting.  They have been selected to serve a 3-year term. Chad Morgan | Attorney, Los AngelesJeremy Salvador | Public Member, ValenciaMark G. Griffin | Attorney, San FranciscoKai Ellis | Public Member (paralegal), Los AngelesThomas A. Richard | Attorney, OaklandPerry Segal | Attorney, Redwood City These new members will join the following continuing members on the Executive Committee: … Read more
Time truly has flown quickly by as my chairmanship comes to an end, I must say it has been a great journey and learning experience for me. Read more
The public and attorneys have an opportunity to submit written comments about policy issues before the Board of Trustees. These issues include formal opinions regarding ethical obligations when departing firm and advising a cannabis business; and rules of procedures setting forth guidelines for imposition and collection of monetary sanctions, appointment and authority, and file release and retention duties. Read more

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