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New Lawyers Section

Updates and events from the New Lawyers Section

Performing pro bono work is an excellent opportunity for attorneys to gain substantive legal experience and expand access to justice. Read more
Conservatorship 101 will review the different types of conservatorships, some basic alternatives to conservatorships, situations where a conservatorship is necessary, and walks through the procedures to have a client appointed as conservator. Read more
The Trusts and Estates practice area can be difficult to acclimate to if you are transitioning from another type of practice or if you’re just getting started in your career. Read more
A lack of confidence can impact your decision making, performance at work, pursuit of new opportunities, and leadership potential. Emily Hirsekorn developed the Career Confidence Code, a six-part framework to help ambitious professionals build the confidence they need to navigate their careers effectively, enhance work performance and engagement, and develop as conscious leaders. In this program, Emily will discuss how one particular dimension---self-advocacy---can help you boost career confidence as you set healthy boundaries, get resourceful, manage your time, and speak up more at work. You'll leave the program with an action plan to start advocating for yourself more effectively and more often. Read more
The New Lawyers Section (“NLS”) of the California Lawyers Association (“CLA”) is pleased to award the 2022 Jack Berman Award of Achievement to Deeva Shah. The New Lawyers Section annually confers the Jack Berman Award of Achievement to recognize a new or young lawyer within their first eight years of practice. The award recognizes distinguished service to the public, the judiciary or the legal profession. This year’s pool of nominees were extremely competitive, and NLS thanks and recognizes everyone who… Read more
Based in positive psychology, executive coaching, and career development principles, Emily Hirsekorn has designed this program for lawyers looking to maximize their energy and performance at work to minimize career burnout. The program is relevant to lawyers in a variety of early-career stages, whether you are just transitioning from school to work, taking on new duties, transitioning roles, navigating workplace leadership, or simply desiring to show up as your best self in your career. After a brief introduction as to why confidence matters at all career stages, the program will teach three specific tools to help you manage imposter syndrome, maximize your strengths at work, and utilize the power of optimism for ongoing engagement and growth. Attendees will leave the program with new perspectives and actionable tools to put to use right away. Read more
EU Part Controller/Data Exporter and US Part of the Processor/Data Importer: Standard Contractual Clauses and their implementation, Schrems II, Transfer Impact Assessment, obligation measures, practical experience and outlook (Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework). Read more
The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is pleased to introduce its New Lawyers Section, formerly the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA). The new Section will provide California lawyers in their first three years of practice free access to the association’s standard membership plan—which includes access to an additional Section of their choice, free educational content, events, and other membership benefits. Read more
The California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) is pleased to announce that Gilberto Vera is the recipient of its 2021 Jack Berman Award of Achievement. CYLA annually confers the Jack Berman Award of Achievement to recognize a new or young lawyer within their first eight years of practice for their distinguished service to the public, the judiciary or the legal profession. This year's pool of nominees was extremely competitive, and we thank and recognize everyone who submitted nominations. Read more
By Marisa Choy, Sherry Jackman, and Sedina L. Banks Chemical exposure from consumer products is front and center for the American public.  In June 2021, Johnson & Johnson issued a nationwide recall of certain Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreens after internal testing identified low levels of benzene in the products.  In 2019, the Mark Ruffalo thriller “Dark Waters” gave the Hollywood treatment to the problem of PFAS pollution in drinking water, implicating everything from Teflon pans, to Gore-Tex hiking boots,… Read more

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