California Lawyers Association

New Lawyers Section

Updates and events from the New Lawyers Section

Interested in working in the public sector? This free webinar will be a panel discussion with two attorneys that now work in the public sector – one with the County of Orange and one with the 4th District Court of Appeal. Among other things, in this discussion, the panelists will be asked questions about: Read more
It’s very rare in life that you meet an individual that leaves a lasting impact. Sometimes these moments are happenstance, sometimes curated. And if you are lucky to have those moments happen more than once, I’d say that is evidence enough that our world we always dreamed of is well within reach. Read more
Monica Valencia is a lawyer, clinical professor, non-profit director, activist and artist. She is from Echo Park in Los Angeles, California and grew up in an undocumented immigrant family, and later – a mixed-status family. Born to immigrant parents from Mexico, Monica very much grew up in an immigrant household as a first-generation Latina. As such, Spanish is her native language. Monica believes that her language and her culture are both important to her identity, but also to the ways in which she navigates her spaces in society.  She is the first in her family to attend college, graduate, and receive higher education. Read more
As with many other industries, artificial intelligence is reshaping the world of litigation at an incredible speed.  It is impossible to maintain an active litigation practice today without touching upon some aspect of AI. Firms, companies, and others are developing or have developed AI tools that touch every aspect of the life cycle of a lawsuit, including without limitation: Read more
There is a demographic shift taking place in the United States as one of the biggest transfers of wealth is underway. Read more
This webinar will provide new lawyers with an overview of how to effectively respond to written discovery and strategies to reduce the potential for motions to compel while also preserving your client’s rights at the time of trial. Read more
Join the New Lawyers Section of CLA on June 15th, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, for "Sippin' in the Sities," an exciting #networking event for new lawyers across the beautiful state of California. We've lined up four #newlawyermixers, at four unique venues, across four exciting cities; choosing which to attend is the hardest part. We'll leave that decision to you! Read more
Student loan debt is an albatross around the neck of many lawyers, often delaying home ownership, marriage, children, and fulfilling careers. But there's no one correct way to approach it. Jessica Medina, former lawyer turned Accredited Financial Counselor, will be walking us through some student loan repayment strategies including those she used to tackle her own mortgage-sized debt and the framework she applies when helping her own clients approach theirs. She’ll also cover how to make the most of all the updates we’ve seen with student loans over the past couple years so you’re ready to tackle whatever comes next. Read more
This webinar will provide new lawyers with an overview of the applicable rules and statutes governing depositions in California and will discuss tactics and techniques for taking a deposition. Whether you listen to this before your first deposition or after your fiftieth deposition, there is sure to be something for everyone. This presentation will also cover differences between taking a deposition in-person compared to a virtual deposition and techniques to effectively navigate those differences. Read more
California Lawyers Association Vice President Betty Williams addressed a reception for new lawyers hosted by the San Joaquin County Bar Association and the Bank of Stockton in March. Read more

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