California Lawyers Association

Public Law

Updates and events from the Public Law Section

This course will navigate you through a successful receivership process and discuss the pros and cons of receiverships. Read more
Discussion will include such issues as invoking the critical incident protocol; issuing press releases and responding to media inquiries; dealing with elected officials; preparing for community protests and other actions; investigations by the District Attorney and the importance of coordination amongst involved agencies. Read more
This panel will begin with a brief overview of attorney-client privilege and attorney work product issues under the Public Records Act. Read more
This panel will discuss various body-worn camera policies and their impacts on preparing officers for depositions and testimony. This will include handling conflicts between reports and video recordings and techniques to effectively prepare officers for depositions and other related testimony. Participants will learn strategies for officer preparation, confidence building, and anticipated cross-examination, keys to a successful defense. Read more
In 2018 California made wide-sweeping changes to laws that govern police agency records – both personnel records and body camera footage. In this session, attorneys will unpack these changes and look at what impact the new laws have had on law enforcement agencies. Read more
Understanding procedural nuances and providing effective administrative advocacy can mean the difference in prevailing in administrative law cases. This program will provide insight on critical procedural and practice tips to avoid common and costly mistakes during the adjudicative hearing process. Read more
Article III, section 1 of the Constitution states, “[t]he judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.”[2] This imperative provision of the Constitution establishes the judiciary branch and maintains the balance of powers within the federal government. Read more
John E. Brown, partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP, has been named the 2019 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year by the California Lawyers Association’s Public Law Section. Read more
Join our panelists to find out what it's like to work in public service and gain insight into how to get a job in the public sector. Read more
The CLA Public Law Section’s Executive Committee is hosting a complimentary lunch discussion in Los Angeles for any law students or new lawyers to explore careers in public service. The panelists will discuss their careers dedicated to public service and the qualities they look for when hiring. Read more

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