California Lawyers Association


A rundown of webinars offered by CLA and the CLA Sections

The End of Life Option Act (EoLOA) became law in California in June 2016.  Although simple on its face, implementation of the law can be complex. Read more
We will look at criteria that is required to perform an Almaraz/Guzman analysis, and whether a failure to satisfy those criteria can be overcome. Various Almaraz/Guzman techniques will be examined, including criteria required for adding versus combining impairment ratings, and rating by analogy. Read more
How do arbitrators think? How can you make then think better of you and your case? Hear two experienced domestic and international arbitrators explain their thought processes, their expectations of counsel and the impressions they form about the case. Read more
DEU Rater Travis Tucker will cover Chapters 9 and 16 of the AMA Guides. Chapter 9 will cover impairments of the hematopoietic system including HIV, thrombotic disorders, anemia, and blood cell disease. Read more
This webinar will provide tips to help young attorneys identify red flags during an EDD or IRS tax audit that could indicate that the case is turning criminal. It will also provide guidance and practice tips in dealing with potential criminal exposure and how to better represent clients in those situations. Read more
Our speakers will discuss the appellate process for trusts and estates litigation matters. Considering the standard of review, avoiding waiver, and preserving or avoiding the record through the use of the statement of decision and the use or avoidance of court reporters are issues for practitioners to consider while still at the trial level. Read more
This discussion will cover Chapters 10, 14 and 15 of the AMA Guides. Chapter 10 will focus primarily on diabetes mellitus while Chapter 14 will cover the Mental and Behavioral Disorders and the criteria for rating psychiatric disorders using the GAF scale. This presentation will address why there are two methods provided in Chapter 15 for rating spinal injuries, when to choose one or the other, and how each method operates. Read more
Join these experienced ethics lawyers and litigators while they discuss ethical challenges IP lawyers commonly face. These include: representing multiple parties; in-house counsel conflicts; avoiding legal malpractice; the unauthorized practice of law; and dealing with unrepresented parties. Read more
Alma Soongi Beck of Lakin Spears LLP will provide an overview of estate planning for LGBTQ People and unmarried couples, and its evolution over her 18+ years of practice in this area. The discussion will cover the evolving landscape of local, county, and state domestic partnership registration and recognition, property tax issues for people not married and not state-registered domestic partners, considerations for health care directives, and a practitioner’s perspective of planning in this area four years beyond the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. Read more
Join us for this webinar in which the presenter will explain the nuts and bolts of premarital agreements and touch on all aspects of the agreement, including relevant issues including case and client management, etc. Read more

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