April 2020
The SDCBA Bar Center is closed and our staff is working remotely.
Our virtual office maintains normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. All in-person events and meetings have either been re-scheduled as webinars or conference calls, postponed, or canceled. Please read our latest update about these changes here »
Virtual Member Meet-Up: Dogs, Cats, Wine, Oh My!
Since happy hour has gone to the dogs (and cats), join fellow New Lawyer Division (NLD) members at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, April 17, for an informal and fun virtual happy hour with your beloved pet. All members are welcome to attend, even if you don't have a pet to show off. Register »

Highlighted Event

April - June
M - F
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Free Wellness Benefit / Zoom Meeting

Morning Yoga

Join certified yoga instructors, Turtle Julian and Tiffiney Childress, for morning yoga. These  virtual sessions, conducted via Zoom video, are designed to help us manage stress and regulate our nervous systems – essential self-care in times like these.

See all upcoming SDCBA events »



Message from the Chair
of the New Lawyer Division

By Stephanie Sandler
Hogue & Belong

As California continues to shelter in place, I hope that you are finding outlets to stay connected with friends and loved ones, like Zoom and FaceTime, even though you cannot physically connect. MORE »

County and City Eviction Moratoriums
in Light of COVID-19

By Ashley Peterson
Law Office of Ashley M. Peterson

Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-28-20, effectively putting the burden on individual cities to enact their own emergency ordinances to temporarily restrict evictions. MORE »

Appellate Corner: Avoiding the
Malpractice Trap of Appellate Deadlines
During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By John T. Sylvester
Law Offices of David C. Beavans, APC

As this year’s unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, civil trial attorneys are understandably preoccupied with keeping their practice afloat and their client’s cases on track. MORE »

Mediation During Separation:
Embracing the Virtual Session

By Kristin Rizzo
Rizzo Resolution
The fact that we are physically separated and unable to meet in person at the present time does not prevent us from resolving matters through mediation. MORE »
Legal Ethics for New Attorneys

Collecting Your Referral Fee

By Carole J. Buckner
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP
Acknowledgement does not equal consent. The agreement between lawyers to divide fees must be memorialized in a written agreement. MORE »
Kevin B. Hambly
Contributing Writers: 
Carole J. Buckner, Ashley Peterson,
Kristin Rizzo, Stephanie Sandler, John T. Sylvester