August 2016

Legal Community Open House & Law Student Welcome Reception September 14

Want to learn more about SDCBA Sections and Committees? Interested in local specialty bar associations? On September 14, the SDCBA's annual Legal Community Open House & Law Student Welcome Reception is the place to be to meet leaders and members from the SDCBA and San Diego's various legal organizations. Don't miss this event — it starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Bar Center at 401, and it's free. And be sure to give attending law students a warm welcome to our legal community; not too long ago, you were in their shoes! See more details here.


Forum Networking Mixer Tonight!

Mingle with members of the Forum after work at Wine Steals Seaside Grotto.

Mentor At-Risk Students at Crawford High School Academy of Law

Mentor applications for the 2016-2017 school year are due September 2.

Evening in La Jolla September 17

Attend the legal community's signature benefit that helps provide access to justice to underserved in our community.

Spend A Day Exploring the Small/Solo Law Practice

Discuss small/solo law practice issues with nationally recognized experts.

SDCBA Job Board

View the SDCBA's Job Board at

New Attorneys are Invited and Encouraged to Attend:


5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Forum for Emerging Lawyers Networking Mixer

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CASD & SDCBA Blood Drive
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Annual Beer and Wine Law Update
*Live webcast also available.
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Best Tips for Building Your Book of Business

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Civil Litigation Q&A Series for Newer Litigators: Expert Depositions
12 pm. – 1 p.m.
SDCBA Technical Skills Series: Part Four – Microsoft Word for Attorneys: Rehabilitating Old Pleading Samples and Forms

12 pm. – 1 p.m.
Nuts and Bolts: How to Set Up a 501(c)(3)Not-for-Profit
*Live webcast also available.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Negative Online Reviews: Preserving Your Legal Reputation Without Violating Our Ethical Duty

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Animal Law Symposium
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Community Service Committee Meeting

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ethnic Relations & Diversity Committee Meeting
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Legal Community Open House & Law Student Welcome Reception
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Social Security Disability Section Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Law & Medicine, Workers' Compensation, and Labor & Employment Law Networking Mixer
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
San Diego County Bar Foundation Evening in La Jolla

Letter from the Chair of the Forum

Jason Evans
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Dear Colleagues,

From CLEs to after-work networking events and Wetsuits paddle-outs, it's been great to see so many emerging attorneys taking advantage of the plethora of events offered by the SDCBA. Getting "out there" and shaking hands with new and familiar faces is key to building your career.

Legal Ethics for Emerging Attorneys

Parting Need Not be “Such Sweet Sorrow”1
Ethical Considerations When Moving On

Edward McIntyre
Attorney at Law

After a couple of years, you’ve learned all you think your current firm can teach. Or you can’t live another day in the same space with that egotistical, narcissistic partner who dumps a ton of work on you at 5:30 almost every evening and then bolts — not to return until 11 the next morning demanding: “Where is it?!?”


The Mounting Hazards of Pokémon Go

Frederick Schenk
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Crazy, right? People falling off cliffs, getting trapped in caves, chasing around the Holocaust Museum, even getting in car crashes — all for the want of a Pokémon character. While new trainers hunt for Pokémon to evolve them into stronger monsters, new lawyers should watch out for “evolving” legal issues in this new legal world of augmented reality games.

Tips from the Pros

That Time I Didn't Get the Job I Really Wanted

Jocelyn Salvatori
Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development Office
California Western School of Law

Many, many years ago I was on the third round of interviews with an employer.  I wanted the job more than anything — the team looked fun, the mission felt important, and the salary was competitive.


For a Great Interview Remember: GAIN

Stacie Patterson
Attorney at Law

Many people wonder what makes for a good interview. As Director of the San Diego County Bar Association-ACC Diversity Fellowship Program (DFP), I recently had the opportunity to review applications and interview numerous DFP applicants. During the application process, it became pretty clear that some students are stellar when being interviewed.

Scene At

Depositions 201: Effectively Defending Depositions

Have you been "Scene At" the latest events? Check out pics of recent happenings. If you have photos of SDCBA emerging attorney members at recent events, submit them to

See the Seal? It's Been CIEL Certified!

If you see this seal next to an event posted on the SDCBA website, social media or other SDCBA publications, that means the event has been "CIEL Certified." The SDCBA's Council on Integrating Emerging Lawyers identifies these programs as being especially beneficial to newer attorneys and their growing practices. Don't miss the next CIEL Certified CLE taking place August 25: "Annual Beer & Wine Law Update." See details here.

Editor-In-Chief: Michael Olinik
Contributing Writers: Jason Evans, Edward McIntyre, Stacie Patterson, Jocelyn Salvatori, Frederick Schenk
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