July 2018

Spend a Spectacular Evening with the Forum August 17

Indulge in a night of jazz, dinner and drinks at the Forum's 1920s prohibition-themed signature event. The party starts at 7 p.m. at Luce Loft in East Village and is $60 to attend. Learn more and register at www.sdcba.org/prohibition.


Learn All About Security Clearances Tomorrow

This program for new attorneys will examine how security clearance can impact your client representation.

Meet Up with the Forum and KABA-SD July 26

Head to Fireside in Liberty Station for a fun after-work networking mixer.

Word Essentials for Legal Professionals August 7

Get back to basics at the next Technology Summer School session.

Guided Meditation Sessions at the Bar Center

Learn about and practice mindful meditation on the second Wednesday of every month starting August 8.

Get Real: What You Need to Know About Fake News

Join us for our annual Bench Bar Media program on August 9.

New Attorneys are Invited and Encouraged to Attend:

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Nuts & Bolts: What Lawyers "Need to Know" About Security Clearances
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Appellate Practice Section Meeting

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Medical Tourism Agencies and Facilitators: Legal Pitfalls and Risk Mitigation: A Case Study Analysis

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Intellectual Property and Business & Corporate Law Sections and New Lawyer Forum: Networking Mixer
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Coffee with Counsel - Real Estate Law Program

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Land Use Litigation: Writ of Mandate Practice under CCP § 1085 and CCP § 1094.5

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
New Lawyer Forum and KABA Networking Mixer
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
2018 Elder Law Conference: Hot Topics to Better Your Practice
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Government Law Practice Reception
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Meet Up: Construction Law Section Jobsite Tour
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Annual Securities Update
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Doctors Cross Examination: When to Depose and Effective Techniques
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bench Bar Media Event - Get Real: What You Need to Know About Fake News
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
New Lawyer Forum Signature Event: Prohibition

What’s Happening in the Forum?!

Over the past few months, the New Lawyer Forum has held many fun and innovative events. More importantly, several events are just around the corner that you won’t want to miss.

Legal Ethics for New Attorneys

Ethically Withdrawing from Representation

Carole Buckner
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Properly withdrawing from representation pursuant to applicable rules, ethics opinions and case law can reduce the risk of a legal malpractice claim.

Tips from the Pros

Some Lessons on Flying Solo

Matthew Lab
Director, Access to Law Initiative
California Western School of Law

For most attorneys, the thought of opening a solo practice is exciting, liberating and terrifying at the same time.


Eleven Points for Representing Clients in Trust and Estate Disputes
(From the experience of a three-year associate)

Michael McDonald
Goodwin Brown Gross & Lovelace, LLP

Representing a client in a trust and estate dispute has a lot of similarities to client representation in a more traditional civil dispute. It also has a lot of differences.

4 Tips for Securing Mobile Devices

Adriana Linares
SDCBA Member Technology Officer

Here are some suggestions for making sure devices that store or have access to client (or firm!) data are properly cared for [...]

The Inn Crowd: Why Join an American Inn of Court

Audrey Wood
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

San Diego County is home to six American Inns of Court, and yet many attorneys are unfamiliar with the Inns of Court organization.

Scene At

Dialogue on Diversity, Summer Socials and More!

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 bar@sdcba.org.

Editor-In-Chief: Phillip Simpler
Contributing Writers: Carole Buckner, Matthew Lab, Adriana Linares, Michael McDonald, Audrey Wood
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