June 2018

Get Your Fingerprint Scanned for a Special Member-Only Price

SDCBA members receive special reduced pricing on fingerprint scanning services at select SDCBA events. The Bar is providing this service in light of the new rules adopted by the California Supreme Court. Learn more and see a list of events where the service will be provided here.


Get Advice on Career Development June 26

Hear from attorneys in a variety of practice areas.

Join in the Fun!

Enjoy a night of trivia with friends and colleagues.

Don't Miss the SDCBA Summer Socials!

Attend the Summer Socials in North County (July 11) or Downtown (July 12).

March with the SDCBA

Join your SDCBA colleagues in marching at the San Diego Pride Parade.

New Attorneys are Invited and Encouraged to Attend:

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Construction Law Update and Year in Review
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Member Meet Up: Outdoors Hike
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Annual Corporate & LLC Update

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Panel Discussion on Professionalism & Career Development
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Appellate Practice Section Meeting

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Don’t Let Regulations Cannibalize your Cannabis Client
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Coffee with Counsel — Landlord & Tenant Law Program

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Military Law Section: Operation Stand Down Volunteer Training

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Trivia Night
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Ethnic Relations & Diversity Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
ADR Breakfast Roundtable
5:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Volunteer Opportunity: Burrito Boyz
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Technology Summer School Series: Outlook Essentials for Legal Professionals
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Stress Management in the Workplace – Ergonomic Chair Assessment & Massage

Letter from the Chair of the Forum

Mike Finstad
Attorney at Law

Thanks to everyone who came out to East County on Monday after work to hike Cowles Mountain with the NLF!

Legal Ethics for New Attorneys

A Quick Look at Attorney Advertising

Patrick Kearns
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

A friend of mine, a California attorney, recently reached out to me regarding a newspaper advertisement he saw in a Southern California newspaper. 

Tips from the Pros

Asking Better Questions: Interviewing the Interviewer

Paula Gluzman
Assistant Director, Employer Outreach & Communications
University of San Diego School of Law

In today’s legal market, most entry-level lawyers switch employers within their first three years of practice, and most will likely change jobs several times during their career.



Building Your Contacts and Referrals with the Lawyer Referral & Information Service

Alex Kannan
Attorney at Law

Starting out on our own can be challenging. Building your contacts, referral sources, and eventual client base will take time. As a solo practitioner, you always have to be willing to adapt to any given situation and be willing to re-brand yourself given the changes in the law, in your firm and in your personal life.  

An End to the Madness? Supreme Court Paves the Way for Legal Sports Betting

Daniel De La Cruz
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

In our March issue, just before March Madness began, I wrote about the current state of sports betting and about a recent challenge to a New Jersey betting law that was currently before the United States Supreme Court.

Meet Adriana Linares, the SDCBA's New Member Technology Officer

We’re proud to introduce Adriana Linares, the SDCBA’s new Member Technology Officer.

10 Tips for Helping and Not Annoying Reporters

Lyle Moran
Los Angeles Daily Journal

Do you want to pitch your case to a reporter? Or has a reporter contacted you regarding a case? Here, Los Angeles Daily Journal reporter Lyle Moran provides ten tips to help — and not annoy — reporters.

Scene At

Nuts & Bolts, Yoga at the Beach 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: Daniel De La Cruz, Mike Finstad, Paula Gluzman, Alex Kannan, Patrick Kearns, Lyle Moran
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