March 2016
Designed Just for You: The Bar Center at 401 Member Lounge

The SDCBA’s Bar Center at 401 is your "office away from your office.” Whether you would like to use the shared workspace area, hang out with fellow members in our member lounge, or meet with clients downtown, the Bar Center is a valuable part of your membership. You can also stop by during business hours to just grab a coffee or a snack and see who else is at the Bar. More info on the Bar Center at 401 can be found here.


Improve Your "Like"-ability

Learn creative social media marketing tips on March 24.

Mixer with the Forum March 31

Hang out with colleagues after work at Basic in East Village.

Help San Diego Voters Make Informed Decisions

Help the SDCBA's Judicial Election Evaluation Committee provide information about judicial candidates to the public.

Save the Date: SDCBA Annual Awards Luncheon May 6

Congratulate the 2016 Service Award recipients and celebrate community service at this year's luncheon.

New Attorneys are Invited and Encouraged to Attend:

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Good, Bad and the Ugly: What Will Become of California’s Mediation Confidentiality?
*Live webcast also available.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Improve Your “Like”-ability: Using Social Media to Market Your Firm

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online
*Available online only.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
CEQA Update
*Live webcast also available.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Business & Corporate, Civil Litigation, and Insurance Law Sections Networking Mixer

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Forum for Emerging Lawyers Networking Mixer
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Ethnic Relations & Diversity Committee Meeting
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Depositions 101: Preparing For & Taking Successful Depositions
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Real Property Law Update
*Live webcast also available.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
TED Talks & Brew at the Bar Center

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
SDCBA Book Club: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Ethnic Relations & Diversity Committee Spring Mixer
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Top Ways to Improve Your Online Presence and Profitability
12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Premises Liability and Pets

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Basic Social Security Eligibility for Disability Insurance and SSI Benefits
*Live webcast also available.
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Stress Reduction Techniques
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Networking Mixer and Padres Game
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunity: 14th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Save the Date: Annual Awards Luncheon & Celebration of Community Service

Letter from the Chair of the Forum

Jason Evans
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to invite you to the Forum’s first mixer of the year on March 31 at Basic!

Legal Ethics for Emerging Attorneys

Rules of Professional Conduct Redux

David Cameron Carr
Law Office of David Cameron Carr PLC

A special commission of the State Bar of California is engaged in re-writing our Rules of Professional Conduct. These are the Rules that, along with the statutes in the State Bar Act, provide the fundamental “rules of the road” for California lawyers. 

Tips from the Pros

Mind, Soul, and Body

Jeff Chinn
Director of Career Services, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

The month of March is a good time to stop and take a breather. The flurry of winter activities is slowing — attending receptions and dinners, counting billable hours for the year, finishing MCLE requirements, winter vacations, New Year’s Resolutions, a pause in El Niño. Yet, we all tell each other that we are too busy to [fill in the blank].

Inter Alia

No Assignment, Sublease … or Airbnb?

Ashley Peterson
Attorney at Law

Airbnb is an Internet hosting platform utilized by people worldwide to list their residential property or room to short term guests in exchange for payment. What many property landlords do not know is that Airbnb does not restrict the use of the site to title owners.


Disability Accommodations in the Legal Profession and Courts of San Diego County

Jocelyn Neudauer
Attorney at Law

Lawyers and clients with disabilities face unique challenges that prevent individuals from participating equally in legal proceedings. These challenges can be addressed through disability accommodations.

Scene At

Annual Judicial Reception and More!

Have you been "Scene At" the latest events? Check out pics of recent happenings.

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 March 21: "Good, Bad and the Ugly: What Will Become of California’s Mediation Confidentiality?" See details here.

Editor-In-Chief: Michael Olinik
Contributing Writers: David Cameron Carr, Jeff Chinn, Jason Evans, Jocelyn Neudauer, Ashley Peterson
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