March 2018

Fintech: Financial Services + Technology

Learn about how financial services and technology intersect, and how the emergence of “FinTech” will impact you and your clients. You won’t want to miss this intensive later afternoon/early evening seminar. Register here.


Learn Basics of ADR Tomorrow

Don't miss this program covering the nuts and bolts of building an ADR practice.

Bench-Bar Reception March 20

Register now for this signature event exclusively for SDCBA members and San Diego judiciary.

Help San Diego Voters Make Informed Decisions

The SDCBA's Judicial Election Evaluation Committee is seeking insights on judicial candidates.

Get Involved! Join a New Lawyer Forum Subcommittee

This year, the New Lawyer Forum (NLF) will operate five subcommittees to help us accomplish our goals.

New Attorneys are Invited and Encouraged to Attend:

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Nuts & Bolts: ADR Fundamentals - Building an ADR Practice
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Annual Bench-Bar Reception
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Family Law Bench-Bar Networking Mixer
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Appellate Practice Section Meeting

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Attorney’s Fees in Chapter 13 Cases - Best Practices
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Real Property Law Update

4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Ongoing Evolution of FinTech: Technology Related to Financial Services for Consumers and Businesses

5:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.
SDCBA Book Club - The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Ethnic Relations & Diversity Committee Meeting
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Military Law Section Networking Mixer
Save the Date
2018 Law Week Poster & Video Contest Judging

Legal Ethics for New Attorneys

Demand Letters: Where Do You Draw the Line?

David Carr
Attorney at Law

There is probably no bad time to discuss the ethics of extortionate demand letters, but this time may be better than most.


5 Tips for Making a Great First Impression in Under 30 Seconds

Rana Aryan
Assistant Director, Advising and Programs
University of San Diego School of Law

Have you ever felt that people are too quick to pass judgment on you? That’s because people are ... and in a matter of seconds!

Starting In-House: Pros and Cons

Denise Davila
Strata Equity Group, Inc

What fascinates me the most about being a lawyer is the versatility aspect of the career. As a lawyer you can do more than just work at a law firm.

California Case of the Month: Court of Appeals Swipes Left on Tinder’s Discriminatory Pricing Model

Phillip Simpler
Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP

Whether you use Tinder or not, I’m sure most reading this article would be surprised to learn that there is an option to pay a monthly fee to access premium features, such as unlimited likes, five "super likes" per day, and to rewind your last swipe.

Marching Through the Madness – Legal Issues Surrounding Your Bracket Pool

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

Most people understand that betting on sporting events is illegal in California. However, these same people tend to gloss over this fact when March rolls around.

Judge Rules GrubHub Driver Properly Classified as Independent Contractor

Patrick Klingborg
Lincoln, Gustafson & Cercos, LLP

After a bench trial, Magistrate Judge Corley of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled the Plaintiff in the Lawson v. GrubHub, Inc. et al. case (Case No.: 15-cv-05128-JSC) was properly classified as an independent contractor.

Editor-In-Chief: Phillip Simpler
Associate Editors: Daniel De La Cruz, Patrick Klingborg, Michael McDonald, Tyler McQuillan
Contributing Writers: Rana Aryan, David Carr, Denise Davila, Daniel De La Cruz, Patrick Klingborg, Phillip Simpler
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