May 2020
The SDCBA Bar Center is closed and our staff is working remotely.
Our virtual office maintains normal business hours of 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. All events and meetings have been re-scheduled as webinars. Please read our latest update about these changes here. The SDCBA will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
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Maintaining your professional network is even more crucial now than ever before, making it especially important to up your LinkedIn “game.” Join this webinar to learn the three basic building blocks of LinkedIn and how to immediately improve your firm's LinkedIn presence in a few easy steps. LinkedIn experts Dennis Kennedy and Allison Shields-Johs will show you how in just one hour. Register »

Highlighted Event

Fri, May
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
FREE Webinar

Coping with COVID-19: Small & Solo Practitioners Town Hall

How are your fellow solo and small firm colleagues tackling the challenges of COVID-19? Find out in this interactive virtual town hall. Connect with our panel of practitioners and learn how others are maintaining their practices, filling their pipelines in a down economy, managing client expectations, and more.

See all upcoming SDCBA events »



Message from the Chair
of the New Lawyer Division

By Stephanie A. Sandler
Sandler Law

Hi NLDers, I hope you all are still safe, healthy, and remembered to send your mom flowers and Zoom with her on Mother’s Day. MORE »

COVID-19 and Me: The Impact of the Novel Coronavirus on Employment

By Stephanie A. Sandler
Sandler Law

During these uncertain times, many people have wondered — and asked their attorney friends — how the novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) will impact their jobs. MORE »

COVID-19 Legislation Protecting Renters and Buyers May Be Unconstitutional

By Christopher M. Champine
Duane Morris, LLP 

The COVID-19 pandemic is testing landlord-tenant relationships in California like never before. MORE »
Legal Ethics for New Attorneys

COVID-19 Has Altered the Practice of Law, but Not Your Ethical Obligations

By Eric R. Deitz
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
Although the San Diego Superior Court plans to resume more than emergency services beginning May 26, 2020, the changes wrought by COVID-19 upon the legal profession will reverberate for the foreseeable future. MORE »
Mindful Minute

Managing Your Energy: The Secret to Working Better and Feeling Better

By Marta Manus
Cohelan Khoury & Singer
Your energy determines how you lead yourself and how you show up for all aspects of your life. MORE »
Kevin B. Hambly
Contributing Writers: 
Christopher M. Champine, Eric R. Deitz, Marta Manus, Stephanie A. Sandler