November 2019


Stepping Up to the Bar
Join us at The Guild Hotel on Dec. 5 to  install our new Board of Directors, hear from our 2020 President, Johanna Schiavoni, and celebrate with our legal community.  MORE »
New Lawyer Division December Meet-Up: Ugly Holiday Sweater Party
Join us as we celebrate the holiday season in our ugliest sweaters MORE »

You're invited

Thu, November
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Monthly Meet-Up

New Lawyer Division: Friendsgiving

Join NLD for a pre-Thanksgiving potluck! Bring your best appetizer to share with the group. Beer and wine will be provided.

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Message from the Chair of the New Lawyer Division

By Mellania Safarian, Clark Hill PLC
As the year comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on all the amazing things the New Lawyer Division has accomplished this year.  MORE»

Tips from the Bench: Judge Ronald F. Frazier

By Michaela "Myca" D. Jester, Associate, Tyson & Mendes
Judge Frazier offers practical advice for new lawyers: determine which area of law you like the best, gain as much exposure as you can, network, and be open to broadening your horizons.  MORE»

The Controversial Passage of Assembly Bill 5

By Karyn Moore, Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP
Earlier this year, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5. This new law codifies the “ABC” test as a new means of determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor.  MORE»

Tips From the Bench: Judge Timothy B. Taylor

By Kevin B. Hambly, Esq.
Judge Taylor believes that attorneys should always be fair to each other, and young attorneys should learn that nobody benefits from taking advantage of each other.  MORE»

Legal Ethics for New Attorneys

Representing a Client Adverse to a Lawyer's Own Former Employer

By Mark M. Imada and Andrew Servais, Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie, LLP
A potential client comes to a lawyer with a case against his or her former employer. The catch: the lawyer worked for the same company before passing the bar.  MORE»


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Holidays Around the World

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Kevin B. Hambly
Contributing Writers: 
Kevin B. Hambly, Mark M. Imada, Michaela Jester,
Karyn Moore, Mellania E. Safarian, Andrew Servais