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October 2018

Spend a Spectacular Evening with the Forum November 9

Indulge in a night of jazz, dinner and drinks at the Forum's 1920s prohibition-themed signature event. The party starts at 7 p.m. at Luce Loft in East Village. Learn more and register at www.sdcba.org/prohibition.


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Spotlight

Nuts & Bolts: Estate Planning for the Elderly Client
Learn about unique circumstances presented when estate planning for an elderly client.

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Upcoming Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct, An Appellate Perspective

How the updated Rules of Professional Conduct, which become effective November 1, 2018, will impact appellate practice.

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Tech Tuesday Webinar: Vendor Spotlight - An “Ask Me Anything” Session with Ruby Receptionist

Learn how Ruby Receptionist can help you with reach new and current clients.

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Nuts & Bolts: CEQA/NEPA Basics

Basic overview & prospective from the Bench on common issues, guidelines, recent amendments and more.

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Save the Date: Stepping Up to the Bar

Join us for our biggest and all-inclusive event of the year.

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New Attorneys are Invited and Encouraged to Attend:

October
18
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Member Meet Up: Downtown at Sundown
October
19
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Making the Right Moves: Professional Development for Military Spouse Attorneys

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Nuts & Bolts: Estate Planning for the Elderly Client
October
22
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Upcoming Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct, An Appellate Perspective
October
23
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Tech Tuesday Webinar: Vendor Spotlight - An “Ask Me Anything” Session with Ruby Receptionist
October
25
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee with Counsel - Consumer Fraud Program


2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
When Contracts Go Wrong: Drafting to Decision
October
30
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Tech Tuesday Webinar: Securing Your Mobile Devices
November
1
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Environmental/Land Use Law: Networking Mixer
November
2
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
ADR Breakfast Roundtable

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Nuts & Bolts: CEQA/NEPA Basics
November
5
11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
New Lawyer Forum Serving Seniors

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Military Law Roundtable: The Impact of Civilian Legal Issues on Active Duty Military

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
How Essential Are Standard-Essential Patents? (1.0 General Participatory Credit)
November
6
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Tech Tuesday: 5 Trends and Opportunities in Tech for Solo and Small Firm Attorneys + An #AMA with Dan Lear
November
7
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
International Law: Networking Mixer
November
9
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
"Sidebar" - A Prohibition Themed/ Speakeasy Party

 
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Legal Ethics for New Attorneys

Recent Decision Highlights the Consequences of an Attorney's Intentional Concealment of Material Information From Client

Andrew A. Servais
Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie, LLP


As an internationally ranked high school swimmer, Dagny Knutson received multiple five-year scholarships to several universities which did not include performance markers. In her senior year, she committed to Auburn University because one of its coaches was considered an expert in the individual medley, Knutson’s preferred event.

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Features

BarBucks Were Designed with New Lawyers in Mind

Ellen Miller-Sharp
SDCBA Executive Director & CEO


We all love Groupons. I regularly scout Groupon for deals - especially restaurants, spas and Pilates studios. And because we all love a deal, the SDCBA wanted to see if we could create something like it. Our version is called “BarBucks” and it’s a deal you can’t miss. For just $50, we will give you $150 of BarBucks to use on most SDCBA CLEs and events.

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Policy Limit Demands vs. Mediation Confidentiality
Part 1

Richard A. Huver
Huver Mediation/West Coast Resolution Group


Is the lid off the policy? That question has undoubtedly been asked by plaintiff and defense lawyers alike. Whether an insurance company has a duty to accept a policy limits demand is generally an individualized question dependent on many factors, including the timing of the demand, the information available on both liability and damages, and the likelihood of a verdict in excess of the policy limits. Evaluating how these factors apply to a demand made during the claim process or litigation is one thing. But what happens if the policy limits demand is made incident to or during a mediation?

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California Governor Jerry Brown Signs #MeToo Bill Package Affecting Employers

Desi Kalcheva and Mary Allain
Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP


On September 30, 2018, Governor Brown acted on the last of over 1,200 bills that the Legislature passed this year, including a slate of #MeToo inspired laws. The bill package favors employees in harassment litigation and settlements, expands anti-harassment training requirements, and protects employers from defamation. This update covers the most significant aspects of the new laws.

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My Experience in the SDCBA Diversity Fellowship Program

Matthew Mushamel
University of San Diego School of Law


Hear from 2018 Diversity Fellowship participant on his experience with DFP this summer.

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Four Great Legal Billing Habits And Three You Should Avoid

Billing is the lifeblood of every law firm. It may be mundane, but proper billing can mean the difference between happy clients who send you referrals, and unhappy clients who outright refuse to pay. So what can you do to keep your billing consistent, and to avoid habits that hurt your income? We’ve shared our tried and true tips for getting your billing done right, as well as some bad billing habits you should be putting to bed as soon as possible.

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Scene At

When Mentee Met Mentor: Labor and Employment Networking Mixer 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.

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Editor-In-Chief: Phillip Simpler
Contributing Writers: Mary Allain, Richard A. Huver, Desi Kalcheva, Matthew Mushamel,
Andrew A. Servais, Ellen Miller-Sharp
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