September 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


Nuts & Bolts: Path to Citizenship

Learn about the various family and employment based options for becoming a lawful permanent resident (LPR) in the United States.

Law + Tech: Webinar - How to Develop
(or Oversee) an Ethical & Professional On-Line Advertising Campaign Sep. 25

How to attract new clients and increase revenue with online advertising.

When Mentee Met Mentor: Labor and Employment Networking Mixer Oct. 4

Join the Labor and Employment Law Section for a networking event quite unlike any other!

Volunteer: San Diego High School Mock Trial Competition

We’re looking for volunteers to coach teams in the annual San Diego High School Mock Trial Competition.

New Attorneys are Invited and Encouraged to Attend:

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Nuts & Bolts: Path to Citizenship
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Law + Tech: Webinar - How to Develop (or Oversee) an Ethical & Professional On-Line Advertising Campaign
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Opioid Addiction and the Impact on Professional Licenses
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Coffee with Counsel - Family Law Program

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
North County Bench-Bar Luncheon

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Juvenile Law Bench-Bar Luncheon
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Animal Law Update
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Digital Innovations in Sports Programming
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Law + Tech: Essential PDF Skills for Lawyers
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Effective Discovery in Construction Cases
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Effective Advocacy in Probate & Trust Mediation

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
When Mentee Met Mentor: Labor and Employment Networking Mixer
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Law Related Organizations Luncheon

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Law +Tech: Webinar - Jury Selection Apps

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Mindful Meditation Series

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Business Law and Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law: Networking Mixer

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Family and Probate Bench-Bar Luncheon


Legal Ethics for New Attorneys

The New Rules of Professional Conduct: What Lawyers Need to Know about New Rule 1.1 [Competence] and Rule 1.3 [Diligence]

Alara Chilton
Attorney at Law

With the November 1, 2018 effective date for California’s new Rules of Professional Conduct fast approaching, you may be wondering how new Rule 1.1 [Competence] and new Rule 1.3 [Diligence] will affect your practice. How do these rules differ from one another and what do they require of practitioners? Here is a brief look at what attorneys need to know about these two new rules.

Tips from the Pros

Following Up on Your First Year

Marti Worms
Assistant Director, Alumni Advising and Employment Reporting
University of San Diego School of Law

Now that Fall has arrived, many of you who graduated from law school last year are approaching one-year of practice or maybe more, depending on whether you had a post-bar position lined up after graduation. Whether you are a brand new attorney or a young lawyer with two or three years in practice, consider delving into the following four areas for a do-it-yourself career assessment.



A Daily Morning Routine Will Start Your Day Right

Monty McIntyre
ADR Services, Inc.

There is no right or wrong way to set your morning routine. The key is to set it and stick to it. If you do you will be amazed by the benefits you get from it. Attorney Monty McIntyre outlines his morning routine and discusses its benefits.


Getting Involved as a New Lawyer

Lilys D. McCoy
Director of the Center for Solo Practitioners & Solo Practice Concentration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Many new lawyers ask me, “What is the best way to get experience, mentorship, and training?” I always respond, “Get out there and get involved!” There are two opportunities that provide wonderful experience and training to young lawyers that I would like to focus on here.

Scene At

Real Property Conference 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

Editor-In-Chief: Phillip Simpler
Contributing Writers: Alara Chilton, Lilys D. McCoy, Monty McIntyre, Marti Worms
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