September 2020
COVID-19 Update

The SDCBA Bar Center is closed at this time. We are closely monitoring the situation to determine when we can reopen. Meanwhile, all in-person events and meetings during this time – both at the Bar Center and off-site – have either been re-scheduled as webinars or conference calls, postponed, or canceled. Please read our latest update about these changes here »
CLE Webinar
Annual Business & Corporate Law Securities Update

Join the Business and Corporate Law Section on September 28 at 12:00 p.m. for a discussion on key developments in the area of securities law over the past year, including expansion of the definition of accredited investors, amendments to Regulation S-K and its application to exempt offerings, and more. Register »
Signature Event
Annual Awards Ceremony & Celebration of Community Service

Please join us on September 30 at 12:00 p.m. as we celebrate the 2020 SDCBA Service Award Winners for their incomparable service to our community. We will also announce the winners of this year's Law Week Poster & Video Contest, centered around the theme "Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100." Register »

Highlighted Event

Wed, Oct
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Save the Date

Dialogue on Diversity: Right to Vote! History of Voting Rights, Legal Challenges, and Current Concerns

With a significant election on the horizon in November 2020, the San Diego County Bar Association is bringing together experts to discuss the history of voting rights in this country, as well as current topics and challenges for voting rights, nationwide and in our own state. Registration will open soon!

See all upcoming SDCBA events »



Message from the Chair
of the New Lawyer Division

By Stephanie A. Sandler
Sandler Law

I hope you’re having a wonderful September! I know 2020 hasn’t been the greatest year for a lot of us, but at least pumpkin spice lattes are back! MORE »

Reopening America in the Time of COVID-19

By Emily Hyatt
California Western School of Law
After months of sheltering at home to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus, Americans are reopening non-essential businesses. MORE »

Litigating and Resolving a Case in the Face of a Pandemic

By Ryan Bradway
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
You just delivered a phenomenal closing speech and are convinced there is no way the jurors will find in favor of opposing counsel. What’s next? Jury deliberations of course, however, not the jury deliberations that the legal profession is accustomed to. MORE »

The Civil Cure to COVID-19

By Alison Adelman
Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Evans LLP
With statewide court closures and an economic recession to boot, the rugs were ripped out from underneath case theories and defenses without warning. MORE »
Legal Ethics for New Attorneys

The Ethical Implications of Moonlighting

By Carole J. Buckner
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP
Legal malpractice insurance covering a lawyer’s work as an employee of the law firm will not cover the lawyer’s work outside the firm. MORE »
Kevin B. Hambly
Contributing Writers: 
Alison Adelman, Ryan Bradway,
Carole J. Buckner, Emily Hyatt, Stephanie A. Sandler