Monday, August 26
Events This Week
August 26, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The Budding Relationship Between IP Law and Cannabis
August 27, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Legal Ethics Series: How to Successfully Implement the New Rules of Professional Conduct Into Your Practice
August 28, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wellness Wednesday: The New Billable Hour - Billing Yourself First
August 29, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
7th Annual Beer, Spirits, and Wine Law Update
Upcoming Programs
September 4, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
What Do I Do Now? How to Manage Death and Incapacity in Divorce Proceedings and Plan for and Administer Unique Assets
September 5, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Bench Bar Community Outreach - Senior Community Center Lunch
Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center
September 6, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Coffee & Conversation Roundtable
September 7, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunity: Wills for Heroes
September 9, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Therapist & Family Law Series: Parental Alienation: A Complex Family Issue that Requires a Team Approach

All CLEs and meetings will take place at the Bar Center at 401 unless otherwise noted.

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SAVE THE DATE: Come to the ABA 2019 Solo & Small Firm Summit, an engaging and informative conference bringing together attorneys of all levels of practice as well as members of the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.

Nominate a worthy SDCBA member for the Difference Maker awards presented at the Summit.
The award nomination deadline is September 5.

President's Message

Lilys McCoy
This month, the Board of Directors and members of our internal team held our annual mid-year retreat, setting the course for the rest of 2019 as we seek to accomplish our goals of improving the experience for SDCBA members and expanding our service to the greater legal community. Our team is highly energized to make the remainder of this year fantastic for our members and the community at large and to pave the way for an even more exciting 2020.


If you’d like to raise your visibility in the legal community, consider running for Section or New Lawyer Division (NLD) Leadership. Our volunteer leaders play an integral role in the vibrancy and success of our law practice sections and NLD. The nomination period opens September 5. Learn more about the election process here.

Save the Dates! Our 2019 Bench-Bar Luncheon series is starting in a few weeks. Luncheons will take place on September 11, September 18, October 2, and October 16. Space is limited, so if you are interested in attending, please register in advance here.

Also, September is Back to School time, which means it is also Back to Mock Trial time. The San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition Committee is preparing for the 2019-2020 season and needs volunteer Attorney Coaches to help train and guide the students in the basics of trial advocacy. Go to the new Mock Trial website at


Ethics in Brief

Criminal Defense Flat Fees: Navigating the New Rules of Professional Conduct

The new California Rules of Professional Conduct necessitate changes from the customary business arrangement by criminal defense attorneys with their clients.

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Read the 2018 SDCBA Annual Report

The nomination period for Section and NLD Leadership Elections opens Sep. 5. Learn more here.

Invitation to Comment: Disposition of Estate Without Administration: Liability. Comments due Oct. 15.

Please note: Bar Center at 401 will be closed Sep. 2 in Observance of Labor Day.


Legal Community Calendar

SDLSA Presents Membership Drive and Happy Hour Aug. 29

PALSD - Movie screening: And Then They Came For Us Aug. 29

SABA San Diego - A play about the treatment of South Asians post 9/11, called "Raghead" Sep. 11

International Startup and Emerging Companies Forum: Pushing the Boundaries Sep. 12

KABA of San Diego 12th Annual Dinner & Installation of Officers Sep. 12

35th Annual Red Boudreau Trial Lawyer’s Dinner Sep. 14.

SDPA - Volunteer Legal & Community Fair Sep. 14

Don't Miss San Diego County Bar Foundation Evening in La Jolla Sep. 28.

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