July 2016

Are You Financially Prepared to Open Your Own Practice?

If you have ever thought of opening your own law practice, you won't want to miss this special webinar program. On July 26, David Loseke of First Republic Bank will discuss how your personal finances intersect with your professional goals, and will explore the necessity of having a solid financial foundation to get the right start. Hop online at noon to attend this webinar from anywhere with an internet connection. Register here.

Spotlight

Tackling Twitter: Tweeting 101 August 2

Learn twitter basics and how to become a part of the conversation during this lunchtime program.

Don't Miss the Forum Mixer August 18

Network with fellow SDCBA emerging lawyer members at Wine Steals Seaside Grotto.

Spend A Day Exploring the Small/Solo Law Practice

Discuss small/solo law practice issues with nationally recognized experts.

SDCBA Job Board

View the SDCBA's Job Board at www.sdcba.org/jobboard.

New Attorneys are Invited and Encouraged to Attend:

July
25

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tribal Governments: Essential Business Considerations
*Live webcast also available.

July
26
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Getting Your Personal Finances in Order Prior to Opening a Practice [Webinar]
July
27
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Rethinking Juvenile Justice: Adolescent Brain Science and Legal Culpability
*Live webcast also available.
July
28
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Picking the Right Jury
*Live webcast also available.
July
30
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
USS Midway Meet Up
August
2
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Tackling Twitter: Tweeting 101
August
3
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Comics, Creators, and Capital
*Live webcast also available.
August
8
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Ethnic Relations & Diversity Committee Meeting
August
10
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Animal Law Section Meeting
August
11
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Best Practices for Estate Planners: Business Entities, Tax, and Succession Planning
*Live webcast also available.
August
13
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wills for Heroes
August
18
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Forum for Emerging Lawyers Networking Mixer
August
25
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Annual Beer and Wine Law Update
*Live webcast also available.
August
31
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
SDCBA Technical Skills Series: Part Four – Microsoft Word for Attorneys: Rehabilitating Old Pleading Samples and Forms

Letter from the Chair of the Forum

Jason Evans
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP


Dear Colleagues,

Summer is here, and so is the Forum's summer mixer! Join me at Wine Steals in Cardiff on August 18 to cool down over a casual glass of wine.

Legal Ethics for Emerging Attorneys

The New Rules of the Road? Decision Approaching on Revised Rules of Professional Conduct that Will Affect How You Practice Law

Eric Deitz
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

All attorneys practicing in California must be familiar with the Rules of Professional Conduct, which have existed largely unchanged for more than two decades. California stands alone in not having adopted the ABA Model Rules, which apply in all other jurisdictions.

Tips from the Pros

Personal Branding Basics

Randolph Reliford
Assistant Dean for Career Development and Employer Outreach,
Whittier Law School


No matter what area of law you practice, it is important to build a personal brand. But why? It is time consuming, confusing, and takes effort. For many, communicating the fact that they have a brand can seem awkward.

Features

Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities Regarding Victims of Domestic Violence

Ashley Peterson
Attorney at Law


Effective January 1, 2016, the California Legislature amended Civil Code Section 1946.7. This code section effectively enables a tenant to break a lease agreement prematurely, without penalty, if the tenant notifies the landlord in writing that he or she is a victim of an act of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, elder abuse, or abuse of a dependent adult.

Features

Drawing from the Past: Reflections of a Second Career Lawyer

Adam Levine
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP


Have you ever thought of changing career paths? Or perhaps, you are already in your second career, as an attorney. Career transitions should not be taken lightly, but they are doable and can be rewarding.

Scene At

Summer Social 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.

See the Seal? It's Been CIEL Certified!
 

If you see this seal next to an event posted on the SDCBA website, social media or other SDCBA publications, that means the event has been "CIEL Certified." The SDCBA's Council on Integrating Emerging Lawyers identifies these programs as being especially beneficial to newer attorneys and their growing practices. Don't miss the next CIEL Certified CLE taking place July 25: "Tribal Governments: Essential Business Considerations." See details here.

Editor-In-Chief: Michael Olinik
Contributing Writers: Eric Deitz, Jason Evans, Adam Levine, Ashley Peterson, Randolph Reliford
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