September 2016

Learn Tips & Skills for a Successful Small/Solo Practice October 6

If you belong to a small/solo firm or are thinking of hanging your shingle, be sure to attend Small/Solo Law Practice Day on October 6. Throughout the day, nationally recognized experts will teach attendees tips and skills to help fine-tune your roles as business owner, marketer, HR manager and (of course) lawyer. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to discover how to develop and maintain a successful small/solo practice. Learn more and register here.

Spotlight

Need a Professional Headshot?

Get your professional headshot taken October 3-7 and October 11-13. Appointments necessary.

Get a Grip on Student Loans Next Wednesday

Discuss student loan repayment and forgiveness with expert Heather Jarvis.

Welcome the Supreme Court to San Diego September 27

Help welcome the CA Supreme Court to San Diego and celebrate the launch of the Student Civics Engagement Academy.

Get to Know the SDCBA Board Candidates

Learn about the 2017 candidates before voting opens online October 14.

New Attorneys are Invited and Encouraged to Attend:

September
17
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunity: Coastal Clean Up Day 2016

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
San Diego County Bar Foundation Evening in La Jolla
September
21
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Animal Law Section Meeting

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Stress-Free Student Loan Strategies
*Live webcast also available.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
SDCBA and SDAR: Attorney & Realtor Networking Mixer
September
22
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
SDCBA Book Club: The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson


5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Estate Planning, Business & Corporate, and Taxation Mixer
September
27
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
NCAA Compliance for Lawyers- Legal Skills, Hot Topics, and Career Tips

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Civil Litigation Q&A Series for Newer Litigators: Expert Depositions
September
29
12 pm. – 1:30 p.m.
Supreme Court Luncheon Reception
October
3-7
By Appointment
SDCBA Member Portrait Sittings
October
3
5:30 pm. – 7:30 p.m.
Ethnic Relations & Diversity Committee Meeting
October
6
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Small/Solo Law Practice Day
*Live webcast also available.

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ethnic Relations & Diversity Committee Meeting
October
11-13
By Appointment
SDCBA Member Portrait Sittings
October
11
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Court Practice Series - Decoding Your Local Court - Administrative Proceedings for Employment Law
*Live webcast also available.
October
17
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Nightmares on Cyber Street: Recent Developments in Data Privacy Litigation and Cyber Insurance Coverage
*Live webcast also available.
October
19
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Animal Law Section Meeting
October
20
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Save the Date: Bench Bar Luncheon for Criminal Law Practitioners and Judges

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Social Security Disability Section Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Dirt Law Networking Mixer
October
24
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Working with Mindfulness: Managing Stress in High-Conflict and Challenging Environments

Letter from the Chair of the Forum

Jason Evans
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP


Dear Colleagues,

It was awesome seeing so many of you at last night’s Legal Community Open House & Law Student Welcome Reception – be sure to check out this month’s Scene At to see a few pictures (and share any you might have taken by emailing bar@sdcba.org).

Legal Ethics for Emerging Attorneys

¿Hablas español? – Ethical Considerations in Advertising to and Drafting Fee Agreements Negotiated with Non-English Speaking Clients

Richard Hendlin
Attorney at Law


According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, as of July 2015, California had a population of approximately 39,145,000 people, of which approximately 43.8 percent aged five and above either “sometimes” or “always” spoke a language other than English at home.

Features

13 Steps to Start Your Solo Practice

Christine McCoy
Phillips and Pelly


Although I’m happy with my law firm now, I loved my time as a solo practitioner. In the seven years I was a solo, I received a lot of questions about my practice from attorneys who toyed with the idea of going solo, such as “how do you stay focused?” (I stayed away from social media); and “do you just go to the beach every day?” (only some days) ...

Features

Tools in a New Lawyer’s Research Toolbox

Isabel Eustaquio
Associate Director of Career Services, Thomas Jefferson School of Law


With so many resources available to you, it can be difficult to settle on just one or two to help you with specific research tasks. And as a new lawyer one of the many things you will need to consider is cost, which includes research costs. 

Scene At

Forum 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.

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 September 21: "Stress-Free Student Loan Strategies." See details here.

Editor-In-Chief: Michael Olinik
Contributing Writers: Isabel Eustaquio, Jason Evans, Richard Hendlin, Christine McCoy
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