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November 2018

Register Now for the Biggest Member Event of the Year

Ring in the holidays and welcome the SDCBA's newest board members at Stepping Up to the Bar on Thursday, December 6. The celebration will take place at the New Children’s Museum from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This signature event is complimentary for all SDCBA members. Register here.


Spotlight

How to Start, Operate and Build a Successful Law Practice

Join us for a discussion on the pros and cons of staring and operating your own firm.

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SDCBA & SDFLBA Family Law Mixer with the Bench

Head to the Bar for a fun after-work networking mixer with our local Family Law Bench and members of the SDCBA Family Law Section.

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Tech Tuesday: Recognizing and Addressing Common Security Threats in Your Law Firm

How to use technology to reduce risk and create a defense, plus much more.

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New Attorneys are Invited and Encouraged to Attend:

November
16
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Annual Judicial Probate Officers Update
November
20
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Tech Tuesday Webinar - Hello, My Name is Edna: I’m a Small Case with a Small Budget
November
26
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
How to Start, Operate and Build a Successful Law Practice
November
27
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Tech Tuesday Webinar: Vendor Spotlight - An “Ask Me Anything” Session with Clio
November
28
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
SDCBA & SDFLBA Family Law Mixer with the Bench
November
29
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Bar History Presents: Bar Legends Video Release Mixer
December
3
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Committee for Diversity and Inclusion Meeting
December
4
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Tech Tuesday: Recognizing and Addressing Common Security Threats in Your Law Firm
December
6
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Coffee with Counsel - Criminal Law


12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Bench Bar Community Outreach - Senior Community Center Lunch

5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Stepping Up to the Bar
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Legal Ethics for New Attorneys

The New Conflict of Interest Rule—It Touches Each New Client; Each New Matter

By Edward McIntyre
Attorney at Law


On November 1, 2018, new and revised Rules of Professional Conduct become effective for all California lawyers. One, rule 1.7—that each of us will have to address, perhaps every day—is a complete revision of the current conflict of interest rule, rule 3-310.

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Features

New Rules of Professional Conduct Take Effect November 1, 2018: The Changes You Need to Know About

By Phillip Simpler
Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP


In May of this year, the California Supreme Court approved changes to California’s Rules of Professional Conduct for the first time in 29 years.  The Court approved 27 amended rules without changes, and approved 42 more with modifications.  The changes, which take effect on November 1, 2018, are meant to closer align California’s rules with legal standards across the country.  Furthermore, the rules committee clarified that the rules are meant as minimum standards, violation of which subjects the offending attorney to discipline from the State Bar.  

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Transitioning to Litigation as a Transactional Attorney:
It’s Not (That) Bad

By Lauren Hanley-Brady
Global Legal Law Firm, LLP


As the title would suggest, this article is about my experiences in switching from transactional law to litigation. First, a little background: I’m an introvert, I majored in film production specifically because I didn’t want to be in front of the camera, and in law school I did everything in my power to avoid litigation-related courses and events. All my law electives encompassed contract drafting, licensing, and the necessities for brand management. I never wanted to do litigation.

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Want to Skip the Line? Then Section 709!

By Tyler McQuillan
Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara


The thought of defending a lawsuit in court that was filed but one week prior likely sounds unsavory to most attorneys, or at the very least to most corporate clients. Conversely, an expedient hearing date probably sounds great to an aggrieved shareholder who thinks they or their directorship picks got shorthanded. California provides for this very possibility through Corporations Code section 709. 

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Credit Card Mythbusting: 4 Reasons Law Firms Still Resist Online Payments

Believe it or not, some lawyers and other professionals are still hesitant to jump on the online payment bandwagon. In this article, we’ll dispel four common misconceptions about accepting online payments for legal services.

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CBD Oil – Is It Legal?

By Daniel De La Cruz
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP


Over the last few years, cannabidiol (CBD) oil has surfaced as a hot new product with numerous alleged health benefits. CBD oil is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants. It does not produce intoxication; marijuana’s “high” is caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), a chemical not found in CBD oil.

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Scene At

Civil and Criminal Law Bench-Bar Luncheon and
An Evening in La Jolla

 

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.

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Editor-In-Chief: Phillip Simpler
Contributing Writers: Daniel De La Cruz, Edward McIntyre, Lauren Hanley-Brady, Tyler McQuillan, Phillip Simpler
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