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  • 12/31/2019 12:00 PM | Denise Bashline

    John G. Roberts, Jr.

    Chief Justice of the United States

    December 31, 2019 


    Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., has issued his 2019 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary (pdf).


    This is the 15th report Chief Justice Roberts has issued since he was appointed chief justice in 2005.




  • 12/14/2019 6:00 AM | Denise Bashline

    Public Policy Institute of California


    2019 Speaker Series on California's Future

    California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye at the Public Policy Institute of California's year-end luncheon series covers the challenges and opportunities facing the courts.


    Watch on the PPIC's YouTube channel



  • 12/03/2019 5:32 AM | Denise Bashline

    California Lawyers Association

    Monday, December 9th, 2019

    San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, Room 206 & 210
    401 Van Ness Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94102


    Join Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ming W. Chin, and Senator Thomas J. Umberg as the keynote luncheon speakers at the Litigation Section’s Military and Veterans Summit. This conference includes 3 hours of MCLE credit on issues relating to Military and Veterans Personnel plus 1 hour of Elimination of Bias credit.



    https://www.ieventreg.com/event/long.php?event_id=d2ecbc8dd65095e9d2f007cd6214a36e




  • 12/03/2019 5:30 AM | Denise Bashline

    California Lawyers Association

    December 4, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:29 PM (Pacific)


    Several cases over the past few years have determined that improperly prepared environmental due diligence will not serve as a shield to environmental liability.  This program will review the environmental laws’ liability scheme, programs such as the California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act (CLRRA) and Prospective Purchasers Agreements that can help shield purchasers from environmental liabilities, the necessary components of  a properly prepared Phase I and its shortfalls, and also discuss considerations for sellers of contaminated properties.



    https://cla.inreachce.com/Details/Information/ae66e380-8483-4fa2-a55a-4dba4bdeb7c7?_ga=2.39308835.1402149289.1575379637-1096278632.1566233242




  • 12/02/2019 9:30 AM | Denise Bashline

    Law Sites

    December 2, 2019


    "When it rains it pours. Earlier today, I wrote about adoption of the duty of technology competence by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Now comes word of another U.S. state adopting the duty, bringing the total number of states to 38.


    The latest is South Carolina, where on the day before Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court of South Carolina approved a package of amendments to the state’s Rules of Professional Conduct, all based on the 2012 amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which included a duty of technology competence as embodied in ABA Model Rule 1.1, Comment 8."



    https://www.lawsitesblog.com/2019/12/and-now-another-state-adopts-duty-of-tech-competence-bringing-total-to-38.html



  • 11/29/2019 6:00 AM | Denise Bashline

    ABA Journal

    November 27, 2019


    “The vast majority of people in Arizona just can’t afford an attorney, no matter how great of a system we have,” said council member David K. Byers, who spoke on the panel. Byers is the administrative director of Arizona courts and a member of a state task force on legal services delivery. The task force was created by an administrative order from Scott Bales, the state’s former chief justice, who is also a council member.



    http://www.abajournal.com/web/article/what-will-it-mean-for-law-schools-if-states-ease-upl-restrictions/P1




  • 11/26/2019 6:06 AM | Denise Bashline

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    December 4, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


    Foreign nationals often face challenges in California Probate Court proceedings that many local practitioners are not aware of. Some of these challenges, which can be quite onerous, are best addressed prior to the death of a foreign national client, to the extent possible


    Topics
    • Whether a foreign national can serve as a personal representative (including issues with bond)
    • Obtaining original will
    • Obtaining an EIN when personal representative is not a US resident
    • Exclusion from reassessment for transfers between parent and child when decedent does not have a social security number
    • Choice of law when will executed outside of the Untied States and decedent died in a third country
    • Estate tax



    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=G190511/G190511




  • 11/26/2019 6:04 AM | Denise Bashline

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    December 3, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


    Topics
    • What probate orders can be appealed and when to appeal
    • How to ensure the trial court record is the best it can be
    • How to draft strong statements of decision and the rules surrounding probate post-trial motions
    • Ways to best prepare appellate briefing in probate matters



    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=G190515/G190515

  • 11/26/2019 6:02 AM | Denise Bashline

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    December 2, 2019: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


    SESSION I
    Rights and Obligations under California's New Privacy Laws
    California has several new privacy and data security laws, with new consumer rights, new obligations on corporations, and a new private right of action. Panelists will share insights on how the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will be interpreted, administered and enforced when it becomes operative on January 1, 2020, how it compares to current privacy laws, how it could be totally revamped next year through a new ballot initiative, and how businesses with California customers and users are preparing to comply.

    Moderator
    Jim Dempsey, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

    Panelists
    Adam Schwartz, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation's Civil Liberties Team
    Jonathan Tam, Associate, Baker & McKenzie
    Stacey Schesser, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Consumer Law Section's Privacy Unit of the Office of the California Attorney General



    SESSION II
    California Consumer Privacy Act and the Internet of Things
    This session will take a deep dive into how the CCPA could substantially alter the privacy landscape, drawing on two specific, rapidly-evolving contexts: (1) autonomous vehicles, which generate mountains of data and are required by California law to store much of that sensor data for crash analysis purposes; and (2) AI and machine learning, where machine learning models can often "memorize" information from their training datasets. It will examine whether de-identification of data offers an effective means of ensuring CCPA compliance while still allowing innovative data usage.

    Speakers
    Jordan Jaffe, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
    Jacob Snow, Technology & Civil Liberties Attorney ACLU of Northern California



    SESSION III
    Federal and Foreign Legislation, Enforcement, and Litigation
    This panel will feature perspectives from attorneys across diverse industries and legal practices. The discussion will include significant FTC opinions and orders from 2019, proposed federal privacy and cybersecurity legislation, and GDPR compliance.

    Speakers
    Mika Shah, Assistant General Counsel & Legal Director, Mozilla
    Michael Egan, Partner, Baker McKenzie
    Adam J. Zapala, Partner, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP

    Moderator
    Eve-Lynn Rapp, Partner, Edelson PC



    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=R190093/G194501



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