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  • 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



  • 11/26/2019 6:00 AM | Denise Bashline

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    November 29, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


    Topics
    • An examination of Congress' investigative powers, including on the topics below
    • "Techlash": data privacy, antitrust, the Internet of Things, "fake news," platform liability
    • Drug pricing
    • Theft of trade secrets / economic espionage with a focus on China
    • Environmental protection and climate change
    • Use of executive authority by the White House and the Administration



    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=R190092/G191502



  • 11/20/2019 5:57 AM | Denise Bashline

    Bloomberg Law

    November 19, 2019


    A California task force aiming to broaden access to legal services now has a few more months to make its final recommendations, as debate continues about whether nonlaywers should be allowed to assist consumers with legal matters.


    The changes would broaden the range of those who can provide legal services in the state, to potentially include tech companies and the Big Four accountancies, which some in the industry see as threat.



    https://biglawbusiness.com/california-legal-access-recommendations-delayed-until-march?utm_campaign=BLB_NWSLTR_BLB%20Daily_112019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua





  • 11/20/2019 5:55 AM | Denise Bashline

    SLS Blogs

    November 18, 2019


    On October 31, the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession marked its ten-year anniversary by convening a two-day conference on legal services regulation and access to justice, which included the president of the American Bar Association, a judge from Utah’s Supreme Court, and other experts. In the Q&A that follows, the center’s director, Deborah Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, discusses economic disparity in legal services delivery in the United States, barriers to change, and reforms necessary to improve the situation.



    https://law.stanford.edu/2019/11/18/314315/




  • 11/19/2019 6:02 PM | Denise Bashline

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    November 22, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:10 pm


    Topics
    • Tips for presenting Oral Arguments during Law & Motion
    • Best Practices for Ex Parte Applications
    • Enforcing Settlement Agreements/Stipulations for Entry of Judgment
    • Avoidable Procedural Mistakes



    https://basf.inreachce.com/Details/Information/84A254EB-312C-4C0B-9CEB-590747BC53F0




  • 11/19/2019 6:00 PM | Denise Bashline

    Bar Association of San Francisco

    November 20, 2019: 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm


    Topics
    • Recent legislative proposals: a fix in search of a problem?
    • Is the personal benefit requirement any clearer after Salman?
    • How gray is gray: materiality and the art of information.
    • Duty, what duty? Is the breach of duty requirement obsolete?
    • 10b5-1 plans: safe harbor or side door?



    https://basf.inreachce.com/Details/Information/b61430a7-044d-47d6-a179-a39ed7ff4d96




  • 11/18/2019 6:04 AM | Denise Bashline

    Sonoma County Bar Association

    Thursday, November 21, 2019


    Fire victims who hired builders to rebuild their homes are not subject to the Right to Repair Act. Instead, their claims are based upon the common law, and require lawyers to be well-versed in contract, tort, and insurance law, as well as how a specific defect caused damage (which bears on insurance coverage and statute of limitations issues).


    Join David Berry for a one-hour presentation on important technical aspects of construction defect law.



    https://www.sonomacountybar.org/controller.cfm?view=public.event_detail&cid=4B5B7943-5056-A62A-669CF4F216EDD07C



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